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. 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.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Election-America, Inc. commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. EU individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Election-America, Inc. at:
Election-America, Inc. has further committed to cooperate with the panel established by the EU data protection authorities (DPAs) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU.
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
Chris Backert, CEO
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.
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.
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