Welcome to ThePeople.org, the website and online service of The People. The People knows that you care how your information is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by The People when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of your information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy governs the website www.thepeople.org and any electronic communication(s) sent out by the organization. The website and electronic communications are owned and operated by The People.

Information We Collect

User-Provided Information: We collect information from you when you register on our website, place a donation, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form and/or enter information on our website. You may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, or other details to enable The People to help you with your experience and to adhere to applicable state and federal Campaign Finance Laws. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through ThePeople.org You may provide us information in user content you post to thepeople.org, including feedback or comments.

The People may also collect other information that cannot identify you personally when you visit our site, including your IP address or your Internet Service Provider. The People may log this information in aggregated forms to monitor our site and to measure site performance.

Third Party Services

The People uses other platforms to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. When you visit thepeople.org our third parties may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets these parties help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through thepeople.org. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. Keep in mind that some features of thepeople.org may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

The People uses Google Analytics to help understand use of thepeople.org. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

The People uses Google reCAPTCHA to help prevent spam and block “bots.” The program uses anonymous information about the user’s activity on the site to determine whether the user is a real person or a “bot.”

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of thepeople.org

By providing The People your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to thepeople.org, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you The People-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the people.org to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of thepeople.org, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by changing your subscription preferences here.

Following termination or deactivation of your The People account, The People may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, The People may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of the people.org after termination or deactivation of your account.

The People reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on thepeople.org. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. The People also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

How We Share Your Information

Personally Identifiable Information: The People will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. The People may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing thepeople.org services to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of The People (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers).

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to thepeople.org, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. When signing up to volunteer, donating, or submitting information on another form, you will have the option to not post your content publicly if a social stream is available. If you remove information that you posted to thepeople.org, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

As required by law, we will use your personal information, including name, address, employer, and occupation, as necessary to meet all applicable state and federal campaign finance laws.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, The People will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of thepeople.org, our users or others.

How We Protect Your Information

The People cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to The People or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. The People is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from The People, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information

In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, The People will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information

You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through thepeople.org, in which case The People may not be able to provide certain services to you, including the ability to make financial contributions to The People. You can review and correct the information about you that The People keeps on file by contacting us directly at contactus@thepeople.org.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important to us. For that reason, The People does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for thepeople.org accounts. If you are under the age of 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under the age of 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on thepeople.org by our website’s express terms. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at info@thepeople.org

Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the people.org, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from thepeople.org to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing of and interaction with any other website, including those that have a link on our website, are subject to that website’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on thepeople.org, as determined by The People in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.



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