Attention: Children Under 13 Years of Age
Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any information to or on the Site. Betts for Congress does not knowingly contact or collect personal information via the Site from children under the age of 13 without appropriate parental notice and consent. Further, the Site is not directed to, or intended to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13. If we are informed and confirm that we have unintentionally received personal information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete that information.
Location of Usage of the Site
What We Collect
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, send us an email, use our services, purchase merchandise, sign up to receive updates, request information, submit survey responses, make a donation, share a story, submit content, communicate with us via third-party social media Site, or otherwise communicate with us (via the Site or otherwise). The types of information we collect includes any personal, identifying, or any other information you choose to share with us. In addition, we may collect information as required by the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”). For example, the FEC requires us to collect (and disclose) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations exceed $200 per calendar year.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site
Like many website, we and our third-party service providers, such as advertising and analytics providers, web beacons, and other data technologies to receive and store certain types of information when you interact with us electronically. When you access or use our Site, we may automatically collect the following information about you: Log Information: We log information about your use of our Site, including your browser, pages viewed on our Site, your IP address, time of access, and the page you visited before navigating to our Site. Device Information: We may collect information about the computer, mobile device, or other electronic device you use to access our Site. We may also collect information from your device that you authorize us to collect. Please review your device and/or browser settings for choices you may have to limit our access to this information. Transactional Information: If you make a donation or purchase, we may collect information about the transaction, such as donation amount, purchase price, product details, and date and location of the transaction. Again, according to Federal law, we may have to collect information to comply wit FEC guidelines. Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information automatically. This may include placing on your computer or mobile device cookies that uniquely identify your browser or device. Cookies are small data files used to store information on your device, including to help us to improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using other “clear GIFs”). Web beacons 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. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.
Information We Collect from Other Sources
We work with other Democratic and progressive organizations and PACs to support our campaign. We may receive voter file data from state parties and other Democratic organizations, from publicly available sources, and from private organizations.
While no electronic data storage can be absolutely guaranteed safe, we use reasonable measures to safeguard your information. Despite these measures, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that we collect and maintain.
How We Use the Information We Collect
We may use your personal information for various purposes, including to: Keep in contact with you, including but not limited to through newsletters, mailings, emails, phone calls, and text messages (message and data rates may apply); Process your donations and transactions, and send you related information, including confirmations; Respond to your communication requests or other concerns, provide customer service, and ask you to respond to surveys. Request feedback on our Site and other electronic communications and otherwise contact you about your use of the Site; Connect you with other supporters, volunteers, or donors, who may support Betts for Congress or other Democratic or progressive candidates; Contact you if we need additional information, such as if you leave fields blank on a form or if other information is necessary under Federal election laws; Alert you of upcoming voter registration deadlines, election dates, polling locations, and other potentially relevant voting information; Analyze and evaluate voter and Site user trends; Personalize and improve our Site and provide advertisements and content that your interests or that are based on the information you provide or the actions you take; Detect, prevent, and respond to fraudulent transactions, abuse, security issues, and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Betts for Congress, users of our Site, and others, including by enforcing our Terms & Conditions; and Carry out any other lawful purpose for which the information was collected or is otherwise beneficial to Betts for Congress or Democratic or progressive political initiatives.
When We Share Your Information
With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf; With candidates, organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups; Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, in connection with the sale or exchange of your information and related data to a broker or other non-profit or for-profit entity; With other participants in a joint fundraising committee; To report required information to the Federal Election Commission, including name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employers of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year (for additional information, visit the FEC website at http://www.fec.gov); With current and future affiliates, a term that includes organizations, entities, and companies that control, are controlled by, or are under common control with, Betts for Congress; When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders, or lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; When we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect or defend our rights, protect the safety and security of Betts for Congress, users of our Site or others, or to investigate suspected fraud, abuse, security issues, and other illegal activities; If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Betts for Congress, its employees, volunteers, constituents or others; In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, formation of new committee or successor organization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of Betts for Congress; and With your consent or at your direction, including if: (1) we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information; (2) you submit content or information on a public area of the site or information that is intended to be shared on the Site; or (3) you intentionally interact with third-parties on our Site. We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.
Third-Party Site and Communications
The Site may make third-party information, advertisements, promotions and other content available on or through the Site (“Third-Party Content”). Our Site also may link or otherwise provide access to third-party website and other products and services outside our control (collectively, “Third Parties”). These Third Parties may include, for example, event and volunteer registration and management, donation and payment functionality, news stories, social media websites, and any other websites and programs Betts for Congress feels necessary to advance its campaign. Betts for Congress is not responsible for the security or privacy of any personal information you share with Third Parties. The Privacy Policies of the Third Parties apply to any and all interactions you have with their platforms and services.
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California Privacy Rights
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed requests on how your information is being used by Betts for Congress. Please note that we are not required to respond to your request more than once in a calendar year, nor are we required to respond to any request that is not sent to the email address designated above. We will respond as soon as administratively feasible.