At Democracy for America, we are committed to protecting your online privacy and the security of the information that you might provide to us.
How we use the information you provide.
Information on children
Linking to other sites.
Individual Opt-Out Links
When you contribute money online.
When you subscribe to updates.
When you sign up for our mailing list.
How to correct information you provided.
How to contact us about privacy.
How we use the information you provide Democracy for America:
Information on Children:
The Democracy for America website does not ask children 13 or under for any information that can be used to identify the child. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children 13 or under. Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to contribute via the website.
Our site links to a limited number of other web sites. Democracy for America is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these web sites.
We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, Facebook, AddThis and Twitter, 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 website. 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 DFA website, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page or by following the individual opt-out links in the section below.
DFA recognizes that your privacy is important to your internet experience. If you wish to individually opt-out of third-party targeted advertising by one or more of our partners, DFA has provided the individual links here. To opt out of Twitter's interest-based advertising, click here. To opt out of Google Analytics, click here. Information on adjusting your Facebook settings can be found here. To opt out of AddThis targeted advertising, click here.
When you contribute money online:
Federal law requires us to collect and report your name, address, employer, occupation, and the amount of your contribution. If the contribution is made by credit card, federal law requires us to collect and report your credit card number as well.
Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report to the Federal Election Commission the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year. These records are available to the public. However, they cannot be used by other organizations for fundraising. For additional information, visit the FEC web site at http://www.fec.gov. We also make a note of your telephone number and e-mail address, if you choose to provide them, but you are not required to do so. Doing so helps us because then we can use your telephone number and e-mail address to quickly contact you if follow-up on your contribution is necessary under federal election law.
In addition to the requirement to report contributions to the Federal Election Commission, we may, in accordance with Federal election law, exchange our contributor list with successor organizations, and with other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations. We will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances.
We may use information provided when you contribute online either via our website or a third party website, or contribute by mail or other means to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for additional contributions.
Democracy for America does use postal mailing lists it acquires from other organizations. If your name appears on one of these lists you may receive non-electronic mailings from us.
When you subscribe for updates:
When you sign up for our mailing lists:
We collect your e-mail address, state, and zip code.
We log IP addresses, or the location of your computer network on the Internet, for systems administrations and troubleshooting purposes. We also may use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. We do not use this data to develop profiles of individual visitors to our web site.
Democracy for America uses Facebook messenger to communicate with supporters in a manner consistent with Facebook messenger’s privacy requirements.
How we protect your information:
Our web site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment.
When you contribute online, we use a secure server and SSL to protect your credit card number and other personal information during the transmission. SSL is short for Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol developed by Netscape for secure transmission of private information over the Internet. SSL works by using a private key to encrypt data that are transmitted over the SSL connection. Both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer browsers support SSL, and web sites use SSL when users transmit confidential information such as credit card numbers. Web pages that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http. SSL uses 128 bit encryption within the United States. Click here to read more about SSL.
At Democracy for America, we are putting forth every effort to ensure the security and privacy of the information that you share with us online. Remember that steps you take to help protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off the Web site after viewing or submitting personal information, are equally important. If you have broadband access to the Internet it is strongly advised to use a firewall.
When you sign one of our petitions:
When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments available to the press and public online, identifying only your first name, the first initial of your last name, your city and state.
Correcting Your Information:
If you need to change your email address, you can unsubscribe from our mailing list and sign up again using your new information.
Contacting us about privacy:
You can also reach us via US Mail at:
Democracy for America
P.O. Box 1717
Burlington, VT 05402
In an ongoing effort to provide the utmost in security of the information you give to us, Democracy for America reserves the right to revise or update the policy used. Should any of our changes be substantial in nature, we will post them clearly and conspicuously in advance of their effective date. Updates or revisions will not be applied retroactively.