CLEO Privacy Policy

Effective Date: November 20, 2023

Welcome to CLEO (California Local Elected Officials), operated by California Policy Center (“CPC,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). Your privacy is of great importance to us, and this Privacy Policy is designed to inform you about how we collect, use, and share information through our CLEO mobile application and any related services (collectively, the “Services”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using our Services to understand our practices and your options.

Information We Collect

Through your use of our Services, we may collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as follows:

  • Registration information such as your name, email address, mailing address, and phone number when you register for our Services.
  • Payment information when you make a purchase (processed securely by a third-party, not stored on our servers).
  • Preferences and interests to personalize and improve your experience.
  • Any other information you choose to provide when participating in surveys, contests, or through communication with us.

How We Collect Information

We collect information:

  • When you register for our Services.
  • When you engage with our content, such as newsletters, surveys, or contact forms.
  • When accessing our Services, through cookies and similar technologies for recognizing you and tracking your interactions.

Use of Your Information

We may use the information we collect:

  • To provide and improve the Services.
  • To personalize your experience with tailored content.
  • For customer service purposes, such as responding to inquiries.
  • To administer surveys, promotions, or other features.
  • To communicate with you about Services you’ve expressed interest in.

Protection of Information

We take the security of your PII seriously and implement measures designed to secure your information from unauthorized access. This includes:

  • Regular malware scanning.
  • Use of SSL technology for any sensitive data.
  • Restricted access to PII by authorized personnel under confidentiality obligations.
  • Encrypted transactions processed by secure gateway providers.

Cookies and Similar Technologies

We use cookies to understand your preferences, improve the Services, and collect aggregate data on site interaction and demographics. You can configure your browser to reject cookies or notify you when they are sent. However, disabling cookies may affect the availability of some features of our Services.

Third-party Disclosure and Links

We do not sell or trade your PII. We may share your information with trusted third parties who assist us in operating the Services. These may include website hosting partners and other parties who commit to keeping your information confidential. Occasionally, we may include third-party products or services on our Services. These third parties have their own privacy policies and are responsible for their content and activities.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics and other similar tools to understand how users interact with our Services. Google may use cookies to track your interaction. You may opt out by using the Google Analytics opt out browser add on or through your Google Ad Settings.

California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)

We adhere to CalOPPA by:

  • Allowing users to visit anonymously.
  • Including a link to this Privacy Policy on our home page.
  • Providing methods to review and change your personal information.

Do Not Track Signals

We respect Do Not Track (DNT) signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a DNT browser mechanism is present.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn we’ve collected such information, we will delete it promptly.

Data Breach

In the event of a data breach, we will notify affected individuals in accordance with applicable laws.

Contact Us

For questions about this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please contact us through the information provided on our website.


We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of changes by updating the date at the top of the policy and, where appropriate, through other means.

Your Consent

By using our Services, you consent to our privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy is specific to the CLEO mobile application and Services and is separate from the California Policy Center’s primary website. References to specific application functions or features may not be applicable to the wider platform.

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