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Privacy Policy

Last Modified | December 13, 2022

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) describes what information we collect about you, including when and how we collect it; how we use it; with whom we may share it; and what choices you have regarding our use of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to all information collected through your communications with PID whether electronic, written or oral. Examples include but are not limited to online forms, information provided at events, petitions collected on support for public policy, deliberative sessions, etc. Information may be collected through the PID website, in person, or otherwise. Information collection includes any other information about you that we may collect offline or online, including information that we receive from affiliates or third-parties (collectively, the “Sites”) by other means. By accessing our Sites or providing your information to us, you accept and agree to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes our privacy practices.

Personal Information

When you engage with PID, we collect a variety of information about you. In general, the type and amount of information we collect on you will depend on how you choose to interact with PID. PID collects information that identifies you as an individual or information which is linked or linkable to you as an individual, which will collectively be referred to throughout this Privacy Statement as “Personal Information” including contact information and demographic information.

Contact Information and Preferences

We may request contact information such as your name, mailing address, telephone number, mobile phone number, email address, and your preferences for issue interests.

Demographic Information

We may request limited demographic information such as your geographic location.

Financial Information

PID appreciates and will accept online contributions. If you make a contribution online, you will be asked to submit contact information for verification purposes, and such information will be stored in a secure location. We may use a third-party payment service to process contributions made through the PID Site. However, financial information will not be stored except when it is needed for record-keeping purposes. Contributions to PID are not tax deductible.

Collection of Personal Information

PID and its service providers may collect Personal Information in a variety of instances. For example, we may collect information about you in the following circumstances:

Site Use

We may collect Personal Information through your use of the Site.

Contributions or Membership Payments

If you make a contribution to PID, we will collect Personal Information from you that may include: your name, address, and/or email address so that we can send you thank you for your contribution. We may also collect limited financial information to process your contributions.

Employment or Volunteer Participation

If you seek employment with PID or volunteer for PID, we will collect information related to your role. For example, we will collect employment history information if you submit a resume to PID.

Social Media Interfaces

If you elect to connect to engage with PID using your social media account, certain Personal Information from your social media account may be shared with us, which may include Personal Information that is part of your profile or your friends’ profiles; in addition, if you use a “like” button or use other social media features while visiting our website, those social media companies may collect information about you. Your interactions with social media companies and the use of their features are governed by their privacy policies.


If you decide to complete a contact form, we will collect information from you in paper or electronic form through our website. Personal Information may include your contact information, your position on public policy, etc.

Other Sources

We may receive your Personal Information from other sources, including, but not limited to, various public policy coalitions, voter rolls, etc.

Use of Personal Information

We may use Personal Information for the following purposes:


The primary use of your Personal Information is to support our mission to renovate democracy. Your Personal Information may be used at the direction of PID by vendors, partners, and aligned coalitions like ballot measure committees, volunteers, or others to engage you on our mission.

Data Analytics

We also perform data analysis to gain a greater general understanding of how individuals engage with PID. This analysis can help us improve mission delivery and support.

Other Business Purposes

We may use Personal Information for other business purposes, such as conducting audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, developing new Sites, enhancing, improving or modifying our programs and our Sites, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of fundraising campaigns and mission activities, and updating and expanding our business activities.

Sharing Your Personal Information

PID will not sell the personal information you provide or we collect through our websites, with the following exceptions.


PID sometimes forms coalitions with like-minded organizations, and if we collect personal information through a coalition website or page we host, we may share that information with coalition member organizations. We cannot make representations about how the other coalition members use the information provided. From time to time, we may send your information from other like-minded organizations whose products or services we think subscribers might find interesting, but we do not exchange, trade, rent, or give email lists to third parties or groups with which PID is not working directly on mission-related activities. For instance, if we are working on a ballot measure, we may license our mailing list, including your contact information, to a political committee for use on awareness campaigns and mailings consistent with our mission. We will limit use in the license to the mission purpose.

Focus Groups

We may, from time to time, invite you to participate in a focus group so that we can hear your opinions and understand your needs and priorities in connection with our mission.

Story Collection

We may, from time to time, invite you to tell us your experience with democracy issues to include in our advocacy efforts.

Third-Party Service Providers

We may need to share Personal Information with third parties that provide operational Sites on our behalf (such as website hosting, information technology and infrastructure, data analytics, email delivery, or other services of an administrative or technical nature). Your information is shared solely for the purpose of providing such services and is subject to confidentiality obligations.

PID Affiliates

We will provide your information to affiliated organizations that share a common mission with PID.

Volunteer Sign Up/Form Sign Up

PID is committed to providing timely updates to our users by email. You will be able to unsubscribe from email communications you receive from us by following the directions included in each such communication.

Social Media

You may share Personal Information with your friends associated with your social media account, to other website users and to your social media account provider, in connection with your social sharing activity. Please note that any information you post within these public forums or social media pages may become public and may be read, collected, and used by anyone. Please exercise caution when deciding whether to disclose your Personal Information in these forums.

Other Uses or Disclosures of Personal Information

We may also use and disclose your Personal Information as we believe to be necessary or appropriate: 

(a) to comply with applicable law, which may include laws outside your country of residence, to respond to requests from public and government authorities, which may include authorities outside your country of residence, to cooperate with law enforcement, or for other legal reasons; 

(b) to enforce our Terms of Use; 

(c) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others. In addition, PID may use, disclose or transfer your information to a third-party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our organization (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

Your Consent

In addition to the other disclosures described in this section, we may also disclose your information as you expressly authorize us to do so.

Other Information Collected

PID may also collect information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual, referred to throughout this Privacy Statement as “Other Information,” including browser and device information, App usage data, Internet Protocol address, information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies. Other Information also includes information that has been anonymized or aggregated in a manner that it no longer reveals your specific identity. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, then we may use and share it for the purposes for which we use and share Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Statement.

Browser and Device Information

Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Sites function properly.

Internet Protocol Address

Your IP address is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider. An IP address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever a user accesses the Sites, along with the time of the visit and the page(s) that were visited. Collecting IP addresses is standard practice and is done automatically by many websites and applications. We use IP addresses for purposes such as calculating usage levels, diagnosing server problems and administering the Sites. We may also derive your approximate location from your IP address. We track page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit. With that information we can improve the quality of the site.

We will also collect your IP address, along with basic contact information you provide on our website forms.

Web Server Traffic Pattern Information and Browsing History

We collect standard web server traffic pattern information and your browsing history. General traffic, Site usage, browser information and length of stay information is collected and stored in log files.


We use “cookies,” small files that are sent to your web browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, to enhance your online experience. The cookies collect information about your use of our Sites, such as the type of browser you use (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer), your home domain or Internet service provider, your referrer URL (which is the URL for the website that you were viewing prior to visiting the website), how you were directed to the Site, which specific pages you accessed, how long you view each page, the time and date you access our Site and anonymous traffic data. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, most browsers allow you to automatically decline cookies or be given the choice of declining or accepting a particular cookie (or cookies) from a particular website. If you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the site.

Pixel Tags and other similar technologies

Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Sites (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about usage of the Sites and response rates.

Targeted Outreach and Advertising

We may work with third-party service providers to target advertisements and outreach to you based on your preferences or other information, in some cases combining data we collect from you through online cookies and other technologies with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address). In addition, we may use third-party service providers to display content-specific advertisements to you after you have left our Sites when you go to other websites. These third-party service providers may use cookies, web beacons or similar technologies to tailor advertisements to interests shown by browsing our Site or by visiting other websites. We do not control the third-party service providers’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. The collection of your information or use of technologies by third-party service providers is subject to those third-parties’ privacy policies, not PID’s.


We use Google Analytics, which uses cookies and similar technologies to collect and analyze information about the use of the Sites and report on activities and trends. This service may also collect information regarding the use of other websites, apps, and online resources. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings. In addition, you can use the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-on to disable tracking by Google Analytics. We will use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the site and content around our users’ interests.

Anonymous or Aggregate Information

We use Anonymous Information and Aggregate Information for activities including data analysis and research to gain a greater general understanding of our audience. “Anonymous Information” means information where identifiers have been removed so that it does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual. “Aggregate Information” means information about groups or categories of individuals which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual.

Uses and Disclosures of Other Information

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do this, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information. For example, we may work with data providers to tailor our communications to you, including fundraising and outreach communications, based on your areas of interest and other information about you. To do this, we may place cookies on your browser and combine IP address or browsing history with other de-identified data (such as a hashed, non-readable email or postal address). We may then communicate with you through mail, email, or other channels.

Data Security

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures reasonably designed to secure the information to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us via

Contact Restrictions

If you do not wish to be contacted via email, please contact us with an opt-out request, and we will honor the request in accordance with timelines set forth in applicable law. Please note that if you opt-out of receiving emails, we may still send you important administrative messages, from which you cannot opt-out.

Notices and Disclosures

When you engage with PID, we collect a variety of information about you. In general, the type and amount of information we collect on you will depend on how you choose to interact with PID. PID collects information that identifies you as an individual or information which is linked or linkable to you as an individual, which will collectively be referred to throughout this Privacy Statement as “Personal Information” including contact information and demographic information.

Children’s Privacy

PID does not knowingly request or collect information from any person under 13 years of age without parental consent. If you believe that your child has submitted Personal Information to PID without your consent and you would like this info restricted or removed, please contact us at

Links to Third-Party Websites

Our Sites may contain links to third-party websites, whose privacy practices may be different from PID’s. This Privacy Statement does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information or other practices of any third-parties, including any third-party operating any website or service to which the Site links. Links to other sites do not imply PID’s endorsement of the products or Sites or privacy or security practices of those websites. In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the Sites or our Social Media Pages.

For California Residents

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To make such a request, please contact us via

Jurisdiction and Cross-Border Transfer

The Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. Your Personal Information may be stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. In certain circumstances, courts, law enforcement agencies, regulatory agencies or security authorities may be entitled to access your Personal Information.

Information on Third-parties

If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Statement.

How to Reach Us

Privacy Questions and Requests. If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, wish to notify us of any desired restrictions, or believe your privacy rights may have been violated, please contact us at:

Updates to this privacy statement

PID may modify this Privacy Statement at any time. When changes are made, we will update the “last modified” section at the top of our Privacy Statement. Your use of PID’s Site following these changes means that you accept the revised Privacy Statement.

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