Revised: July 24, 2019
1. Managing Your Information Preferences
2. Information We Collect
We collect information that personally identifies you, such as your name, address, phone number, mobile phone number, e-mail address, payment information, and other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide us with or that you choose to include in your account (“Personal Information”). You may be asked to provide us with Personal Information when you register with the Site, use any of our Services, make a donation, and at other times. We also receive information from third party sources, such as from schools with whom we partner as well as other companies.
When you make a donation on the Site, the donation is made to the Charter Schools PAC. By making a donation on the Site, you are providing your Personal Information to both CCSAA and the Charter Schools PAC.
Usage Data and Site Activity
We automatically collect information regarding the actions you take on the Site (“Usage Data”). For example, each time you use the Site we automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Site. We use this information to help us understand how people use the Site and Services and to enhance the services we offer.
Cookies and Anonymous Identifiers
We use Google Analytics on the Site and Services to collect Usage Data, to analyze how users use the Site and Services, and to provide advertisements to you on other websites. For more information about how to opt out of having your information used by Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
3. How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information Generally
We use Personal Information for internal purposes, such as to provide you with the Site and Services, including to send you information about issues affecting charter schools, to send you alerts about your account, to improve the Site and Services, to notify you of new products or services, to process your donations, and to otherwise communicate with you about our Organization. We may also use your Personal Information to provide more relevant search results from the search functions of the Site and the Services. We may disclose Personal Information, including for their direct marketing purposes, to third party organizations that have similar missions, goals or priorities as CCSA Advocates, CCSA or CCSA Families. We may disclose to third parties, certain Usage Data regarding the Site and Services. We may also disclose to third parties Usage Data and Personal Information for research purposes. In those cases, we restrict the third parties’ use of that information solely to research purposes.
4. Personal Information You Make Available to Others
By using the Site or the Services you may make certain of your Personal Information available to others. For example, when you post a comment on the Site other users may see your name, the city you live in, and other information that you choose to make available to others.
5. Your Comments
When you provide comments to us, we treat your name, city, state, and any comments you provide as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of your comments to our board of directors and other individuals participating in our efforts, without disclosing email addresses. We may also make comments along with your city and state available to the press and public online.
6. Service Providers
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who have confirmed that their privacy practices are consistent with ours (“Service Providers”). For example, we may contract with Service Providers to provide certain services, such as hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Service Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider must agree to use reasonable security procedures and practices, appropriate to the nature of the information involved, in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Service Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by us.
7. Advertising and Online Tracking
8. Calls and SMS Text Messages
If you opt in to such communications, CCSAA may contact you in any way, including by telephone calls and SMS messages using pre-recorded messages or artificial voice and using auto telephone dialing or texting systems. You understand that consent is not required to make a purchase. For SMS: Reply STOP to stop and HELP for more information. Message and data rates and may apply.
9. Notice to California Residents/Your California Privacy Rights
California residents are entitled once a year to request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately prior calendar year (e.g. requests made in 2016 will receive information about 2015 sharing activities). To make such a request, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at:
California Charter Schools Association Advocates
1017 L Street, #141
Sacramento, CA 95814
10. Other Transfers
11. Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property, or rights of our Organization or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law. We will disclose required information, including Personal Information, about donors and donations where we believe we are obligated to do so by applicable law.
12. Be Careful When You Share Information with Others
Please be aware that whenever you share information on any public area of the Site or Services, that information may be accessed by others. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect the confidentiality and security of information transmitted to us. However, no data transmission over the Internet or other network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Site or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Site or Services, and you do so at your own risk.
14. Webinars and Podcasts
The webinars and podcasts offered as Services on the Site are hosted by unaffiliated third parties. These third parties may require users to provide Personal Information. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of these third parties before you provide them with Personal Information.
16. Children’s Privacy
The Site and Services are intended for users who are 13 years old or older. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. California users under the age of 18 may request the removal of their content or information publically posted on the Site or Services by e-mailing us at email@example.com. Please note that most of the user content that appears on our Site or Services is stored and controlled by third party providers; thus, complete and comprehensive removal of the content may not be possible.
17. Processing in the United States
Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using the Site or Services, you are agreeing to the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.