At Friends of Mary Auker-Endres, we are putting forth every effort to ensure the privacy and security of information that you share with us online. In addition, we urge you to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, it is strongly advised that you use a firewall.
- How we protect your information
- How we use your information
- How to contact us about privacy
HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
HOW DO WE USE THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE?
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on our website, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as who, if anyone, referred you to the site in order to credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for Friends of Mary Auker-Endres.
We will use your email address to provide you news and information about Friends of Mary Auker-Endres. We may also use your zip code and state to send you email messages about upcoming campaign events or activities in your area.
We may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may contact you. However, we will not sell or exchange your information to any other third party under any circumstances.
WHEN YOU CONTRIBUTE MONEY ONLINE:
Pennsylvania law requires Friends of Mary Auker-Endres to collect the name of every contributor. For contributors who give a total of more than $50.00 in the reporting period, we must also report your name and complete mailing address. For contributors who give a total more than $250.00 in the reporting period, the campaign must also use its best efforts to obtain and report the contributor’s occupation and employer.
We know that these requirements can seem intrusive or confusing. But the law requires us to have certain information to accept your contribution. We would appreciate your help; follow-up really costs the campaign money and a lot of staff time.
We also ask for your telephone number, mailing address, and email address so that the campaign can contact you quickly, for example, if follow-up is necessary. This information is not made public, though your donation amount and city/town are included in our publicly-accessible campaign finance reports.
Friends of Mary Auker-Endres may not accept contributions from corporations. Online, Friends of Mary Auker-Endres only accepts contributions from individuals, paid from their personal funds. When you make an online contribution, we will ask you to affirm that you are a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder), and that you are making your contribution with your own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business credit card or a card issued to another person.
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 along with your city and state available to the press and public online.
IP ADDRESSES AND LOG FILE DATA:
We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
INFORMATION ON CHILDREN:
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
UNSUBSCRIBING FROM EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS:
If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please email us at the address below. We will regularly process these requests. To comply with federal election law, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.
CONTACTING US ABOUT THIS POLICY: