The mission of They See Blue® is to mobilize and engage Americans of South Asian (Afghan, Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Indian, Indo-Fijian, Indo-Caribbean, Maldivian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Diaspora) origin in the democratic process to help Democrats win federal, state, and local races.
We took the momentum from 2018 and replicated our playbook nationally for the November 2020 elections and beyond. Our goal is to have They See Blue® chapters in all states with a large South Asian population and mobilize South Asian voters in battleground states to ensure Democratic control of the White House, the Senate, and the House.
We collect two (2) types of information from you: 1) information that you voluntarily supply in form fields on this Site (e.g., through a voluntary registration process, or sign-up for email); and 2) information that may be derived through automated tracking mechanisms.
Voluntary Information for Services and Features
We collect personally identifiable information when you choose to use certain other features of the Site, including a) registering to vote, b) consenting to receive email or text messages about upcoming elections or events, c) consenting to receive email or text messages about advocacy actions or d) participating in any social media interaction as part of the Site. When you choose to use these additional features, we may require you to provide your “Contact Information” in addition to other personal information that may be required to complete a transaction.
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You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser, but please note that if you choose to erase or block your cookies, you may need to re-enter your original user ID and password to gain access to certain parts of the Site.
HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
The They See Blue® organization only uses your personal information for the original purposes it was given. For example, all personal information and other unique identifiers submitted in the process of signing up for events or other organizing actions will only be used for the purpose for which it was intended.
Provide, maintain and improve our Sites and send you confirmations, receipts, technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;
Provide and deliver the information or products you request;
Respond to your emails, submissions, comments, questions and requests, provide customer service, request feedback, and otherwise contact you about your use of the Sites;
Send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
Help connect you with others and to solicit volunteers, donations and support the They See Blue® mission and for issues and organizations that we support;
Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Sites;
Personalize and improve the Sites and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests or that are based on the information you provide or the actions you take;
Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.
CHILDREN’S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT
We do not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.
SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
With vendors, consultants and other service providers or volunteers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
With organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives or share similar goals and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of They See Blue® agents, volunteers or others;
With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our Sites that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.
We may also share aggregated or anonymized information that does not directly identify you.
If you sign an online petition, you understand that such petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments provided in connection therewith publicly available. In addition, we may provide such petitions or compilations thereof, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, or to the press.
SOCIAL SHARING FEATURES
The Sites may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Sites with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
ADVERTISING AND ANALYTICS SERVICES PROVIDED BY OTHERS
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We take appropriate security measures to protect your information against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we maintain appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information and data stored on our system. While no computer system is ever completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.
ACCESSING AND UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your personal information. Your personal information and data are accessible across multiple platforms and devices of varying types, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. You may also access and update your profile information and your preferences to receive email or other communications from us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any user who receives an email from the Site would prefer not to receive such communications in the future, he or she can unsubscribe by following the instructions and link in the email. In addition, you may send an email to email@example.com. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to 15 business days as we process your request. Individuals who wish to invoke their right to be forgotten will be able to do so. Upon their request, individuals will have their information removed from They See Blue® lists.
DISCLAIMER TO SECURITY
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
SHINE THE LIGHT
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the "Shine The Light" law, permits those of you who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the Personally Identifiable Information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. We do not share your Personal Identifying Information with third parties for the third parties’ own and independent direct marketing purposes unless we receive your permission.
If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address for our response.
Effective date / last updated: Oct 18, 2020