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Privacy Policy

Last Revised:  April 16, 2020 

This website is operated by The Villages Democratic Club (“TVDC”, “Club”, "we" or "us"). This privacy policy ("Policy") explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by TVDC with respect to your use of websites such as this which are operated by TVDC and which display this Policy so you can make an informed decision about joining TVDC or using the website. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.


What Is Personal Information?

As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or credit card number) and information about that individual or his or her activities that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we might collect about the use of the website or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.


What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Active Collection: Personal information may be collected in a number of ways when you visit our website. We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you create an account or a profile, make a donation, make a purchase, send us an email or sign up to receive email or text message updates, fill out a form, connect through a social feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, or request information. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and credit card information. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, leaving comments, posting blog comments or other content, sending an email or message to another user, or participating in any interactive forums or features on the website. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, games, promotions, and other activities on the website.

Passive Collection: When you use the website, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring website, etc. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

Cookies

Cookies may be placed on your computer by our website or by Third-Party software when you visit. A cookie is a small chunk of data – typically stored as a text file – that is placed on your computer or other device.

The cookie is used to identify your device to the website when you visit again so the site can load your preferences, automatically accept your credentials, or otherwise personalize the experience. Cookies do not store personal information about you, just information identifying your device.

Third-party cookies

Third-party vendors or other websites that we link to may use cookies to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to help improve your website experience. This Policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or other technology used by third party websites, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of those sites.

How Do We Use the Personal Information We Collect?

We use personal information collected through our website for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on the website. For example, we may use personal information we collect:

    • to provide the services, products, or information you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions;
    • to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, the website;
    • to notify you about important changes to the website;
    • to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
    • to help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support for the Florida Democratic Party and for candidates, issues and organizations that we support;
    • to remind you to send in your voter registration form and to vote;
    • to assist you in finding your registration information and polling location;
    • to contact you if other information is necessary under Federal election laws;
    • to request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the website;
    • to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide customer service;
    • to monitor and analyze site usage and trends, and to personalize and improve the website and our users' experiences on the website, such as providing ads, content, or features that match your profiles or interests, and to increase the website’s functionality and user friendliness;
    • to serve ads, on this or other websites or media, based on the information you provide and the actions you take;
    • to notify and contact contest and sweepstakes entrants; and
    • for any other purpose for which the information was collected.


What Personal Information Do We Share With Third Parties?

It is our policy not to share the personal information we collect from you through our website with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the website. For example, we may share personal information as follows:

    • with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us;
    • with candidates, organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives;
    • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on the website, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
    • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
    • when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of TVDC, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our website;
    • to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements.

We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

Interactive Features:

You understand that when you use the website, information you: post in your profile, blogs, forums and other interactive areas of the website, as well as any information you share with individuals through the website or share through social network sites, will be available to other users and, in most cases, may be publicly available. In addition, when you sign up and create an account, certain information regarding actions you take through the website, such as joining a group or actions, may be available to other users and, in some cases, may be publicly available. We recommend you be cautious about giving out personal information to others or sharing personal information in public or private online forums. We are not responsible for the actions of any third parties with whom you share personal information. In some cases, there may be privacy settings available regarding the information available to others, and we suggest you take time to familiarize yourself with these options and utilize these settings.


Links to Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. Any personal information you provide on the linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party's privacy policy. This Policy does not apply to such linked sites, and we are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of these websites or any other sites that are linked to from our website. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.


What Steps Do We Take To Protect Your Information Online?

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our website by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.


What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?

You may "opt out" of receiving text messages, email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and emails. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our website, or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters. Changes to information in your account does not affect information provided to others as set forth in this policy, including in connection with petitions or donations or that has been previously shared with like-minded candidates, organizations, groups or causes.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact us at admin@thevillagesdemocrats.com



   

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