CivicPulse Website Privacy Policy

Effective as of October 23, 2020

Golden Gate Bridge
Introduction.

Your privacy is important to us, and we have prepared this Privacy Policy to explain to you how we collect, use and share information we obtain through your use of the CivicPulse website (https://www.civicpulse.org) (the “Site”).

 

This Policy applies only to information we collect through our Site. It does not apply to information we collect through other channels.

 

By using this Site, you explicitly consent to such use of your information and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, you may not use our Site. This Privacy Policy is effective as of October 23, 2020.

1. Our Information Sharing Practices.
 
A. General. 

Except as otherwise described in this section of our Privacy Policy, we will not share your Usage Data (See Section 4, below) or Personal Information (See Section 2, below) (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “User Information”) with any third party without your permission.

 

B. Aggregated Data. 

We don’t sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. From time to time, we may share aggregated User Information with third parties. We will not share any aggregated data, however, in a manner that would enable the recipient to personally identify you.

 

C. Publicly Available Information.

As part of the Services, we provide data that is lawfully collected from federal, state or local governments; widely available sources that do not prohibit onward transfer or use; and disclosures to the general public that are required to be made by federal, state or local law (“Publicly Available Information”). If you are employed by or elected to serve with a federal, state or local government, Publicly Available Information about your employment or elected office may be included in the data that users can access when they use the Services. We will not, however, treat the Personal Information that you provide to us for your user account any differently than the Personal Information of a user who is not employed by or elected to serve with a federal, state or local government.

 

D. Other Disclosure Scenarios. 

Notwithstanding anything in this Privacy Policy to the contrary, we reserve the right, and you hereby expressly authorize us, to share any User Information:

i.

in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish, protect, or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;

ii.

if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, fraud, or situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person or property;

iii.

if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding abuse of the Site’s infrastructure or the Internet in general (such as voluminous spamming, denial of service attacks, or attempts to compromise the security of information);

iv.

with subsidiaries, joint ventures, or other companies under common control with us (in which case we will require such entities to honor this Privacy Policy);

v.

if we are acquired by or merge with another company; or

with third parties who provide services to us (e.g., data management and storage services), provided, however, that in those circumstances we disclose User Information that is necessary for such service providers to perform those services, and request that they not share your User Information in a manner inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

 

2. Types of Data Collection

 

A. Information You Choose To Submit. 

You can visit the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information through which someone could personally identify you (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Personal Information”). We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not identify a specific user. If, however, you wish to create an account and use the Site’s services (“Services”), you are required to provide certain Personal Information (e.g., your name, your e-mail address), and we ask that you also provide a username and password. We use your Personal Information to fulfill your requests for products and services, to improve our services, and to contact you from time to time about us, our Site, and our products and services.

 

B. Information We Automatically Collect.

We may collect certain information to help us understand how our users use the Site (which we will refer to in this Privacy Policy collectively as “Usage Data”) and in order to tailor the site to your preferences and to improve the quality of the Site. For example, each time you visit the Site we may automatically collect your IP address, browser and computer type, access time, the Web page from which you came, the Web page(s) that you access during your visit, and your search history, including cookies. We collect and store the information through third-party web services (Wix.com and Google Analytics), and we take steps to ensure that your Usage Data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

 

3. Security.  

We have implemented reasonable measures to help protect your User Information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access or disclosure. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your User Information, we cannot guarantee its security. If you choose to provide us with Personal Information, you consent to the transfer and storage of that information on our service provider’s servers. Because the Internet is global, however, information about you that we collect or that you submit may be transferred to, processed, and held in other countries, where laws regarding processing of your Personal Information may be less stringent than the laws in the United States.

 

4. Your Data Protection Rights.

CivicPulse would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

 

A. Access.

You have the right to request CivicPulse for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

B. Rectification.

You have the right to request that CivicPulse correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request to complete information you believe is incomplete.

 

C. Erasure.

You have the right to request that CivicPulse erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

D. Restricting processing.

You have the right to request that CivicPulse restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

E. Object to Processing.

You have the right to object to CivicPulse’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

 

F. Data portability.

You have the right to request that CivicPulse transfer the personal data we have collected from you to another organization or directly to you, under certain conditions.

 

5. Managing Cookies.

We use cookies in a variety of ways to improve your experience on our website. You can set your browser not to accept cookies; however, some features of our website such as maintaining a log-in session to your account may not function as a result.

 

6. Do Not Track (DNT).

The state of California (United States) requires that we provide California residents information about how we handle DNT signals. CivicPulse does not track individual Usage Data over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and thus does not respond to DNT signals.

 

7. Privacy policies of other websites.

This Site contains links to other websites. Our Privacy Policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

 

8. Children Under the Age of 13. 

Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age and you must be at least 18 years old to have our permission to use this Site. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you believe that we have collected, used, or disclosed personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 13, please contact us using the contact information below so that we can take appropriate action.

9. Changes.  

We are continually improving and adding to the features and functionality of this Site and the services we offer through this Site. We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, without prior notice, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. Your continued use of the Site after such modifications will constitute your acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy and agreement to abide by and be bound by any modified Privacy Policy. You may access the current version of this Policy at any time by clicking the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of this Site.

 

Questions.

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, or if you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you are invited to contact us at info@civicpulse.org or send us mail to:

 

CivicPulse

211 Hope Street #391131

Mountain View, CA 94041

Attn: Privacy Operations

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