Privacy Policy


Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Information Carolina Rising only collects personally identifiable information that is voluntarily submitted to Carolina Rising through this website or otherwise. Personally identifiable information (PII) refers to data that identifies you. We obtain PII from you when you register on this Website, submit comments or material to Carolina Rising via this Website, ask for information, subscribe to receive emails or other notices or feeds, make a donation to Carolina Rising, or otherwise submit PII to us.

Specifically, we may collect the following personal information: your name, email address, telephone numbers, and other demographic information (like zip code, age, address, education or income level, employment information). If you make a donation through our website, your account information relating to your method of payment will be collected by Carolina Rising or Carolina Rising’s authorized payment processor. Please note: contributions generally are non-refundable. If you choose to contribute through this Website, you will receive an email confirmation of your contribution.

We use the PII information to process your requests and/or donation and to keep you apprised of developments of interest to Carolina Rising and supporters. We will send you emails and other communications to keep you up to date about Carolina Rising and election news. By registering with this website and submitting PII to Carolina Rising, you agree that Carolina Rising may share your name, email address, physical address and other demographic or response information with other persons or entities that share common goals or beliefs with Carolina Rising. You may receive communications from these other persons or entities. By registering with Carolina Rising or submitting materials to us, you consent to our sharing of your PII as described in this policy.We strive to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, but no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us over the Internet. Also, please note that e-mail is not encrypted and is not considered a secure means of transmitting credit card numbers.

Other Data

We collect the IP address of our visitors and use that data to gather broad demographic information about our visitors. We also may use cookies to enhance your experience with our website. “Cookies” are small files downloaded to your hard drive that enable your browser to save and recall information. We may use this data to tailor our visitors’ experiences, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and displaying the content according to their preferences. We may share demographic information with our distributors, vendors and advertising channel members on an aggregate basis.

Third party vendors such as Google, Facebook, Yahoo, MSN, Atlas may use cookies or similar technologies to serve ads on other websites based on visits to this Website or other internet sites. These third parties may automatically gather information about the visits to this Website and others, your IP address, your browser, and your ISP. These 3rd parties use cookies and other technologies to do this. Data collected may be used to serve advertising on other sites targeted to your web interests and to better understand your use of our Website and others tracked by these 3rd parties. In some cases, 3rd party vendors may collect personal information from you and may provide this information to us. This policy applies to such personal information collected on our behalf and we will treat this information in the same manner as information collected from our Website. We are not responsible for cookies or other technologies used by the 3rd parties and we ask you to check their privacy policies on advertising and use of services to understand their use of cookies and other technologies.

We may also use “log files” to analyze the usage of our website. These files collect such data as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks of users. We use this data to review usage, administer our website, track a user’s overall movement and collect broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.

We also may use advanced software technology (sometimes called clear gifs, Web Beacons or Web Bugs) to help us manage content on our site. These mechanisms use small graphics with unique identifiers and enable us to analyze traffic and website movements. They do not reveal or convey PII. We also track User’s review of and responses to advertising, including emails and website advertising.