Privacy Policy

CivicApps for Greater Portland (“CivicApps”) is an annual regional event designed to promote increased transparency and openness in government through the use of technology. In order for you to vote, submit applications, or post comments on this site, we require you to register and give us a very small amount of information. You give us your e-mail address and you nominate a ‘handle’ or user name by which you will be identified on the site. This information is only retained by the system to ensure vote rights on a per user basis and to notify winners.

We will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to respect your privacy. Any information you provide will not be shared with anyone nor used for any other purpose outside this Challenge, unless required by law. Your account is automatically deleted after the Challenge ends, or if you delete your account on the site yourself, which you can do at anytime. If you are concerned about being identified for any reason you may use a pseudonym.

If you have any concerns please let us know through our Contact page.

Accessing and Correcting Contact Information

Registered users on the CivicApps website can update their information at anytime. You can also delete your account yourself. If you have any concerns about your account, please let us know through the Contact page.

Commitment to Privacy

We at CivicApps recognize the importance of protecting your privacy. The purpose of this notice is to explain the practices and procedures we use to protect your personal information, how this information is used, and the choices you can make regarding your personal information. We are committed to honoring this policy.

Information We Collect and How It Is Used

When browsing the CivicApps web site, no personal information is required, nor collected. However, if you choose to participate in some online activities, you may be asked to register first. Only when registering as a developer, will you be asked for information such as your name, email address, and phone number. The purpose of collecting this information is to register you for the Challenge, honor requests for information, process Challenge submissions, and ensure Challenge requirements are met. Your personal information is not used for any other purposes, and is deleted at the close of the Challenge.

Email a Friend

In order to further our mission and inform others about the Challenge and how you can get involved, we offer a feature on our website that enables you to email the page or materials you are viewing to a friend. This feature requires that you enter your name and email address and the name and email address of the recipient. CivicApps stores this information only momentarily and for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on a visitor’s computer to recognize repeat visitors, keep track of whether they are logged in or not, and otherwise facilitate their use of the site. Although no personal information is collected, session-specific data is collected to improve the functionality of the website and user experience.

Sharing Your Information

CivicApps never shares your e-mail address with third parties. Personal information collected from the registration page is never shared, unless required by law. However, we use the information ourselves to send you information you have requested, including Challenge notices and news.

Community Forums

CivicApps advises users that personal information posted in the “Comments” areas of the Ideas Challenge and Design Challenge is accessible to the public. By posting contact information in the comments on this site, you may receive unsolicited messages from third parties unrelated to CivicApps. CivicApps monitors the comments, however it remains your responsibility as a visitor to use your best judgment in choosing the information you post.

Opt-Out of Communications

You may opt out of CivicApps communications at any time by letting us know via the Contact page. You can also remove/delete your account from the site.

Registration Information

The information collected through the site registration process is only used for internal use and will never be shared with others, unless required by law. You are required to create a password that will enable you to log in, vote, and post content in the CivicApps forums.


Personal information you submit on the CivicApps site is secured by current, reasonable industry standards. Your user name and password are encrypted.

Contact Us

For questions or comments about this policy, please contact us through the Contact page.