We Run The House - Privacy Policy

WeRunTheHouse (”WeRunTheHouse,” "We," "Us" or “Our”) is a Site that enables group action for the purpose of nominating and selecting political candidates and for impacting legislation. 

 

At WeRunTheHouse we work hard to protect your privacy.

 

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe to our email list, contact us at admin (at) werunthehouse.org. Werunthehouse.org will send you updates by e-mail. You may be contacted by phone in relation to coordinating events or political action we are organizing.

 

We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated organizations. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated organizations:

  • Our database administrators or organizations that provide extra organizers at an urgent time – In the process of helping Us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as they have been instructed by Us.
  • Third Party Administrators, such as organizations that facilitate the distribution of messages. These third parties do not have direct access to your personal information.

 

In addition, we pass along essential parts of your information to:

  • Members Of Congress and their staff, Government officials, news publications and other targets when you vote and comment on legislative issues.
  • Voting data and comments may also be released to academic institutions that partner with Us. In this case we will not be releasing any of your personal data such as your name and address.

 

We may share aggregate information about who and where our members are with third parties including, but not limited to, legislators, partner organizations, and political campaigns. This information will be disclosed in aggregate form only and will not, under any circumstances, contain personally identifiable information. Examples of this type of aggregate data include, but are not limited to, how many WeRunTheHouse members live in a town, or how many new people from a particular state have joined WeRunTheHouse this year. We may also use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.


In the event that members are engaging in malicious or criminal activities on this Site such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies. In such cases, WeRunTheHouse may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to those agencies.

 

Please review this privacy policy periodically since there may be modifications. This privacy policy was last revised in October 2019. Each time you visit this Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the privacy policy in effect at the time of your visit. You are also accepting our specific rules or Terms of Service which may be posted on specific sections of the Site, including areas for making donations, voting for issues or candidates or sending internal messages.

 

This privacy policy applies to activities and transactions in which you engage and data gathered only on the Site.

 

The Site is directed to users in the United States only. WeRunTheHouse does not collect or maintain any personal data from any persons not resident in the U.S. or in U.S. territories or possessions.

If you find that WeRunTheHouse has collected personal data from you while you were outside the United States, U.S. territories and possessions, please contact WeRunTheHouse at the contact link provided at the end of this Privacy Policy.

 

Voting, comments and group action:


For issues and candidates you have voted and commented on (and groups you have joined), we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information – for example, we may provide compilations of issues or candidates, with your comments, to the President and legislators, other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to members of Congress and to the President as we lobby for an issue. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number without your permission. We may also make your voting and comments along with your first name, city, and state available to the press and public online.

Financial Donations:


WeRunTheHouse treats our donors’ credit card information with the highest level of privacy and security, following industry best practices. Our donation pages use a secure (SSL/https) connection to send credit card data directly to a leading payment processor that is certified Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant. WeRunTheHouse never has access to or stores credit card numbers in any format on any of our servers.

 

Phone Campaigns:


From time to time, MoveOn.org Political Action staff members, volunteers, and vendors may contact you by telephone about urgent campaigns. If you would like to be removed permanently from our phone list, please contact us at admin (at) werunthehouse.org and allow 8-10 business days for your information to be removed.

 

Children:

Individuals who are under 13 years of age should not use the site without the assistance of their parent or legal guardian. They should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site and should not make donations.

 

Cookies:

Some parts of the Site are password-protected. If you check “Remember Me” upon login, we will use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this Site.


Data Tracking:

 

In order to better serve our members, we use cookies and periodically analyze web logs. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand, track patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to MoveOn.org Civic Action members. URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL that contains an id—we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs that do not handle long URLs.

 

Third Party Websites:

 

WeRunTheHouse may provide links to third party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Site. Third party websites operate according to their own terms of service and privacy policies. By using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that WeRunTheHouse is not responsible or liable for and does not approve the use of any features or materials coming from third party sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy:


WeRunTheHouse may amend this policy at any time at our own discretion. We will alert users of any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personal information provided by users, by emailing the changes to users. Revised policies will not be made less protective of user information without the consent of affected users.

 

Contact:


Please contact us at admin (at) werunthehouse.org if you have any questions regarding our privacy policy.

Emails from WeRunTheHouse:


We will send you important notifications by email such as alerting you of your need to vote on issues and candidates as well as changes to this privacy policy. You can unsubscribe to these emails at any time.