The Information We Collect And Store
We may collect and store the following information when running the ElectionsOnline Service:
Information You Provide
When you create an account, we collect some personal information, such as your name, phone number, email address, and home or business postal addresses. By providing this information to ElectionsOnline and ElectionsOnline, Inc., you release ElectionsOnline, Inc. from any liability in relation to the security of such information. For your security, we encrypt the transmission of Sensitive Information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). ElectionsOnline does not store credit card information when a client submits payment via this web site.
When you use the Service, we automatically record information about your activity using the Services. This may include your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, the web page visited before you came to our website, information you search for on our website, locale preferences, identification numbers associated with your ElectionsOnline account, date and time stamps associated with transactions, system configuration information, metadata concerning your Files, and other interactions with the Service.
We use “cookies” to ensure you’re able to log in to the site and stay logged in for the duration of your session. A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer that records your session identification information and nothing more. No personally identifying information is stored in the cookies used by ElectionsOnline.
How We Use Personal Information
In the course of using the Service, we may collect personal information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information is or may be used to:
provide and improve our Service
administer your use of the Service
provide or offer software updates and product announcements
Other than as described hereinabove, your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the ElectionsOnline Service. If you no longer wish to receive communications from us, please follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided in any ElectionsOnline email, or update your profile information at your account.
We also collect some information (ourselves or using third party services) using logging and cookies, which can sometimes be correlated with Personal Information. We use this information for the purposes stated herein as well as to monitor and analyze use of the Service, for the Service’s technical administration, to increase our Service’s functionality and user-friendliness, and to verify users have the authorization needed for the Service to process their requests.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Any information you choose to provide to your voting constituents with respect to an online election will necessarily be disclosed to your voters. Please consider carefully what information you disclose. ElectionsOnline reserves the right, but assumes no obligation, to delete any information it deems, in its sole discretion, to be defamatory or libelous or is otherwise in poor taste.
Service Providers, Business Partners and Others
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Requests; Protection of ElectionsOnline’s Rights
We may disclose to parties outside of ElectionsOnline, data stored in ElectionsOnline’s databases and information about you that we collect when we have a good faith belief that disclosure is reasonably necessary to
comply with a law, regulation or compulsory legal request
protect the safety of any person from death or serious bodily injury
prevent fraud or abuse of ElectionsOnline, or its users
to protect ElectionsOnline’s property rights
to avoid the infringement of the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of third parties.
Non-private or Non-Personal Information
We may disclose your non-private, aggregated, or otherwise non-personal information, such as usage statistics of our Service.
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.
Data Retention We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services or pursuant to our internal archiving policies. You may discontinue the use of our services at any time. We may retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
Security We follow generally accepted standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. The ElectionsOnline web site is scanned regularly for security vulnerabilities and is also PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant as determined by a PCI ASV (Payment Card Industry Approved Scanning Vendor). No method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, however. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our Policy Toward Children Our Service is not directed to persons under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at email@example.com. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will take steps to delete such information from our files.