Information You Provide
In certain areas of the game, you may be prompted to provide your email address. In other areas you may be prompted to provide anonymous demographic information such as your age, political party affiliation, and your zip code.
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Our Use of Information You Provide
In certain areas of the game we may ask you to provide personal information. If you provide your email address we will use that information to send you occasional updates to alert you of new or improved experiences on the website. We will never link your email to your answers or to any other information you provide. If you provide other personal information after completing a game we may compile that information in the aggregate to determine the preferences of different types of users. For example, if you provide your zip code, we may calculate the average choice of everyone in that particular zip code. We may use zip code to share with a Member of Congress the average choice of users in their district. When you provide this information, you grant access to that information to the Committee for a Responsible Budget for the purposes described above. We store that information in a secure database.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We will not disclose your Personal Information to third parties without your permission. So, for example, we will not sell your email address or other Personal Information to mass marketers. We will only share information in the aggregate to create statistics about people’s choices in the games.
If law enforcement or judicial authorities require us to provide them with your Personal Information, we must cooperate with the authorities if their request is supported with the necessary legal documentation.
Our Security Procedures
We have implemented security measures to protect your information from loss, misuse, and alteration.
Your Control of Personal Information
You may limit the collection and use of different elements of your Personal Information by not participating in those activities for which we collect Personal Information, as listed above. You may choose to discontinue the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information by limiting or discontinuing your use of futurebudget.org altogether.
Privacy Protection for Children
If you are under the age of 13, please do not use futurebudget.org. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we will not knowingly permit persons under the age of 13 to provide Personal Information to us through futurebudget.org or otherwise. If we later learn that you are under the age of 13, we will take appropriate steps to remove your Personal Information from our database and restrict your access to futurebudget.org.
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