FRIENDS OF JARED POLIS

Privacy Policy

This website is operated by Friends of Jared Polis (“Committee”, “we”, or “us”). This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how personal information is collected, used and disclosed by the Committee with respect to your use of the Committee’s website (www.polisforcongress.com), Facebook page and any other Web or mobile sites sponsored by or on behalf of the Committee (collectively referred to as the “Sites”).  The Committee takes seriously the protection of your privacy.  This Policy is designed so you can make an informed decision about using the Committee’s Sites and providing your personal information, if any, to the Committee.  This Policy also applies to personal information collected on other websites on our behalf by third party vendors.

What is “personal information”?

As used in this policy, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, driver’s license, credit card or other account number), and information about that individual’s activities, such as information about his or her use of the Sites, when directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information also includes demographic information such as date of birth, gender, geographic area and preferences when such information is linked to other personal information that identifies you. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the Sites or about a group or category users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.

What personal information do we collect, and how do we use it?

Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our Site. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you create an account or a profile, “Join Jared’s Team”, make a donation, make a purchase, send us an email or sign up to receive email or text message updates, fill out a form, connect through a social feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, request information, request a yard sign, apply for an internship, or use a Voter Registration Form tool. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and credit card information. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, leaving comments, posting blog comments or other content, sending an email or message to another user, or participating in any interactive forums or features on the Site. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, games, promotions, and other activities on the Sites.

In addition, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may require us to collect personal information from donors. 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.

If we add a Voter Registration tool and you use it, you may also provide your driver’s license number, your social security number or the last four digits of your social security number, but that information would be deleted after the form is printed, so we would not retain it.

Passive Collection:  When you use the Sites, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, and your activity on our Sites.  We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

Cookies and Web Beacons: A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer, but which does not itself contain any personal information.  We use cookies to tailor your experience on our Sites according to the preferences you have specified, and for sites at which you create a personalized account, to save you the effort of having to log in or provide information each time you visit our Sites. When you visit our Sites, we attempt to access the cookie file that we have stored on your computer. We cannot and do not access any information stored in a cookie by other, non-Committee websites.

Information obtained from cookies and linked to personally identifying information is treated as personal information. You have choices with respect to cookies.  By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies.  If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. When you view a video on our Sites, a third party may also set a “flash cookie” on your computer. Removing and rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Site. To delete or disable flash cookies, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. However, note that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience at our site and on other websites may not be complete and you may be unable to access or use certain content or services.

We also use “Web beacons” on the Sites.  Web beacons are small, graphic images on a Web page or Web-based document or email message that we might better understand your viewing preferences. These are small, graphic images on a Web page, Web-based document or in an e-mail message that collect the IP address of the computer that the Web beacon is sent to, the URL of the page the Web beacon comes from and the time it was viewed. Web beacons can also be linked to personal information.

What information is shared with third parties?

We respect your privacy, and information about our friends, supporters, donors and Site visitors is one of our most important assets.  It is therefore the Committee’s policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our Sites with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the Sites.  Personal information that we maintain is made available to others for the following, limited purposes:

  • with 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;
  • with candidates, organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives;
  • to report required information to the Federal Elections 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);
  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the Sites, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  • 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;
  • when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Committee, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Sites;
  • to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Service, or our other policies or agreements; and
  • in connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, formation of new committee, 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 the Committee.

We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

External Links

The Committee’s Sites may provide links to external web sites for your convenience.  The links and information these sites contain are not monitored by us and those sites are subject to their own privacy policies.  We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or practices of these sites nor do we endorse these sites or content provide thereon.

Credit card transactions

The Committee uses carefully selected service providers to process credit card transactions.  When you provide credit card information through the Sites, your information goes directly from your computer to a server operated by our service provider.  Our service provider uses your credit card information only to process your transaction and is bound by contract to treat all of your personal information as confidential.  Although our service providers send us the information you provide when you complete a transaction (so that we know, for example, who has registered for an event and how to contact them), for your security, our service providers do not share your credit card information with us.

Our commitment to data security

To prevent unauthorized access to your personal data, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect through the Sites.

Children’s Privacy

The Committee’s Sites are not directed to or intended for use by children under 13, and we do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.  If you are under the age of 13, you should not provide any personally identifiable information on this site.  We encourage parents to supervise their children while online and to take an active interest in their children’s online safety.

“Opting out”

You may “opt out” of receiving text messages, email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and emails. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our Sites, or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally amend this Privacy Policy to reflect your feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are committed to protecting your information and providing you with improved content on our Sites.  By using the Committee’s Sites, you signify your agreement with the terms of this Privacy Policy.