1. INTRODUCTION, AGREEMENT AND PARTIES. Verafirma, Inc. and
Verafirma (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Verafirma”, “us,” or “we”)
“policy”) is an agreement between Verafirma and you, as the user of the www.verafirma.com website (“you”, “User”). This
agreement tells you when this policy is effective, what information we collect
from you, how we might use it, how you can review or change the personal
information you provided to us, how we may change this policy, and the steps we
take to ensure that your personal information is protected.
All activities in which you may engage on this website are voluntary. You are
not required to provide any personal information to us unless you choose to
access features on this site which require the information. If you do not agree
should immediately exit this website and discontinue using the site. If you do
expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of this policy. By
using the www.verafirma.com website, you signify that you agree to the terms of
except with respect to any of its provisions that are changed in the future, in
which case the changes will become effective on the date they are posted on the
website or we otherwise notify you of the changes. We reserve the right to
deletions will be effective immediately on their posting to this site. You
should check this policy periodically as its terms may change from time to
time. Your continued use of the site after we post any such modifications will
constitute your acknowledgment of the modified policy and your agreement to
abide and be bound by the modified policy. We will also revise the “last
changes to it.
4. POLICY APPLICABLE TO ONLINE ACTIVITIES ONLY;
the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond Verafirma’s control, and
is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental
from you in any place other than this website.
5. PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT: TYPES OF
INFORMATION COLLECTED. We may ask you for certain information referred to on
this site as “personal information,” which includes information that pertains
to your identity. Such information may include, but is not limited to, items
such as your name, address, date of birth, age, gender, e-mail address,
telephone number, or credit card or debit card number. We collect this information for the sole purpose of creating, filling out, and submitting initiative petitions and other types of petitions to state and local governments. If you do not provide the requested personal information,
you may not be able to access or use the features of the site where such
information is requested.
6. GENERAL INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT: TYPES OF
INFORMATION COLLECTED. There may be other instances in which we collect
information from you that are more general in nature (“general information”).
Such information may include your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which enables
us to identify your computer or device on a Transmission Control
Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network, which includes the World Wide Web.
Your computer has an IP address, which is required in order for you to
communicate with others via the Internet. Such general information, including
the click stream data and cookies, as mentioned below, may be collected from
you whenever you access the site, whether or not you provide us with any
Stream Data. When you visit our website we may also collect “click stream data”
(server address, domain name). This information can be combined with
information you have provided to us which will
enable us to analyze and better customize your visits, as well as help us fight fraud and maintain a trusted service. We may use click stream
data for traffic analysis or e-commerce analysis of our website, to determine
which features of our site are most or least effective or useful to you.
b. Cookies. We
7. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU; USE OF GENERAL INFORMATION.
We will not use the personal information you provide and any general
information we receive from you for any reason except the following:
c. We will deliver your signed petition to both the sponsoring campaign and the appropriate governmental agency (state or local agency depending on state requirements). Your signed petition contains all of the personal information you provided to us, except your email address.
d. Use of your email: We will use your email address only to send you
a copy of your signed petition, to notify you of the progress of the petition campaign for which you signed, or to notify you of any problems or issues with your signed petition. Once a petition campaign is over, we will not use your email address for any other purpose, and it will be purged from our database and datastore.
e. To analyze
visits to the website and learn about the interests of our visitors in aggregate.
8. PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AND GENERAL
Measures. In order to protect both the personal information and the general
information that we receive from you through our website, we have implemented
various security measures which you can read at http://www.verafirma/security.htm .
g. Risk of
Interception. Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal
information online there is a risk that third parties may intercept and use
that information. While Verafirma strives to protect your personal information
and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose
online. By using this site, you expressly acknowledge and agree that we do not
guarantee the security of any data provided to or received by us through this
site and that any personal information, general information, or other data or
information received from you through the site is provided to us at your own
risk, which you expressly assume.
9. NO USE OF THIS SITE BY PERSONS UNDER 18 PERMITTED
h. Verafirma intends only persons who are 18 years or older and registered to vote in the state in which they reside to use this
Concerning Children. PLEASE NOTE: We are a general audience site, and do not
direct any of our content specifically at children under 13 years of age. We
understand and are committed to respecting the sensitive nature of children’s
Information With Persons or Entities Who Manage This Website. Verafirma’s
global and local websites and the personal information and general information
collected are managed and controlled by Verafirma’s Chief Security & Privacy
Administrators with high security located in California,
The servers that make Verafirma’s global and local websites available are
located in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
If you are located outside Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.,
please note that the information you provide will be transferred to Verafirma’s
Chief Administrator, and by submitting the information you authorize this
transfer.The Chief Administrator has entered into an agreement with the hosting
company in Dallas, Texas to provide safeguards for the
protection of your data that are consistent with this policy.
Information to Third Parties. WHO MAY HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION. Verafirma will not disclose your information to any third party EXCEPT the sponsoring campaign and any state or local governmental agency that requires the signed petition. We provide some of our services through
contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and
other third parties (collectively, “service partners”). Our service partners
may use your personal information to operate our sites and to deliver their
services. For example, in the course of signing a petition, you may be asked to enter your mobile telephone number so that an SMS message linking you to our signature service may be activated. In such a case, we use an outside SMS provider to whom we pass your telephone number. These parties will only use your data for the purpose of
carrying out the work as agreed with us and will be required to keep the
information confidential. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and
post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by our
service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners
and is not subject to our control.
RELEASE OF INFORMATION. Verafirma will release personal or general information
without your consent for security purposes, when required by law, or to prevent
imminent harm to any person or entity. We will disclose personal or general
information upon receipt of a court order or subpoena, or to cooperate with a
law enforcement investigation, which may include responding to requests and
court orders from jurisdictions outside the United States. We fully cooperate
with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our services for
illegal activities. SIGNING A PETITION WITH A FALSE NAME OR UNDER FALSE PRETENSES IS AN ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies
any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, as determined in
our sole discretion. Release of your personal data for security purposes, as
described in this agreement to any person or entity under any circumstances
shall be based on a determination made solely by us, exercising our own
discretion, permission for which is expressly granted by you to us in
accordance with this policy.
m. Links to
Third Parties. PURPOSE OF LINKS. For your convenience and to improve the usage
of the website we may insert links to third parties on this site. This privacy
policy does not apply to such third party websites. These links take you
outside our service and off Verafirma’s site and are beyond our control. The sites those links can take you to have their own
site, Verafirma is not liable for the content and activities of those sites.
Your visits and access to such websites is at your own risk. Please note that
those other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit
COLLECTION. COOKIES. A cookie is a small string of information that the website
you visit transfers to your computer for identification purposes. Cookies can
be used to follow your activity on the website and that information helps us to
understand your preferences and improve your website experience. You can turn off all cookies, in case you
prefer not to receive them. You can also have your computer warn you whenever
cookies are being used. For both options you have to adjust your browser
settings (such as Mozilla, Firefox, or Internet Explorer). There are also
software products available that can manage cookies for you. Please be aware,
however, that when you choose to reject cookies, this choice may limit the
functionality of the website you visit and you may lose access to some of its
OR MODIFYING PERSONAL INFORMATION; CHANGING YOUR INFORMATION. Verafirma does not store or keep your personal information for more than 90 days past the campaign for which you submitted a petition. Verafirma does not keep copies of signed petitions past 90 days from the end of a campaign.
OR COMMENTS; CONTACT INFORMATION. If you have any questions or comments