Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is effective as of September 15, 2020.

@advocacy (“@advocacy,” “we,” or “us”) respects the privacy of its members (“you”) and has developed this Privacy Policy to demonstrate its commitment to protecting your privacy. @advocacy will not sell, share, trade, or give any of your personal information to any outside party unless you expressly authorize it.

This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures. We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully when using our application or services or transacting business with us. By using our website or application (our “Service”), you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Policy does not govern how information is used by parties that we do not control or by individuals who we do not employ. If you visit a website or app that we mention or link to, be sure to review their privacy policy.


There are limited pieces of information in this Policy that we may collect from you that are “Personally Identifiable Information,” or “PII”. These are your name, home zip code, email address, and any additional details that you voluntarily provide to us. We take our collection of PII and your privacy expectations very seriously and therefore have very restricted rules for handling, using and sharing this information, as described in this Policy. It is up to you whether to disclose PII to us, although if you do not do so, certain products and services may not be available for your use in @advocacy.


There are many functions and areas of our website and applications where you can post information about yourself, your views, and your affiliations. It is important to remember that some of these areas may be publicly viewable to other users and organizations using @advocacy. @advocacy does not control which information you post to publicly viewable areas on @advocacy. For instance, if you sign in with Facebook, the first name of your Facebook account may act as your username. Users with access to @advocacy will be able to see that. Similarly, placing contact information in your profile or sharing actions that you take on @advocacy via your social networks will enable access to that information to third parties in a manner that we cannot control. It is important to distinguish your provision of PII to us directly, which we can control under this Policy, versus information you post publicly or provide to other people, to organizations, or via other services, which @advocacy cannot control.


We also collect information about the use of the @advocacy platform which does not reveal your identity. This information includes browser and device information, information collected through cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies, and demographic information and other non-identifying information provided by you (such as a zip code or general geographic area).


There are multiple ways we use your information to provide the best service possible to you. In doing so, we may use your PII and Your Views to draw your attention to issues in which we believe you may be interested, and to communicate directly with you through email, social media, or in your usage of our services. Here are some examples of the ways we might use your information:

  • We use your information to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as when you vote on an issue, author an opinion, or participate in other activities.
  • We use your information to communicate directly and provide to you information regarding political issues and activities, as well as our services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
  • We use your information for data analysis, developing new services, enhancing, improving or modifying our platform, identifying usage trends, and determining the effectiveness of campaigns.
  • We aggregate data, such as petition signers, to inform the public on support for particular issues and in an effort to influence policy and actions.
  • We use your information to personalize your experience by presenting legislation, issues, candidates, campaigns, organizations, news content, initiatives, political organizations, and offers tailored to you based on what we know about you. We may also send you promotional communications that we believe may be of interest to you.
  • We use your information to facilitate social sharing functionality, such as sharing content through the @advocacy platform and other social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • We use your information in conjunction with organizations that you have explicitly given consent for us to share it with. We will not share your personal information with organizations without permission.
  • We use your account information to allow you to send email messages to your email contacts through our platform, such as to share an issue or opinion.
  • We use cookies, pixel tags and other tracking technologies to measure and improve our services and develop features and functionalities on our sites, apps and APIs. For example, if we see that people are using a certain device use the platform the most, we might decide to build or tailor our services specifically for that device.
  • We use IP Addresses for administration and security purposes, such as calculating usage levels of our sites, apps and API, helping diagnose server problems and detecting fraud and spam behavior.
  • We may use and share aggregated and anonymized information to better understand and serve our users or for optimization of our marketing and ad targeting efforts. For example, we may compile statistics about the percentage of our users within a state, zip codes, or cluster of zip codes who care about LGBTQ rights, or the age range of those users.
  • Notwithstanding any other provision, we may partner with third parties that collect information across various channels, including offline and online, for purposes of delivering more relevant advertising to you. Our partners may place or recognize a cookie on your computer, device, or directly in our emails/communications, and we may share personal information with them if you have submitted such information to us, such as your name, postal address, email address, or device ID. Our partners may link the nonpersonal information we share with them to the cookie stored on your browser or device, and they may collect information such as your IP address, browser or operating system type and version, and demographic or inferred-interest information. Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes. For example, our partners may deliver an ad to you in your web browser based on a purchase you made in a physical retail store, or they may send a personalized marketing email to you based on the fact that you visited a particular website. To learn more about interest-based advertising in general and to opt out, please visit To opt-out of the use of your mobile device ID for targeted advertising, please see


If you no longer want to receive emails from @advocacy or its affiliates going forward, you may opt out of receiving these by following the instructions contained in any such email or by clicking “unsubscribe” from the footer of our emails.

We will comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please also note that if you do opt out of receiving marketing-related emails from us, we may still send you important administrative messages (such as updates about your account or service changes), and you cannot opt out from receiving these messages.


To opt out of Google Analytics, please go to These opt-outs may be provided through the use of specific tracking opt-out cookies. Please note that if you get a new computer, install a new browser, or erase or otherwise alter your browser’s cookie file (including upgrading certain browsers), this may also clear the opt-out cookie.


We may store your data on servers provided by third party hosting vendors with whom we have contracted.


To help protect your privacy, be sure to take customary precautions to guard against “malware” (viruses, Trojan horses, bots, etc.), for example by installing and updating suitable anti-virus software.


@advocacy‘s operations are located primarily in the United States. If you provide information to us, the information will be transferred out of the European Union (EU) to the United States so long as you provide consent in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By providing personal information to us, you are consenting to its storage and use as described herein and in accordance with the GDPR.


We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the “latest update” date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change this privacy policy as we deem necessary or appropriate because of legal compliance requirements or changes in our business practices. We recommend that you check our Service from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.


Though @advocacy is not legally required to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), we voluntarily comply with granting users rights included in the CCPA as follows:

  • The right to access the personal information that a business holds on them
  • The right to know what personal data a business plans on collecting from them before the point of collection
  • The right to opt in or out of marketing, analytics, and other similar activities
  • The right to equal services without discrimination
  • The right to request deletion of personal data

You may contact with these requests or any other questions or comments about this Privacy Policy at any time.

Thank you for using @advocacy!