We take many steps to protect your privacy when you visit the CAIR-CA websites. In order to advance our advocacy and outreach programs and provide a feature-rich experience, we do allow some tracking to take place. How and when we do so is explained below.
We reserve the right to change this policy at any given time. If you want to make sure that you are up to date with the latest changes, we advise you to visit this page frequently.
Privacy & the Internet
The internet is not a private place. As you visit websites, use search engines, and conduct business on the internet, many companies and organizations gather information about your online behavior by tracking your searches, visits, and transactions, and then matching the data with other information about you.
Data Collection & Purpose
We collect the following information you provide to us.
- Contact information: name, organization, address, phone number, email, address
- Payment information: credit card number, expiration date, and billing information
- We request contact information so you can receive periodic mailings and/or e-mails related to specific fundraising events, appeals, and newsletters.
- We collect donation information to process transactions or payments through a third-party service provider as intended.
When you sign up for our email list, we may collect data by using an embedded image to track whether you open our email and by using a URL that enables us to identify that you have taken action, such as clicking a link in an email or signing an online petition. This allows us to build a more effective advocacy program, to inform you about the issues you care about most and to make it simpler for you to sign petitions and fill out surveys.
Like most websites, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from our website. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL. We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site. On occasion, we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability and security of our site.
We protect our users from unauthorized access and alteration, disclosure, and destruction of the information we hold. In particular:
- We encrypt our credit card processing using SSL and maintain PCI compliance.
- We review and maintain our collection, storage, and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to our systems.
- We restrict access to personal information to our employees, contractors, and agents who need the information to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.
We allow you to submit information about yourself voluntarily. We may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data with other parties such as coalition partners or specific legislators. We will not share your data with such parties unless you have indicated that you permit us to do so.
To help facilitate our membership growth, we may also use your name and mailing address in blind exchanges with other nonprofit organizations. However, you may choose not to participate in this type of exchange by visiting our contact page and submitting a request to opt-out.
How We Use Your Information
We may use your information for the following purposes:
- To provide you with the websites and services that you request and to communicate with you regarding such services.
- To send you information about our programs, services, and other offerings.
- To provide and maintain the websites, help diagnose problems with the websites, and to administer and audit usage of the websites.
- To improve the quality of the websites and services.
- To respond to your inquiries and to contact you about changes to the websites and the services.
- To manage complaints, feedback, and queries.
- To send you notices or our e-newsletter (if you have signed up to receive it).
- To process your donations and communicate with you about your donations.
- To notify you of opportunities for future donations.
- For statistical analysis and internal business purposes such as identifying fundraising trends.
- To comply with legal or regulatory obligations (including in connection with a court order and to meet our reporting requirements).
- To enforce or apply the agreements concerning you (including agreements between you and us).
- For any other purposes disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent.
We work with a variety of vendors who help us process data or otherwise facilitate the operation of the website. For example, outside vendors may help us analyze traffic on our site, process credit card transactions, or facilitate activities such as the collection and delivery of petition signatures. To the extent that any vendor has access to personally identifiable data about you because it participates in the operation of the website, we require that vendor to promise that it will keep that data confidential and use it only to carry out the functions we have engaged it to perform. That is true both as to passively collected data and as to voluntarily submitted data.
In some instances, we may agree to allow a vendor to take aggregated and anonymized data about activity on the website and use that data for other purposes such as improvement of the vendor’s products or benchmarking for the vendor’s other clients. But we won’t agree to that unless we believe, in each instance, that the data won’t be recombined with other information to create any record about you as an identifiable individual.
Cookies & Website Performance
Cookies are used to improve website performance, to remember user preferences and settings, and to collect analytic data. By “cookies” we mean small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. “Cookies” may also refer to local storage, which is a mechanism similar to cookies where the information is stored within your web browser. In some instances, we place these cookies ourselves. In other cases, we allow outside service providers to place these cookies, but only if those providers agree to the terms described above under “Third-Party Vendors.”
Website performance cookies allow us to improve the visitor experience by making the website more comfortable to use. For example, they may enable us to:
- Determine how often and where you see our “breaking news” alerts or promotions.
- Save your time when filling out a form by populating it with the information you provided in previous visits.
We use analytics tools which place cookies to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our website. That, in turn, allows us to gauge the current performance of website features and to develop better content. Analytics cookies provide us with information such as:
- How many individual visitors we have?
- How many visitors are new or returning?
- How often visitors come to the website?
- What content they’ve visited?
- How visitors interact with particular pages or content?
In addition, if you click on a link in an email, we send you ”” for example, to sign a petition,”” a cookie may be generated that enables us to identify that you have signed the petition.
Hosts Cookies & Collected Information
Our site is connected to content residing on other platforms in a variety of ways. We provide links to content on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and content on other sites, such as articles posted on the sites of news organizations. Our site also features embedded media, such as videos that are hosted on different platforms (such as YouTube) but viewable directly through the buttons we provide. When you click on links or buttons for any of these types of external content, the providers of that content may place their own cookies on your computer and access existing cookies that were set when you previously visited other websites, or otherwise gather information about you as you access their content.
To learn about how those content hosts treat the data, they collect through cookies and otherwise, see their respective online privacy policies and other posted guidance.
Security Measures & Data Transmission
We have taken physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect. We work to ensure data accuracy and protect against unauthorized access to and improper use of the information we collect online. Information that can be readily linked to you personally, such as your name and address, is stored on secure servers and is not publicly accessible (unless, as discussed above, you have chosen to have us disclose information about you when you have signed a petition or submitted a blog comment). Additionally, all data transmitted to and from our website, including credit card numbers, are encrypted using industry-standard measures to provide an additional level of security.
If you wish to withdraw, correct, change your information, or preferences, please contact your local CAIR-CA office.
Greater Los Angeles Area
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Anaheim, CA 92801
Sacramento Valley/Central California
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Santa Clara, CA 95054