Voting Information Project Website Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the Voting Information Project at www.votinginfoproject.org (the “Website”).  The Voting Information Project (“VIP,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) is owned and operated by Democracy Works.  VIP provides online, nonpartisan voter resources.  

This Privacy Policy provides you with details on the information we collect from you and the uses we make of your personal information.  By visiting the Website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.  The provisions contained herein supersede all previous notices or statements regarding our privacy practices.  

Please note that this Privacy Policy only applies to the Website. You can access certain VIP tools, such as Get To The Polls and the VIP Voting Information Tool, through links provided on the Website. Those tools each have their own privacy policies.  Information you provide through those tools is not governed by this Privacy Policy. Additionally, VIP contains links to other sites and partnering organizations. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or organizations, and recommend you read their privacy policies for further information.

1. Information We Collect and How It Is Used

In general, we collect personal information about you when you communicate with us and when you use the Website.  

VIP may collect, use, and maintain personal information such as your name, email address, and other personal information if you voluntarily provide such information by contacting us using the contact information listed on the Website.  We use this information to (i) communicate with you; (ii) administer assistance to you when requested; and (iii) as required by applicable law or the Terms of Service that governs your use of the Website [insert link to the revised Terms of Service].  

In addition, we automatically collect certain information about you when you visit the Website.  Such information includes Internet Protocol (IP) address, Internet service provider information, how long you stay on the Website, which links you click on, and browser type and version.  We use information that we automatically collect to improve the Website and for other purposes related to providing nonpartisan voter resources.

VIP also uses cookies to collect certain information about visitors to the Website.  A “cookie” is a small amount of data sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer.  We use cookies to provide a more personalized service to you.  Cookies also assist us in tracking visits to the Website, measuring visitor patterns, and analyzing general traffic patterns.  This information is not personally identifiable and is used by us only to improve the Website.  We do not use cookies to retrieve personal information from your computer, and we do not use cookies to retrieve other information from your computer for purposes that are unrelated to the Website or your interaction with the Website.  By modifying your browser preferences, you can accept or reject all cookies.

2. Security

VIP is committed to taking steps to maintain the security of your personal information. VIP employs administrative and technical safeguards, including encryption, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of your personal information. However, due to the nature of online communication, we cannot guarantee the security of information that you transmit to us via the Internet. 

3. Protection for Children and Minors

Because of the nature of the Website, our services are not designed to appeal to minors. We do not knowingly attempt to solicit or receive any information from children. If you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to submit any information to VIP.

4. Changes to This Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason.  If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the revised Privacy Policy to the Website. We encourage you to check back periodically to review the current Privacy Policy. Continued use of the Website after the effective date of an update to the Privacy Policy indicates your acceptance of the updated terms.

5. Governing Law

This Privacy Policy and our legal obligations hereunder are subject to the laws of the District of Columbia in the U.S.A., regardless of your location.  You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in the federal and state courts located in the District of Columbia in the U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the Website or our services. 

6. Contact Us

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

Your use of the Website is governed by, and subject to, the legal notices and disclaimers located at Terms of Service at all times.  Furthermore, your use and access of the Website constitutes your agreement to be bound by the provisions contained in the Terms of Service, as well as those contained in this Privacy Policy. 

This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 17, 2018.