Last Revised: 05/01/2023
What information do we collect?
Information You Provide To Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you make a donation, make a purchase from our online store, participate in any interactive areas or features of the Services, sign up to receive email updates or other notifications (such as text message alerts), use the voter registration or assistance tools available through the Services, fill out a form, apply for a job or an internship, participate in a survey, contest or other promotion, communicate with us via third-party social media sites, or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, credit card and other payment information, and any other information you choose to provide.
In addition, note that the United States Federal Election Commission, United States Internal Revenue Service, and certain state agencies may require us to collect and publicly report certain information from donors. For example, the Federal Elections Commission requires us to collect (and disclose) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations exceed $200 per calendar year.
Other Information We Collect When You Use Our Services
When you access or use the Services, we automatically collect certain information about you, including:
- Log Information: We collect information related to your access to and use of the Services, such as your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, your operating system, the type of browser you use, your activity on the Services (such as access times, pages viewed, and links clicked), and the webpage that you visited before navigating to the Services.
- Transactional Information: When you make a purchase or a return, we collect information related to the transaction, such as product details, purchase price, and the date and time of the transaction.
- Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access the Services, such as the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
- Location Information: We may derive the approximate location of your device from your IP address.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We may obtain information from other sources and combine it with information we collect through the Services. For example, if you make a donation to a third-party website, such as Act Blue, for our benefit or if you sign up to host or volunteer for an event associated with LYD via a third-party website, such as MobilizeAmerica, we will obtain certain information about you from the third party that operates that website.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use information we collect for the following purposes:
- to provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
- to provide you with services, products, or information you request, and to send you related information, such as notifications and confirmations;
- to send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages;
- to respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions, and requests, and to provide customer service;
- to request feedback, and to otherwise contact you about your use of the Services;
- to send you newsletters, and to otherwise provide you with news and information that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products, and services;
- to help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations, and support for LYD and for candidates, issues, events, and organizations that we support;
- to remind you to send in your voter registration form and to vote, and to assist you in finding your voter registration information and polling location;
- to contact you if additional information is necessary under federal election laws or other applicable laws;
- to monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with the Services;
- to serve advertisements, on the Services or on other websites or media, based on the information you provide and the actions you take while using the Services;
- to notify and contact survey, contest, or sweepstakes participants; and
- to carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
Note that, if you use the voter assistance tools available through the Services (such as through our website) and provide your name, email address, zip code and phone number to, e.g., check to see if you are registered to vote, to register to vote or to commit to vote, we will add your name, email address, zip code and phone number to our supporter database and may use such information for the purposes indicated in this section above.
Please note that, if you complete a voter registration form through the Services, any information that you provide solely on such voter registration form is deleted (and not retained by us) after such form is either (a) provided to you for submission to the state in which you are a resident and are registering to vote or (b) submitted to your state directly through the Services.
What information do we share with third parties?
- with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out work or to perform services on our behalf;
- with candidates, organizations, groups, or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles, or objectives;
- to report required information to the United States Federal Elections Commission, United States Internal Revenue Service, and certain state agencies;
- when you give us your consent to do so, including when we notify you on the Services that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
- when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with applicable laws or legal processes or to respond to lawful requests, claims, or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
- when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of LYD, our users, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of the Services; and
- in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, reorganization, acquisition, asset sale, financing or lending transaction, or in any other situation where information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of the DNC.
We also may share aggregated or de-identified information with third parties that cannot reasonably be used by such third parties to identify you.
What information may be shared in connection with online petitions?
When you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, including your name, city, state, and any comments you provided in connection therewith, publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof to national, state, or local leaders or to the press.
What information may be shared in connection with social sharing features of the services?
The Services offer certain social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on the Services with other media. Your use of such features and tools enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or with the public, depending on the settings you establish with the thirty party that provides the social sharing features and other integrated tools. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with the social sharing features and other integrated tools, please review the privacy policies of the third parties that provide such features and tools.
Other websites linked to our services
Advertising and analytics services provided by others
For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. In addition, your device may include a feature (such as “Limit Ad Tracking” on iOS or “Opt Out of Interest-Based Ads” or “Opt Out of Ads Personalization” on Android) that allows you to opt out of having information collected through certain device applications used for targeted advertising purposes.
Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject browser cookies, such removal or rejection could affect the availability and functionality of the Services.
You may “opt out” of receiving promotional communications (such as text messages, email updates, and newsletters) from LYD by following the instructions in those communications. Please note that we may still send you other types of non-promotional communications, such as those about your use of the Services or any of your donations, transactions, or activities related to the Services.