Last Revised: 9/28/17
HOW WE COLLECT AND USE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE
PERSONAL INFORMATION may be collected through this website because of your use of the website. With respect to this Policy, Personal Information means information which specifically identifies an individual, such as name; address; telephone number; mobile number; email address; credit card number; and the like. This does not include “aggregate information” which is data we collect based on your use of www.jamessmith.com or about a group or category of services or users from which individual identities or personal information has been removed. This Policy does not restrict or limit our collection and use of aggregate or anonymized information. This Policy does not govern information obtained by James Smith for South Carolina through other means offline.
Personal Information will be collected ACTIVELY and PASSIVELY by your use of this website. We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction; however, please be aware that, despite our best efforts, there is no security measure which is perfect and impenetrable and there is no form of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or misuse. Your first name, city, state, and any comments will be treated as public information. While we will otherwise generally keep your personal information within the campaign (i.e., our staff and our agents), personal information may be shared with third parties as outlined below.
ACTIVE COLLECTION means the information (such as your name, address, email address, phone number, credit card information, and the like) that you provide to us voluntarily (such as when you sign up to volunteer or to make a donation or to connect through a social feed). Please note that South Carolina law requires that we collect and disclose certain donor information including a donor’s name, address, occupation, and amount donated. This information is then made publicly available by the government.
PASSIVE COLLECTION means the information (such as your Internet Protocol/ IP address, your operating system, your browser type, the address of a referring website, and your activity on this website) automatically collected when you visit this website. Examples of passive collection include cookies, web beacons, and log file data, described below.
- Cookies or Web Beacons. One form of passive collection is through use of “cookies” or web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Sites and your experience. Information obtained from cookies and linked to personally identifying information is treated as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the Sites or in emails relating to the Sites to collect certain information about usage and campaign effectiveness and monitor user activity on the Sites. To opt out or to learn more about internet advertising – see the “Opt Out” section, below.
- IP Addresses and Log File Data. Log file data is another form of passive collection. 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 Site. There is no Personal Information collected in our log files.
Third Party Collection
Personal information may also be collected by Third Parties by way of vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us (for example, Google and Facebook). Please note that such Third Parties may use passive/automatic means such as “cookies,” web beacons, and other storage technologies to collect or receive information from this website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide remarketing; measurement services; and target ads, for example.
Examples of when personal information may be shared with third parties include:
- Third party vendors, consultants, or other service providers who are engaged by us or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
- Candidates, organizations, groups, and causes which may have similar political viewpoints, principles, or objectives for the purpose of advancing such viewpoints, principles, or objectives;
- As required by law (for example, with respect to disclosing certain donor information as required by state law; or in response to a lawful subpoena, warrant, or court order; or to otherwise comply, in good faith, with the law or a legal process or a similar lawful request).
- If we believe in good faith that such disclosure is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of James Smith for South Carolina and www.jamessmith.com, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties, or the public—without limitation—to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of this website; and
- To enforce or to apply this Policy or our other policies or agreements.
Again, nothing in this Policy restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.
To Opt Out or to Change Your Subscriber Information
To opt out of campaign emails, newsletters, and text messages, follow the instructions on those communications.
You may change your subscriber information or change your information any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Privacy Statement
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 Site. The Site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed it to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 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 Site, we will delete such information from our records.
If you have questions about this Policy, please email email@example.com.