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[Last Updated August 9, 2023]

Committee to Elect Ashley Shade (also “we,” “us,” or “our”) has created this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explain how we collect, use, and disclose information that you may provide while visiting our website,, and our mobile sites, mobile applications, and other online services (the “Sites”) using a personal computer, mobile device, or any other means, and to demonstrate our firm commitment to Internet privacy. This Privacy Policy also applies to personal information collected by third-party vendors on our behalf.


What is Personal Information?

“Personal Information” is information about a particular individual that specifically identifies that individual or information about that individual, such as name, address, email address, telephone number, or credit or debit card information. Personal Information does not include “aggregate information,” which is data that may be collected automatically or without reference to Personal Information about the use of the Sites. The Privacy Policy does not restrict Committee to Elect Ashley Shade's collection and use of aggregate information.


Visitors to the Sites

Committee to Elect Ashley Shade operates in the United States, and the information we collect is governed by U.S. law.



The Sites are not directed at children, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information directly from children (including information concerning a child or that child’s parents/guardians, any screen or user name that functions as online contact information for a child, any photograph, video, or audio file containing a child’s image or voice) from users under the age of thirteen (13) or from other web sites or services directed at children. Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (“COPPA”), we will not knowingly request or collect Personal Information from any child under the age of thirteen (13) in the United States without obtaining the required consent from the appropriate parent/guardian. Children may access and browse the Sites without disclosing any Personal Information. We will apply material changes to this Privacy Policy to conform with applicable law, including any applicable COPPA provisions requiring parental consent. Please visit for information from the Federal Trade Commission about protecting children’s privacy online. If you have any reservations, questions, or concerns about your child’s access to the Sites or how we use the information your child provides, please contact us.

International Visitors. The Sites are designed for and targeted to U.S. audiences and are governed by and operated per the laws of the U.S. Ashley Shade for North Adams makes no representation that the Sites are operated per the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations.


Collection of Personal Information

Direct Collection. We collect Personal Information that you provide to us when you register, send us an email, sign up to receive email or text messages, sign up to volunteer, fill out a form, make a purchase or donation, communicate with us through third-party social feeds, request information, participate in active forums or take any other action on the Sites. As required by the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF ), we must also collect and disclose the name, address, occupation, and employer of all donors whose donations exceed $50 during the election cycle. We (or our service providers) may also obtain information from outside sources and combine it with the information we collect through the Sites, including voter file data from state parties and other organizations, public databases, and private organizations. This Policy also applies to Personal Information that we may obtain from third-party vendors such as search engines or social media sites.

Aggregate and Similar Information. We may automatically collect information when you visit the Sites, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address, the browser and operating system you use, the name of the domain and host from which you access the Internet, the address of the website from which you linked to the Sites, device identifiers, and mobile and network information, and your actions on the Sites. This information will be treated as Personal Information if we combine or link it to any identifying information above. Otherwise, this information constitutes aggregate information.

We may also collect “log data.” Log data provides aggregate information about the number of site visits to different pages. We use log data for troubleshooting purposes and to track which pages people visit to improve the Sites. We do not link log data collected to Personal Information. Third-party vendors may also collect aggregate log data independently from us. However, we are not responsible for these third-party vendors’ content or privacy policies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies and review the practices of all websites you visit.

We may communicate with third-party vendors, including Google, and place online advertising, which will be shown on other websites. Those third-party vendors may sometimes decide which ads to show you based on your prior visits to the Sites. At no time will you be personally identified with those third-party vendors, nor will any of the information you share with us be shared with those third-party vendors? If you prefer to opt out of using these third-party cookies on the Sites, visit the Network Advertising opt-out page:

We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. This helps us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with the Sites. We may also use embedded images in emails to track open rates for our mailings to tell which mailings appeal most to our supporters.

Cookies and Related Technology. We may also automatically receive and store certain information when you visit the Sites through cookies, web beacons, or similar programs to collect the information described above. “Cookies” are small text files stored locally on your computer that help store user preferences. “Web beacons” are small codes on websites that collect advertising metrics, such as counting page views, promotion views, or advertising responses. We may use cookies or web beacons to measure aggregate web statistics, including the number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular web pages, and other information. We may also use cookies to facilitate your online visit by maintaining the data you provide so that you will not need to resubmit certain information. Cookies do not contain any Personal Information, and we will never track your Internet usage outside of the Sites. In many web browsers, you can choose to delete, disable, turn off, or reject most cookies and web beacons through the “Internet Options” sub-option of your web browser’s “Tools” menu or otherwise as directed by your web browser’s support feature. Please consult your web browser’s “Help” section for more information.

Petitions. Any petitions you have signed online, and any comments therewith, constitute public information that we may provide to local, state, or national political leaders and the press.

Third-Party Websites

The Sites may contain links to third-party websites, including social media sites. Except as expressly stated otherwise by Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, we do not review the privacy practices of all other websites and recommend that you review their privacy policies and settings before sharing your Personal Information. We do not have control over third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy policies or practices. Any third parties to whom we may disclose Personal Information may have privacy policies that describe how they use and disclose Personal Information. Those policies will govern the use, handling, and disclosure of Personal Information once we have shared it with those third parties as described in this Privacy Policy. If you want to learn more about third-party privacy practices, we encourage you to visit the websites of those third parties.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information for various purposes, including to:
Connect you to Committee to Elect Ashley Shade programs, events, and activities, and obtain and confirm RSVPs to events and programs;
Improve, maintain, and operate the Sites; send you receipts, confirmations, updates, notices, and messages regarding support and administration;
Provide and deliver news and information we think will interest you, such as information about relevant issues, resources, events, campaigns, candidates, events, promotions, products, and services;
Provide information or products that you request and process and complete such transactions;
Respond to your emails, requests, comments, submissions, and questions, and provide customer service, request feedback, and otherwise communicate with you regarding your use of the Sites;
Help connect you with other Committee to Elect Ashley Shade supporters and to solicit donations, support, and volunteers;
Monitor and analyze trends and site usage and provide features and content that match your interests based on the information you provide and your actions on the Sites;

To manage our business;
To notify you of changes to our Sites;
Contact you if required by Federal or State election laws.

For any other purpose for which the information was collected; and to protect the interests of Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, another visitor to the Sites, and/or to enforce one or more provisions of this Privacy Policy; and to communicate with you, including through newsletters and email notifications, confirmations, technical notices, updates, security alerts, as well as regarding support and administrative messages that you may request. We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and allow you to opt into any marketing communications we send. You may also elect to receive certain marketing email communications in accordance with your preferences, and from which you may opt-out at any time by adjusting your notification settings or using the “unsubscribe” link in the relevant correspondence.

How We Share Your Personal Information


Though we make every effort to preserve your privacy, we may share Personal information as follows:
When we have a good-faith belief that release is appropriate to comply with the law (for example, a lawful subpoena);
To protect the rights or property, or safety of our supporters, employees, volunteers, or others;
With vendors, service providers, consultants, employees, contractors, or volunteers who need to know such information to carry out their duties;
With groups, causes, organizations, or candidates we believe have similar views, goals, and principles;
To report your name, address, occupation, employer, and amount contributed if your donation exceeds $50, as required by the MA OCPF;
To comply with applicable laws, statutes, or regulations and to enforce this Privacy Policy; and
Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, may transfer your Personal Information to a separate entity in the event of bankruptcy or a sale, merger, or acquisition. That entity will be responsible for ensuring your Personal Information is used only for authorized purposes and in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.


How We Protect and Retain the Information You Provide

Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, uses reasonable industry-standard security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, theft, unauthorized access, destruction, or alteration of the information under our control. Although we make reasonable faith efforts to store information collected by the Sites in a secure operating environment, we cannot guarantee complete security.
We will retain your Personal Information as long as you have an active account with Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, as necessary to provide you with the services via the Sites, or as otherwise outlined in this Privacy Policy. We will also retain and use Personal Information as necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, enforce our agreements, and protect our legal rights. We also collect, maintain, use, and share aggregated, anonymized, or pseudonymized information, which we may retain indefinitely to protect the safety and security of our Sites, improve our Sites, or comply with legal obligations.


The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email address to:
Send information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions
Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our clients after the original transaction has occurred.
To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:
Do not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance if one is used.
Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
Allow users to unsubscribe using the link at the bottom of each email.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at

How to Unsubscribe or Opt Out

Those who subscribe to email lists via the Sites will receive periodic updates from us by mail, fax, or email. You may opt out of receiving future information via email using the unsubscribe procedure specified in the email. We may send promotional and non-promotional push notifications or alerts to your mobile device with your consent. You can deactivate these messages anytime by changing your mobile device’s notification settings. You may also contact us at if you no longer wish to receive regarding Ashley Shade or the Sites. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional emails, such as those about using the Sites.

Rejecting Cookies / Do Not Track

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. If you reject all cookies, you may be unable to use certain Sites areas. Some browsers have incorporated “Do Not Track” features. Most of these features, when turned on, send a signal or preference to the website or online service that a user visits, indicating that the user does not wish to be tracked. California law requires that a website or other online service operator disclose how the operator responds to a Do Not Track signal and whether third parties may collect personal information about an individual’s online activities from the operator’s website or online service. Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, is committed to giving you meaningful choices about the information collected through the Services. However, please be aware that the Internet industry is still working on Do Not Track standards.

Updates to This Privacy Policy

Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time so we encourage you to check this page when revisiting the Sites to ensure you are informed of how your personal information will be used. We will post notice of any changes by revising the date last updated on the Privacy Policy. By using or accessing the Sites, you accept the Privacy Policy and its terms and conditions in effect at that time.

How to Contact Us

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be emailed to Committee to Elect Ashley Shade at

Additional information for California residents
California Privacy Rights

Effective January 1, 2005, under California Civil Code Section 1798.83, if an individual who is a California resident has provided Personal Information to a business in connection with a business relationship that is primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, and if that business has within the immediately preceding calendar year disclosed such an individual’s Personal Information to a third party and knows or should have known that such third party used the information for its direct marketing purposes, then that business is obligated to disclose in writing to such individual upon request, what Personal Information was shared and with whom it was shared. As a non-profit, we are not a “business” subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act (California Civil Code Section 1798.135; “CCPA”) that goes into effect on January 1, 2020. Our disclosures to service providers will strive to be consistent, however, with the spirit of the CCPA as of its effective date on January 1, 2020. Any request for a disclosure required under these California laws should be sent to us via email at or via regular mail at Committee to Elect Ashley Shade, 33 N. Church Street. North Adams, MA 01247.

Please note that we are not required to respond to your request more than once in a calendar year, nor are we required to respond to any request not sent to the email or mailing address designated above.

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