Kevin Cooper Defense Committee

 Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last modified on September 6, 2011, and was first published and made effective on September 6, 2011..

The Kevin Cooper Defense Committee (“Company,” “we,” or “us”) knows that you care how information about you is used and shared.  This Privacy Policy explains what information of yours will be collected by Company when you use the Company Website, how the information will be used, and how you can control the collection, correction and/or deletion of information.   We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to information we collect by other means (including offline) or from other sources.  Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in our Terms of Use

Information We Collect

Company collects information at different points on our Website. The two main points at which we collect information are when users sign a petition powered by Company and when users sign up to receive updates or send support messages through the contact page.

User-Provided Information:  You provide us information about yourself, such as your name e-mail address, and certain demographic information when you sign a petition, sign up to receive updates or send support messages. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address and our responses.

Cookies Information: 
When you visit the Website, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and enhances your navigation through the site.  A cookie may also convey information about how you browse the Website to us.  A cookie does not collect personal information about you.  A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: 
Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page.  When you use the Website, our servers automatically record certain log file information. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, referring / exit pages and URLs, number of clicks and how you interact with links on the Website, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other such information.

Clear Gifs Information: 
When you use the Website, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our Users anonymously.  In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our Users to track which emails are opened by recipients. 

Third Party Websites:
Company uses third party analytics website such as Google Analytics to help understand use of the Website. Third party analytics websites collect the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address. Third party analytics websites also receive this information and their use of it is governed by their Privacy Policy.

How We Use Your Information

We use the personal information you submit for the purposes of use in the campaign to save Kevin Cooper and/or for transmission with a petition signed by the Users to the various governmental officials as part of the Website campaign initiative. In addition, we may use such personal information to contact you about future campaigns and petitions initiated by the Company.

By providing Company your email address (including by “following,” “liking,” adding the Company application, etc., on a third party website or network), you consent to our using the email address to send you Website-related notices, including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail.  You also agree that we may send you notifications of activity on the Website to the email address you give us.  We may use your email address to send you other messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of the Website, new petitions or special offers.  If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out by sending an email to info@freekevincooper.org.  Opting out may prevent you from receiving email messages regarding updates, improvements, petitions, or offers. 
Company may use certain information about you internally for purposes such as analyzing how the Website is used, diagnosing service or technical problems, maintaining security, and personalizing content.

We may use cookies, clear gifs, and log file information to: (a) monitor the effectiveness of our Website; (b) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, traffic, and demographic patterns; (c) diagnose or fix technology problems reported by our Users or engineers that are associated with certain IP addresses; (d) help you efficiently access and sign a petition; and (e) automatically update the Company application on your system and related devices.

How We Share Your Information


Personally Identifiable Information:
 Company will not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to others except in an aggregated form.  We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Company (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers). Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to the Website becomes available to the public.

From time to time, we may run events or activities (“Events”) on the Website together with a third party partner.  If you provide information to such third parties, you give them permission to use it for the purpose of that Event and any other use that you approve. We cannot control third parties’ use of your information. If you do not want your information to be collected by or shared with a third party, you can choose not to participate in these Events.

Except as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy, Company will not disclose personal information to any third party unless required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to (a) conform to the law, comply with legal process served on us or our affiliates, or investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities; (b) to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of our site; and (c) to exercise or protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Company, our Users or others.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information:  We may share non-personally identifiable information (such as anonymous usage data, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform types, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain the Website.

Company may allow third-party ad servers or ad networks to serve advertisements on the Website. These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to send, directly to your browser, the advertisements and links that appear on Company. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use other technologies (such as cookies, JavaScript, or web beacons) to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and to personalize the advertising content.  Company does not provide any personally identifiable information to these third-party ad servers or ad networks without your consent. However, please note that if an advertiser asks Company to show an advertisement to a certain audience and you respond to that advertisement, the advertiser or ad server may conclude that you fit the description of the audience they are trying to reach. The Company Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, third-party advertisers.  Please consult the respective privacy policies of such advertisers for more information.

How We Protect Your Information

Company cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Company or a third-party payment processor (for example, PayPal) or guarantee that your information on the Website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.   

Your Choices About Your Information

You may update or correct any information provided through the Website at any time by contacting us directly at info@freekevincooper.org.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important.  For that reason, Company does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register as Members. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on Company. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us at info@freekevincooper.org.

Links to Other Web Sites

We are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from the Website, nor the information or content contained therein.  Please remember that when you use a link to go from the Website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our website, is subject to that website's own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Notification Procedures

It is our policy to provide notifications, whether such notifications are required by law or are for business related purposes, to you via email notice, written or hard copy notice, or through conspicuous posting of such notice on the Website, as determined by Company in its sole discretion. We reserve the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to you, provided that you may opt out of certain means of notification as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

Company may update its Privacy Policy from time to time, and so you should review this Policy periodically.  When we change the policy in a material way, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the top of this Privacy Policy.  Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.  

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at info@freekevincooper.org.