Privacy Policy

Pennsylvania Democratic Party is committed to protecting your privacy online. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you provide.

Our campaign is continually trying to expand online activism and to give voters the information they need in a timely manner. As a result, we may periodically ask you to provide information such as your name, address, phone number and email address in an effort to enhance our ability to work with you as an online activist. If you choose not to give us any information, we may not be able to provide you with timely information regarding events and issues important to you as a politically interested and active citizen.

Pennsylvania Democratic Party maintain several interconnected websites at any given time. The principal website, padems.com , is permanent. Other issue-specific websites may be created and removed as needed to highlight important issues and events. All websites owned and operated by Pennsylvania Democratic Party are identified by the text "Paid for by Pennsylvania Democratic Party"

Our privacy policy explains the information practices we use at padems.com.

Our site may link to a limited number of other websites. Pennsylvania Democratic Party is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.

This privacy policy may be amended by Pennsylvania Democratic Party at any time without notice other than posting of such amendments on this site.

Pennsylvania Democratic Party will not sell your email address or other personal information to an outside, unaffiliated organization or any unauthorized third parties.

When you contribute money online:

When you contribute online, Pennsylvania Democratic Party uses state-of-the-art security protocols through Verisign to protect sensitive data, such as personal information and credit card numbers. While this data is being transferred, it is protected by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) using a 128-bit signed certificate (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to Verisign, the Verisign server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher. Once your information reaches Verisign, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. The Verisign servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the Internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.

When you sign up for one of our mailing lists:

We collect your name, contact information, and email address, and certain other information. We use your email address to send you the email newsletter to which you subscribed. You may remove your email address from that subscriber list by visiting the unsubscribe page for that list.

When you fill out one of our surveys:

Your opinion matters to Pennsylvania Democratic Party and we want your input. As a result, we may sometimes use surveys to help us understand which issues you are interested in.

IP Addresses and Log File Data:

We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.

Information on Children:

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, 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.

Cookies:

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. This website uses a cookie for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages and other information. The State Party will also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining data that you provide for online activism activities so that you will no t need to resubmit certain information. The State Party does not use cookies to track what specific pages an individual site visitor views.

However, please note that third party vendors, including Google, show State Party-sponsored ads on the Internet. Those third party vendors (including Google) use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. Users may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.

This site also uses the Teracent cookie. Users may opt out of the Teracent cookie by visiting: http://www.teracent.com/about-us/opt-out.

Contacting us about privacy:

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, send email to info@padems.com.