Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Welcome to dsausa.org, the website and online service of Democratic Socialists of America and Democratic Socialists of America Fund. We know that you care how information about you is used and shared. This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours we will collect when you use our online services, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information. We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.

Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for dsausa.org (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to dsausa.org, etc., on a third party website or network). If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through dsausa.org. You may provide us information in user content you post to dsausa.org.

Third Party Services
DSA and DSA Fund use the NationBuilder platform to organize our community of members, supporters and prospects. You can read more about that company and its features and polices at NationBuilder.com. When you visit dsausa.org, NationBuilder may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets NationBuilder help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through dsausa.org. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of dsausa.org may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled. You can read more about how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.

How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of dsausa.org.

By providing dsausa.org/DSA or DSA Fund your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to dsausa.org, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you dsausa.org -related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail. You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on dsausa.org to the email address you give us, in accordance with any applicable privacy settings. We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of dsausa.org, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by emailing info (a) dsausa.org.

Following termination or deactivation of your DSA or DSA Fund account, we may retain your profile information and user content for a reasonable time for archival purposes. Furthermore, we may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of dsausa.org after termination or deactivation of your account.

DSA and DSA Fund reserve the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on dsausa.org. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. DSA and DSA Fund also reserve the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.

How We Share Your Information
Personally Identifiable Information: DSA and DSA Fund will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others. DSA and DSA Fund may share your personally identifiable information with third parties for the purpose of providing dsausa.org services to you. If we do this, such third parties’ use of your information will be bound by this Privacy Policy. We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of DSA and DSA Fund (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). We may also provide some personal information to other DSA dues paying members for the purposes of organizing a DSA chapter.

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to dsausa.org, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customization settings. If you remove information that you posted to dsausa.org, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, DSA and DSA Fund will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce this policy, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of dsausa.org, our users or others.

How We Protect Your Information
DSA and DSA Fund care about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to DSA or DSA Fund or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. DSA and DSA Fund are not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.

To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as requesting a unique password) to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information, and for controlling access to your email communications from DSA and DSA Fund, at all times.

Compromise of Personal Information
In the event that personal information is compromised as a result of a breach of security, DSA and DSA Fund will promptly notify those persons whose personal information has been compromised, in accordance with the notification procedures set forth in this Privacy Policy, or as otherwise required by applicable law.

Your Choices About Your Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through dsausa.org, in which case DSA and DSA Fund may not be able to provide certain services to you. You can review and correct the information about you that DSA and DSA Fund keep on file by contacting us directly at info (a) dsausa.org.

Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, DSA and DSA Fund do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for dsausa.org accounts. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on OUR DOMAIN. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info (a) dsausa.org.

Links to Other Web Sites
We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from dsausa.org, nor the information or content contained therein. Please remember that when you use a link to go from dsausa.org to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures
It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for marketing or other business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on dsausa.org, as determined by OUR DSA and DSA Fund in their sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on dsausa.org to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at info (a) dsausa.org or send mail to:

DSA

75 Maiden Lane, Suite 505

New York, NY 10038

 

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