Privacy Policy

NORTH DAKOTA VOTERS FIRST PRIVACY NOTICE

Last updated: May 21, 2020

WHO WE ARE

Thank you for visiting the North Dakota Voters First website. Unless stated otherwise, all content is created by North Dakota Voters First. 

PRIVACY

This Privacy Notice tells you how we use personal information collected at this site. Please read this Notice before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this Notice. These practices may be changed, and any changes will be posted here. Changes will only apply to activities and information on a going-forward, not retroactive basis. You are encouraged to review the Notice whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Note: the privacy practices set forth in this Privacy Notice are for this website only. North Dakota Voters First is not responsible for content, cookies, or other features on sites linked to from this website.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request to petition the state government. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.

We may also collect information that is related to you but that does not personally identify you (“Non-personal Information”). Non-personal Information also includes information that could personally identify you in its original form but that we have modified (for instance, by aggregating, anonymizing, or de-identifying such information) in order to remove or hide any personal information.

Our website allows third parties to place cookies on our site for advertising purposes. This Privacy Notice does not cover the collection methods or use of the information collected by these vendors. These vendors have their own privacy notices 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 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.

Note: our website is not designed for children, and we do not collect information online from any person we know is under the age of 13.

COOKIE/TRACKING TECHNOLOGY

The website may use cookie and tracking technology depending on the features offered. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and understanding how visitors use the site. Cookies can also help customize the site for visitors. Personal information cannot be collected via cookies and other tracking technology; however, if you previously provided personally identifiable information, cookies may be tied to such information. Aggregate cookie and tracking information may be shared with third parties. Under the Interest Based Advertising Program (the “Program”), we may serve advertisements to Users (i) who are on our User Lists and (ii) based on ad publisher and exchange-defined interest-categories.

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 fill out the petition form. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number. 

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, and your activity on our site. 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.

We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies” or web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our site and your experience. Information obtained from cookies and linked to personally identifying information is treated as personal information. If you wish to block, erase, or be warned of cookies, please refer to your browser manufacturer to learn about these functions. If you view a video on our site, a third party may also set a “flash cookie” on your computer. Removing and rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our site. To delete or disable flash cookies, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information. However, if you choose to remove or reject browser or flash cookies, this could affect certain features on our site. Web beacons are small, invisible graphic images that may be used on the site or in emails relating to the site to collect certain information about usage and campaign effectiveness and monitor user activity on the site.

Collection By Third Parties: Third party vendors, such as Google DoubleClick, Ad Roll, Yahoo Tremor and 24/7 RealMedia, may use cookies or other technologies to serve ads on other websites based on your visits to this site and other sites on the Internet. These third parties may automatically collect information about your visits to this and other websites, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our site. They do this using cookies, clear gifs or other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising on other websites targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our site and the other sites tracked by these third parties. This Notice does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or clear gifs used by the third parties, and we encourage you to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. 

HOW DO WE USE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

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

  • to provide the services you request (transmitting your name as a petition-signer to state authorities), and to process and complete such requests;
  • to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of the site;
  • to notify you about important changes to the site;
  • 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 this topic and related issues;
  • to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests and to provide site-user service;
  • to monitor and analyze site usage and trends, and to personalize and improve the site and our users’ experiences on the site, such as providing content, or features that match your profiles or interests, and to increase the site’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; and
  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

We may store and process personal information in the United States and other countries.

DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION

Besides sharing your information as a petition-signer with state authorities, we will share your information with community partners with whom we are working on this endeavor. We may also share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to these companies for marketing purposes.

COMMITMENT TO DATA SECURITY

The security of your information is of the utmost importance to us, and we use appropriate administrative, technical, personnel, and physical safeguards to protect the security of your personally identifiable information. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings.

We retain information for only as long as is reasonably necessary to provide services to you or to otherwise satisfy an articulable business need or legal obligation. 

PRIVACY CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our Privacy Notice you may contact us using the information below:

By e-mail: info@northdakotavotersfirst.org

We reserve the right to make changes to this Notice. Any changes to this Notice will be posted.