LAST UPDATED / EFFECTIVE DATE: [April 9, 2021]
WHO WE ARE
Thank you for visiting VOTE.pa. Unless stated otherwise, all content is created by Commonwealth Communications.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our website. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you create an account or a profile, 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, or use other tools on the website. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and credit card information.
When you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., for a specific request, this information will only be used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists. For example, you may provide us with personal information to register you to vote with the Pennsylvania Department of State.
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 website. 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 website.
Passive Collection: When you use the website, 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 website. 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.
We may also automatically collect certain information through the 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 website and your experience.
The website may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the website, and understanding how visitors use the website. Cookies can also help customize the website for visitors. Our cookies and other tracking technology do not collect personal information; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties. Under the Interest Based Advertising Program (the “Program”), we may serve advertisements to users (i) who are on our user lists and (ii) based on ad publisher and exchange-defined interest-categories.
If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about what options may be made available to you. When you view a video on our website, 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 website. To delete or disable flash cookies, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. However, if you choose to remove or reject browser or flash cookies, this could affect certain features on our website. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the website or in emails relating to the website to collect certain information about usage and campaign effectiveness and monitor user activity on the website.
These third parties have their own privacy policies and may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page and follow the relevant instructions. Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choices.This website does not respond to browser “Do Not Track” signals.
HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?
to provide the services, products, or information you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions; to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of the website; to notify you about important changes to the website; to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services; to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide customer service; to monitor and analyze website usage and trends, and to personalize and improve the website and our users’ experiences on the website, such as providing content, or features that match your profiles or interests, and to increase the website’s functionality and user friendliness; to serve ads, on this or other websites or media, based on the information you provide and the actions you take; to notify and contact contest and sweepstakes entrants; and for any other legitimate purpose not otherwise prohibited by law. We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.
SHARING OF INFORMATION
We may also share your information when you request that we do so, such as to register you to vote with the Pennsylvania Department of State. We may also share your information as necessary to process transactions, to comply with legal obligations, and to protect or defend your rights, our rights, and the rights of others.
We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third parties that receive your information.
COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY
We endeavor to keep your personally identifiable information secure, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee 100% of the Internet and electronic communications. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this website allow you to opt out of further mailings.
PRIVACY CONTACT INFORMATION
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org