This Policy contains details about how JVP Action collects and uses information from you when you use the Site.
This Policy covers only the Site. Other JVP Action sites and other online locations may have their own privacy policies, and you should consult those accordingly.
This Policy was last updated on and is effective as of: December 13, 2016.
JVP Action may update this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted below for a period of thirty (30) days and will be effective when posted. The changes will also be immediately incorporated into this Policy.
Your continued use of the Site after any changes are made to this Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes. If any of the changes are unacceptable to you, you should cease using the Site.
If any changes to this Policy affect how JVP Action treats or handles information already provided by you to JVP Action, JVP Action will notify you by email (if JVP Action has a valid email address to use) and give you thirty (30) days to opt-in to the changes as they pertain to your information. If you do not opt-in, your information will continue to be used in a manner that is consistent with the version of this Policy under which it was collected, or the information will be deleted.
Collection and Use of Information
You can generally visit the Site without revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself. Personally identifiable information (“PII”) is generally defined as information that may be able to identify you such as, but not limited to, name, address, telephone number, email address, birthday, credit card number, photograph, age, etc.
There are areas on the Site where you may be asked to provide JVP Action with PII. For example, PII such as name, mailing address, email address, phone number, credit card number, birthday, gender, education background, academic title and institutional affiliations, and/or interest area information may be collected from you when you:
– make monetary donations to JVP Action;
– make action signatures (even when marked anonymous) on petitions or pledges for/against certain government or corporate action;
– provide information for personalized target letters;
– register for JVP Action events, meetings, webinars, livestreams, training and leadership development institutes;
– apply for a job or fellowship;
– shop via the Site;
– use Site resources to set up meetings and communicate with legislators;
– contact JVP Action with questions or comments;
– participate in surveys and questionnaires; and/or
– sign up for JVP Action emails, newsletters, posters and other resources.
If you use a payment provider (e.g., PayPal), media-hosting service (e.g., YouTube), or any other third party service that interacts with the site, then JVP may receive information about you from that service, site or app.
JVP Action may use your PII to:
– maintain proper business and other relevant records;
– process donations or gifts made to JVP Action;
– administer the “Members Area” section of the Site and the membership status check portal;
– process payments and ship items purchased through the Site;
– process registrations for, schedule, and administer, events, meetings, webinars, livestreams, training and leadership development institutes;
– administer/process petitions, letters and pledges in favor/against certain government or corporate action;
– review job or fellowship applicant information, conduct interviews, and/or hire personnel;
– generate and send personalized target letters on your behalf;
– set up meetings and facilitate communication with legislators;
– respond to questions or comments;
– deliver services through the Site;
– process and catalog responses to surveys or questionnaires;
– send you JVP Action newsletters, emails, posters and other resources, updates or information;
– improve the content and general administration of the Site;
– perform internal Site operations (e.g., fraud prevention);
– troubleshoot software issues and operational problems;
– conduct Site data analysis and testing; and/or
– monitor Site usage.
JVP Action may provide your email address to Facebook in order to set up “custom audience” groups through which we may serve you advertisements regarding projects in which JVP Action is active, e.g., for fundraising purposes. Facebook will only use this PII for the purposes of matching the email addresses with active Facebook accounts to set up the groups. In this regard, the provided email addresses will not be shared with third parties or advertisers outside of Facebook and will be deleted promptly after the matching process is completed. If you would not like this information shared with Facebook, please send JVP Action an email at email@example.com. More information on how this program operates can be found here.
By providing to JVP Action the PII and other information referenced above, you agree that JVP Action may use the PII and other information in accordance with the terms of this Policy.
Sharing of PII and Other Information
Except as noted herein, JVP Action does not sell or share your PII with any person or entity outside of JVP.
Other parties may collect PII about your online activities over time and across different internet services (e.g., other websites, apps, or cloud computing services) when you engage JVP Action’s services.
JVP Actionmay host joint petitions in coalition with other allied organizations sharing common interests and goals (“Allies”). When signing a joint petition, each allied organization will be listed with corresponding opt-in boxes, which are checked yes by default, for sharing email addresses. If you do not want any PII shared with these Allies, you will have an opportunity to deselect any such organization at the time of signing the joint petition.
JVP Action may also host petitions on the Site on behalf of Allies, or send such petitions out through email, in which case any information you provide through such forms or petitions will be shared with the Ally that initiated the petition.
The Site may integrate with social media services which let you share actions you take on our Site with other apps, sites, or media, and vice versa. Please review the privacy policies of those social media services for more information about how such services handle the information you provide to or share through them.
JVP Action will share certain portions of PII with its vendors in order to make the Site and Site-related services function properly. This may include:
If you submit PII through forms on the Site for petitions, pledges or letters targeted to certain entities, those targeted entities will receive the PII that you provide on the relevant form.
JVP Action will disclose your PII if it reasonably believes it is required to do so by law or in cooperation with a governmental or law enforcement investigation. JVP Action may also share PII or other information in order to avoid imminent physical harm to any person or harm/damage to any JVP Action property.
JVP Action may share your PII with a third party if JVP Action’s ownership status changes, such as it being acquired.
Other than what is referenced above, the PII collected from you is not shared with nor sold to any person or entity outside of JVP Action.
Review of Collected PII/Other Choices
If you would like to review, edit, or delete any of the PII JVP Action collected from you, or wish JVP Action to cease using your PII in the manners specified in this Policy, please contact JVP Action at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that JVP Action will do its best to accommodate your request, but JVP Action cannot guarantee it can remove all PII from the specified uses. Therefore, please be as specific as possible in your request. If the request relates to information that JVP Action needs to make the Site function properly for you, you may not be able to use the Site properly moving forward.
JVP Action reserves the right to maintain proper business records as required by law, or for other organizational reasons permitted by law even if such records contain your PII.
If you would like to opt out of receiving further promotional emails from JVP Action, please follow the opt-out instructions at the bottom of the email or send JVP Action a detailed email to email@example.com.
JVP Action does not knowingly collect any information from minors, nor is the Site directed at or intended for minors. If a minor uploads/posts information to the Site that is publicly available, and the minor subsequently wants that same information deleted, the minor has a right to request that such information be removed from public viewing. Any such requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.Please note that any removal of content by JVP Action does not ensure or guarantee complete or comprehensive removal of the content in all places. The content may have been shared or reposted by other parties, or federal or state law may require maintenance of the content or information.
Response to “Do Not Track” Requests/Signals
If any third parties collect information through the Site, it is possible that some of these third parties may respond differently than JVP Action to “do not track” requests. You should consult the applicable privacy policies of those third parties for that information.
Data Security and Retention
JVP Action implements, uses and maintains industry standard security measures including, but not limited to, SSL encryption and certificates, SSH tunneling, and OAuth authorization.
While JVP Action takes the issue of protecting your PII seriously, you should exercise discretion in what information you disclose and/or transmit to the Site. JVP Action cannot guarantee that information sent over the Internet is fully secure, and therefore the transmitted information may be intercepted by others before it reaches JVP Action. If you are concerned about sending information to JVP Action over the Internet, please send the information by mail or call us to make other arrangements. JVP Action is not responsible for the security of information sent over the Internet.
JVP Action retains collected information for a reasonable amount of time in order to fulfill the stated purpose for why the information was collected. JVP Action will also retain collected information connected to business records for periods of time required by law. If JVP Action determines that collected information is no longer needed, it will delete such information. Our collection times will be consistent with applicable law.
The Site is not directed at, marketed to, nor intended for, children under 13 years of age. JVP Action does not knowingly collect any information, including PII, from children under 13 years of age. If JVP Action learns that any information was provided through the Site by a person younger than 13 years of age, JVP Action will delete the information immediately.
JVP Action will not use a minor’s PII to market or advertise certain products or services deemed harmful to children. JVP Action also will not disclose any minor’s PII if it has actual knowledge that the minor’s PII will be used for the purposed of marketing or advertising harmful products or services.
The Site is meant for individuals within the United States. JVP Action only knowingly collects information from individuals within the United States. If you provide information to JVP Action from outside of the United States, you do so at your own risk. If you are outside of the United States, you are responsible for complying with any local laws regarding use of the Site, and related data collection. This Policy only addresses data collection from individuals within the United States. You also agree and acknowledge that by providing any information, including PII, through the Site, that such information will be transmitted to, and stored in, the United States.
The Site may contain links to external sites, including those embedded in third party advertisements or sponsor information, that are not controlled by JVP Action. JVP Action is not responsible for the privacy practices and data collection policies for such third party sites. You should consult the privacy policies of those sites for details.
JVP Action may also allow interaction between the Site and other sites or mobile applications such as Facebook or other social media providers. This may include the “Like” button or other plugins available through the Site that allow you to share information with persons outside of the Site. Please consult the privacy policies of those third party providers before using them to make sure you are comfortable with the level of sharing.
There may be areas on the Site where you are asked to supply the PII of another person (e.g., making a gift in the honor of someone else). Please be sure you have the proper permission from the person or other relevant party to submit such PII through the Site. JVP Action is not responsible for any harm to any third parties as a result of you submitting a third party’s PII through the Site.
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, please contact JVP Action at:
PHONE: (510) 465–1777
MAIL: 712 H Street NE, Suite 1363, Washington, D.C. 20002
It is the policy of JVP Action to strictly enforce this Policy. If you believe there has been some violation of this Policy, please contact JVP Action.
This Policy was last updated on August 7, 2019.