Privacy Policy


Protecting your private information is our priority. This Statement of Privacy applies to and Dave Cortese and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to Dave Cortese include By using the Dave Cortese website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.


Collection of your Personal Information

We do not collect any personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us or to a public agency such as the Registrar of Voters. However, you may be requested to provide certain personal information to us when you elect to use certain services. These may include: (a) registering for an account; (b) entering a sweepstakes or contest sponsored by us or one of our partners; (c) sending us an email message; (d) submitting your credit card or other payment information when making a contribution. To wit, we will use your information for, but not limited to, communicating with you in relation to services and/or information you have requested from us. We also may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future.

We use the collected data for the sole purpose of reaching out to constituents where they are, and to help organize support for Dave Cortese for State Senate 2024. Data, such as emails, phone numbers, and addresses are collected from our sign-up forms and publicly available information such as local voter registrations, and public emails to Dave Cortese Senate District 15.

Dave Cortese State Senate 2024 does not share or sell any personal information without consent, except when legally required to do so.

By providing your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from Dave Cortese for State Senate 2024. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. SMS Opt-Out: If you are receiving text messages from us and wish to stop receiving them, simply respond with either “STOP” or “UNSUBSCRIBE” to the number from which you received the message. Once we receive your message, you will no longer receive further text messages from us.

Any data collected is stored in separate, secure, and self-contained database; with any access to tools being granted at an as-needed basis to our internal team. Any update to this privacy policy will be announced via email before any change is implemented.

To opt out of emails, click the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of any email originating from this campaign.


Sharing Information with Third Parties

Dave Cortese does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.


Dave Cortese may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, or provide constituent support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Dave Cortese, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.


Dave Cortese may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Dave Cortese or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Dave Cortese; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Dave Cortese, or the public.


Automatically Collected Information

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by Dave Cortese. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Dave Cortese website.


Use of Cookies

The Dave Cortese website may use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.


One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Dave Cortese pages, or register with Dave Cortese site or services, a cookie helps Dave Cortese to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Dave Cortese website, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Dave Cortese features that you customized.


You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Dave Cortese websites you visit.



This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information.


Security of your Personal Information

Dave Cortese secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Dave Cortese uses the following methods for this purpose:


SSL Protocol

When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.


We strive to take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or alteration of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that: (a) there are security and privacy limitations inherent to the Internet which are beyond our control; and (b) security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and us through this Site cannot be guaranteed.


Right to Deletion

Subject to certain exceptions set out below, on receipt of a verifiable request from you, we will:

  • Delete your personal information from our records; and
  • Direct any service providers to delete your personal information from their records.

Please note that we may not be able to comply with requests to delete your personal information if it is necessary to:

  • Detect security incidents, protect against malicious, deceptive, fraudulent, or illegal activity; or prosecute those responsible for that activity;
  • Debug to identify and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality;
  • Exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law;
  • Comply with the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act;
  • Engage in public or peer-reviewed scientific, historical, or statistical research in the public interest that adheres to all other applicable ethics and privacy laws, when our deletion of the information is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of such research, provided we have obtained your informed consent;
  • Enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with your expectations based on your relationship with us;
  • Comply with an existing legal obligation; or
  • Otherwise use your personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which you provided the information.

Children Under Thirteen

Dave Cortese does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen. If you are under the age of thirteen, you must ask your parent or guardian for permission to use this website.


E-mail Communications

From time to time, Dave Cortese may contact you via email for the purpose of providing announcements, promotional information, alerts, confirmations, surveys, and/or other general communication. In order to improve our Services, we may receive a notification when you open an email from Dave Cortese or click on a link therein.


If you would like to stop receiving marketing or promotional communications via email from Dave Cortese, you may opt out of such communications by clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE button.


Changes to this Statement

Dave Cortese reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice on our website, and/or by updating any privacy information. Your continued use of the website and/or Services available after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.


Effective as of January 01, 2024