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 castroforcongress.com site. You may also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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:
- To Comply with Campaign Finance Laws. We are often required to disclose information regarding our contributions to comply with campaign finance laws. For example, federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions to CASTRO FOR CONGRESS aggregate in excess of $3,300 in a calendar year.
- To Carry Out Your Requests. We also may be required to disclose personal information in order to carry out your requests when you use the Site. For example, we will share personal information with third parties as necessary to complete a donation transaction or to deliver an e-mail to someone you have identified or when we disclose your return address as part of the service.
- To Protect You and Ourselves. We release personal information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.
- To Support Candidates, Committees and Organizations. We may disclose selected personal information (other than credit card or bank information) to other campaigns, committees and organizations that we believe are like-minded or that we believe you may wish to hear from.
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.
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
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.
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
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.