digitdemos is a new, online participatory democracy tool that allows every resident/voter to provide real-time feedback to their legislators and other elected officials as to his or her opinions and preferences on pending legislation and other policy decisions.
We understand that a safe and secure online environment is absolutely essential for Users to engage in the political process and interact with their elected officials in an honest and constructive way. For this reason, digitdemos does not sell, rent or otherwise share personal information about individual Visitors or Users with any third-party, in any manner, for any reason (except for any legally valid requests from law enforcement or other government agencies, described further below). Furthermore, we understand how political opinion is a uniquely sensitive type of personal information and thus will not be shared by digitdemos with any third-party, including pollsters, political campaigns, political organizations, or special interest groups. Because we are a non-partisan, wholly independently owned and operated business, without affiliation with any political party, organization, cause, or agenda, your political views and opinions will remain as personal and private as your choices in the voting booth.
If digitdemos decides to change the policies and practices described in Our Promise, above, regarding the sharing of personal information about individual Visitors or Users, we will ask each Visitor or User from which we may have collected such personal information for permission to do so, and will honor each person’s decision.WHAT WE COLLECT FROM YOU
digitdemos provides an Account to each User to allow you to establish and maintain a profile to ensure your political voice reaches the correct elected officials. This User Profile combines information available as public records with additional data provided by each User.
We obtain voter registration information in bulk from the Colorado Secretary of State. For most Users who are registered voters, this will include the information you provided to the state when you registered to vote, which may include your full legal name, a residential address, your age, your gender, and political party affiliation (if any).
We also collect additional information during your registration with the digitdemos system. Specifically, when you create a digitdemos Account, you will be asked to provide some identifying information, which may be cross-referenced against the state voter registration data. This is done to confirm and validate that you are in fact a constituent / voter in the political district or subdivision in which you live. In some cases, where the state voter registration data does not accurately reflect your current residential address or other information, you may be asked to provide digitdemos the most up-to-date data. Where a User is not currently a registered voter, you may be asked to provide information that is comparable to that which is typically contained in the state voter registration database. We will also ask for an e-mail address and a phone number contact for each User to be used to validate and authenticate that a new Account is being created by a real person and to facilitate User contact for purposes of site administration.
digitdemos does not require Visitors to create an Account or verify or correct any voter registration data or other personal information.
During the course of using digitdemos, each User will have the opportunity to identify and track those pending legislative bills or other policy decisions of interest to you. You will also have the opportunity to register your preference as to the fate of those bills or decisions. This information will be saved and correlated with your User Profile.
digitdemos does not collect from Visitors any personal information related to their preferences as to the fate of any pending legislation.
digitdemos may collect basic information about a Visitor’s or User’s computer and your browsing experience while using digitdemos. The computer information we collect is your IP address, what browser you are using, and what operating system you are using. We may also collect data related to your browsing experience using cookies, log files, web beacons, or comparable tools. Cookies are small bits of data that our system automatically places on your computer when you visit a site operated by digitdemos. digitdemos uses those cookies to customize your experience by recognizing you as a registered user whenever you return to our site from the same computer and browser. digitdemos servers automatically generate log files that may contain the IP address you visit from, your browser type, the date, time and duration of your visit, and the particular pages you view.Miscellaneous
To comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, digitdemos will never knowingly or intentionally collect any personal information about children under the age of 13. If we obtain actual knowledge that we have collected personal information about a child under the age of 13, digitdemos will immediately delete that information. Because digitdemos does not knowingly or intentionally collect such information, to the best of our knowledge and belief, digitdemos has no such information to use or to disclose to a third party.HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
digitdemos uses the personal information collected from Users and Visitors in a variety of ways.
We use third-party servers to store and protect personal information from Users and Visitors. Each third-party server provider we use employs industry standard encryption and security procedures. While we engage vendors to use commercially reasonable means for protecting against unauthorized access to your personal information, a determined party with sufficient resources may have the means to overcome such precautions, and you understand this may be an unavoidable risk and your use of digitdemos shall be deemed to be acknowledgement of this risk and waiver of any and all claims against digitdemos related to any consequences that may result.HOW TO REVIEW, MODIFY, OR DELETE USER INFORMATION
Users may modify your personal information at any time by accessing your User Profile with your digitdemos log-in and Account. There may be some information contained in a User Account that may not be subject to change directly by a User, due to the nature of how the records are stored and validated.THIRD-PARTY WEBSITE PRIVACY POLICIES
The digitdemos service / tool may contain hypertext links to the websites of one or more third parties. digitdemos is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these other websites.CONTACT
digitdemos is the trade name of digitdemos, llc, a Colorado limited liability company.
Last Updated: July 21, 2014