At Heartland PAC we are committed to protecting your privacy online. 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 wish to provide.
- How we protect your information
- How we use your information
- How to contact us about privacy
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 its proper functioning. 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. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment.
How do we use the information you provide?
On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on Heartlandpac.org we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as who, if anyone, referred you to the site in order to credit those who are organizing volunteer support or fundraising for Heartland PAC.
We will use your e-mail address to provide you news and information about Heartland PAC. We may also use your zip code and state to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.
We will not sell this information to any third party, under any circumstances. We work closely with candidates, parties and allied organizations and may share some basic contact information with them, and they may contact you. This type of coordination helps elect Democrats and we encourage you to participate.
When you contribute money online:
We are required by federal and state law to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed certain amounts. These records are available to the public. We also make a note of your telephone number and email address, which helps us to contact you quickly if follow-up on your contribution is necessary under Federal or state election law.
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 comments along with your city and state available to the press and public online.
When you schedule online events:
When you schedule an event and choose to post it on Heartlandpac.org the information will be public. Public events will display your name and the address of the event to any visitor browsing the system and allow those users to RSVP
IP Addresses and Log File Data:
We log 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 that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
Information on Children:
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, 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.
Parents with questions may e-mail us at .
Contacting us about privacy:
You can also reach us via US Mail at:
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004