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Under some circumstances we will partner with other organizations to run a joint campaign. These instances will be clearly indicated (usually by a co-branded petition page) and you will be given the opportunity to opt-in to both of these email lists. This will only occur with your explicit permission and you will also be able to opt-out of either list at any time.
Petitions and Surveys
For petitions and surveys you've signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information—for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to public officials and other targets, or to the press. We may also publish your name and/or comments in an action stream directly below signed petitions. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the designated target as part of a petition. This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online.
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