Last Updated: January 3, 2021
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,
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.),
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
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 www.maherforcongress.com 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 email@example.com.
How We Use Your Personal Information
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 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,
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 https://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/. 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 http://optout.networkadvertising.org/, by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout, or by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out page at https://www.aboutads.info/choices. 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 http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
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:
Data management services,
CRM Platform providers,
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.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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