Privacy Policy

Effective as of November 2, 2017.

ALDEA—The People’s Justice Center (ALDEA PJC) places a high priority on protecting your privacy. This privacy policy was created in order to demonstrate ALDEA PJC’s firm commitment to the privacy of our volunteers and website users. In order to advance our advocacy and outreach programs, and to provide you with a better experience while you are on the ALDEA PJC websites, we do allow some tracking to take place. This policy explains what types of information is collected by ALDEA PJC’s websites and how such information is used.

Passively Collected Data

Like most websites, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser when you visit ALDEA PJC. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL. We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site.  On occasion we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability and security of our site.

Voluntarily Submitted Data

Certain pages on the ALDEA PJC site may invite you to share personally identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number.  Sharing that information will allow you to make a donation, join our email list, sign a petition, or participate in other similar online activities.

We may use that voluntarily submitted data to:

  • Fulfill your orders or transactions.
  • Contact you about other ALDEA PJC activities or news, or about opportunities to support ALDEA PJC.
  • In the case of petitions, display your first name, last initial, city, and state on petition forms that you sign.
  • In the case of blog comments, post your comment and, if given, your name.
  • Deliver content to you on platforms such as social media, other websites, search results pages and mobile apps.

When we give you an opportunity to voluntarily submit information about yourself, we may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data with other parties such as coalition partners or specific legislators. We will not share your data with such parties unless you have indicated that you permit us to do so.

We sometimes allow other nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations to contact our members, or to contact other individuals who have chosen to share their information with us. Working with other organizations in this way, either on a rental basis or in an exchange, is critical to maintaining a strong membership base by allowing us to lower costs while reaching the widest possible audience. In order to protect your privacy, we do this through secure arrangements in which the external organization does not directly receive information about you. All such communications are done on a one-time use basis and are carried out by a third-party vendor, which keeps your information confidential.  The external organization learns information about you only if you choose to respond to that third-party communication. If you don’t wish us to make information about you available for this type of communication, please let us know by submitting a request to opt out to privacy@aldeapjc.org.  We will be sure to honor your request.

If you sign up for our email list, we may collect data by using an embedded image to track whether you open our email and by using a URL that enables us to identify that you have taken an action, such as clicking a link in an email or signing an online petition. This allows us to build a more effective advocacy program, to inform you about the ALDEA PJC issues you care about most, and to make it simpler for you to sign petitions and fill out surveys.

How We Work With Third-Party Vendors

We work with a variety of vendors who help us process data, facilitate the operation of the ALDEA PJC site and deliver messages to you on other platforms.  For example, outside vendors may help us analyze traffic on our site, process credit card transactions, or facilitate activities such as the collection and delivery of petition signatures.  To the extent that any vendor has access to personally identifiable data about you, by virtue of the fact that it participates in the operation of the ALDEA PJC site, we require that vendor to promise that it will keep that data confidential and use it only for the purpose of carrying out the functions we have engaged it to perform (with a limited exception for certain aggregated data, as described immediately below).  That is true both as to passively collected data and as to voluntarily submitted data, and also as to data from any cookie or other tracking device.

In some instances, we may agree to allow a vendor to take aggregated and anonymized data about activity on the ALDEA PJC site, and use that data for other purposes such as improvement of the vendor’s products or benchmarking for the vendor’s other clients.  But we won’t agree to that unless we believe, in each instance, that the data won’t be recombined with other information to create any record about you as an identifiable individual.

Cookies

 ALDEA PJC uses “cookie” messages to automatically help provide better services. They remind us who you are and your preferences for our website based on what you’ve done and told us before. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. Cookies let us take you to the information and features you’re particularly interested in. They also let us track your usage of our websites, so we know which parts of our sites are most popular. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.

External Links

ALDEA PJC websites include links to external websites. These links do not fall under ALDEA PJC’s domains, and ALDEA PJC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. Your use of any linked website is solely at your own risk.

Furthermore, our site is connected in a variety of ways to content residing on other platforms.  We provide links to content on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and to content on other sites, such as articles posted on the sites of news organizations.  Our site also features embedded media, such as videos, that are hosted on other platforms (such as YouTube) but viewable directly through the buttons we provide.  When you click on links or buttons for any of these types of external content, the providers of that content may place their own cookies on your computer, access existing cookies that were set when you previously visited other websites, or otherwise gather information about you as you access their content.

To learn about how those content hosts treat the data they collect through cookies and otherwise, see their respective online privacy policies and other posted guidance.

Modifications

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time; please review it periodically. We maintain the option to modify this privacy at any time by electronic notice posted on our website. Your continued use of our website after the date that such notices are posted will be deemed to be your agreement to the changed terms.

Procedure for Updating Your Personal Information or Preferences

If you wish to withdraw or change personal information you shared with us previously or adjust personal preferences — such as your preferences regarding email lists — you may contact us to update our records. You have the following options to do this:

  • Click on the link in the footer of any email you receive from ALDEA PJC and use our preference center
  • Send e-mail to: privacy@aldeapjc.org
  • Send mail to our address: ALDEA PJC, 532 Walnut St., Reading, PA 19601

To send us any other feedback, please contact: info@aldeapjc.org

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