SMS Privacy Policy

FairVote Illinois is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, and safeguard the information you provide to us when you opt-in to receive SMS messages from our organization.

Information Collection and Use:

We collect phone numbers from individuals who provide their contact information to us on or web site, at events, or during in-person canvassing campaigns. This information is used solely for the purpose of sending text messages to potential and active members to remind them about upcoming events, meetings, and other activities related to our efforts to promote ranked choice voting in Illinois. We do not share this information with any third parties.

Usage of Text Messages:

Text messages sent by FairVote Illinois are intended to keep individuals informed and engaged with our organization's efforts. Examples of usage include notifications about upcoming meetings, local events, and educational opportunities related to ranked choice voting. The number of text messages sent to any given member in a month is typically less than 5 but may occasionally exceed this limit.

Links in Text Messages:

Any links included in our text messages will directly lead to our website or to Zoom if we are hosting a virtual meeting. We do not use URL shorteners. This ensures transparency and security for our members.

Opt-Out Option:

At any time, individuals have the right to unsubscribe from receiving text messages from FairVote Illinois. To opt-out, simply reply to any text message with the word "STOP" or contact us directly. Once opted-out, you will no longer receive text messages from our organization, although you may still receive other forms of communication if you have provided your contact information through alternative channels.

Non-Profit Status and Commitment to Privacy:

FairVote Illinois is a non-profit 501(c)(3), non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting and educating the citizens of Illinois about the importance of ranked choice voting. We take your privacy seriously and adhere to strict privacy practices in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or our SMS practices, please contact us at:

[email protected]