Civic Shout partners with cause focused nonprofits, political candidates, companies, and related for-good organizations to help them reach their goals.
From time to time these individuals and groups sponsor petitions in order to increase their advocacy impact and to gain supporters who choose to hear from them via email and/or text message. We call these parties Partners.
We only share your personal information (first name, last name, email address, zip code, and cell phone number) with Partners that you specifically choose if you elect to receive email or texts from them.
You’re in full control of who you choose to hear from and your personal information is never shared with any other parties.
A cookie is a small bit of text which is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website and Service. The Cookie will collect information relating to your use of our Website, information about your device such as the device’s IP address and browser type, demographic data and, if you arrived at our Website via a link from a third party site, the URL of the linking page.
In addition to Cookies, our Website and email marketing communications may use web beacons. A web beacon, also known as a tracking pixel, is a line of code which is used in email marketing communications and Websites to measure a user’s interaction with a service or product.
Functional - These are Cookies which are essential for the running of our Website and Service. Without these Cookies, parts of our Website and Service would not function. These Cookies do not track where you have been on the internet and do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing purposes.
Analytical Performance - Analytical performance Cookies are used to monitor the performance of our Website, for example, to determine the number of page views and the number of unique users our Website and Service has. We use this information to improve user experience or identify areas of the Website and Service which may require maintenance. The information is anonymous (i.e. it cannot be used to identify you and does not contain Personal Information about you) and it is only used for statistical purposes.
Third Party Cookies - You may notice on some pages of our Website and Service that Cookies have been set that are not related to us. We do not control the use of these third party Cookies and cannot access them due to the way that Cookies work, as Cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. Please check the third party websites for more information about these Cookies:
We use the information we collect to respond to your requests, resolve problems, maintain your account and provide our Services including to measure or understand the effectiveness of our Services, provide our Website to you, improve our offerings and to create new services, and market our products or services and those of our affiliates, partners and third parties to you.
We may also send you certain Service and administrative notices, which are not subject to opt out.
Aggregated / Anonymous information. Information that is in “aggregate / anonymous” form refers to non-identified information or information that is reported in the aggregate (provided that such aggregated information is not identifiable to a natural person), and does not include information as to which identifying characteristics have been removed without means reasonably likely to be used by any person to re-identify the natural person directly or indirectly. We may use information that is in aggregate / anonymous form to create compilations of aggregated data and/or statistics and reports, and any other uses without restriction. We also use aggregate / anonymous data to analyze Website usage and customize the Website’s content, layout and services. These uses improve the Website and the Service and better tailor them to meet your needs, so as to provide you with an efficient and customized experience while using the Website and the Service.
We may disclose your information as set forth below:
These Partners may reach out to you concerning other initiatives related to their campaign or organization. To facilitate communication from Civic Shout and/or the campaign’s Partner, your first name, last name, email address, zip code, topic-tags from previously used Civic Shout petitions and cell phone number will be securely shared with the Partner. You can unsubscribe from Civic Shout’s or the aforementioned Partner lists at any time through your email and/or SMS subscription settings with the entity in question. To facilitate the above-referenced sharing of “topic-tags”, Civic Shout will collect your metadata in the form of topic-tag lists that associate you with petitions you have signed, and share such metadata with the Partners that you have opted in to receiving communications from. For example, if you opt in to receiving communications from Partner A, and have previously signed three petitions that relate to climate change, Civic Shout will share your metadata with Partner A so that Partner A knows that you have signed petitions that have been tagged as relating to climate change, the environment, or the like.
Aggregated / Anonymous information. In addition, we may share information that is in aggregate / anonymous form to create compilations of aggregated data and/or statistics and reports, and for any other uses without restriction.
We will take reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information in our possession from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Personal Information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is, however, 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. To reiterate, no security measure is capable of completely reducing risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your Personal Information. If you wish to completely eliminate the foregoing, do not use the Website. By using the Website, you are agreeing, and acknowledging, that Civic Shout is not capable of eliminating risk of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your Personal Information.
Civic Shout does not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 18. Civic Shout is not intended for or directed to persons under the age of 18. Any person who provides their information to Civic Shout represents to us that they are 18 years of age or older. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 18 has provided Personal Information to Civic Shout through this Website, please contact us, and we will delete that information from our databases.
If you are a resident of a European Union member state, the United Kingdom or Switzerland, you may not access or use the Website. We do not knowingly collect, store or transfer information from or about any person protected by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation or other European privacy and data security laws and are not certified to handle, transfer or protect such information. If you believe we have received such information, please contact us at [email protected]
January 12, 2022.