Privacy Policy

Last Revised: June 22, 2015

This website is operated by the Iowa Democratic Party. This privacy policy (“Policy”) explains how we collect, use, and disclose personal information with respect to your use of our website so you can make an informed decision about using our site. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you provide. Other websites linked to this site have their own privacy policies which can be viewed by clicking on the links.

We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this Policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

Personal Information

As used in this Policy, the term “personal information” means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or credit card number) and information about that individual or his or her activities that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.

Collection of your Personal Information

When you sign up on iowademocrats.org, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, email address, and other information. We use the information you provide to send you the latest news and updates from the Iowa Democratic Party. We work closely with Democratic candidates, parties and allied organizations and may share some basic contact information with them, and they may contact you.

When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments along with your city and state available to the press and public online.

When you contribute money, under state election law, we are required to make periodic filings that provide the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board with the following information on each contributor: name, address, amount of contribution, date of contribution, employer and occupation. For more information on the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board, go to www.iowa.gov/ethics.

Federal law requires us to collect and report your name, address, employer, occupation, and the amount of your contribution. We are required by federal law to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employers of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year to the Federal Election Commission. These records are available to the public. However, they cannot be used by other organizations for fundraising. For additional information, visit the FEC website at http://www.fec.gov.

Use of Your Personal Information
Iowademocrats.org collects and uses your personal information to operate iowademocrats.org and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content based upon the information iowademocrats.org has collected.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose. We are not responsible for the actions of any service providers or other third parties, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.

Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information

We do not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

Protection for Your Information
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our web sites by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

Use of Cookies or Web Beacons

We use cookies or web beacons to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit iowademocrats.org, your browser saves a tiny piece of information on your computer. This information personalizes and improves your experience online. The Iowa Democratic Party only accesses information set by iowademocrats.org. It is not possible and we do not attempt to access information from other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features of the iowademocrats.org site.

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services.  These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.  This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity.

Web Beacons
We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our sites or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Contact Information

The Iowa Democratic Party welcomes your comments regarding this Policy. If you believe that iowademocrats.org has not adhered to this Policy, please contact us at 515.244-7292 or info@iowademocrats.org.