Effective Date of Policy: Sept. 20, 2016
The Services are controlled and operated by Common Sense Kids Action, Inc., a nonprofit organization in the United States, and are not intended to subject Common Sense Kids Action, Inc. or any affiliated entity to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. We may limit the availability of the Services, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time in our sole discretion.
I. INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT ON OR THROUGH THE SERVICES
Through the Services, you can be a part of an active and vibrant community of advocates making kids America’s top priority. Visitors who sign up through our Services to receive emails, who donate through the Services, or who otherwise sign up through the Services become Kids Campaigners (“Campaigners”). Users can engage in a range of activities, such as taking part in campaigns, receiving updates about our activities and events, and participating in surveys and polls. If you are not currently a Campaigner, you may click here to sign up.
A. Personal Information
In this Policy, when we use the term "Personal Information", we mean any information that can be used to identify or contact a specific individual, such as the individual's name, postal address, email address and telephone number.
Visitors to the Services may voluntarily provide Personal Information by participating in certain activities. For example, we may collect Personal Information through surveys or questionnaires.
If you wish to become a Campaigner, you must provide us with certain Personal Information as part of the sign-up process, including, for example, name, zip code, and email address. You may optionally choose to provide other Personal Information, such as your telephone number and postal address.
If you decide that you no longer want to be a Campaigner, you can contact us at Webmaster@commonsensemedia.org and request that we delete your account for you. In addition, you may stop receiving emails from us at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of all Kids Campaign emails.
It is possible that Personal Information and other data that you furnished through the Services may remain in our system (such as in backups of the Services' data or where required by applicable law), even if you are no longer a Campaigner, and can be used by us in accordance with this Policy. In addition, unsubscribing from Kids Campaign emails will not unsubscribe you from receiving emails or information from other affiliates, coalitions, and organizations with whom Common Sense Kids Action, Inc. may have already shared your information, and will not delete your information from those groups. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE USE BY OTHERS OF ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU DISCLOSE ON ANY PUBLIC-FACING AREAS OF THE SERVICES.
We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, such as Common Sense Kids Action, Inc. events, Common Sense Kids Action, Inc. partners and affiliates, activity on Common Sense Kids Action, Inc. and our Common Sense affiliates’ social media platforms, and public databases.
B. Cookies and Other Technologies
To help make sure you receive information that is relevant to you, our Services use "cookies," which are small data files stored on your computer and identify you as a previous visitor to the Services and help us to personalize your experience when you arrive. Most web browsers are set to accept cookies. You can instruct your browser not to accept cookies. However, if you disable this function, you will not be able to use some of the features on our Services.
Our web pages and our e-mail newsletters may contain "web beacons." Web beacons are small pieces of data embedded with images on pages of the Services or in emails, which allow us to collect information such as the number of users that have visited a web page or opened an email. We use web beacons to measure the effectiveness of our content and campaigns and how visitors use our Services. This allows us to learn what pages are most attractive to our visitors, which parts of our Services are the most interesting and what kind of offers our visitors like to see.
C. Non-Personal Information
Non-Personal Information is aggregated information, demographic information, high-level location information, such as the browser language and country during the user session, and other information that does not reveal a person's specific identity. We may collect Non-Personal Information (e.g., interests, etc.) when you voluntarily provide such information to us, such as through survey responses. Such information constitutes Non-Personal Information because, unless combined with your name or other Personal Information, it does not personally identify you or any other user.
Additionally, we may aggregate Personal Information in such a manner that the end product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Services. For example, we might use Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our Campaigners who live in a particular zip code. Such aggregate information is considered Non-Personal Information for purposes of this Policy.
II. HOW WE USE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE
A. How We Use Personal Information
We use Personal Information to process requests made through our Services, such as requests to receive our e-newsletters, take part in advocacy campaigns, and questions or comments submitted through our Services.
Fulfillment of Requests. We may use Personal Information about you to fulfill the purpose for which such information was provided (e.g., to send newsletters to you or respond to your requests or inquiries and provide related customer service).
Campaign Activities and Communications We may use your Personal Information, including your telephone number and postal address if you choose to provide it, to keep track of your actions, including responses to surveys and polls, and to contact you about our actions and events and provide you with updates and communications about legislative activities and campaigns. We may also use Personal Information to contact you with other important Common Sense Kids Action, Inc., communications such as information regarding the Services or changes to our terms, conditions and policies. We may additionally use Personal Information to contact you about Common Sense Kids Action, Inc. content, features, opportunities, and products that may be of interest to you.
Internal Operations and Analysis. We may also use Personal Information about you for our internal business purposes, such as data analysis, audits, enhancing or modifying our products and services, and so forth.
We may also use Personal Information to personalize your experience on the Services by presenting content and market opportunities and products tailored to you and to allow you to participate in sweepstakes, contests and similar promotions and to administer these activities.
B. How We Use Information Collected Via Cookies and Other Technologies
We use information collected via cookies, web beacons and other technologies as described above, under "Cookies and Other Technologies."
C. How We Use Non-Personal Information
Because Non-Personal Information does not personally identify you, we may use or disclose such information for any purpose. For instance, we may compile and share aggregate data about the geographic locations or other demographics of our Campaigners, provided that this information does not personally identify any of these Campaigners.
III. HOW WE DISCLOSE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SERVICES
Except as expressly provided in this Policy, we will not share any Personal Information about you without your prior consent. We will not share Personal Information to a third party for that third party’s direct marketing purposes, as defined by California Civil Code Section 1798.83, unless you agree to such disclosure.
Actions and Events. If you participate in advocacy campaigns or take other actions, your Personal Information may be shared as described for the specific campaign, event, or action. For example, if you choose to take action on a legislative issue we may share your Personal Information with a legislator.
Other Organizations. We may share your Personal Information with our affiliates with like-minded organizations and coalitions working on behalf of children, and with other nonprofit organizations that we believe you may be interested in hearing from.
Service Providers. We may share Personal Information with vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf.
Your Posted Information. If you post any public information on our Services, the contents of those postings may be displayed on our Sites along with your name (first name, and first initial of last name) and city and state or residence.
Law Enforcement; Emergencies; Compliance. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Policy to the contrary, we reserve the right to use your Personal Information, and to disclose it to others, as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under a requirement of applicable law including, for example, complying with applicable campaign finance laws, (b) to comply with legal process, (c) to respond to governmental requests, (d) to enforce our Terms of Service, (e) to protect our operations, (f) for assistance in fraud detection and prevention; (g) to protect the rights, privacy, safety or property of Common Sense Media, you or others, (h) to permit us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain, and (i) in connection with a disposition of all or a substantial portion of our business, assets or stock, such as the sale of the Site or Services, a merger, consolidation, reorganization, joint venture, assignment, or bankruptcy or similar proceedings.
IV. CHILDREN'S PRIVACY
Our Services are for adults, and you must be 18 or over to sign up to be a Campaigner. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information.
V. IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION
Security. We seek to use reasonable administrative, organizational, technical, and physical measures to help protect the Personal Information you provide to us. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, you should immediately notify us in accordance with the section below entitled "Contacting Us." Please note that if you notify us by physical mail, this will delay the time it takes for us to respond to the problem.
Updating Your Personal Information. You can update your Personal Information at any time by emailing us at email@example.com.
Please note we are unable to update or delete any of your Personal Information that has been shared with a third party as permitted in this Policy or with your consent. Also, please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes, and there also may be some residual information that will remain within our databases and other records (such as in backups of the Site’s data), which may not be removed.
VI. CONTACTING US
If you have any questions about this Policy, or the practices of the Services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.