Privacy Policy

Information Collection

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form.

Information Use

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We maintain the privacy of our supporters through various technical means of protection. We offer web users the option of keeping their names anonymous and provide easy ways for donors to state their mailing preferences. We never share, rent or sell a donor’s email or mailing address.

Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law 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.

Donations

In order to make a donation on this Web site, a user must first complete a donation form, on which the user must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number and expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to provide donations receipts. If we have trouble processing a donation, this contact information can be used to get in touch with the user. This information will be used to send a tax receipt if a donation is made. The user will be added to the League of Women Voter’s mailing list, unless previously indicated otherwise.

We use a credit card processing company to bill for donations. The credit card company does not retain, share, store or use personal information for any secondary purposes. Please send us an email if you have questions about the donation process.

E-Mailing List

Users who join the League of Women Voters of San Francisco’s mailing list will receive periodic mailings throughout the year. We use a reputable third party organization for management of our email news. If supporters wish to have their name excluded from this sharing program they may indicate their preference by un-subscribing when they receive a newsletter or by sending us an email.

Social Network Sites

The League of Women Voters of San Francisco manages Facebook and Twitter pages with links to these external sites from all of the pages on the League’s website. We do not embed any Facebook or Twitter information into the League’s web pages. If you become a member of the League’s Facebook page, your information will be managed on Facebook under the privacy rules of conduct for that company. We post notices about events and local political activities on the Facebook page.

Security

This Web site takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When you submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and off-line. When our donation form asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card numbers), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry — SSL.

While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer will become locked. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our supporters’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment.

If you have questions about the security at our Web site, you can send us an email.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If your contact information changes, or if you would like to be removed from our mailing list, the League of Women Voter’s of San Francisco will correct, update or remove that information. To make such a change, please email us.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the League of Women Voters of San Francisco is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Web Site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we decide to change our privacy policy in a material way, for example, use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will post those changes prominently on our web site for 30 days prior to taking effect. Users will always have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner.

Cookies

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track how our supporters use our site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance (“COPPA”)

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA. We do not target or collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our web site privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below:
http://www.lwvsf.org
582 Market Street, Suite 615
San Francisco, California 94104
USA
email: lwvsf@lwvsf.org

This notice was updated and published August 26, 2013