Vote BLUE in the 2018 US Midterm Elections!
Effective date: September 25, 2018
Michael Critchley ("he", "the developer"), a non-corporate, independent developer, operates the web information pages and the Elect Blue mobile application (the "Service", "Elect Blue").
The developer uses your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
The Service collects several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve the Service, and improve your user experience.
Types of Data Collected
While using our Service as a logged-in member, you are required to provide a certain amount of personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
First name and / or last name
Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
Use of Personal Data
Elect Blue uses the collected personal data for various purposes:
Your address is required to locate your elected officials.
Your location allows other users to verify that you are where you claim to be.
Your email is used as a unique identifier, and also for password resets.
Your name is used in your public profile.
The Service collects the following information in the background when you access the Service by or through a mobile device ("Usage Data"):
Device identifiers used to manage push notifications
Crash reports and other system-diagnostic logs
Analytics information about number of user sessions and other usage statistics
Use of Data
Elect Blue uses the collected data for various purposes:
To provide and maintain the Service
To notify you about changes to our Service
To provide customer care and support
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
To monitor the usage of the Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Transfer Of Data
Your information, including Personal Data, will be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located in the continental United States maintained by Google Firebase. The Service can not guarantee that some information will be maintained by Google on servers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
Disclosure Of Data
The developer may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
To comply with a legal obligation
To protect and defend the rights or property of Elect Blue
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to the developer, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While the developer strives to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, he cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Deletion Of Data
Prior to Account Creation
If you have not yet created an account with Elect Blue (Email and Password account creation), then none of your data is transmitted from your device to the server by the Service. Deleting Elect Blue from your device will delete any data stored locally.
Users who have email/password accounts
The app does not currently support user logout or deletion, although this is scheduled for a future release. To request a profile deletion, please contact the developer by email at to request that your profile be deactivated and your profile information deleted.
To ensure that others cannot fraudulently request deletion of your data, all written requests for data deletion must include:
Your login email
*If your login email is not a mail address you currently use, please include a contact email.
Your full name
The address you entered to search for your local representatives (If you do not remember this, do another search and send that address). This allows the developer to check a data point in your profile to confirm the actual profile owner is making the request.
While the developer will honor all written requests for data deletion and will perform data deletions as soon as possible, database manipulation is not a trivial task, and deletions may take several weeks to complete.
Elect Blue uses a number of third party companies to facilitate the Service ("Service Providers"), to perform Service-related services or to assist in analyzing how the Service is used.
These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on Elect Blue's behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
Data Storage and Analytics
Firebase is an analytics service provided by Google Inc.
You can review Google's policy for safeguarding your data here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245. For more information on what type of information Firebase collects, please visit please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Sentry is a crash-reporting and debugging service provided by Sentry IO.https://sentry.io/welcome/
Elect Blue uses a number of third-party Service Providers to gather information about your elected officials. The following services are sent either your address or location via their private API in order to search their data bases for data.
Google Civic Info API
The Civic Info API https://developers.google.com/civic-information/ uses a physical address to find Federal Members of Congress and House Representatives.
Open States API
The Open States API.https://openstates.org uses your location (based on your current electoral district address) to find your State Senators and House Representatives.
Links To Other Sites
The developer has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.