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Privacy Policy

Your right to privacy is important to Common Cause. We are committed to maintaining your trust.

Because Common Cause is committed to a policy of open and full transparency, information about our funding sources, including foundations and individual donors, is made available.  The names of donors who give $250 or more are available for public inspection at our Washington, DC office upon request, and may also be included in our annual report.  No addresses or specific information about donations will be provided.  Individuals who wish to make anonymous donations may do so by contacting Bette Marchant, Vice President for Finance.

Common Cause may, from time to time, share the names and mailing addresses of our supporters with like-minded non-profit organizations.  If you do not wish to have your name shared in this manner, please contact our Membership Services Department at 202.833.1200.  We will never rent, share or sell your email address with any third party.

Donor Transparency Policy

Social Media Community Guidelines

What information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you subscribe to our email newsletters, take action, make a donation, register for an event or fill out a form.  When you do one of these activities on our website, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, or credit card information.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

Note: Common Cause does not send unsolicited email messages. If you wish to leave our CauseNet list, click on the link to “remove yourself from all mailings” at the bottom of any message and you will be immediately unsubscribed. You may also contact us at or 202.833.1200 to be removed from our mailing list.

How do we protect your information?

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access your personal information.  All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the sites or service providers’ systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information.We use cookies to compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

Common Cause may, from time to time, share the names and mailing addresses of our members with like-minded non-profit organizations. If you do not wish to have your name shared in this manner, please contact our Membership Services Department at 202.833.1200. We will never rent, share or sell your email address with any third party.

Common Cause’s website is hosted by a third party service provider and therefore any personal details you submit through the Common Cause website may be processed by that third party service provider.  All third party service providers used by Common Cause will process your personal information only on Common Cause’s behalf and will be bound by this privacy policy and strict confidentiality conditions.

Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Your Consent

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

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below:

Mailing Address: 1133 19th St NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202.833.1200

To view IRS Form 990 for Common Cause, please click here.
To view IRS Form 990 for Common Cause Education Fund, please click here.
To view our audited financial statement, please click here.