Invove America

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains why we collect particular information and how we will protect your personal privacy when you visit our website at the URL (“our Site”). The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices. If you do not agree to our privacy policy, please do not provide us with information and refrain from using our Site.

In order to fully understand your rights, we encourage you to read this Privacy Policy, as well as our Terms of Use. Involve America reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time and without notice by posting changes on our Site. Unless otherwise stated, any change will be effective at the time of posting.

What Information We Collect

Involve America collects two types of information from users: contact information such as email address, location, and demographic information; and aggregate information such as information about traffic patterns on our Site.

Contact Information: Certain parts of our Site require users to give us contact information that may include name, email address, zip code, phone number, school, interests, and similar information. This is information you voluntarily give to us to submit comments/media or otherwise use parts of our Site. By submitting personal information to us, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Aggregate Information: Our Site is set up to collect and report aggregate information. Aggregate information is data we collect about the use of our Site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. Aggregate information may be provided to third parties.

Financial and Sensitive Information: We do not request or store sensitive information from our visitors, such as credit card or social security numbers. From time to time, our Site may include links to external sites which may collect, use or store this type of information; it is your responsibility to review and agree with the privacy policies and terms of use for these other sites before using them.

Internet Protocol Address: We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you access the Internet. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement through our Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve our Site.

“Cookies”: Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information are used for record-keeping purposes on many websites. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, you may not be able to use some areas of our Site.

How We Use Information

We use information collected through our Site for the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or elsewhere on our Site. For example, we may use information we collect:

  • to provide the services, products, or information you request, and to process and complete such requests and any related transactions;
  • to send you confirmations, updates, alerts, and support and administrative messages and otherwise facilitate your use of, and our administration and operation of, our Site;
  • to notify you about important changes to our Site;
  • to send you newsletters and otherwise provide you with information or services you request or that we think will be of interest to you, such as sending you information to keep you informed about various issues, events, resources, promotions, contests, products and services;
  • to help connect you with other users and to solicit volunteers, donations, and support for Involve America and for issues and organizations we support;
  • to request feedback and to otherwise contact you about your use of our Site;
  • to respond to your emails, submissions, questions, comments, and requests;
  • to monitor and analyze site usage and trendsand to increase our Site’s user friendliness;
  • to notify and contact contest winners; and,
  • for any other purpose for which the information was collected.

Information Sharing

It is our policy not to share the information we collect through our Site with third parties, except as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed on our Site. For example, we may share information:

  • with our vendors, list or database processing services, consultants, and other service providers or volunteers who work with us;
  • with organizations, groups or causes that we believe have similar viewpoints, principles or objectives;
  • when you give us your consent to do so, including if we notify you on our Site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information;
  • when we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
  • when we believe in good faith that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to respond to claims or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Involve America, our employees, our volunteers, copyright owners, third parties or the public, including without limitation to protect such parties from fraudulent, abusive, inappropriate, or unlawful activity or use of our Site; and,
  • to enforce or apply this Privacy Policy, our Terms of Use, or our other policies or agreements.

We are not responsible for the actions of any vendors, service providers or other third parties, which may further transfer information to other organizations or service providers, nor are we responsible for any additional information you provide directly to any third parties, and we encourage you to become familiar with their privacy practices before disclosing information directly to any such parties. Nothing in this Policy restricts the sharing of aggregate information, or information from which personal information has been rendered anonymous, both of which may be shared with third parties without your consent.


All information provided to Involve America is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. We also protect your information by placing it on a secure portion of our Site that is only accessible by certain qualified employees of Involve America. Unfortunately, however, no Internet activity is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information.

Interactive Features

When you use our Site, information and content you post in interactive areas of our Site, as well as any information you share with individuals through our Site or share through social network sites, will be available to other users and, in some cases, may be publicly available and available to third parties. Involve America is not responsible for the actions of any third parties with whom you share personal information.

Decision to Opt Out

You may“opt out” of receiving communications from us by following the instructions in those communications. Please note that we may still send you other types of emails, such as emails about your use of our Site, or use information as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, even if you opt out of receiving communications from us.

External Websites

Our Site contains links to other websites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which Involve America has no responsibility. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on all such sites as their policies may differ from ours.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us by sending an email to:

Last Revised: August 15, 2011.