Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Democracy Policy Network (“DPN” or “We”) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users (“You” or “Users”) of its website currently located at https://www.democracypolicy.network (the “Website”).

The Types of Information DPN Collects

  • Non-personally identifiable information

DPN collects non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you visit the Website. Such information may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you used, the type of browser and operating system you used, the date and time you visited the Website, the Internet address of the site from which you linked to the Website, and which pages you viewed on the Website.

  • Cookies

DPN uses Google Analytics to serve “cookies” to enhance your experience with the Website. A cookie is a small text file that is stored in your computer so that the Website can recognize you and keep track of your preferences. DPN also uses cookies to measure aggregate web statistics, such as collecting the number of Users to the Website, the number of repeat Users and the most popular webpages. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, however, some parts of the Website may not function properly.

Information about how Google uses information collected from sites like ours (i.e. sites that use its services) is located at https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites. You may opt out of participating with Google Analytics by downloading the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  • California Do Not Track Disclosure

This Website does not respond to DNT signals. You can read more about DNT signals and how to enable/disable them at https://allaboutdnt.com/.

  • Personally identifiable information

DPN collects personally identifiable information (such as names, email addresses, volunteer interests, and payment information) from Users when they voluntarily provide such information, for example, when a User signs up for our mailing list; when a User submits a volunteer request; or when a User donates money via the Website. The kind of information that DPN collects may include name, email address, phone number, zip code and other demographic information about you.

How DPN Uses the Information that it Collects

DPN uses Users’ personal information to better understand how Users use the Website so that it can improve the Website and DPN’s offerings. In addition, DPN uses Users’ personal information for the purpose for which the Users provided the information for example, to add you to our mailing list, to contact you about volunteer opportunities, or to process a donation.

If you provide DPN with your email address, you will be added to DPN’s email list and you will start receiving email communications from DPN, unless you opt out. If at any time you wish to stop receiving email communications from DPN, please follow the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of any email DPN sends you, or send DPN an email at privacy@democracypolicy.network and ask to be removed from DPN’s email list.

How DPN Protects User Information

DPN adopts appropriate data collection, storage, and processing practices and security measures to help protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission or storage system is guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Sharing Personal Information

DPN uses third party service providers, including, for example, WordPress, Mailchimp, Substack, and ActBlue, to help it operate the Website and administer activities on its behalf, such as sending emails on our behalf and collecting donations online. These third party vendors may have access to Users’ personal information, which becomes subject to their individual privacy policies.

In addition, DPN will share personally identifiable information about Users when required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws or to respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant. DPN will also share personally identifiable information if it believes it is necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of DPN or others.

DPN may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personally identifiable information regarding Users with third parties.

Third Party Websites

DPN may provide links from the Website to other websites. A link to a third party site does not constitute an endorsement of the linked site or its service. Moreover, it is important to understand that DPN does not control the content or links that appear on these third party websites and is not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website. These websites and services have their own privacy policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to or from DPN’s Website, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies. This Privacy Policy covers only information collected through the use of DPN’s Website.

California Privacy Rights

If you reside in California and have provided your personally identifiable information to DPN, you may request information once per calendar year about DPN’s disclosures of certain categories of your personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Such requests must be submitted to DPN by email addressed to privacy@democracypolicy.network.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

DPN may update this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. The date at the bottom of this page indicates when the Privacy Policy was last updated. Changes become effective upon posting. Your continued use of the Website after the Privacy Policy has been modified means that you accept the revised Privacy Policy. DPN encourages Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about what information DPN collects and how it uses that information. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of any modifications since your last visit.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using DPN’s Website, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting DPN

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything relating to the Website, please contact DPN at privacy@democracypolicy.network.