Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy (Last Updated: March 9, 2011)

This social networking website FreedomConnector (http://connect.freedomworks.org) is operated by FreedomWorks (“We” or “Us”). We respect the privacy of visitors and users of this website. This Privacy Policy governs the use and collection of information from this website. Each time you visit and/or use this website, by doing so you are accepting the terms described in this Privacy Policy. In addition, you are also agreeing to our terms of use or other rules which may be posted on other pages of this website, including the donor privacy policy, sending emails, posting content, and signing petitions.

This Privacy Policy applies to activities in which you engage and information provided on FreedomConnector. This Privacy Policy does not apply to any other website or any other offline contact between FreedomWorks, FreedomWorks Foundation and you.

Information That May Be Collected

Information You Provide

When you visit or use our website, you may provide us with the following types of information: first and last name, FreedomConnector username and password, email address, interests, biographical information, group and event information, geographic location, and any actions taken on FreedomConnector. In addition, we may collect and use content that you provide, such as uploaded photos, video, audio and comments.

Information We Collect

We may keep track of some of the actions you take on the website. For example, if you upload photos, in addition to storing the photos you’ve uploaded, we may also log the fact that you shared these photos on the website.

Use and Sharing of Information

We use and share the information we collect and you provide to manage the service, as well as make improvements to it; to contact you with announcements; to provide information that might be of interest to you; to enforce the Terms of Service; for administrative and internal purposes; to comply with legal process served on FreedomWorks or this website; to protect and defend the rights or property of FreedomWorks, this website or its users; or to protect the safety of any officer, director, employee, member, volunteer or agent of FreedomWorks, its affiliates, or the public.

This information may be shared with affiliated groups, including, but not limited to FreedomWorks Foundation and FreedomWorks Political Action Committee, and affiliated third parties and administrators (for example, organizations assisting us, such as database vendors, etc.). This information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes.

With your express consent, we may share some of your information with Members of Congress, the President of the United States, and the general public. For example, if you choose to sign an online petition or use an online tool to send your legislator a message, some of your information will be shared or made publicly available.

We may also share your information with law enforcement agencies. For example, to determine whether there has been misuse of the website or other systems, we may report personal information and other information shared with us to law enforcement officials.

Petitions, Surveys and other Grassroots Activities

For petitions, surveys and other similar grassroots activities for which you provide your name, city, state and comments, we treat this information as public information. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to Members of Congress and to the President as part of a petition. Any comments you make, along with your name, city and state, may be made available to the public and to the press. Without your consent, we will not disclose your email address or phone number to Members of Congress, the President, the media or the general public.

Communications Sent Through This Website

We may enable you to send emails to elected and government officials, as well as to other selected individuals (for example, letters to the editor) through our website. Such emails are sent in your name, with your email address as the return address. Your full name and contact information will be provided as part of the transmission. You are solely responsible for the content of such emails, and emails sent under your name are sent only by you.

Phone, Email and Text Communications

We, along with our volunteers, affiliated organizations and vendors, may contact you by telephone, email and tests to alert you to important activities and items needing immediate action. If you wish to be removed from either or all of these methods of communication, please follow the instructions given to you when you provided your consent for receiving text messages. Please allow up to ten (10) days for removal from these lists.

Cookies

Cookies are text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to the website. Cookies created on your computer by using our website do not contain personally identifiable information.

Some parts of the website may be password-protected. If you check “Remember Me” upon sign-in, we will use a cookie to enable you to return to the password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password.

If you wish to disable these cookies, please visit the help portion of your browser tool bar. If you disable these cookies, you may not be able to access certain parts of our website.

How We Protect Your Information

We keep your information on a secured server. We also use other measures to enhance security, and may limit the use of the website in response to possible signs of abuse. Please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

Links

Although FreedomWorks.org contains links to other sites, FreedomWorks does not necessarily advocate, support or condone the privacy practices or content of these various websites. You acknowledge and agree that FreedomWorks will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use or reliance on any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such linked sites.

Minors

We do not solicit personally identifying information from minors. Visitors who are under the age of thirteen (13) years should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the website and should not submit any personally identifying information to us.

Other Terms

By using this website, you consent to having your personal information transferred to and processed in the United States.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify FreedomConnector and/or the Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Visitors and users of the website are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any such change; we will post changes to this Privacy Policy on this page. Therefore, we encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.