Privacy Policy

1. Introduction   

This website is owned and operated by VoteRiders™. By accessing or viewing this website, uploading content to this website, and/or participating in or using any service offered on this website (collectively and individually the “Services”), you agree to this Privacy Policy. Please review this Privacy Policy carefully as it constitutes a binding agreement between you and VoteRiders. From time to time, VoteRiders may decide to add to, subtract from or otherwise change some or all of this Privacy Policy. Your continued use of any Services after any changes have been made to this Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement to such changes.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and is part of, VoteRiders’ TERMS OF USE LOCATED HERE (“Terms of Use”), which also govern your use of the Services. Capitalized terms not defined in this Privacy Policy have the definitions provided in the Terms of Use.

2. Personal Information

VoteRiders collects and stores information that you enter in connection with the Services. When you use the Services, VoteRiders may collect limited personal information that can identify you or that can be used with other sources of information to identify you (“Personal Information”). For example, the “Citizen Stories,” “Pledge,” “Spotlight On,” “Volunteer,” “Join,” and “Contact” services require you to submit certain information, and the “Contribute” service requires similar information as well as payment information such as your address and credit card number.

3. Anonymous Information

When you use the Services, VoteRiders may also collect certain information that does not identify you individually (“Anonymous Information”). For example, VoteRiders may collect your IP address, browser information and website domain name every time you use the Services. VoteRiders may also collect information regarding user-traffic patterns and website usage.

4. Use of Cookies and Spyware

VoteRiders does not use or install spyware on your computer. VoteRiders does not use spyware to retrieve information from your computer. Like many websites, VoteRiders uses “cookies,” which are files stored on your computer’s hard drive by your browser. Cookies help VoteRiders identify users and optimize their website experience. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but allow you to disable them. VoteRiders recommends that you leave cookies enabled so it can offer you a better website experience.

5. Use of Your Information

5.1. Use of Anonymous Information

VoteRiders may use Anonymous Information as it deems appropriate or necessary in order to help it determine how its users interact with parts of the Services so it can improve the Services and make them more useful.

5.2. Use of Personal Information

VoteRiders’ Use of Your Personal Information

VoteRiders may use your Personal Information to contact you about programs and opportunities related to the mission of VoteRiders. For example, VoteRiders may use your Personal Information to contact you about news alerts, newsletters, action alerts, press releases, information about VoteRiders programs, volunteer opportunities and donation appeals.

Third-Party Agents

VoteRiders may utilize third-party agents to perform functions on its behalf, such as marketing, website development or hosting, web analytics, credit card processing and fraud protection. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of Personal Information. They are contractually restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering these data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the website.

5.3. Public Forums

When you contribute to a public area of this website, such as when you upload User Content, the User Content that you submit may be made available to the general public and will not be considered “Personal Information” for purposes of this Privacy Policy. Accordingly, VoteRiders recommends that you use caution when submitting any sensitive information such as full name(s) or other information in connection with User Content that would enable users to locate you and others related to such User Content or information about you and such others so related. VoteRiders also recommends that you preview all User Content prior to submitting it to ensure it contains no information that you and such others so related are not comfortable sharing.

5.4. Legally Compelled Disclosures

VoteRiders may disclose Personal Information to government authorities and to other third parties when compelled to do so under law (and/or under a reasonable interpretation of the law), including without limitation in response to court orders, discovery and subpoenas.

5.5. Emergency Situations

VoteRiders may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (i) conform to applicable law; (ii) protect and defend its rights or property, the website or its users, and (iii) act under emergency circumstances to protect the safety of VoteRiders, its users and others.

6. Links and Other Websites

This Privacy Policy only applies to the information collected while you are on the VoteRiders website. The VoteRiders website may contain links to other websites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information that may be collected on those other websites. For example, when you are on the YouTube website, you are subject to YouTube’s privacy policy. VoteRiders has no responsibility for the information that may be collected on other websites. Accordingly, you should use common sense as you navigate the web and read the applicable legal documents for each website you visit.

7. Transfer in the Event of Reorganization

In the event that VoteRiders, an affiliate of VoteRiders if any, or any of its assets or any rights therein are assigned or transferred to one or more third parties, Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets. For purposes of this policy, an “affiliate” of VoteRiders is an entity that is under the control of, or under common control with, VoteRiders.

8. Security

VoteRiders implements and maintains reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the Personal Information, to protect the Personal Information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure. You understand and agree, however, that no transmission of data over the Internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It may be possible for third parties not under the control of VoteRiders to intercept or access transmissions or private communications unlawfully, including in the case of your contacting VoteRiders by email or a “contact us” or similar feature on this website. Accordingly, though VoteRiders may take reasonable steps to protect the security and integrity of all Personal Information provided to the Services, due to the nature of the Internet, VoteRiders does not represent or guarantee that information, during transmission through the Internet or while stored on its system or otherwise in its care, will be absolutely safe from intrusion by others, such as hackers. Any such transmission is done solely at your own risk. Storage and security of User Content, and any metadata associated therewith, are pursuant to YouTube’s privacy policy.

If you receive an email or other correspondence requesting that you provide any sensitive information that seems suspicious to you, please do not provide such information, and immediately report such request to us at INFO@VOTERIDERS.ORG

9. Jurisdiction.

This Privacy Policy will be interpreted under the laws of the United States of America. To the extent you are accessing this website from outside of the United States of America, you do so at your own risk. If you are located outside the United States of America, you should be aware that your Personal Information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by other countries to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit Personal Information to VoteRiders, you consent to the general use of such information as provided in the Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of that information in the United States of America.

10. Your California Privacy Rights.

As of January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits end users who are California residents to request certain information regarding disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to INFO@VOTERIDERS.ORG and include the phrase “1798.83 Privacy Request” in the email subject line.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding VoteRiders’ privacy practices, you may contact us at INFO@VOTERIDERS.ORG.