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This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by Giffords, Giffords PAC, and Giffords Law Center (collectively “Giffords”). The Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use the Giffords websites, mobile sites, and other online services that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Site”).

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make changes, we will notify you by revising the date at the top of the policy and, in some cases, we may provide you with additional notice (such as adding a statement to our homepage or sending you an email notification). We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Site to stay informed about our information practices and the ways you can help protect your privacy.

Collection of Information

Information You Provide to Us

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you send us an email, subscribe to receive updates, make a donation, make a purchase, submit content, sign up to get involved, sign a petition, request assistance, request information or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we collect may include your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card information, and other information you choose to provide.

In addition, where applicable, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may require us to collect certain information from donors who donate more than $200 per calendar year, such as your name, mailing address, occupation, and employer.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site

When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:

Information We Collect from Other Sources

We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site. For example, if you make a donation to Giffords through a third-party website, such as ActBlue, or if you sign up to host or volunteer for an event associated with the Giffords via a third-party website, such as MobilizeAmerica, we may obtain certain information about you from the third party that operates that website.

We may also use such information for list matching and other purposes.

Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

Giffords is based in the United States and the information we collect is governed by US law. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you consent to the processing and transfer of information in and to the US and other countries.

Sharing of Information

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.

All the above categories exclude text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.

Online Petitions

If you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection therewith publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.

Social Sharing Features

The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Services Provided by Others

We may allow third parties to use cookies, web beacons, or other technologies and to otherwise collect information about you in order to provide analytics, remarketing, conversion tracking, custom audiences, measurement, and advertising services, including serving ads on other sites based on your visits to the Site and other sites across the internet and across various mobile applications. These entities may collect or receive information about your use of the Site and other websites and mobile applications, including your IP address, browser, device information, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by Giffords and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests, and better understand your online activity.

For example, we may use Remarketing with Google Analytics and Facebook Custom Audiences, or other remarketing tools to advertise online. This enables third-party vendors, including Google and Facebook, to show our ads on sites across the internet. Such third-party vendors may use first-party cookies and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads please visit Google’s Ads Settings.

For more information about Internet-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit aboutads.info/choices. For information on how you can opt out of Google’s use of cookies for interest-based ads please visit Google’s Ads Settings.

Security

Giffords takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

Your Choices

Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.

Promotional Communications

You may opt out of receiving text messages, updates, and newsletters by following the instructions in those emails or text messages. If you opt out, we may still send you other types of emails, such as those about your use of the Site or any donations or transactions.

Contact Us

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