What information do we collect?
We collect certain information you provide to us when using Vote Online, such as when you create an account and profile, send us an email or post information or other content to Vote Online. We collect certain personal information, like your name, picture, email address and phone number, as well as certain non-identifying information, like your gender, birthday and zip code. We will also collect the contact information of your friends, if you choose to connect your contacts and address book information with Vote Online and your login credentials to your social network accounts, such as Facebook and Twitter, if you choose to connect those accounts with your Vote Online account. We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of “cookies”. These are small files that your browser places on your computer. We may use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on our services, and to improve our services. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use the information collected through Vote Online for the purposes described below:
- To provide our services or information you request, and to process and complete any transactions;
- To respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, requests, and complaints and provide customer service;
- To monitor and analyze usage and trends, and to personalize and improve Vote Online and your experiences when you use Vote Online, such as providing content or features that match your profile or interests (including ads), and to increase the functionality and user friendliness of our services;
- To send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our services;
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What steps we do take to protect your information online?
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
“Friends don’t spy; true friendship is about privacy, too.”– Stephen King
Our policy towards children
Our service is not directed to children under 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 18, we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.