The Types of Information CSA Foundation Collects
Non-personally identifiable information
CSA Foundation collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit the Website. Such information may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you used, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited the Website, the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website, and which pages you viewed on the Website.
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Personally identifiable information
CSA Foundation collects personally identifiable information from Users when they voluntarily provide such information, for example, when a User joins CommonSense American, or when a User donates money via the Website. To join CommonSense American, Users provide not only basic contact information, such as name, mailing address and email address, but also demographic information, such as political party, gender, marital status, year of birth, highest level of education and income level. It is important for CSA Foundation to collect this demographic information to ensure that its membership accurately represents the country as a whole.
How CSA Foundation Uses the Information that it Collects
CSA Foundation uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that it can improve the Website and CSA Foundation’s offerings. In addition, CSA Foundation uses Users’ personal information to help CSA Foundation create a membership that is representative of the country. CSA Foundation also uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information, in other words, for example, to add you as a CSA Foundation member or to process a donation. If you provide CSA Foundation with your email address, you will be added to CSA Foundation’s email list and you will start receiving email communications from CSA Foundation, unless you opt out. If at any time you wish to stop receiving email communications from CSA Foundation, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email CSA Foundation sends you, or send CSA Foundation an email at email@example.com and ask to be removed from CSA Foundation’s email list.
How CSA Foundation Protects User Information
CSA Foundation adopts appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission or storage system is guaranteed to be 100% secure. Please note that if you make a donation via the Website, your credit card information is not saved.
Sharing Personal Information
CSA Foundation uses third party service providers to help it operate the Website and administer activities on its behalf, such as collecting donations online. These third party vendors may have access to User information but they are required to protect the confidentiality of the information and to use it only for the limited purpose for which it was provided.
In addition, CSA Foundation may share personal information about Users with the National Institute of Civil Discourse (NICD) and with CSA Foundation’s affiliated organization, the CommonSense American in Action, Inc., and their successor organizations. CSA Foundation may also share names and email addresses, but no other personal information, with other like-minded organizations. In addition, CSA Foundation will share personally identifiable information about Users when required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. CSA Foundation will also share personally identifiable information if it believes it is necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of CSA Foundation or others.
CSA Foundation may also share personally identifiable information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing or acquisition of all or a portion of its business to another company. Moreover, CSA Foundation may share personally identifiable information about a User upon the User’s consent.
CSA Foundation may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties.
Third Party Websites
Compliance with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Protecting the privacy of the young is especially important. For that reason, CSA Foundation never collects information on the Website from those it knows are under 13, and no part of the Website is structured to attract anyone under 13. If CSA Foundation becomes aware of having information about anyone under 13, it will promptly delete the information.
California Privacy Rights
If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to CSA Foundation, you may request information once per calendar year about CSA Foundation’s disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to CSA Foundation by email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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January 10, 2019