Privacy

Privacy Policy of the Green Party of the United States

May 25, 2018

This Privacy Policy applies across all of the Green Party of the United States sites listed below, as as future sites:

  • gp.org
  • gpus.org
  • greenpartynews.org
  • greenpapers.net
  • slc.gp.org
  • gpax.gpus.org
  • outreach.gpus.org
  • nwc.gpus.org
  • latinxgreens-gpus.nationbuilder.com
  • womenscaucus-gpus.nationbuilder.com
  • lavendergreens-gpus.nationbuilder.com

Introduction

The Green Party of the United States and its network sites provide information about the Green Party of the United States.

We define the term "user" as an individual who creates an account with us or comes into communication with us. Any information provided by user is treated as confidential unless the communication happens on open channels such as community support forums, social channels. We acknowledge the right of users to their privacy and commit to help safeguarding the same.

The Green Party of the United States is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains our privacy practices for our website, www.gp.org, as well as networked sites. You can travel through most of our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request. The following statement explains our information-gathering and dissemination practices.

General Information

The Green Party of the United States may periodically update this Privacy Policy. If so, the Green Party of the United States will post the updated Privacy Policy on this Site. The Green Party of the United States encourages you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time for any changes. In case of major changes, registered active users may be notified via email.

By using this Site or any products or services provided through the Site, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS BELOW, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THIS SITE OR THE NETWORKED SITES OF THE Green Party OF THE UNITED STATES.

Whos in control?

It is important that you understand who is responsible for keeping your data safe. We are the "controller" of all personal data collected and used by the Green Party of the United States for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. This means that we are responsible for deciding how and why your data is used and for ensuring that your data is handled legally and safely.

What data do we collect and where from?

Website subscription forms

We collect the details you submit to us when you complete an online form asking us to keep you updated on party activities and related issues.

Petitions and Surveys

We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us when you respond to petitions or surveys including your responses to any questions they might ask.

Membership Signups

When you join as member of the party we collect all the details you provide including contact details and any other details that are voluntarily provided. We also collect your payment details where necessary to process your membership subscriptions and donations.

Cookies and IP addresses

We collect information about how you interact with our websites using Cookies and your connections Internet Connection (IP) Address if your browser is set to accept/provide such.

Local Green Party Organisations

The Green Party of the United States is an affiliation of State Parties. The data we obtain from State Parties has been collected by State & Local Parties directly and relates to any relationship or communications you have with a State or Local Party including meetings, events, local campaigns and correspondence.

Social Media

We also collect anonymised publicly available information from social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, for example likes, shares, tweets and posts about the Green Party and it’s activities and campaigns. This information is provided to us by the third party social media platform.

What do we use your data for?

We use the data you provide us to communicate with our membership and supporters about party business, activities and campaigns. From time to time we will also communicate with you about fundraising campaigns we run in order to finance the operation of the party and/or support specific causes.

We use your data, including any voluntarily provided information, to choose which campaigns or Party activity we believe may be of interest to you. Our communications may be via US Postal Mail, Telephone, Email or Social Media.

Your address information (where provided) is used to identify the State Green Party in your area and may be used in an automated way to inform you of campaigns of local geographical relevance.

As a Political Party we use your expressed political opinions to information our campaigning including what issues we promote, how we contact you and what we say to you.

Information collected by 3rd party service providers

At this point in time, the Green Party of the United States uses one 3rd party service provider who maintains our online store and fulfills the orders placed there . Anonymized data is collected by analytics services such as google analytics.

Purpose of collecting information

  • Provide news updates and collection of donations
  • Fulfill our legal obligations, compliance, regulatory, audit and tax compliance as required by law.
  • Analytic purposes such as by monitoring traffic, usage to optimize our content / placements for better user experience.

Information Collection and Use

You may decide whether to proceed with any activity that requests personally identifiable information. If you do not wish to provide the requested information, however, you may not be able to complete the submission. We do not collect information from individuals under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, we ask that you do not submit any personal information through the Site. If we have specific knowledge that an individual under the age of 13 has submitted personally identifiable information to the Site, we will delete such information permanently and without notice.

Except as described below, the Green Party of the United States will not disclose your personally identifiable information to third parties.

Credit Card Information: If you use a credit card to make a donation, your name as it appears on the credit card, the credit card number, expiration date and billing address will be encrypted as it passes over the Internet. The Green Party of the United States does not record or keep your credit card information for online credit-card transactions; rather such information is simply passed through to our contracted payment processing vendor. The Green Party of the United States may access such information through the payment processing company, but does not do so except to process refunds or adjustments and to the extent necessary in the event of nonpayment or disputed payments.

Technical Support: If you request technical support, we will ask you for information necessary to assist you, such as your name, email address and information about your computer hardware, software, and the nature of the problem you are experiencing. 

Sharing information with 3rd parties

We do not share or sell any user information with 3rd parties. Transfer of personal information does take place in the events of processing payments through payment gateways such as PayPal or Stripe. In the absence of recurring payments such transfer of information is initiated by users.

We reserve the right to disclose personal information, activities log under legal obligations to the legal, tax authorities within the preview of the law to assist with legal claims, identity theft protections, frauds.

If You Opt to Receive Communications, How We Will Contact You

Email: With your permission, the Green Party of the United States will send you communications, including informative emails/newsletters about Green Party activites. 

Site Functionality

Log Files: We do keep track of the domains from which you access our Site and Services on the World Wide Web, and may log IP addresses or other identifiers for statistical purposes. We do this to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use to identify and analyze trends and the results of our campaigns, to help diagnose problems with our servers and to administer the Site and Services, and analyze users' movements. 

Links: This Site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that the Green Party of the United States is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

Newsletter: If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address.

Security of Your Information

All information gathered on the Site is stored and maintained in secure facilities. In addition, internal security provides that this information is coded with restricted access, and our servers are kept in a secure, locked environment that limits access to authorized personnel only. All employees and volunteers of the Green Party of the United States, and all external service providers who may process and/or store customer data, are briefed about the company's privacy and security policies on a regular basis. The Site is regularly tested for security breaches to ensure that all information collected is secure from unauthorized viewing. Any service providers with whom the Green Party of the United States contracts, and who receive, store, or process personally identifiable customer data, have committed to abide by the provisions of this privacy policy. All transmissions of personally identifiable customer data are encrypted and secure.

Updating information, deletion and downloading information

You may request a download of the personal information stored in our system by sending a note to office@gp.org. Likewise you may also request to have your account deleted. Make sure to use the email account used when making a donation or offering to volunteer. You are free to update your information at any time by sending a request to office@gp.org. Per your request, the Green Party of the United States will change your information; we may request evidence of your identity before doing so. 

How long is personal information stored

The Green Party of the United States does not retain data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws or regulations. Transactional information (purchase record) is stored permanently for legal, audit and tax purposes. When an delete request is made and approved, the Green Party of the United States would remove all personal information from its all network sites, 3rd party services, newsletters or chat systems.

 

The Green Party of the United States
PO Box 75075

Washington, DC 20013
office@gp.org