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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Updated June 28, 2016 

Your privacy is important to us! Citizens for Self-Governance and the conventionofstates.com website (“we,” “us,” “our,” “our site”) collect and use certain types of information from Users (“you,” “your”). This Privacy Policy explains and governs the manner in which we collect, use, maintain, and disclose information collected from you. This privacy policy applies to the conventionofstates.com site and all services offered through it.

Information Collected by Our Site

We collect two types of data from you: personal identification information (e.g. name, email address, zip code), and non-personal identification information (e.g. browser name, internet service provider).

We will never collect personal identification information from you without your consent. We only collect personal identification information if you voluntarily submit such information to us through the forms and features of our site. You are never required to submit personal identification information to visit conventionofstates.com and may browse the site anonymously, however, you may be unable to use some of the services of our site if you decide not to provide your personal identification information. 

We do collect non-personal identification information from all users of our site, but we will never connect your personal identification information to your non-personal identification information without your consent. We use non-personal identification information only in the aggregate to better tailor our site and services to our visitors.

We Use Cookies

Like most other websites, we use Cookies to enhance your experience on our site. A Cookie is a small data file we place on your computer that allows us to provide personalized content when you visit conventionofstates.com. You may be able to change the setting on your web browser to refuse Cookies.  Please note that some features of our site may not function properly if Cookies are disabled. 

How We Use Collected Information

We collect and use your information:

  • To personalize your experience:
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how everyone who visits our site uses the services and resources we provide.
  • To improve our site:
    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To improve customer service:
    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To contact you:
    If you give us your email address we may use that email address to send you periodic updates on our organization and conventionofstates.com. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or you may contact us

If you provide your mobile phone number and opt in to our text messaging service, we will send you periodic texts about important events in your area. Please bear in mind that your wireless service provider may charge you a messaging or data fee for use of this service. You may opt out of our text messaging service by texting “STOP” in reply to any of our text messages or you may contact us.

How We Protect Your Information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.

We use an SSL secured communication channel to exchange sensitive and private data with you.  This data is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

How We Share Your Information

We may share or rent your personal identification information with our affiliate Convention of States Action. Convention of States Action works closely with us to advance the mission of a convention of states. Coordination between us and Convention of States Action is critical for both of us to achieve our respective goals. Other than this, we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal identification information to others. 

We may use third party service providers to help us operate our organization, such as sending out newsletters or surveys.  Information shared with these third parties will be used exclusively for the purpose of distributing our content. 

Other Websites 

You may find advertising or other content on our site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. Please note that these other sites and services may have their own privacy policies. When you are browsing and interacting with any other website, including websites which link to conventionofstates.com, you are subject to that website’s terms and policies. 

Advertising 

We may run ads on our site. These ads may be delivered by other organizations and may set cookies on your computer. These Cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile non personal identification information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy does not cover the use of Cookies by any advertisers. 

Opting Out of Advertising Cookies 

We are dedicated to giving you control of your privacy while browsing our site. You can opt-out of advertising cookies created by other organizations at any time. These vendors have their own privacy policies 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 (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) 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. 

We Use Google Analytics 

We use Google Analytics to better understand how visitors use our site so we can provide a more user-friendly experience. If you would like to opt out of using the Google Analytics features of our site, Google offers a free browser add-on which is available here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Changes to This Privacy Policy 

We may update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the top of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. It is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and remain informed about any changes.  

Accepting This Privacy Policy 

By using our site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. If the privacy policy changes and you continue to use conventionofstates.com, your continued use will be deemed acceptance of those changes.  

Contacting Us 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, our privacy practices, or your interactions with conventionofstates.com, please contact us through our site at http://www.conventionofstates.com/contact 

Or you can reach us:

Citizens for Self-Governance
P.O. Box 1073
Purcellville, VA 20134