Privacy Policy

INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USE

To Gather As One collects information at different points on our website. The main points at which we collect information are when:

1.) new members join To Gather As One,

2.) when outside users sign a petition, 

3.) when outside or signed in users donate, and 

4.) when outside or signed in users complete the “Contact an Expert” form. 

Members: When you become a member of To Gather As One, you provide your name and email address. If you seek to contact an expert by completing the “Contact an Expert” form, you provide your name, organization, email, zip code, and issue description. To Gather As One is the sole owner of the information that you provided. 

Sign: When you sign a petition, you will be asked for your name, and you may be asked for your email address. The information you provide and your IP address is stored on our servers but can also be accessed by the platform manager, who is a member of To Gather As One, and who has agreed to the terms of this privacy policy. As with the information you supply To Gather As One, hosts will be asked not to sell, share, or rent this information with any other company or individual except in an aggregated form.

There are three possible exceptions to this rule, however. Those are when 1) a petition host submits a petition to its intended recipient, or 2) on the “Signatures” section of the petition. In the second case, your email address will never be publicly visible, and you have the option when signing a petition to ask that your name also not be displayed. In the first case, it is up to the discretion of the petition host as to what information they may submit to the petition’s intended recipient. Petition hosts may choose to send emails and names (and other information) as such information is likely to enhance the credibility of a petition.

3) The third exception: To Gather As One may disclose user or signer information when we believe that disclosing this information is necessary for legal reasons. We may do so in response to a specific legal query, or even without such a query if we have reason to believe that sharing such information may be: in the interests of public or private safety; necessary to prevent or remedy an illegal or potentially illegal act (in any jurisdiction of the world); essential to avoid harm to To Gather As One, our members, users, or any other member of the public anywhere in the world; or any other reason which we believe to be valid or necessary. In the event we share information in response to a specific legal query or request (including but not limited to a court order, police request, or subpoena), we may choose solely at our own discretion to waive the requirement of service of a summons and respond to a verbal, emailed or another request. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES CAN To Gather As One BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR SHARING INFORMATION IF WE HAVE SHARED THE INFORMATION WITH THE BELIEF (WHETHER THAT BELIEF LATER PROVES FOUNDED OR UNFOUNDED) THAT IT WAS NECESSARY FOR LEGAL OR OTHER REASONS.

COOKIES

In line with standard industry practices, we use cookies to keep track of user sessions and other behavior on our site. A cookie is data stored on the user’s computer containing information about the user. Once a user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our website. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our website. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our website. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our website.

Some of our business partners use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

LOG FILES

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, and prevent duplicate signatures.

LINKS

This web site contains links to external websites. Please be aware that To Gather As One is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites.  We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by To Gather As One. 

NEWSLETTER

All members of To Gather As One have the option of subscribing to our free newsletter. They can unsubscribe at any time.

CONTENT

While we do everything possible to monitor the contents of individual petitions and comments on our site, we cannot be held liable for any offense, damage, injury, or other legal infraction attributed to such content. To Gather As One is a service provider, we are not content generators. WE EXPRESSLY WAIVE ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY IN ALL JURISDICTIONS FOR CONTENT CREATED ON OUR SITE BY USERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES.

Social Media Sharing

All petitions come with the ability to share the petition via social media platforms. The social media accounts entered for these fields are not stored or shared by To Gather As One.

SECURITY

This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.

Paypal or Stripe collects most payment information. While we do everything we can to ensure that such information is handled appropriately, we encourage users with concerns to visit the sites in question and review their privacy and other policies. We do not store credit card or additional payment information on our servers. However, we may access such information via the third party payment services we use.

CORRECTION/UPDATING PERSONAL INFORMATION

If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user’s data provided to us. Removal of your data by emailing our contact@togatherasone.org.

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