Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our computer systems are professionally managed with access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment. Additionally, we never store your credit card information in our database at any time.
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on http://portagedemocrats.org, we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address. We may also ask who, if anyone, referred you to the site so that we can credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for Portage County Democratic Party. We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about Portage County Democratic Party. We may also use your zip code and state to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.
On occasion, we may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). We will not sell your information to any third party under any circumstances.
When you contribute money online: We are required by federal election law to collect and report to the the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $ in an election cycle. These records are available to the public. However, they cannot be used by other organizations for fundraising. We also make a note of your telephone number and email address, which helps us to contact you quickly if follow-up on your contribution is necessary under Federal election law.
When you sign one of our petitions: When you sign one of our petitions, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments available to the press and public online, identifying only your city and state.
When you share content with your friends: When you forward a page, email, or introduce Portage County Democratic Party to your friends, using our viral sharing features, we treat that exchange as a personal private exchange. We will not, under any circumstances, collect ("harvest") the name, email address, or any other personal information from the sharing of our website content.
IP Addresses and Log File Data: We log your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
The Committee does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. The Committee reserves the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.
In the event that an image of a child is used, the Committee will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other "directory information" without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent or guardian.
All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to the Committee become the exclusive property of the Committee. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against the Committee, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve the Committee of liability for its use of the image(s).
By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. The Committee reserves the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of the Committee.
Portage County Democratic Party
210 S. Meridian St., Ravenna OH 44266