Privacy Policy

ARMALogo_300x300This website, http://www.responsibleaccess.org (the “Site”) is operated by Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access (A.R.M.A.) (“We” or “Us”). We work hard to protect your privacy. We’re members too, and we treat your privacy as we do our own.  We wrote this privacy policy to let you know how we treat your personal information – and to show you all the ways we work to keep it safe and private.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by completing this form. The Site is directed to users in the United States only.

We will send you updates by e-mail. If you join an A.R.M.A. committee, you may also receive updates from your other committee members. You can remove yourself from the mailing list at any time. Your phone number will be visible to other members of your coordinating committee(s). You may be contacted by phone to coordinate your participation in A.R.M.A. events. We do not share the information you've given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups:

  • Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access PAC, our sister organization;
  • Affiliated Third Parties – for example, our database administrators or organizations that provide extra organizers at an urgent time – for the sole purpose of helping Us do our work.  By contract, these groups do  not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by Us.
  • Third Party Administrators, such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages.  The content of these emails will be from A.R.M.A. and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

In addition, with your explicit permission, we pass along certain of your information to the following groups (as is standard practice):

  • Legislators when you choose to use our tools to send them messages;

Under circumstances where we determine that members may be misusing our systems for malicious purposes (for example, using the numbers we provide to make harassing phone calls), such activities may be reported to law enforcement agencies. In such cases, A.R.M.A. may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to those agencies.

Please review this privacy policy periodically because we modify it from time to time.  This privacy policy was last revised on February 01, 2014.  Each time you visit this Site or provide us with information through the Site, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the privacy policy in effect at that time.  You are also accepting our specific rules or terms of use which may be posted on specific sections of the Site, including areas for making donations, signing petitions or sending emails, and taking part in our photo campaigns.

This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data gathered only on the Site. This privacy policy does not apply to any other website or any offline contact between Us and any other entity or offline contact between you and Us.

Sharing of Information Between Us and the Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access PAC

Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access is a 501(c)6 organization that primarily focuses on municipal ordinances and regulations regarding the dispensing of medical cannabis, including land use, zoning and other measures. Our goal is to ensure municipalities have clear ordinances on the books that enable licensed facilities to operate in full compliance with state and local law and to work cooperatively with neighborhood groups and government leaders to ensure neighborhood quality is not negatively affected by the operation of collectives and cooperatives.

Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access PAC is a political action committee that primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access and Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access PAC are separate organizations.  As such, when you provide your personal information to Alliance for Responsible Medicinal Access or the PAC, we share it with the other, with the exception of credit card information with which you may provide us in order to make a donation.  Please see the Financial Donations section, below, for more information about donations.

Financial Donations

If you choose to make a donation, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. We do not retain your credit card information.

Phone Campaigns

From time to time, A.R.M.A. staff members, volunteers, and vendors may contact you by telephone about urgent actions or campaigns. If you would like to be removed permanently from our phone list, please click here. Please allow 8-10 business days for your information to be removed.

Children

A.R.M.A. does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Site and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Site. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations.

Cookies

Some parts of the Site are password-protected. If you check "Remember Me" upon log-in, we will use a cookie (cookies reside on your computer and are under the control of your browser) to enable you to return to password-protected areas of the website without having to re-enter your password. If you wish to disable these cookies, the help portion of the tool bar on most browsers will tell you how do that. If you set your browser to disable cookies, however, you may not be able to access certain parts of this Site.

Advertising

We may place online advertising with third-party vendors, including Google, which will be shown on other sites on the internet. In some cases, those third-party vendors may decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Site. At no time will you be personally identified to those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with Us be shared with those third-party vendors. If you prefer to opt out of the use of these third-party cookies on the Site, you can do so by visiting theNetwork Advertising Initiative opt out page.

Data Tracking

In order to better serve our members, we use cookies and periodically analyze web logs. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps Us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our website. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings, so that we can tell which mailings appeal most to A.R.M.A. members.

URLs contained in emails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use these URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an id—we do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with email programs which do not handle long URLs. When a shortened URL is displayed in an email, you will see the full URL in the browser's address bar when you access the page.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may share aggregate information about who and where our members are with third parties including, but not limited to, legislators, partner organizations, and political campaigns. This information will be disclosed in aggregate form only and will not, under any circumstances, contain personally identifiable information. Examples of this type of aggregate data include, but are not limited to, how many A.R.M.A. members live in a town/district, or how many new people from a particular area have joined A.R.M.A. We may also use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to third party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Site. Third party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. We have no control over such third party websites, and by using this Site, you acknowledge and agree that A.R.M.A. is not responsible for the availability of such third party sites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites. You further acknowledge and agree that A.R.M.A. will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

A.R.M.A. may revise or amend this policy at any time at our sole discretion. If we make any substantive changes in the way we collect or use personally identifying information provided by users, we will post a prominent announcement on our website home page and post the changes on this page. We will never change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected prior to the effective date of any changes without the consent of affected users. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy.

Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Site, you can contact us.

Email from A.R.M.A.

A.R.M.A. will send you updates on this and other important campaigns by email. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by completing this form.

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