Your Privacy Rights
Updated October 2015
PoliticianReviews COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY
We respect your right to privacy. We do not sell, rent, share or disclose personal information to third parties without your prior consent, except in the circumstances described in this Privacy Statement. In addition, your ability to make informed choices about the uses of your information is important to us. This privacy statement explains our policy regarding the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal information. The links below provide detailed information about our privacy practices:
A. What is Personal Information?
B. Collection of Personal Information
C. Use of Personal Information by PoliticianReviews
D. Sharing of Personal Information
E. Other Uses and Disclosures
G. Online Specifics
-Online Information Gathering and Use
-Link to Other Web Sites
-Updating, Reviewing or Correcting Online Personal Information
H. Apps/Mobile Specifics
-SMS (Text) Messages
I. Use of PoliticianReviews.com by Children
J. Questions or Concerns
K. Changes to this Statement
A. WHAT IS PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personal information is information that identifies an individual or that can be reasonably associated with a specific person or entity, such as a name, contact information, Internet (IP) address and information about an individual’s postings of reviews or other media content.
B. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We collect the personal information that you provide us, such as when you:
- sign up for your PoliticianReviews membership;
- register to use PoliticianReviews.com or sign up for news or notifications posted by us or other members that you are following;
- contact us for any reason;
- participate in a survey or promotion; or
- sign up for or participate in our various Member Services.
We may automatically collect some information when you visit our website, such as your computer’s IP address and operating system, the site from which you linked to us, your site activity, the time and date of your visit, and your purchases. This information may be collected through the use of “cookies” and web beacons (see Online Specifics below). We also receive information from third parties who help us correct our records, prevent fraud, and provide Member Services or special promotions or products (see Member Services below). We may combine any of this information with the other personal information we maintain about you.
C. USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY POLITICIANREVIEWS
The personal information we collect is generally used to process your requests or transactions, provide you with high-quality service, tell you about opportunities we think will be of interest and administer your account, including distribution of our own surveys and publications. For example, we may:
- Alert you about product recalls or safety issues;
- Communicate membership opportunities and programs; and
- Provide you with promotional information or information about Member Services (“Promotional Information”). If you prefer not to receive Promotional Information from us, we make it easy for you to let us know. You may contact us at any time to decline Promotional Information (see Choice below).
D. SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
We never share, sell, rent, or otherwise lease your information; you are responsible for whom you share your contact information with and whom you select as other members to follow.
1. Member Services
We provide your user name to those that you are following. We are not responsible for any information you provide directly to these parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their practices before disclosing information directly to them.
E. OTHER USES AND DISCLOSURES
In addition, we may use or disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are lawfully authorized to do so, or that doing so is reasonably necessary to protect you, to comply with legal process or authorities, to respond to any claims, or to protect the rights, property or personal safety of PoliticianReviews, our Members, our employees or the public.
We give you choices related to your personal information, and numerous methods to inform us of your decision.
If you do not want to receive promotional emails, you can: (a) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; (b) click the provided “unsubscribe” link in any email to unsubscribe; or (c) access “My Account” if you are a registered user of PoliticianReviews.com, and check the opt-out box. If you have more than one email address, you will need to specifically opt-out for each email address.
If you do not want us to track your activity on PoliticianReviews.com, you can access “My Account” if you are a registered user and check the opt-out box. If you have more than one email address, you will need to specifically opt-out for each email address.
G. ONLINE SPECIFICS
Information Gathering and Use.
Like most web sites, our servers log your IP address, the URL from which you accessed our site, your browser type, and the date and time of your purchases and other activities. We use this information for system administration, troubleshooting, fraud investigation and communications from PoliticianReviews (only).
Finally, we use web beacons to determine when and how many times a page has been viewed. Again, we use this information for our own marketing purposes.
Your browser will accept cookies and allow automatic collection of information unless you change the browser default settings. If cookies are disabled the web site will not load properly.
Links to Other Sites
Updating, Reviewing or Correcting Online Personal Information
You may update, review or correct your online account information at any time by accessing your password-protected registration page via the “My Account” area of the Web site. You also may email us at email@example.com. To update general membership information, such as a change of address, please see below.
H. APPS/MOBILE SPECIFICS
SMS (Text) Messages
We will send you SMS (text) communications only if you consent to receive them. We may send you information customized based on your area code, but we do not automatically collect any information that discloses your physical location.
The PoliticianReviews App
Before we collect or send location-specific information, we will ask for your consent. Your operating system may not allow you to install the app without giving us consent. You may withdraw your consent by disabling location features on your mobile device and the app will still work, although location features will not function.
In general, you do not need to provide any personal information to use our app. If you wish to make a purchase through the app, however, you must create an account. Personal information you provide is subject to this PoliticianReviews.com Privacy Statement. In addition, as with any online service, our app automatically collects information such as an IP address, the unique identifier of your mobile device and the URL from which you accessed our app (see Online Specifics). Neither your name nor telephone number are automatically collected. It is not possible to opt out of providing information automatically collected through our apps.
Providers who supply the technology necessary for us to create the app may share in the receipt of automatically collected information. We restrict their use of personal information to the purpose of providing services to us. In addition, you should review the privacy statements published by your mobile carrier and by your device manufacturer. Either or both of them may automatically collect information. We do not have access to information you provide to or that is automatically collected by these third parties.
Except as described in this Privacy Statement, PoliticianReviews does not sell or share with third parties any information you provide or information automatically collected through our app.
I. USE OF THE POLITICIANREVIEWS.COM WEB SITE BY CHILDREN
We encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s use of the Internet. We do not intend to collect information from children who are under 18 years of age. If you are under 18, you should not provide information on the PoliticianReviews.com website or app.
J. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy statement or would like to contact us for any reason, you can do the following:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
K. CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
We may change this privacy statement at any time, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating at the top of the privacy statement the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review our privacy statement to make sure you understand how your Personal Information will be used. If we make a material change to how we use Personal Information and the new uses are unrelated to uses we disclose in this statement, we will communicate the changes in advance.