Blue South is dedicated to protecting your privacy.
Collection of your Personal Information
We collect a variety of personal information about those who register on our site or use other functions or features on the site. Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity such as a name, address, telephone number, email address, or information about activities that are directly linked to that person. You may make changes to the information you have provided by contacting us at through the contact form here: http://bluesouthpac.com/contact-bsp/.
In addition to the information that you enter on the site, we automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us online. For example, when you visit our site, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. Information may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies” (more information below).
We do not currently accept donations at BlueSouthPAC.com; all donations are processed through ActBlue.com. When you donate through ActBlue, you will need to provide your name, address, occupation and name of employer, credit card information, billing address, and confirm that we may legally accept your contribution. ActBlue will provide us with your name, address, occupation, employer, and any additional contact information that you use when donating, but not your credit card information.
Use and Disclosure of your Personal Information
BlueSouthPAC.com collects and uses your personal information to operate BlueSouthPAC.com and deliver the services you have requested. These services may include the display of customized content based upon the information we have collected.
Information about our donors and website visitors is one of our most important assets and therefore we keep it confidential. Personal information is made available to others for the following, limited purposes:
To Comply with Campaign Finance Laws. We are required to disclose information regarding our contributions to comply with campaign finance laws. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in an election cycle.
To Carry Out Your Requests. We also may be required to disclose personal information in order to carry out your requests when you use the site. This may include sharing your personal information with our third-party vendors. For example, we may share personal information with third parties as necessary to deliver you email updates.
To Protect You and Ourselves. We release personal information when we believe release is necessary or appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to protect our rights or property; to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires the disclosure of communications or records.
To Support Like-Minded Candidates and Organizations. We may disclose selected personal information to candidates, campaigns and organizations that we believe are like-minded or that we believe you may wish to hear from.
To Share With Others. In addition to and to the extent not already discussed above, we may share information about you with others, including: vendors, volunteers, campaigns, and political and other organizations, including committees with which we are affiliated.
The above excludes text messaging originator opt-in data and consent; this information will not be shared with any third parties.
Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information
We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with COPPA, children under the age of 13 should not provide any personal information on this site. We urge parents to supervise their children while online.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all the features of BlueSouthPAC.com. Browser settings will not affect local shared objects. To identify the local shared objects on your computer and adjust your settings, you need to go to this website: www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager.html.
Web Beacons. We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our sites or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.
Promotional Communications. If you no longer wish to receive emails from Blue South PAC, please click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of all of our emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about your use of our website.
Updating Information. You may update and correct certain information you provide to us by emailing us via this contact form: http://bluesouthpac.com/contact-bsp/. If you wish to delete information we have collected from you, please contact us using this contact form: http://bluesouthpac.com/contact-bsp/, but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate campaign purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for as long as necessary for our business purposes.
Mobile Push Notifications and Alerts. With your consent, we may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device. You can deactivate these messages at any time by changing the notification settings on your mobile device.
Modification of Terms: We reserve the right to revise these Terms from time to time. If we do revise these Terms, the revised terms will supersede prior revisions. Unless we say otherwise, revisions will be effective upon the effective date indicated at the top of these Terms. Any updates to these Terms shall be communicated to you by mobile message with a link to the updated Terms. Your continued participation in the Program after receiving notice of the updated Terms constitutes your acceptance of any revisions. If you do not agree to the revisions, you must opt out of the Program.
User Opt In: The Program allows users to receive mobile messages by affirmatively opting into the Program. Regardless of the opt-in method you utilized to join the Program, you agree that these Terms apply to your participation in the Program. By participating in the Program, you agree to receive autodialed or prerecorded marketing mobile messages at the phone number associated with your opt-in, and you understand that consent is not required to make any purchase from Us. While you consent to receive messages sent using an autodialer, the foregoing shall not be interpreted to suggest or imply that any or all of Our mobile messages are sent using an automatic telephone dialing system (“ATDS” or “autodialer”). Message and data rates may apply.
User Opt Out: If you do not wish to continue participating in the Program or no longer agree to these Terms, you agree to reply “STOP,” “QUIT,” “END,” “CANCEL,” “UNSUBSCRIBE,” or “STOP ALL” to any mobile message from Us in order to opt out of the Program. You may receive an additional mobile message confirming your decision to opt out. You understand and agree that the foregoing options are the only reasonable methods of opting out. You also understand and agree that any other method of opting out, including, but not limited to, texting words other than those set forth above or verbally requesting one of our employees to remove you from our list is not a reasonable means of opting out.
Duty to Notify and Indemnify: If at any time you intend to stop using the mobile telephone number used to subscribe to the Program, including canceling your service plan or selling or transferring the phone number to another party, you agree that you will complete the User Opt Out process set forth above prior to ending your use of the mobile telephone number. You understand and agree that your agreement to do so is a material part of these Terms. You further agree that, if you discontinue the use of your mobile telephone number without notifying Us of such change, you agree that you will be responsible for all costs (including attorneys’ fees) and liabilities incurred by Us, or any party that assists in the delivery of the mobile messages, as a result of claims brought by the individual(s) who is later assigned that mobile telephone number. This duty and agreement shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU SHALL INDEMNIFY, DEFEND, AND HOLD US, OUR AGENTS, AND ANY THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER WE USE TO SEND TEXT MESSAGES HARMLESS FROM ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY RESULTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO NOTIFY US OF A CHANGE IN THE INFORMATION YOU HAVE PROVIDED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIM OR LIABILITY UNDER THE TELEPHONE CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT, 47 U.S.C. § 227, et seq., OR SIMILAR STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS, AND ANY REGULATIONS PROMULGATED THEREUNDER RESULTING FROM US ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT YOU AT THE MOBILE TELEPHONE NUMBER YOU PROVIDED.
Program Description: Without limiting the scope of the Program, users that opt into the Program can expect to receive messages concerning Our activities and your relationship with Us, including, but not limited to, messages concerning our campaigns, our supported candidates and organizations, and fundraising solicitations from Us.
Cost and Frequency: Message and data rates may apply. The Program involves recurring mobile messages, and additional mobile messages may be sent periodically based on your interaction with Us. You will receive up to 3 messages per week. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, please contact your wireless provider.
Support Instructions: For support regarding the Program, text “HELP” to 30209 or email Us at [email protected] Please note that the use of this email address is not an acceptable method of opting out of the program. Opt outs must be submitted in accordance with the User Opt Out procedures set forth above.
MMS Disclosure: The Program will send SMS TMs (terminating messages) if your mobile device does not support MMS messaging.
Our Disclaimer of Warranty: The Program is offered on an “as-is” basis and may not be available in all areas at all times and may not continue to work in the event of product, software, coverage, or other changes made by your wireless carrier. We will not be liable for any delays or failures in the receipt of any mobile messages connected with the Program. Delivery of mobile messages is subject to effective transmission from your wireless service provider/network operator, and is outside of Our control. Carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered mobile messages.
Age Restriction: You may not use or engage with the Program if you are under thirteen (13) years of age. If you use or engage with the Program and are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) years of age, you must have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to do so. By using or engaging with the Platform, you acknowledge and agree that you are not under the age of thirteen (13), are between the ages of thirteen (13) and eighteen (18) and have your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use or engage with the Program, or are of adult age in your jurisdiction. By using or engaging with the Program, you also acknowledge and agree that you are permitted by your jurisdiction’s applicable law to use and/or engage with the Program.
Truthful and Accurate Information: When you complete forms online or otherwise provide Us information in connection with the Program, you agree to provide accurate, complete, and true information. You agree not to use a false or misleading name or a name that you are not authorized to use. If, in Our sole discretion, We believe that any such information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, or you have opted into the Program for an ulterior purpose, We may refuse you access to the Program and pursue any appropriate legal remedies.
Information We Collect and How We Use It: The personal information We may collect, includes your name, phone number, email address and certain marketing preferences. We may also collect data with respect to confirmation that a message has been delivered to you, confirmation that you have read a message, and related information. We may use the information for the following purposes: (1) provide the Program and related customer service; (2) respond to your requests, (3) deliver information about Our campaigns, services and promotions, (4) improve the Program and services, (5) prevent fraud and comply with law, and (6) protect the security of Our systems. We may combine the personal information We obtain through your participation in the Program with offline or other online personal information We retain about you.
Contact Us: To exercise any of your rights related to your personal information, please contact us using one of the following methods: • Visit us at bluesouthpac.com Send us an email at [email protected] • Or write us at 499 S Capitol St SW Suite 407 Washington DC 20003 California Residents. As a non-profit, we are not a “business” subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).
Dispute Resolution: In the event that there is a dispute, claim, or controversy between you and Us, or between you and our third-party text messaging platform provider, or between you and any other third-party service provider acting on Our behalf to transmit the mobile messages related to the Program Description set forth above, arising out of or relating to federal or state statutory claims, common law claims, these Terms, or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation, or validity thereof, including, but not limited to, the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, such dispute, claim, or controversy will be, to the fullest extent permitted by law, determined by arbitration in Washington DC before one arbitrator.
The parties agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) then in effect. Except as otherwise provided herein, the arbitrator shall apply the substantive laws of the Federal Judicial Circuit in which Our principal place of business is located, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. Within ten (10) calendar days after the arbitration demand is served upon a party, the parties must jointly select an arbitrator with at least five (5) years’ experience in that capacity and who has knowledge of and experience with the subject matter of the dispute. If the parties do not agree on an arbitrator within ten (10) calendar days, either party may petition the AAA to appoint an arbitrator, who must satisfy the same experience requirement. In the event of a dispute, the arbitrator shall decide the enforceability and interpretation of this arbitration agreement in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”). The parties also agree that the AAA’s rules governing Emergency Measures of Protection shall apply in lieu of seeking emergency injunctive relief from a court. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding, and no party shall have rights of appeal except for those provided in section 10 of the FAA. Each party shall bear its share of the fees paid for the arbitrator and the administration of the arbitration; however, the arbitrator shall have the power to order one party to pay all or any portion of such fees as part of a well-reasoned decision. The parties agree that the arbitrator shall have the authority to award attorneys’ fees only to the extent expressly authorized by statute or contract. The arbitrator shall have no authority to award punitive damages and each party hereby waives any right to seek or recover punitive damages with respect to any dispute resolved by arbitration. The parties agree to arbitrate solely on an individual basis, and this agreement does not permit class arbitration or any claims brought as a plaintiff or class member in any class or representative arbitration proceeding. Except as may be required by law, neither a party nor the arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results, of any arbitration without the prior written consent of both parties, unless to protect or pursue a legal right. If any term or provision of this Section is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Section or invalidate or render unenforceable such term or provision in any other jurisdiction. If for any reason a dispute proceeds in court rather than in arbitration, the parties hereby waive any right to a jury trial. This arbitration provision shall survive any cancellation or termination of your agreement to participate in any of our Programs.
Miscellaneous: You warrant and represent to Us that you have all necessary rights, power, and authority to agree to these Terms and perform your obligations hereunder, and nothing contained in this Agreement or in the performance of such obligations will place you in breach of any other contract or obligation. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein will not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. If any provision of these Terms is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. Any new features, changes, updates, or improvements of the Program shall be subject to these Terms unless explicitly stated otherwise in writing.
We store the information we collect on you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it, or for other legitimate campaign purposes.
How Do We Protect Your information?
We employ a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information. For example, we use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. We restrict access to personal information about you to those employees and third-party vendors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Further, we store the personal information we collect from you behind a secure firewall and place the transaction site on a secure server. We use Secure Sockets Layer software, which encrypts information you input and allows you to view your information in a secure manner.
We have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.
Links to Other Websites
We may provide links to third-party websites, including sites maintained by Democratic candidates, political committees and news media outlets, as a service to our visitors. We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Those sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours and we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.
Social Sharing Features
We may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our website with other media, and vice versa. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on your privacy settings for the relevant social media site. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Third-Party Advertising and Analytic Services
For more information about interest-based ads, or to opt out of having your web browsing information used for behavioral advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices. You can also change your browser settings to block cookies, although doing so may disable some features of our website.
European Union Citizens
This website and Blue South PAC are based in the United States, the website is directed to U.S. residents, and we process and store information in the U.S. We do not knowingly collect personal information about individuals residing in the European Union. If you believe we have collected or processed personal information about any individuals residing in the European Union, please contact us using this form: http://bluesouthpac.com/contact-bsp/.
Your California Privacy Rights
California law permits residents of California to request certain details about how their information is shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please contact us using this form: http://bluesouthpac.com/contact-bsp/.
How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals for California Residents. California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.
In the future, we may share your personal information with service providers as necessary to perform a campaign business purpose, including fundraising, publicity, sponsorships, ecommerce or other campaign related activities, and in a manner consistent with applicable law. As a non-profit, we are not a “business” subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) that went into effect on January 1, 2020. Our disclosures of information to service providers will nonetheless aim to reflect the spirit of the CCPA (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.135 as of its effective date on January 1, 2020).
Changes to this Policy
We may revise and update this policy if our practices change, if we add new features to the site, or if we change existing ones that affect these practices. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information.
We welcome your comments regarding this policy. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us by using this form http://bluesouthpac.com/contact-bsp/ or at the mailing address listed below:
499 S Capitol St SW Suite 407,
Washington DC 20003
Effective Date: September 17, 2021