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Privacy Policy

Constitutional Progressives is an initiative of the Constitutional Accountability Center (“CAC”), www.theusconstitution.org. CAC is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our websites and safeguarding our visitors’ personal information.  This Privacy Policy describes the general information-gathering and usage practices of our websites (the “Sites”), including:

www.theusconstitution.org

www.constitutionalprogressives.org

Personal Information That You Provide to Us

We do not collect personally identifiable information about individual users except when individual users voluntarily provide such information to us. If you choose to provide personally identifiable information to us (e.g., your name, email address, and zip code), we will not share it with or otherwise disclose it to others except as set out below or when you have otherwise authorized us to do so (for example, by signing a public document such as a pledge or a petition). 

Use and Disclosure of Information

We use our websites to respond to requests for information and for fundraising, among other purposes. You may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, address, e-mail address, zip code and telephone number. We may use this information to contact your regarding your specific request or activity, and we may share this information with third-parties as necessary to fulfill your request or conduct that activity, such as charging a donation.  We may also share your personal information with closely aligned organizations and persons with whom we are working on a common endeavor. In addition to collecting the personal information that you may choose to provide, we may also collect standard Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of our Sites. General traffic, site usage, and length of stay information may be collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.

In addition to the disclosures otherwise contemplated by this Privacy Policy, we may disclose users’ personal information in certain other special circumstances: (1) to comply with a subpoena or court order; (2) when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may (intentionally or unintentionally) be causing injury to or interference with the rights or property of CAC or an unrelated third party; (3) when we believe in good faith that the law requires it; (4) to any third party who may acquire CAC; and (5) in situations involving threats to the physical safety of any person.

Cookies

You should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected on our Sites through the use of "cookies," which are small text files stored as text on a computer’s hard drive. Websites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Cookies are not programs, and they perform no actions on a visitor's computer. The use of cookies is common in the Internet industry, and many websites use them to provide useful features to the users of their sites. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site. We use cookie technology to obtain non-personal information from our on-line visitors in order to improve visitors' on-line experience, facilitate their visits to our Sites, support necessary functions, and collect aggregate data that will allow us to improve our websites and our web-based services.

You have choices with respect to cookies.  If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to reject cookies.  If you would like to learn more about this, please visit any of the commonly available Internet sites discussing Cookie FAQs.  You should know that if you reject some or all cookies, your experience on our Sites and at other websites may not be complete, and you may not be able to take advantage of personalized content delivery offered by our websites or by other sites.

Links

Our websites may contain links to websites maintained by other individuals and organizations. We are not responsible for and cannot control the privacy policies or content of those web sites.  

Future Communications

If you want to opt out of receiving future communications from us, please select SafeUnsubscribe at the bottom of any email from us, and follow the instructions provided.

Security

Constitutional Accountability Center appreciates and will accept online contributions via credit card.  Contributors will be asked to submit contact information for verification purposes.  In accordance with the recommendations of the PCI Security Standards Council, only the first and last four digits of a contributor’s credit card number will be stored.  A contributor’s information will be transmitted through an encrypted connection for processing.

Despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.

Effect of Future Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. However, we will not apply any new policies to any of your personal data collected under an old policy without contacting you at the email address you have provided to us and giving you the opportunity to opt out of any use of your data under the new policy.

Last updated: 1/23/2012