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Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which CommonSense American Foundation, Inc. (“CSA Foundation”) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (“You” or “Users”) of its website currently located at  (the “Website”).

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.


CSA Foundation uses Google Analytics to serve “cookies” to enhance your experience with the Website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your computer so that the Website can recognize you and keep track of your preferences. Use of cookies help measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat Users and the most popular webpages. CSA Foundation also uses Google Ads, which serves you advertising cookies and then sends you advertisements based on your visit to the Website. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

Information about how Google uses information collected from sites that use its services is located at You may opt out of participating with Google Analytics by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available at and you may opt out of participating with Google Advertising by following the instructions available at

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 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

CSA Foundation may provide links from the Website to other websites. A link to a third party site does not constitute an endorsement of the linked site or its service. Moreover, it is important to understand that CSA Foundation does not control the content or links that appear on these third party websites and is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website. These websites and services have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to or from CSA Foundation’s Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. This Privacy Policy covers only information collected through the use of CSA Foundation’s Website. In addition, CSA Foundation does not currently respond to web browser “do not track” signals.

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

Changes to this Privacy Policy

CSA Foundation may update this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. The date at the bottom of this page indicates when the Privacy Policy was last updated. Changes become effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Website after the Privacy Policy has been modified means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. CSA Foundation encourages Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information CSA Foundation collects and how it uses that information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any modifications since your last visit.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using CSA Foundation’s Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting CSA Foundation

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything relating to the Website, please contact CSA Foundation at


January 10, 2019