Last Revised: [08/12/2021]
Information You Provide To Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you make a donation, make a purchase from our online store, participate in any interactive areas or features of the Services, sign up to receive email updates or other notifications (such as text message alerts), use the voter registration or assistance tools available through the Services, fill out a form, apply for a job or an internship, participate in a survey, contest or other promotion, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, credit card and other payment information, and any other information you choose to provide.
In addition, note that the State of Florida may require us to collect and publicly report certain information from donors. For example, the Duval County Supervisor of Elections requires us to collect (and disclose) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations exceed $50 per calendar year.
Other Information We Collect When You Use Our Services
When you access or use the Services, we automatically collect certain information about you, including:
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may obtain information from other sources and combine it with information we collect through the Services. For example, if you make a donation to a third-party website, such as ActBlue, for our benefit or if you sign up to host or volunteer for an event associated with the DEC via a third-party website, such as MobilizeAmerica, we will obtain certain information about you from the third party that operates that website.
We use the information we collect for the following purposes:
Please note that, if you complete a voter registration form through the Services, any information that you provide solely on such voter registration form is deleted (and not retained by us) after such form is either (a) provided to you for submission to the state in which you are a resident and are registering to vote or (b) submitted to your state directly through the Services.
We also may share aggregated or de-identified information with third parties that cannot reasonably be used by such third parties to identify you.
Text messaging originator opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third parties, provided that the foregoing does not apply to sharing (1) with vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf (and who will not use such information for their own purposes); (2) if we believe disclosure is required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation or to comply with law enforcement or legal process.
When you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, including your name, city, state, and any comments you provided in connection therewith, publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof to national, state, or local leaders or to the press.
The Services offer certain social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on the Services with other media. Your use of such features and tools enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or with the public, depending on the settings you establish with the thirty party that provides the social sharing features and other integrated tools. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with the social sharing features and other integrated tools, please review the privacy policies of the third parties that provide such features and tools.
For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. In addition, your device may include a feature (such as “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having information collected through certain device applications used for targeted advertising purposes.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject browser cookies, such removal or rejection could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.
You may “opt out” of receiving promotional communications (such as text messages, email updates, and newsletters) from the DEC by following the instructions in those communications. Please note that we may still send you other types of non-promotional communications, such as those about your use of the Services or any of your donations, transactions, or activities related to the Services.