At Progressive Congress Action Fund (the “Organization”), we are putting forth every effort to ensure the privacy and security of information that you share with us online. We urge you to take steps also to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of a website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, we strongly advise you to 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. Our 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. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.
How do we use the information you provide?
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on progressivecongress.com, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We may also ask who, if anyone, referred you to the site so that we can credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for the Organization.
We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about progressivecongress.com. We may also use your zip code and state to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events, news 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 organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances.
When you contribute money online
We will report your information to government authorities to the extent required by law.
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 name, city and state.
IP Addresses and Log File Data
We log your 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, without express and verifiable parental consent. 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.
Parents with questions may e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unsubscribing from Email Communications
If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please email us at email@example.com. We will regularly process these requests. However, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.
Use of Photos and Videos
The Organization regularly takes photographs and video (“Images”) of Progressive Congress Action Fund and Progressivecongress.org events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, these events is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on the Organization’s website or in other promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, “images” includes any still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips.
The Organization does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. The Organization reserves the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.
In the event that an image of a child is used, the Organization will not disclose the child’s name, age, location, or other “directory information” without specific written and verifiable consent by the child’s parent or guardian.
All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to the Organization become the exclusive property of the Organization. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against the Organization, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve the Organization of liability for its use of the image(s).
By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. The Organization reserves the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of the Organization.
If you object to an image of you (or your child) from appearing in photographs or video of events, please notify the Organization in writing at: 600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 340, Washington, DC 20003
Contacting us about privacy
You can also reach us via U.S. Mail at:
600 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Suite 340
Washington, DC 20003