Privacy Policy

Last Updated: October 2021

We’re committed to keeping your data secure and your private information private, and being transparent about our practices. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how we collect, use, and disclose information through our website(s) and services or when you otherwise interact with us (collectively, the “Services”).

We’re constantly trying to improve our Services, so we may need to change this Policy from time to time. If we do, we will bring it to your attention by placing a notice on our website or, in some cases, by sending you an email. We encourage you to review the Privacy Policy whenever you access the Services or otherwise interact with us to stay informed about our information practices and the choices available to you.

Information We Collect
Information You Provide to Us

We receive and store any information you provide to us, such as when you register for our mailing list, sign up for our online community, donate to Blue Horizon Texas, or apply to become a volunteer or a mentor.

The types of personal data we may collect directly from you include the following:

  • Contact information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number

  • If you fill out our volunteer or candidate intake form, we’ll ask for your race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, birthday, information on how you learned about Blue Horizon Texas, and information on the office(s) for which you are running or wish to support, why you are interested in joining our community, and whether you have already filed to run, if applicable.

  • If you donate to Blue Horizon Texas, we’ll collect your payment information

  • If you apply to volunteer or mentor, we’ll request information about your qualifications

  • We’ll collect any other information you choose to provide

 

Information Collected Automatically

Whenever you interact with our website, we automatically receive information from your browser or device, which may include your IP address, “cookie” information, the type of browser and/or device you’re using to access our Services, and the page or feature you requested. “Cookies” are identifiers that allow us to recognize your browser or device and tell us how and when pages and features in our Services are visited and by how many people. We also use web beacons, which are electronic images that help deliver cookies, count visits, and understand usage and campaign effectiveness, including whether an email was opened.

Financial Data

Financial information, such as data related to your payment method (e.g. valid credit card number, card brand, expiration date) that we may collect when you purchase, order, return, exchange, or request information about our services from the Site. We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, ActBlue, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

Third Party Analytics Services

We use third party analytics services to better understand user engagement with the Services. When you browse or use the Services, these third-party analytics services may collect your IP address, browser type, and approximate location (based on the IP address). They may also set and access cookies on your computer or other device.

Use of Your Information

We use the information we collect to make our Services available to you, to contact you, to allow like-minded organizations to contact you, and to better understand how you use the Services. We may also use the information we collect to:

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services;

  • Detect, investigate and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Blue Horizon Texas and others;

  • Customize content for you that we think you might like, based on your usage patterns, and generally to improve the Services;

  • Create and manage your account and email you regarding your account or donation.

  • Enable user-to-user communications.

  • Generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Site and our online community more personalized.

  • Process payments and refunds.

  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of the Site and our online community.

  • Resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems.

  • Respond to customer service requests.

  • Send you a newsletter.

  • Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.

 

Sharing of Your Information

Unless you opt out, we will share information about you with our partners, organizations that support progressive candidates, and other like-minded organizations. If you would like to opt out of our sharing information in this manner, please email us at info@bluehorizontexas.org.

We will also share information about you as follows:

  • Third-Party Service Providers: We share your personal information with other companies, organizations, or people to perform tasks on our behalf and at our direction. For example, we use third parties to process donations and online purchases, and we may use third party hosting providers or software developers to help implement and maintain the Services.

  • Acquisition or Merger: If we are involved in a reorganization, merger, acquisition or sale of our assets, your information may be transferred as part of that deal. We will notify you of any such deal and outline your choices in that event.

  • By Law or to Protect Rights: We may disclose any information that we believe is necessary to comply with the law or a court order or to enforce or apply our applicable terms of use and other agreements. We may also disclose information to protect the rights, property, or safety of Blue Horizon Texas, our employees, our users, or others.

  • Interaction with Other Users: If you interact with other users of the Site and our online community, those users may see your name, profile photo, and descriptions of your activity, including sending invitations to other users, chatting with other users, liking posts, following blogs.

  • Online Postings: When you post comments, contributions or other content to the Site or our online community, your posts may be viewed by all users. Before joining the online community, all users must agree to not share information posted in our online community without permission and to acknowledge Blue Horizon Texas has no control over information publicly distributed outside the Site in violation of this privacy policy and our terms of use. Access of any users found in violation of this privacy policy and our terms of use will be suspended or terminated.

  • At Your Direction: We may share your personal information with your consent and at your direction.

 

Options Regarding Your Information
Account Information

You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by logging into your account settings and updating your account or emailing us at info@bluehorizontexas.org.

Upon your request to terminate your account, we will deactivate or delete your account and information from our active databases. However, some information may be retained in our files to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

Sharing Your Information

If you would like to opt out of our sharing information about you with like-minded organizations, please email us at info@bluehorizontexas.org.

Communications from Us

You can email info@bluehorizontexas.org to stop receiving communications from us, or to update or delete the personal information that Blue Horizon Texas has collected about you. You can also opt out of receiving email updates from Blue Horizon Texas by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in those updates. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as emails about your account.

Rejecting and Deleting Cookies

You may be able to change the preferences on your browser or device to prevent or limit your device’s acceptance of cookies, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.

Security of Your Information

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware 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. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

Where We Are Based

Blue Horizon Texas is based in the United States and we process and store information in the United States and may process and store information in other countries in the future. By using the Services, you consent to the transfer of your information to the United States, which may provide a lesser standard of protection than your home country.

Privacy of Personal Information from Children

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 16. If you are under 16, please do not provide any personal information about yourself to us. If you believe that a child under 16 may have given us personal information, please email info@bluehorizontexas.org.

Contact Us with Questions about This Policy

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@bluehorizontexas.org.

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