Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy  as of 10/26/2018

Who we are

CeaseFirePA.org is owned by CeaseFirePA. CeaseFirePA respects each individual’s right to personal privacy. We will not share your information with any third-party organization without your explicit permission to do so. Personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and is accessible only by designated staff. We will collect and use information through our Web site only in the ways disclosed in this statement.

Our website address is: https://ceasefirepa.org. CeaseFirePA does not actively market to children, and we never knowingly ask a child under 13 to divulge personal information.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information We Collect Automatically

If you visit our website to browse, read, or download information:

  • Your web browser automatically sends us (and we may retain) information such as the:
    • Internet domain through which you access the Internet (e.g., yourServiceProvider.com if you use a commercial Internet service provider, or yourSchool.edu if you use an Internet account from your school);
    • Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
    • type of browser software and operating system you are using;
    • date and time you access our site; and
    • the Internet address of the site from which you linked directly to our site.
  • We will use this information as aggregate data to help us maintain this site, e.g., to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our site, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make our site more accessible and useful.
  • We will not use this information to identify individuals, except for site security or law enforcement purposes.
  • We will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.

Other Information We Collect

At our online Action Center, we provide visitors with opportunities to submit statements to third parties, such as elected officials. By submitting such statements, visitors acknowledge that information such as name, email, and/or address (depending on which fields they fill in) will be sent to this third party along with their statement. This information will also be stored by our vendor Salsa Engage for future actions.

If you choose to identify yourself (or otherwise provide us with personal information) when you use our online forms:

We will collect (and may retain) any personally identifying information, such as your name, street address, email address, and phone number, and any other information you provide. We will use this information to try to fulfill your donation or online action and may use it provide you with additional information at a later time. We will not disclose such information to third parties, except as specified in this privacy policy.

AddThis

Our website employs the bookmark service AddThis. AddThis is a service of Clearspring Technologies Inc., 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA, http://www.addthis.com/. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with an AddThis component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from AddThis. Through this process, AddThis is informed exactly which page of our website is being accessed. In addition, AddThis also records your IP address, browser type, browser language, the website previously accessed as well as the date and time you visited the site and uses this data to compile an anonymized user profile. This data allows AddThis and its partner companies to direct targeted personalized ads at website users based on their particular interests. The display of advertising material occurs based on a browser cookie put in place by AddThis, which analyzes user interaction with the website. You can permanently prevent AddThis from placing a cookie on your browser by downloading and installing the opt-out cookie available at the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.

If you install the opt-out cookie you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. You can find the privacy policy for AddThis at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy. Finally and currently, AddThis includes the following widgets on our website for the purpose of sharing the page on the corresponding social media sites:

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small file assigning you a unique ID that is placed on your computer by a web server. Our pages use cookies within our action centers in order to identify the action taker and make it easier to take action. We may also from time to time use cookies on the homepage so that frequent visitors are not presented a pop-up window each time they visit. Users can personalize their browser settings to reject cookies.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Google Analytics

We use a tool called “Google Analytics” to collect information about use of this site. Google Analytics collects information such as how often users visit this site, what pages they visit when they do so, and what other sites they used prior to coming to this site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve this site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use(as amended for government websites) and the Google Privacy Policy. You can prevent Google Analytics from recognizing you on return visits to this site by disabling cookies on your browser.

 

How long we retain your data

We may keep information that will collect for an unlimited period of time.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have donated or taken actions via this website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Email info@ceasefirepa.org or call 215-923-3151 to contact us.

 

Additional information

Linking

We offer links to other websites. Please note: When you click on links to other websites, we encourage you to read their privacy policies. Their standards may differ from ours.

How we protect your data

Site Monitoring

For site security purposes this website employs a software program to monitor network traffic and security exploits.

Data Storage and Security

The data we gather from users who take action or donate  is stored on our provider Salsa’s servers, and the same security measures protect users’ data as protect their own internal data.  They use industry-standard methods to protect the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information. While there is no such thing as “perfect security” anywhere on the Internet, we protect your data just as we protect our own. Furthermore, access to personal data is restricted within the organization and company, and all employees are aware that personal data is private.

You can read Salsa’s Data Processing Agreement here. And review their privacy policy here.