Privacy Policy

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, as well as our volunteers. The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign has established this Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect through our websites and how it is used, as well as protections for our volunteers’ and donors’ personal information.

In this policy, the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign refers to paid staff, volunteers, attorneys, and consultants, all of whom are bound by law or contract to keep confidential information they receive as part of their assistance to the campaign.

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign does not sell donor or website visitor information under any circumstances, and we do not share donor or visitor information without prior consent except as compelled by law. This restriction applies to donors who donate both online and offline.

Like all campaigns, the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign is required by law to share donor information with the Idaho Secretary of State. The Idaho Secretary of State will make the names and physical addresses of donors to the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign publicly available on their website:

https://sos.idaho.gov/elect/finance/2018/this_year_statewide_candidates.html

Information Gathered by The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign Site

Logging: All website traffic is logged and retained for analysis. Our technical staff has taken every measure possible to ensure that no personally identifiable information beyond the numerical Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computing device or Internet router is logged.  We use this logged information for:

  • site testing,
  • diagnosis of technical problems,
  • defending against attacks to the site,
  • handling a spike in traffic or other abnormal, short-term circumstances, or
  • research projects that serve our overall mission to elect Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor;

In those and similar situations we are not using personally identifiable information beyond IP address.

Cookies: We do not use persistent ID cookies on this site for anonymous visitors. We use session cookies on certain portions of the website. Session cookies expire when you close your browser. You can use Tor if you wish to keep your connection information anonymous. We do not ask you to login and do not keep personal information about you on our site as we don’t ask for it in the first place.

Voluntarily Submitted Information: The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign collects and retains information you voluntarily submit to us. It is up to you whether to submit information to us, and how much information to provide. If you wish to become a campaign volunteer we may ask for identifying information such as your name, email address, mailing address and phone number and will retain that information. For online donors and shoppers, we may also ask for your credit card number or other payment information through third party PCI compliant services. Your payment information is never held on the https://www.collum4idaho.org website or back-end systems.

We may ask for additional personal information when you provide feedback or comments, or otherwise communicate with us.

From time to time, we may ask for personal information via third-parties, such as asking you to sign a petition. We do not keep that personal information on the https://www.collum4idaho.org website or back-end systems.

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign mailing lists: We use third-party mail list providers. Every email from the campaign mass mailing list includes instructions for unsubscribing. If you choose to unsubscribe, your email address will be removed from future mailings. Please note that if you have multiple email addresses within our mailing list you will need to unsubscribe for each of those addresses, again, by choosing to unsubscribe as instructed in the email.

Donor Information: We use donor information for our legitimate interest in processing and managing your contribution, including fundraising reminders and renewals. If you agree, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts.

Other activities: We may run surveys, contests, or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes for which it was collected.

Third-Party Service Providers

Portions of the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign site are operated by third-parties, such as grassroots campaign service providers.  We also use tracking services such as Google Analytics. When necessary and appropriate, the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign uses the following categories of third party services:

  • Content delivery networks and cloud hosting providers (for example, hosting and handling traffic to our site)
  • Financial services and payment processors (for example, your credit card)
  • Cloud email providers (for example, sending you email)
  • Shipping and fulfillment services (for example, shipping you awesome yard signs)

Where possible, we take steps to limit the ability of third parties to retain data about our users. These service providers may place session cookies on your computer. The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign’s service providers may also log standard technical information, such as,

  • the IP address of the computer you are using,
  • the browser software you use and associated configurations such as screen resolution,
  • your operating system,
  • the date and time you access our site, and
  • the IP address of the website from which you linked directly to our site.

Our service providers may also store and organize the personal information collected through this site on our behalf. The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign’s third party providers primarily process information in the United States, but may process data in other jurisdictions.

In addition, for all of the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign service providers, hosting providers and credit card processors and any other providers we may use in the future, the information collected for the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign remains protected by the terms of our agreements with those providers, and we will ensure that the information is kept confidential and disclosed only to employees who require such access in the course of their assigned duties.

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign may change the specific third-party providers from time to time, and will transfer stored information to any new provider subject to similar restrictions and agreements. From time to time, the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign may work with third-party consultants or other service providers who may have access to personally identifiable information. In such cases, we will restrict their use of personally identifiable information in accordance with their assigned tasks.

Third Party Services and APIs

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign site also provides links to or interacts with a wide variety of third-party websites, including interactive links to sites like social media, telephone calling services, mapping services, or video hosting websites, often via application programming interfaces (APIs). The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign is not responsible for, and does not have any control over, the privacy practices or the content of such third parties.

We encourage users to read the privacy policies of any website visited via links from or interactions with the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign website. Where appropriate, we will provide specific notice of these third-party services at the point of interaction.

Disclosure of Your Information

While the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign endeavors to provide the highest level of protection for your information, we may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good faith belief it is required by law, such as required by the Idaho Secretary of State, pursuant to a subpoena, or other judicial or administrative order.

We will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

If you communicate with the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign, such as through info@collum4idaho.org, we keep records of those communications indefinitely.

Financial records of donations and other transactions are retained indefinitely, pursuant to the requirements of the Idaho Secretary of State and Idaho statute. Paper records of donations, such as event donation forms and signup sheets, are retained in accordance with the requirements of Idaho statute. Check copies and payment distribution details are retained. Accompanying donor information is kept indefinitely.

If we inadvertently collect more personal information than intended, we endeavor to delete the extraneous information. When we no longer need to retain information or when deleting information on request, we endeavor to remove all copies. However, please understand that deleted information may continue to persist on backup media.

Contacting The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign
If you have any questions about our privacy and data protection practices, you can reach us at:

info@collum4idaho.org

Security

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign employs industry standard security measures to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk. The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign has turned on HTTPS by default. You should always expect this of any campaign or campaign organization you interact with.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by the Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.

We Support the Mission of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

This site is fully compatible with the EFF Privacy Badger browser plugin.

Changes to Our Policies

The Kristin Collum for Lt. Governor Campaign Privacy Policy may change from time to time.