How We Use Your Information
When you register, donate, sign up to volunteer, or take any other action on our site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We use this information to operate this site, to send news and information to you about Represent South Dakota, the South Dakota Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment, and the movement to change the role of money in politics, to solicit your participation in Represent South Dakota programs, events and activities, and to obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs. We use your email address to send such information by e-mail and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.
Represent South Dakota may provide your email address and/or your personal information to (a) key partners and supporters; (b) government bodies in order to comply with applicable laws or legal requirements (e.g., a lawful subpoena); (c) companies that assist us in maintaining this site or with other Represent South Dakota activities, but only for purposes of providing services to Represent South Dakota, and with the strict requirement that any such company will never itself have the right to contact you for any reason; (d) with relevant parties or government agencies as needed to protect our rights or property, or to protect our supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records.
Submitting your personal information, including your e-mail address, on this page will sign you up to receive e-mails from Represent South Dakota.
For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information – for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to elected officials, partner organizations, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to elected officials as part of a petition. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number without your specific permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city, and state available to the press and public online.
Represent South Dakota believes strongly in public disclosure of the financing of organizations participating in the political process. For that reason, we may voluntarily disclose the names of donors who contribute more than $1,000 to Represent South Dakota and the South Dakota Anti-Corruption Amendment campaign. If you have any concerns or questions about our disclosure policy, please email email@example.com.
We may also use your first name and/or first name and last initial to indicate your support (e.g. that you’ve signed a petition or RSVP’ed for an event).
Represent South Dakota complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Represent South Dakota does not solicit and does not accept personally-identifying information from any person under 13 years of age. Visitors to this site who are under 13 years of age should not use this site except under the supervision and with the assistance of a parent or legal guardian, and should never submit any personally-identifying information to the site. For example, visitors under 18 years of age should not make donations on this site, and visitors under 13 should not take any actions on or through this site.
Credit Card Information; Protection of Personal Information
When you make a donation to Represent South Dakota, or purchase merchandise, materials, or other items through this website, we collect credit card information from you. That information is used solely for processing your contribution, is not maintained by Represent South Dakota, and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution.
Represent South Dakota uses industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. All supplied credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment processing provider’s database. Permission to access your information is granted only to you and Represent South Dakota employees or contractors, who are required to keep the information confidential, who need to know that information in order to provide services to you. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this website in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.
Cookies and Data Tracking
We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. These services help us understand traffic patterns and let us know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to Represent.Us and Represent South Dakota supporters.
URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an ID—we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.
We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google and Facebook, which will be shown on other websites. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.
Links to Other Sites
The privacy policies and practices contained in this Privacy Statement only apply to our site and any future sites that Represent South Dakota may develop. The Privacy Statement does not apply to any external links, and does not cover sites that are linked to by this site or sites for which we are not responsible (“linked-sites”). These linked-sites will have their own policies and practices which may be different from ours. We therefore encourage you to familiarize yourself with the policies and practices of the linked-sites, especially if you provide personal information to them.
Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Represent South Dakota complies with the Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003. Users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into Account Settings and going to the “Edit Profile” page. Changes to billing and/or credit card information must be made through Represent South Dakota staff and may be initiated by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Policy
We retain the right to amend or otherwise update this Privacy Statement at any time. By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of the information as we have described. If we change our policies or practices, we will post the changes in our Privacy Statement so that you are always aware of them. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to provide personal information to us.
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, please use the following contact information to reach us:
Telephone: 855 585 8100
Represent South Dakota
PO Box 189
Vermillion, SD 57069