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COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

Welcome to Knowledge as Power – Everyday Democracy. We understand you value your privacy. Please read this policy, as it governs the information that you provide to us or that we learn from your use of the Knowedge as Power website. For any questions or concerns, you can find us at:

privacy@knowledgeaspower.org

Postal Mail Address:
819 N. 49th St. Office 409
Seattle, WA 98103
Attention: Privacy Policy

WHAT WE COLLECT AND HOW WE COLLECT IT

We collect two categories of information from visitors to this website:

  1. Automatic Information Collection. We automatically collect certain information from you by analyzing your use of the website, such as your IP address, browser type, pages accessed, and duration of visit. This information does not necessarily enable us to personally identify you, and that is not our intention. [To facilitate your use of this website and to collect this category of information from you, we use “cookies.” A cookie is a small text file that Knowledge as Power’s server transfers to your browser and that only an ABC server can read. When you log onto this website, the cookie captures your log-in information, a unique session identifier number, and other session data to enable you to view this website’s various pages without having to authenticate you at each new page you want to view. A cookie does not read data off of your computer’s hard drive or cookie files created by other sites. You may disable or delete cookies from within your Internet browser application by accessing the security or privacy settings, but you may be required to have cookies enables to access certain portions of this website.] [NOTE: This section will be added if needed later].
  2. Collection of Voluntarily Provided Information. We collect personally-identifying information that you voluntarily provide to us by registering on the website for services, including requesting information from us or sending your communications and other information to legislators. Examples of this category of information may include your email address, zip-code, bills you choose to track, and any information that you include in communications to legislators.

USE OF INFORMATION

Knowledge as Power uses your personally identifiable information, including but not limited to your email address and zip code, to provide you the products or services that you request. We may also send you promotional information, like special event invitations, unless you have opted out of these types of communications from Knowledge as Power, and use your personally identifying information to enhance the operation of our website and administer our systems. The information is also used to verify your authority to access the website and to contact you when reasonably necessary. Knowledge as Power may also use any information you have entered into the website as reasonably necessary to administer or provide customer support for the website, including to send you administrative messages related to any services or products requested by you.

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

Knowledge as Power may disclose your personally identifiable information to others in the following ways:

Knowledge as Power uses certain third party vendors (e.g., data storage and processing facilities) to assist us in providing our services. Knowledge as Power may transfer your personally identifiable information to such vendors who have entered into a contract with us that protects the confidentiality of your information and permits the vendor to use it only as reasonably necessary to fulfill its contract with Knowledge as Power.
If you choose to send a message with any personally identifiable information to a legislator through our website, it will be sent via email to the legislator’s office. Any information you include in the email and your actual email address will be included in the email you send to a legislator. We have no control over the email once it has been sent off of our servers, and please be aware that the privacy policies of legislators may differ from ours. If you choose to send a letter via our website, our privacy policy will NOT apply to any portion of that communication.
We may also disclose your personally identifiable information as we believe is reasonably necessary to comply with law, regulation or other governmental authority, or to prevent harm to yourself or others.
Finally, we may disclose your personally identifiable information with Knowledge as Power chapters and any parent organization.

LINKS

For your convenience, we may provide links to other websites, products, or services that are not owned or operated by Knowledge as Power. If you choose to visit a non-Knowledge as Power website or use non-Knowledge as Power products or services, please be aware that Knowledge as Power’s privacy policy will NOT apply to your activities or any information you disclose while interacting with the provider of any non-Knowledge as Power website, products, or services. Additionally, in linking to another website, KAP is not endorsing any third-party organization or its beliefs or any content on the linked website.

NO COLLECTION OF INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information relating to children. In the event that we learn that we have collected personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age without prior parental consent, we will take steps to promptly delete such information. By providing your personal information to Knowledge as Power through this website, you represent that you are 13 years of age or older.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS

This website is hosted in the United States and is generally intended for United States visitors. If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, please note that you are transferring your personal data to the United States, which does not have the same data protection laws as the EU. By providing your personal data you consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy, including the transfer of your personal data to the United States.

SECURITY

Knowledge as Power employs procedural and technological measures, consistent with legal requirements and the demands of customer service, that are reasonably designed to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Please note, though, that no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

CHANGES AND UPDATES

We may occasionally update this privacy policy. When we do, we will also revise the “last updated” date at the beginning of the policy. We encourage you to periodically review this privacy policy to stay informed about how we are using and protecting the information we collect. Your continued use of this website constitutes your agreement to Knowledge as Power’s then-current privacy policy.

CONTACTING KAP

Again, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this privacy policy, please email us at privacy@knowledgeaspower.org

Postal Mail Address:

819 N. 49th St. Office 409
Seattle, WA 98103
Attention: Privacy Policy