How We Use Your Information
When you register, contribute, sign up to receive information or participate in events or activities, or take any other action on our Site, we may ask you to give us contact information, including your name, address, telephone number, mobile telephone number and/or e-mail address. We may obtain information about you from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect through this Site.
We use this information to operate this Site, send you news and information about Chicago 2024’s activities, solicit your participation in and support of Chicago 2024 activities, events, and programs, comply with our obligation to file public disclosure reports identifying contributors and their contributions (see Contributions to Chicago 2024, below) and for related uses. We use your e-mail address to send such information by e-mail, and may use your telephone number to call you or send you a text message or phone call for these purposes.
- To companies that assist us in maintaining this Site or with Chicago 2024 activities, but only for purposes of providing services to Chicago 2024 and with the strict requirement that any such company will never itself have the right to contact you for any reason;
- To comply with applicable law or legal requirements (for example, a lawful subpoena), to protect our rights or property, or to protect our supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct, or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records;
- To other nonprofit organizations involved in promoting economic development in the Chicago area, but only for noncommercial purposes.
Submitting your personal information (including e-mail address) on this page will sign you up to receive e-mails from Chicago 2024. We may also use your first name to indicate the latest actions taken on this site.
Chicago 2024 does not collect or maintain the names of, or any information about, any individual who is not a resident of the United States. If you are not currently a resident of the United States, present in the United States, please do not provide your name or any identifying information through the Site.
Chicago 2024 complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. Chicago 2024 does not solicit and does not accept personally identifying information from any person under 13 years of age.
Visitors to this Site who are under 13 years of age should not use this Site except under the supervision and with the assistance of their parent or legal guardian, and should never submit any personally-identifying information to the Site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not register, purchase or use services or take any actions on or through this Site.
Credit Card Information; Protection of Personal Information
You may also make a donation directly to Chicago 2024. When you make a donation directly to Chicago 2024 through this Site, we will collect credit card information from you. That information is used solely by a third-party payment processor for processing your contribution; is not maintained by Chicago 2024; and is never disclosed to anyone, for any other purpose other than for processing your contribution, under any circumstances.
Contributions to Chicago 2024 are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
Chicago 2024 uses industry standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of all of the personally identifiable information that you provide to us. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. All supplied credit card information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment processing provider’s database.
Permission to access your personally identifiable information is granted only to you and Chicago 2024 employees or contractors who need to know that information to provide services to you and who are required to keep the information confidential. Although we make good faith efforts to store information collected by this Site in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.
Contributions to Chicago 2024 – Public Information
If Chicago is selected as the site of the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Chicago 2024 may be required to file regular disclosure reports with the Federal Election Commission, beginning 60 days after the last day of the Convention, that publicly disclose the name, address, occupation and employer of persons who contributed over $200 to Chicago 2024 in a calendar year, along with the amount and date of the contribution. Accordingly, if you contribute to Chicago 2024, you should expect your contribution to be publicly disclosed.
Cookies and Data Tracking
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Some parts of this Site may be password-protected. We may use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to help us remember and process items that you purchase through this Site; and/or to compile aggregate data about visitors to the Site and their interaction with the Site for the purposes of improving the operation of the Site and/or offering better Site experiences and tools in the future.
We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to Chicago 2024 supporters.
We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other Sites on the internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt out page.
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California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
Chicago 2024 complies with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. As part of that Act, all registered users of our Site may make any changes to their information at any time by logging into their Control Panel and going to the “Edit Profile” page. Changes to billing and/or credit card information must be made through Chicago 2024 staff and may be initiated by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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