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Privacy Policy

At Sestak for President, we do our very best to ensure the privacy and security of information you share with us online. We also urge you to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords, only ever using strong passwords, and logging off of websites — including this one — after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, we strongly advise you to use a firewall.

This privacy policy explains the information practices we use at our website, www.joesestak.com.

How do we protect your information?

Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to ensure its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data, including credit card information, is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.

How do we use the information you provide?

On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on www.joesestak.com, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We may also ask who, if anyone, referred you to the site so that we can credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for Sestak for President.

We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about the Sestak campaign. We may also use your zip code and state of residence to send you e-mail messages about upcoming campaign events or activities in your area.

On occasion, we may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded candidates and organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded candidates and organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other party under any circumstances.

In addition, we may release personal information when we believe release is necessary to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to protect our rights or property; 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 disclosure of records without delay.

We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our this website, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information. This may include general information about your location while accessing the site.

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with the 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.

When you contribute money online

We are required by federal law to collect and report to the Federal Election Commission the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 per election cycle. These records are available to the public. However, they cannot be used by other organizations for fundraising. We also make a note of your telephone number and email address, which helps us to contact you quickly if follow-up on your contribution is necessary under federal election law. For additional information, visit the FEC website at http://www.fec.gov.

When you sign one of our petitions

When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments available to the press and public online, identifying only your city and state.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer by joesestak.com. We use cookies to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit joesestak.com, we only access the cookie file that we have stored on your computer. We cannot and do not access any information stored in a cookie by other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) are electronic images that may be used in our site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

We log your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.

Information on Children

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 Privacy 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.

Parents with questions may e-mail us at [email protected].

Unsubscribing from Email Communications

If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please click on the link at the bottom of all of our emails that says “Unsubscribe.” We will process these requests in short order. To comply with federal election law, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.

Additional Information for International Visitors

The Sites are hosted in and provided from the United States. While we do not direct our services to residents of the European Union (or European Economic Area; together, “EU”), it is possible that EU residents may access and use the site. If you use the site and/or reside in the EU, Canada, or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you may be transferring your personal data to the United States.

The United States may not have the same data protection laws as the EU, Canada, and some other regions. By providing Personal Information, you consent to the transfer of your Personal Information to the United States and the use of your Personal Information, in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If we collect Personal Information from EU residents, we strive to do so in a manner in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which includes acknowledgment of EU residents’ rights, including the following:

  • to withdraw your consent to the processing of Personal Information about you to which you have previously given consent;
  • to object to processing of Personal Information about you for the purpose of direct marketing; and
  • to have incorrect Personal Information about you corrected.

You also have the right to obtain a copy of the Personal Information we have about you, although we reserve the right to charge a fee for this.

California Privacy Rights

California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at [email protected].

California Business & Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how Sestak for President responds to “Do Not Track” browser settings. Sestak for President does not currently take actions to respond to “Do Not Track” signals because a uniform technological standard has yet to be developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.

Contacting us about privacy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, corrections to the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, send an email to: [email protected]

Our site may link to a limited number of other websites. Sestak for President is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for each website you visit. We will occasionally update this privacy policy as changes to the site necessitate it. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].