We may collect your personal information when you submit it to the Site. Upon receiving your personal information, we automatically create a user profile linked to that personal information. If the same personal information is provided in connection with future donations, actions, or activities on the Site, such actions will be added to that user profile. As described below, you may review and update such information at any time. The following list includes the most common ways that you may provide your personal information to us directly:
Registration. We do not ask that you register or enter any personal information to access or use most areas of the Site. However, you may choose to subscribe to certain newsletters or bulletins distributed by NCASI, or to join NCASI’s mailing list. To do so, you may be required to enter certain personal information, including your name and email address. You can review and update information we have on record for you by emailing email@example.com.
Online Activism. To send a message from our online action center to government officials and other decision-makers, you are required to identify yourself by name, address, email address, phone number, or other personal information. NCASI includes this information when we send your message. This is necessary for your message to be effective, and in the case of many government officials, it is required. NCASI may also use this personal information to contact you with the latest alerts and progress reports. Please note that comments sent to federal agencies may be made available publicly, often via the web, and will sometimes include the full name and address of the person(s) submitting the comments.
Mobile Messaging. NCASI may also ask for your mobile number so that you can be kept up to date on breaking news and the latest actions. You can opt-out at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or replying to a text message with STOP.
Postcards and “Tell Your Friends” Pages. To forward an article, postcard, or action alert, you may be required to enter your name, email address, and the email address(es) of your intended recipient. NCASI includes your name and email address when we send your message.
When you donate to NCASI via the Site, your donation information (i.e., your name, address, donation amount, last four digits of your credit card, expiration date of your credit card, and the name and email address of the recipient, if applicable) is encrypted and transmitted via a secure connection. NCASI uses your credit card information only for the purpose of processing your donation. We will not disclose this information except as necessary to process your donation or as required by law, and we do not store it once your donation has been processed.
NCASI tracks open rates, click-throughs and the IP address of Site users to measure the effectiveness of our campaigns and discourage fraudulent uses.
“Web beacons” are communications with a server performed when retrieving the content of a webpage, and enable us to track the number and timing of visitors to certain sections of the Site. We may employ web beacons to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of the Site. We prohibit web beacons on our Site from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.
If you do not want us to collect information about your geographic location, you must disable the technology that transmits this information.
In connection with seeking employment or a volunteer position with NCASI, you may decide to submit, through our Site or otherwise, personal information (including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and any other personal information requested on our online and offline forms, as well as an electronic or paper copy of your resume/CV). All information entered into any online or offline forms related to employment or volunteering is strictly private, and will be viewed by NCASI only to assess your qualifications as an employee or volunteer for NCASI.
NCASI does not track its users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, certain web browsers allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know that you do not want to be tracked. You should consult your web browser’s “help” feature for instructions on how to set the DNT signal.
Third parties that have content embedded on NCASI’s websites such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited the Site from a certain IP address. NCASI does not control or monitor such practices. You should contact such third parties directly to opt out.