Last Updated: July 17, 2017
As you navigate through and interact with the Site and Services, we and our service providers may use automatic data collection technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information that is generated automatically while you are visiting the Site, other websites, mobile websites and/or mobile applications or elsewhere on the Internet in order to provide content and advertisements about goods and services of interest to you across those various devices.
This non-personally identifiable data includes, but is not limited to, information such as web pages visited before and after visiting the Site, date and time, logs, domain type, type of mobile device you use, your device's unique ID links you click on within the Site, interactions with an advertisement delivered by us or a third party advertising technology vendor and other communication data regarding the resources you access and use on this Site. We may also collect your IP address, which is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet.
This information is generated by the following technologies:
Web Beacons: Pages of our Sites and our e-mails related to our Site and Services may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened an e-mail and for other related Site statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain Site content and verifying system and server integrity).
Google Analytics: Our Sites use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site and Services. This information is generated by cookies and transmitted to Google (including IP address). This information is then used to evaluate visitors' use of the Site and to compile statistical reports on Site activity for us. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google nor will Google link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our Site - for more information about Google Analytics click here. You may opt out of use of your information by Google Analytics by using the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-On. You can also opt out by visiting the site of the Network Advertising Initiative, which can be found here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
We may use your personal information that you submit to us via the Site in order: to present our Site and its contents to you; to provide you with the Services or other information, products or services that you request; to provide you with information, products, or services we think might be of interest to you; to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it; in any other way we may describe when you provide the information and for any other purpose with your consent; to provide you with notices about your User Account, for example notifying you of reoccurring donations; to carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us, including for billing and collection; to notify you about changes to our Site or any products or Services we offer or provide though it; and for our everyday business purposes such as service improvements and security, operations, fraud detection, analytics and optimization and payment processing.
Submitting your email address anywhere on the Site will result in your e-mail address being added to the GOVERNBOOK e-mail. We may use your email address to contact you about our own or a third-parties' goods and services that may be of interest to you. We may also use the information we have collected from you to enable us to display advertisements to our advertisers' target audiences.
We may share this information outside of GOVERNBOOK if (1) you authorize us to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow our service providers, contractors, agents or other third parties to provide products or services for us, (3) it is necessary in order to provide our products or services or our clients' products or services to you (and contacting you when necessary), (4) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing services on our behalf or to other entities with whom we have joint marketing agreements, (5) subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of GOVERNBOOK or the merger of GOVERNBOOK into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which GOVERNBOOK is not the survivor, (6) it is necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without limitation, responding to your inquiries or requests for information or services, customer care, service quality, business management and operation, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer purchasing preferences and trends, dispute resolution, credit checking and debt collection, (7) it is necessary to disclose in order to protect or defend our rights or property or those of our users, (8) it is necessary to disclose in order to protect the personal safety of our users or the public, (9) it is necessary for us to provide it to our attorneys, accountants, regulators, auditors or other advisors, or (10) otherwise as required or permitted by law or required to comply with legal process served upon us, our agents, clients, representatives or our affiliates.
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.
You may unsubscribe to GOVERNBOOK e-mails at any time by opting out of e-mail subscriptions with the "unsubscribe" link included in each e-mail. Your e-mail address will be removed from our marketing list. Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your request, as some promotions may already be in process.
We, along with our third party service providers, may use non-personally identifiable information to provide more relevant advertising and content. You can stop this Site from collecting certain types of information that provide more tailored online ads and messages to you by clicking here.
You can also opt out and learn more information about your choices with respect to data collection by visiting the site of the Digital Advertising Alliance, which can be found here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
The "Help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers may also tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting Cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive Cookies, and how to disable Cookies altogether. Note that if you reject or block Cookies, it may affect your ability to enjoy the full functionality and experience of our Site.
If you delete your Cookies, install a new browser, or use a different computer, you may need to revisit this page to opt out.
We employ and maintain technology and security measures designed to protect your personal information. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or receive from us.
GOVERNBOOK is a member of the Digital Advertising Alliance. For more information about the DAA and the choices available via the program, please visit the DAA web site at http://www.aboutads.info.
Under California Law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personal information, such as name, e-mail and mailing address and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties' direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To request the above information, please contact GOVERNBOOK on our Site or write to us at (with a reference to California Disclosure Information):
135 W 29th Street #302
New York, NY 10001
We will respond to such requests for information access within 30 days following receipt at the e-mail or mailing address stated above. If we receive your request at a different e-mail or mailing address, we will respond within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 150 days from the date received. Please note that we are only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.
Like many other websites and online services, GOVERNBOOK does not currently alter its practices when it receives Do Not Track signals because there is no consensus among industry participants as to what "Do Not Track" means in this context. To find out more about "Do Not Track," you may wish to visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.
You must be 18 years old to use our Sites. We strongly encourage parents and guardians to regularly monitor and supervise their children's online activities. Our Site is not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If you are under 13, do not use or provide any information on this Site or on or through any of its features/register on the Site, make any purchases through the Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of this Site or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as soon as reasonably possible. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On our Site, you may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time. Through these promotions, you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information found on our Site with others and sending e-mail invitations. In connection with any contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that we may offer from time to time via our Site, we may use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions. Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our or our clients' products and services or our partners may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services. If you choose to participate in these promotions, and are eligible to do so, we may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth and telephone number.
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