Revised and Effective: 3/15/2017
What Information Do We Collect?
Information You Provide Us
We enable you to contact us via the Website, and we may provide links to contact us via email. You may contact us to ask questions or provide feedback. Participants also have the ability to post comments on the Website. Please do not, however, submit to us or post on the Website any personal information or other information you consider to be confidential or sensitive. Information which you voluntarily elect to share in publicly visible areas of the site is considered to be public, even if it would otherwise be considered to be personally identifying or sensitive. As such, you control divulging this information, and not us.
Information Collected Through Technology
We collect and maintain certain information using automated means, such as cookies, web beacons and similar technologies. A cookie is a text file websites send to a user’s computer or other internet-connected device to uniquely identify the device and browser or to store information or settings in a browser. A web beacon, also known as an internet tag or pixel tag, links web pages to web servers and their cookies and may be used to transmit information collected through cookies back to a web server. The information we collect in this manner relates to your use of the Website and the sharednation.org web pages you access; this includes your IP address, geographic insights, browser and device type, operating system, referring URLs, and dates and times of site visits.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but browser settings can be changed to prevent these cookies from collecting information. Disabling cookies doesn’t necessarily disable the use of pixel tags, web beacons, or other technologies that collect information.
How Do We Use the Information We Collect?
We use the information Participants and Candidates provide to us for the following purposes:
- Operating, evaluating, and improving the Website to optimize user experience
- Establishing and maintaining user accounts
- Processing Participant contributions (through our third-party payment processor(s))
- Processing donations to winning Candidates (through our third-party payment processor(s))
- Responding to and communicating with Website users about their questions and comments
- Sending news and updates about the Website, as well as other information that may be relevant to users
- Complying with applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards, and our policies
Shared Nation owns all the information we collect from you via technology, including information collected via cookies, web beacons and similar automated means. We may use such information for any purpose whatsoever in connection with our business. With respect to information you voluntarily provide, we may use such information for any purpose in connection with our business provided that we remove any personally identifiable information. We won’t publicly disclose your personally identifiable information.
With Whom Do We Share the Information?
Compliance with Law and Safety
We will disclose the information we collect if we reasonably believe we are required to do so by law or government authority, or to protect the rights and property of Shared Nation, its affiliates, or the public. We may also cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any official investigation and we may disclose information to the relevant agency in doing so.
We reserve the right to share information in connection with any corporate transaction, including any merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of stock, assets or both, or other corporate change or financing transaction, including whether made during the course of any due diligence process or otherwise.
Data Storage and Security
Information security is important to us. We use encryption (HTTPS) to protect data transmitted to and from our platform. The security of your information depends on your protection of your account information. Please do not disclose your user IDs or passwords to unauthorized people. Although we take reasonable precautions to protect your information, no website or internet transmission is completely secure, and we cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. You use the Website at your own risk, and you are responsible for taking reasonable measures to secure your account, email accounts, and mobile devices that may allow user access to your sharednation.org account.