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Privacy Policy

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Last Updated: 4/12/2022


Citizens for a Greater Georgia, Inc. (“CGGA”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is committed to protecting your Personal Information. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) outlines our practices with respect to Personal Information we collect, use and disclose in connection with our websites, including, but not limited to, https://citizensforagreaterga.com and the features, functionalities, applications, browser extensions and other services available through our websites (collectively, the “Sites”) and through our interactions with you outside of our Sites and otherwise through our business operations (collectively, with the Sites, our “Operations”).

You can access the Sites in many ways, including from a computer or mobile device, and this Policy will apply regardless of how you access them. To the extent we provide you notices through the Sites of different or additional privacy practices (e.g., at the point of collection), those additional terms will govern such data collection and use.

Please read this Policy carefully. If you do not want us to collect, use or disclose your Personal Information in the ways described in this Policy, please do not use our Sites, provide us with your Personal Information or authorize a third party to make your Personal Information available to us. By using our Sites, providing us with your Personal Information or otherwise making you Personal Information available to us, you acknowledge that you understand that we may use your Personal Information as described in this Policy. Please note, as described in this Policy, we may receive your Personal Information from third parties that have not expressly advised you that they will disclose your Personal Information to us. If you have any questions about how we collect, use, protect, disclose or otherwise process Personal Information, including whether we have received your Personal Information from a third party, please contact us by email at info@CitizensforaGreaterGA.com.

Why we collect information

Our primary goals in collecting Personal Information are to provide and improve our Sites, to conduct our Operations, to communicate with you and to enable visitors to our Sites to enjoy and easily navigate them. 

Information we collect

We collect two types of information from and about individuals – Personal Information and Usage Information. “Personal Information” is information that identifies, relates to or describes a specific individual, or could otherwise be associated with or reasonably linked to a specific individual. “Usage Information” is information that is automatically collected about the devices that access or interact with our Sites. Usage Information, by itself, generally does not identify the specific person using the computer or mobile device that generated it. This means that Usage Information usually will not be considered Personal Information, and our use of such Usage Information is not subject to this Policy. However, if we link Usage Information directly with other Personal Information or other information that could identify a specific individual, we will treat the linked Usage Information as Personal Information and use the linked Usage Information in accordance with this Policy.

Categories of Personal Information we collect

Depending on the types of activities you engage in on our Sites or how you otherwise interact with us and our Operations and based on our other Operations, we may collect the following categories of Personal Information about you:

Categories of Usage Information we collect

Depending on how you access our Sites and what you do on our Sites, we may collect the following Usage Information:

How we collect Personal Information

We collect Personal Information from and about you in a variety of ways. This section describes the various ways we may collect Personal Information from or about you. 

Directly from you

When you use our Sites or otherwise engage with us in connection with our Operations, such as requesting information, making a donation, signing up to receive communications, communicating with us or otherwise interacting with us, we may ask you to provide certain Personal Information. Some of the Personal Information we may request may not be required, however, we will specifically indicate what Personal information is required to engage in such activity.

From third parties

We may obtain information (which may include Personal Information) about you from third parties, including, but not limited to, the Internet, offline sources, social media platforms, advertising or marketing platforms, service providers and other public or commercial sources (collectively, “Third Party Services”) and any information collected by or in connection with any of those Third Party Services. When you access our Sites through certain Third Party Services, associate our Sites with certain Third Party Services or share content via certain Third Party Services, you acknowledge and agree that you are authorizing us to collect, store, share and use any content and information we receive from those Third Party Services about you for the purposes described in this Policy. We may combine the content and information we receive from Third Party Services with any information that we obtain about you via our Sites or in connection with our Operations. In some cases, you may be able to revoke our access to content and other information we receive from certain Third Party Services, including any social networking sites you connect to through our Sites, by changing the appropriate settings for your account with the applicable Third Party Service.

We may obtain Personal Information about you from other third parties through or in connection with our Operations. These third parties may include our business partners, shipping providers, payment processors and other third parties that provide services directly to us in connection with our Operations (collectively, “Operational Service Providers”).

We may also obtain Personal Information about you from others that refer you to us.

How we collect Usage Information

We collect Usage Information in a variety of ways. Some Usage Information, such as the IP address of a computer or mobile device attempting to access our Sites, is necessary for us to make the Sites available. Other Usage Information, such as information about what features on our Sites are popular, help us improve our Sites. This section describes the primary ways we collect Usage Information in connection with our Sites.


When you access our Sites, our systems automatically record Usage Information that your computer or mobile device sends whenever you visit a website or use an online application, as well as Usage Information about how long your computer or mobile device is connected to our Sites and the activities that your computer or mobile device engages in while connected to our Sites.


We may automatically collect information using “cookies”. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or mobile device storage by a website and other online applications. Among other things, cookies help us improve our Sites and your experience. We use cookies to see which areas and features of our Sites are popular and to understand usage of our Sites. We use two broad categories of cookies: (1) first party cookies, served directly by us to your computer or mobile device, which are used only by us to recognize your computer or mobile device when it revisits our Sites; and (2) third party cookies, which are served through Third Party Services on our Sites, and can be used by such Third Party Services to recognize your computer or mobile device when it visits other sites. For more information about third party cookies used on our Sites, please see the “Third Party Personal Information Collection” section below. Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, please visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/.

Other tracking technologies

We may collect information using web beacons, clear gifs, pixel tags or other similar technologies. These technologies are electronic images that may be used on our Sites or in emails we send. We use these technologies to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and observe data on email delivery, open rates, click rates, bounces, unsubscribes and other information.

How we use and disclose Personal Information

We use and disclose Personal Information we collect for a variety of purposes. This section provides an outline of the various ways we use and disclose Personal Information

Operational uses and disclosures

We may use and disclose your Personal Information in connection with the following purposes associated with our Operations: 

Sale of our business; bankruptcy

In the event of a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy or other sale of all or a portion of our assets, we may transfer or allow third parties to use information owned or controlled by us, including Personal Information. We reserve the right, in connection with these types of transactions, to transfer or assign your Personal Information and other information we have collected to third parties and to authorize such third parties to use any such information. Except as ordered by a bankruptcy or other court, the use and disclosure of all transferred Personal Information will be subject to this Policy. However, any Personal Information you submit or that is collected after this type of transfer may be subject to a new privacy policy adopted by the successor entity.

Protective disclosures

We reserve the right to preserve and disclose any information, including Personal Information, that we believe is necessary to: (a) comply with any court order, law or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request; (b) enforce or apply our Terms of Service and other agreements; and/or (c) protect the rights, property or safety of CGGA, our employees, our users and others.

Targeted advertising

We may use Personal Information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies to facilitate the delivery of targeted ads, promotions and offers to you, on behalf of ourselves and Marketing Partners, on and off the Sites.

Third party payment processors

We use a third party payment processor to process payments made to us. In connection with the processing of such payments, we do not retain any Personal Information or any financial information, such as credit card numbers. Rather, all such information is provided directly to our third party payment processor, Anedot, whose use of the information they collect from and about you is governed by their privacy policy, which may be viewed at https://anedot.com/privacy.

Anonymized or other non-identifying information

We may use and disclose aggregated information and information that does not identify any individual without restriction.

Third party information collection

Based on the nature of our Sites, third parties may collect information from or about you through your use of our Sites. This section describes the different categories of third parties that may collection information about you in connection with our Sites.

Linked third party content

Any links to other websites, applications or other third party content on our Sites are not an endorsement, authorization or representation that we are affiliated with that third party and we are not responsible for the content, privacy and security policies and practices of any third party. We encourage you to read the privacy policies or statements applicable to any third party websites, applications or content you access.

Third party cookies and other tracking technologies

Our Sites may include the use of cookies and other tracking technologies provided through Third Party Services, such as the following:

Managing your Personal Information

We offer you several ways to manage how we use your Personal Information. This section describes the mechanisms available to you to control the Personal Information we use about you in connection with our Operations.

Tools to contact us

If you want to update any Personal Information you have provided to us, update your preferences, control communications we send you or otherwise contact us about your Personal Information, please email us at info@CitizensforaGreaterGA.com. 

Tools for email communications

For email communications you receive from us, you may opt-out of receiving such communications by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in most email messages from us. Your unsubscribe request or email preference changes will be processed promptly, though this process may take several days. During that processing period, you may receive additional emails from us. Please note, opting out of email communications will only apply to marketing and other promotional emails and will not apply to any email or other communications sent for non-marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, emails and other communications about your donations and other interactions with our Operations.

Tools for targeted advertising

If you do not want us to use Personal Information that we collect, or that you provide, to deliver advertisements according to our or our Marketing Partners’ target audience preferences, you can opt-out by sending us an email with your request to info@greatergeorgia.com. We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your Personal Information to serve interest-based advertising. However, these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your Personal Information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website, located at https://www.networkadvertising.org.

Tools for texts, SMS and calls

If you have provided us with your prior express consent to receive communications via an automatic telephone system (auto-dialer), artificial or prerecorded voice messages or text messages, we may use your information to send text messages to any mobile device connected to your cell phone number until you opt out from future text messages by replying STOP to any text messages you receive from us. Once you cancel, we will send one additional confirmation text message stating that you have opted out of receiving automated text messages from us.

Protecting your Personal Information

We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We maintain commercially reasonable safeguards to maintain the security and privacy of Personal Information we collect and use in connection with our Operations. Nevertheless, when disclosing Personal Information, you should remain mindful that there is an inherent risk in the use of email and the Internet. Your Personal Information and other information may be intercepted without our knowledge or consent, collected illegally and/or used by third parties that are not affiliated with and/or controlled by us. We cannot guarantee the security of any information, including your Personal Information, that you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk. Mobile information will not be shared.

Protecting children’s privacy

Our Operations are not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect or allow the collection of Personal Information in connection with our Operations from anyone under the age of 13. If we learn that we have collected the Personal Information of anyone under the age of 13, we will take appropriate steps to delete this information. If you are a parent or guardian of someone under the age of 13 and discover that your child has submitted Personal Information to us, you may contact us at info@greatergeorgia.com and ask us to remove your child’s Personal Information from our systems.

Where your Personal Information is stored

Personal Information collected through our Operations may be stored and processed in any country in which we or our parent companies or other affiliates, Operational Services Providers, suppliers or agents maintain facilities. By using the Sites, or otherwise engaging with us or our Operations, you expressly consent to any transfer of Personal Information outside of your country (including to third countries that may not have been assessed as having adequate privacy laws). Nevertheless, we take steps to ensure that our parent companies or other affiliates, suppliers, service providers and agents comply with our standards of privacy regardless of their location.

Additional rights for California residents

If you are a California resident, under California’s Shine the Light Law, you have the right, once per calendar year, to request the information identified below from us regarding the manner in which we share certain categories of Personal Information with third parties for their direct marketing purposes, in addition to other rights described in this Policy.

This information may be provided in a standardized form that is not specific to you. Our designated address to receive requests under the California Shine the Light Law is info@CitizensforaGreaterGA.com.

Updates to this Policy

From time to time we may revise this Policy to reflect changes in our Operations or to ensure that this Policy complies with applicable laws. Consequently, we reserve the right to update and revise this Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Your continued use of our Sites and/or engagement with our Operations means that you accept and agree to this Policy as amended or revised from time to time, and you should therefore review this Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms. You will know if this Policy has been revised since your prior visit by referring to the Last Updated Date at the top of this page.

How to contact us

We welcome your questions, comments and concerns about privacy. Please email us at info@CitizensforaGreaterGA.com with any questions or feedback you have pertaining to our privacy practices.

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