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Governbook Privacy Policy

Last Updated: July 17, 2017


This Privacy Policy outlines our practices for collection, use, and disclosure of your information that you provide to GOVERNBOOK, Inc. ("GOVERNBOOK", "we", "our" or "us") when visiting, using and/or engaging with GOVERNBOOKTM ("GB"), our GB Contribute Sites, described below, and our Services, described below.

The GOVERNBOOK application provides a donation tool for you to contribute to our digital platform. We provide this service through technology embedded on our GB contribute site(s), which are web sites that we either manage, host and. For purposes of this privacy policy, the GB Site and GB Contribute Sites (collectively, "Site(s)") may provide you with certain services, content, features and applications, including without limitation, the opportunity to donate, create an account (as described further below), request information or fill out forms (collectively the "Services").

By using our Site or engaging with our Services, you agree that your use of the Site and/or Services and all information you provide in connection thereto, is governed by this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service. From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically check this Site for updates. Your continued use of the Site affirms your agreement to any changes we make to this Privacy Policy.

Information Collected and how it is Collected
Voluntary Information

We may collect personal information you voluntarily provide to us including your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number, mobile number, employer name and occupation. You may provide this information when you take an action such as registering, creating or editing a user account, filling out a form, requesting information or for other purposes. As part of the Services, we may also collect your credit card and billing information that you provide when using or engaging with our Site. Additionally, we may collect demographic information such as gender, date of birth, occupation, employer name and zip code. We will use such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Automatically Generated Information

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:

Cookies: This type of information may be collected using different types of technologies, such as cookies and pixels. "Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser. You may refuse to accept browser Cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse Cookies, our system will issue Cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.

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:

Information Use and Sharing
Use of Personal Information

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.

Sharing of Personal Information

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.

Use and Sharing of Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may use Cookies to compile aggregate non-personally identifiable data about Site traffic and Site interaction so that we can offer better Site experiences and tools in the future. We may also share non-personally identifiable information with companies such as advertisers, agencies, ad networks, or exchanges to enable them to analyze user behaviors or to customize the ads that you encounter.

This cookie technology is provided by our service providers, which allows us to gather information about you, speed navigation, keep track of items and to gather anonymous traffic data that we may use to enhance the Site, our Services, marketing, and other internal purposes. We may also use non-personally identifiable information to better tailor advertisements and other content in an effort to create a more relevant experience for each person that visits the Site or elsewhere on the Internet. This non-personally identifiable information may also be used to predict responses to advertisements, to help determine which ads perform best and which content is most appropriate for different individuals, to measure and optimize the effectiveness of advertisements, and to provide aggregate reporting to advertisers and clients and for our and their internal purposes. We may use various web site analytics tools and technologies regarding activities on our Site that require storage of web session data. The overall aim of these tools is to aid in making our Site easy to use, to proactively identify and correct error conditions and to provide more relevant advertising and content to you. These tools and technologies are also used to assist Site visitors who report problems in the use of our Site and Services. Stored web session data is used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

Opt out

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:

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.

Accessing Your Information

If you remove, update or change your personal information, such information may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or might have been copied or stored by our third party service providers carrying out the requested Services. Proper access and use of the Site and Services, is governed by our terms of use Terms of Service.

Third Party Platforms
Third Party Links and Services

For your convenience, we may include or offer third party offers, products, links or services on our Site. Third party vendors may use Cookies or other technologies to serve ads on other web sites based on your visit to this Site and other web sites on the Internet. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of any web sites or pages not under our control and we do not endorse any of these web sites or pages, the services or products described or offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those sites or pages. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these web sites.

Social Media Platforms and other Web sites

Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to our Site (including, but not limited to any of our pages contained on a social media platform or web site such as Facebook or Twitter) by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a "Submission"), is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. We cannot control the actions of other users of any social media platform or web site and we are therefore not responsible for any content or Submissions contained on such sites and platforms. By visiting any of our pages or web sites that are contained on a social media platform or web site, you are representing and warranting to us that you have reviewed the applicable privacy policy and terms of use of such platform or web site and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein. Additionally, in the event that we offer a message board or any other interactive or social-type feature on a web site administered directly by us, please be aware that these areas may allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, or other information (e.g., stories, pictures, ingredients, tips, etc.). Although we may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of one of our web sites, we encourage you to be wary of giving out any personal information in such public forums. The information you post can be collected and used by people you don't know. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.

Suggesting the Site to a Friend

If you elect to use any feature that includes suggesting a page to a friend or to inform a friend about the Site or solicit donations or pledges or otherwise communicate, GOVERNBOOK may ask for your friend's name and e-mail address. The Site may automatically send the friend a one-time e-mail inviting them to visit the Sites or otherwise provide the information requested by you. GOVERNBOOK will store and use this information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your friend may contact GOVERNBOOK to request the removal of this information from our databases.


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.

Digital Advertising Alliance

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

Your California Privacy Rights

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):

Attn: Counsel
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


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


We appreciate your questions and comments about our Site and Services and welcome your e-mails and questions submitted to our Site. We will share your messages with those within our organization who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We may archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it, but your e-mail address and message will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Contests, Sweepstakes and Other Promotions

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.

Visiting our Site from outside of the United States

If you are visiting our Site from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take steps to protect your privacy. By using our Site, you understand that your information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you have questions about our Privacy Policy at:

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