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MCAULIFFE FOR GOVERNOR PRIVACY POLICY

Terry McAuliffe for Governor (“the McAuliffe Campaign”) is the authorized committee of Terence McAuliffe for his election for Governor for the State of Virginia.

The McAuliffe Campaign has created this privacy policy to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our website and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. The Campaign may modify this policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting this website.

How We Use Your Information

When you register, contribute, sign up to volunteer, or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site, send you news and information to you about the Campaign, solicit your participation in Campaign programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVP’s to some Campaign events and programs. We use your e-mail address to send such information by e-mail and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.

We will never provide your e-mail address or any of your personal information to any other person or organization, for any purpose, except

  • to candidates, organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives
  • to companies that assist us in maintaining this site or with the McAuliffe Campaign activities, but only for purposes of providing services to the Campaign and with the strict requirement that any such company will never itself have the right to contact you for any reason
  • to comply with applicable law or legal requirements (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records

Submitting your personal information including e-mail address on this page will sign you up to receive e-mails from the McAuliffe Campaign.

We may also use your first name to indicate the latest actions taken on this site.

Children

The McAuliffe Campaign complies with the Childrens’ Online Privacy Protection Act. The McAuliffe Campaign does not solicit and does not accept personally identifying information from any person less than 13 years of age. Visitors to this site who are under 13 years of age should not use this site except under the supervision and with the assistance of their parent or legal guardian, and should never submit any personally identifying information to the site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations or take any actions on or through this site.

Credit Card Information; Protection of Personal Information

When you make a contribution to the Campaign through this website, we collect credit card information from you. That information is used solely for processing your contribution; is not maintained by the McAuliffe Campaign; and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances.

The McAuliffe Campaign uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. All supplied credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment processing provider’s database. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and the McAuliffe Campaign employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you and who are required to keep the information confidential. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Contributions to the Campaign – Public Information

The Campaign is required to file regular reports with the Virginia Board of Elections that publicly disclose the name, address, occupation and employer of individuals, as well as the principal place of business, who contribute over a certain amount to the Campaign, and the amount and date of the contribution.

Cookies and Data Tracking

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Some parts of this site may be password-protected. We may use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to help us remember and process items that you purchase through this site; and/or to compile aggregate data about visitors to the site and their interaction with the site for the purposes of improving the operation of the site and/or offering better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use cookies to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this site.

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to the McAuliffe Campaign supporters.

URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an id–we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.

Please note that third party vendors, including Google, may show Campaign-sponsored ads on the Internet. Those third party vendors (including Google) use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

Advertising

We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other sites on the internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

The Campaign does not use cookies to track what specific pages an individual site visitor views. Please note, however, that third party vendors, including Google, may show Campaign-sponsored ads on the Internet. Those third party vendors (including Google) use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

Links to Other Sites

The privacy policies and practices contained in this Privacy Statement do not apply to ANY external links. This Privacy Statement only applies to our site or any future sites that we may develop. It does not cover sites that are linked to by this site or sites for which we are not responsible (“linked-sites”). These linked-sites will have their own policies and practices which may be different from ours. We therefore encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices of the linked-sites, especially if you provide personal information to them.

Amendments and Consent to This Privacy Statement

We retain the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Statement at any time. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as we have described. If we change our policies and practices, we will post the changes in our Privacy Statement so that you are always aware of them. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to provide personal information to us.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, you may contact us by: