Privacy Policy

Citizens Against Government Waste  (CAGW) and the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy.  The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for these websites:  http://www.cagw.org and http://www.cccagw.org.

Your Information

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our websites.

Our sites’ registration forms require users to give us contact information (like your name and e-mail address) and financial information (like your credit card number).  We use the contact information from the registration forms to send you information about our organization and various public policy issues through periodic e-mails and a monthly e-newsletter.  Your contact information may also be used to contact you if necessary.  Financial information that is collected is used to process contributions.  We also continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

Choice/Opt-Out

Our sites give you the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about you.

CAGW and CCAGW do not send unsolicited e-mail messages.  Each e-mail communication we send provides an option for you to opt out of receiving future e-mails.  Just click on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any message.  You may also e-mail us at membermgr@cagw.org or membermgr@ccagw.org.

“Cookies”

You should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by the CAGW and CCAGW websites through the use of “cookies.”  Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements.  Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files.  Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the visitor that has no meaning outside the assigning site.  If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept the cookie feature.  CAGW and CCAGW use cookie technology only to obtain non-personal information from our online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience, facilitate their visit within our sites, and, with assistance from third-party vendors including Google, serve ads on the Internet based on a user’s prior visits to our sites.  You may opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page.

Donation Refund Policy

Donations made on the CAGW or CCAGW websites may be refunded within 14 days of your donation date. To request a refund or for more information, please contact membership@cagw.org regarding CAGW donations or membermgr@ccagw.org for CCAGW donations.

Contacting the CAGW and CCAGW Websites

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of these sites, or your dealings with these websites, you may contact:

Webmaster
Citizens Against Government Waste
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036
202-467-5300
webmaster@cagw.org

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036
202-467-5300
webmaster@ccagw.org

These sites contain links to other sites. CAGW and CCAGW are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

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