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PRIVACY POLICY

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Joe Salerno for Congress Inc. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website and other online services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”) or when you otherwise interact with us.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the bottom of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). 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.

The purpose of this website is to share information about important political and policy issues in the U.S. and encourage individuals to participate in U.S. elections and the electoral process. Therefore, the petitions, surveys, and forms on this website are open only to residents of the United States with a valid U.S. zip code.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE TO US

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you fill out a form, make a donation, send us an email, sign up to receive email updates, sign a petition, sign up as a volunteer, schedule a meeting or other event, participate in a contest or promotion, make a purchase, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request information, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, mobile number, credit card and other payment information, occupation and name of your employer and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide.

In addition, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may require us to collect certain personal information from donors. For example, the FEC requires us to collect (and disclose to them) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations to Joe Salerno for Congress Inc. exceed $200 per calendar year. These records are often made available to the public.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU USE THE SITE

When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including the following.

Log Information

We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.

Device Information

We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, device identifiers and mobile network information.

 

Location Information

We may derive the approximate location of your device, such as from your IP address.

Information Collected by Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies

We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that helps us to improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM OTHER SOURCES

We and our service providers may also obtain information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect about you on our Site. For example, For example, we may collect voter file data from state parties and other democratic organizations, from public databases, and from private organizations.

USE OF INFORMATION

We may use information about you for various purposes, including the following.

 

  • Provide, maintain, and improve our Site.

  • Provide and deliver the information you request, process contributions and transactions and send you related information, including invoices.

  • Send you confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages and provide technical support.

  • Request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the Site.

  • Respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions and requests and provide customer service.

  • Send you newsletters and alerts 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 issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services.

  • Help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support for people, issues and organizations that we support.

  • Remind you to vote and register to vote and assist you in finding polling location and campaign events near you.

  • Contact you if Federal election laws require us to request additional information from you.

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site.

  • Personalize and improve the Site and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests.

  • Process and deliver contest entries and rewards.

  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and

  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

  • We may use information about you for various purposes, including the following.

  • Provide, maintain, and improve our Site.

  • Provide and deliver the information you request, process contributions and transactions and send you related information, including invoices.

  • Send you confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, support and administrative messages and provide technical support.

  • Request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of the Site.

  • Respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions and requests and provide customer service.

  • Send you newsletters and alerts 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 issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services.

  • Help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support for people, issues and organizations that we support.

  • Remind you to vote and register to vote and assist you in finding polling location and campaign events near you.

  • Contact you if Federal election laws require us to request additional information from you.

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site.

  • Personalize and improve the Site and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests.

  • Process and deliver contest entries and rewards.

  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and

  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;

  • With organizations, candidates, campaigns, media organizations, charities, nonprofits, groups, causes, co-ops, or other entities that we believe have similar political viewpoints or principles or share similar goals or objectives and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;

  • 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 a calendar year (for additional information, visit the FEC website);

  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;

  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of Joe Salerno for Congress Inc., its employees, volunteers, or others; and

  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

  • We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to other websites. For example, we may link to third-party sites to facilitate donations or purchases or to assist you with voter registration. Any personal information you provide on such linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy, and not this privacy policy. We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

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.

SOCIAL SHARING FEATURES

The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS

We may allow third parties to use cookies, web beacons, or other technologies or otherwise collect information about you in order to provide analytics and advertising services, including serving ads on other sites based on your visits to the Site and other sites across the Internet and across various mobile applications. These entities may collect or receive information about your use of the Site and other websites and mobile applications, including your IP address, browser, device information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by Joe Salerno for Congress Inc. and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests and better understand your online activity.

 

For example, we may use Remarketing with Google Analytics or other remarketing tools to advertise online. This enables third-party vendors, including Google, to show our ads on sites across the Internet. Such third-party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our website. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads please visit Google’s Ads Settings. We may use other advertising vendors.

 

For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. You can also change your browser settings to block cookies, although doing so may disable some features of our Site.

TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO THE U.S.

Joe Salerno for Congress Inc. is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the U.S. and other countries.

YOUR CHOICES

Unsubscribing from E-mail Communications

You can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of any email we send you; such requests are processed immediately. Or you may contact us to unsubscribe from our email communications. We will regularly process these requests. To comply with the law, however, our contributor records will not be altered and are continuously maintained in a separate secure database.

 

Account Information / Contact Us

If you want to update and correct certain information you provide to us, or have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us electronically, or at the mailing address listed below:

Joe Salerno for Congress Inc.

PO Box 702

North Cape May, NJ

08204

LAST UPDATED: June 23, 2023

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