Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

Progressive Voters Guide is committed to protecting your privacy. The following Privacy Policy governs the online information collection practices of https://progressivevotersguide.com/Virginia (the “Website”). This privacy policy does not apply to any information that we may collect offline or through other means (for example, via telephone or through the mail). 

By visiting and using the Website, you agree that your use of our Website, and any dispute over privacy, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. We may need to change our Privacy Policy at some point in the future; in that case we will post the changes to our Privacy Policy on the Website and update the effective date to reflect the date of the changes. If you use the Website after we post any changes, you accept the Privacy Policy as modified. 

How we collect and use information

You do not have to identify yourself or provide your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address ("Personal Information") to use the Website.

If you should choose to give us your Personal Information, you will generally decide how much information to provide. We may ask for your e-mail address, thoughts and comments. We may use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about Progressive Voters Guide. 

Our general policy is not to make your Personal Information available to anyone other than our staff, authorized contractors, and agents. We may make Personal Information available to other like-minded organizations and organizations with similar political objectives and viewpoints.

We may treat your first name, city, state, and any comments as Public Information. We may make your comments along with your first name, city, and state available to the public. 

Non-identifiable website visitor data may be collected and used in aggregate to help shape, direct, and improve content of the Website.

We are required by state law to collect and report the name, address, occupation, and employer of individuals who make contributions to Progressive Voters Guide. This information is made publicly available by the government agencies with whom the committee files its reports. 

Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use “cookies” and “web beacons” to enhance your experience with the Website. A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user’s web browser while the user is browsing that website. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the website of the user’s previous activity. A web beacon (or pixel tag) is an often transparent graphic image (usually no larger than 1 pixel x 1 pixel) that is placed on a website or in an e-mail that is used to monitor the online behavior of the user visiting the website or sending the e-mail. Progressive Voters Guide may use cookies and web beacons to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat Users and the most popular webpages, the location and time when Users visit the Website, and for other purposes. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

The IP address is the location of your computer or network on the Internet. We log your IP address for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the Website.

Opting Out Information

Subscribers to our email list may terminate their subscriptions via a link at the bottom of each email sent from info@progressva.org.

Changes to Your Information 

You may change your subscriber information or change your information, at any time by contacting us at info@progressva.org.

Children's Privacy Statement 

To help ensure the safety and privacy of children, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. We do not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to publicly post or otherwise distribute personally identifiable contact information through the Website. The Website is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under the age of 13, and we have designed it to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under the age of 13 whenever age-related information is requested.  If we become aware that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 as part of the Website, we will delete such information from our records. 

Security 

The Website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment. 

Links 

The Website may provide links to a limited number of other websites whose privacy policies we do not control. Progressive Voters Guide, which pays for and authorizes this Website, is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of other websites. When you access another website through the links on this Website, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the website you are visiting, so please be sure to read the privacy statements for each website you visit.  If a user is browsing in Do Not Track mode, the website will only collect your personally identifiable information if you voluntarily provide that information.

Questions 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this Website or your interaction with this Website, please contact us at info@progressva.org.

Effective Date: July 1 2020

Posted 2020-10-11