Privacy Policy

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to RyanforCongress.com, the official Web site of the Ryan for Congress (RFC) campaign committee.  RFC knows your right to privacy online is important. You do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information unless you choose to give us your personal information.

Should you choose to share your personal information, we would like you to know exactly how that information is used by us to provide a better user experience, and the steps we take to protect your information. This privacy policy has been created to answer any questions you may have regarding RFC data collection and protection policies.

What information is being collected at RyanforCongress.com?

The only personal information collected is information you give us: In our effort to grow our RFC grassroots community online, RFC may at times ask you to submit information – such as your name, address, phone number and email address – in an effort to provide you the information you want in a more timely manner. If you choose not to give us any information, we may not be able to provide you with the most timely information pertaining to: online events, personal appearances, TV appearances, talking points, activists alerts and other campaign related information.

How we use log files to better serve you: We use log files to assess the aggregate level of traffic to RyanforCongress.com including what pages people are visiting, and to diagnose any potential problems with the Web site. This log file does contain an “Internet Protocol” or IP address that gives us insight on the general geographic area that visitors are coming from but not information on a specific individual. We do not use log files to track a particular individual’s use of RyanforCongress.com. All users remain anonymous unless they choose to give us personally identifiable information.

Information collected when you donate: When you make a contribution to RFC, federal law requires us to use our best efforts to obtain the following information: your name, mailing address, employer, occupation, and the amount of your contribution. Federal law also requires us to report this information to the Federal Election Commission if your total contributions to RFC exceed $200 in the election cycle. Any credit card information provided is only used to immediately process your donation. RFC does not retain your credit card information once the donation is processed online.

We do not retain your messages when you forward a message to a friend: RyanforCongress.com contains numerous opportunities for a visitor to forward documents, photos, and messages to friends and family. Some features of RyanforCongress.com may allow you to store addresses for easy retrieval and reuse at a later time. This information is stored for your convenience.

We ask that children do not submit any personal information: In accordance with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) RyanforCongress.com does not knowingly collect information from children. Additionally, In accordance with (COPPA), RFC will never knowingly collect personal identifiable information from persons 13 years old or younger.
Parents with questions may [email protected]

How is the information collected at RyanforCongress.com used?

We personalize the Web site and email communications. When you offer your personal information and/or choose to participate in our volunteer efforts, we use your information to personalize and customize Web pages and emails from RyanforCongress.com to you. We also use the information to credit individuals for their actions in support of our efforts to elect Paul Ryan to the United States House of Representatives.

We will not sell your personal information. Under no circumstances will RFC sell your information to any commercial entity.

We may share your information with like-minded organizations. RFC may share information — that you voluntarily provide us — with like-minded organizations and candidates who are committed to the same conservative principles of RFC.  RFC may provide your email address or other personal information to authorized third parties required to deliver a particular service. These third parties may not use your information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for RFC.

Email Signups

Submitting your e-mail address anywhere on the site may result in your e-mail address being added to the RFC e-mail list. You may unsubscribe to RFC e-mails at any time by opting out of email subscriptions with the “unsubscribe” link included in each email.

Does RyanforCongress.com policy cover how RFC uses the personal info they collect?

Information collected by RFC is Non-Personally Identifiable (“Non-PII”) which includes IP host address, browser type, computer operation system, date and time of an ad request, and Internet Service Provider details. This information is identified using cookies, which are designed to serve users more desirable and relevant content while browsing the host site. This increases user experience, web functionality, and ultimately sorts information to increase accessibility to site visitors.

Does RyanforCongress.com policy cover data given to 3rd parties, and for what purpose?

RFC is a secure site, and employs a host of industry best practices to protect the exchange of information between site visitors and its host site. As no one method can guarantee 100% security, RFC uses multiple methods of security and protection including firewalls and encryption.
Information may be shared with unaffiliated third parties including, but not limited to, instances where the information is not personally identifiable, or if the host site feels reasonable obligation by law.

How do you modify or delete personal info, or how to opt out?

Users can choose to opt out from our cookies and sharing the Non-Personally Identifiable information described above at any time. To “opt-out,” users can visit: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html

Note: If a user accesses the host site from a different computer or browser, or if the user deletes or restricts existing cookies, he should renew his opt-out choice from the above link.

Is my information secure, and how can I manage my online information?

Protecting information you provide via RyanforCongress.com. RFC makes every effort to protect your information from the moment you begin to enter your information to when it is stored on our secure servers. RyanforCongress.com uses a secure socket layer (SSL) – with the highest level of encryption commercially available – on pages where Web site visitors register or make a secure online contribution using their credit card.

Strict security measures are in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of any and all information pertaining to RyanforCongress.com. In addition, RyanforCongress.com is run on servers located in a secure server room and locked in a rack. Staff is onsite 24 hours a day, monitoring equipment and services.

RyanforCongress.com uses a secured/encrypted server for online credit card donations. The online contribution form is in compliance with FEC regulations. RFC has put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to prevent unauthorized access.

Use of cookies and protecting your privacy: We do make use of cookies to personalize and customize your interaction with RyanforCongress.com and to provide you with the best possible online experience. A cookie is a tiny text file that is placed on your hard drive and does not contain any personal information about you. These text files cannot be used by RyanforCongress.com or anyone else to obtain any information that you do not voluntarily provide.

RyanforCongress.com links to other sites: Our site may contain links to other Web sites and servers. RFC does not bear responsibility for privacy policies or content on linked Web sites. Because RFC has no control over websites to which we provide links, you agree and acknowledge that RFC is not responsible for the availability of resources or external sites and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content provided therein.
Accordingly, you also agree and acknowledge that RFC will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, services on or through any such site or resource or goods. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on each Web site you visit.

RFC provides links to original articles written and maintained by third parties. These links are provided as a convenience and do not imply a claim of ownership in that content.

Can I opt out of campaign mailings?

How to unsubscribe from our email list: Communicating via email is one of the most powerful online tools RFC’s use. We’re sure you will find the information useful and take advantage of the opportunities to assist the RFC campaign. When registering with RyanforCongress.com, please know that you are opting to receive these emails by providing your email address. All signups for email communications and other features of our Web site are voluntary. We give you the opportunity to opt-in and we give you the power to opt-out of email communications. Should you wish to opt-out, an unsubscribe link is included in every email. If your link is not working properly, or you wish to communicate your desire to opt-out directly to us:

What Terms cover posting information on RyanforCongress.com?

RFC Web Site Terms of Use: Registering for, viewing comments on, and posting comments to the RFC blog, along with posting videos or other information on the RFC Web site, requires compliance with our Terms of Service.

How do I contact Ryan for Congress?

Contact information for Ryan for Congress: If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact RFC by mail or by phone using the contact information published at the bottom of each page of this Web site.

Will this policy change?

We reserve the right to revise or update this privacy policy at any time. While we do not intend to make any changes to this policy, we do reserve the right to do so. If any changes to this privacy policy are made, the date that the revised or updated policy is posted to RyanforCongress.com will appear at the bottom of the page.

Contributions

All contributions made to Ryan for Congress are considered final unless the donation is not in compliance with federal election law and/or Federal Election Commission regulations. All purchases from the online store are considered contributions to Ryan for Congress.