GENERAL STATEMENT OF PRIVACY
PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) includes, but is not limited to your e-mail address and zip code. A user’s PII may be collected through the application forms, e-mail newsletter registration, legislator contact and/or other forms. SGVS does not collect Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) about you on the Site without your knowledge or action. If you disclose any information on an open forum that is hosted by the SGVS, others may collect that information to send you unsolicited information from outside the SGVS, or for other purposes. Except as otherwise described in this statement, the PII you provide on the Site will not be shared outside of SGVS without your permission.
USE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
SGVS may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SGVS or the Site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SGVS or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of SGVS employees or agents, users of SGVS products or services, or members of the public.
NON-PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Non-PII includes, but is not limited to, information we automatically collect on the use and/or actions on our Site (e.g., user traffic patterns, page views on the Site, click-through rates, and search terms that users enter into our search utility). In addition, when a visitor arrives at our site, we collect the IP address, operating system, and browser software used. An IP address (which is not the same as an e-mail address) can tell us the user’s internet service provider and, based on that, can suggest the geographic location of the connection. SGVS recognizes that certain user information of key demographic nature (e.g., race, age, national origin, income), is still of a sensitive nature to users.
As a general matter, the SGVS does not collect demographic information about you through regular use of the Site. However, in recognition of the sensitive nature of such information, in the event the SGVS comes into possession of such information, whether through your voluntary submission of such information in response to a special feature on the Site or by receiving such information from any of our business partners, such information shall, when coupled with any of your PII, itself be deemed to be PII and treated by the SGVS as such.
USE OF NON-PII
As a general matter, Non-PII helps us determine how the Site is being used, helps us identify popular areas of the Site, and helps determine the effectiveness of our promotional activities regarding the Site. In the course of collecting, non-PII may be shared with third parties.
DO NOT TRACK
SGVS respects user choice and controls. To the extent possible, the Site responds to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals communicated by your browser. However, there is currently no DNT industry standard defined and therefore SGVS cannot guarantee that it responds to the DNT signal on your browser.
The Site may contain links to other Internet Web sites, including co-branded or other affiliated sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites, including such sites’ use of any information.
You understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. Information you send to this site, including email messages, may not be encrypted.
You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at the Site, or via links or clickthroughs from the Site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and SGVS shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.
NOTICE TO PARENTS OR GUARDIANS
We want to help you protect your child’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet. SGVS does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for SGVS or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to or on the Site or SGVS. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us via email@example.com. We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
To opt out of receiving information, please contact us in one of the following ways:
1. Use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our e-mails.
2. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Send a written request to:
1250 I St. NW, Suite 1003
Washington, DC 20005
You may write us at any time if you wish to cancel your account or have us remove your PII from our database. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.