Effective as of June 25, 2020

The All Care Everywhere site is www.AllCareEverywhere.org, and includes all web pages whose domain name contains www.AllCareEverywhere.org, www.AllCareEverywhere.com, or www.AllCareEverywhere.net. All Care Everywhere is a campaign of the National Health Law Program and the ACLU Foundations of California, which is a collaboration of the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, and the ACLU Foundation of Southern California. This is not the online privacy statement for the National Health Law Program, the ACLU Foundation of Northern California, the ACLU Foundation of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, or any of their affiliate organizations. Neither is it the online privacy statement for other websites (e.g. blogs or social networking sites) where All Care Everywhere has a presence, such as the All Care Everywhere page on Facebook. In all of those cases, site-specific privacy terms apply, and are posted accordingly.

 

Privacy and the Internet

The Internet, generally speaking, is not currently a private place. As you visit websites, use search engines, and conduct business on the Internet, many different companies and organizations are gathering information about your online behavior by tracking your searches, visits, and transactions, and then by matching that data with other information about you. There are some things you can do to prevent your information from being collected. We encourage you to read the ACLU’s Easy Steps Everyone Can Take to Protect Their Digital Privacy to help protect your privacy online.

The All Care Everywhere campaign takes many steps to protect your privacy when you visit the All Care Everywhere website. In order to advance our advocacy and outreach, and to provide you with a better experience while you are on the All Care Everywhere site, we do allow some tracking to take place. How and when we do so is explained below.

 

Our Collection and Use of Information About You

Passively Collected Data

Like most websites, we may automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser when you visit www.AllCareEverywhere.org, www.AllCareEverywhere.com, and www.AllCareEverywhere.net. The information that we collect with these automated methods may include your IP address, cookie information, browser type, system type, and the referring URL.

We use this type of information to measure and improve the performance of our site. On occasion we also access this type of information to investigate or maintain the stability and security of our site.


Voluntarily Submitted Data

Certain pages on the All Care Everywhere site may invite you to opt-in and share personally identifying information, such as your name, address, email address, or telephone number. Sharing that information will allow you to join our email list, sign a petition, take a quiz, or participate in other similar online activities. We may use that voluntarily submitted data to:

  • Follow up on a story that you submit to the All Care Everywhere campaign;
  • Contact you about other All Care Everywhere activities or news, or about opportunities to support the All Care Everywhere campaign;
  • In the case of petitions, we may display on our website your first name, last initial, city and state, and deliver your first and last name, city and state, zip code, or congressional district to the advocacy target. Where required for federal agencies to accept public comments, we may also submit your email address and other required information;
  • Deliver content to you on platforms such as social media, other websites, search results pages.


When We May Share Your Information With Other Organizations

When we give you an opportunity to voluntarily submit information about yourself, we may give you the option of indicating that you permit us to share that data with other parties such as the ACLU Foundations of California, the National Health Law Program, other coalition partners, or specific legislators. We will not share your data with such parties unless you have indicated that you permit us to do so.

 

Our Email List

If you sign up for our email list, we may collect data by using an embedded image to track whether you open our email and by using a URL that enables us to identify that you have taken an action, such as clicking a link in an email or signing an online petition.

This allows us to build a more effective advocacy program, to inform you about issues you care about most, and to make it simpler for you to sign petitions and fill out surveys.

How We Work with Third-Party Vendors We work with a variety of vendors who help us process data, facilitate the operation of the All Care Everywhere site, and deliver messages to you on other platforms. We also use common software applications to help us analyze traffic on our site or facilitate activities such as the collection and delivery of petition signatures. To the extent that any vendor has access to personally identifiable data about you, by virtue of the fact that it participates in the operation of the All Care Everywhere site, we require that vendor to promise that it will keep that data confidential and use it only for the purpose of carrying out the functions we have engaged it to perform. To the extent that any software provider, company, or application has access to personally identifiable data about you, by virtue of the fact that it participates in the operation of the All Care Everywhere site, we have screened those providers, companies, and applications to ensure that their data handling practices meet the highest standards of privacy and security.

Our Use of Cookies

We use cookies to improve website performance, to remember user preferences and settings, and to collect analytic data. By “cookies” we mean small text files placed on to your computer by websites you visit. “Cookies” may also refer to local storage, which is a mechanism similar to cookies where the information is stored within your web browser. In some instances we place these cookies ourselves. In other instances, we allow outside service providers to place these cookies, but only if those providers agree to the terms described above under “How We Work with Third-Party Vendors.” We use cookies as follows:

Website Performance

Website performance cookies allow us to make the website easier and more pleasant to use.

Analytics

We use analytics tools that place cookies, in order to give us a better understanding of how people engage with our website. That in turn allows us to gauge the current performance of Website features, and to develop better content. Analytics cookies provide us with information like: How many individual visitors we have; How many visitors are new or returning; How often visitors come to the website; What content they’ve visited; and How visitors interact with particular pages or content.

How Certain Content Hosts May Place Cookies and Gather Information About You

Our site is connected in a variety of ways to content residing on other platforms. We provide links to content on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, and to content on other sites, such as articles posted on the sites of news organizations. Our site also features embedded media, such as videos, that are hosted on other platforms (such as YouTube) but viewable directly through the buttons we provide. When you click on links or buttons for any of these types of external content, the providers of that content may place their own cookies on your computer, access existing cookies that were set when you previously visited other websites, or otherwise gather information about you as you access their content. To learn about how those content hosts treat the data they collect through cookies and otherwise, see their respective online privacy policies and other posted guidance. To learn how you can minimize the information about you collected by these types of content hosts, please see the ACLU’s Easy Steps Everyone Can Take to Protect Their Digital Privacy.  

Security Measures and Data Transmission

We have taken physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard the information we collect. We work to ensure data accuracy and protect against unauthorized access to, and improper use of, information we collect online. Information that can be readily linked to you personally, such as your name and address, is stored on secure servers and is not publicly accessible (unless, as discussed above, you have chosen to have us disclose information about you when you have signed a petition or submitted a story).

Procedure When We Update This Statement

Our privacy statement may change from time to time. We will post privacy statement changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice on our website. We will also keep prior versions of the Online Privacy Statement available for your review in this section. Revisions:
  • June 25, 2020 – Privacy Statement published

Procedure for Updating Your Personal Information or Preferences

If you wish to withdraw or change personal information you shared with us previously, you may contact us to update our records. You have the following options to do this: To send us any other feedback, please email us at [email protected] or visit our Contact page.