Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

PowerSwitch Action (formerly Partnership for Working Families) is dedicated to protecting your online privacy.  This privacy policy is intended to inform you of our practices regarding your personal information and your online rights with the Partnership.

How We Collect Personally Identifiable Information

We provide you with forms and email addresses on our website so you may provide your contact information to engage in online activism or to correspond with us. When you participate in these or any other online activity in which you are asked to volunteer your personal information, we may ask you to give us contact information and geographic information, among other possible information.  

We do not collect or store personally identifiable information, such as your name, mailing address, email address, or phone number, unless you voluntarily provide that information.   When you visit our website, we automatically obtain the following information from you: the name of your Internet service provider, the browser and operating system of the computer you are using, the website that referred you to us, the pages you request, the date and time of those requests, and the amount of time spent viewing each request.  If you receive an email from us, we may be able to know if you clicked on any of the links embedded within the text of the email.  If you participate in any of our action campaigns, we will know the campaigns in which you participated, as well as any information or text you entered while participating in any action campaign.  We collect and store this information. We do not track the pages you or any individual visitor look at during a visit to our website, and we do not collect any other information without your knowledge and permission. 

How We Use Your Information

We use the information we collect about you and your computer to fulfill your requests and to track aggregate information about usage of this site. We may also use your contact information to periodically send you email updates and ask you to participate in our organization’s activities.  If you provide your phone number, we may call you.   

We also use this information on an aggregate basis to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of our website to our visitors.  For example, we use this information to track which webpages are most popular among visitors as a whole. 

How We Handle Your Personally Identifiable Information

The personally identifiable information you submit to us is handled in-house and is typically only reviewed and seen by our in-house employees.  Occasionally, for security or other internal purposes, an authorized third party representative – such as a professional database administrator – may have access to your information.  We will not sell, rent, or trade your personally identifiable information to any other entity without your authorization.  If you choose to participate in action campaigns that involve contacting other organizations or elected officials, information you have provided voluntarily  may be shared with those persons or entities with whom you are initiating correspondence. 


A cookie is a piece of data containing information about you that is stored on your hard drive.  Our website may use cookies only for measuring aggregate web statistics, including number of monthly visitors, number of repeat visitors, most popular webpages, and other information.

Opting Out of Email Lists

If, for any reason, you would like to be removed from any or all of our email lists, you can unsubscribe by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email you receive from us, or emailing and asking to be unsubscribed.

Outside Links

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this website.  This site contains hypertext links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Corrections/Updating Personal Information

If your personal information changes, or if you wish to have your information removed from our database, please contact us at with such requests. 

Contact Us

If you experience technical problems with the operation of this website, contact us at  Below is the complete contact information for our organization:

PowerSwitch Action
1305 Franklin St., Suite 501
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 925-4014