Who we are
Our website address is: https://castatestrong.org.
CA State Strong is a project of Indivisible California and a partner of Indivisible.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When you use our Find Your Reps application to locate your representatives we collect fine grained location data, which is considered to be personally identifying information. This data is encrypted in transit to our servers and we find your legislative districts using maps provided by the Census Bureau. Your fine grained location data never leaves our servers and is not shared with third parties. We may log the data for a short period of time for operational purposes but we do not systematically track you or share this data.
Wen you register for the mailing list we collect your assembly and state district numbers and these may be stored in cookies in y our browser, on our servers or in MailChimp. Although the combination does not identify you uniquely it is a small enough population to be significant for differential privacy considerations.
When you join the mailing list we collect and store your email address, assembly district and senate district. This data is stored on our servers and in MailChimp.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.