Privacy Policy

LobbyTools is committed to safeguarding our clients’ privacy online. Please read the policy that follows so you understand how your personal or corporate information will be treated as you use our offerings. Please check back periodically, since this policy may change.

This policy explains:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected;
  • What cookies are and how they are used;
  • Who collects the information;
  • How the information is used;
  • With whom the information may be shared;
  • What system is used for advertiser reporting;
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information;
  • How you can access, update, or delete your information;
  • What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information;
  • Links to Third Party Websites;
  • Transborder Hosting and Transfer of Information;
  • Consent.

About Us

This is a privacy policy for lobbytools.com (the “Site”), which is published by LobbyTools, Inc.. Our home page is located at http://www.lobbytools.com.

What personally identifiable information is collected?

LobbyTools collects information from our clients and subscribers in a variety of ways from different parts of our services. Some information is gathered when you subscribe. LobbyTools asks for your name, email address, organization, phone and fax numbers. With additional information we are able to further customize and enhance your use of our services. In addition, when you use our online services, we retain your IP address for some time.

Occasionally LobbyTools may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes.

What are cookies and how are they used?

LobbyTools uses cookies to store and sometimes track information about your account and analyze site activity. A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer.

Cookies are used to:

  • Remind us of who you are and access your account information on our computers.
  • Maintain account preferences
  • Determine what users view and how much time they spend using our Web sites and services.
  • Measure traffic patterns and the use of individual services.

Who collects the information?

When you are asked for information by LobbyTools, you are sharing that information with LobbyTools alone, unless it is specifically stated otherwise. Please be aware that Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. The information practices of those Web sites are not covered by this privacy statement.

How is the information used?

LobbyTools’ primary goal in collecting information is to provide you, the client, with a customized experience. By knowing certain things about your organization, LobbyTools is able to deliver more relevant content and therefore to better serve you. LobbyTools also does research on our subscribers’ demographics and behavior based on the information provided to us upon subscription, from our server logs, or from surveys. We do this to better understand our users. This research is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis.

With whom may the information be shared?

As a general rule, LobbyTools will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

From time to time, LobbyTools may use third parties to collect or distribute information to you and other members. LobbyTools will protect confidentiality of that information, and not allow such third parties to use that information other than in connection with our provisions.

LobbyTools may preserve content and may disclose content to any third party if required to do so by law or in good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is necessary to:

  • Comply with legal process.
  • Respond to claims that any content violated the rights of third parties.
  • Protect the rights, property, or personal safety of LobbyTools, its clients and subscribers, and the public.

Advertising

We accept advertising on our sites because the related revenue helps us bring you first-class journalism throughout each day. We use the services of AdJuggler for advertiser reporting.

What are the choices available to you regarding collection, use, and distribution of your information?

LobbyTools may, from time to time, send you email regarding our products and services. In addition, if you indicated that you are interested in receiving offers or information from LobbyTools and its partners, we or our partners may occasionally send you direct mail about products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, simply tell us to indicate that you no longer wish to receive such offers and mailings.

You also have choices regarding cookies. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject all cookies, you will be unable to use the parts of the LobbyTools service that required subscription in order to participate. LobbyTools does not sell or rent user information to anyone. We will notify you at the time of data collection or transfer if your data will be shared with a third party, and you will always have the option of not permitting the transfer. If you do not wish to allow your data to be shared, you can choose not to use a particular service.

How can you delete your information?

You can choose to have your account and email address eliminated from our databases entirely by contacting info@lobbytools.com.

What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information?

LobbyTools has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized LobbyTools personnel have access to personally identifiable information, and these employees are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions, LobbyTools cannot guarantee that unauthorized persons will not obtain access to your personally identifiable information.

Your account information is password protected so that only you have access to this personal information. Do not divulge your password to anyone. Remember to log off your computer or close your browser window when you have finished your work to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal and corporate information, LobbyTools cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your passwords and any information about yourself. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are online.

Links to Third-Party Sites

We may provide links to third-party Web sites as a service to our users. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection practices of such third-party Web sites-policies that may differ from those of this Site. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these other Web sites before providing any information to them.

Transborder Hosting and Transfer of Information

Personally identifiable information collected on the Site may be transferred, from time to time, to LobbyTools offices or personnel or to third parties located throughout the world, and the Site may be viewed and hosted anywhere in the world, including countries that may not have laws of general applicability regulating the use and transfer of such data.

Consent

By using the Site, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your information by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on the Site. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy, which was last updated on June 20, 2010.

Contact Our Privacy Department

Questions regarding this policy should be directed to us via phone, mail or email.

info@lobbytools.com
930 Thomasville Road Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32303
(850) 915-0100