Privacy Statement
Publication Date: February 1, 2014

Democracy Rules respects your privacy.  That's why we have created this Privacy Statement to explain how and why we collect certain information online, and how we use that information.  This statement also explains how you can prevent collection of certain information about yourself, if you choose.  Please take a few moments to read our Privacy Statement.  This statement applies to both information we collect from visitors to the Democracy Web site.

Right to Change Policy

As Democracy Rules is constantly innovating and enhancing the products and services it provides to its users, this Privacy Statement will also continue to change to match the products and services we make available.  As such, we reserve the right to change this statement to match the products and services we provide.  If we make any material change to this statement, we will change the date at the top of this statement to reflect the effective date of the change.  When you visit our site or use our products and services, we encourage you to check the date of this Privacy Statement to ensure you are aware of any updates.

However, regardless of how this Privacy Statement may change or evolve over time, Democracy Rules will not collect or maintain your private and personally identifiable information without your consent.  Further, if you consent to give us your personal information, we will keep it confidential and will not sell, license or disclose your personal information to any third party without your consent, unless we are compelled to do so under the law or to comply with a court order.

Contact for Privacy Inquiries

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or other questions about privacy on the Democracy Rules site, please contact:

Via US Post:   Democracy Rules
  Attn: Privacy Administrator
P.O. Box 411350
San Francisco, CA 94941-1350
Via E-mail: Click here

Types of Information We Collect

Generally, you are free to browse the Democracy site without submitting any personal information.  We do not collect any of your personal information (such as a name, address or e-mail address) when you visit the Democracy Rules site, unless you register or have registered to participate in voting on issues or polls or otherwise agree to submit to us such information.  Types of information collected on specific services on the Democracy site are described in more detail below.

Registration on Our Site

Democracy Rules requires users who want to participate in the Democracy Rules voting on issues or polls. In order to register, you must provide valid name and address information.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE you are not allowed to participate in the Democracy Rules voting, or to provide any personal information on our site.


Democracy Rules uses browser cookies to facilitate your experience with our products and services.  These cookies are small text f iles that our server sends to your browser which it can then store on your hard drive.  Cookies enable us to recognize that your browser has previously visited and used our site, products or services and, based on your browser's previous visits, assist us with tailoring the information and content, banners and promotions you view.  These cookies also enable us to recognize when you access and use the Democracy Rules Web site.  These cookies do not collect, store or maintain your private, personally identifiable information. 

Purchasing and/or Credit Card Information

Democracy Rules strives to maintain strict security for your private information.  Our online ordering pages provide a secure means of ordering our products and services.  We do not maintain any credit card information at Democracy Rules, which means that you have to provide it each time you make a purchase, but also means that your information is controlled by you alone.

Technical Support

Any personal information you provide to us in the course of obtaining technical support, or asking other questions about Democracy Rules will be used only for the purposes for which it was submitted.  We may store the information, but we will not use it for any other purposes or disclose it to any third parties.

Use and Disclosure of Your Information

Democracy Rules uses the personal information it collects from forms you fill out on our site or in our product and service registrations to:

  • Allow users to access and use our products and services;
  • Supply users with installation instructions, download, access or use information, and technical support information;
  • Provide users of products and service on our site with information about special offers and promotions; and
  • Improve our products and services by using statistical analysis and evaluation of user data.
We use the anonymous information we collect from the other methods described above, such as cookie information, to collect broad demographic information about user trends, count the number of users of our products and services, and to continue to enhance and improve our products and services. In addition, we provide the results of voting on issues and opinion polls to various legislators. This information is segregated by the legislative district in which you reside.

We do not and will not disclose your private, personally identifiable information to any third party for any purpose without your prior consent.  However, Democracy Rules reserves the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or to protect the rights, property or safety of our company, its employees, customers, or the public.

All reasonable care is taken by our staff in handling your personal information to ensure its security both offline and online.  It is our policy to destroy server access and any personal information provided during the technical support process upon completion of the technical support incident. The venue for addressing any disputes involving Democracy Rules Inc. must be San Francisco, California, USA.

Changing or Updating Personal Information

If you have questions regarding your information, you can contact our Privacy Administrator here.

Postings on Forum Postings

It is important for you to remain aware that when you provide personal information (e.g., last name, address, phone number) in a posting on any message board, that information is available to any other person or user having access and use of that message board, and may be used by someone in a manner unintended by you.  For that reason, we discourage you from offering any personally identifying information within a posting to any message board.