December 4, 2016
Collection and Use of Information
We collect information that you choose to provide to us, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and company or organization name.
Like other website operators, SHC analyzes our website logs to improve the value of our website. We use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorized agents of browser access to our site. This reporting includes page views, unique views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We do not collect Internet User identity or contact information from Internet Users’ visits to our website. For each visitor to our website, the visitor’s computer reaches us via a particular IP, (Internet Protocol), address. Our servers automatically collect this IP address. We do not respond to web browser “Do Not Track” signals.
We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings so that we can tell which mailings appeal most. URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an ID in order to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.
Personalization of Content
Sale or Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
SHC does not share, rent, sell, exchange or otherwise disclose any personal information with other unaffiliated organizations, nor do we share, sell or exchange lists of users or other constituents with unaffiliated organizations. We may disclose your information when required by law or to respond to legal process, law enforcement requests, or government inquiries; and to defend the rights, interests, safety, and security of us, our affiliates, constituents, or the public.
Privacy of our Email Lists
SHC may maintain email lists to keep our constituents and supporters — including online and offline users and constituents, the press and policy makers — informed about news and events. We do not share the email addresses on our lists with staff outside of SHC. We do not intentionally send unsolicited e-mail messages that could legitimately be construed as spam. Out of respect for our users’ privacy we provide a way to opt-out of these communications. You may review, correct, update or change your email information at any time. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending Emails via the SHC Website
In certain cases, we may enable you to send individual emails to the President, legislators, and other targets, as well as Letters-to-the-Editor to various news publications, through our website. These messages are sent in your name, with your email address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will only be sent out under your name as you approve them on an individual basis using our email tool. You are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool.
Links to Other Websites
We use reasonable physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect information from unauthorized access, use, loss, misuse, or alteration. Notwithstanding these security safeguards, it is impossible to guarantee 100 percent security in all circumstances.
If you are under the age of 13, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. If you inform us that we have collected or received information from a child under 13, we will delete such information immediately from our databases. Our website is not specifically directed to children under 13. We shall not knowingly distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information erroneously collected from children under 13.