How do we protect supporter data?
Why we're better than Cambride Analytica and Facebook
The Glass Capitol is committed to full transparency and openness on how we use supporter data. This information is a key component of our business model and we consider it our responsibility to protect it in the process. We forgo collection of any data that our users don't explicitly volunteer. None of our products incorporate any third-party advertising or tracking platforms. For data that supporters do volunteer, our terms of service forbid any entity that uses TGC data from sharing non-anonymized single records or aggregate data publicly or with intent to cause harm.
Your data typically falls into one of three categories across the internet: (1) self-reported data; (2) digital exhaust; and (3) profiling data. You should be aware of how companies leverage each type of data. Learn more about responsible data practices and consumer data from this article
Address and location data are not saved when you find your representatives. This is a prime example of digital exhaust, data people don't volunteer explicitly, and we do not store or save it.
Petition responses are saved and shared. This is self-reported data. When you sign a petition you are leveraging your information to further a cause or policy goal. You should assume your signature will be viewed by many entities. First, with the organizer of the petition so they may keep you up to date on the issue/goal. Second, bulk petition response data is available for purchase by political campaigns and other political organizations for the purposes of studying and responding to communities' needs and wants.