As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or credit card number) and information about that individual or his or her activities that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the Sites or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit Democracy.com. 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, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, request information. 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, or participating in any interactive forums or features on Democracy.com. 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 Democracy.com.
In addition, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may require us to collect personal information from campaign donors.
Passive Data Collection: When you use Democracy.com, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, 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.
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 Sites and your experience. If we link cookies to any personally identifying information, we will treat this information 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. However, if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect certain features on our Sites. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on Democracy.com or in emails relating to Democracy.com to collect certain information and monitor user activity on Democracy.com
We securely transmit your credit card information to Stripe (our payment processor), and do not store this information. We also request your phone number and email address when you contribute so that we can reach you should further verification of your credit card information be required.
Authors of fundraising pages receive reports about donations made through the web pages they create. These reports include the dates, amounts, and recipients of these contributions.
Democracy.com does not knowingly solicit or collect personally identifying information from children under the age of 13.
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