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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 15, 2003 (last revised: March 10, 2021)
Your information privacy is important to us. We provide this Privacy Policy to explain how we collect, use, protect, and disclose information and data when you use Verified Voting websites, including verifiedvoting.org and thevotingnews.com, (“Site”) and any other time you interact with Verified Voting (“Services”). This Privacy Policy also explains your choices for managing your information preferences, including opting out of certain uses of your Personal Information (defined below). This Privacy Policy applies to all users of the Site and Services. The Site and Services are provided by Verified Voting (“Organization” “we” “our” “us”).
BY USING THE SITE OR SERVICES, YOU ARE CONSENTING TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY.

1. Personal Information We Collect

We collect the following categories and types of “Personal Information”:
Contact Information: your first and last name, mailing address, email address, and phone number;
Other identifying information: IP address;
Financial Information: credit card, debit card and bank account information;
Demographic information: age, gender, and language;
Geolocation data: general location information based upon your IP address;
Internet activity: your browsing and click history, including information about how you navigate within our Site and Services and which elements of our Site and Services you use the most.

2. How We Use Personal Information

We use your Personal Information for the following categories of use:
Transactional Purposes: We use your contact information and financial information to:
o Receive, process, confirm, and track your donation;
o Provide you with email updates or relevant news that you have requested; and
o Communicate with you about your donation or other inquiries.
Analytical Purposes: We use your other identifying information, internet activity, demographic information, and geolocation data to analyze preferences, trends, and statistics. We also use this information for grant and foundation reporting.
Marketing and Promotional Purposes: We use your contact information to send you our newsletter and to communicate with you about other information from and about Verified Voting, our Site and our Services.
Maintenance and Improvement of the Site and Services: We use your other identifying information and internet activity to:
o Provide you with the Site and Services; and
o Help us diagnose technical and service problems and administer the Site and the Services.
Security and Fraud Prevention: We use your contact information, other identifying information, financial information, geolocation data, and internet activity to protect the Site and Services, our Organization, and others and to prevent fraud, theft and misconduct.

3. Sources of Personal Information

We collect Personal Information from the following sources:
We collect information directly from you. We collect contact and financial information from you.
We collect information about you from third parties. We collect your Personal Information from third parties, such as social media sites. We may collect your Personal Information from Facebook, in accordance with their terms of use and privacy policy.
We collect information from you passively. We collect internet activity passively using tools like browser cookies. This activity is further described in the Cookies and Advertising and Online Tracking sections below.

4. Categories of Third Parties We Share Personal Information With

Service Providers
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.
Our Affiliates
We may share Personal Information with businesses controlling, controlled by, or under common control with our Organization.
Corporate Transactions
If our Organization is merged, acquired, or sold, or in the event of a transfer of some or all of our assets, we may disclose or transfer Personal Information in connection with such transaction. You will have the opportunity to opt out of any such transfer if, in our discretion, it will result in the handling of your Personal Information in a way that differs materially from this Privacy Policy.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of our Organization or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

5. Cookies

We use cookies (a small text file placed on your computer to identify your computer and web browser) and may use anonymous identifiers (a random string of characters that is used for the same purposes as a cookie). We use cookies and other similar technologies to analyze use of and improve the Site and Services. Most web browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent, however, certain features of the Site or Services may not work if you delete or disable cookies. Some of our Service Providers may use their own cookies, anonymous identifiers, or other tracking technology in connection with the services they perform on our behalf.
We use Google Analytics on the Site and Services to analyze how users use the Site and Services. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals.

6. Managing Your Information Preferences

You can review, correct, update, or change your Personal Information or opt out of receiving certain e-mails by e-mailing us at info@verifiedvoting.org. You can also opt out of receiving marketing e-mails from us by following the link provided at the bottom of all marketing e-mails you receive from us. If you have questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at that same address.

7. Security

We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk.

8. Links

Our Site and Services may contain links to other websites or allow others to send you such links. A link to a third party’s website does not mean that we endorse it or that we are affiliated with it. We do not exercise control over third-party websites. You access such third-party websites or content at your own risk. You should always read the privacy policy of a third-party website before providing any information to the website.

9. Children’s Privacy

The Site and Services are intended for users who are 13 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records.

10. Processing in the United States

Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using the Site or Services, you are agreeing to the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.

11. Privacy Policy Changes

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we decide to change this Privacy Policy, we will inform you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. Those changes will go into effect on the “Revised” date shown in the revised Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the Site or Services, you are consenting to the revised Privacy Policy.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact us at info@verifiedvoting.org.

PLEASE PRINT A COPY OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY FOR YOU RECORDS AND PLEASE CHECK THE SITE FREQUENTLY FOR ANY CHANGES.

Governance

VerifiedVoting.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation, which lobbies for reliable and publicly verifiable election systems. Our EIN is 20-0665713. Please donate to support our important work.

Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Accommodation Policy

VerifiedVoting.org holds diversity as a core organizational value and seeks to incorporate diversity in all organizational programs and facilities. The VerifiedVoting.org encourages qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please make an inquiry to the contact listed below before your visit or participation.

VerifiedVoting.org is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by organizational policy or by local, state, or federal authorities. It is the policy of the organization to maintain an environment free of discrimination, including harassment. VerifiedVoting.org prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, health status (HIV/AIDS/Cancer), personal appearance, familial status, citizenship, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment will not be tolerated at VerifiedVoting.org.

Please direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination and accommodation policy to:

Verified Voting Foundation
1735 Market St., Suite A435
Philadelphia, PA 19103
760-804-VOTE (8683)
Fax 321-600-6860
Email info@verifiedvoting.org

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