Last Updated: February 6, 2020
OurCountryOurVote Inc. ("OCOV"), owner of the https://ocov.us web site and the OurCountryOurVote mobile app (collectively, the "Site"), is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Please read the following statement to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of the Site.
OCOV maintains the anonymity of every person who accesses the Site, and who participates in a polls or other features on the Site, except as described in this statement or unless the user has consented in advance to the release of his or her Personally Identifiable Information (defined below). For questions about this Privacy Statement or our collection and use of your Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us at [email protected]
Personally Identifiable Information
Information We Collect
We collect information in two ways: directly, when you voluntarily provide information to us and indirectly, through the Site's technology. Here is how we collect that information:
Information We Collect Directly. We collect information, including PII, provided by you when you provide such information on the Site, for example, when you fill out a form. We also collect data to facilitate meaningful debate among users of the Site and to display such poll results to the other users. Information, which may include PII, is directly collected when a user provides data in the My Profile or Demographics section of the Site and when users cast votes on polls, enter any comments on such polls, or use other features of the Site, although we will not display PII to other users.
Information We Collect Indirectly. We collect information, including PII, using indirect means, when you interact the Site. This information may include, for example, browser and device information, application usage data, demographic information, geographic location information, and statistical and aggregated information. If any information is combined with PII we will treat the combined information as PII.
We automatically receive and record information from your device or web browser when you interact with the Site. For example, we collect your internet protocol (IP) address, mobile device ID, time zone setting, language preference, operating system, platform, internet service provider (ISP), and links you have clicked on or shared with others, including through email and social media. If you sign up for an account, we also create a user ID that indirectly identifies you. We use this information to collect data about your activities through the Site. We associate information that indirectly identifies you with your account (if you have one) and other information we have collected about you.
We may collect different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g., IP address, zip code) and more specific information (e.g., GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Site), and may use that information to customize the Site with location-based information and features. If you access the Site through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this.
When we conduct research or carry out surveys and you participate in our research or surveys, we may collect sensitive personal data about you, for example, information about your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life or sexual orientation. By participating in our research or surveys you consent to our collection, use and/or sharing of this data.
What We Do With The Data
We use the data we collect to provide, maintain, and improve the Site. We also use the data we collect to send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages and to respond to your comments, questions and customer service requests; to communicate with you about products, services, offers, and events offered by OCOV and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you; to personalize and improve the Site and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests; monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with the Site and personalize and improve the Site; to detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent and illegal activities and protect the rights and property of OCOV and others; and carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the data was collected.
How We Share Your Information
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or consider business offerings. User information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may transfer or assign such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, or dissolution. We may also share or disclose your information with your consent. In addition, OCOV may disclose your PII, if required, to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety of any person; to address fraud, security or technical issues; or to protect OCOV's rights or property.
How We Protect Your Information
Your Rights to Access, Correct and Limit Our Use of Your Personally Identifiable Information
You have the right to access the PII that we hold about you and to correct, update, amend, suppress, delete or otherwise modify any PII where it is inaccurate unless we have to keep the information for legitimate business or legal purposes. You may object to the use or processing of your PII or withdraw consent to use your PII at any time. We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical.
We will obtain your consent before sharing your PII with any third party that is not acting as an agent or vendor to perform tasks on our behalf or to use the information for a purpose materially different from the purpose for which it was initially collected or subsequently authorized by you. An exception to this will be where we are required to respond to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
OCOV does not knowingly contact children to participate in opinion surveys or for any other purpose. Protecting the privacy of children is especially important. For that reason, we do not collect or maintain information on the Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of the Site is designed to attract anyone under 13.
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Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their PII (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the types of PII disclosed to those parties. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to [email protected].
California residents may opt out of the “sale” of their personal data. California law broadly defines “sale” in a way that may include allowing third parties to receive certain data, such as cookies, IP address, and/or browsing behavior, to deliver targeted advertising on the Site or other sites and applications. Advertising, including targeted advertising, enables us to provide you certain content for free and allows us to provide you content relevant to yourself. If you would like to opt out of our use of your personal data for such purposes, you may do so by contacting us at [email protected]. Please note that we do not knowingly sell the personal data of minors under 16 years of age without legally-required affirmative authorization.
Finally, under California Civil Code sections 1798.83- 1798.84, California residents are entitled to ask for a notice identifying the tags of personal customer data which we share with our affiliates and/or third parties for their own direct marketing purposes, and providing contact information for such affiliates and/or third parties. If you are a California resident and would like a copy of this notice, please submit a written request to [email protected]