Privacy Policy

Generation Opportunity has created this Privacy Policy to explain why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy within our Web site. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Web site located at the URL www.generationopportunity.org (“our Site”). If you do not agree to our Privacy Policy, you must not provide us with information and you must stop using our Site.

In order to fully understand your rights we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use. Generation Opportunity reserves the right at any time and without notice to change this Privacy Policy simply by posting changes on our Site. Any change will be effective immediately upon posting, unless stated otherwise.

What Information We Collect:

Generation Opportunity collects two types of information from users: contact information such as zip code, email address and demographic information; and aggregate information such as information about traffic patterns on our site (for example, how many users log on each day).

Contact Information: Our registration forms and certain other parts of our Site require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, format preference (HTML vs. Text), address, phone number, interests, and similar information. This is information you voluntarily give to us to register, create a profile, comment or otherwise use parts of our Site. By submitting personal information to us, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Aggregate Information: Our Site is set up to collect and report aggregate information. Aggregate information is data we collect about the use of our Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This policy does not restrict what we can do with aggregate information.

Financial and Sensitive Information: We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. Our site may include links to other sites which do collect, use or store this type of information; be sure you review and agree with the privacy policy and terms of use for these other sites, as these may be different from our policies.

Internet Protocol Address: We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement through our site, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content.

“Cookies”: Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Your browser probably accepts cookies, since they avoid duplication and help remember information. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, you will not be able to use some areas of our Site. We may also use “Web beacons” or “clear GIFs” which are small, invisible images that may be used on our Site or in emails relating to our Site to collect certain information about activity on our Site. In addition, when you view a video on our Sites, a third party may also set a “flash cookie” on your computer. Removing and rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Sites. To delete or disable flash cookies, please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security for more information.

How We Use Your Information:

We use information collected through our Site for the purposes described in this Policy or elsewhere on our Site. For example, we may use information we collect:

  • to provide the services, products, or information you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions;
  • to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Site;
  • to notify you about important changes to our Site;
  • to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
  • to help connect you with other supporters, and to solicit volunteers, donations and support for Generation Opportunity and for issues and organizations we support;
  • to remind you to send in your voter registration form and to vote;
  • to request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of our Site;
  • to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests;
  • to monitor and analyze site usage and trends, and to personalize and improve our Site and your experiences on our Site, such as providing content, or features that match your profiles or interests, and to increase our Site’s user friendliness;
  • to serve ads, on this or other websites or media, based on the information you provide and the actions you take;
  • to notify and contact grant applicants, contest and sweepstakes entrants; and,
  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Information Sharing:

It is our policy not to share the information we collect through our Site with third parties, except as described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed on our Site. For example, we may share information:

  • with our vendors, list or database processing services, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who work with us;
  • with organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives;
  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our Site, that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
  • when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Generation Opportunity, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Site; and,
  • to enforce or apply this Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements.

We are not responsible for the actions of any vendors, service providers or other third parties, which may further transfer information to other organizations or service providers, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing in this Policy restricts the sharing of aggregate information, or information from which personal information has been rendered anonymous, both of which may be shared with third parties without your consent.

Security:

All information provided to Generation Opportunity is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. We also protect your information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Generation Opportunity. Unfortunately, however, no Internet activity is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

One of the most common security vulnerabilities is through sharing passwords. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our Site by any person using your password, including any penalties for violating our Terms of Use or this Policy (for example, you may be banned if a person uses your password to post inappropriate material). Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

Online Petitions:

If you sign a petition on or linked to our Site, you understand that the petition is public information and that we may make the petition, and your name, city, state, and any comments publicly available. In addition, we may provide the petitions, including your comments, name, city, and state to national, state or local leaders, stakeholders, or to the media.

Interactive Features:

When you use our Site, information and content you post in your profile, blogs, forums and other interactive areas of our Site, as well as any information you share with individuals through our Site or share through social network sites, will be available to other users and, in some cases, may be publicly available and available to third parties. In addition, when you sign up and create an account, certain information regarding actions you take through our Sites, such as joining a group, may available to other users and, in some cases, may be publicly available. We are not responsible for the actions of any third parties with whom you share personal information.

What Choices Do You Have Regarding the Use of Your Information?

You may “opt out” of receiving text messages, email updates and newsletters by following the instructions in those text messages and emails. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our Site, or use information as otherwise described in this Policy, even if you opt out of receiving email updates and newsletters.

You can view or modify information choices stored with your user account by accessing the Manage My Account page. Changes to information choices in your account do not affect information provided to others as set forth in this Policy, including in connection with petitions or donations or that has been previously shared with like-minded organizations, groups or causes.

Other Web Sites:

Our Site contains links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another Web site for which Generation Opportunity has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may be different than ours.

Contacting us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, you can contact:

Generation Opportunity
c/o David Pasch
P.O. Box 100716
Arlington, VA 22210

You can also send an email to: info@generationopportunity.org.

Please reference this Privacy Policy in your subject line.