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CAP Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy Simply Stated

The Center for American Progress believes in transparency, and we want you to know how we use online information collected from you and what choices you have.  We have a detailed Privacy Policy for you to review here. We know that reading detailed privacy policies takes time, so we are providing a series of short statements below about our online privacy practices with links to the corresponding full-length sections of our Privacy Policy.

  • Information We Collect Automatically – We collect some information automatically when you visit our websites.  This is non-personally identifiable information and we generally only use it for administrative purposes.  We may sometimes use automatically collected data in conjunction with other data we have about you, including personally identifiable information you have voluntarily provided us, to help facilitate our advocacy and fundraising efforts.
  • Cookies and Clear GIFs – Cookies and clear GIFs are technologies that allow websites to track certain usage information and “remember” users when they return to a website.  This section describes these technologies and how we use them.
  • Email Newsletters and Other Lists – If you wish to receive some or all of our newsletters, you may provide us with your email address.
  • Our Blogs – If you wish to leave comments about posts on our blogs, we first require you to register and provide personally identifiable information to help prevent spam and other abuse.
  • Online Donations – Certain personally identifiable information is required to process online donations.  We are also happy to accept fully anonymous donations by US Mail.
  • Social Networking – Social networking can be a powerful tool, but it is important to educate yourself about the privacy practices of each social network in which you participate.
  • Other Interactive Services – We may provide other interactive services as well.  If you ever have a question not answered by this Policy, please feel free to contact us.
  • Special Note Regarding Interactive Services – Any communications you submit or post to a blog, message board, social networking site or other interactive feature may be viewable by other participants or users of the service. Therefore, you should understand that you have no expectation of privacy or confidentiality in the content you submit to such interactive features, whether or not it contains personally identifiable information about you.
  • Sharing Personal Information with Third Parties – We do not share, sell or rent your personal information with unaffiliated third parties except as we explain in the privacy policy or as otherwise notified. We may share personal information with affiliates, service providers and certain limited information, such as name and organizational information, with panelists and third parties if you attend one of our events.  We currently do not share your email address in this fashion.
  • Security – Maintaining the security of information about our constituents is a priority for us.

As always, we welcome your feedback; contact us.