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Privacy Policy

The Watauga County Voting Rights Task Force (WCVRTF) values your privacy, and our privacy policy reflects our strong commitment to protecting the integrity and security of any information you choose to share with us.  To fulfill this policy, WCVRTF agrees to maintain the confidentiality of information you provide to us in connection with accessing and using our websites, including this website (the “Site”), interacting with our digital content, or in direct on-line or in-person communications with our staff or volunteers. WCVRTF also agrees to post prominently and in plain language its specific privacy policies.

Information You Provide to Us

Information that you may choose to give us includes your name, email address, phone number, content you submit through the Site or through other contacts (e.g., photos, comments, and other material), and other information about your interests and preferences.  We may obtain information from outside sources and add it to or combine it with the information we collect from you directly.

We use this information to operate the Site, to send you information and updates about the specific programs or activities that you sign up for, to provide you with news and information about WCVRTF and the issues that we work on, to acknowledge those who provide support for us, and for other purposes in support of our mission.

Data Collected When You Sign Up for Our Texts

By providing your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from this organization. Message and data rates may apply. Message frequency varies. Text messaging opt-in data and consent will not be shared with any third party. 

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.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

WCVRTF maintains strict privacy policies, ensuring that personal information of our users and members is not sold, rented, released, or traded to others without prior consent or legal obligation. However, we will disclose your information if we are required to do so under applicable law, regulation, legal process, or enforceable governmental request, or if we have a good faith belief that doing so is reasonably necessary to enforce applicable privacy policies or terms of use, including investigation of potential violations thereof, to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security, or technical issues, or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property, or safety of WCVRTF, its users or the public.

Web Data and Cookies

In addition to your personal information, WCVRTF may also collect standard Web server traffic pattern information generated by your use of the Site. General traffic, site usage, and length of stay information may be collected and stored in log files. This type of information is shared externally only on an aggregated basis.

Visitors should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected on the Site through the use of “cookies.” Cookies are small text files stored as text on a computer hard drive. Web sites can use cookies to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements. WCVRTF uses cookie technology only to obtain non-personal information from its online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our site.

If a visitor does not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows the visitor to deny or accept the cookie feature. You can choose to prevent WCVRTF from establishing a unique user-ID. WCVRTF recommends that you visit any of the commonly available Cookie FAQs on the Internet to learn more about this.


Except as WCVRTF explicitly indicates, WCVRTF is the sole and exclusive owner of all material on this Site.  WCVRTF is also the sole and exclusive owner of its name, logo, and other trade and service marks used on this Site.

User-Provided Material

You promise that all information and other material you provide to this Site, or to any other digital platform maintained by WCVRTF, is, to the best of your knowledge, true and correct.

You agree that you will not submit:

  • falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage WCVRTF or any third party;

  • material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, a personal attack, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate;

  • material that supports or opposes any candidate for public office or that might otherwise constitute intervention in a Center for public office under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

  • material that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material and to grant WCVRTF all of the rights granted in these Terms of Use; or

  • advertisements or solicitations of business.

You agree to comply with all local rules regarding online conduct and acceptable content, including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which you reside.


You remain solely responsible for the content of the material you submit, and you agree to indemnify and hold harmless WCVRTF and its agents with respect to any claim based upon transmission of the material you submit.

Security Statement

WCVRTF protects your personal information from loss, misuse, alteration, or unauthorized disclosure by encrypting the data which you provide us with current encryption tools, including HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure) and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocols and by requiring staff with access to personal data to comply with this policy as well as our robust internal data privacy and security policy. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided to us.

Reporting Violations

Anyone who believes that material has been posted to this Site or to any other digital platform controlled by WCVRTF in violation of these policies, including any owner of a copyrighted work who believes, in good faith, that the work has been reproduced on our site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, is encouraged to report the violation, preferably with information supporting the claim:


Website Administrator


This service is made available strictly on an “as-is” basis. WCVRTF does not make any warranties, express or implied, including without limitation those of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to this service or any information that is available through this site.  Although we intend to take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, “Trojan horses” or other destructive materials, we do not guarantee or warrant that this site or materials that may be downloaded from this site do not contain such destructive features.  We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features.  If you rely on this site and any materials available through this site, you do so solely at your own risk.

None of our content is designed or intended for children under age 13, and we do not collect or maintain personal information from persons we know to be under the legal voting age of 18.

Amendments to the Privacy Policy

WCVRTF may revise or update these Terms of Use at any time without notice.  Your use of this website and any other sites managed and developed by WCVRTF following such changes constitutes your agreement with all such changes.


We encourage you to visit this page periodically to review our current Terms of Use and to contact the website administrator if you have questions.

Stay Informed!

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