Privacy Policy

Last updated: April 1,2020’s mission is to inform the media and politicians to End The Shutdown.

1. Information we collect
To run our service and show you relevant content we need to know a little about you and your company. Here we outline what information collects, and how we collect it. Essentially, we are compiling a list of business owners and entrepreneurs who believe the government should end the economic shutdown. We want to provide a voice to the business owners of America. We may print this petition and send it to politicians or take out an advertisement in a paper. If you don’t want be part of this common voice, don’t sign the petition.

When you sign the petition on the platform, In the chart below, we’ve detailed the information we may collect about you, and how we obtain this information.

Some of the information above reveals your specific identity, or is directly tied to your specific identity, such as your name and email address. Some of this information does not reveal your specific identity, or does not directly relate to you, such as your browser and device information or information collected through cookies. If we ever combine non-personally identifiable information with personally identifiable information, the combined information will be treated by us as personally identifying information and protected accordingly.

Our services are not directed to people under the age of sixteen (18), and we do not knowingly collect personal information from them.

2. How we use your information
We will use your information to provide to news media and or politicians to help End the Shutdown. Our legitimate business interests are explained below, alongside examples of how your information may be used for these purposes.

Your name and the name of your company may become public.

3. Who may receive your information
Here we outline who may receive your information when it is shared either by you via the platform, or by us.

a. The community

  • All information you post on our platform might be visible to other users. Our platform provides an open forum for communication by users all around the world. We do not monitor, verify, or perform any background check on campaign starters, petition signers, or other users of
  • Similar to traditional paper petitions, we consider an online petition to be a public expression of support for an issue. Therefore, your name, general geographic location (i.e. city, state, country), and a link to your user profile may be displayed on the landing page for this petition, or may be placed in public advertisements or displayed on letters which may be sent to politicians. This information will be viewable to any visitor, including the media, search engines, and other organizations that provide archival internet activities. If you do not wish to have your support for a petition to be public, we recommend you do not sign the petition
  • Your first name, last name, city and/or postcode, and the day that you signed will be shared with the person who initiated a petition you have signed. This is extremely important for petition starters to demonstrate the legitimacy of their signatures to the decision-makers they are working to influence. If you do not wish to have this information shared with the person who initiated the petition, please do not sign the petition.
  • The petition starter may choose to share your name and general geographic location with the intended decision maker who is the recipient of their petition. For example, the intended decision maker may be your congressman/woman when the petition concerns an issue relevant to him or her. If you do not wish to have this information shared with the petition recipient, you should not sign the petition.
  • If you sign a petition started by an NGO or other organization, you will be presented with the option of sharing your email address with that NGO or organization to receive direct email updates from them (not via the platform) should you choose to provide your consent for such sharing. Such organizations are not’s commercial partners and are in no way affiliated with Enabling our users to interact directly with organizations, if those users consent to this connection, is part of our goal of helping people to stay informed on the causes that matter to them. We may revoke an organization’s access to this option in response to reports of abuse.

b. Your connected social media platforms

  • You may share your activities on with friends on other social media sites, for example, sharing a petition you signed on Facebook. To do so, you must connect your account with your social media account. In such case, you authorize us to share information with your social media account provider, and you understand that the use of the information we share will be governed by the social media site’s privacy policy. If you do not want your information shared with other social media users or with your social media account provider, please do not connect your social media account with your account and do not use the social sharing features on the platform.
  • You may voluntarily share information on message boards, chats, profile pages, blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and materials (including the pages on Facebook and other social media platforms). Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to other users, social media platform users and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information about yourself via the social sharing features of our platform. For more details regarding posting content to our platform, please see our Terms of Service.

c. Our suppliers, subcontractors and business partners (“service providers”): We may share information about you with our service providers who process information to provide services to us or on our behalf. We have contracts with our service providers that prohibit them from sharing the information about you that they collect or receive with anyone else or from using such information for other purposes.

d. Legal & administrative obligations
We may use and disclose your personal information as necessary or appropriate, especially when we have a legal obligation or legitimate interest to do so:

  • Fraud prevention: We may use and disclose the information we collect from and about our users as we believe necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, privacy, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.
  • Law enforcement purposes: If requested or required by government authorities such as law enforcement authorities, courts, regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law (which may include laws outside your country of residence), we may have to disclose information we have about our users. We also may use and disclose information collected about you in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.

4. Data retention & security
We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purposes for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide our services to you, our legal obligations or whether retention is advisable in light of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation or regulatory investigations).

5. Third-Party Services
We’re not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties linked to from our Platform.

This Privacy Policy does not address, and we are not responsible for, the privacy, information, or other practices of any third parties, including any third party operating any site or service to which our services link.  Our inclusion of a link on our services does not imply our endorsement of the linked site or service

6. Policy updates & contacting us
This policy may change over time. We’ve included here our contact information, but the best way to get in touch with us is through our online Help Center.
We may change this Privacy Policy. The “Effective Date” legend at the top of this Privacy Policy indicates when it was last revised.  Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on our platform.

We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. If you have any suggestions for us, feel free to let us know by contacting our Help Desk.

Because email or postal communications are not always secure, please do not include credit card or other sensitive information in your emails or letters to us.

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