Privacy Policy & Terms

Privacy Policy & Terms

BYRON ROSS 2020’s PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: January 11, 2020

This Privacy Policy explains how Byron Ross 2020 (the “Campaign”, “we” or “us”) collects, uses, and discloses information about you when you access or use our websites, and mobile sites that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”).

We may change this Privacy Policy periodically.  If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, sometimes, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our website homepage or sending you a notification).  We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.

COLLECTION OF INFORMATION

Information You Provide to Us

We collect the information you provide directly to us.  For example, we collect information when you sign up to receive updates, request information, fill out a form, sign a petition, sign up as a volunteer, sign up for an event, submit content, take part in a contest or promotion, make a donation or purchase, apply for a job, communicate with us via third party social media sites, request support, send us an email, or otherwise communicate with us. The information we may collect include your name, contact information (such as an email address, postal address, and phone number), credit card and other payment information, resume information, and any other information you provide.

In addition, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may require us to collect certain personal information from donors.  For example, the FEC requires us to collect (and disclose to them) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals whose donations to the Campaign exceed $200 per election cycle.

Automatically Collected Information

When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:

  • Log and Usage Information: We collect information related to your access to and use of the Site, including the browser you use, app version, access times, pages viewed, your IP address, and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.
  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you used to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information.
  • Transactional Information: If you make a donation or purchase, we may collect information about the transaction, such as donation amount, purchase price, product details, and date and location of the transaction.
  • Location Information: We may derive the approximate location of your device, such as from your IP address.
  • Information Collected by Cookies and Similar Tracking Technologies: We (and our service providers) use different technologies to collect information, including cookies and web beacons.  Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular, and count visits.  Web beacons (also known as “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness.  For more information about cookies and how to disable them, see Your Choices

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We and our service providers may also get information about you from other sources and combine that with information we collect about you on our Site.  For example, for example, we may collect voter file data from state parties and other democratic organizations, from public databases, and from private organizations.

USE OF INFORMATION

We may use the information we collect to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Site;
  • Provide and deliver the information you request, process donations and transactions and send you related information, including confirmations and receipts,
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and provide technical support;
  • Respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions, and requests; request feedback or support, and otherwise contact you about your participation in the campaign and the use of the Sites;
  • Communicate with you about the campaign, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, activities, and volunteer opportunities, and provide news and information we think will interest you (see Your Choices below for information about how to opt-out of these communications);
  • To solicit volunteers, donations and support for the Campaign and for other candidates, issues and organizations that we support and to connect you with other volunteers;
  • Contact you if the county election laws require us to request additional information from you;
  • Remind you to vote and register to vote and assist you in finding your registration information, polling location, and campaign events near you;
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Site;
  • Personalize the Site and provide advertisements, content or features based on your preferences, interests, and browsing and online activities;
  • Facilitate contests, sweepstakes, and promotions and process and deliver entries and rewards;
  • Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of the Campaign and others; and
  • Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time we collected the information.

SHARING OF INFORMATION

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, service providers, volunteers, and consultants who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With candidates, organizations, campaigns, groups or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
  • With other participants in a joint fundraising committee;
  • To report required information to the Federal Election Commission, including name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employers of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle (for additional information, visit the FEC website at http://www.fec.gov);
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is under or required by, any applicable law or legal process, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of the Campaign, its employees, volunteers, constituents, or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, formation of a new committee or a successor organization, an asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one asset of the Campaign;
  • With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably be used by those third parties to identify you.

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to other websites.  For example, we may link to third-party sites to facilitate donations or purchases.  Any personal information you provide on such linked pages is provided directly to that third party and is subject to that third party’s privacy policy, and not this privacy policy.   We encourage you to learn about their privacy and security practices and policies before providing them with personal information.

SOCIAL SHARING FEATURES 

The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on on your privacy on the relevant social media site.  For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features. 

ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS 

We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the web and in mobile applications.  These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Site and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in apps, links clicked, and conversion information.  The Campaign and others may use this information to analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Site and other websites, and better understand your online activity.

For example, we may use Google Analytics to learn more about your use of the site.  We may also use Remarketing with Google Analytics or other remarketing tools to advertise online. This enables third-party vendors, including Google, to show our ads on sites across the Internet.  Such third-party vendors, including Google, may use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Sites.  For information on how you can opt-out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads, please visit Google’s Ads Settings. Other advertising vendors, we may use include, without limitation, Yahoo!, MSN, Facebook, Twitter.

For more information about interest-based ads or to opt-out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices.  You can also change your browser settings to block cookies, although doing so may disable some features of our site.

TRANSFER OF INFORMATION TO THE U.S.

The campaign is based in the United States and is directed to U.S. residents, and we process and store information in the U.S. If you are located outside the U.S., we and our service providers may transfer your information to, or store or access to your information in, jurisdictions that may not provide equivalent levels of data protection as your home jurisdiction.

YOUR CHOICES

Account Information

You may update and correct certain information you provide to us by logging into your account, email us at info@byronross2020.org.

Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies.  You can also review your choices regarding behavioral advertising cookies at www.aboutads.info/choices. Please note that if you remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.

Promotional Communications

You may opt-out of receiving promotional emails or text messages from the Campaign by following the instructions in those emails or text messages.  If you opt-out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about your account or our ongoing business relations.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing.  If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us at info@corybooker.com.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@byronross2020.org.

CORY 2020 TERMS OF SERVICE

Last Updated: January 11, 2020

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED AND ALL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, DO NOT USE THIS SITE.

These Terms of Service (“Terms”) apply to your access to and use of the websites, mobile sites and other online offerings (collectively, the “Site”) provided by Cory 2020 (the “Campaign,” “we,” or “us”) that link to these Terms. By accessing or by using our Site, you agree to these Terms and any terms incorporated by reference. If you do not agree to these Terms, do not use our Site.

We may change these terms from time to time. If we make changes, we will provide you with a notice of such changes, such as by email, providing a notice through our Site or updating the date at the top of these Terms. Unless we say otherwise in our notice, the amended Terms will be effective immediately, and your continued use of our Site after we provide such notice will confirm your acceptance of the changes. If you do not agree to the amended terms, you must stop using our Site.

If you have questions about these Terms or our Site, please contact us at info@byronross2020.org.

1. Privacy

For information about how we collect, use, share and otherwise process information about you, please see our Privacy Policy above.

2. Consent to Use of Data and Mobile Communication SMS Program Terms

You consent to our communicating with you about the Site and the Campaign by SMS, text message, email or other electronic means.  Your carrier’s normal messaging, data, and other rates and fees will apply to these communications.

If you subscribe to any text programs that the Campaign makes available, the following terms apply:

By subscribing to Campaign updates or alerts, you consent to receive periodic updates or alerts by automatic text message.  Text STOP to stop.  For Help, text HELP or contact us at info@byronross2020.org.   Message and data rates may apply.  See our privacy policy above.  Neither the Campaign nor participating carriers guarantee that messages will be delivered.  The Campaign may discontinue the program without notice.

3. User Content

Our Site may allow you and other users to create, post, store and share content, including messages, comments, stories, text, photos, graphics, videos, music, and other materials (collectively, “User Content”). Except for the license you grant below, you keep all rights in and to your User Content, as between you and the campaign.

You grant the Campaign and its independent contractors, service providers, consultants, and joint committee members, a perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, fully-paid, and sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, change, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, publicly perform and display your User Content and any name, username or likeness provided in connection with your User Content in all media formats and channels now known or later developed without compensation to you. When] you post or otherwise share User Content on or through our Site, you understand that your User Content and any associated information (such as your username or profile photo) may be visible to others.

You may not create, post, store or share any User Content that violates these Terms or for which you do not have all the rights necessary to grant us the license described above. You represent and warrant that your User Content, and our use of such content as permitted by these Terms, will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity. Although we have no obligation to screen, edit or monitor User Content, we may delete or remove User Content and for any reason with or without notice.

4. Prohibited Conduct and Content

You will not violate any applicable law, contract, intellectual property right or other third-party right or commit a tort in connection with any User Content you post to the Site, and you are solely responsible for your conduct while using our Site. You will not:

  • Engage in any harassing, threatening, intimidating, predatory or stalking conduct;
  • Use or attempt to use another user’s account without authorization from that user and the Campaign;
  • Impersonate or post on behalf of any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • Sell, resell or commercially use our Site;
  • Copy, reproduce, distribute, publicly perform or publicly display all or portions of our Site, except as permitted by us or our licensors;
  • Change our Site, remove any proprietary rights notices or markings, or otherwise make any derivative works based upon our Site;
  • Use our Site other than for their intended purpose and in any manner that could interfere with, disrupt, negatively affect or inhibit other users from fully enjoying our Site or that could damage, disable, overburden or impair the functioning of our Site in any manner;
  • Reverse engineer any aspect of our Site or do anything that might discover source code or bypass or circumvent measures used to prevent or limit access to any part of our Site;
  • Use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods designed to scrape or extract data from our Site;
  • Develop or use any applications that interact with our Site without our prior written consent;
  • Send, distribute or post spam, unsolicited or bulk commercial electronic communications, chain letters, or pyramid schemes;
  • Bypass or ignore instructions in our robots.txt file; or
  • Use our Site for any illegal or unauthorized purpose, or engage in, encourage or promote any activity that violates these Terms.

You may also post or otherwise share only User Content that is nonconfidential and that you have all necessary rights to disclose. You may not create, post, store or share any User Content that:

  • Is unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory or fraudulent;
  • Would make up, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law;
  • May infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party;
  • Contains or depicts any statements, remarks or claims that do not reflect your honest views and experiences;
  • Impersonates or misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity;
  • Contains any unsolicited promotions, advertising or solicitations;
  • Contains any private or personal information of a third party without such a third party’s consent;
  • Contains any viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files or content; or
  • In our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying our Site, or may expose the Campaign or others to any harm or liability of any type.

Enforcement of this Section 5 is solely at the Campaign’s discretion, and failure to enforce this section sometimes does not make up a waiver of our right to enforce it in other instances.  In addition, Section 5 does not create any private right of action by any third party or any reasonable expectation that the Site will not contain any content that is prohibited by such rules.

5. Ownership; Limited License

The Site, including the text, graphics, images, photographs, videos, illustrations and other content contained are owned by the Campaign or our licensors and are protected under both United States and foreign laws. Except as explicitly stated in these Terms, all rights in and to the Site are reserved by us or our licensors. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we hereby grant you a limited, nonexclusive, nontransferable, non-sub-licensable, revocable license to access and use our Site for your own personal, noncommercial use. Any use of the Site other than as specifically allowed without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited, will end the license granted and violate our intellectual property rights.

6. Trademarks

BYRONROSS 2020 and our logos, our product or service names, our slogans and the look and feel of the Site are trademarks of the Campaign and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and Campaign names or logos mentioned on the Site are the property of their respective owners. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by us.

7. Feedback

You may voluntarily post, submit or otherwise communicate to us questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about the Campaign or our Site (collectively, “Feedback”). You understand that we may use such Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you, including, without limitation, to develop, copy, publish, or improve the Feedback in the Campaign’s sole discretion. You understand that the campaign may treat Feedback as nonconfidential.

8. Repeat Infringer Policy; Copyright Complaints

Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable law, we have adopted a policy of ending, in circumstances, the accounts of users who repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others.

Please see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3) for the requirements of a proper notification. Also, please note that if you knowingly misrepresent that any activity or material on our Site is infringing, you may be liable to the Campaign for certain costs and damages.

9. Third-Party Content, Products, and Sites.

We may provide information about third-party organizations, events, products, services, or activities, or we may allow third parties to make their content and information available on or through the Site (collectively, “Third-Party Content”). We provide Third-Party Content as a service to those interested in such content. Your dealings or correspondence with third parties and your use of or interaction with any Third-Party Content are solely between you and the third party. The Campaign does not control or endorse, and makes no representations or warranties regarding any Third-Party Content, and your access to and use of such Third-Party Content is at your own risk.

10. Indemnification

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Campaign and its independent contractors, service providers, and consultants, successor organizations, and joint committee members, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, partners, and employees (individually and collectively, the “Indemnified Parties”) against any losses, liabilities, claims, demands, damages, expenses or costs (“Claims”) arising out of or related to (a) your User Content or Feedback; (b) your violation of these Terms; (c) your violation, misappropriation or infringement of any rights of another (including intellectual property rights or privacy rights); or (d) your misconduct in connection with the Site. You agree to notify Indemnified Parties of any third-party Claims, cooperate with Indemnified Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees). You also agree that the Indemnified Parties will have control of the defense or settlement, at the Indemnified Party’s sole option, of any third-party Claims.

11. Disclaimers

Your use of our Site is at your sole risk. Except as otherwise provided in a writing by us, our Site and any content are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In addition, the Campaign does not represent or warrant that our Site is accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. While the Campaign attempts to make your use of our Site safe, we cannot and do not represent or warrant that our Site or servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. You assume the entire risk as to the quality and performance of the Site.

12. Limitation of Liability

To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Campaign and its contractors, service providers, consultants, successor organizations, and joint committee members, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, and employees (collectively the “Campaign-Related Parties”),  will not be liable to you under any theory of liability—whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, warranty, or otherwise—for any indirect, consequential, exemplary, incidental, punitive or special damages or lost profits, even if such parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The total liability of the Campaign and Campaign-Related Parties for any claim arising out of or relating to these Terms or our Site, regardless of the form of the action, is limited to the greater of $5

13. Governing Law and Venue

Any dispute arising from these Terms and your use of the Site will be governed by and construed and enforced under the laws of Texas, except to the extent preempted by U.S. federal law, without regard to a conflict of law rules or principles (whether of Texas or any other jurisdiction) that would cause the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction. Any dispute between the parties will be resolved in the state or federal courts of Texas and the United States, respectively, sitting in Fort Bend County, Texas.

14. Modifying and Terminating our Site

We reserve the right to change our Site or to suspend or stop providing all or portions of our Site. You also may stop using our Site. We are not responsible for any loss or harm related to your inability to access or use our Site.

15. Severability

If any provision or part of a provision of these Terms is unlawful, void or unenforceable, that provision or part of the provision is deemed severable from these Terms and does not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

16. Miscellaneous

The failure of the campaign to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. Except as otherwise provided in these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third-party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. You agree that communications and transactions between us may be conducted electronically.