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Election-America Privacy Policy

Election-America (E-A) is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers, their members, and their data. Election-America will never sell, trade, or rent your personal information. 

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

E-A is committed to the principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. We certify that participate in and are in compliance with the framework. We are committed to subjecting all personal data received from European Union (EU) member countries, in reliance on the Privacy Shield Framework, to the Framework’s applicable Principles. To learn more about the Privacy Shield Framework, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield List at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

E-A is responsible for the processing of personal data it receives, under the Privacy Shield Framework, and subsequently transfers to a third party acting as an agent on its behalf. We comply with the Privacy Shield Principles for all onward transfers of personal data from the EU, including the onward transfer liability provisions.

With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, we are subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission [AND/OR the U.S. Department of Transportation]. In certain situations, we may be required to disclose personal data in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. No collected data will be collected or shared without the expressed consent of the user. Customer data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework, will exclusively be used in the execution and management of elections, nominations, surveys, and awards. Customer data shared with third-parties will be done only with the express consent of those customers.

Under certain conditions, more fully described on the Privacy Shield website at https://www.privacyshield.gov/article?id=How-to-Submit-a-Complaint, you may invoke binding arbitration when other dispute resolution procedures have been exhausted.

Safe Harbor

Election-America, Inc. (a United State corporation) previously complied with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries and Switzerland.  With the updated requirements of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, E-A is required to withdraw from the Safe Harbor program

Inquiries and complaints

In compliance with theEU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles, E-A commits to resolve complaints about your privacy and our collection or use of your personal information. Inquiries, complaints, access requests, and any other issues concerning your our compliance with the Privacy Shield Framework, or regarding this privacy policy should first contact E-A at:
help@election-america.com
866-514-2995
Chris Backert, CEO

Scope

This  Privacy Policy (the "Policy") applies to all personal information received from consumers by E-A in the United States from the European Economic Area and from Switzerland, in any format including electronic, paper or verbal. Adherence by E-A to these EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Principles may be limited (a) to the extent required or permitted by law or legal process, such as to respond to or investigate a legal or ethical obligation or request or pursuant to court orders, subpoenas, interrogatories or similar directive carrying the force of law; and (b) to the extent expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.

Definitions

For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:

"E-A" means Election-America, Inc., its successors, any subsidiaries, divisions and groups in the United States.

"Agent" means any third party that collects or uses personal information under the instructions of, and solely for, E-A or to which E-A discloses personal information for use on E-A's behalf.

Agents and service providers

E-A works with several companies to help us deliver our services to you on our behalf. These companies provide services such as offering customer support, materials production, and sending emails on our behalf. In some cases, these companies will have access to some of your personal information in order to provide services to you on our behalf. They are not permitted to use your information for their own purposes. E-A will always secure client consent prior to granting access to such information.

Privacy principles

The privacy principles in this Policy are based on the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Security & Data Integrity

E-A uses reasonable physical, electronic, and administrative safeguards to protect your personal information from loss; misuse; or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. E-A will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete, and current. We will only collect and store personal information that is relevant to fulfill the purpose of the request and will retain such information no longer than appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the request.

Changes or updates

This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Contact information

Election-America, Inc.
1775 I St NW #1150, Washington, DC 20006
www.Election-America.com
(202) 360-4420

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