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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and CPD Action (CPDA). This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that CPD and CPDA collects, and the ways in which CPD and CPDA use that personal information.

Personal Information Collection

CPD/A may collect and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about your use of this website,

  • information that you provide when registering on the website to receive emails from CPD/A,

  • information about transactions carried out over this website; and

  • any other information that you send to CPD/A via the website.

Using Personal Information

CPD/A may use your personal information to:

  • administer this website,

  • personalize the website for you,

  • enable your access to and use of the website services,

  • collect payments from you; and

  • send you marketing communications, which may include from our movement allies.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, CPD/A may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing Your Data

CPD/A will take all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.  CPD/A will securely store all the personal information you provide.

Cross-border Data Transfers

Information that CPD/A collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which CPD/A operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy. You agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

SMS Messaging Terms

By providing your mobile phone number, you agree to receive recurring calls and text messages from Center for Popular Democracy and their affiliates. Message frequency may vary. Text STOP to end and HELP for help. No purchase is necessary. Message and data rates may apply.

Updating This Statement

CPD/A may update this privacy policy by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.

Other Websites

This website contains links to other websites. CPD/A is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

Important Information: Your Privacy Rights

CPD/A strives to uphold best practices when it comes to privacy rights. As a nonprofit, the obligations under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) do not apply to CPD/A. However, CPD/A  endeavours to comply with the CCPA as the most comprehensive data privacy law in the United States, and as it encompasses obligations on CPD/A imposed by other jurisdictions.  The CCPA provides additional rights to know, delete and opt out, and requires businesses collecting or disclosing personal information to provide notices and means to exercise those rights. The words used in this section have the meanings given to them in the CCPA, which may be broader than their common meaning. For example, the definition of “personal information” under the CCPA includes your name, but also more general information such as age.

Notice of Collection

Although the information we collect is described in greater detail above, the categories of personal information that we have collected – as described by the CCPA – in the past 12 months are:

  • Identifiers, including name, email address, and an ID or number assigned to your account.

  • Constituent records, billing and shipping address, and credit or debit card information.

  • Demographics, such as your age or gender. This category includes data that may qualify as protected classifications under other California or federal laws.

  • Employment and education data, including information you provide when you apply for a job with us.

  • Inferences, including information about your interests, preferences and favorites.

For more information on our collection practices, including the sources we receive information from, please review the different forms of information collected through various means as described in more detail above. We collect and use these categories of personal information for the business purposes also described above.

Right to Know and Delete

Under the CCPA, you have the right to delete the personal information we have collected from you and the right to know certain information about our data practices in the preceding 12 months. In particular, you have the right to request the following from us:

  • The categories of personal information we have collected about you;

  • The categories of sources from which the personal information was collected;

  • The categories of personal information about you we disclosed for a business purpose or sold;

  • The categories of third parties to whom the personal information was disclosed for a business purpose or sold;

  • The business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling the personal information; and

  • The specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you.

To exercise any of these rights, please submit a request via email  at cpd@populardemocracy.org. In the request, please specify which right you are seeking to exercise and the scope of the request. We will confirm receipt of your request within 10 days.

We have a duty as the holder of certain personal information to verify your identity when making requests to know or delete personal information and to ensure that dissemination of that information would not cause harm to you if it were distributed to another person. To verify your identity, we will request and collect additional personal information from you to match it against our records. We may ask for additional information or documentation if we feel it is necessary to confirm your identity with the necessary degree of certainty. We may communicate with you through email, a secure message center, or other reasonably necessary and appropriate means. We do have the right to deny requests under certain circumstances. In such cases, we will notify you of the reasons for denial. We will not provide you with specific pieces of personal information if the disclosure creates a substantial, articulable, and unreasonable risk to the security of that personal information, your account with us, or the security of our systems or networks. In no event will we disclose, if we have collected it, your Social Security number, driver’s license number or other government-issued identification number, financial account number, any health insurance or medical identification number, an account password, or security questions and answers.

Right to Opt-Out

To the extent we sell your personal information as the term “sell” is defined under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information by us to third parties at any time. You may submit a request to opt-out by submitting a request via email at cpd@populardemocracy.org

Authorized Agent

You may submit a request through a designated agent. You must instruct that agent that they will need to state that they are acting on your behalf when making the request, have reasonably necessary documentation, and be prepared to provide the necessary personal information to identify you in our database.

Right to Non-Discrimination

You have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of any of your rights.

Shine the Light

Similarly California’s “Shine the Light” law does not apply to CPD/A as a nonprofit, however we endeavor to comply with its provisions as a matter of best practice. California’s “Shine the Light” law permits customers to request certain details about how certain types of their information are shared with third parties and, in some cases, affiliates, for those third parties’ and affiliates’ own direct marketing purposes. Under the law, a business should either provide customers certain information upon request or permit customers to opt out of this type of sharing.

To exercise a Shine the Light request, please contact us at cpd@populardemocracy.org or Center for Popular Democracy c/o Legal Department, 449 Troutman St., Suite A, Brooklyn, NY 11237. You must put the statement “Your California Privacy Rights” in the body of your request, as well as your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. In the body of your request, please provide enough information for us to determine if this applies to you. Please note that we will not accept inquiries via the telephone, email, or by facsimile, and we are not responsible for notices that are not labelled or sent properly, or that do not have complete information.

Contact CPD/A

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or CPD/A’s treatment of your personal information, please write:

  • by email to cpd@populardemocracy.org; or

  • by post to the Center for Popular Democracy, 449 Troutman St., Suite A, Brooklyn, NY 11237

CPD/A Short Code Terms of Service

The CPD/A Short Code provides alerts and updates to subscribers on CPD/A actions and initiatives, including volunteer opportunities and civic engagement alerts.

  • When you opt-in to the service, we will send you an SMS message to confirm your signup. 

  • You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text "STOP" to 25463 to opt out. After you send the SMS message "STOP" to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us.

  • If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.

  • If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, just text "HELP" to 25463 for help. After you send the SMS message "HELP" to us, we will respond with instructions on how to use our service as well as how to unsubscribe.

We are able to deliver messages to the below listed mobile phone carriers. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages

  • AT&T

  • Verizon Wireless

  • Sprint

  • T-Mobile

  • U.S. Cellular

  • Boost Mobile

  • MetroPCS

  • Virgin Mobile

  • Alaska Communications Systems (ACS)

  • Appalachian Wireless (EKN)

  • Bluegrass Cellular

  • Cellular One of East Central, IL (ECIT)

  • Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania

  • Cricket

  • Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS)

  • COX

  • Cross

  • Element Mobile (Flat Wireless)

  • Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone)

  • GCI

  • Golden State

  • Hawkeye (Chat Mobility)

  • Hawkeye (NW Missouri)

  • Illinois Valley Cellular

  • Inland Cellular

  •  iWireless (Iowa Wireless)

  • Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man)

  • Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom)

  • Nex-Tech Wireless

  • NTelos

  • Panhandle Communications

  • Pioneer

  • Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd)

  • Revol

  • RINA

  • Simmetry (TMP Corporation)

  • Thumb Cellular

  • Union Wireless

  • United Wireless

  • Viaero Wireless

  • West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).

As always, message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. Message frequency varies. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider.

For all questions about the services provided by this short code, you can send an email to CPD@populardemocracy.org