Privacy Policy

John Bartlett for Congress is sharing this privacy policy to let you know how information about you is collected, used and disclosed.  This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website and information provided to us when you interact with the campaign via the website or through email correspondence.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we make changes, we will notify you by changing the date on the top of the policy.  We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy and to stay informed about our information practices and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

We collect a variety of information that you directly provide to us.  For example, we collect information when you fill out a form, make a donation, send us an email, sign a petition, sign up to become a volunteer or otherwise communicate with us.  The types of information that we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, fax number, credit card information and other contact information you may choose to provide us.  In addition, when you use our website certain information is automatically collected.  For example, when you visit our website, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use.

Use of Information

The protection of your information is important to us.  For this reason, we limit the use of personal information to the following purposes:

To Comply with Campaign Finance Laws.  The Federal Election Commission (FEC) requires that we collect (and disclose) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations exceed $200 per election cycle.

To support the Campaign.  We may use information you provide to operate this site, send you news and information about John Bartlett for Congress and to solicit your participation in John Bartlett for Congress programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs.  We use your email address to send such information by email and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.

To protect you and ourselves.  We release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies the disclosure of records without delay.

To support Democratic Candidates and Organizations.  We may disclose selected personal information (other than credit card or bank information) to other campaigns and organizations that we believe are like-minded or that we believe you may wish to hear from.

Social Sharing Features

The Sites may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Sites with other media, and vice versa.  The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature.  For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that we may provide links to third-party Web Sites, including but not limited to those sites maintained by Democratic candidates, other Democratic committees and news media outlets, as a service to our visitors.  We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites.  Please note that these sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours.  We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.

About Cookies, IP Addresses and Log File Data Cookies

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user.

John Bartlett for Congress website uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages and other information.  John Bartlett for Congress will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data that you provide for online activism activities so that you will not need to resubmit certain information.

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics.  This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Site.  We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters.

Advertising

We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other Sites on the Internet.  In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site.  At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with use be shared with those third-party vendors.  If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

We do not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13.  To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on this Site.  We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

Security

John Bartlett for Congress takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

How to Unsubscribe or Opt Out

People who subscribe to email lists via this website will receive periodic updates from John Bartlett for Congress by regular mail, fax and/or email.  You may opt out of receiving future information via email by using unsubscribe procedure specified on the email message.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please contact us.

November 6, 2017