Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for a www.nc.gop (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to www.nc.gop, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through www.nc.gop. You may provide us information in user content you post to www.nc.gop.
Third Party Services
The North Carolina Republican Party uses the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and polices at NationBuilder.com. When you visit www.nc.gop, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through www.nc.gop. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of www.nc.gop may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of www.nc.gop.
By providing www.nc.gop your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to www.nc.gop, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you www.nc.gop-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on www.nc.gop to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of www.nc.gop, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out at The North Carolina Republican Party’s unsubscribe page here: http://ncgop.nationbuilder.com/unsubscribe .
Following termination or deactivation of your The North Carolina Republican Party account, The North Carolina Republican Party may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, The North Carolina Republican Party may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of www.nc.gop after termination or deactivation of your account.
The North Carolina Republican Party reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on www.nc.gop. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. The North Carolina Republican Party also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to www.nc.gop, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to www.nc.gop, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How We Protect Your Information
The North Carolina Republican Party cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to the proper functioning of The North Carolina Republican Party. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to The North Carolina Republican Party or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. The North Carolina Republican Party is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from The North Carolina Republican Party, at all times.
Privacy Precaution Warning
Please note that no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our online services.
Compromise of Personal Information
Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through www.nc.gop, in which case The North Carolina Republican Party may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that The North Carolina Republican Party keeps on file by contacting us directly at [email protected].
Collection and use of children’s personal information
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at [email protected].
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