Privacy Policy



The Andrew Goodman Foundation (“AGF,” “we” or “us”) is committed to your privacy and Internet privacy in general. This Privacy Policy describes AGF’s practices in connection with information we collect through:

Collectively, we refer to our Website, Social Media Pages, and such email and text messages as the “Services.”

We gather certain types of information about our users, so we want you to understand what information we collect about you, how we collect it, how that information is used and disclosed, and how you can control our disclosure of it. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services.

As detailed herein, this Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites to which we may link.

Personal Information

Personal Information” is information that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. Our Services collect Personal Information including:

  • Name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Social Security number;
  • State-issued identification number;
  • Email address;
  • Home or mailing address;
  • Phone number;
  • College/university and anticipated graduation year;
  • Political affiliation; and
  • IP address (we may also derive your approximate location from your IP address).

Collection of Personal Information

We and our service providers collect Personal Information through the Services, including but not limited to when you:

  • Register to vote;
  • Request an absentee ballot;
  • Locate your polling place;
  • Determine your voter registration status;
  • Make donations to AGF;
  • Consent to receive email or text messages about upcoming events;
  • Consent to receive email;
  • Sign a petition;
  • Participate in any interactive or social media campaign; and
  • Register for an event.

We need to collect Personal Information in order to provide the requested Services to you. If you do not provide the information requested, we may not be able to provide the Services. If you disclose any Personal Information relating to other people to us or to our service providers in connection with the Services, you represent that you have the authority to do so and to permit us to use the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Use of Personal Information

We and our service providers collect Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • Providing the functionality of the Services and fulfilling your requests.
    • To facilitate your voter registration process. If you provide a state-issued identification number or Social Security number, it will be used solely for the production of your voter registration form. Please be aware that once you mail in or electronically submit your voter registration application form to your local or state election officials, certain information within the form may become a matter of public record and are available for inspection and use by those who satisfy the requirements of the State law governing its use.
    • To provide information related to elections.
    • To respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, when you contact us via one of our online contact forms.
    • To complete your transactions, verify your information, and provide you with customer service.
    • To send administrative information to you, such as changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
    • To provide other features to further AGF’s mission.
  • Providing you with our newsletter and/or other donation campaign materials and facilitating social sharing.
    • To send you donation campaign related emails, with information about our services, new initiatives, and other news about AGF.
    • To facilitate social sharing functionality that you choose to use.
  • Analyzing Personal Information for business reporting and providing personalized services.
    • To analyze or predict our users’ preferences in order to prepare aggregated trend reports on how our digital content is used, so we can improve our Services.
      To better understand your interests and preferences, so that we can personalize our interactions with you and provide you with information tailored to your interests.
    • To better understand your preferences so that we can deliver content via our Services that we believe will be relevant and interesting to you.
  • Aggregating and/or anonymizing Personal Information.
    • We may aggregate and/or anonymize Personal Information so that it will no longer be considered Personal Information. We do so to generate other data for our use, which we may use and disclose for any purpose, as it no longer identifies you or any other individual.
    • We may use non-identifying and aggregate information to create statistics and polls related to voting, and share such information with third parties, including for donation campaign purposes.
  • Accomplishing our business purposes.
    • For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our Services;
    • For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and to address legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements;
    • For fraud prevention and fraud security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyberattacks or attempts to commit identity theft;
    • For developing new initiatives;
    • For enhancing, improving, repairing, maintaining, or modifying our current services, as well as undertaking quality and safety assurance measures;
    • For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to users;
    • For determining the effectiveness of our donation campaigns, so that we can adapt them to the needs and interests of our supporters; and
    • For operating and expanding our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our Services are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We disclose Personal Information to our third-party service providers, to facilitate services they provide to us.

  • These can include providers of services such as website hosting, data analysis, payment processing, order fulfillment, fraud prevention, information technology and related infrastructure provision, customer service, email delivery, auditing, voter registration, and other services.

We do not store or collect your payment card details and payments made through the Services are processed by our third-party payment processors whose use of your Personal Information is governed by their privacy policy, rather than this Privacy Policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, this third party’s collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information.

Other Uses and Disclosures of Personal Information

We also use and disclose your Personal Information as necessary or appropriate, in particular:

  • To comply with applicable law and regulations.
    • This may include laws outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with public and government authorities.
    • To respond to a request or to provide information we believe is necessary or appropriate.
    • These can include authorities outside your country of residence.
  • To cooperate with law enforcement.
    • For example, when we respond to law enforcement requests and orders or provide information we believe is important.
  • For other legal reasons.
    • To enforce our terms and conditions; and
    • To protect our rights, privacy, safety or property, and/or that of our affiliates, you or others.
  • In connection with a sale or business transaction.
    • We have a legitimate interest in disclosing or transferring your Personal Information 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 business, assets, or stock (including in connection with any bankruptcy or similar proceedings).

Other Information

Other Information” is any information that does not reveal your specific identity or does not directly relate to an identifiable individual. The Services collect Other Information such as:

  • Browser and device information;
  • Information collected through cookies, pixel tags and other technologies;
  • Demographic information and other information provided by you that does not reveal your specific identity; and
  • Information that has been de-identified or aggregated in a manner such that it no longer reveals your specific identity.

Collection of Other Information

We and our service providers may collect Other Information in a variety of ways, including through:

  • Your browser or device.
    • Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version and the name and version of the Services you are using. We use this information to ensure that the Services function properly.
    • Third parties that have content embedded on the Website such as a social feature may set cookies on a user’s browser and/or obtain information about the fact that a web browser visited a specific AGF website from a certain IP address. Such third parties cannot collect any other Personal Information from the Website unless you provide it to them directly.
  • Cookies.
    • A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies allow us to serve secure pages to our users without asking them to register repeatedly. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser. If, however, you do not accept cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of the Services.
    • We track our Website users over time and across third party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore, we respond to Do Not Track (“DNT”) signals. Additionally, some third-party websites keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such websites, you may set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be traced. You may also wish to refer to
  • Pixel tags.
    • Pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs) may be used to, among other things, track the actions of users of the Services (including email recipients), measure the success of our marketing campaigns, and compile statistics about usage of the Services and response rates.
  • Google Analytics. 
    • Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google, Inc. employing cookies that are stored on your computer to facilitate an analysis of your use of the Services. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to the Services, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. Google Analytics also offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. However, the browser deactivation add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage. Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how is the Services are used. You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link:

Uses and Disclosures of Other Information

We collect information using web tracking technologies to help us improve the Services and deliver a better and more personalized experience, including by:

  • Enabling us to estimate our audience size and usage patterns,
  • Storing information about your preferences,
  • Speeding up your searches, and
  • Recognizing you when you return to the Services.

We may use and disclose Other Information for any purpose, except where we are required to do otherwise under applicable law. If we are required to treat Other Information as Personal Information under applicable law, we may use and disclose it for the purposes for which we use and disclose Personal Information as detailed in this Privacy Policy. In some instances, we may combine Other Information with Personal Information. If we do, we will treat the combined information as Personal Information as long as it is combined.

Security of Your Information

We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect Personal Information within our organization. Unfortunately, no data transmission or storage system 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 in accordance with the “Contact Information” section below.

We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

Choice and Access

We give you choices regarding our use and disclosure of your Personal Information.

  • Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information and Preferences
    • We provide mechanisms for updating and correcting your Personal Information. If you are a user of our Services, you may access and update your profile information, if we should offer such capability,and your preferences to receive email, text, or other communications from us by sending an email to
  • Email and SMS Messaging Choice/Opt-out
    • If you receive an email or SMS message from the Services and prefer not to receive such communications in the future, you can opt out of the message distribution by following the instructions in the email or SMS message or sending an email to informing us that you no longer wish to receive email or SMS messages from us. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to ten business days as we process your request.

Third Party Websites and Services

Certain services are offered by third parties through their website, and any Personal Information submitted to such third party websites, and any use of such third party websites and your provision of Personal Information to such third party websites, are governed by their respective privacy policies and not by this Privacy Policy. However, AGF may have access to certain Personal Information submitted to such third party websites, and this Privacy Policy will apply to such Personal Information to the extent related to any Personal Information accessible to and stored by AGF. Certain options of the Services are operated by third parties, and some Personal Information collected on such options may be transferred to such third parties.

We are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any website or service to which the Services link. The inclusion of a link on the Services does not imply endorsement of the linked site or service by us or by our affiliates.

In addition, we are not responsible for the information collection, use, disclosure, or security policies or practices of other organizations, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google, or any other app developer, app provider, social media platform provider, operating system provider, wireless service provider, or device manufacturer, including with respect to any Personal Information you disclose to other organizations through or in connection with the our Social Media Pages.

Use of Services by Children Under the Age of 13

Our Services are not intended for or directed to children under 13 years of age. No one under age 13 may provide any Personal Information to our Services. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under age 13. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under age 13, please contact us using the Contact Information below.

Jurisdictional Matters

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

Updates to this Privacy Policy

AGF reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Your continued use of the Services indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page and any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact:

The Andrew Goodman Foundation
55 Exchange Place
Suite 402
New York, NY 10005
(201) 995-1808


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