Medicare for All Household Savings Calculator Privacy Policy

Effective Date: April 5, 2024

Medicare for All is committed to protecting your privacy. Accordingly, we’ve created this policy to explain our privacy practices with respect to personal information provided when you access the Medicare for All Household Savings Calculator Tool (the “Calculator”) on the website. This policy only applies to the Calculator; it does not apply to other features on the website or other websites. To view the privacy policy or the website, click here.

Collection of your Personal Information

We collect a variety of personal information about those who use the Calculator. Personal information is information that can be directly associated with a specific person or entity such as your email address and information about activities that are directly linked to that person. You may make changes to the information you have provided by contacting us .

In addition to the information that you enter on the Calculator, we automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us online. For example, when you visit our site, our systems automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser you use. Information may be automatically collected through the use of “cookies” (more information below).

Use and Disclosure of your Personal Information

The Calculator collects and uses your personal information to deliver the services you have requested. These services include the display of customized content based upon the information we have collected.

Information about users is one of our most important assets and therefore we keep it confidential. Personal information will only be made available to others for the following, limited purposes:

To Carry Out Your Requests. We also may be required to disclose personal information in order to carry out your requests when you use the site. This may include sharing your Calculator results on social media. If you enter your email address and agree to receive email communications from us, we may share personal information (email address and calculator results) with third parties as necessary to deliver you email updates.

To Protect You and Ourselves. We release personal information when we believe release is necessary or appropriate to comply with the law (e.g., a lawful subpoena); to protect our rights or property; to protect our donors and supporters from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful conduct; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires the disclosure of communications or records.

For Academic Research. We may share the information you enter on the site with our employees and contractors to conduct research on healthcare economics, including potential savings associated with a Medicare for All system. We may share aggregated, anonymized data publicly in the form of studies, reports, and similar materials.

To Share with Others (Email address only). If you choose to receive email communications from us, we may share your email address (but not any other information entered into the Calculator) with others, including: vendors, volunteers, campaigns, and political and other organizations, including committees with which we are affiliated.

Collection and Use of Children’s Personal Information

We care about the safety and privacy of children online, and we comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA). We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. To respect the privacy of children and to comply with COPPA, children under the age of 13 should not provide any personal information on this site. We urge parents to supervise their children while online.

Your Choices

Use of Cookies. We may automatically collect information using “cookies” to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit the Calculator, your browser saves a tiny piece of information on your computer. This information personalizes and improves your experience online.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Web Beacons. We may collect information using Web beacons. Web beacons are electronic images that may be used on our sites or in our emails. We use Web beacons to deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and to tell if an email has been opened and acted upon.

Promotional Communications. If you no longer wish to receive emails from Medicare for All, please click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of our emails. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about your use of our website. 

Updating Information. You may update and correct certain information you provide to us by emailing us at . If you wish to delete information we have collected from you, please email us , but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate campaign purposes. We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for as long as necessary for our business purposes.

Data Retention

We store the information we collect on you for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it, or for other legitimate campaign purposes.

How Do We Protect Your information?

We employ a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to guard your personal information. For example, we use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems. We restrict access to personal information about you to those employees and third-party vendors who need to know that information to provide services to you. Further, we store the personal information we collect from you is stored on a secure server. We use Secure Sockets Layer software, which encrypts information you input and allows you to view your information in a secure manner.

We have no control over the security of other sites on the Internet you might visit, interact with, or from which you buy products or services.

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to third-party websites as a service to our visitors. We are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. Those sites’ privacy policies may differ from ours and we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices before providing them with information.

Social Sharing Features

We may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, which let you share actions you take using the Calculator with other media. Your use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on your privacy settings for the relevant social media site. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Third-Party Advertising and Analytic Services

We may allow others to provide analytics services and serve advertisements on our behalf across the web and in mobile applications. These entities may use cookies, web beacons, device identifiers and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Site and other websites and applications, including your IP address, web browser, mobile network information, pages viewed, time spent on pages or in apps, links clicked, and conversion information. This information may be used by us and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our website and other websites, and better understand your online activity.

European Union Citizens

Medicare for All and this Calculator are based in the United States, the Calculator is directed to U.S. residents, and we process and store information in the U.S. We do not knowingly collect personal information about individuals residing in the European Union. If you believe we have collected or processed personal information about any individuals residing in the European Union, please contact us at .

Your California Privacy Rights

How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals for California Residents. California Business and Professions Code Section 22575(b) (as amended effective January 1, 2014) provides that California residents are entitled to know how we respond to “Do Not Track” browser settings. We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed. We continue to review new technologies and may adopt a standard once one is created.

As a non-profit, we are not a “business” subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) that went into effect on January 1, 2020. Our disclosures of information to service providers will nonetheless aim to reflect the spirit of the CCPA.

Changes to this Policy

We may revise and update this policy if our practices change, if we add new features to the Calculator, or if we change existing ones that affect these practices. You should refer back to this page often for the latest information.

Contact Information

We welcome your comments regarding this policy. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact us by email at or at the mailing address listed below:

PO Box 21912

Seattle, WA 98111

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