Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the register.gop website (www.register.gop), which is operated by the Republican State Leadership Committee, Inc. (“RSLC” or “we”).  This policy is presented to you in order to help you make an informed decision about using the register.gop website and to explain to you what information we collect, how we store that information, and how we may use it. By using our website, you are consenting to have some of your personal data and/or other data, as described below, collected by us and provided to third-parties in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.   This Privacy Policy does not apply offline and does not alter the terms of any other agreement that you may have with us or any of our affiliates.  We reserve the right to change the provisions of this Policy at any time.

A.        Information We Collect

1.         Non-Personally Identifiable Information

When you access the register.gop website, we may collect certain non-personally identifiable information. This may include your browser information (including browser type, browser version, host operating system, and browser language) and your IP address.  We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server and for other administrative purposes.

In addition, aggregate demographic and traffic information may also be collected at our site from this non-personally identifiable information. We may use this data for improving the services offered at register.gop and developing marketing programs.  We may also provide aggregate (but not personally identifiable) statistics about our members, traffic patterns and related site information to advertisers and third-party vendors.

2.         Personally Identifiable Information

Many of the services offered on register.gop are only made available if we have certain information about you. To access these services, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself.  These services include the ability to generate a pre-populated voter registration form that you will be able to print, sign and then mail to your Supervisor of Elections (“Registration Form”).  To generate the Registration Form, and dependent on the specific requirements of your home State, you will be asked to input personal information such as your:  

name, email address, home address, date of birth, telephone number, choice of party, race or ethnic group, telephone number, drivers’ license number and/or Social Security number. 

Excluding your drivers’ license number and your Social Security number, which we will not retain, we will collect and retain all of the other information that you input in order to generate the Registration Form.

3.         Use of Cookies and Other Data Collection Methods

The register.gop website uses cookies. By using register.gop you accept the use of cookies in accordance with this privacy policy. If you do not accept the use of these cookies please disable them following the instructions in this Privacy Policy.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are small text files that websites place in your browser when you visit them. When you return to the site, the site can access its previously placed cookie to uniquely identify your browser. Cookies accomplish several different things. They recall your preferences at a website, help content render more efficiently, and improve the overall user experience on a website. The can also help advertisers see what interests you and what advertising may be relevant to you.  For further information on cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your device and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

What types of cookies do we use on register.gop?

We primarily use two different types of cookies on this website, (1) Strictly Necessarily Cookies and (2) Analytics Cookies.

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet. 

Analytics Cookies: These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages.  These cookies do not collect information that identifies you. All the information that these cookies collect is anonymous and is used only to improve how a website works.

You can enable, disable or delete analytics cookies within your browser. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “Help”, “Tools” or “Edit” menu).  Disabling a cookie or category of cookie does not delete the cookie from your browser; you will need to do this yourself from within your browser by choosing the option to delete cookies.  If you have disabled one or more analytics cookies, we may still use information collected from cookies prior to your disabled preference being set, however, we will stop using the disabled cookie to collect any further information.

In addition to cookies, the register.gop website may also use additional methods to collect non-personally identifiable data, such as pixel tags and/or web storage functions .   Pixel tags are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a Web page or other document.  Web storage is used to collect and store non-personally identifiable data in your browser.

4.         Privacy of Children and Sensitive Consumer Information

The register.gop website is NOT designed for those under the age of 13.  Register.gop does not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13.  Federal law requires that you must be over 18 years old (and a US citizen) in order to register to vote.   

Other than the information set forth in ¶ 2 (above), register.gop does not knowingly obtain or store any Sensitive Consumer Information, such as Social Security Numbers and other government Issued identifiers; insurance plan numbers; financial account numbers; information that describes the precise real-time geographic location of an individual; or precise information related to health or medicals conditions.

If register.gop is made aware that we have received information from anyone under the age of 13 or Sensitive Consumer Information in violation of this Privacy Policy, we will use reasonable efforts to locate and remove that information from our records.

B.        Use of Information Collected

1.         How we use the information internally, may include:

  • Customizing your experience with the website;
  • Facilitating any services or processes that you request through the use of the website;
  • Carrying out research to better tailor our website to your needs;
  • Facilitating communications or connections with groups, issues and organizations, including political organizations, that we believe may be of interest to you;
  • Allowing you to participate in the interactive features of register.gop;
  • Keeping in contact about changes in service;
  • Sending you emails or other communications;
  • Sending you information that we believe may be of interest to you;
  • General website administrative purposes; and
  • Delivering technical support.

2.         Mailings

Register.gop may periodically contact you using information supplied to the site.  You may opt out of receiving certain communications, such as electronic Newsletters and emails, by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of such emails.

C.        Disclosure of your Personal Information

1.         Sharing of Personal Information With Third Parties

We may share or otherwise provide the personal information we collect from register.gop to third parties, as follows:

  • To political organizations, PACs, candidates, groups or causes;
  • To affiliate organizations, consultants, volunteers or others who assist or work with register.gop; and
  • To marketers, ad networks and other third-parties who use this data for sales and/or marketing purposes.

2.         Compliance with Law

We reserve the right to disclose your personal information, without prior notice to you, as required by law or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site.  Furthermore, we may share your personal information when we believe it is necessary to protect our interests or our property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through register.gop or using register.gop’s name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm.  This may include, but is not limited to, sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies. 

3.         Service Providers

We employ service providers and other companies and individuals to perform functions and provide services on our behalf.  These entities may have access to your personal information to the extent needed to perform their functions and also to provide you with the services that you have requested, but these service providers may not use it for any other purpose.  Such service providers may include, but are not limited to, credit card transaction processors, communication platform providers, and hosting services providers. The information that could be provided to these service providers may include names, email addresses, IP addresses, telephone number and other personal information.  Such service providers will be subject to appropriate contractual arrangements and security obligations as required by applicable law. 

D.        Security

We have implemented reasonable measures to protect the information we collect and store, taking into consideration the types of risks we face and the reasonable protections available to us. No method protecting information is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

E.         Privacy Practices of Third Parties

Some of our Clients or Data Partners may place their own cookies or other technological devices on your Internet browser, independent of register.gop.  We have no control over these third parties and no responsibility for the technologies they employ.  To learn how a particular web site collects and uses your information, you should read the privacy policy of that website.

F.         Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently and at least each time you submit personal information to register.gop. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here at register.gop, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage. The date of the most recent revisions will also appear on this page. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

G.        Questions

For questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact:

Republican State Leadership Committee

1201 F Street NW Suite 675

Washington DC 20004

Privacy Policy Effective Date:  July 1, 2014

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