CASTRO FOR CONGRESS cares about your privacy rights, and about providing you with the information you need in order to protect them. Accordingly, we’ve created this policy to explain our privacy practices.

By providing your personal information, you consent to receive periodic updates from CASTRO FOR CONGRESS. If your volunteered personal information will be used in any manner other than as stated in this policy, such use of volunteered personal information shall be specifically posted.

If you wish to update or remove your information, or if you do not wish your information to be shared with third parties, please email us. You may also unsubscribe at any time by following the link in the footer of every email communication we send.

Information Collected About You

We collect a variety of personal information about those who register on the Site, make contributions through the Site or use other functions or features on the Site. Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity such as a name, address, telephone number, credit card information, bank account information, e-mail address, or information about activities that are directly linked to that person.

We collect information you give us when you register on the Site, contact us or make an online contribution. For example, when making a contribution, in addition to providing us your name, address, occupation and name of employer, you will need to provide us a billing address and credit card or bank account information and answer a series of brief questions to make sure we may legally accept your contribution.

You may make changes to the information you have provided by visiting any form throughout the site. You may also contact us at with any questions or changes to your account.

Automatically Collected Information: We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us online. For example, when you visit the Sites, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. Information may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies” (more information below). We also collect “clickstream” data about your use of the Sites.

How We Use Your Information

We will use your information to provide periodic updates via email and text message. We will also use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We may disclose your personal information to third parties outside of our organization. Disclosure of personal information is described further below. Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this Privacy Policy.

Network And Information Security

CASTRO FOR CONGRESS uses industry-standard security systems, software, and encryption technologies to protect against unauthorized access to the CASTRO FOR CONGRESS servers, equipment, and other components of our online presence. This includes using industry-standard security systems to protect credit card processing information. Also, we restrict access to personal information about you to those employees who need to know that information to provide services to you. In addition, we work to protect the security of your personal information by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input and allows you to view your information in a secure manner.

You should be aware that we have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services. Further, we store the personal information we collect from you behind a secure firewall and place the transaction site on a secure server.

Disclosure of Personal Information

Information about our donors and website visitors is one of our most important assets. Personal information is made available to others for the following, limited purposes:

The above excludes text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.


We may automatically collect information using “cookies” or cookie-like files called Local Shared Objects (Flash cookies). Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive by a Web site. Local Shared Objects are larger data files stored on your hard drive. Among other things, cookies and Local Shared Objects help us improve the Sites and your experience, count visits to the Sites and to tailor your experience on the Sites according to which areas you have visited on the Sites and the preferences you have specified, and to save you the effort of having to log in or provide information each time you visit the Sites. These cookies and Local Shared Objects may be linked to your personal information. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of the Sites. Browser settings will not affect Local Shared Objects.

Web Beacons

We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on the Sites or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Third Party Advertisements

We may also use third parties to show you ads for other organizations on the Sites. We may also use third parties to show our ads on other organizations’ Web sites based on your prior visits to the Sites. To show these ads, these third parties may automatically collect information about your visits to our Sites and other Web sites, your IP address, your ISP, the browser you use to visit our Sites (but not your name, address, email address or telephone number). They do these using cookies, clear gifs or other technologies. Information collected may be used, among other things, to deliver advertising targeted to your interests and to better understand the usage and visitation of our Sites and the other Web sites tracked by these third parties. This policy does not apply to, and we are not responsible for, cookies or clear gifs in third party ads or on third party Web sites, 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. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these third parties, click here.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

We do not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on the Sites. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

Links To Other Sites

From time to time, CASTRO FOR CONGRESS may link to other websites not affiliated with CASTRO FOR CONGRESS, including those sites maintained by organizations, candidates, political committees, and news media outlets, as a service to our visitors. CAMPAIGN attempts to link only to those websites which also respect a visitor’s privacy and the goals of the CASTRO FOR CONGRESS. However, CASTRO FOR CONGRESS is not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Please note that these sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours. We encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information. If you find inoperable links or are concerned about any of the sites that the CASTRO FOR CONGRESS currently links to, please inform CASTRO FOR CONGRESS by contacting us using the contact information provided below.

Social Media

The Sites may include social media features, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram widgets, or interactive mini programs. These features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the website, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the website. The interactions with the features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

SMS Opt-in

Text messaging originator opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third parties unless required by law.

Updating This Policy

CASTRO FOR CONGRESS may revise or update this policy if our practices change, as we change existing or add new features to the Sites, we change existing ones that affect these practices, or as we develop better ways to inform you of features, products and services we think will be of interest. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our Sites and change the date at the top of the policy.

How to Contact Us

If you would like to contact the CASTRO FOR CONGRESS about correcting information we may have collected, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by e-mail or at the mailing address listed below:

P.O. Box 544
San Antonio, Texas 78292

Residents of California covered by California privacy laws and residents of the European Union covered by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should contact us with questions using the same contact information.