Capitol Communicator values the privacy of our visitors and our members and takes steps to protect their privacy. By visiting Capitol Communicator’s primary website or related websites that Capitol Communicator controls or operates (collectively “Capitol Communicator Sites”), or using any of our services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site.

What this Privacy Policy Covers
This Privacy Policy covers Capitol Communicator’s treatment of information that Capitol Communicator gathers when you access and utilize Capitol Communicator Sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use of your Personal Information by third parties that Capitol Communicator does not own or control, or to individuals that Capitol Communicator does not control or manage.

Types of Information Collected
In order to better provide you with our numerous services, we collect two types of information about our users: Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information. Our primary goal in collecting information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience while using our site.

Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that lets us know the specifics of who you are. When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering for a membership, ordering a product or service, submitting content and/or posting content in discussion forums or other public areas, entering a contest or sweepstakes, filling out a survey, or sending us feedback, we may ask you to provide certain personal information. This information will be provided by you as you fill out and submit an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in any activity that necessitates the submission of Personally Identifiable Information. If, however, you do elect to engage in these activities, we may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), email address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products or services on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number. Depending upon the activity, some of the information we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information: This refers to information that does not by itself identify a specific individual. We gather certain information about you based upon where you visit on our site in several ways. This information is compiled and analyzed on both a personal and an aggregated basis. This information may include the Web site’s Uniform Resource Locator (“URL”) from whence you recently arrived, which URL you next go to, the browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. A URL is the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web. An IP address is an identifier for a computer or device on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (“TCP/IP”) network, such as the World Wide Web. Networks like the Web use the TCP/IP protocol to route information based on the IP address of the destination. In other words, an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the web, allowing web servers to locate and identify your computer. Computers require IP addresses in order for users to communicate on the Internet.

Except as otherwise discussed in this Privacy Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other sites accessible through our site have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties. Additionally, other companies which place advertising on our site may collect information about you when you view or click on their advertising through the use of cookies. We cannot control this collection of information. You should contact these advertisers directly if you have any questions about their use of the information that they collect.

Links to Other Sites
Capitol Communicator sites may contain links to blogs and other websites that are not owned or controlled by Capitol Communicator. We are not responsible for the privacy policies of such other sites.

Information Collection & Use
Capitol Communicator is the sole owner of information collected on Capitol Communicator sites. We do not share or sell your information with anyone without your authorization or consent in ways different from what is disclosed in this Privacy Policy.

We do not collect any Personally Identifiable Information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us. You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information to us when you (a) register for our services and register your email address with us; (b) enter sweepstakes or contests sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) sign up for special offers from selected third parties; (d) send email messages, submit forms or transmit other information by telephone or letter; or (e) submit your credit card or other payment information when ordering and purchasing products and services on our site. We may also collect information from you at other points on our site that state that such information is being collected.

In addition, we may also collect, or our third party ad server and/or content server may collect, certain Non-Personally Identifiable Information. This information is ultimately stored in the form of store categories, and, in some cases, specific URLs. We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our servers, software, to administer our site and to gather demographic information. Our third party ad servers will also provide us with summary, but not individual, reports that will tell us how many ads were presented and clicked upon at out site.

We will primarily use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide our services to you, as required by our agreements with you. We will also use Personally Identifiable Information to enhance the operation of our site, fill orders, improve our marketing and promotional efforts, statistically analyze site use, improve our product and service offerings, and customize our site’s content, layout, and services. We may use Personally Identifiable Information to deliver information to you and to contact you regarding administrative notices. We may also use Personally Identifiable Information to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our agreements with you, including our Site Terms of Use, Subscription Terms and Conditions, and this Privacy Policy.

Privacy of Minors
We do not collect or maintain information on Capitol Communicator sites from those people we actually know are under 13 years old, and no part of any Capitol Communicator site is structured to attract anyone under 13 years old.

Capitol Communicator Partnerships
Capitol Communicator works with a number of professional organizations and companies to disseminate information that may be relevant to their members and others. As such, they may share email information with Capitol Communicator. This email address will only be used to send a Call for News announcement or link to the Capitol Communicator sites. Unsubscribe instructions accompany each email.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
Be assured that we do not sell, trade, or rent your Personally Identifiable Information to others. We do provide some of our services through contractual arrangements with affiliates, services providers, partners and other third parties. We and our service partners use your Personally Identifiable Information to operate our sites and to deliver their services. For example, we must release your credit card information to the card-issuing bank to confirm payment for products and services purchased on this site; release your address information to the delivery service to deliver products that you ordered; and provide order information to third parties that help us provide customer service. The use of your Personally Identifiable Information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.

Occasionally we may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide Personally Identifiable Information to the appropriate governmental authorities. We will disclose Personally Identifiable Information upon receipt of a court order, subpoena, or to cooperate with a law enforcement investigation. We reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful.

We may also provide Non-Personally Identifiable Information about our customers’ sales, traffic patterns, and related site information to third party advertisers, but these statistics do not include any Personally Identifiable Information.

Security and Confidentiality
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (b) the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this site cannot be guaranteed; and (c) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third party.

Choice/Opt-out
You may opt-out of receiving our newsletter by following the instructions included in each newsletter or by contacting us by email or postal mail.

We gather and store certain information automatically – including, but not limited to, internet protocol (IP) addresses. We use this information, which does not identify individual visitors, to analyze trends, to administer the Capitol Communicator, to track visitor movements around the Capitol Communicator Sites and to gather information about our user base as a whole. We do not link this collected data to Personal Information.

“Cookies”
Some of our advertisers may use “cookies” on Capitol Communicator Sites. We have no access or control over these “cookies”. This Privacy Policy covers the use of “cookies” by Capitol Communicator only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers. A “cookie” stays on your computer until it is deleted and you can remove them by following the directions provided in your browser’s “help” files. When you use our site we will store cookies on your computer in order to facilitate and customize your use of our site. A cookie is a small data text file, which a Web site stores on your computer’s hard drive (if your Web browser permits) that can later be retrieved to identify you to us. Our cookies store randomly assigned user identification numbers, the country where you are located, and your first name to welcome you back to our site. The cookies make your use of the site easier, make the site run more smoothly and help us to maintain a secure site. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but some parts of our site may not work properly in that case.

We may use an outside ad serving company to display banner advertisements on our site. As part of their service, they will place a separate cookie on your computer. We will not provide any third-party ad server with any of your Personally Identifiable Information or information about your purchases. We and our third party ad server will collect and use Non-Personally Identifiable. Other advertisers may also place banner ads on our site in the same manner as above, but we will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information to them.

Third-Party Advertisers and Sponsors
The advertisements appearing on Capitol Communicator are delivered by a third party. For information about our advertising and sponsor partners, please visit their websites through the link included in the presentation of the advertisements on the Capitol Communicator.

Business Transitions
In the event Capitol Communicator goes through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, your Personal Information will likely be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Capitol Communicator may continue to use your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy or, at their discretion, change the Privacy Policy. You hereby consent to Capitol Communicator sharing your Personal Information under the above circumstances. Capitol Communicator will contact you at the email address you provided at registration to communicate such transfer. We will also place a notice on the Capitol Communicator home page for 30 days after such transfer of your Personal Information.

Changes in this Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes, we will post those changes on the Capitol Communicator.com website and/or other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to alter this Privacy Policy at any time. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any suitable means including, but not limited to, issuing an email to the email address listed by any registered users and posting the revised Policy on this page. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to maintain a valid email address as a registered user, review this site and this Policy periodically and to be aware of any modifications. Your continued use of the site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by the modified Policy.

Contact Us
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy please contact us at paul.duning@capitolcommunicator.com