Privacy Policy & Disclaimers

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version

Privacy Statement

This is the Web site of the League of Women Voters of California. Our postal address and location is at the bottom of this page.

The League of Women Voters of California has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following policy discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL www.lwvc.org.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy. The League of Women Voters of California reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting such changes on our Site. Any such change will be effective immediately upon posting.

What Information We Collect and How We Use That Information:

We collect domain name and email address (where possible) and use such information to improve the content of our Web page, customize the content/layout for each individual visitor, notify consumers about updates to our website, and communicate for marketing purposes. If you have provided us with your postal address and/or phone number, that contact information may be used for verification purposes or to update you on our latest news or to see if you would like to further support and/or participate in our programs and services. We DO NOT share information with outside organizations or partner with ad server companies.

Upon request we provide site visitors with access to unique identifier information we maintain about them. Customers can access this information by visiting the website or by contacting us writing at the above address.

Our registration forms require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, interests, and similar information. We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card numbers or billing addresses. We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Use of "Cookies":

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don't see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.

Security:

The League of Women Voters of California transmits your data using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt, or scramble, data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by specified employees of the League Women Voters of California. Unfortunately, however, no data transmission over the Internet 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Spread-the-news:

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them the friend's name and email address. The League of Women Voters of California will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The League of Women Voters of California stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one- email. Users of our website may opt out of receiving additional correspondence by unchecking the box marked “Yes, I would like to receive email updates and enewsletters” upon registration.

Other Web sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these you are entering another Web site for which the League of Women Voters of California has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites, as their policies may be different than ours. Our national organization provided us with these statements about different sites we link to:

Link to campaign/coalition: a link to an entity usually, where we are part of the organization and therefore 100% support its work and everything on the site. These links are provided as a convenience and service to the users of this League of Women Voters (LWV) website. While the LWV supports this particular initiative or activity or group, this link does not imply blanket approval or sponsorship of all information or activities conducted by, or found on this/these site[s] over time. When you access one of these web sites you are leaving LWV’s website.

Link to specific item: we are not part of the hosting organization, but we are linking to their site for a particular publication, resource, article etc which we have reviewed and have officially decided to recommend. These links are provided as a convenience and service to the users of this League of Women Voters (LWV) website. While the LWV believes this information may be of interest, this link does not imply LWV sponsorship or approval of all information or activities found on this/these sites When you access one of these web sites you are leaving LWV’s website.

Link to further information: we neither support nor oppose what we are linking to, taking no responsibility for it, but believe someone will find it helpful in understanding the breadth of a topic from all sides. You are about to leave this League of Women Voters (LWV) website. LWV provides links to other Internet sites as a convenience and service to its users, and is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites. The League does not endorse, approve, certify, or control these external sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of information located there. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the League.

Contacting Us About the Web site:

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to the LWVC by sending an email to lwvc [at] lwvc [dot] org or you can reach us by telephone at the number below. Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.

LWVC
1107 9th Street, Suite 300
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-7215