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Last Updated: January 3, 2021

Maher for Congress (“we,” “us,” or “our,” as applicable) values the privacy of our visitors. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it through compliance with this Policy. This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you provide when visiting Maher for Congress’ website, including (the “Website”), our practices for collecting, using, protecting and disclosing that information and the choices you have associated with that information. This Privacy Policy applies only to information we obtain from you when you are online while visiting or using the Website. It does not apply to information we have obtained or may obtain offline through other traditional means.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use the Website. By accessing or using the Website you agree to this Privacy Policy. This policy may change from time to time (see “Changes to This Privacy Policy” below). Your continued use of the Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Please note the distinction between our privacy practices in connection with your visit to the Website.


Personal Information We Collect 

This Website provides many different services and information to you, our visitors, users, subscribers and customers. To deliver these services and to provide you with the best experience possible while using our systems, we collect certain information from you. 


Information You Provide to Us: While using our Website, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Your first and last name,

  • Your address (or general location),

  • Your e-mail address,

  • Your phone number,

  • Demographic information,

  • Employment related information (i.e., occupation, employer name, etc.),

  • Payment method information (such as credit or debit card number, or bank account information),

  • SMS information (i.e., your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time, and content of your messages, etc.),

  • Etc.


Information from Other Sources: When you interact with the Website on or through a social media platform, such as Facebook, Google, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, or LinkedIn, we collect the Personal Information that you make available to us on that social media page or account, including your user ID and/or username, and any information you have made public in connection with that social media service. Please note, however, that these platforms have their own privacy policies. Maher for Congress will only collect and store such Personal Information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms.


Automatically Generated Information: We may also collect non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically while you are visiting the Website or elsewhere on the Internet when our advertisements are served, also known as log files. This data includes, but is not limited to:

  • The name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the device you are using and/or the IP address of your Internet Service Provider (ISP),

  • The MAC Address of devices used to interact with Website,

  • The type and version of Internet browser software you use and your operating system,

  • The website visited before or after you visit our Website,

  • The date and time you access the Website, the length of your stay, and the specific pages that you access while visiting the Website,

  • Information concerning the country of origin of your device and the language(s) used by it, and

  • Geolocation data.


We use this information to monitor the usage of the Website, assess performance, ensure technological compatibility with your device, and understand the relative importance of the information provided on the Website. We may also use this data to conduct statistical analyses on visitors’ usage patterns and other aggregated data.


Consent to Use of Data and Mobile Communications; Program Terms and Conditions

Go to and sign up to receive political campaign alerts, updates and news by registering your e-mail and/or mobile number with us. By providing your e-mail and/or phone number and checking a box, clicking the “complete” button, or some other affirmative act, you are consenting to receive e-mails and/or calls and texts/SMS messages, including live, prerecorded, and/or automated calls and text messages and alerts, to that number. After signing up, you will receive a confirmation e-mail or text message from [short code/number] on your mobile number. This agreement is not entered into as a term or requirement of any purchase or promotion. Normal message and data rates may apply. Message frequency may vary. Neither we nor the participating carriers guarantee that messages will be delivered.  We may discontinue the program at any time without notice.

Compatible carriers include: AT&T, T-Mobile® (T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages), Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Boost, Alltel (Verizon Wireless), U.S. Cellular, Cellular One, MetroPCS, ACS/Alaska, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central Illinois, Centennial Wireless, Cox Communications, EKN/Appalachian Wireless, GCI, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix/Keystone Wireless, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Rural Cellular Corporation, Thumb Cellular, United Wireless, West Central (WCC), Cellcom, C Spire Wireless CellSouth, Cricket, Cincinnati Bell and Virgin Mobile®.

To discontinue receiving SMS messages from Maher for Congress, text STOP to [short code/number]. For additional help text HELP to [short code/number] or contact us at

We will use such information collected via SMS in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


How We Use Your Personal Information

We use the information we collect from you and about you to fulfill your requests and help us personalize and continually improve your experience with our Services. You have no obligation to provide us with any of your information, but you may not be able to use or access certain portions of our services if you do not provide us with your Personal Information (and you cannot use our Website or Application without agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy). 

Here is an incomplete list of examples of how we use the data we collect:

  • To provide, maintain and improve our Website,

  • To provide and deliver the information you request, process donations and transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts,

  • To communicate with you about products and services,

  • To provide user support,

  • To respond to your e-mails, submissions, comments, questions, and requests; request feedback or support, and otherwise contact you about your participation in Maher for Congress and the use of this Website,

  • To communicate with you about Maher for Congress, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, activities, and volunteer opportunities, and provide you news and information we think will be of interest to you,

  • To solicit volunteers, donations, and support for Maher for Congress,

  • To contact you if Federal or state election laws require us to request additional information from you,  

  • For derivative advertising,

  • For location-based advertising,

  • To detect, assess, prevent, and address technical and performance issues,

  • To assist, when necessary, in protecting our rights or property, enforcing the provisions of our Privacy Policy, or preventing harm to you or others,

  • To conduct statistical analyses on visitors’ usage patterns and other aggregated data,

  • To deliver to you relevant advertising from use of demographic and preference information such that advertising related to our Service is targeted to the users for whom they are most pertinent,

  • To provide you with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information by following the unsubscribe link or the instructions provided in any e-mail we send,

  • Etc.

We will store your information only for as long as we need to use your information for the above purposes or as required by law.


Cookies and Other Technologies

Overview: When you interact with the Website, we automatically receive and record information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, “cookie” information, and the page you requested. 

Cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels and beacons) are comprised of small bits of data that often include a de-identified or anonymous unique identifier. The Website, apps and other services send this data to your browser when you first request a web page and then store the data on your computer so the Website can access information when you make subsequent requests for pages from that service. We may use these technologies to collect and store information about your usage of the Website (such as the pages you have visited, content you have viewed, search queries you have run, and advertisements you have seen), which information is then used to understand your preferences so as to enable us to provide you with improved services in future visits, and to compile aggregate data about Website traffic and interactions so that we can offer better experiences and tools in the future.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can change your settings to notify you when a cookie is being set or updated, or to block cookies altogether. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. Additional cookie-related information is available at Please note that by blocking any or all cookies, you may not have access to certain features, content, or personalization available through the Website.

Remember me: If you select “remember me” on your computer when logging on to the Website, Maher for Congress will set a persistent cookie to retrieve your username and password when you return to the Website so that you do not have to enter it more than once. It also allows us to send confirmations, receipts, updates, alerts and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of and our administration and operation of the Website. The persistent cookie also enables Maher for Congress to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the Website. The persistent cookie is removed when you uncheck the “remember me” check box.

Analytics: We, as well as third party vendors acting on our behalf (such as Google), may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies), third party cookies, or other third party identifiers to gather anonymous analytics and statistics about our Website and how it is being used by our visitors so we can improve our Website. Our web server storage logs may collect the domain names, Internet protocol addresses, the types of web browsers, and certain data of visitors to the Website. 

Data about your activities online may be collected for use in providing advertising tailored to your individual interests, either by us, our affiliates, or third parties. We may work with third parties such as network advertisers and ad exchanges to serve advertisements across the Internet and may use third party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us and/or third parties with information about the use of these ads on third party websites and viewing of ads and of our content. 

We and these third party vendors, including Google, may use third party technologies together with our own first party technologies in order to analyze ad impressions, your use of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services. The information collected may also include information about your visits to our Website, the pages you have viewed, and what content you have seen or interacted with. These third party tracking technologies may be set to, among other things: (a) help deliver advertisements to you that you might be interested in; (b) prevent you from seeing the same advertisements too many times; and (c) understand the effectiveness of the advertisements that have been delivered to you.

You can opt out of certain advertising by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative consumer opt out page at, by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available at, or by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page at Please note that at this time we do not respond to browser-based “Do Not Track” signals. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” you may wish to visit  


How We Share Your Information 

Information about our visitors is an important part of our activities.  We share personal information only as described below.

Service Providers: We may employ third party companies and individuals, such as payment processors, contractors, vendors, or distributors, to facilitate our Services, provide the Services on our behalf, perform Services-related services or assist us in analyzing how our Services are used (“Service Providers”).  These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose to third parties or use it for any other purpose and are additionally required to keep it confidential.

Service providers employed may fall into the following categories:

  • Payment processors,

  • Payroll processors,

  • Data management services,

  • Marketing services,

  • CRM Platform providers,

  • Security services.


Third Parties: As explained above, we do not sell, rent, or loan any personal information regarding our visitors to any unrelated third parties.


Law enforcement: Under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law


Legal Requirements: We may disclose your personal information in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation,

  • To protect and defend the rights or property of Maher for Congress,

  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Services, and,

  • To protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public.


Dissolution: We are a non-profit organization and also registered as a political committee. If the entity is dissolved, Maher for Congress may transfer your information to the party or parties involved as part of that transaction.

Third Party Use of Cookies: We use cookies to compile aggregate non-personally identifiable data about Website traffic and Website interaction so that we can offer better Website experiences and tools in the future. We may also share non-personally identifiable information with companies such as political party, agencies, ad networks, or exchanges to enable them to analyze user behaviors or to customize the ads that you encounter.


Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions: On our Website, you may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time and as authorized by appropriate election laws. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our Website with others and sending e-mail invitations. In connection with any contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via our Website, we use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our products and services or our service providers or agents partners may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth and telephone number.


Third Party Features 

Third Party Links: For your convenience and as authorized by law, we may include or offer third party offers, products or services on our Website. Third party vendors may use cookies or other technologies to serve ads on other websites based on your visit to this Website and other websites on the Internet. This Privacy Policy does not apply to third party ads that may appear on our Website, even if we have relationships with those third parties and even if their ads appear on our Website. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any websites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these websites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages. Please visit the privacy statements of these third parties to learn about their practices. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Website and welcome any feedback about these websites.

Social Media Platforms and Websites: Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to our Website (including, but not limited to any of our pages contained on a social media platform or website such as Facebook or Twitter) by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a “Submission”), is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of any social media platform or website and we are therefore not responsible for any content or Submissions contained on such sites and platforms. By visiting any of our pages or websites that are contained on a social media platform or website, you are representing and warranting to us that you have reviewed the applicable privacy policy and terms of use of such platform or website and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein.

Additionally, in the event that we offer a message board or any other interactive or social-type feature on a website administered directly by us, please be aware that these areas may allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information (e.g., stories, pictures, ingredients, tips, etc.). Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of one of our websites, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any personal information in such public forums. The information you post can be collected and used by people you don’t know. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.


E-mail Signups

E-mail: We appreciate your questions and comments about our Website and services and welcome your e-mails and questions submitted to our Website. We will share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your e-mail address and message will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Submitting your E-mail: Submitting your address anywhere on the Website may result in your e-mail address being added to the Maher for Congress e-mail list, in addition to the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe to Maher for Congress e-mails at any time by opting out of e-mail subscriptions with the “unsubscribe” link included in each e-mail. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.

Suggesting the Website to a Friend: If you elect to use any feature that includes suggesting a page to a friend or to inform a friend about the Website or solicit donations or pledges or otherwise communicate, Maher for Congress may ask for your friend’s name and e-mail address. The Website may automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Website or otherwise provide the information requested by you. Maher for Congress will store and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your friend may contact Maher for Congress to request the removal of this information from our databases.



We employ and maintain reasonable technology and security measures designed to protect your personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us. You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse such as by maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information.


California Disclosures

If you are a California resident, we are required to provide additional information concerning how we use and disclose your Personal Information. You may have additional rights regarding how we use your Personal Information. 

If you are a California resident and have an established relationship with us, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request a notice disclosing the categories of Personal Information we have shared with third parties, if any, for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes, during the preceding calendar year. To request a notice, please submit your request to the contact information provided below. California law also permits residents of California to opt-out of our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. You may choose to opt-out of the sharing of your Personal Information with third parties for marketing purposes at any time by submitting a request in writing to the contact information provided below. Please note that this opt-out does not prohibit disclosure made for non-marketing purposes.



We strongly encourage parents and guardians to regularly monitor and supervise their children’s online activities. This Website is not directed to children and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not use this Website. If you are aware of a child’s personal information having been provided to us, please contact us at



When you make a contribution to Maher for Congress, applicable law requires us to obtain the following information: name, mailing address, employer, occupation, and amount of contribution. Applicable law may require us to report this information to the Federal Election Commission or another state or local official if an individual’s contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in this election cycle. Any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. All contributions made to the Website are considered final unless the donation is not in compliance with election law and/or regulations. All purchases from the online store are considered contributions to Maher for Congress.


Special Statement for Job Applicants 

Any personal information that you provide to us when applying for a career position with Maher for Congress will be used solely to consider and act upon your application. We may retain your personal information for a period of time, but only for as long as necessary for such purposes or as otherwise required by law. We may disclose your personal information to our agents for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the particular position you applied for, for other available positions or as otherwise required by law. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties hired by us to collect, maintain, and analyze candidates for career positions or as otherwise required by law.

Notice to Non-U.S. Users

If you are visiting our Website from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using our Website, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.  Please note that non-United States individuals (non-green card holders) and entities are prohibited from contributing to Maher for Congress.

Changes to This Privacy Policy 

We may make changes to our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy to the Website and updating the “Last Updated” date. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes constitutes your acceptance of such changes. 

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions about our Privacy Policy at:


Maher for Congress respects your right to privacy. You can view our privacy policy at

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