Privacy Policy

Last updated: May 28, 2021

 

1. INTRODUCTION

 

This website, Broadbandequityforall.org, (the “Site”) is operated by Broadband Equity for All ("BEA", “We” or “Us”).

 

Broadband Equity for All is a 501(c)(4) non-profit that is for a predictable, sustainable, long-term broadband subsidy to ensure all people, regardless of socioeconomic status, have the resources to fully share in the possibilities and opportunities that come with access to the internet.

We understand that you care about how we collect, use, and share information about you when you interact with our website, social media sites and handles, and email (our “Services”) and we are committed to protecting the privacy of the information we collect when you use our website or provide to us in other ways. 
This Privacy Policy explains

 

  • The types of information we collect through our Services

  • How we use and protect that information

  • The types of information we may share with others and under what circumstances

  • The choices you have regarding our collection, use, and sharing practices

  • Details regarding our use of third-party cookies and other tracking technologies

This Privacy Policy applies when you interact with us through our Services.  It also applies anywhere it is linked.  It does not apply to non-BEA websites and mobile applications that may link to the Services or be linked to from the Services; please review the privacy policies on those websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.

2. UPDATES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

 

Please review this privacy policy periodically because we modify it from time to time. Please look at the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this page to see when this Privacy Policy was last revised. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on the Site. 

 

Each time you visit this Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the Privacy Policy in effect at that time.

 

3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Information You Give Us

Our Services may permit you to enter contact information or other information about you. We collect and store any information you enter on our Services. This includes:

  • Contact and demographic information when you complete forms or petitions on our Services or create an account.

  • Email address or phone number when you sign up to receive email or text message updates or request information.

  • Any information or data you provide by interacting in our online forums and chatrooms, or by commenting on content posted on our Services. Please note that these comments are also visible to other users of the Services.

  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and any information you provided.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you interact with the Services, we collect certain information about your use of the Services automatically.  This includes:

 

  • Details of your visits to our Services and information generated in the course of the use of our Services, including, but not limited to, server log files, traffic data, your location, the resources you access, and how you reached our Services.

 

  • Details about the device you use to access our Services, including, but not limited to, your IP address, operating system, browser type, device type, screen resolution, and device ID.

 

  • Information that you make available to us on a social media platform (such as by clicking on a social media icon linked from our Services), including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.

 

Other companies may collect usage information on our behalf. Specifically, through the use of cookies or other tracking technologies, helps us analyze how users interact with and use our website, compiles reports on website activity, and provides other services related to our website activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your location, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website. You can learn more about Google’s partner services and how to opt out of Google’s analytics tracking on Google’s Privacy and Terms website.

 

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the Services may not be available, work, or work as designed. You may also be able to opt out of or block tracking by interacting directly with the other companies who conduct tracking through our Services. To learn more about cookies and how you can disable them, you can visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. 

 

Your browser or device may include “Do Not Track” functionality.  We do not honor Do Not Track signals at this time.

4. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION 

 

We may use Personal the information we collect from you for the following purposes:

 

  • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as to send you updates by email. You can find out how to unsubscribe from certain emails in  the “Choices and Access” section below.

 

  • To communicate with you about Broadband Equity for All, including by sending you campaign or marketing-related emails or other advertising or marketing. For information about how to unsubscribe from campaign-related telephone contacts, please see the “Choices and Access” section below.

 

  • To send you information regarding this Site; changes to our terms, conditions, and policies; and other administrative information.

 

  • For our own purposes, such as data analysis, enhancing our website, improving our work, identifying usage trends, and determining the effectiveness of our efforts.

 

  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including law enforcement; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

Use and Sharing of Aggregated or De-identified Data

We may use and share aggregated or de-identified data that does not personally identify you or any other user of our Services for analytics purposes, such as calculating the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code. 

5. HOW WE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

 

Your information may be disclosed

    

  • To third parties when you voluntarily provide such information to such third parties, or when you use certain services available on the website (for example, signing petitions). We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose your information to third parties or any other information on the Site.

  • To our service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, auditing services, and other similar services to enable them to provide services.

  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities, including law enforcement; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

6. SECURITY

 

We use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect your information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. 

 

If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the issue by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

 

7. CHOICES AND ACCESS

 

a. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING OUR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

 

We give you many choices regarding certain uses and disclosure of your Information. You may opt out from:

 

  • Receiving campaign or marketing-related emails from us: If you no longer want to receive campaign or marketing-related emails from us on a going-forward basis, you may email info@broadbandequityforall.org; and

 

We will comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable and in compliance with applicable law. 
 

Please note that if you opt out as described above, we will not be able to remove your information from the databases of unaffiliated third parties with which your information has already been shared (i.e., third parties to which we already provided your information prior to the date that we implement your opt out request). 

b. HOW YOU MAY ACCESS OR CHANGE YOUR INFORMATION

If you would like to review or update your information that has been previously provided to us, you may contact us at info@broadbandequityforall.org.

 

In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We are not responsible for changing information from the databases of third parties with whom we have already shared your information.

 

8. USE OF SITE BY MINORS

The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen, and we request that these individuals do not provide information or use the Services.

 

We do not knowingly, directly, or passively,  collect information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any information on these Services. If we discover that we have inadvertently collected information from anyone younger than 13, we will delete that information.

 

9. JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

 

This website is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country, or territory other than that of the United States. 

10. CONTACTING US

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@broadbandequityforall.org.

 

Please note that email communications are not always secure, so please do not include sensitive information in your messages to us.