Collection of your Personal Information
We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide it to us by your use of the Site or through your engagement with us. Alternatively, if you are an elected/appointed official or journalist whose information is publicly available, it may be collected from such publicly available resources, and used in an official capacity.
You may provide certain personal information to us when you elect to communicate or interact with us through this Site and the various media the Committee employs to communicate (e.g. email, phone, webinar platforms, online forms, documents). This personal information may include: name, username, email address, phone number, device id, IP address, cookies, residence, job title, employer, role within the community, Congressional District, specific areas of policy interest, areas of expertise, billing and shipping address, data derived from your participation in our webinars, and any other information you may provide through your communications with us. You are not required to provide all of this information, however, if you do not provide some of the above, we may not be able to communicate with you or to engage in a transaction with you, you may not be able to participate in Committee events or activities, and some features of the Site may not function properly.
The Committee may receive personal information about you from the following means: (a) email messages; (b) submission of forms on our Site or linked to from our Site and hosted by a third party; (c) registration for or participation in a Zoom webinar hosted by us; (d) messages sent on YouTube, Twitter, or the Committee’s social media profiles; (e) telephone/SMS or other electronic means; (f) sharing and/or contributing to a shared document file in an online folder to which the Committee may grant you access; (g) your device; or (h) publicly available resources. To wit, we will use your information for, communicating with you in relation to the purpose you have requested from us.
Sharing Information with Third Parties
The Committee does not sell, rent, lease, or otherwise transact in your personal information with third parties.
The Committee may share data with trusted partners, community leaders or administrators such as County Commissioners and Mayors, and service providers (e.g. IT outsourcing) to help facilitate communication; manage processes, participants, and workflows; keep records that allow it to collaborate with and respond to requests; send you email or postal mail; provide community support; publish recorded webinars; or arrange for meetings and events. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Committee, and they are required to maintain the appropriate security of your information.
Your information may also be publicly shared on our Site or on our behalf if such information is included in a publicly posted webinar of which you were a participant, or in your completed Community Needs Assessment or other accompanying or similar document.
The Committee may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Committee or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Committee; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Committee, or the public.
The Site may use “cookies” to help facilitate your online experience and integrate the services of third parties to our website (e.g. to play a video). A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server and can be used to collect data over-time and across different websites. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
The purposes of the cookies employed by the Site are as follows:
Functional: Some cookies are needed for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our Site. They allow us to maintain playback settings on third-party hosted videos. They do not collect or store any personal information unless you are logged in to your third-party account while visiting our Site.
Analytical: These cookies register anonymous statistical data on, for example, how many times a video is displayed. No sensitive data is collected unless you are logged in to your third-party account while visiting our Site.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please refer to https://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for additional information on cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Committee services or Site.
Links and Third-Party Data
Children Under Thirteen
The Committee does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.
From time-to-time, the Committee may contact you via email to better understand your needs and the needs of your community, for the purpose of providing announcements, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our communication, we may receive a notification when you open an email from the Committee or click on a link therein.
If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from the Committee, you may opt-out of such communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the email.
Security of Your Information
We and our third-party service providers take reasonable steps to safeguard the personal information you share with us. However, no information storage or electronic data transfer is 100% secure. Any information you provide to us and how you use the Site are done at your own risk.
California Consumer Privacy Act
Because of the Committee’s status as a federal election campaign committee and its not-for-profit tax classification under IRS tax code 527, it is not required to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act.
The Committee does not honor the request of “do not track” signals sent by your browser when you visit the Site.
Changes to this Policy
Effective as of July 6, 2020