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At FRIENDS OF MIKE DELPH, we are putting forth every effort to ensure the privacy and security of information that you share with us online. We urge you to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off the Web site after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, we strongly advise you to use a firewall.
How do we protect your information?
Our Web site 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 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 FRIENDS OF MIKE DELPH, 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 FRIENDS OF MIKE DELPH.
We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about FRIENDS OF MIKE DELPH. We may also use your zip code and state 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. However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances.
When you contribute money online
The Federal Election Commission requires the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals who contribute to political organizations. 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 Web site at http://www.fec.gov. Contributions may also be subject to state and local disclosure campaign laws any information necessary to comply with such requirements may also be given. Please visit your local governing body for such information.
When you sign one of our petitions or schedule events
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.
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
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13, without express and verifiable parental consent. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
Unsubscribing from Email Communications
If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please use our contact information to email us at http://www.mikedelph.com. We will regularly process these requests. To comply with federal election law, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.
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