1. What kind of information do we collect?
If you choose to register with us, we may ask you for information such as name, email address, postal address, age, gender, telephone number and product information. Our websites and Websites may include optional surveys, asking for your views on various locations, products and services.
Whenever you use the Website or visit the site, the web server may automatically collect the IP address of the computer you are using. We will also likely save the phone numbers, email addresses, web browsers and operating systems of those users that send us “Technical Support” requests.
If you download content from our websites or via our Websites, we will automatically check your hardware details. If you use community tools, we may store the content and communications which you send and receive, and we reserve the right to monitor your communications. We may also detail your activity and personal preferences when visiting our websites or using our Websites (see “Cookies”, below).
Please always obtain consent first before giving us anyone else’s personal information. Please make sure that any personal details which you provide are accurate and current, and let us know if there are any changes.
2. What do we do with the information we collect?
We use the information we collect in a number of ways:
• To operate our websites and Websites and provide the information and services you ask for, including downloads, chat rooms, bulletin boards, promotions and competitions.
• To deal with your customer service requests
• For internal analysis and research to improve our websites and other products and services.
• To send you marketing information about Choose Politics Websites, products and services, and offers, products and services from selected third party companies, but only as permitted by law or requested by you.
• To send administrative emails (for example, if you forget your password)
• To prevent and detect fraud and abuse of our websites, Websites or services.
3. Who else has access to your information?
Our affiliated companies, employees, contractors and other organizations who work with us may have access to your information in order to manage that information for us and to provide you with information and services requested by you. Some of these companies may process your information in countries outside the United States. Data protection laws in these countries may not offer the same level of protection as in the United States. If you are not happy for us to transfer your information in this way, you should not access and use our websites or Websites.
In exceptional circumstances, we may disclose your personal information if required by law or to protect or defend ourselves or others against illegal or harmful activities. If our business is sold or restructured, your details may be transferred as part of the business.
Some of our websites and Websites contain cookies. Cookies are small text files that a website sends to your computer to record your online activity. Cookies may be used on our websites to help personalize your use of our websites and Websites, improve how you use certain aspects of our websites and Websites and to record your online activity. You can disable cookies by adjusting your browser settings, but if you do so, some functions on our websites or Websites may not work correctly.
We take commercially reasonable steps to protect your personal information. This includes setting up processes and procedures to minimize unauthorized access to or disclosure of your information. However, we do not guarantee that we will eliminate all risk of misuse of your personal information by intruders. Please keep any passwords for your accounts safe and do not disclose them to anyone else. You must contact us immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or other security breach.
Bulletin boards, chat rooms and other community areas accessed via our websites and Websites are open to the public. You should avoid disclosing any information in these areas which may identify you or anyone else. We are not responsible for the protection or security of information which you disclose in these areas.
When you make submissions to the Website or website or when you access your user registered account information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. We also restrict access to the secure server through the use of firewalls.
Please note that whenever your personal information is handled as described above, regardless of where this occurs, steps are taken to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy.
Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic handling can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us online, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. However, we cannot accept liability for disclosure of any personal information due to errors in transmission or unauthorized acts of third parties.
6. What is Choose Politic’s Policy When There is Improper, Actionable or Illegal Information Provided?
Users are advised that Choose Politics functions and solely views itself as a conduit of information between the users of this Website. As such, it is Choose Politics’s policy not to judge, evaluate, conduct any verification of or perform an investigation on any data provided by a user regardless of the source of that data. That said, where we have been informed of an inappropriate act or use of the Website in violation of our Terms and Conditions of Use, which all users agreed to abide by when accessing the Website, which is incorporated by reference hereto and can be viewed at: http://choosepolitics.com.php53-9.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com, Choose Politics reserves the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law or in any instance or circumstance when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, the rights of our users and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, police investigation, court order, or legal process served on our Company. Subject to any rights afforded by law, Choose Politics also reserves the right upon notice to a user to disclose information collected from a registered user, including possibly suspending or closing an applicant’s on-line account upon notice to the user, when we have reason to believe that accessing and/or disclosing this information or taking such action is necessary to prevent, identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be violating any of our user terms and conditions agreements or policies or who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) Choose Politics’ rights or property, or to help protect anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. Choose Politics may also disclose or access registered user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it and for administrative, technical and other related purposes that we deem necessary to maintain or improve our services.
We are committed to addressing parents’ concerns about the use of their children’s personal information. We ask all visitors who are under 13 years of age (or in some cases older) to obtain their parent or guardian’s permission before providing any personal information.
8. How long do we keep personal data?
Choose Politics retains your personal information for one calendar year. Once one calendar year passes, your personal information is removed or “archived” off the “live” servers and “backed-up” to a separate secured remote server for storage (at least until overwritten when space is needed to back-up more recent data) where no one can access it except on a very limited basis by us or our independent web service provider. Unless under order of subpoena, your information, once archived, remains irretrievable. Therefore, you are strongly advised to print out for your own records a hard copy of all Choose Politics forms that you have completed.
Note that the reasons for granting us continued limited access to your personal information from the remote server may include, but are not necessarily limited to, allowing us, our independent web service provider or other partners to compile statistical or historical information about the previous year’s Websites. For statistical purposes, your personal information will be used only in the aggregate meaning that personal identifying information such as your name and social security number shall not be used. For some historical purposes, however, we and our independent web service provider or other partners will have continued access to your archived personal identifying information as we and/or our independent web service provider or other partners deem necessary.
9. Contacting us
If you have general queries, please contact Customer Services – details available at ChoosePolitics@gmail.com.
You are legally entitled to know what personal information an organization holds about you and how that information is processed. If you would like to know what information we currently hold about you, please write to Data Protection Officer,