How does Votetocracy respect your privacy?
Here are the basics: Much of what is described here applies to most sites on the internet. Or at least the honest sites on the net.
Before you register: We collect data about clicks, what website you linked to us from. This information is in no way tied to you specifically since before registering we don't know who you are. We use this information to analyze and improve our traffic.
After registering: After you register and provide us with your name and other information we save that to our database. We do this so that we can serve all of the features the site offers. What is important to know is that we will show your votes on the site. If you wish to remain anonymous, we've got you covered. What you need to do is choose a screen name (during the registration process, or in your profile). Be sure to choose a screen name that doesn't identify you if you do want to remain anonymous. Example: your name is Benjamin Franklin. Choose if something like "BenFrank" gives a pretty good clue as to who you are. So try something more, well..... anonymous. The only other thing you have to do is click the "keep private" check box during registration or in your profile after registration. This checkbox tells us to use your screen name instead of your first and last name. Other than that - there is no way we are going to publicly show your info.
Facebook connect: There is a feature on the site that allows you to connect Votetocracy.com with your facebook account. We strongly encourage this. Here's why: The feature pulls in your profile into votetocracy. Each time you vote we will ask you if you want to post the vote to your facebook account. Imaging how powerful this can be! All these people sharing there votes on facebook and their friends seeing the issues and votes. Of course, if you feel that you do not want to tell all your friends how you feel that is up to you. If this is the case, no problem, each time you vote (if your are in fact using the Facebook Connect feature - you'll know because you will have clicked on it in order to login) we'll ask you if it is ok to share your vote on Facebook.
What information do we collect?
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
To personalize your experience (Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs), To improve our website (We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you), To improve customer service (Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs), To process transactions (Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested), To send periodic emails (The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order)
If you decide to opt-in to our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
The option to remain anonymous
Because Votetocracy collects voting information and upon your request, sends that voting information to your government representatives, it may be possible that your votes will be exposed. To keep this service legitimate in the eyes of these representatives we do not offer a way to keep the votes sent to representatives anonymous. However we do provide means to keep your voting anonymous on the site itself. You may choose the "keep private" check box during registration and/or at anytime by going to your account page.
Social Media Connections
Should you choose to login or register on Votetocracy through one of your social media accounts (such as Facebook), your privacy settings from that network will be honored. You will have the ability to share your votes on these networks. When registering you will be asked for permission to share your votes to these networks.
This policy was last modified on May 7th 2011
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