2022 Privacy Policy

At Pro-Choice Ohio, we are committed to protecting your privacy online. Our privacy policy explains the information practices Pro-Choice Ohio uses related to: 

  • How we use your information 
  • How we protect your information 
  • How to unsubscribe from mailing lists 
  • How to correct information you provided 
  • How to contact us about privacy 

Pro-Choice Ohio has also signed the Direct Marketing Associations (DMA) Privacy Promise to American Consumers that took effect for all DMA members on July 1, 1999. This policy can be found at www.the-dma.org. 

Our site links to a limited number of other web sites. Pro-Choice Ohio is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these web sites. 

How Do We Use the Information You Provide? 

When you volunteer online or sign up for our email list: Our forms ask you to give Pro-Choice Ohio contact information including: name, mailing address, email address and how you wish to help us. Unless you opt-out, we will use your email address to send you updates on reproductive health issues and to ask you to take an action such as contacting your Congressperson. Additionally, you may receive periodic fundraising communications. 

Pro-Choice Ohio exchanges email names with affiliated organizations to the extent permitted by law but not with other non-Pro-Choice Ohio organizations. You may remove your name from our email list at any time by emailing a request to communications@prochoiceohio.org. 

We use your address information to send you information about Pro-Choice Ohio and to help match your interests to our grassroots organizing efforts. Since we are a grassroots organization, we will provide your contact information to our state field staff. You may remove your name from all of our volunteer and activist lists by sending your request to communications@prochoiceohio.org. We do not share our volunteer or activist lists with any other site or any other non-Pro-Choice Ohio entity. 

When you contribute money online: Pro-Choice Ohio accepts contributions by credit card online. In addition to your name, mailing address and email address, we make a note of your telephone number if you choose to provide it, but you are not required to do so. By providing us with this information, you allow us to quickly contact you concerning federal legislation, our grassroots efforts and new publications such as our Repro Wrap-Up. 

Pro-Choice Ohio may exchange or rent our contributor list of names and mailing addresses to other organizations unless you use the opt-out feature on the contribution page. We do not exchange email addresses. 

Unless you opt out, we may use the information you provide us when you contribute by mail or online, or when you download a form from our web site to contact you for other purposes or to solicit you for additional contributions. 

Pro-Choice Ohio purchases mailing lists from other organizations and as a result you may receive mailings or email from us. 

Cookies: A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer when you visit a web site such as Pro-Choice Ohio’s. To enhance your experience with our site, some pages may use cookies. Additionally, portions of our site link to external sites that have their own Privacy Policy governing the use of cookies. Please refer to these external sites for additional information. 

ProChoiceOhio.org will use cookies to tailor your experience on our site to your general geographic location and interests. In these cases, we will always ask permission before placing a cookie file on your computer, and unless you choose to furnish us with personally identifiable information there will be nothing in our cookie files that identifies you personally. Should you choose to furnish the site with personally identifiable information, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. 

Information on children: Pro-Choice Ohio does not specifically ask children under 18 for any information and does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information about them. 

How Do We Protect Your Information? 

Our web site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment. All databases containing personal information are securely stored on a separate system that is not connected to the Internet. 

When you contribute online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your credit card number and other personal information during transmission. 

Unsubscribing from Email 

All messages sent by Pro-Choice Ohio’s email list include information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily through an automated system. 

If, at any time, you wish to opt-out of receiving communications from us, you may also send a written request to the Choice Action Network. Our unsubscribe requests are processed every week. If you wish to unsubscribe or need to process a change to your email address, send your requested changes to communications@prochoiceohio.org. 

Correcting Your Information 

Pro-Choice Ohio’s web site does not require you to register nor do we assign visitors a password, except in Members Only sections. Therefore, we have no way to verify your identity when you visit our site. To protect your privacy, we provide a password-protected form to update your information online. If you need to correct or update your information, please send email to communications@prochoiceohio.org and we will give you instructions on how to use our secure online member update form. 

Mobile Terms and Conditions 

  1. There is no fee from Pro-Choice Ohio to receive text messages. Message and data rates may apply — this can be checked with your mobile service provider. Charges are billed and payable to your mobile service provider or deducted from your prepaid account. Consent is not a requirement for purchase.  
  2. Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your mobile phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time, and content of your messages. We may use this information to contact you and provide the services you request from us. Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered if the mobile phone is not in range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within a coverage area, factors beyond the control of the wireless operator may interfere with message delivery, including the customer’s equipment, terrain, proximity to buildings, foliage, and weather. Wireless operators do not guarantee message delivery and will not be held liable for delayed or undelivered messages.   
  3. For information on data collection and use, please read our full Privacy Policy, outlined above. 
  4. We will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS message as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. 
  5. By subscribing to Pro-Choice Ohio alerts, the user consents to receive automated text messages from Pro-Choice Ohio. Messages frequency varies. Message & data rates may apply.  
  6. If you have any questions, contact us at communications@prochoiceohio.org. To stop receiving messages, text STOP.  

Contacting Us about Privacy 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site, or your interaction with this website, send us an email. If you have made a donation, please contact communications@prochoiceohio.org. If you are a member of our email list, please contact communications@prochoiceohio.org. 

You can also reach us via US Mail at: 

Pro-Choice Ohio – Communications Dept
11811 Shaker Blvd., Suite 210 
Cleveland, OH 44120