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Elect Blue

Privacy Policy
Vote BLUE in the 2018 US Midterm Elections!

Privacy Policy

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").


This page informs you of policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use this Service and the choices you have associated with that data. This Privacy Policy for Elect Blue is managed through Free Privacy Policy.

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

Personal Data

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:

  • Email address

  • First name and / or last name

  • Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City

  • Current location


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.


Usage Data

The Service does not collect information that your browser sends when you visit our Service contact page or this privacy policy page.

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.

Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

The developer will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Data

Legal Requirements

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.

Service Providers

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 may opt-out of certain Firebase features through your mobile device settings, such as your device advertising settings or by following the instructions provided by Google in their Privacy Policy:


You can review Google's policy for safeguarding your data here: For more information on what type of information Firebase collects, please visit please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page:



Sentry is a crash-reporting and debugging service provided by Sentry IO.

You can find the Sentry privacy policy at:


Data Access

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 uses a physical address to find Federal Members of Congress and House Representatives.

You can find the Google Civic Info privacy policy at:


Open States API

The Open States API. uses your location (based on your current electoral district address) to find your State Senators and House Representatives.

You can find the Open States privacy policy at:


Links To Other Sites

This Service contains links to other sites that are not operated by the developer. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. You are strongly advised to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

The developer has no control over and assumes no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

The developer may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The developer will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page, and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact the developer:

By email:

Last updated 25 September 2018
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