Last Updated: October 2021
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
At Your Direction: We may share your personal information with your consent and at your direction.
Options Regarding Your 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 email@example.com.
Sharing Your Information
If you would like to opt out of our sharing information about you with like-minded organizations, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communications from Us
You can email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.