Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Otto campaign makes every effort to ensure the privacy and security of the information you share with us online. In addition, we urge you to take steps to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as safeguarding your passwords and logging off of the website after submitting personal information. If you have broadband access to the Internet, it is strongly advised that you use a firewall.

Our privacy policy explains the information practices we use at rebeccaotto.com related to:

Our site links to a limited number of other websites. Rebecca Otto for Minnesota is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for each website you visit. Rebecca Otto for Minnesota will occasionally update this privacy policy as changes to the site necessitate it. We encourage you to periodically review this policy to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

How do we protect your information?

Our website has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our campaign's computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to its proper functioning. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data including credit card information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment. Our contribution forms are served from secure servers and connections at thedatabank.com.

How do we use the information you provide?

On registration, sign-up and contribution forms on rebeccaotto.com we may ask for your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as employer name and occupation.

We will use your email address to provide you news and information about Rebecca Otto for Minnesota. We may also use your zip code to send you email messages about upcoming campaign events or activities in your area.

We may also use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for contributions. When you register or sign-up online, we may in rare circumstances share your contact information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may contact you. When you make a contribution to us, we may also in rare circumstances exchange your contributor information with successor organizations and other like-minded Democratic candidates and organizations, and they may solicit you (see below for additional information regarding your contributor information). However, we will not sell or exchange your credit card information to any other third party under any circumstances, and we will destroy any credit card information you provide us over the telephone or in written form as soon as we have processed the transaction.

When you contribute money online

We are required by state law to collect and report to the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle. These records are available to the public. However, they cannot be used by other organizations for fundraising. For additional information, visit the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board website at www.cfboard.state.mn.us. We also make a note of your telephone number and email address, which helps us to contact you quickly if follow-up on your contribution is necessary under state election law.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer by rebeccaotto.com. We use cookies to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit rebeccaotto.com, we only access the cookie file that we have stored on your computer. We cannot and do not access any information stored in a cookie by other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

IP Addresses and Log File Data

We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. We use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) or other first-party identifiers, and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together. Google Analytics is used by over 75% of top web sites. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files. Visitors can nevertheless opt out of their data being used by Google Analytics with the opt-out browser add-on for the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). currently available for the web.

Information on Children

Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.

Parents with questions may e-mail us here.

Use of Photos and Videos

Rebecca Otto for Minnesota regularly takes photographs and video of campaign events. Unless a participant or attendee requests otherwise, his/her attendance at, or participation in, an event with the the Campaign or the Candidate is considered a release to use images obtained during that event for any lawful purpose, including on the Campaign's website or in other promotional materials. For the purposes of this policy, “images” includes any still, digital, video, and photographic images, recordings, or drawings, which may include sound or other audio clips.

The Campaign does not require specific permission from any or all individuals appearing in photographs or video of the audience at an event where specific individuals are not easily identifiable. Your attendance or participation is considered a release to use said images for any lawful purpose. The Campaign reserves the right to use or not to use images of this type, in its sole discretion, without seeking any further permission.

In the event that an image of a child is used, we will not disclose the child's name, age, location, or other "directory information" without specific written and verifiable consent by the child's parent(s) or guardian(s).

All images, both solicited and unsolicited, which are submitted to the Campaign become the exclusive property of the Campaign. You understand that you will not receive compensation or other consideration for any images. You agree that you will not assert any claim against the Campaign, its successor entities or other parties who use such images, and you relieve the Campaign of liability for its use of the image(s).

By submitting images, you guarantee that you have obtained the permission of all persons contained in the image(s), and that it was taken lawfully. You further understand that images of minors must follow the guidelines listed above. The Campaign reserves the right to edit and use any images as it sees fit including but not limited to advertising or other communications in any media, edited or unedited. You waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic use of the images on the part of the Committee.

If you object to an image of you (or your child) from appearing in photographs or video of Campaign events, please notify the Campaign in writing at:

Rebecca Otto for Minnesota
12697 N 177th St
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Unsubscribing from Email Communications

If you wish to unsubscribe from our communications, please email us here. We will regularly process these requests. To comply with state election law, however, our contributor records will be continuously maintained in a separate secure database.

Contacting us about Privacy

Rebecca Otto for Minnesota
12697 N 177th St
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, corrections to the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us here.