Chong + Koster is a media firm that specializes in digital communications for high-profile clients.

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Privacy Policy

Last updated: July 23, 2020

1. INTRODUCTION

Chong+Koster LLC (“We” or “Us”) provides, among other things, digital advertising services to clients.

By logging into this website and using the Site, you agree to be legally bound to by the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You also agree to be bound by other legal notices that may be posted on this Site from time to time. By signing petitions, we collect certain Personal Information about you that may be sold to our clients. This Policy supplements the company’s previous Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, as the law requires us to take additional care with your Personal Information (“Terms”).

We are committed to protecting your privacy online. By providing Personal Information to us, you agree to these Terms.

The Site is directed to users in the United States only.

2. UPDATES TO THE TERMS

Please review these Terms periodically because we modify it from time to time.

Please look at the “LAST UPDATED” legend at the top of this page to see when these Terms were last revised. Any changes to these Terms will become effective when we post the revised Terms on the Site.

Each time you visit this Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the Terms in effect at that time.

3. YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

“Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual, such as:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • IP Address

We collect information you give us when you register on the Site or contact us.

4. HOW WE USE PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may use Personal Information:

  • For our own purposes, such as data analysis, enhancing our website, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our services.
  • For sale or license to our clients. We require that our clients’ use of any data received from us will be in compliance with applicable data protection laws and industry best practices. We use and share Personal Information that our clients share with us in the manner requested or authorized by our clients and consistent with the restrictions placed on that information by our clients.
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our terms and conditions; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

5. HOW PERSONAL INFORMATION IS DISCLOSED

Your Personal Information may be disclosed:

  • To our clients and customers, to be used by companies, non-profit organizations and political organizations in their marketing, fundraising, customer service, and constituent service and outreach programs.
  • To our third-party service providers who provide services such as website hosting, data analysis, donation and payment processing, order fulfillment, infrastructure provision, IT services, customer service, email delivery services, auditing services and other similar services to enable them to provide services.
  • To a third party in the event of any reorganization, merger, sale, joint venture, assignment, transfer or other disposition of all or any portion of our assets (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).
  • As we believe to be necessary or appropriate: (a) under applicable law, including laws outside your country of residence; (b) to comply with legal process; (c) to respond to requests from public and government authorities including public and government authorities outside your country of residence; (d) to enforce our Terms; (e) to protect our operations or those of any of our affiliates; (f) to protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others; and (g) to allow us to pursue available remedies or limit the damages that we may sustain.

6. OTHER INFORMATION

  1. OTHER INFORMATION WE COLLECT

    “Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an individual, such as:
    • Browser information
    • Server log files
    • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies
    • Demographic information and other information provided by you
    • Aggregated information
  2. HOW WE COLLECT OTHER INFORMATION

    We and our third party service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including:
    • Through your browser: Certain information is collected by most browsers, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Macintosh), screen resolution, operating system version and Internet browser type and version.
    • Using cookies: Cookies allow a web server to transfer data to a computer for record keeping and other purposes. We and our service providers use cookies and other technologies to, among other things, better serve you with more tailored information and facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the Site, as well as for online tracking purposes. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to decline the use of cookies. To learn more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. If you choose to decline cookies, some or all of the features and functionality of the Site may not be available to you.
    • Using embedded images, pixel tags and other similar technologies: We may use embedded images or pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) in connection with some Site pages and email messages to, among other things, track the actions of Site users and email recipients, measure the success of our marketing campaigns and compile statistics about Site usage and response rates.
    • From you: We may collect demographic information such as your location, as well as other information, such as your preferred means of communication, when you voluntarily provide this information to us. Unless combined with Personal Information, this information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site.
    • By aggregating information: We may aggregate Personal Information so that the end-product does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site, for example, by using Personal Information to calculate the percentage of our users who have a particular telephone area code. Aggregated Personal Information does not personally identify you or any other user of the Site.
  3. HOW WE USE AND DISCLOSE OTHER INFORMATION

    Because Other Information does not personally identify you, we may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose.

    In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information (such as combining your name with your IP Address). If we combine any Other Information with Personal Information, the combined information will be treated by us as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

7. STATE-SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS

  1. Additional Privacy Information For Nevada Users

    Notice to Nevada Residents: Nevada Senate Bill 220 provides consumers (Nevada residents) with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. This section describes your Nevada privacy rights and explains how to exercise those rights.
    1. Right To Opt Out

      You have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time (the “Right to Opt-Out”).

      To exercise the Right to Opt-Out, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us using the web form hosted on https://www.chongandkoster.com/do-not-sell-my-personal-information or by calling 202.559.1333.
    2. Response Timing and Format

      We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within sixty (60) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account.

      If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.
  2. Additional Privacy Information For California Users

    Notice To California Residents: The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) provides consumers (California residents) with specific rights regarding their Personal Information. This section describes your CCPA rights and explains how to exercise those rights.

    Please make sure you also consult the rest of our general privacy policy above for complete information.
    1. Access to Specific Information and Data Disclosure Rights

      You have the right to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past 12 months.

      Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request (see Section iii below) we will disclose to you:
      • The categories of Personal Information we collected about you.
      • The categories of sources for the Personal Information we collected about you.
      • Our business or commercial purpose for collecting or selling that Personal Information.
      • The categories of third parties with whom we share that Personal Information.
      • If we sold or disclosed your Personal Information for a business purpose, two separate lists disclosing:
        • sales, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient purchased; and
        • disclosures for a business purpose, identifying the Personal Information categories that each category of recipient obtained.
    2. Deletion Request Rights

      You have the right to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions.

      Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request for deletion (see Section iii below), we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.

      We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) to:
      • Complete the transaction for which we collected the Personal Information, provide a good or service that you requested, take actions reasonably anticipated within the context of our ongoing business relationship with you, or otherwise perform our contract with you.
      • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity, or prosecute those responsible for such activities.
      • Debug products to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality.
      • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise their free speech rights, or exercise another right provided for by law.
      • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act (Cal. Penal Code § 1546 seq.).
      • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when the information’s deletion may likely render impossible or seriously impair the research’s achievement, if you previously provided informed consent.
      • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with consumer expectations based on your relationship with us.
      • Comply with a legal obligation.
      • Make other internal and lawful uses of that information that are compatible with the context in which you provided it.
    3. Exercising Access, Data Disclosure, and Deletion Rights

      To exercise the access, data disclosure and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to of the below methods: Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
      • You may only make a verifiable consumer request for access or data portability twice within a 12-month period. The verifiable consumer request must:
        • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative.
        • Describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
      • We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you.
      • Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us.
      • We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
    4. Response Timing and Format

      We endeavor to respond to a verifiable consumer request within forty-five (45) days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 90 days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing.

      If you have an account with us, we will deliver our written response to that account. If you do not have an account with us, we will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option.

      Any disclosures we provide will only cover the 12-month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your personal information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.

      We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
    5. Personal Information Sales Opt-Out and Opt-In Rights

      You have the right to direct us to not sell your Personal Information at any time (the “Right to Opt-Out”). Users who opt-in to Personal Information sales may opt-out of future sales at any time.

      To exercise the Right to Opt-Out, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by:

      Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize Personal Information sales. However, you may change your mind and opt back in to Personal Information sales at any time by contacting us at the email address or phone number provided in this notice.

      You do not need to create an account with us to exercise your Right to Opt-Out. We will only use Personal Information provided in an opt-out request to review and comply with the request.
    6. Non Discrimination

      We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
      • Deny you goods or services.
      • Charge you different prices or rates for goods or services, including through granting discounts or other benefits, or imposing penalties.
      • Provide you a different level or quality of goods or services.
      • Suggest that you may receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
    7. Other California Privacy Rights

      As referenced in this policy, we may from time to time elect to share certain information about you collected by us on the Service with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes.

      California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have supplied personal information, as defined in the statute, to us to, under certain circumstances, request and obtain certain information regarding our disclosure, if any, of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us at inquiries@chongandkoster.com calling us at 202.559.1333.

    8. SECURITY

    We use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information under our control. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

    If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure, please immediately notify us of the issue by contacting us in accordance with the “Contacting Us” section below.

    9. ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION

    We comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. As part of that Act, all registered users of our site may make any changes to their information at any time contacting us as described below.

    10. CHOICES AND ACCESS

    1. YOUR CHOICES REGARDING OUR USE AND DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

      Unless covered by Section 7 (Nevada and California residents), we give you many choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information. You may opt out from our sharing of your Personal Information with clients for their marketing purposes. If you would prefer that we do not share your Personal Information on a going-forward basis with our clients for their marketing purposes, you may opt out of this sharing by contacting us a inquiries@chongandkoster.com.

      We will try to comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note that if you opt out as described above, we will not be able to remove your Personal Information from the databases of our affiliates or unaffiliated third parties with which we have already shared your Personal Information (i.e., to which we have already provided your Personal Information as of the date that we implement your opt out request).

      Please also note that if you do opt out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send important administrative messages to you, and you cannot opt out from receiving administrative messages.
    2. HOW YOU MAY ACCESS OR CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

      If you would like to review or update your Personal Information that has been previously provided to us, you may contact us at inquiries@chongandkoster.com.

      In your request, please make clear what information you would like to have changed. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We are not responsible for changing information from the databases of third parties with whom we have already shared your Personal Information.

    11. USE OF SITE BY MINORS

    The Site is not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen, and we request that these individuals do not provide Personal Information through the Site.

    We do not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, children under the age of 13 should not provide any Personal Information on this Site. We ask that parents supervise their children while online.

    12. JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES

    The Site is controlled and operated by us from the United States and is not intended to subject us to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States.

    13. CONTACTING US

    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, please contact us at inquiries@chongandkoster.com.

    Please note that email communications are not always secure, so please do not include sensitive information in your messages to us.