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Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the internet is important and we thank you that you trust NumbersUSA to treat information you share with NumbersUSA carefully and sensibly. The interactive portions of this website are owned and operated solely by NumbersUSA, a set of non-profit, non-partisan, single-issue public policy organizations including NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation and NumbersUSA Action Inc.. By using the interactive features of this web site, you are consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

NumbersUSA collects certain information from you in order to send messages to elected officials on your behalf and provide you with focused opportunities for action. This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.

Consistent with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), we will never knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without consent from the child’s parent or guardian.


We gather two types of information about users:

Information that you provide through optional, voluntary submissions, such as contact information to appear on messages you choose to send to elected officials, registration information to receive our action emails or the results from your participation in polls and surveys, or comments emailed to us.

Information that we gather through aggregate or indirect tracking. This information is collected to provide you with a more focused experience and help us better tailor our content and alerts to readers’ needs. It also helps us better understand the demographics of our audience to be more effective.


NumbersUSA uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience on our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.

As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide to send out action emails and alerts and to enable users to send messages to elected officials and participate in polls and surveys. We send out action emails and newsletter alerts to subscribers on an irregular schedule based on their level of interest and the level of activism required to make a difference on an issue. 

We also use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for you. We track search terms entered in the Search function as one of many measures of what interests our users. 

However, we keep track of which actions you have taken for the express purpose of reduce the occurrence of prompting you to take an action more than once and, to a lesser extent, to determine future actions you may be interested in.

NumbersUSA sometimes creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for sponsors and partners. This allows us to fundraise more effectively. Rest assured that these aggregate reports will never contain personally identifying information.


NumbersUSA uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our sponsors and supporters understand our demographics. We will not share information about individual users with third parties except to comply with applicable law or valid legal processes or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.  NumbersUSA will, based on your expressed or activity implied interests may facilitate sharing of information to you from third parties.


NumbersUSA operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewalls and password protection systems. All supplied information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and stored in our databases which are physically located in a secure data center, only to be accessed by a limited number of staff and consultants who are authorized with special access rights to our systems and who are required to keep the information confidential. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary.


We may place a text file called a “cookie” in the browser files of your computer. This is standard practice for many interactive websites, and your browser contains many security measures to limit cookie use. The cookie itself does not contain personal information, although it will enable us to relate your use of this site to information that you have specifically and knowingly provided. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. For example, it contains your username and a seemingly random string of letters and numbers. A cookie is not a virus or adware; it cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. NumbersUSA Action uses cookies to track user traffic patterns and recognize returning users so they don’t have to log into the site every time they return.

You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you need cookies to participate actively in comments, forums, and surveys and send faxes.


We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

Opting not to register to receive our action alerts and other emails. We also provide multiple levels of activism with respective levels of email alerts.

Opting not to participate in certain interactive areas, we will not gather any personally identifiable information from users who select this option.


You have the right to request the deletion of your data from our app. To do so, please use the Profile or Settings screens within the app to request data deletion of your account. You can choose to delete specific data points or request complete account deletion. You can also alternatively use the help desk form on our website to submit a request to delete your app account.

By using the interactive portions of this site, you consent to the collection and use of this information by NumbersUSA Action. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. In the case that we do make significant changes to the information disclosure portion of this privacy policy, we will make a good-faith effort to give you notice of such changes via email, including an option to opt-out.

For more information, please contact:

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1201 Wilson Blvd.
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