Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us.

At matchVote, we have a few fundamental principles regarding your privacy:

  • We won’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We believe that your political opinions are sacrosanct and we’ll never reveal them, therefore…
  • We aim to separate polling data and statistics from personally identifiable information at all times.
  • We don’t share your personally identifiable information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the ongoing operation of one of our services.
  • In our products, we aim to make it as simple as possible for you to control what’s visible to the public, seen by search engines, kept private, and permanently deleted.

Below is our privacy policy, which incorporates these goals. If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

matchVote Inc. (“matchVote”) may operate several websites outside of our primary URL (, including, and It is matchVote’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating any of our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, matchVote collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. matchVote’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how matchVote’s visitors use its website. From time to time, matchVote may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

matchVote also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments. matchVote only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to matchVote’s websites choose to interact with matchVote in ways that require matchVote to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that matchVote gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with matchVote – by purchasing premium account services, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, matchVote collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with matchVote. matchVote does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics
matchVote may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, matchVote may collect polling questions through the standard user experience or monitor the most active forums or news articles. matchVote may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, matchVote does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
matchVote discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on matchVote’s behalf or to provide services available at matchVote’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using matchVote’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. matchVote will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, matchVote discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when matchVote believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of matchVote, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a matchVote website and have supplied your email address, matchVote may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with matchVote and our products. We primarily use our various sites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. matchVote takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. matchVote uses cookies to help matchVote identify and track visitors, their usage of matchVote website, and their website access preferences. matchVote visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using matchVote’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of matchVote’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If matchVote, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that matchVote goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of matchVote may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by matchVote and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments and other content submitted to products are saved on our servers.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, matchVote may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in matchVote’s sole discretion. matchVote encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.


Change log:
May 12th, 2017 – Originally Published (h/t Automattic)