Updated April 21, 2020
Information Collected by Our Site
We collect two types of data from you: personal identification information (e.g. name, email address, zip code), and non-personal identification information (e.g. browser name, internet service provider).
We will never collect personal identification information from you without your consent. We only collect personal identification information if you voluntarily submit such information to us through the forms and features of our site. You are never required to submit personal identification information to visit conventionofstates.com or openthestates.com and may browse the site anonymously, however, you may be unable to use some of the services of our site if you decide not to provide your personal identification information.
We do collect non-personal identification information from all users of our site, but we will never connect your personal identification information to your non-personal identification information without your consent. We use non-personal identification information only in the aggregate to better tailor our site and services to our visitors.
How We Use Collected Information
We collect and use your information:
To personalize your experience:We may use information in the aggregate to understand how everyone who visits our site uses the services and resources we provide.
To improve our site:We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
To improve customer service:Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
To contact you:
If you give us your email address we may use that email address to send you periodic updates on our organization and conventionofstates.com. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us.
If you provide your mobile phone number and opt in to our text messaging service, we will send you periodic texts about important events in your area. Please bear in mind that your wireless service provider may charge you a messaging or data fee for use of this service. You may opt out of our text messaging service by texting “STOP” in reply to any of our text messages or you may contact us .
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.
We use an SSL secured communication channel to exchange sensitive and private data with you. This data is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.
How We Share Your Information
We may share or rent your personal identification information with our affiliates and with organizations who share our goals and mission to further the cause of self-governance. Our ability to network with like-minded organizations is critical to our success.
We may also use third party service providers to help us operate our organization, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. Information shared with these third parties will be used exclusively for the purpose of distributing our content and the content of our affiliates.
You may find advertising or other content on our site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. Please note that these other sites and services may have their own privacy policies. When you are browsing and interacting with any other website, including websites which link to conventionofstates.com or openthestates.com, you are subject to that website’s terms and policies.
Opting Out of Advertising Cookies
We are dedicated to giving you control of your privacy while browsing our site. You can opt-out of advertising cookies created by other organizations at any time. These vendors have their own privacy policies and may be members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”). To remove yourself from some or all NAI member advertising programs, please visit the NAI Opt-Out Page (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and follow the relevant instructions. Please note that if you delete, block, or otherwise restrict cookies, or if you use a different computer or Internet browser, you may need to renew your opt-out choice.
We Use Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our site so we can provide a more user-friendly experience. If you would like to opt out of using the Google Analytics features of our site, Google offers a free browser add-on which is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
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