Privacy policy

MapTheVote is a service provided by MapTheVote. MapTheVote is committed to protecting the privacy of our visitors and users. We have established this privacy policy to explain in detail what information we collect and how we use it.

MapTheVote collects personal information in order to help our users register to vote and request mail-in ballots. We take great care to ensure that this information remains private. We do not sell our user information, nor do we distribute any personal user data for any purpose other than providing you with the voting information and services you have requested. When you provide MapTheVote with contact information, we offer custom settings that allow you to control how and when we use it.

If you have any questions about our security practices or this policy, please contact us at help@register2vote.org. Please read below for our complete privacy policy, and check this page periodically for alterations or amendments -- we will occasionally modify this policy in order to ensure that it contains current information about our privacy practices, and we will maintain the version history on this page.

Do not use this site or provide us with information if you do not agree with all of the terms.



Information we gather


When you visit MapTheVote's site

MapTheVote uses Google Analytics to monitor user traffic and visitor trends on the MapTheVote website. When you visit the MapTheVote website, we record basic information such as your IP address, referral source, browser type, and the date and time of your visit. We use this data only on an aggregate basis -- for example, to know which pages are most popular or how many people visit the site on a given day. This information helps us improve the MapTheVote site and our voter services. We do not link this information to your MapTheVote account or identity.

When you sign up for MapTheVote Services

When you register for an account or use MapTheVote to fill out a voter registration or ballot request form, we do store personally identifiable information, including your name, address, email address, and other indentifying information.

Information you provide will be used primarily to provide you with voter services ("Services") according to your request. For example:

  • If you sign up for election reminders, we use your contact information to send you a text message or email about upcoming elections in your district.

  • If you sign up to receive a voter registration form or ballot request form, we use your information to generate and mail you the appropriate form.

Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data stored on your computer for a prolonged period of time that make MapTheVote easier to use by saving your status and preferences. We use session cookies to keep track of the information you enter while you fill out a voter form. To simplify registration and login, we may use cookies to recognize when you return to MapTheVote. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you may be able to change the settings to refuse cookies or to be alerted when cookies are being sent.

Disclosure of Information

We may disclose personally identifiable information about you to third parties in limited circumstances, including: (1) with your consent; or (2) when we have a good-faith belief it is required by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena or other judicial or administrative order.

If we are required by law to disclose the information that you have submitted, we will attempt to provide you with notice (unless we are prohibited) that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email if you have given us an email address, or by postal mail if you have entered a postal address. If you do not challenge the disclosure request, we may be legally required to turn over your information.

In addition, we will independently object to requests for access to information about users of our site that we believe to be improper.

Third-party Service Providers

MapTheVote works with third party service providers and partners to send you forms and reminders, and to otherwise assist us in providing our service to you, and we transmit your information them for these purposes. We do not share any information with these service providers or partners beyond what is necessary to provide you with their services.

We do not sell your information. If you have any questions about how we, or any of our service providers or partners, use your information, or if you would like to know if we have made any changes to our service providers or partners since the date of this privacy policy, please contact us at help@register2vote.org.

MapTheVote Partner Organizations

If you're signing up via one of our partner organizations, this partner also has access to your personal data and general information about the services we provide you, and may contact you separately. Our partners are committed to your privacy and do not sell your information.

Security


MapTheVote uses industry-standard security measures to protect the information you provide to us. Information you submit is encrypted through a Secured Socket Layer (SSL) connection, which protects the data in transit. We also encrypt all communication with our mail services provider to ensure that your data remains secure when transmitting voter forms to be printed.

Although we make good faith efforts to store information securely, we cannot guarantee complete security. MapTheVote shall not be responsible for any harm that you or any person may suffer as a result of a breach of confidentiality of any information you transmit to the MapTheVote site.

Updating or Removing Your Information


You may choose to correct, update, or delete the user information you have submitted to us. However, please understand that deleted information may persist in our backup files.

Children's Privacy


MapTheVote is intended for voting-age adults and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13 years of age. If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child under age 13 who you believe has submitted personal information to us, please contact us immediately at help@register2vote.org.