Last updated August 31, 2020.
CRAF and its service providers collect personal information in a variety of ways, including:
We rely on a variety of legal reasons and permissions (sometimes called “legal bases”) to process data, including with your consent, a balancing of legitimate interests, necessity to enter into and perform contracts, and compliance with legal obligations, for a variety of purposes described below. You may request to review, update, correct or delete the personal information that we have collected about you by sending your request to email@example.com or to: 555 11th Street, NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20004. Please note that if you request the deletion of your personal information, we may retain an archived copy of your records as required by law or to enforce our rights.
We maintain an e-mail list and use text messaging to keep interested parties informed about our programs. Individuals can unsubscribe from the e-mail list or from receiving text messaging at any time. We collect and use your personal information to operate the Services and to deliver any other services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content based upon the information we have collected (for example, special information for users living in a particular region or state).
Only CRAF staff and our authorized agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by your in order to better serve you. If you affirmatively submit your contact information through the Services, you may be contacted by our staff or authorized agents. We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups:
By using the Services and otherwise submitting your information to us, you authorize us to contact you as described above. If you wish to unsubscribe from an e-mail or from receiving text messages, you can let us know by following the "unsubscribe" instructions that are included in each promotional email or reply “stop” to any text message you receive. To opt out of other communications, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to: 555 11th Street NW, 601, Washington, DC 20004. Please note that such requests may take up to ten (10) days to become effective, and you may not opt out of receiving communications regarding your transactions with the Services or technical information about the Services.
Personal information that we collect may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries or service providers maintain facilities, which may include countries that do not require the same level of protection for personal information as the one in which you reside. For example, if you use the Services to submit information directed to one of our licensed affiliates that is located outside of the United States, your information will be transmitted to the country in which the licensed affiliate is located. By using the Services, you expressly consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
We also may share the personal information you’ve given us as follows:
For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information – for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the intended recipient of the petition or survey. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the intended recipient of the petition or survey as part of the petition or survey. This is standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your e-mail address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online.
If you are a California resident and have provided personal information to us, you are entitled by California law to request information regarding certain categories of personal information we share with third parties for their direct marketing purposes. Your request should be submitted to: Attn: General Counsel, the Climate Reality Action Fund, 555 11th Street, NW, Suite 601, Washington, DC 20004. Within 30 days of receiving such a request, we will provide a response listing the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties, along with the names and addresses of those third parties, for their own direct marketing purposes during the previous year. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year, and we reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted to addresses other than the address specified herein.
If you are a resident of California, under 18 and a registered user of the Services, you may ask us to remove content or information that you have posted to the Services by writing to email@example.com. Please note that your request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information, as, for example, some of your content may have been reposted by another user.
We do not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for permission and assistance if using the Services and should not submit any personal information to the Services.
If you do provide information to us, you represent and warrant that you are 13 years of age or older.
We may also use tracking technologies, such as web beacons, pixels, gifs, tags and other technologies that collect information to personalize your experience, facilitate your browsing on the Website and improve the quality of the Website. We may also use these technologies in e-mails (for example, to track open rates for our mailings). This practice helps us determine which web pages and mailings appeal most to our users. We may use the information collected through pixel tags, tracking links and similar technology in combination with your personal information.
As with any digital service operator, we analyze our Service logs to constantly improve the value of our Services. For example, we use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorized agents of browser accesses to our Website. This includes page views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect, or track any Internet users’ personally identifiable information.
We log IP addresses which describe the location of your computer or network on the Internet. This information is helpful for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. These practices help us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Services. We may also use embedded images in e-mails to track open rates for our mailings. This practice helps us determine which mailings appeal most to our members.
URLs contained in e-mails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an ID. We do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with e-mail programs which do not handle long URLs. When shortened URL is displayed in an e-mail, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.
We use industry standard, reasonable and technically feasible physical, administrative and technical safeguards to help protect personal information from unauthorized access, use and disclosure. However, the Services and data storage are run on software, hardware and networks that may experience security breaches that are beyond our control, and no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. We are not responsible for the acts or omissions of any third parties, and we cannot guarantee the security of the information on and sent over the internet. Any such transmission is done at your own risk.
We may include links to third-party sites on our Services or forms or in our communications. We try to link only to reputable organizations, but because these other sites are not hosted or controlled by us we are not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites or the content provided thereon. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those sites.