PRIVACY POLICY

A. INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Election Campaign Management Solutions!  Election Campaign Management Solutions, LLC (“Election Campaign Management Solutions,” “ECMS,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is committed to respecting the privacy rights and concerns of all users of our website, www.donatebucket.com (“Site”).  As such, we have established and implemented this Privacy Policy to inform visitors to the Site how we use and protect the information we collect through the Site.  By visiting the Site or using any of its features, you consent to ECMS’s collection, use, storage, deletion, and disclosure of information relating to you as set forth in this Privacy Policy.  Your use of our Site is governed by the Terms and Conditions.  By your use of our Site, you accept and acknowledge this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy is subject to change and is effective upon use of our Site.

B. COLLECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you make a contribution to a candidate or committee we are required by the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) and state regulatory agencies to collect your name, postal address, occupation, employer, and the amount of your contribution.  Additional personal information may be collected including, but not limited to, demographic information, telephone number, e-mail address, political party information, and any other information required by law to be collected in connection with political contributions.  We may also collect financial information when processing payments, including, but not limited to, credit card number, credit card security number, account information, and information about the date, amount, and nature of financial transactions.

We, along with the candidate or committee, record this information. The candidate or committee is responsible for reporting the contribution to the FEC or state regulatory agency. Each candidate or committee receiving your contribution must include this personal information in their campaign finance reports.  Campaign finance reports filed with the FEC and applicable state regulatory agencies are publicly reported and available from the FEC and the applicable state regulatory agencies designated to oversee campaigns and elections.  Election Campaign Management Solutions does not publicly report your contributions.

C. USE OF THIRD-PARTY VENDORS

Election Campaign Management Solutions is a payment service provider. Credit card transactions processed on a campaign or committees website is provided by ECMS and is processed by www.donatebucket.com.  ECMS will share your personal data to these and other third parties in connection with the processing of your contributions or other services we offer.  Any such third parties shall be required to maintain and use your information in accordance with our privacy policy.

D. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The personal information you provide us will allow us to: (i) complete your transaction and provide the services offered through the Site; (ii) provide transaction data to you in order to manage your payments and donations; (iii) handle/route your customer service questions or issues; and (iv) to create and display information to you.  We may contact you periodically and we keep track of your interactions with us.  We may use personal information that you provide us to send you messages in response to your questions, inquiries, or requests.

In addition, we or third-parties acting on our behalf, use your personal information in the following ways: (i) to process transactions between you and us and/or between you and another person; (ii) to provide you with technical and other support; and (iii) in public filings made to comply with state, municipal, and federal laws. 

E. HOW WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES

To process your payments, we may share some of your personal information with the person or company that you are paying or that is paying you.  Your contact information, including your name, e-mail address, billing address, mailing address, and other related contact information, and information regarding the payment made, including payment amount, payment date, and payment status are provided to other users who you transact with through our Site. 

Unless you have agreed otherwise, other users who you transact with through our Site are not allowed to use this information for any purpose other than to make and process payments through the Site.  Regardless, we will not disclose your credit card number or bank account number to anyone you have paid or who has paid you through the Site, except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with credit card rules, subpoena, or other legal process.  We may disclose any Public Filing Information to unaffiliated third parties without your express consent.

We or third-parties acting on our behalf do and will continue to disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties in the following circumstances: (i) if required by law, regulatory or court order, subpoena, or other legal process; if we determine that doing so would be in the public interest; (ii) to process transactions between you and us and/or between you and another person, including but not limited to credit card transactions.  After we or third-parties acting on our behalf disclose your Personal Information to unaffiliated third parties in such instances, we can no longer control the use or further disclosure of your personal information.  Consequently, we or third-parties acting on our behalf will not be responsible to you for such use or further disclosure.

F. COOKIES

Election Campaign Management Solutions’ Site uses cookies.  You can disable these cookies by modifying your web browser preferences.

G. PRIVACY FOR MINORS

Use of the website is restricted to those over the age of eighteen.  Election Campaign Management Solutions does not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from minors under the age of 18. 

H. SECURITY

We and third-parties acting on our behalf take precautions to protect from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, and alteration of any of your personal information in our possession.  Notwithstanding our efforts, the confidentiality of any information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed.  As a result, while we strive to protect user information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or through the use of the Site and you acknowledge and agree that you provide such information and engage in such transmissions at your own risk.  Once we receive a transmission from you, we will endeavor to maintain its security on our systems.

I. QUESTIONS

If you have any question and would like to contact us, please contact us by email at info@donatebucket.com.

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