Privacy & Security Policy and Terms of Service

Last Updated: May 18, 2023

Our Commitment To Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. Our ongoing commitment to the protection of your privacy is essential to building trust between Rank the Vote ("Rank the Vote" "we" or "us"), our volunteers, other nonprofits and volunteer organizations ("users"), and state-based RCV organizations ("partners"). This document (the "Privacy Policy") is intended to help you understand how we collect, use, and disclose your information.

User Consent
By submitting Information through our website, you expressly consent to the processing of your Information according to this Privacy Policy. Your Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Information may be less stringent than laws in your country.

The Information We Collect
You accessed Rank the Vote by visiting This notice applies only to information you submit to Rank the Vote, not our partners. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the information you submit directly to third parties, including our partners, who may have their own posted policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of your information.

The types of information, including without limitation personal information, ("Information") we may collect from users through this site are:

  • First and Last Name
  • Email address and password
  • Telephone number
  • Address, City and State (optional)
  • Country and Postal Code
  • Comments and feedback about volunteer experiences (optional)
  • Connection history
  • Geo-location information
  • Information about your interests and skills (optional)
  • Customized email preferences (optional)
  • Resume (optional)
  • Other categories of information required or requested by an Agency to register for a particular volunteer opportunity.

How We Use Information

We use the Information we collect about you to provide and improve the site, facilitate the volunteering process, respond to your requests, and to provide information to you about Rank the Vote and related topics. We may also use location information to send you e-mail messages about upcoming events or activities in your area.

We may use the information that you provide online to contact you for other purposes or to solicit contributions. When you register or sign up online, we may share your contact information with other organizations that share similar goals and objectives, and they may contact or solicit you.

Please be aware that we may use our email lists for sending out Rank the Vote communications. You may remove yourself from the list at any time. For details or special requests, please email us at [email protected] .

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • With vendors, service providers, volunteers, and consultants who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf;
  • With organizations, candidates, campaigns, groups, or causes that we believe have similar political viewpoints, principles, or objectives or share similar goals and with organizations that facilitate communications and information sharing among such groups;
  • With other participants in a joint fundraising committee;
  • To report required information to the Federal Election Commission or state agencies, including name, mailing address, occupation, employer, and principal place of business of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle;
  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with, or required by, any applicable law or legal process, including lawful requests by public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements;
  • When we believe in good faith that we are lawfully authorized or required to do so or that doing so is reasonably necessary or appropriate to comply with the law or legal processes or respond to lawful requests, claims, or legal authorities, including responding to lawful subpoenas, warrants, or court orders;
  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of Rank the Vote, its employees, volunteers, constituents, or others;
  • In connection with, or during negotiations of, any reorganization or formation of a new committee or successor organization, asset sale or transfer, financing or lending transaction, or in any other situation where personal information may be disclosed or transferred as one of the assets of Rank the Vote;
  • With your consent or at your direction.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information that cannot reasonably be used by those third parties to identify you.

The above excludes text messaging originator opt-in data and consent, which information will not be shared with any third parties, provided that the foregoing does not apply to sharing (1) with vendors, consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf (and who will not use such information for their own purposes); (2) if we believe disclosure is required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation or to comply with law enforcement or legal process; and (3) if the user consents to our sharing of such information.

Children's Privacy

We welcome volunteers of all ages, including children under the age of thirteen. Due to our status as a non-profit organization, we are not required to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). However, we strongly encourage our volunteers aged thirteen and under to use our site only with parental consent and supervision.

Cookies and Analytics

Cookies are tiny data files that web sites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them so that they can remember you when you visit. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously and maintain your account's privacy. Our site uses cookies to maintain a user's identity between sessions so that the site can be personalized based on user preferences or a user's history.

You can set your web browser to prompt you before you accept a cookie, accept cookies automatically or reject all cookies. However, if you choose not to accept cookies from this web site, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of this web site or benefit from the information and services which it offers.


This site contains links to our Partners. Rank the Vote is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of our Partner sites.

When you visit our site, we and others give you the following choices about use of mechanisms for tracking, including tracking of your online activities over time and across different websites and online services by third parties. Many Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies from Rank the Vote.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online. If you have any questions about our data security or data retention practices, please email us at [email protected] and we will work to provide you with the answers you require.

Changes to Policy

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will change the "Last Updated" date above.

How To Contact Us

We appreciate your questions or comments about this Privacy Policy and our general mission here at Rank the Vote. We also want to work carefully with you to resolve any disputes or issues you might have. Please send email to [email protected] .


Effective Date: Sep. 5, 2020

Ranked Choice Boston is fiscally sponsored by Rank the Vote, a 501c3 entity. All donations are tax deductible to the maximum extent of the law and will go towards advancing ranked choice voting in Boston.