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Privacy Policy

Geauga County Democrats is committed to your privacy and online security. This privacy policy reflects that commitment. Our privacy policy explains:
  1. How we use the information you provide
  2. How we store and protect your information
  3. How to contact us, unsubscribe from mailing lists, opt out, or correct information
  4. Related Security Issues


How we use the information you provide :

When you register on geaugadems.org, we will ask for your name, address, telephone number, and email address. We use the information you provide to send you news and information about the activities of Geauga County Democrats and his campaign. We will not sell this information to any third party, under any circumstances. On rare occasion, we may ask for your permission to share your information with a candidate we think you would like to hear from. If and only if you give your consent, we will share basic contact information so they may contact you.

When you contribute money online, we are required, under Ohio State Election law, to report specific information on each contributor. We do this in periodic filings that we provide the Ohio Secretary of State. Necessary information includes: name, address, amount of contribution, date of contribution, employer and occupation.

We make every effort to preserve user privacy. When required by law, we may disclose personal information wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Web site.

When you receive an email from geaugadems.org, we employ "Web Beacons" to determine if the email has been read. We do not track this information on an individual basis, and no personally identifiable information is transferred. Our database aggregates the results to help us continue improving the content we provide.

How we store and protect your information :

geaugadems.org employs a professional technology management firm, Blue Utopia, to ensure that your information is protected against the loss, theft, or misuse of any information entered into our website. When you make a contribution on geaugadems.org, your information is wrapped in 128-bit encryption as it is processed with the financial network. This is the highest possible bit encryption, allowing by law. Just as important, we never store sensitive data, such as credit card numbers, in our database. Additionally, the geaugadems.org server(s) are located in a professionally managed, secure environment, with a guard posted 24 hours a day.

IP Addresses and Log File Data:

IP addresses are the location of your computer or network on the Internet. We log them for troubleshooting purposes, and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. We do not use this information to develop individual profiles.

How to contact us :

If you want to contact us to unsubscribe from any or all mailing lists, correct your information, or to review and update your communication preferences, you can do so quickly and easily by through the “Email Preferences” page on geaugadems.org.

You can also contact Geauga County Democrats via e-mail, fax, telephone or written letter. For legal and accounting purposes, contribution records will remain in our database. To contact us via email for general questions or comments, visit geaugadems.org. To contact us or unsubscribe via US Mail: Send a letter with your full name and email address to: Geauga County Democrats, P.O. Box 257, Novelty, OH 44072.

Links to other web sites:

This privacy policy covers Geauga County Democrats's web site; geaugadems.org. The site links to a number of other web sites. Should you choose to visit those web sites, please remember that the committee is not responsible for their content or privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit.

Changes to the Geauga County Democrats Privacy Statement:

The committee may modify or amend this statement in the future, to better protect your information. If there are material changes to this statement, we will prominently post such changes prior to implementing the change. Regardless of later updates, we will abide by the practices described in this statement at the time you provided us with your information.

Additional Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Privacy and Security:

Geauga County Democrats makes every effort to guarantee your privacy and the security of any information that you provide to us. But we urge you to remember that privacy and security begins with you -- you can help avoid cyber crime and identity theft, by being vigilant in maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or password reminders and should always exercise caution when disclosing information online.