Registering in Washington (dot) Org?
The Washington Bus does not sell personal information or data from registerinwa.org. Registerinwa.org is offered as a service to promote Washington’s Online Voter Registration option for voters. A volunteer may contact you (using the phone number you inputted on the registerinwa.org website) around election time to remind you to vote and see if you have any questions about the voting process (i.e. how to vote, when to vote, etc). Voters who check the “Send me a text and give me a call to remind me to vote!” box are opting into a text message communication program and may receive a text message voting reminder around election time. This is a “get out the vote” courtesy to assist voters with knowing important information so that they can cast their ballot come election day.
The Washington Bus takes your privacy very seriously. We won’t sell, rent, give away or barter your personal information, unless the law requires us to do so (see below). It’s our no-spam guarantee.
So, exactly what kind of information is it that we will guard so fervently?
Our web-site partner collects limited non-personally identifying information your browser makes available whenever you visit a website. This log information includes your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your query and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information to operate, develop and improve our services.
Joining the Washington Bus, registering to post to our blog, and other services yet to arrive will require you to provide some personal information, such as your name, email address, phone number, mailing address, and a password for your account) and we will use that information to provide the service.
In the event you choose to make a donation to the Washington Bus, we request credit card information that another of our technology partners maintain in encrypted form on secure servers. We will also maintain a secure database of donor information that allows us to manage the organization’s fund-raising efforts. If you just gave us a fat donation, we don’t want to bug you with another request until a civilized period has elapsed.
Some donations to the Washington Bus, namely very large ones to the 501c3 organization and contributions to any Bus political action committee, may require us by law to report to the government information about the donor, including name, address and occupation.
When we require personally identifying information, we will do our best to inform you about the types of information we collect and how we use it. We hope this will help you make an informed decision about sharing your personal information with us.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at any time by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or send some snail mail to P.O. Box 20188, Seattle, WA 98102.