POLLticipate instantly connects people everywhere, who are Members of its online Community to share and rate opinions about politics and any subject of interest. Any Registered Member can submit Poll Statements and Opinion Statements, and rate Poll Statements and Opinion Statements submitted by other registered members. Registered Candidate Members can submit any Content authorized for Registered Members plus Political Position Statements, Events, and Comments.
Tip: The Content you submit on POLLticipate may be viewed all around the world instantly.
Information Collection and Use
Tip: We collect and use your information below to provide our Services and to measure and improve them over time.
Information Collected Upon Registration: When you create or reconfigure a POLLticipate account, you provide some personal information, such as your name, username, password, and email address. Some of this information, for example, your name and username, is listed and viewable by all Registered Members for our Services, including on your profile page and in search results. All of POLLticipate's Services require registration to become Members of the POLLticipate Community.
Additional Information: You may provide us with profile information to make public to other POLLticipate Community Members, such as your website, social networking address, or a picture. You may provide information to customize your account, such as a cell phone number for the delivery of SMS and text messages. We may use your contact information to send you information about our Services or to market to you. You may use your account settings to unsubscribe from notifications from POLLticipate. You may also unsubscribe by following the instructions contained within the notification or the instructions on our website. We may use your contact information to help other Community Members find your POLLticipate account. If you email us, we may keep your message, email address and contact information to respond to your request. If you connect your POLLticipate account to your account on another service in order to cross-post between POLLticipate and that service, the other service may send us your registration or profile information on that service and other information that you authorize. This information enables cross-posting, helps us improve the Services, and is deleted from POLLticipate within a few weeks of your disconnecting from POLLticipate your account on the other service. Providing the additional information described in this section is entirely optional.
Member Information & Content Submissions: Our Services are primarily designed to help you share information with the world. Most of the information you provide us is information you are asking us to make viewable and usable by other Community Members. This includes the Content you create, the people you follow, and many other bits of information that result from your use of the Services. Your name, user name, and Content you create are broadly and instantly disseminated.
Location Information: You may enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information.
Log Data: Our servers automatically record information ("Log Data") created by your use of the Services. Log Data may include information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring webpage, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device and application IDs, search terms, and cookie information. We receive Log Data when you interact with our Services, for example, when you visit our websites, sign into our Services, interact with our email notifications. POLLticipate uses Log Data to provide our Services and to measure, customize, and improve them. If not already done earlier, we will either delete Log Data or remove any common account identifiers, such as your username, full IP address, or email address, after 18 months.
Third-Party Service Providers: POLLticipate may use a variety of third-party services to help provide our Services, such as hosting blogs and wikis, and to help us understand the use of our Services, such as Google Analytics. These third-party service providers may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request or your IP address.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Tip: We do not disclose your private personal information except in the limited circumstances described here.
Your Consent: We may share or disclose your information at your direction, such as when you authorize a third-party web client or application to access your POLLticipate account.
Non-Private or Non-Personal Information: We may share or disclose your non-private, aggregated or otherwise non-personal information, such as your user profile information viewable by other POLLticipate Community Members, the people you follow or that follow you, the Content you submitted, or the number of users who clicked on a particular link (even if only one did).
Modifying Your Personal Information
If you are a Registered Member of our Services, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal information you provided to us and associated with your account.
You can also permanently delete your POLLticipate account. Your account will first be deactivated and then deleted. When your account is deactivated, it is not viewable on POLLticipate.com. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated. After 30 days, we begin the process of deleting your account from our systems, which can take up to a week.
Our Policy Towards Children
Our Services are not directed to persons under 13. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us at [email protected] We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account. For more information, see the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act at the URL listed below:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Online_Privacy_Protection_Act Protection Act
EU Safe Harbor Framework
POLLticipate complies with the U.S.-E.U. and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view our certification, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce website.
Changes to this Policy
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