Privacy Policy

Last Updated: May 6, 2019

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used, and disclosed by Mike Johnston for US Senate. We are committed to privacy and will only use the information that you provide to us in accordance with the terms outlined below.

This Privacy Policy covers any covers the information we collect when you visit, use, or access our website and mobile site, and the other websites, mobile sites, and online services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”) or when you otherwise interact with us.

You can access the Site in many ways, including from a computer or mobile device, and this Privacy Policy will apply regardless of the means of access. This Privacy Policy also governs the use of information we obtain from you from any third party site or application where we post content or invite your feedback or participation, including, but not limited to, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We cannot control the privacy policies or practices of sites or of companies that we do not own or control, and cannot control the actions of people we do not employ or manage.

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:

• name;
• 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.

Site Usage

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.

Tracking Technologies

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?

Except as set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as specifically agreed to by you, we will not disclose any information we gather from you on our Site. As such we may disclose 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

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.


The Site may list or link to other websites. For example, we link to ActBlue to enable donations for our benefit, or we may link to sites of other organizations with whom we partner. Any personal information you provide on such linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of those third parties or any other sites that are linked to from the Site. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

Analytics and Advertising

We may allow third parties to use cookies, web beacons, or other technologies to collect information about you in order to provide analytics and advertising services, including serving ads on the Site or on other websites and mobile applications. These third parties may collect or receive information about your use of the Site and other websites and mobile applications, including your IP address, browser, device information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information.

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 example, we may use Google Analytics or other remarketing tools to advertise online. This enables third-party vendors, including Google, to show our ads on websites across the Internet by using first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Site. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads please visit Google’s options at

For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit

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?

Opt Out

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.

Privacy Policy Updates

You acknowledge that this Privacy Policy is part of the Terms and Conditions for your use of the Site, and you agree that using the Site signifies your assent to our Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. As we may make changes from time to time without notifying you, we suggest that you periodically consult this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of the Site after the effective date of any modification to this Privacy Policy will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at