Privacy Policy

The Institute for Political Innovation, which owns and operates the website www.political-innovation.org (the “Site”), is committed to protecting the privacy and accuracy of confidential information to the extent possible, subject to provisions of state and federal law. Other than as required by laws that guarantee public access to certain types of information, or in response to subpoenas or other legal instruments that authorize access, personal information is not actively shared. In particular, we do not re-distribute or sell personal information collected on our web servers.

What Information the Site Collects

You are not required to provide information directly to us in order to view the Site.  However, when you use certain Site functions, such as when you register, access certain content or features, or directly contact the Site, we may ask you to provide information, including:  contact information, such as name, email address, postal address, phone number and correspondence you send to us. 

When you visit and interact with the Site, certain information may be collected automatically.  For instance, Site servers collect the following analytics:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used
  • web pages requested
  • referring web page
  • browser used
  • web pages and advertisments that you view, and links that you click on, within the Site
  • aggregated data about email click-through rates and user video viewing
  • information collected through HTML cookies, Flash cookies, and similar technologies
  • date and time

The Site does not associate this data to individual user identities.

Cookies

The Site may use “cookies” or web beacons in order to deliver web content specific to individual users’ interests or to keep track of online transactions. Sensitive personal information is not stored within cookies.

We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services.  These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.  This information may be used by the Site and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Services and other websites and better understand your online activity. 

Webforms

The Site uses webforms forms on this Site. These forms require users to give contact information. Contact information from the registration form is used only to send material relating to the purpose for which it was collected and will not be sold to another party.

 
How We Use the Information that We Collect

Email Communications and Request Fulfillment

We may use personal information collected from this Site for the purpose of communication back to individuals who contact us via the Site. We may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications, such as editorial updates or information about changes to the Site.  If you signed up for one of our email newsletters, we may send you the newsletter that you requested.

We may use the information that we collect to fulfill your requests for services and information.  We may also provide you with information or services that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various campaigns, candidates, issues, events, resources, or promotions.

Statistical Analysis

We may use browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history to report information about Site accesses and for profiling purposes. This information is used to improve Web presentation and utilization. IP address information may also be used for troubleshooting purposes. 

In order to learn more about how our Site is used, we aggregate and analyze the data that we collect.  We may use the information, for example, to monitor and analyze use of the Site, to increase our Site’s functionality, and to better tailor our content and design to suit our visitor’s needs.  We may also use the information we collect to personalize and improve the Site and our users’ experience on the Site, such as providing ads, content, or features that match your profiles or interests, and to increase the Site’s functionality and user friendliness.

Information Sharing

IPI will not disclose, without your consent, personal information collected about you, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on the Site, or for certain explicit circumstances in which disclosure is required by law. 

For example, we may:

  • share information we collect 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.
  • share aggregated information or information that does not directly identify you with third parties to help us develop content, services, and advertising that we hope you will find of interest.
  • engage third parties to perform Site-related services, including database management, maintenance services, any information you submit can be read, collected, or used by others.

Nothing herein restricts the sharing of aggregated or anonymized information, which may be shared with third parties without your consent. 

Privacy Statement Revisions

We may change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason. We encourage you to review this Privacy Statement each time you visit the web site.

Responsibility for External Sites

This Site may contain links to other web sites. Some of those web sites may be operated by third parties. We provide the links for your convenience, but we do not review, control, or monitor the privacy practices of web sites operated by others.

We are not responsible for the performance of web sites operated by third parties or for your business dealings with them. Therefore, whenever you leave this Site we recommend that you review each web site’s privacy practices and make your own conclusions regarding the adequacy of these practices.

How to contact us

If you have questions about this privacy policy, please contact our privacy team at [email protected]