Privacy Policy

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AlGore.com is committed to protecting your privacy. We treat your privacy as we do our own. We wrote this privacy policy to let you know how we treat your personal information - and to show you all the ways we work to keep it safe and private.

While using this Web site, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information -- to join a mailing list or to participate in some other activity -- you decide the amount of information you provide.

Personal information of all users is collected, used, and disclosed as described here. Other Web sites to which AlGore.com may provide links have their own privacy policies.

Collection and Use of Personal Information
When you participate at AlGore.com, we may ask for your name, address,telephone number, email address, and other information. We use the information you provide to send you the latest news and updates from Al Gore. AlGore.com collects and uses your personal information to operate the Al Gore Web site and to deliver any services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content based upon the information AlGore.com has collected (for example, special information for users living in a particular region or state).

We do not share the information you've given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups:

Affiliated Third Parties - for example, our database administrators – for the sole purpose of helping us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by us.

Third Party Administrators, such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. The content of these emails will be from AlGore.com and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

Petitions and Surveys
For petitions and surveys you've signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information - for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the President and legislators, other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to members of Congress and to the President as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online.

Collection and Use of Children's Personal Information
AlGore.com does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site.

How Do We Protect Your Information?
Our Web site has a number of security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Computer systems have restricted access limited only to those persons and organizations necessary to the proper functioning of AlGore.com. This access applies to all electronic and physical security measures. Highly sensitive data information is additionally secured through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Use of Cookies
We may use cookies to tailor your experience on AlGore.com according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit the Web site, your browser may save a tiny piece of information on your computer. This information personalizes and improves your experience online. AlGore.com only accesses information set by AlGore.com. It is not possible and we do not attempt to access information from other Web sites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features of the AlGore.com site.

IP Addresses, Log Files, and Data Analysis
We log IP addresses which describe the location of your computer or network on the Internet. This information is helpful for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. These practices help us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Web site. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings. This practice helps us determine which mailings appeal most to AlGore.com members.

URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an id—we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser's address bar when you access the page.

Changes to this Statement
AlGore.com may occasionally update this privacy statement – especially as new features are added to this Web site. If there are material changes to this statement or in how we will use your personal information, AlGore.com will prominently note such changes prior to their implementation. We encourage you to periodically review this page to be informed of how AlGore.com is protecting your information.