Updated June 3, 2024


This privacy policy describes how Invest in Education Coalition, Inc. (the “Coalition,” “we,” “our,” “us”) collects, keeps, uses and shares information when you use our website (the “Site”) at investineducation.org.

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. Any such changes will be posted here. If we make a material change in the way we use your Personal Data, we will note the change on the Site.

We do not collect any information by means of the Site about users, or use or disclose such information, except as described in this privacy policy.


Overview: Some of the information we may collect when you use the Site may pertain to you or allow you to be identified (“Personal Data”). Examples of Personal Data, which you may choose to provide, may include contact information such as your name, the name of your organization, postal and email addresses, and phone number; the URL for your or your organization’s website; and your congressional district and congressional relationships with your organization. We use Personal Data to fulfill users’ requests; respond to questions or comments; allow contractors to provide services for us related to the Site; communicate information, or allow others to communicate information, consistent with our mission; and/or for other purposes as described in this privacy policy or specified on the Site.

Communicating with You: We may use your Personal Data for the purpose of communicating with you, or allowing others to communicate with you, about matters consistent with our mission, and to respond to your inquiries.

Online Activism: We may allow you to send messages to government officials and other decision-makers or sign petitions by means of the Site. To do so, you will need to identify yourself by providing Personal Data, which may include your name, email address, phone number and postal address. We will forward this Personal Data to the specified recipients of the messages or targets of the petitions, as applicable. We use a third party provider, currently Speak4, to facilitate this service. That provider will have access to your Personal Data but has committed to only use that Personal Data on our behalf for the purpose for which you have provided it and otherwise in accordance with the Speak4 Privacy Policy, which we encourage you to review.

Surveys: We may ask you to complete surveys or opinion polls from time to time. If we do so, participation will be voluntary, and we will only use the information that we collect in an aggregate manner, not in individually identifiable form.

Donations or Purchases: Although we do not currently offer these features, if we ever provide an opportunity for users of the Site to make online donations or purchases, we will ask you to provide Personal Data, including your name, postal and email addresses, telephone number and payment information, which we or our third-party payment processor will use to process the transaction. We might also add your contact information to our mailing lists.

Inquiries: If you send us a comment or question, we will retain the information that you provide to us for the purpose of responding to you, as well as for improving the Site.

Cookies and other Tracking Technologies:

We maintain web logs that automatically record basic information about everyone who visits the Site. We use web log information to help us improve the Site, to identify popular features, and for other administrative and analytic purposes. We may also use web logs to help identify any person who may be misusing the Site. These logs may contain:

  • Your IP address.
  • The type of browser and operating system that you use.
  • The date and time you visited a Site.
  • The pages that you visited on a Site.
  • The address of the website you linked from to get to a Site.

We use cookies, web beacons and/or similar technologies to help you navigate the Site, to allow us to learn how you use the Site, and to improve the Site. Cookies are text files we place in your device’s browser to store your preferences. Cookies, by themselves, do not reveal any Personal Data unless you choose to provide this information to us by, for example, registering at a Site. However, once you choose to provide Personal Data to the Site, this information may be linked to the data stored in the cookie. If you decide not to permit cookies on your device, this may affect your ability to use the Site. From time to time, the Coalition may engage third parties to track and analyze usage information regarding individuals who visit the Site, using cookies or other technologies. The use of cookies and similar technologies by our partners and service providers is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access to, or control over, these cookies.

We use certain third-party tools to provide features and functionality on the website. For example, we use Google Tag Manager, which allow us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies, and facilitate the delivery of content, on the Site. These tools do not create any user profiles or store cookies, but they may collect your IP address, which may also be transferred to Google. Further information on these technologies can be found in Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

We also use a third-party service, currently Font Awesome, provided by Fonticons, Inc. so that when you call up a page, your browser correctly loads iconography and symbols. For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to the servers of the service provider. This allows the service provider to know that your IP address has been used to access this Site. Further information about Font Awesome can be found in Fonticons’ privacy policy at https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

The Coalition may use web beacons alone or in combination with cookies to compile information about how people use the Site and interact with our emails. Beacons are clear electronic images that can recognize certain types of information on your computer, such as cookies, when you viewed a particular website tied to the beacon, and a description of a website tied to the beacon. For example, we may place beacons in emails that notify us when you click on a link in the email that directs you to one of the Site. We may use beacons to operate and improve the Site and email communications.


Other Organizations: We may share Personal Data with our affiliates, lawmakers and other organizations for purposes consistent with the objectives of the Coalition.

Service Providers: We contract with third party service providers to perform functions for us. These service providers may be given access to the information we collect for the purpose of performing those functions, but they will be contractually bound to maintain the confidentiality of the information and not to use it for any other purpose.

Mergers or Transfers: If we were to merge with, or transfer all or substantially all of our assets to, another organization, one of the assets we would likely include in the transfer is our database of Personal Data.

Disclosures for Legal Reasons: We will disclose Personal Data when we are required to do so by law, regulation or other legal requirement, for example, in response to a court order or subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency’s request or when we believe such disclosure is appropriate to protect our legal rights or to protect anyone’s property or safety.

4. OUR LINKS: The Site may contain links to other websites whose privacy practices differ from those of the Coalition. If you submit Personal Data to any of those sites, that information will be governed by their privacy policies. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies of any website you visit.


We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Data we collect is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current. If you would like us to stop sending you email or other communications or would like to access your Personal Data to review, correct or delete it, you may send us a request at [email protected]. We will endeavor to satisfy such requests within a reasonable time.


We use reasonable means to safeguard the security of Personal Data and prevent unauthorized use, disclosure, destruction, and changes of data. However, security can never be foolproof on the Internet, and we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Data. Moreover, because Internet communication is unsecure, the Personal Data you supply to us or your access of any information via the Site could be intercepted during transmission.


The Site is intended for use by adults. We do not target, or knowingly collect any Personal Data from, children under the age of 13.


Some web browsers include a setting allowing users to send a “do not track” or similar request to websites. The Site does not respond to such requests. Therefore, use of such browser settings will not have any effect on your use of the Site or what Personal Data the Site collects.


We are committed to adhering to our privacy policy and applicable laws and to making your online experience secure and valuable. If you have a question, request, complaint, dispute or concern related to this privacy policy, you may send a message to us by email at [email protected] or by postal mail or courier to Invest in Education Coalition, Attention: Privacy, PO BOX 38222, Albany, NY 12203-8222. We will endeavor to promptly resolve any issues you may have.