Last Updated: May 6, 2019
1. What Information Do We Collect From You?
Information You Provide
When you use the Site or otherwise interact with us, you may choose to provide certain information directly to us. For example, we may collect information if you fill out a form, make a donation, send us an email, sign up for an event, sign up to receive updates or SMS alerts, request information, sign a petition, sign up as a volunteer, or otherwise communicate with us through the Site, including the following information:
• email address;
• postal address;
• phone number;
• social media handles;
• user name;
• payment information; and
• other information you choose to provide.
In addition, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) requires us to collect and disclose certain information from certain donors. For example, the FEC requires us to identify each contribution exceeding $50 by donor name and address, and to identify each contribution exceeding $200 (either by itself or when added to the contributor’s previous contributions made during the same calendar year) by donor name, address, occupation, and employer.
We collect information in several ways by your use of the Site. When you access the Site, we log your IP address, the URL of your request, and other information provided in the HTTP header. We may also collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, device identifiers, and mobile network information.
A cookie is a small data file stored on your web browser or on your mobile device that allows us to recognize your computer or mobile device when you visit the Site by associating identification numbers with other user information you have provided us. Some cookies will remain on the hard drive of your computer or mobile device for the duration of your browser or user session, while others will remain until deleted by you. You may also be able to configure your computer or mobile device to limit the collection of these cookies, but that limitation may also limit our ability to provide all the services or functionality of the Site.
We may use pixel tags or tracked links (also called web beacons or clear gifs) on our Site. Pixel tags are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness, and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. They can also help us customize your browsing experience. We may use information collected through pixel tags or tracked links in combination with other information about you.
Information from Other Sources
We may also obtain information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site. For example, if you create or log into your account through a social media site, we will have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information, and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site. In addition, if you make a donation to ActBlue for our benefit (through the link on the Site or otherwise), we will obtain certain information about you from ActBlue.
2. What Do We Do With Your Information?
We collect and use your information for various purposes, including to:
• provide, maintain, and improve our Site;
• send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
• provide customer service, request feedback, and otherwise contact you about your use of the Site;
• provide and deliver the information you request, process donations, and send you related information, including donation confirmations and requests;
• respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions, and requests;
• send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, and resources;
• help connect you with other supporters;
• solicit volunteers for issues and organizations we support;
• contact you if other information is necessary under federal law;
• monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Site;
• link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and interests and match you with opportunities;
• personalize and improve the Site and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests or that are based on the information you provide or the actions you take; and
• carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
3. How We Protect Your Information?
We employ reasonable practices and take reasonable measures to help protect your information against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.
4. Do We Share Your Information?
• with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers to carry out work on our behalf; and
• to report required information to the Federal Election Commission, including your name, address, occupation, and employer.
We also may disclose your information:
• in situations where sharing or disclosing your information is required in order to offer you services you request;
• to a third party or parties, with your consent and where disclosure is required or permitted by law;
• if, in our reasonable judgment, it is necessary enforce compliance with our internal policies or to protect our Site, customers, or others; and
• to any other entity that acquires all or a portion of our organization by merger, transfer, or other reorganization.
We may also be required to use or disclose your information in connection with a legal action or other proceeding, including without limitation, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a federal or law enforcement agency’s request.
5. What About Other Websites and Social Media Platforms?
Social Media Sites
We may offer social sharing features that allow you to express your opinions about us and to share actions you take on our Site (such as the Facebook “Like” button). These features enable you to share information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third parties that provide these social sharing features. For more information about the purpose and information collected in connection with these social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the third parties that provide these features.
Online petitions are public information. Accordingly, if you sign an online petition, we may make the petition publicly available on the Site, along with your name, city, state, and any of your comments or other information you provide in connection with the petition. We may also make the petition, along with your information, available to the media.
Analytics and Advertising
This information may be used to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content on the Site, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests, and better understand your online activity.
For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.
6. What About California Privacy Rights?
If you are a California resident, you have the right to know whether certain categories of your information have been shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. We will not disclose your information to third parties for the direct marketing of services or products.
7. Can International Users Access The Site?
Mike Johnston for US Senate is based in the United States and the information we collect on the Site is governed by United States law. By using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the United States. Federal law prohibits contributions from foreign nationals.
8. Are There Any Other Details?
You may opt out of receiving updates and newsletters by email by following the instructions in those emails, and you may opt out of receiving SMS alerts by texting STOP at any time. If you opt out, we may still send you other types of emails, such as those about your use of the Site or any donations or transactions.