Why does ActBlue require my personal information for me to donate?

Any contribution made through ActBlue needs to be reported to the appropriate regulatory body, just like any other contribution. This means that we are required by law to collect your personal information so that campaigns and organizations can properly report your contributions. Most contributions require your name, address, occupation, and employer, but the laws in some states require your employer’s address as well. We also pass along your email address (and phone number, if you choose to provide it) to the group you gave to and no one else. This contact information is vital for groups running grassroots fundraising programs and is also how we’re able to send you an email receipt for your contribution. We never sell your personal information or share it with anyone beyond the group you gave to. 

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