Privacy Policy

This online platform (murphyfordelegate.com) is paid and operated by the Murphy for Delegate Committee. This privacy policy explains how personal information is collected, used, and disclosed by the Murphy for Delegate Committee with respect to your use of this online platform. We reserve the right to change the provisions of this privacy policy at any time. We will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the privacy policy the date it was last updated. We encourage you to review this privacy policy from time to time to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.

As used herein, the term "personal information" means information that specifically identifies an individual (such as a name, address, telephone number, mobile number, e-mail address, or credit card number) and information about that individual or his or her activities that is directly linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information does not include "aggregate" information, which is data we collect about the use of the online platform from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed. This privacy policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.

What information do we collect?

We collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us, such as when you create an account or a profile, make a donation, make a purchase, send us an email or sign up to receive email or text message updates, fill out a form, connect through a social feed, sign up to be a volunteer or host an event, or request information. Such information may include personal information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, phone number, and credit card information. Personal and demographic information may also be collected if you provide such information in connection with creating a profile or group, leaving comments, posting content, or participating in any interactive forums or features on the Sites. In addition, from time to time we may collect demographic, contact or other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, contests, games, promotions, and other activities on the Sites.

In addition, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) may require us to collect personal information from donors. For example, the FEC requires us to collect (and disclose) the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of all individuals as defined under the Federal Election Campaign Act. Similarly, we must abide by the rules and regulations of the Virginia Department of Elections as established under § 24.2-947.1 of Virginia code.

When you use our online platforms, some information is also automatically collected, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your operating system, the browser type, the address of a referring web site, and your activity on our website. We treat this information as personal information if we combine it with or link it to any of the identifying information mentioned above. Otherwise, it is used in the aggregate only.

We may also automatically collect certain information through the use of "cookies" or web beacons. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive at the request of a website. Among other things, cookies help us improve our online platform and your experience.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • with volunteers who are engaged by or working with us and who need access to such information to carry out their work for us
  • to report required information to the Federal Elections Commission and the Virginia Department of Elections
  • any other usage as defined and approved by the Murphy for Delegate Committee

Third parties

Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

How do we protect your information?

We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information in an effort to prevent loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. To protect the confidentiality of personal information, you must keep your password confidential and not disclose it to any other person. You are responsible for all uses of our online platform by any person using your password. Please advise us immediately if you believe your password has been misused.

We offer the use of a secure server. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Because we rely on ActBlue as our payment processor, no credit card is stored on our servers. Please refer to the ActBlue Privacy Policy for any further information in regards to monetary online transactions.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our online platform, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.