Progress Texas Privacy Policy

Background

The following privacy policy outlines how Progress Texas. ("PT") handles the information you provide to us. Please note that the policy does not apply to external website links (see External Website Links and Third Parties, below).

By signing any petition, taking part of any campaign (see Petitions and Surveys, below) or sharing the site content of PT, you consent to being an active member of the organization and receive all the rights and privileges of becoming a member of the group.

When you contribute to PT, either by mail, telephone or online, the donations are not deductible for federal income tax purposes and will not be used to support or oppose any candidates. When you sign up to receive our e-newsletter or through any of our action activities, PT asks you to include your name, zip code and email address. This information is used by us to provide you with updates on recent news and other timely information. Please note that as an organization that works closely with other progressive groups, we may share some basic information with affiliated organizations and coalitions.

Member Info

All information entered into PT by Member is private to Member except to the extent otherwise provided for herein or to the extent that Member opts to share that information with other PT members and/or the public, through PT, the Site or otherwise. It is PT's policy to respect the privacy of Members. Therefore, without Member's prior consent or to the extent otherwise provided for herein, PT will not disclose to any third party Member's name or contact information, except that PT may provide such information to the administrator(s) of any "group" that Member joins on the Site. PT will also not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a Member's information unless required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the requirements of applicable law or comply with legal process served on PT; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of PT; or (3) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any person; (4) fix or debug problems with the PT software/service. PT encourages Member to visit this page periodically to review PT's current policy.

Petitions and Surveys

For petitions and surveys signed or completed by Member, PT may treat Member's name, city, state, and comments as public information-for example, PT may provide compilations of petitions, with Member's comments, to public officials, but in no such case may PT disclose Member's street address, email address or phone number, without Member's prior consent. PT may also make Member's comments, along with Member's first name, city, state, and country, available to the press and public online.

Emails

PT will enable Member to send individual e-mails through the Site in Member's name, and in connection with such emails, PT may disclose Member's e-mail address as the return address to public officials. If Member writes letters or emails to newspapers using the Site, PT may disclose Member's email address and full name and contact information as part of the submission.

Data Tracking

From time to time, PT may periodically analyze web logs in order to understand traffic patterns and determine whether there are problems with the Site. PT may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for mailings, so that PT can tell which mailings appeal most to PT members. In no case, however, shall PT disclose data about PT members' behavior to any organization other than PT.

URLs

PT may use URLs in emails that contain an id enabling PT to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. PT may use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. PT may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an id in order to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. If PT displays a shortened URL in an email, Member may see the full URL in the browser's address bar when member accesses the page.

External Website Links And Third Parties

The PT privacy policy does not apply to external website links unless expressly stated and clearly defined as a project of PT. Furthermore, should Member choose to voluntarily disclose information at http://www.progresstexas.org ("Site"), that information can be collected by third parties. By registering with PT, Member acknowledges that the use of information at the Site by third parties is beyond the control of PT and its affiliates and that PT is not responsible or liable for the conduct of third parties.

Children's Online Privacy Protection

We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and therefore 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 under the age of 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13. We never knowingly accept any information of

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