This policy addresses questions and concerns common with sharing private and personal information over the internet and seeks to explain the process for how we collect, store, use, and share personally information.
If at any time you feel your privacy is not being protected or you have questions, we encourage you to contact us immediately.
What is Personally Identifiable Information?
Personally identifiable information (PII), or sensitive personal information (SPI), as used in information security and privacy laws, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Examples of personal information include an individual's first and last name, residential address, telephone number, birthdates and email addresses.
Like many, we fully support the protection of individual privacy and make every attempt to minimize the collection of personally identifiable information to the least amount of information required to fulfill our mission.
In order to fulfill our commitment to helping reduce the number of unnecessary political advertisements at election time, we must collect some information about you and your visit to our website. This information may include, but is not limited to:
Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used (an IP address is a numerical identifier assigned to your Internet Service Provider or directly to your computer)
Date and time that you visited this site and took action such as submitting your contact info on our page
Type of browser used
Webpages or services that you accessed at this site.
This data is used to fulfil the request you are making of us: to reduce the number of unnecessary advertisements you are receiving. For example, we may need your address and birthdate to compare to voter files and other available data to verify you are who you say you are and that you are eligible to vote. We do everything we can to limit the amount of information captured, but some key informational aspects simply help us do our job better. It is our policy to collect no personally identifiable information about you unless that information is truly helpful or needed.
Our system is also a voluntary, opt-in system and no voter is required to use it.
To better serve our users, we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with us. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies provide a method of distinguishing among visitors to our Web site. Cookies created on your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise your privacy or security.
Anyone can modify their cookie settings from a computer by changing your internet settings.
We have taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of our system to protect and verify users who visit our website and submit personal information. Security measures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day practices of the entire operating environment of the IAV Initiative as part of a continuing commitment to risk management.
We are committed to keeping confidential information private.