Effective Date: January 1, 2021

Last Updated: June 15, 2021


This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (“IL FOP,” “we,” or “us”) treat IL FOP personal information on our websites and platforms where the Policy is located (the “Platform”).

This Platform facilitates your ability to make contributions to various political committees and campaigns. This Platform is intended for use by individuals who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and are located in the United States.


IL FOP collect information from you and about you. Here are some examples of the information we may collect:

Contact Information. For example, we may collect your name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. We may also collect your mobile phone number.

Political Affiliation Information. For example, we may collect information about your political party affiliation and opinions and candidates or political issues that interest you.

Voter Registration Information. We may collect information about the jurisdiction where you are registered to vote, whether you are currently registered to vote, and what polling locations you use. We may also collect information about when you last voted whether you participated in early voting and whether you submit votes through absentee ballot.

Contribution Information. For example, we may collect information about the amount of contributions you make and the candidates you support. We may publicly post on our Platform your first name, your city and state, the amount of your donation and the candidate you support.

Payment Information. For example, we may collect your billing address and payment card type and expiration date.

Account Information. If you create an account on our Platform, we may collect your username and password.

Employment Information. For example, we may collect information about your employment status, employer and occupation. We may also ask whether you are retired.

Information You Submit. We may collect information when you send us a message through the “Contact Us” page or similar features on our Platform. We may also collect information when you enter a promotion. This may include photos, videos and other user-generated content that you submit. Some political committees or campaigns that use our Platform may ask you to submit other types of miscellaneous information. This may include various petitions, forms, and surveys.

Demographic Information. We may collect your birthdate, age, gender and zip code. We may also collect information that could identify you and relates to your hobbies, interesIL FOP, and political affiliation.

Device Information. For example, we may collect the type of device you use to access our Platform. We may also collect your device identifier, IP address, or operating system.

Other Information. In addition, if you use our Platform, we may collect information about the browser you are using. We might look at what site you came from, or what site you visit when you leave us.


IL FOP collect your information in different ways. Below are some examples of how we may collect your information.

Directly from You. For example, when you:

  • Register for an account.
  • Make a contribution.
  • Make a purchase through an online store on our Platform (all purchases made through an online store are considered to be contributions).
  • Sign up to receive promotional communications.
  • Sign up for a candidate’s, political committee’s or campaign’s newsletter.
  • Participate in one of our promotional sweepstakes, contest, surveys, or focus groups.
  • Submit a request to our customer service team.
  • Interact with IL FOP, candidate, campaign or political committee social media pages.

Passively. For example, we may passively collect information when you visit and navigate our Platform on any device. We may also collect information about users over time and across different websites and devices when you use the Platform. Third parties also collect personal information this way on our Platform.

From Third Parties. We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, this may include receiving information from:

Our business partners. This may include Google or similar organizations, our online advertising networks, analytics vendors, companies that co-sponsor our promotions, and political committees, campaigns or other political contribution sites.

Social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Snapchat and Instagram.

Third-party sites, including those that allow you to integrate your third-party account with your IL FOP account.

By Combining Information. For example, we may:

  • Combine information that we collect offline with information we collect through our Platform.
  • Combine information we collect about you from the different devices you use to access our Platform.
  • Combine information we get from third parties with information we already have about you.


Examples of how we may use your information include:

  • To Provide Our Platform and Services. This could include facilitating and processing your contributions or other transactions.
  • To Provide Political Communications. We, political committees or campaigns, or page creators that use our Platform, or other third parties may contact you about your contribution, or the candidate, political committee or campaign to whom you contributed or other candidates, campaigns or issues that may be of interest to you.
  • To Improve Our Product and Services. We may use your information to make our Platform, product and services better. We may also use your information to customize your experience with us.
  • To Understand Your Interest. For example, we may use your information to better understand what campaigns, candidates, issues or product interest you.
  • To Respond to Your Request or Questions. This may include responding to your feedback or notifying you if you win a promotion.
  • To Communicate With You. We may communicate with you about your account or our relationship. We may also contact you about this Policy or our Platform terms and conditions.
  • For Security Purposes. This could include protecting our company and consumers who use our product and services. It may also include protecting our Platform.

As Otherwise Permitted By Law or As We May Notify You.


We may share your information in the following ways:

Internally. We may share your information within IL FOP and with our parent companies and subsidiaries, and they may use and share your information as described in this Policy.

On Our Platform. For example, we may display information about your contributions. This may include your name and city along with the amount contributed and candidate. We may also display information, including user-generated content, that you submit in connection with a promotion.

With Our Service Providers. We may share your information with third parties who perform services on our behalf. For example, this may include merchandise vendors and payment processors. It may also include companies that send communications on our behalf or help us run our Platform.

With Third Parties for Marketing Purposes. This may include political committees or campaigns of candidates that may be of interest to you. These third parties may also share your information with others. These third parties may use your information for their own marketing purposes or the marketing purposes of others.

To Comply With Campaign Finance Laws. Campaign finance law may require the submission of your name, address, occupation, and employer information along with details of your contribution to the recipient of your contribution and the reporting of this information to the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) or relevant state or local election authority. Each political committee or campaign receiving your contributions may also include this information in their regulatory report. FEC report containing this information are publicly available from the FEC website.

To Comply With Other Laws or To Protect Ourselves. For example, this could include responding to a court order or subpoena. It could also include sharing information if a government agency or investigatory body request. We might share information when we are investigating a potential fraud. This could include fraud we think has occurred during a sweepstakes or promotion. We may also share information if you are the winner of a sweepstakes or other contest with anyone who request a winner’s list.


The Platform where this Policy is located is meant for adulIL FOP. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable data from persons under the age of 18, and we strive to comply with the provisions of COPPA (The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act). If you are a parent or legal guardian and think your child under 13 has provided us with information, please submit a request via our online webform.


You have certain choices about how we use your information. Certain choices you make are browser and device specific.

Marketing Communications:

You can opt out of receiving our marketing communications by following the instructions included with the communication. Note that you will still receive transactional messages from us, including information about your account and responses to your inquiries.

Communications from Political Committees, Campaigns and Other Third Parties:

You may have the opportunity to sign-up to receive communications from page creators, political committees, campaigns and other third parties. If you wish to opt out of receiving marketing communications from any third party, please contact that third party directly to do so. Please note that “opt-out” and “unsubscribe” request may not take effect immediately and may take a reasonable amount of time to process.

Cookies & Other Tracking Activities:


In this policy “we” and “us” refers to Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (“IL FOP”), our business partners, and/or our vendors. We collect personal information about users over time and across different websites when you use the website or platform where this policy is located (the “Platform”). We also have third parties that collect personal information this way. To do this, we use several common tracking tools. These may include browser cookies. We may also use pixels, retargeting tools, web beacons, flash cookies, and similar technologies.

This Platform facilitates your ability to make contributions to various political committees and campaigns.


Here are some examples of how we use tracking technologies:

  • To recognize new or past Platform visitors and donors.
  • To store your password if you are registered on our Platform.
  • To improve our Platform and to better understand your visit on our Platform.
  • To integrate with third-party social media websites.
  • To identify how you found our website.
  • To understand how you interact with email messages.
  • To serve you with interest-based or targeted advertising (see below for more on online behavioral advertising).
  • To observe your behaviors and browsing activities over time across multiple websites or other platforms.
  • To better understand the interest of our Platform visitors.


Cookies: You can adjust your browser to control cookies to require your affirmative acceptance for new cookies, automatically reject cookies and/or delete or disable existing cookies. How you do so depends on the type of cookie and the browser that you are using. For more information on how to control browser cookies, click here. If information about your browser is not available through this page, please search your browser for instructions about how to opt-out of cookie collection.

Flash Cookies: You may need to take an additional action to manage flash cookies, which you can learn more about here. Why? Because flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.

Email Tools: You can also change your email settings to block the automatic download of images in email messages, as such images may contain technologies that help us understand how you interact with the message.

Note that deleting or blocking cookies may impact your experience on our website, as some features may not be available. Certain options you select are browser and device specific.

Our Do Not Track Policy: Some browsers have “do not track” features that allow you to tell a website not to track you. These features are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to those signals. If you block cookies, certain features on our Platform may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all of the tracking described here will stop.


You can submit an opt-out request to the Digital Advertising Alliance’s (DAA) Self-Regulatory Program for Online Behavioral Advertising program (click here) and/or the National Advertising Initiative (NAI) (click here). These are tools that provide individuals with the ability to opt-out of having their online behavior recorded and used for advertising purposes by participating companies. Note that these tools may not opt you out of non-cookie online advertising.

Certain choices you make are both browser and device specific.


The Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our Platform will be completely safe. We encourage you to use caution when using the Internet. We use reasonable means to safeguard personal information under our control. A user id and a password are needed to access certain areas of the IL FOP Platform. It is your responsibility to protect your username and password.


Information we maintain may be stored in or outside of the United States. This Platform is intended for use by individuals who are located in the United States and is subject to the laws of the United States, which may not provide the same level of protections as those in your own country. If you are located outside of the United States, you understand and agree that we may transfer your personal information to the United States.


Our Platform may contain links to other third-party sites that are not governed by this Policy. If you click on a link to a third-party site, you will be taken to a site we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices used by third party sites. We suggest that you read the privacy policies of those sites carefully. We are not responsible for these third-party sites.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns with respect to our privacy practices or this Policy, or wish to update your information, please feel free to contact us at or by telephone at 1 800-522-2677. You may also write to us at the following address:

Illinois Fraternal Order of Police
4341 Acer Grove, Suite B
Springfield, IL 62711


From time to time, we may change our Policy. We will notify you of any material changes to our Policy as required by law. We will also post an updated copy on our Platform. Please check our Platform periodically for updates.


©Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. 2021.