Personally Identifiable Information
There are limited pieces of information in this Policy that we collect from you that is "Personally Identifiable Information," or "PII". These are your name, date of birth, home address, your voter's registration number, your email address, your telephone numbers if you upload it directly to VoteOurVoice, your unique mobile device ID number, and your social media account IDs. We take our collection of PII and your privacy expectations very seriously, and therefore have very restricted rules for handling, using and sharing this information, as described in this Policy. It is up to you whether to disclose PII to us, although if you do not do so, certain products and services may not be available for your use.
Information that you post to VoteOurVoice
Theblogis one area of our website and application where you can post information about yourself, your views, and your affiliations. It is important to remember that this areais publicly viewable to other users and organizations. VoteOurVoice does not control which information you post to our publicly viewable area. For instance, we enable you to create a publicly viewable user name. If you create a username that identifies you individually, such as your real name, users with access to VoteOurVoice will be able to see that. Similarly, placing contact information in your bio or sharing actions that you take on VoteOurVoice via your social networks will enable access to that information to third parties in a manner that we cannot control. It is important to distinguish your provision of PII to us directly, which we can control under this Policy, versus information you post publicly or provide to other people, to organizations, or via other services, which VoteOurVoice cannot control.
Your views and affiliations
By using blogs and other tools on our platform, you may from time to time express your views and opinions on a variety of topics. While this information cannot be used to identify you personally, it mayprovide insights about yourviews and opinions through the use of VoteOurVoice. We refer to any suchinformation in this Policy as "Your Views", and may include your stated political party affiliation and the issues you vote on. Your Views do not include any information that you post publicly or share through your social networks or through message exchanges with other users. Because VoteOurVoice does not collect such information directly from you and because, once posted, such information may be immediately accessible by parties that we do not manage, VoteOurVoice cannot control such information in the way we control information provided directly to us by you, which we describe as Your Views in this Policy.
We also collect information about the use of the VoteOurVoice platform thatdoes not reveal your identity. This information includes browser and device information, information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies, and demographic information and other non-identifying information provided by you (such as a zip code or general geographic area)
How we may use your information
There are multiple ways we use your information to provide the best service possible to you. In doing so, we may use your PII and Your Views to draw your attention to issues in which we believe you may be interested, and to communicate directly with you through email, via our apps, or in your usage of our services. Here are some examples of the ways we might use your information:
Who may receive your PII and Your Views?
a. The VoteOurVoice community
Your username will be viewable to any user of VoteOurVoice, including the media, search engines, and other organizations that access the website. Our platform provides an open forum for communication by users. We do not monitor, verify, or perform any background check on users.
b. Your other social media platforms
You may voluntarily share information on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and materials (including the VoteOurVoice pages on Facebook and other social media platforms). Please remember that any information you post or disclose through these services will become accessible to the public, and may be available to other VoteOurVoice users, social media platform users and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information about yourself via the social sharing features of our platform.
c. Advertisers and ad networks
We may share information about you with advertisers and advertising networks on our platform, except that we will not provide PII to advertisers or ad networks. Also, advertising companies may place cookies on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to learn about your choices in connection with it, please visit:
http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp and http://www.aboutads.info
If you are using one of our mobile applications, our ad network partners may use and store your mobile device ID to show ads that they consider relevant to you in various mobile services that you use.
d. Administrative purposes
We may share information about you with our services providers who process information to provide services to us or on your behalf. We have contracts with our service providers that prohibit them from sharing your information with anyone else or from using your information for any purposes other than providing contracted services.
We may disclose the personal information we collect about our users when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of VoteOurVoice, our users, or others.
If requested or required by government authorities, such as law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law, we may have to disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose information collected about you in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.
In the event that we sell our business, we may transfer your personal information to a third party if we or any of our company affiliates are involved in any such sale orcorporate restructuring (e.g., a merger, or other transfer of assets).
b. Social media
You can edit or remove the permissions you have granted to us to use information from your social media accounts by using your application privacy settings on your social media account.
If you've signed in on us through Facebook connect, you are likely cookied by Facebook. You can modify or change those cookies through the settings on your Facebook account. For more details on cookies, please see our Cookies Policy.
c. Email settings
If you no longer want to receive marketing-related emails from us or its affiliate companies going forward, you may opt out of receiving these by following the instructions contained in any such email or by clicking "unsubscribe" from the footer of our emails.
We will comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please also note that if you do opt out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages (such as updates about your account or service changes), and you cannot opt out from receiving these messages.
d. Advertising networks
You may opt out of receiving targeted online advertising from advertising networks that may be delivered on our platform and other websites by visiting the following websites:
Network Advertising Initiative (http://www.networkadvertising.org/)
Digital Advertising Alliance (http://www.aboutads.info/consumers)
Please bear in mind that there are many more companies listed on these sites than those that place cookies on your computer when you access our platform.
We may also display ads within our present or future mobile apps. If you are using an iOS device and you do not want to receive tailored in-application ads that relate to your interests, you may opt-out by accessing the following link on your device: https://support.apple.comand searching for "Advertising and Privacy".If you are using an Android device and you do not wish to receive tailored in-application ads, you can visit Google's Ads Preferences page from a browser on your device and make your choices there. We do not control how the applicable platform operator allows you to control receiving tailored in-application ads; thus, you should contact the platform provider if the above options are no longer available.
e. Third-party analytics companies
To opt out of Google Analytics, please go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. These opt-outs may be provided through the use of specific tracking opt-out cookies. Please note that if you get a new computer, install a new browser, or erase or otherwise alter your browser's cookie file (including upgrading certain browsers), this may also clear the opt-out cookie.
External data storage sites
We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.
Your privacy responsibilities
To help protect your privacy, be sure to:
Notice to European Union users
VoteOurVoice's base operations are located in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States. By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein.
Information collected from children
You must be at least 8 years old to use the VoteOurVoice website and services. VoteOurVoicedoes not knowingly collect information from children under 8. https://www.ftc.gov/enforcement/rules/rulemaking-regulatory-reform-proceedings/childrens-online-privacy-protection-rule
We reserve the right to change this Policy as we deem necessary or appropriate because of legal compliance requirements or changes in our business practices. If you have provided us with an email address, we will endeavor to notify you, by email to that address, of any material change to how we will use personally identifiable information.
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