The Blumenthal for Connecticut campaign is committed to protecting your privacy. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you provide. This Privacy Statement applies to data collection and usage on RichardBlumenthal.com; it does not apply to other websites.
Personal information of all users is collected, used and disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement. Other websites linked to RichardBlumenthal.com have their own privacy statements, which can be viewed by clicking on the links.
Collection of your Personal Information
When you sign up on RichardBlumenthal.com: We may ask for your name, address, telephone number, email address and other information. We use the information you provide to send you the latest news and updates from Richard Blumenthal and his campaign. We work closely with Democratic candidates, parties and allied organizations and may share some basic contact information with them, and they may contact you.
When you sign one of our petitions: We treat your name, city, state and any comments as public information. We may, for example, provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to national leaders without disclosing email addresses. We may also make your comments, along with your city and state, available to the press and public online.
When you contribute money online: Under Federal Election law, we are required to make periodic filings that provide the Federal Election Commission with the following information on each contributor: name, address, amount of contribution, date of contribution, employer and occupation. For more information on the FEC, visit its website at http://www.fec.gov/. To make a contribution online, we also ask for your credit card number and its expiration date.
Use of your Personal Information
RichardBlumenthal.com collects and uses your personal information to operate RichardBlumenthal.com and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content based on the information RichardBlumenthal.com has collected.
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of mailings, providing customer support, processing transactions or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information and are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Although we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with an appropriate law enforcement investigation, current judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on our website.
Control of your Personal Information
To contact us or unsubscribe via U.S. Mail: Send a letter with your full name and email address to: Blumenthal for Connecticut, 777 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06901 (for unsubscribe requests please include ‘Attn: unsubscribe RichardBlumenthal.com’ in the address).
Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information
We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
How do we protect your information?
Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to the proper functioning of RichardBlumenthal.com. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features of the RichardBlumenthal.com site.
IP Addresses and Log File Data
We log your IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
We care about the security and privacy of visitors to RichardBlumenthal.com. In order to provide this site and associated services, we may use products and services that depend on third parties, such as for website analytics, interactive functionality, and social media functions. These services may through their inclusion provide information about website visits and other interactions to these third parties, and potentially others. Examples may include but are not limited to: WordPress for blogging functionalities, Google for website fonts, and Facebook for social media functionality.
Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should first contact RichardBlumenthal.com by postal mail at Blumenthal for Connecticut, 777 Summer St., Stamford, CT 06901.
Changes to this Statement
RichardBlumenthal.com will occasionally update this Privacy Statement. When RichardBlumenthal.com posts changes to this Statement, you will see the word “updated” next to the Privacy Statement link on the front page of RichardBlumenthal.com. If there are material changes to this Statement or in how we will use your personal information, RichardBlumenthal.com will prominently post such changes prior to implementing them. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how RichardBlumenthal.com is protecting your information.
RichardBlumenthal.com welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you believe RichardBlumenthal.com has not adhered to this Statement, please contact us by postal mail.
Blumenthal for Connecticut
777 Summer St.
Stamford, CT 06901