Privacy Statement

Last Updated: May 5, 2017

1. Introduction

This Privacy Statement explains how information about you is collected, used, retained and disclosed by America First Policies (hereinafter “America First,” “we,” or “us,” or “our”), and the choices that are available to you when using our website www.americafirstpolicies.org (“Website”). This Privacy Statement is incorporated into our Terms of Use, which also applies when you use the Website.

Please carefully review this Privacy Statement to understand our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and treatment of your information. By accessing or using our Website, you acknowledge that we will handle your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

We may change the terms of this Privacy Statement from time to time and without notice to you. You can determine when the Privacy Statement was last revised by referring to the “Last Updated” notation above. Your continued use of our Website after we make changes confirms your acceptance of the Privacy Statement, as amended. We, therefore, encourage you to review the Privacy Statement whenever you access our Website in order to stay informed about our collection practices. If any of the terms of this Privacy Statement are not acceptable to you, please do not use our Website or otherwise provide us with any personal information. 

2. Scope of Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement only applies to information we collect from you automatically, or information you provide to us when using our Website, or through email and other electronic messages or communications between you and the Website or America First.

This Privacy Statement does not apply to any other information provided by you to, or collected by any third party, including through any application or contact that may link or be accessible from the Website. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third parties prior to providing them your information. 

This Privacy Statement will tell you:

  • What information we collect from you;
  • How we use the information we collect;
  • How your information is shared;
  • About links to third party websites;
  • Your choices about how we use and disclose your information;
  • How America First secures your information;
  • How we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act;
  • How information of international users is used;
  • About changes to the Privacy Statement; and
  • Where you can contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Statement.

3. Information We Collect

a. Personal Information

We collect and store Personal Information that you provide voluntarily when using our Website. "Personal Information" is information that specifically identifies you or, when combined with other information we have, can be used to identify you. Such Personal Information may include your full name, email address, and phone number and any other information you voluntarily provide to us. For example, when you sign up for our newsletters to receive the latest news and information from America First, we collect your name, email address and zip code. By providing us with this information, you consent to us contacting you via these means.    

Additionally, when you collect or link to our Website via social networking sites (like Facebook or Twitter), we may collect your profile information from your social networking account, depending on the settings you establish with that social networking account. For more information on what information is shared with us, please review the privacy policies of the social networking sites that provide these features and/or review the privacy settings in your social media account.

b. Information Collected by Automatic Means

As with many other websites, we automatically collect certain information about you when you visit and interact with our Website. This information may include your domain name or browser used to visit our Website, details about the emails we send that you open, or forward, Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamps, sites visited before and after interacting with our Website, page views, page navigation, links that are clicked, and certain device data (such as operating system type, device type or model, location, browser type and version, user language, and other system settings).

In addition, our Website may use “cookies” and other technologies to monitor and evaluate the Website’s traffic, and make improvements to the Website to enhance your experience. Cookies are small bits of data that web servers store on a user’s hard drive based on his or her Internet activity. These technologies help us track and understand how individuals use and interact with our Website. Cookies, by themselves, will not be used by us to disclose your individual identity. This information identifies your browser, but not you, to our servers when you visit the Website.

We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels” or “clear GIFs”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Website or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon.

For more information about cookies and how to disable them, please check out “Your Choices” below.  

c.    Third Party Cookies and Analytics Services

We allow third parties to use cookies, web beacons, and other technologies or otherwise collect information about you in order to provide analytics and advertising services. For example, we may use tools, such as Google Analytics to collect information about how often users visit our Website, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they visit prior to or after coming to our Website. We may also use Google Adwords Remarketing or other remarketing tools to enable Google and its partners to serve ads to you based on your visit to the Website and other sites on the Internet. The data collected through these tools is not tied to any personally identifiable information about you. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads, please visit Google’s Ad Settings.

Other advertising vendors we may use include, without limitation, Bing, Yahoo!, Facebook and Twitter. You can also opt out of third party vendor’s use of cookies by visiting www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.  

4. How We Use Information We Collect

We may use the information we collect for various purposes as described in this Privacy Statement, including in the following ways:

  • To send you newsletters, and provide you with information you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you updates on various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, promotions, and contests;
  • To respond to your emails, questions, comments, feedback or inquiries, and otherwise contact you about your use of our Website;
  • To maintain and improve the Website, including sending you periodic technical notices, updates, and other administrative messages in connection with our Website;
  • To track and analyze trends, usage and activity in connection with the our Website;
  • To connect you with other supports or like-minded organizations;
  • To compile aggregated or anonymized user information for various research and analytical purposes; and
  • To manage our everyday business needs, such as administration of the Website, fraud prevention, and enforcement of our Terms of Use, or to comply with applicable laws.

5. How Your Information is Shared

We may disclose your information as follows:

  • To entities with whom we partner and/or who provide services to us, including companies that provide application analytics, data processing and IT services such as application development, maintenance and other services;
  • To candidates, organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have like-minded political viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals, and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
  • To establish or exercise our legal rights, or to defend against claims, or when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so in order to comply with the law or legal processes;
  • If permitted by applicable law or required to do so by law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to protect or defend our interests or the interests of our users of the Website;
  • In connection with or in the event of a reorganization, asset sale or transfer, change or control or consolidation, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of America First, including information concerning your relationship with us to the extent permitted by applicable law; and
  • With your consent.

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you. 

6. Links to Third-Party Sites

This Website may contain links to other third-party websites (“third party sites”), such as “Facebook” or “Twitter,” or other social networks. We do not control the privacy policies or practices of these third-party sites. Therefore, you should review those policies before providing any information. These third-party websites may send their own cookies and other tracking devices to you, log your IP address, and otherwise collect data or solicit personal information. We are not responsible for the content or practices of any linked third-party sites, and we provide these links solely for the convenience of our users.

7. Your Choices

a. Newsletters and other communications

On our Website, you have the option to subscribe to receive newsletters and other information or updates from us. If you change your mind in the future and no longer wish to receive our newsletter or any other information by email, you have the ability to opt out of receiving them at any time by clicking “unsubscribe” as indicated on any piece of information that you receive or sending us an email at [email protected] and we will remove you from receiving further email communications.  

b. Cookies and Tracking

You can disable Cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available. Please be aware, however, that if you turn off Cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all of our Website’s features.

c. Device Data

You may manage how your mobile device and mobile browser share certain device data with America First by adjusting the privacy and security settings on your mobile device. Please refer to instructions provided by your mobile service provider or the manufacturer of your device to learn how to adjust your settings. 

d. California Do Not Track Disclosures

We do not have a mechanism in place for responding to browsers “do not track.” Currently, we do not alter our data collection and use practices in response to Do Not Track signals. 

8. Accessing, Correcting and Retaining Your Information

America First retains the information we collect from and about you only for as long as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the purpose for which the Personal Information was collected, unless otherwise authorized by applicable law. We take measures to destroy information if required by law or if the Personal Information is no longer required for the purpose for which we collected it.

We also provide you with means to review or modify Personal Information that you have provided to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date, or to delete your Personal Information by contacting us at [email protected] Please note that we may retain an archived copy of some of your Personal Information as required by law.

9. Security of Your Personal Information

We have implemented commercially reasonable security measures to help prevent loss of, unauthorized access to, or misuse of your Personal Information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet is completely secure or error free; hence, we cannot guarantee that your Personal Information will never be disclosed in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Statement (for example, as a result of unauthorized acts by third parties that violate applicable laws or relevant web policies).

10. Children’s Privacy

This Website is not intended for individuals under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from any individual who we know to be in this age group. If you are a parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 or younger and believe that he or she has provided us with Personal Information online, please email us at [email protected] and request deletion of the child’s information. We will delete that information as soon as reasonably possible.

11. International Users

If you live outside the United States, and you use the Website or provide us with Personal Information using the Website, your Personal Information will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your Personal Information will be collected and stored in the United States, and will be subject to the laws of the United States. By using the Website or giving us your Personal Information, you are directly transferring your Personal Information to us in the United States. Please note that the data protection and privacy laws of the United States may not be as protective as the laws in your country. The laws of the United States will govern the processing of your Personal Information, including any obligations of security and third-party information sharing.

12. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about the Website or Privacy Statement, you may contact us at [email protected]

 

See also: Terms of Use

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