Privacy Policy

 

  1. General Policy

 

The policy of Organize Florida and on behalf of its sister organization, Organize Florida Education Fund, is to respect and protect the privacy of our users. (To avoid repetition, we’ll just say “Organize Florida” or “we” or “us” in this policy to refer to both organizations.) To fulfill this policy, Organize Florida agrees to exercise reasonable precautions to maintain the confidentiality of information you provide to us in connection with accessing and using this website (the “Site”). Organize Florida also agrees to post prominently and in plain language its specific privacy policies. Organize Florida does not collect personal information about individuals except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals and does not sell or otherwise share personal information with any third parties except in the limited circumstances described in this Privacy Policy.

 

  1. Collection and Use of Personal Information

 

Organize Florida uses the Site to provide a means for users to take action to change policies and build power in their communities.  Users are given the option to sign a petition, and to sign they provide their name, zip code, email, and mobile phone number.  We may use this information to send you emails or mailings, updates on our programs, and additional opportunities to take action, and we may share your personal information with third-party vendors as necessary for such activities. Such vendors are contractually prohibited from using or sharing your personal data for any other purpose.

 

Organize Florida and Organize Florida Education Fund may share your personal information with each other in order to communicate with you about our shared mission. In addition, we may from time to time share your personal information with allied organizations who may communicate with you about issues of mutual concern.

Organize Florida collects and processes your personal information only with your consent.  Individuals can always refuse to supply personal information, can withdraw their previously-given consent to process such information, and can request access to, or correction or removal of, their personal data, although doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities for which their personal information is necessary.  By using and submitting information through the Site, you consent to Organize Florida’s processing of your personal data in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy. 

 

  1. Additional Disclosure to Protect People or Property or As Required by Law.

 

In addition to the disclosures otherwise permitted by this privacy policy, Organize Florida may disclose personal information if we have a good-faith belief that doing so is required by a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order or otherwise required by law. Additionally, Organize Florida may disclose personal information where we, in good faith, deem it appropriate or necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the rights or property of Organize Florida, any individual, or the general public; maintain and protect the security and integrity of our services or infrastructure; protect ourselves and our services from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims or allegations; or assist government enforcement agencies.

 

  1. Web Data and Cookies

 

In addition to your personal information, we may also collect standard Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of the Site. General traffic, site usage, and length-of-stay information may be collected and stored in log files for the purpose of improving the user experience. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.

 

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected on the Site through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files stored as text on a computer hard drive. Web Sites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. Organize Florida uses cookie technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

 

If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. You can choose to prevent Organize Florida from establishing a unique user-ID. Organize Florida recommends that you visit any of the commonly available Cookie FAQs on the Internet to learn more about this.

 

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of the Site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve the Site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit these sites, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit a site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to our Site by disabling cookies on your browser.

 

  1. Links

 

This Site may contain links to websites and resources maintained by other individuals and organizations. Organize Florida is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content on any of these other web Site. Note also that the linked Site may collect personal information from you when you link to their site and that this collecting of information is not subject to the control of Organize Florida. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policies of the Site you visit by linking from this Site.

 

  1. Storage and Retention of Personal Information

 

Your information collected through the Site is stored and processed on servers in the United States. Data will be retained in our databases unless or until you ask for it to be removed.

 

  1. Accessing and Correcting Your Information

 

You can contact Organize Florida by email at info@organizeflorida.org to inquire if we are keeping personal information about you. If we do have personal information about you, we will provide you with a readable copy of such personal information at no charge. Factual errors in your personal information, including out-of-date information, can be corrected by sending an email to info@organizeflorida.org with a request for such a change that credibly shows our error.

 

You may always opt out of receiving some or all communications from us by unsubscribing from our email list or updating your email preferences. You can also update your email preferences here.  To remove any personal information from our database, send an e-mail to info@organizeflorida.org with the word “remove” in the subject line. You will only need to opt out once to stop receiving email from Organize Florida and Organize Florida Education Fund.

 

  1. Security Statement

 

In an effort to safeguard your personal information, Organize Florida takes all reasonable precautions to protect the information provided through the Site or otherwise in its possession.  Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.

 

  1. Effect of Future Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

Organize Florida reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time.  However, we will not apply any new policies to any of your personal data collected under an old policy without contacting you at the email address you provide and giving you the opportunity to opt out of any use of your data under the changed policy.