The Hispanic Institute is committed to protecting your privacy online. While using our website, you do not have to identify yourself or divulge personal information. If you should choose to give us your personal information, you decide the amount of information you provide.
Our campaign is continually trying to expand online activism and to give voters the information they need in a timely manner. As a result, we may periodically ask you to provide information such as your name, address, phone number and email address in an effort to enhance our ability to work with you as an online activist. If you choose not to give us any information, we may not be able to provide you with timely information regarding events and issues important to you as a politically interested and active citizen.
The Hispanic Institute maintains several interconnected websites at any given time. The principal website, www.thehispanicinstitute.net is permanent. Other issue-specific websites may be created and removed as needed to highlight important issues and events. All websites owned and operated by Hispanic Institute are identified by the text "Paid for by Hispanic Institute”
Our site may link to a limited number of other websites. Hispanic Institute is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.
Hispanic Institute will not sell your email address or other personal information to an outside, unaffiliated organization or any unauthorized third parties.
When you contribute money online:
When you contribute online, Hispanic Institute uses state-of-the-art security protocols through Verisign to protect sensitive data, such as personal information and credit card numbers. While this data is being transferred, it is protected by the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) using a 128-bit signed certificate (the highest level commercially available). Before you even register or log in to Verisign, the Verisign server checks that you're using an approved browser - one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher. Once your information reaches Verisign, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically. The Verisign servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the Internet, so your private information is available only to authorized computers.
When you sign up for one of our mailing lists:
We collect your name, contact information, and email address, and certain other information. We use your email address to send you the email newsletter to which you subscribed. You may remove your email address from that subscriber list by visiting the unsubscribe page for that list.
When you fill out one of our surveys:
Your opinion matters to Hispanic Institute and we want your input. As a result, we may sometimes use surveys to help us understand which issues you are interested in.
IP Addresses and Log File Data:
We log IP address, which is the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We also use page hits in the aggregate to track the popularity of pages that people visit in order to improve the quality of the site. There is no personal identifiable information collected in our log files.
Information on Children:
Because we care about the safety and privacy of children online, we comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). COPPA and its accompanying FTC regulations establish United States federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet. We do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under 13. Our site is not intended to solicit information of any kind from children under 13, and we have designed our sites to block our knowing acceptance of information from children under 13 whenever age-related information is requested.
Contacting us about privacy:
FTC's Identity Theft Site