Privacy Policy

Welcome to the official website or mobile application (the Sites) of the ANGUS KING FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN (“CAMPAIGN”).

This Privacy Policy explains our practices for collection, use, and disclosure of the information that you provide to us when you use our Site and other Campaign mobile applications that display this policy (the Sites). By using these Sites, you agree that your use of the Sites is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

We may update this Privacy Policy in the future, and encourage you to periodically check this Site for updates. We will alert you to changes that have been made by revising the date at the top of the policy.  We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.  Your continued use of the Site affirms your agreement to any changes we make to this Privacy Policy.

Please note the distinction between this policy describing our privacy practices in connection with your visit to the Site, and our Terms of Service.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Voluntary Information: We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us including your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, mobile number, and geographic location. You may provide this information when you request information, register, make a purchase, send us an email, sign up to receive email or text messages updates, connect through a social feed, sign up as a volunteer, communicate with us through third party social media sites, fill out a form, or for other purposes. We may also collect demographic information such as date of birth, gender, occupation, employer name and zip code. In limited circumstances, we may collect payment information such as credit card number where needed to complete a requested service or transaction.

The types of information that we collect includes the Federal Election Commission (FEC) required donor personal information.  The FEC requires the CAMPAIGN to collect and disclose to the FEC the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations exceed $200 per election cycle.  When this information is linked to personally identifiable information, it will be treated as voluntary personal information. Voluntary personal information does not include aggregate data (data about a group or category of users that has been stripped of identifiable information about individual users) that we may collect about the use of the Sites. This policy does not restrict our collection and use of such aggregate information.

By requesting information to be sent to your mobile phone, we may obtain the following information from you in connection with our SMS service: your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time and content of your messages, as well as other information that you provide. We will use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Information Automatically Collected With Site Use
We may also collect non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically while you access or use the Site or elsewhere on the Internet when our advertisements are served, also known as log files. This data includes, but is not limited to, information such as IP address, web pages visited before and after visiting the Site, date and time, domain type, type of mobile device you use, your device’s unique ID, web pages you view and links you click on within the Site and interactions with our advertisements delivered by us or advertisements delivered by a third party advertising technology vendor. This type of information may be collected using different types of technologies, such as cookies and pixels. For instance, an IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. If you visit our Site, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and the user’s geographical region.  We also may use your non-personally identifiable information to enhance our Site.

All Site users remain anonymous unless they choose to give us their personal information. You may elect not to allow us to collect and use this non-personally identifiable data as part of our Service by following the Opt Out procedures described below.

Cookies and Other Technologies

Overview: Currently, we do not use our own cookies to obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses the Site or advertisement or visits a web site in our network, but rather, we may use other companies to set cookies on our Site and advertisements to gather non-personally identifiable information for us.  “Cookies” are small data files stored on your browser that helps to improve your experience on our Sites.  In some cases, we may also use another company to operate web servers or process credit card purchases for our Site.  The Site may use cookies and other technology to speed navigation and keep track for items and to gather anonymous traffic data that we may use to enhance the Site, our Service, marking, and other internal purposes.

Remember me: If you select “remember me” on your computer when logging on to the Site, AngusforMaine.com will set a persistent cookie to retrieve your username and password when you return to the Site so that you do not have to enter it more than once. It also allows us to send confirmations, receipts, updates, alerts and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of and our administration and operation of the Site. The persistent cookie also enables the CAMPAIGN to track and target the interests of users to enhance the experience on the Site. The persistent cookie is removed when you uncheck the “remember me” check box.

However, if you wish to block, erase, or be warned of the use of cookies, please refer to the paragraph below entitled Disabling Cookies or to your browser manufacturer. When you view a video on our Sites, a third party may also set a “flash cookie” on your computer. Since removing and rejecting browser cookies may not remove or reject flash cookies, you will also need to visit : www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security to delete or disable flash cookies. Rejecting or removing browser or flash cookies may affect certain features of our Sites.

Data Analysis
This website uses third party vendors (such as Google Analytics) to help analyze how users use the site. For example, Google Analytics uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the CAMPAIGN.

Google Analytics collects information anonymously. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither the CAMPAIGN nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any source, unless you explicitly submit that information via a fill-in form on our website. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site through Google.

We may use other companies to set cookies on our Site and advertisements and gather cookie information for us. In some cases, we may also use another company to operate web servers or process credit card purchases for our Site. The Site may use cookies and other technology to speed navigation and keep track of items and to gather anonymous traffic data that we may use to enhance the Sites, our Services, marketing, and other internal purposes. This Policy does not apply to, and the CAMPAIGN is not responsible for, cookies used by the third parties.

Web Beacons: Pages of our Site and/or e-mails may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit the CAMPAIGN, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or [opened an e-mail] and for other related web site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain web site content and verifying system and server integrity).

Disabling Cookies: The “Help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive cookies, and how to disable cookies altogether. Note that if you reject or block cookies, it may affect your ability to enjoy the full functionality and experience of our Site.

Information Use and Sharing

We and our service providers may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site. For example, we may collect information about you from third parties, including but not limited to mailing list providers and publicly available sources. We may also use such information for list matching purposes.  In addition, if you make a donation through a third party conduit, we will obtain certain information about you from that entity.

Use of Personal Information: If we receive your personal information, we will only use it for the purposes described where it is collected or otherwise described in this Privacy Policy. We may share this information outside of the CAMPAIGN if:
(1) you authorize us to do so;
(2)  it is needed to report required information to the Federal Elections Commission, including name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employers of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle (for additional information, visit http://www.fec.gov);
(2) it is necessary in order to provide our products or services to you (and contacting you when necessary);
(3) it is necessary to allow our service providers or agents to provide products or services for us;
(4) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is needed by  entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements to provide those services;
(5) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is needed in connection with the reorganization, formation of a new committee or successor organization, the sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the CAMPAIGN, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of the CAMPAIGN;
(6) it is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, responding to your inquiries or requests for information or services, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, dispute resolution, credit checking and debt collection;
(7) it is necessary to disclose in order to protect or defend our rights or property or those of our users;
(8) it is necessary to disclose in order to protect the personal safety of our users or the public;
(9) it is necessary for us to provide it to our attorneys, accountants, regulators, auditors or other advisors; or
(10) 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 served upon us, our agents, representatives or our affiliates.

We may also aggregate your personal information with the information of others and may disclose such information in aggregate form for marketing and promotional purposes in a way that would not identify you individually.

Use of Non-Personally Identifiable Information: The CAMPAIGN or our service providers or agents that provide services for us may use non-personally identifiable information as part of the Services to better tailor advertisements and other content to create a more relevant experience for each person that visits the Site or elsewhere on the Internet. This non-personally identifiable information may also be used to predict responses to advertisements, to help determine which ads perform best and which content is most appropriate for different individuals, to measure and optimize the effectiveness of advertisements, and to provide aggregate reporting to our service providers or agents and for our and their internal purposes. Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

We use various web site analytics tools and technologies regarding activities on our Site that require storage of web session data. The overall aim of these tools is to aid in making our Site easy to use, to proactively identify and correct error conditions and to provide more relevant advertising and content to you. These tools and technologies are also used to assist Site visitors who report problems in the use of our Site. Stored web session data is used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Third Party Use of Cookies: We use cookies to compile aggregate non-personally identifiable data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Site experiences and tools in the future. We may also share non-personally identifiable information with companies such as agencies, ad networks, or exchanges to enable them to analyze user behaviors or to customize the ads that you encounter.

Contests and Other Promotions: On our Site, you may wish to participate in contests and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our Site with others and sending e-mail invitations. In connection with any contests and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via our Site, we use the information you provide to administer the contests and other promotions. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our products and services or our service providers or agents partners may use such information to communicate with you about the contests and other promotions or their products and services. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth and telephone number.

Third Party Links, Tools, and Features

Third Party Links: For your convenience, we may include or offer links to third party offers, products or services.  Third party vendors may use cookies or other technologies to serve ads on other web sites based on your visit to this Site and other web sites on the Internet. Any personal information you provide in connection with such websites, tools, features or linked sites is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy, and not this privacy policy.  We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any web sites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these web sites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these web sites. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

Social Media Platforms and Websites: Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to our Site (including, but not limited to any of our pages contained on a social media platform or web site such as Facebook or Twitter) by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a “Submission”), is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of any social media platform or web site and we are therefore not responsible for any content or Submissions contained on such sites and platforms. By visiting any of our pages or web sites that are contained on a social media platform or web site, you are representing and warranting to us that you have reviewed the applicable privacy policy and terms of use of such platform or web site and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein.

Additionally, in the event that we offer a message board or any other interactive or social-type feature on a web site administered directly by us, please be aware that these areas may allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information (e.g., stories, pictures, ingredients, tips, etc.). Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of one of our web sites, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any personal information in such public forums. The information you post can be collected and used by people you don’t know. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.

Online Petitions

If you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection therewith publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.

Email Signups

E-mail: We appreciate your questions and comments about our Site and services and welcome your e-mails and questions submitted to our Site. We will share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your e-mail address and message will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Submitting your e-mail: Submitting your address anywhere on the Site may result in your e-mail address being added to the CAMPAIGN’s e-mail list. You may unsubscribe to CAMPAIGN e-mails at any time by opting out of e-mail subscriptions with the “unsubscribe” link included in each e-mail. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.

Suggesting the Site to a Friend: If you elect to use any feature that includes suggesting a page to a friend or to inform a friend about the Site or solicit donations or pledges or otherwise communicate, the CAMPAIGN may ask for your friend’s name and e-mail address. The Site may automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Sites or otherwise provide the information requested by you. The CAMPAIGN will store and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your friend may contact the CAMPAIGN to request the removal of this information from our databases.

Security

We employ and maintain technology and security measures designed to protect your personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us.

Digital Advertising Alliance

This Site adheres to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (“DAA”) Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising, which administers a program to help inform consumers about data collection and advertising practices and provides consumers a means to exercise choice with respect to certain advertising practices of participating companies. For more information about the DAA and the choices available via the program, please visit the DAA web site at www.aboutads.info.

Opt out

Overview: We may use non-personally identifiable information to provide more relevant advertising and content. If you’d like to stop this Site from collecting certain types of information that provide more tailored online ads and messages to you, please click here [INSERT LINK]. If you elect to opt out of this type of advertising, we will place a cookie on your browser computer to flag that we should not collect data to tailor advertising to your browser. If you delete your cookies, install a new browser, or use a different computer, you may need to revisit this page to opt out. You can also visit the Digital Advertising Alliance site, by clicking here www.aboutads.info/choices, to opt out of interest-based advertising from other third parties using cookies.

Your California Privacy Rights

Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, e-mail and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. If you qualify under this law and wish to request the above information, please contact our team (with a reference to California Disclosure Information): info@AngusforMaine.com or PO Box 368, 114 Maine Street, Suite 1,  Brunswick, Maine 04011.

We will respond to such requests for information access within 30 days following receipt at the e-mail or mailing address stated above. If we receive your request at a different e-mail or mailing address, we will respond within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 150 days from the date received. Please note that we are only required to respond to a qualifying California resident once per calendar year.

Children

We strongly encourage parents and guardians to regularly monitor and supervise their children’s online activities. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

Contributions

When you make a contribution to the CAMPAIGN, federal law requires us to obtain the following information: name, mailing address, employer, occupation, and amount of contribution. Federal law also requires us to report this information to the Federal Election Commission if an individual’s contributions exceed $200 per election cycle.  Any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your contribution. All contributions made to the Site are considered final unless the contribution is not in compliance with federal election law and/or Federal Election Commission regulations. All purchases from the online store are considered contributions to the CAMPAIGN.

Visiting our Site from outside of the United States

If you are visiting our Site from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using our Site, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

SMS

Go to https://www.angusformaine.com/ and sign up to receive political campaign alerts, updates and news by registering your mobile number with us. By providing your phone number, you are consenting to receive calls and texts, including automated calls and texts, to that number. After signing up, you will receive a text message from [   Insert #    ] on your mobile number. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency may vary. Reply UTHELP for help”.

Compatible carriers include: AT&T, T-Mobile® T-Mobile is not liable for delayed or undelivered messages, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Boost, Alltel (Verizon Wireless), U.S. Cellular, Cellular One, MetroPCS, ACS/Alaska, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central Illinois, Centennial Wireless, Cox Communications, EKN/Appalachian Wireless, GCI, Illinois Valley Cellular, Immix/Keystone Wireless, Inland Cellular, Nex-Tech Wireless, Rural Cellular Corporation, Thumb Cellular, United Wireless, West Central (WCC), Cellcom, C Spire Wireless CellSouth, Cricket, Cincinnati Bell and Virgin Mobile®

To discontinue receiving SMS messages from the CAMPAIGN, text [ Insert Command] to [  insert #  ]. For additional help text [ insert command] to [insert #} or contact the CAMPAIGN at info@angusformaine.com.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions about our Privacy Policy at info@AngusforMaine.com.

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