EFFECTIVE: April 15, 2022
COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
Information You Provide to Us
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you sign up for our newsletter, fill out a form, send us an email, request information, submit a story or tip, communicate with us via third party social media sites or otherwise. The types of information we collect include your name, contact information (such as email address, postal address, and phone number), and other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site
When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you, including:
Log Information: We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.
Device Information: We may collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, device identifiers and mobile network information.
Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, such as cookies that are sent to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels” or “clear GIFs”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our Site or in our emails to help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.
Information We Collect From Other Sources
We also obtain information from other sources, such as government databases, our consultants, and third-party data vendors, and combine that with information we collect through our Site.
Use of Information
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:
Provide Support and Services: Including to provide and deliver the information and services you request, such as our newsletters; to respond to your emails, comments, and questions; to manage content; and to request feedback and otherwise contact you about your use of the Site;
Analyze, Improve, and Personalize Our Site and Related Services: Including to personalize the Site and its content and features to match your profile or interests, based on information you have provided or your activity on the Site; to identify users with particular public policy and political interests; and to monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Site;
Support our Marketing: Including to send you information that we think will be of interest to you, such as information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, and issues; and to market our products and services based on information you have provided or your activity on the Site;
Secure our Site and Operations: Including to protect and secure our Site, assets, services, network, information and technology resources, and business operations;
Attend to Internal Operations and Legal Matters: Including conducting internal financial audits, audits and assessments of our operations and controls, general business, accounting, record keeping and legal functions; in connection with any actual or contemplated restructuring of the business or change in corporate control; to establish, maintain, or defend against claims and to otherwise establish, defend or protect our rights and interests; and to comply with legal process, such as warrants, subpoenas, court orders, and lawful regulatory or law enforcement requests.
Sharing of Information
Service Providers: With vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
Third Parties: With data analytics companies, our consultants, and advertising partners;
In Response to Legal Process: When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or respond to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
To Protect Good Information Foundation and Others: If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies,or to protect the rights, property and safety of Good Information Foundation, its employees, volunteers, constituents or others;
Business Transfers: In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction ; and
With Your Consent: With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
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
Good Information Foundation takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
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Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, please review these additional privacy disclosures, which summarize how we collect, use and disclose information about you and explain your rights under California law.
California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
Under the CCPA, “personal information” is any information that identifies, relatesto, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular California resident or household. It does not include publicly available information, as defined by the CCPA.
Categories of Information We Collect, Disclose, and Sell
The table below sets out generally the categories of personal information that we collect, sell, and disclose for a business purpose. We collect personal information from the sources identified in the Collection of Information section above. We collect this information for the business purposes described in the Use of Information section above. During the preceding 12 months, we have disclosed the following categories of personal information for business purposes to the following categories of recipients:
California law requires that we provide information about personal information that we “sell,” which the CCPA defines as information that we share with third parties in return for something of value. We “sell” personal information to third parties in order to market and improve our Sites. During the preceding 12 months, we have “sold” the following categories of personal information to the following categories of third parties:We do not knowingly sell personal information about consumers under the age of 16.
We do not knowingly sell personal information about consumers under the age of 16.
California Residents’ Rights
Subject to certain limitations, California residents have the following rights:
Opt Out of Sale of Personal Information. California residents have the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information any time by visiting our “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” page. Notice at Collection. At or before the collection of their personal information, California residents have the right to notice of the categories of personal information collected and the purposes for which such information is used.
Request to Know. California residents have the right to request and, subject to certain exceptions, receive a copy of the specific pieces of personal information that we have collected about them during the prior 12 months and to have this delivered, free of charge, either by mail or electronically in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily useable format. California residents also have the right to request that we provide certain additional information related to personal information that we have collected during the prior 12 months, including categories of personal information collected; categories of sources of such personal information; business and/or commercial purposes for collecting, using, and selling such personal information; categories of third parties to whom we have disclosed such personal information; and the specific categories of personal information disclosed or sold to each category of third party.
Request to Delete. California residents have the right to request deletion of personal information about them that we have collected from them, unless an exception applies.
Non-Discrimination. The CCPA prohibits discrimination against California residents for exercising these rights by, for instance, charging a different price or providing a different level or quality of services, unless doing so is reasonably related to the value of the California resident’s personal information to us.
Submitting Requests. You may make requests to know or delete by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may seek to verify your request by requesting additional information about you. If we receive your request from an authorized agent, we may ask for evidence that you have provided such agent with power of attorney or that the agent has valid written authority to submit requests to exercise rights on your behalf. If you are an authorized agent seeking to make a request, please contact us at email@example.com.
Shine the Light
We do not share your personal information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.
Do Not Track
Good Information Foundation does not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.