At Tom Harkin for Senate we are committed to protecting your privacy online. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you wish to provide.
How we protect your information. How we use your information. How to contact us about privacy.
How do we protect your information?
Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted 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) software. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.
How do we use the information you provide?
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on Tom Harkin for Senate we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, credit card information, bank account information, email address and/or IM address as well as the name of the person who referred you to the site. This is done in order to credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for Tom Harkin for Senate. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this site. We are committed to protecting your privacy online. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you wish to provide.
We will use your email address to provide you news and information about Tom Harkin for Senate. We may also use your zip code and state to send you email messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.
When you contribute money online:
We are required by federal and state law to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed certain amounts. These records are available to the public. 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 or state election law.
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 along with your city and state available to the press and public online.
When you Send to a Friend:
Tom Harkin for Senate makes it easy for you to spread the word about Tom Harkin for Senate with its “Send to a Friend” feature. When you use “Send to a Friend”, we may store email addresses or any information about the people you contact.
When you submit blogs:
We provide a blog on which you can post comments and messages for others to read. We may collect technical information about your post, such as the IP address from which you posted, and associate this information with your messages. Even if messages are deleted, we may retain copies and attendant information indefinitely. When you post messages to the blog, certain registration information, such as your email address, may be available to the public. Also note that any personal information you include in the body of your message will be available to the public.
When you submit video blogs or provide video and audio footage to Tom Harkin for Senate: Users of Tom Harkin for Senate website are offered the opportunity to participate in video blogs. In such instances, the usage of material or images submitted is governed by the specific provisions on our website regarding video blogs. See also the conditions set forth below.
If individuals agree to allow Tom Harkin for Senate to film or make recordings for use on Tom Harkin for Senate website, usage of this video or audio footage will be governed by releases signed by the individuals who permitted Tom Harkin for Senate to film or record them. See also the conditions set forth below.
The following conditions apply to video blogs and video or audio footage: (1) Tom Harkin for Senate will be the sole and exclusive owner of any video or audio material that you post or allow to be posted on the Tom Harkin for Senate website; (2) Tom Harkin for Senate has the right to use such material on its website or in any other communications or advertisements; (3) other individuals or entities, including other internet users, as well print or broadcast news media, have the right to use such material in their communications; and (4) you will not receive compensation for such use.
Third Party Social-Networking and User-Generated Content Websites:
Tom Harkin for Senate has established and maintains profiles and pages on several third-party social-networking and user-generated content websites. Tom Harkin for Senate is not responsible for the content of individual users or the privacy policies of these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for each of these websites website you join.
Tom Harkin for Senate may contact you via these websites using any contact methods that exist on the website and are within the website