The Courage Campaign family of organizations is devoted to bringing progressive change and full equality in California and across the country. Courage Campaign is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. The Courage Campaign Institute is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Courage Campaign Issues Committee is active on statewide and local ballot campaigns and is registered with the California Fair Political Practices Commission. In 2011, Courage members voted to create Courage Campaign SuperPAC to make our progressive voices louder. Partnering with American Bridge 21st Century, our SuperPAC’s first project is the Mitt Gets Worse campaign, created to tell the truth about Mitt Romney’s record on LGBT issues.
A “member” of the Courage Campaign is defined as any person who has participated in at least one online action within the Courage Campaign family of organizations. Members are generally contacted by the Courage Campaign based on their expression of interest in specific issues or categories. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by completing the unsubscribe form found here.
That said, in actions in which you expressly choose to take part, we treat your name, street address, city, state, and zip code as information that may be included in a petition or letter to elected officials, companies, or entities targeted by the action.
Most of our Websites’ functionality can be used without revealing any personal information, though for some specific features or services personal information may be required. If you do not use these specific features or services on the Website, then the only information we collect will be “Non-Personal Information” (i.e., information that is not traceable back to you and cannot be used to identify you). Non-Personal Information includes information such as the web pages that you have viewed. In order to access certain features and benefits on our Website, you may need to submit “Personally Identifiable Information” (i.e., information that can be traced back to you). Personally Identifiable Information can include information such as your name, street address, occupation, employer, telephone number, and email address. You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to CC. Inaccurate information may affect your ability to use the Websites, the information you receive when using the Websites, and our ability to contact you. For example, your email address should be kept current because that is one of the primary ways in which we will communicate with you.
What You Consent to by Using Our Websites
What Information We Collect
We gather two types of information about users through the Websites:
- Non-Personal Information. When users come to our Websites, we may track, collect and aggregate Non-Personal Information indicating, among other things, which pages of our Website were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were “clicked.” Collecting such information may involve logging the IP address, operating system and browser software used by each user of the Websites. Although such information is not Personally Identifiable Information, we may be able to determine from an IP address a user’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of his or her point of connectivity.
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a. Updates. CC may offer you the ability to receive updates, such as video, news and press updates from CC either via email or another subscription service such as Facebook or Twitter. In order to subscribe to these services, you may be required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, email address and zip code.
b. Contributions. When making contributions on our Websites, you are required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, street address, occupation, employer, telephone number, billing information and email address.
c. Forums. CC may offer various public forums on the Websites (collectively, the “Forums”) such as a blog, message board, etc. In order to participate in the Forums, you may be required to register with us and/or provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name and email address.
d. Volunteer with CC. In order to volunteer with CC on the Website you are required to provide us with Personally Identifiable Information such as your name, email address and city/state of residence.
e. Communications with CC. We may receive Personally Identifiable Information when you send us an email message or otherwise contact us.
How We Use the Information
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the different ways CC uses the information that we gather.
- Non-Personal Information. We use Non-Personal Information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of our users, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of our Website.
a. Updates. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you sign-up for our various email or update services to send you the content that you request us to send. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
b. Forums. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected during your use of the Forums to facilitate your use of the Forums. In addition we may publish this information either on the Websites and/or in other publications. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you and/or your designee(s).
c. Contributions. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you make a donation on our Websites to process your donation (either directly or through our providers), and we may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you. Additionally, some of the information is publically disclosed pursuant to applicable law.
d. Volunteer with CC. We use Personally Identifiable Information collected when you volunteer with CC. We may also archive this information and/or use it for future communications with you.
f. Disclosure to CC Operations and Maintenance Contractors. Our operations and maintenance contractors sometimes have limited access to your Personally Identifiable Information in the course of providing products or services to us. These contractors may include vendors and suppliers that provide us with technology, services, and/or content related to the operation and maintenance of the Website. Access to your Personally Identifiable Information by these contractors is limited to the information reasonably necessary for the contractor to perform its limited function for us.
g. Email List Sharing. We may share your name and email address with our related political committees and our other related organizations.
Confidentiality & Security of Personally Identifiable Information
Updating or Deleting Your Personally Identifiable Information
We maintain a procedure in order to help you confirm that your Personally Identifiable Information remains correct and up-to-date or choose whether or not you wish to receive material from us or some of our partners.
At any time, you may modify your monthly donation details by clicking on the “Change Subscription Info” link and modifying the applicable information. You may also unsubscribe from certain email communications by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link in those emails. You may also email us at info at couragecampaign dot org in order to delete or update your Personally Identifiable Information on our systems. We try to answer every email promptly, but may not always be able to do so. Keep in mind, however, that there will be residual information that will remain within our databases, access logs and other records, which may or may not contain your Personally Identifiable Information.
If you have any privacy-related questions or unresolved problems, you may contact CC using the information provided below.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
CC strongly believes in protecting the privacy of children. In line with this belief, we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personally Identifiable Information on our Websites from persons under 13 years of age, and no part of our Websites is directed to persons under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age, then please do not use or access this Websites at any time or in any manner. We will take appropriate steps to delete any Personally Identifiable Information of persons less than 13 years of age that has been collected on our Website without verified parental consent upon learning of the existence of such Personally Identifiable Information.
California Privacy Rights
Under California Law, California residents may have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship: (a) a list of the categories of Personally Identifiable Information and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the names and addresses of all such third parties. To make such requests, if entitled, please use the contact information listed below.
Contacting Courage Campaign
7119 W. Sunset Blvd., No. 195
Los Angeles, CA 90046
By email: info at couragecampaign dot org
Revised December 20, 2017. Please check back periodically for updates.