We, at The America Project, Inc. take your constitutional right to privacy seriously and we want to provide you with information addressing privacy issues on our Website.
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for https://www.americaproject.com/, the The America Project, Inc. website (“We” or “Website” or “Service”).
This privacy notice is integrated into and subject to the Website’s Terms & Conditions and applies solely to information collected by this website, except where stated otherwise. It will notify you of the following:
- What information we collect;
- With whom it is shared;
- How it can be corrected;
- How it is secured;
- How policy changes will be communicated; and
- How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE
Information Collected Directly From You by the Website
You can access https://www.americaproject.com/ anonymously. In other words, we do not require you to give us information that could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual.
On the other hand, if you would like to use certain features available on the Website, you may be asked to provide your name and email address and certain other Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) – examples of features that may ask for certain PII include the “donation” tab and Member Form.
We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to the Website. Information you knowingly provide to the Website helps us understand user interaction and engagement with the Website for future improvements that will enhance user experience with https://www.americaproject.com/. We also receive and store information you knowingly provide to us through the Website as required by law and to comply with policies or procedures.
Information the Website May Collect Automatically
Websites and third party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically collect information about you and/or your activities on Websites. The information collected is collected automatically and it usually includes:
- IP address;
- Domain server;
- Your geographic location;
- Information pertaining to your use of web browsers, websites, applications; and/or
- Your footprint during your Website visit.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
A cookie is a piece of data that a Website or service provider stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve and enhance your visits to the Website and identify repeat visitors to our site, insomuch as when cookies are used to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site.
- Help remember and process the items in the shopping cart.
- Understand and save user’s preferences for future visits.
- Keep track of advertisements.
- Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions in order to offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may also use trusted third-party services that track this information on our behalf.
Trackers and Do Not Track (DNT)
Some browsers incorporate a Do Not Track feature that signals to websites you visit, that you do not want to have your online activity tracked.
Before a donation or contribution is processed, you will be asked to provide personal information including your contact information and financial information necessary to process your donation or contribution. This information is used to process your donation or contribution. If we have trouble processing your donation or contribution, we’ll use this information to contact you.
Surveys, Emails & Contests
From time-to-time, we may request information via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you may choose whether or not to participate and therefore disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.
If you sign up for our email list, we may collect data to learn whether you open our email and by using a URL that enables us to identify that you have taken an action, such as clicking a link in an email or signing an online petition.
This allows us to build a more effective advocacy program, to inform you about the TAP issues you care about most, and to make it simpler for you to sign petitions and fill out surveys
Processing your Personal Information depends on how you interact with the Website and Services, where you are located in the world and if one of the following applies: (i) you have given your consent for one or more specific purposes; this, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Information is subject to European data protection law; (ii) provision of information is necessary for the performance of an agreement with you and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof; (iii) processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which you are subject; (iv) processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us; (v) processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party.
Note that under some legislations we may be allowed to process information until you object to such processing (by opting out), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases below. In any case, we will be happy to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Information is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
Information Collected by the Website May Enhance Visitor Experience
This privacy notice describes, among other things, ways we may use information collected. We want you to know that we value our visitors and improving the Website to enhance our interactions with you is important to us. Therefore, we may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:
- To communicate with you.
- To enhance your experience when you visit the Website.
- To deliver the type of content and product/service offerings in which you are most interested.
- To improve our website in order to better serve you.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.
- To quickly process your transactions.
- To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
When we give you an opportunity to voluntarily submit information about yourself, we may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data with other parties such as coalition partners or specific legislators. We will not share your data with such parties unless you have indicated that you permit us to do so.
We sometimes allow other nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations to contact our members, or to contact other individuals who have chosen to share their information with us. Working with other organizations in this way, either on a rental basis or in an exchange, is critical to maintaining a strong membership base by allowing us to lower costs while reaching the widest possible audience. In order to protect your privacy, we do this through secure arrangements in which the external organization does not directly receive information about you. All such communications are done on a one-time use basis and are carried out by a third-party vendor, which keeps your information confidential. The external organization learns information about you only if you choose to respond to that third-party communication. If you do not wish us to make information about you available for this type of communication, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com and submitting a request to opt out. We will be sure to honor your request.
In addition to those ways of sharing information with unrelated organizations, we may also share information with our affiliates around the country.
To the extent necessary, we may share information with our vendors, servicers and processors and for operational purposes. As for any purposes beyond performing contractual obligations, these companies should not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information without authorization. We may also release information to the extent required by law, or enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. Information that is not capable of identifying may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
You can access and use the Website and Services without telling us who you are or revealing any information by which someone could identify you as a specific, identifiable individual. If, however, you wish to use some of the features on the Website, you may be asked to provide certain Personal Information (for example, your name and e-mail address). We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us when you create an account, or fill any online forms on the Website. When required, this information may include the following:
- Personal details such as name, country of residence, etc.
- Contact information such as email address, address, etc.
- Account details such as user name, unique user ID, password, etc.
- Geolocation data such as latitude and longitude.
- Information about other individuals such as your family members, friends, etc.
- Any other materials you willingly submit to us such as articles, images, feedback, etc.
Some of the information we collect is directly from you via the Website and Services. However, we may also collect Personal Information about you from other sources such as public databases and our joint marketing partners. You can choose not to provide us with your Personal Information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of the features on the Website. Users who are uncertain about what information is mandatory are welcome to contact us.
Third Party Links
To the extent that the Website contains links to third-party sites, or if you receive an email or other communication from the Website that includes links to websites owned and/or operated by third parties, it is important to note that we are not responsible for other websites privacy policies and/or notices. The presence of links to any third party website or content on the Website or in any communication you receive from The America Project, Inc. or https://www.americaproject.com/ is not an endorsement of the website, its content or its policies.
Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or via mail at 8388 S. Tamiami Tr., #293 Sarasota, FL 34238
- See what data we have about you, if any.
- Change/correct any data we have about you.
- Have us delete any data we have about you.
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
Consent to Transfer
The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States,
please be aware that information we collect will be transferred to and processed in the United
States. By using the Website, or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer,
processing and storage of your information in the United States, a jurisdiction in which the
privacy laws may not be as comprehensive as those in the country where you reside and/or are
a citizen. Portions of our site may be supported by a network of computers or cloud based
servers in other jurisdictions. We do not represent that the Website is appropriate or available
in any particular jurisdiction.
We take precautions to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure, and/or damage. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. We refer you to our Terms & Conditions for additional information this topic. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (e.g, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not market to children under the age of 13-years-old.
FAIR INFORMATION PRACTICES – DATA BREACH RESPONSE
The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.
Our data breach response policy includes notifying all visitors via a Website Notification within ten (10) business days and notifying you via email within ten (10) business days if your information was accessed, disclosed, modified, and/or destroyed without authorization. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle, which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.
CAN-SPAM ACT: The CAN-SPAM Act sets forth rules for commercial electronic messages (i.e. emails), grants email recipients the right to opt-out from future commercial emails, and establishes penalties for violations of the Act.
We collect your email address in order to:
- Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.
- Process orders and to send information and updates pertaining to orders.
- Send you additional information related to your product and/or service.
- Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to you after an original transaction has occurred.
In accordance with the CAN-SPAM Act and internal/external regulations and policies, we agree with the following statements:
- We will not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
- We will identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
- We will include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
- We will ensure all commercial email messages from us contain a functioning return address of other Internet-based reply “opt-out” mechanism, for at least 30 days after transmission of a message.
- We will monitor third party email marketing services for compliance, if one or more is used.
- We will embed a link within email messages originating from us that are subject to the CAN-SPAM Act in order to ensure users can promptly unsubscribe to future emails.
- We will honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests within ten (10) business days following an election by a recipient to opt-out/unsubscribe.
- We will disclose, at least, the following three (3) specific items of content within electronic messages subject to the CAN-SPAM Act: (a) a clear and conspicuous identification of the message as an “advertisement or solicitation,” (b) a notice of the opt-out mechanism, and (c) a “valid physical postal address.”
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can contact us via email to email@example.com and/or via mail to 8388 S. Tamiami Tr., #293 Sarasota, FL 34238 or follow the instructions at the bottom of each email, and we will promptly remove you from correspondence.
RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA – THE CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA) NOTICE(S)
Categories of personal information collected, disclosed or sold
In this section we summarize the categories of personal information that we’ve collected, disclosed or sold and the purposes thereof. You can read about these activities in detail in the section titled “Detailed information on the processing of Personal Data” within this document.
Information we collect: the categories of personal information we collect
We have collected the following categories of personal information about you: identifiers and internet information. We will not collect additional categories of personal information without notifying you.
How we collect information: the sources of the personal information we collect
We collect the abovementioned categories of personal information, either directly or indirectly, from you when you use https://www.americaproject.com/. For example, you provide your personal information directly to the Website when you donate on the Website. You provide personal information indirectly when you navigate this Website, as personal information about you is automatically collected. Finally, to the extent necessary to comply with law or policies, we may collect your personal information from third parties that work with us in connection with the Service or with the functioning of this Website and features thereof.
How we use the information we collect: sharing and disclosing of your personal information with third parties for a business purpose
We may disclose the personal information we collect about you to a third party for business purposes. In this case, we execute an agreement with the third party instructing the recipient to keep the personal information confidential and not use it for any purpose(s) other than those necessary for the performance of the agreement. We may also disclose your personal information to third parties when you explicitly ask or authorize us to do so, in order to provide you with our Service.
To find out more about the purposes of processing, please refer to the relevant section of this document.
Sale of your personal information
We do not sell personal information of a visitor without consent of that visitor.
Your right to opt out of the sale of personal information
At any time, you have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal information. This means that whenever you request us to stop selling your data, we will abide by your request. Such requests can be made freely, at any time, without submitting any verifiable request, simply by following the instructions below.
Instructions to opt out of the sale of personal information
If you’d like to know more, or exercise your right to opt out in regard to all the sales carried out by the Website, both online and offline, you can contact us for further information at any time via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or via and/or via mail to 8388 S. Tamiami Tr., #293 Sarasota, FL 34238.
Use of your personal information by the Website
We may use your personal information for business purposes (e.g. in order for Website features to function). In such cases, your personal information will be processed in a fashion necessary and proportionate to the business, charitable, and/or operational purpose(s) for which it was collected, and strictly within the limits of compatible operational purposes.
We may also use your personal information for other reasons such as legal purposes and to defend our rights where our rights and interests are threatened or we suffer actual damage. We will not use your personal information for reasons incompatible to the business, charitable, and/or operational purposes without notifying you.
Exercising Your California Consumer Privacy Rights
The right to know and to portability
You have the right to request that we disclose to you:
The categories and sources of the personal information that we collect about you, the purposes for which we use your information and with whom such information is shared. In case of sale of personal information or disclosure for a business purpose, two separate lists where we disclose:
- For sales, the personal information categories purchased by each category of recipient; and
- For disclosures for a business purpose, the personal information categories obtained by each category of recipient.
The disclosure described above will be limited to the personal information collected or used during the 12 months prior to the occurrence. If we deliver our response electronically, the information enclosed will be “portable,” i.e. delivered in an easily usable format to enable you to transmit the information to another entity without hindrance – provided that this is technically feasible.
The right to request the deletion of your personal information
You have the right to request that we delete any of your personal information, subject to exceptions set forth by the law (such as, including but not limited to, where the information is used to identify and repair errors on this Website, to detect security incidents and protect against fraudulent or illegal activities, to exercise certain rights etc.). If no legal exception applies, as a result of exercising your right, we will delete your personal information and direct any of our service providers to do so.
How to exercise your rights
To exercise the rights described above, you need to submit your verifiable request to us by contacting us via the details provided in this document. For us to respond to your request, it’s necessary that we know who you are. Therefore, you can only exercise the above rights by making a verifiable request which must:
- Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative;
- Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
- We will not respond to any request if we are unable to verify your identity and therefore confirm the personal information in our possession actually relates to you.
- If you cannot personally submit a verifiable request, you can authorize a person registered with the California Secretary of State to act on your behalf.
- If you are an adult, you can make a verifiable request on behalf of a minor under your parental authority or pursuant to a Court Order. You can submit a maximum number of 2 requests over a period of 12 months.
How and when we are expected to handle your request
We will confirm receipt of your verifiable request within ten (10) business days and provide information about how we will process your request. We will respond to your request within 45 days of its receipt. Should we need more time, we will explain to you the reasons why, and how much more time we need. In this regard, please note that we may take up to 90 days to fulfill your request. Our disclosure(s) will cover the preceding 12 month period. Should we deny your request, we will explain to you the reasons behind our denial. We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable request unless such request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. In such cases, we may charge a reasonable fee, or refuse to act on the request. In either case, we will communicate our choices and explain the reasons behind it.
Notification of Changes
From time-to-time, we may make adjustments to this policy. Changes will be made at our sole discretion. Website users are encouraged to check this policy for such changes. Your continued use of this website following changes to this policy, constitutes your acceptance of the changes.
EMAIL – email@example.com
PHONE – 844TAP4USA (844 – 827 – 4872)
ADDRESS – 8388 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34238
Effective Date: 08/24/2022