PRIVACY POLICY

Last Revised 5.11.21

Whitmer for Governor has created this privacy notice to explain how we use information that you may provide while visiting our site and to demonstrate our firm commitment to information privacy. Whitmer for Governor may modify this policy from time to time. We encourage you to check this page when revisiting this Site.

How We Use Your Information
Whitmer for Governor is committed to protecting the information you share with us. When you register, contribute, sign up to volunteer, or take any other action on our Site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address. 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 use this information to operate this Site, send you news and information to you about Whitmer for Governor & to solicit your participation in Whitmer for Governor programs, events and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVP’s to events and programs. We use your e-mail address to send such information by e-mail and may use your telephone number to call you for these purposes.

We may share information you provide us with vendors, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work with us; with other candidates, party committees, organizations, groups, or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles, or objectives; when legally required; and when you otherwise give us consent to do so. If one provides a physical address, it may be used for direct mail solicitation. If you decide to purchase tickets to an event or to contribute online, we may also ask for your credit card number and its expiration date. That information is used solely for processing your contribution and is shared with Vantiv ecommerce who uses that information to complete your purchase or contribution. That credit card information is not maintained by our organization and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances. Credit card information is only maintained long enough to complete the requested transaction and is then deleted. 

How We Protect Information You Provide
Whitmer for Governor uses security measures, including physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards, to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information obtained from, through or maintained in association with the Site. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment in Michigan and Arizona. Permission to access your information is controlled by our data management policy. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this Site in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

Links to Other Websites
This privacy policy covers only this Site and subdomains. We provide links to third-party websites and applications. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of these third-party websites. 

Other Disclosure of Your Information
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when we have a good-faith belief release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay.

SPECIAL NOTICE FOR PARENTS:
We want to help you guard your children’s privacy. Whitmer for Governor does not knowingly collect, use or distribute personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 16 to any third parties. If you have any reservations, questions or concerns about your child’s access to this Site or how information that your child provides is used by us, please contact us at info@gretchenwhitmer.com.

About Cookies, IP Addresses and Log File Data Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. The Site uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages and other information. Whitmer for Governor will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining information that you provide for online activism activities so that you will not need to resubmit certain information.
We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. Find details about Google’s data collection and storage here. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters. 

Advertising
We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other websites on the Internet or on applications. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to that or other websites. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

Server Log Files
We log standard technical information, such as your IP address and the kind of browser you use. We log this information for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit in order to improve the Site. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of the Site.

Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you may have certain rights with respect to your Personal Information including the following rights:

  1. The right to know, by way of our privacy notice and any specific inquiries you direct to us, where Personal Information we have about you comes from, what we use that information for, whether it is being disclosed or sold, and to whom it is being disclosed or sold;
  2. The right to “opt-out” of our sale of your Personal Information to any third parties, in the event we sell information;
  3. The right, with some exceptions, to have your Personal Information deleted from our possession or control; and 
  4. The right to receive equal service and pricing from us even if you exercise any of your privacy rights.

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits users of the Site who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. A California resident may also use an authorized agent to submit a right to access request or a request to delete. To make such a request, to learn more, or if you have any questions or concerns about your California privacy rights, please visit the Privacy Notice for California Residents. You may also contact us using the information below. 

“Do Not Track” Disclosure
“Do Not Track” is a preference you can set in your web browser to let websites you visit know that you do not want them collecting information about you. At this time, this Site does not respond to Do Not Track or other similar signals.

Other Individual Rights
If your place of residence provides for individual privacy rights that are applicable to our Site, you should contact us using the information below to exercise any applicable privacy rights. 

How to Unsubscribe or Opt Out
People who subscribe to e-mail lists via this Site will receive periodic updates from Whitmer for Governor by regular mail, fax and/or e-mail. You may opt out of receiving future information via e-mail by using the unsubscribe procedure specified on the message.

How We Notify You About Privacy Policy Changes
We may revise and update this Privacy Policy if we change our practices, add new Site features, or change existing Site features. We will notify registered users by email and post notice to this Site of any substantive changes to our Privacy Policy. 

How To Contact Us
Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be emailed to info@gretchenwhitmer.com.

P.O. Box 15282
Lansing, MI 48901
517-258-1414

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