You also play a role in protecting your Personal Information. We encourage you to password protect your computer, protect your Personal Information, and log off your computer when you are done using it. Change your passwords frequently and do not store them on your computer.
Collection and disclosure of information:
Federal law and the Federal Election Commission require that we use our best efforts to collect certain information for every donation we receive. This means we collect Personal Information that can be directly associated with a donor. "Personal Information" includes, by way of illustration, names, addresses, donation history, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. We cannot guarantee anonymity for a contribution of any amount.
We also collect Personal Information from visitors of our web site, donors, supporters and others who ask to receive information, email, or other services from us. We collect this Personal Information in order to provide timely or important information electronically, to comply with applicable legal requirements, and to ensure the technical functioning of our web site.
From time to time, we may disclose your Personal Information to third parties, without providing notice to you. We do this to help candidates, campaigns, and other organizations with similar political views and objectives and to further our organization. We may also disclose your Personal Information to an entity registered with the Federal Election Committee and designated as the principal campaign committee.
Information collected on the web site:
We track and log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, which are numerical identifications that are assigned to devices participating in Internet communications, and analyze them in order to improve the value and traffic on our web site. We also track, collect and analyze the numbers of page hits or views to track the popularity of certain portions of our web site, improve the value of our site, and provide our viewers with relevant information.
We may use pixel tags (also known as web beacons or clear GIF files), cookies, or other tracking technology to help us manage our online advertising, analyze and measure the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns, and track general usage patterns of visitors to our web site. Such technologies may also be used by third party advertising service providers who serve or assist us in managing ads on our site. These files enable us or these third parties to recognize a unique cookie on your Web browser, which in turn enables us to learn which advertisements bring users to our web site and to deliver advertising targeted to your interests. The information that is collected and shared using these pixel tags and similar technology is anonymous and is not Personal Information. It does not contain your name, address, telephone number, or email address. We are not responsible for and do not control any actions or policies of any third party advertising technology service providers or of any third party members of any related advertising networks. To opt out of collection by these third party advertising providers, please go to http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp
We maintain an e-mail list. We use our email list to keep in touch with our supporters, donors and interested parties. Subscribers to our e-mail list may modify or terminate their subscriptions in accordance with the instructions at the bottom of each communication sent from johnthune.com. Removing your name from our email list will not delete your email address from your Personal Information.
Personal Information and Online Forms/Petitions:
We treat your name, city, state, and any comments you make on our web site as public information. We reserve the right to provide this public information as we see fit, including providing it to opinion leaders, members of the media, or making it available on our web site.
Although not required by law to do so, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). We do not knowingly contact or collect information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information from children under 13, and we only target persons over the age of 18.
However, we may receive information pertaining to children under 13 under false pretenses, by trick, deception or otherwise. In this unlikely event, we will immediately obtain consent of a parent/guardian, or otherwise delete the information from our system after we have verified the incident. If you are aware that we have received, or may have received information by children under 13, please contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to this policy: