Privacy Policy & Data Restrictions

Aristotle has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for Aristotle and its divisions.


Effective as of July 1,2023
Last Updated September 28,2023


Aristotle, Inc. (“Aristotle,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) respects the privacy of your information. This Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use, share, and safeguard your information. This Privacy Policy applies to individuals who access this website (“Site”) and the services provided through our Site (collectively, “Services”). From time to time, we may change this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will post an amended version on this webpage. Please review this Privacy Policy periodically. This Privacy Policy covers the following topics:
  1. Information We Collect Online
  2. How We Use Your Information
  3. How We Share Your Information
  4. Cookies And Other Tracking Technologies
  5. “Do Not Track” Signals
  6. Choices About Your Information
  7. Security
  8. Third Party Links
  9. Children’s Privacy
  10. Notice To California Resident
  11. Notice To Nevada Residents
  12. Notice To Virginia Residents
  13. Europe And The United Kingdom
  15. Additional Disclosures Specific To Our Products And Services
  16. Accessibility
  17. How To Contact Us
  1. Information We Collect Online

    We collect Personally Identifiable Information from you through your use of the Site and Services. “Personally Identifiable Information” is individually identifiable information about an individual consumer that we collect online and that we maintain in an accessible form. We collect the following types of Personally Identifiable Information:

    Information You Provide

    We may collect the following Personally Identifiable Information that you voluntarily provide to us in using our Site and Services:
    • Create an Account. When you create an account with us, you will provide us with organization, title/position, physical address, and phone number, and you will create a username and password for future log-ins.
    • Create a ( Account. If you create a account, you will be required to provide us with your account name, state, last name, email address (for user login), password, and campaign type and name; you may also choose to provide us with your first name, phone number, and mobile phone number.
    • Create a Voter Lists Online (VLO) Account. If you create a Voter Lists Online (VLO) Account you will be required to provide us with a username and password (for user login) your name, email address, billing email address, organization name, organization type, organization level, title or position, address, state, zip code, phone number, the state or states for which you are requesting data, and your intended use for the data. You may also provide us with your website URL. If you are requesting data to which access is restricted by applicable law we will validate you or your organization as a permissible recipient prior to providing data.
    • Create a MatchIt Account. If you create a MatchIt account, you will be required to provide us with your account name, state, last name, email address (for user login), password, and campaign type and name; you may also choose to provide us with your first name, phone number, and mobile phone number
    • Submit an Order. In order to receive data or services through, VLO, or MatchIt, you will in addition provide us with financial information (e.g., account or credit card number). We will share any payment information you provide with our payment processors, NCR and First Data. You may view NCR’s privacy policy here: You may view First Data’s privacy policy here:
    • Request a Demo or Free Consultation. When you request a demo of free consultation, you will provide us with your name, email address, phone number, organization type, and industry.
    • Apply for a Job. If you apply for a job with us, you will provide us with your name, email address, and any information you choose to provide in your resume. You may also provide us with your phone number, physical address, education information, and work experience. We use Workable to process this information. Please see Workable’s privacy policy here.
    • Interact with our Site or Services. When you log-in to your account, contact us, send us any feedback, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, or interact with us in any way, you may need to provide us with your log-in information (e.g., username and password), name, email address, and/or phone number.

    Information as You Navigate Our Site

    We automatically collect certain Personally Identifiable Information through your use of the Site and Services, such as the following:
    • Usage Information. For example, the pages on the Site you access, the frequency of access, and what you click on while on the Site.
    • Device Information. For example, hardware model, operating system, application version number, and browser.
    • Mobile Device Information. Aggregated information about whether the Site is accessed via a mobile device or tablet, the device type, and the carrier.
    • Location Information. Location information from Site visitors on a city-regional basis.

    Third Party Information

    In some cases, we may receive certain Personally Identifiable Information from you about a third party. For example, as part of our registration process, you may provide the name, email address, and phone number of a third party. If you submit any Personally Identifiable Information about another individual to us, you are responsible for making sure you have the authority to do so and to allow us to use their Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  2. How We Use Your Information

    We use the Personally Identifiable Information we collect to provide the Services to you, to improve our Site and Services, and to protect our legal rights. In addition, we may use the Personally Identifiable Information we collect to:
    • Process your account registration;
    • Process and fulfill your request or order;
    • Review your job application;
    • Contact you regarding our products and services that we feel may be of interest to you;
    • Communicate with you about our Site or Services or to inform you of any changes to our Site or Services;
    • Provide support;
    • Maintain and improve our Site and Services;
    • Protect the security and integrity of our Site and Services;
    • Investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or violations of an Aristotle division’s Terms and Conditions, and to otherwise fulfill our legal obligations;
    • Monitor compliance with and enforce this Privacy Policy and any other applicable agreements and policies;
    • Defend our legal rights and the rights of others;
    • Fulfill any other purposes for which you provide it, or any other purpose we deem necessary or appropriate;
    • Efficiently maintain our business; and
    • Comply with applicable law.
  3. How We Share Your Information

    We may share the Personally Identifiable Information we collect in the following ways:
    • With vendors who perform data or Site-related services on our behalf (e.g., email, hosting, maintenance, backup, analysis, etc.);
    • With vendors to prepare, deploy and analyze advertising content;
    • To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
    • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
    • To establish, exercise, or defend our or a third party’s legal rights, including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention;
    • With any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that Personally Identifiable Information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that Personally Identifiable Information;
    • With any other person or entity as part of any business or asset sale, equity transaction, merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, or in preparation for any of these events;
    • With any other person or entity where you consent to the disclosure; and
    • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the Personally Identifiable Information or for any other purpose we deem necessary, including to protect the health or safety of others.
  4. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

    How We Use Cookies

    Like many other companies, we use cookies and other tracking technologies (such as pixels and web beacons) (collectively, “Cookies”). Cookies are small files of information that are stored by your web browser software on your computer hard drive, mobile or other devices (e.g., smartphones or tablets). We use Cookies to:
    • Estimate audience size and usage patterns;
    • Understand and save your preferences for future visits, allowing us to customize the Site and Services to your individual needs;
    • Advertise new content and services that relate to your interests;
    • Keep track of advertisements and search engine results;
    • Compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interactions to resolve issues and offer better site experiences and tools in the future; and
    • Recognize when you return to the Site.
    We set some Cookies ourselves, while separate entities set other Cookies. We use Cookies other entities set to provide us with useful information, to help us improve our Site and Services, to conduct advertising, and to analyze the effectiveness of advertising. For example, we use Cookies from Google, Facebook, and other similar companies.

    How You Can Opt Out of Cookies

    Your Preferences

    When you first visit our Site, we will present you with a banner which offers you choices about whether to accept or reject cookies or tracking technologies of different types. If you wish to change your preferences, you can do so by clicking the cookie icon at the bottom left of this or other Aristotle web pages.

    Browser Settings

    You can block Cookies by changing your Internet browser settings to refuse all or some Cookies. If you choose to block all Cookies (including essential Cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site. You can find out more about Cookies and how to manage them by visiting or

    Platform Controls

    You can opt out of Cookies set by specific entities by following the instructions found at these links:

    Advertising Industry Resources

    You can understand which entities have currently enabled Cookies for your browser or mobile device and how to opt out of some of those Cookies by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative’s website or the Digital Advertising Alliance’s website. For more information on mobile specific opt-out choices, visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Mobile Choices website. Please note these opt-out mechanisms are specific to the device or browser on which they are exercised. Therefore, you will need to opt out on every browser and device that you use.

    Google Analytics

    We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses Cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with the Site and Services, compile reports on their activity, and provide other services related to their activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a returning visitor, and any referring website. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policies. To learn more about Google’s partner services and to learn how to opt out of tracking of analytics by Google, click here.

    Google reCAPTCHA

    We use Google reCAPTCHA, a free service provided by Google, Inc., to protect our Site from spam and abuse. Google reCAPTCHA uses advanced risk analysis techniques to decipher humans and bots. Google reCAPTCHA works differently depending on what version is deployed. For example, you may be asked to check a box indicating that you are not a robot or Google reCAPTCHA may detect abusive traffic without user interaction. Google reCAPTCHA works by transmitting certain types of information to Google, such as the referrer URL, IP address, visitor behavior, operating system information, browser and length of the visit, cookies, and mouse movements. Your use of Google reCAPTCHA is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. More information as to Google reCAPTCHA and how it works is available here.


    We use Hotjar to better understand our users’ needs and to optimize the service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g., how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and do not like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behavior and their devices. This includes a device’s IP address (processed during your session and stored in a de-identified form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), and the preferred language used to display our Site. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf. For more information, please view Hotjar’s privacy page by clicking here.
  5. “Do Not Track” Signals

    Some internet browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” feature that signals to websites you visit that you do not want to have your online activity tracked. Given that there is not a uniform way that browsers communicate the “Do Not Track” signal, the Site does not currently interpret, respond to or alter its practices when it receives “Do Not Track” signals.
  6. Choices About Your Information

    Review and Request Changes to Your Information

    You may use your account to access, correct, or view certain Personally Identifiable Information we have collected and which is associated with your account. To review or request changes to any of your Personally Identifiable Information, please contact us at [email protected].

    Marketing Communications

    To unsubscribe from our marketing emails, please click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of our emails. You also may submit a request to us at [email protected].
  7. Security

    We maintain commercially reasonable security measures to protect the Personally Identifiable Information we collect and store from loss, misuse, destruction, or unauthorized access. However, no security measure or modality of data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. Although we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personally Identifiable Information, we cannot guarantee absolute security.
  8. Third Party Links

    The Site and Services may contain links that will let you leave the Site and Services and access another website. Linked websites are not under our control. This Privacy Policy applies solely to Personally Identifiable Information that is acquired by us on this Site and Services. We accept no responsibility or liability for these other websites.
  9. Children’s Privacy

    The Site and Services are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information from children under 13.
  10. Notice to California Residents

    If you are a California resident, please see our Notice to California Residents for more information about our online and offline practices regarding the collection, use, disclosure, sale, sharing, and retention of your personal information and the rights you have regarding your personal information.
  11. Notice to Nevada Residents

    Nevada law allows Nevada residents to opt out of the sale of certain types of personal information. Subject to several exceptions, Nevada law defines “sale” to mean the exchange of certain types of personal information for monetary consideration to another person. We do not currently sell personal information as defined in the Nevada law. However, if you are a Nevada resident, you still may submit a verified request to opt out of sales and we will record your instructions and incorporate them in the future if our policy changes. You may send opt-out requests to
  12. Notice to Virginia Residents

    The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”) provides Virginia residents with the right to receive certain disclosures regarding the personal data we process about them. For purposes of this section, personal data means any information that is linked or reasonably linkable to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data does not include de-identified or publicly available information as the VCDPA defines those terms. For a discussion of the categories of personal data we process, the purposes for our processing, the categories of personal data that we share with third parties, and the categories of third parties with whom we share personal data, please see Sections 1 through 3, above. If you are a Virginia resident, the VCDPA grants you the right to: (1) confirm whether or not we are processing your personal data and to access such personal data; (2) correct inaccuracies in your personal data, taking into account the nature of the personal data and the purposes of the processing of your personal data; (3) delete personal data you have provided or we have obtained about you; (4) obtain a copy of your personal data that you previously provided to us in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, readily usable format that allows you to transmit the data to another controller without hindrance, where the processing is carried out by automated means; and (5) opt out of the processing of your personal data for purposes of (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii) profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning you. We sell personal data to third parties as defined in the VCDPA. We also process personal data for targeted advertising. To exercise your rights to confirm whether we have your personal data, to correct inaccuracies, or to obtain a copy of your personal data, please use this webform or email us at [email protected] with your name, the fact that you are a Virginia resident, and specifying the right(s) you wish to invoke. If you wish to opt out of profiling, processing, or sale of your personal data. Please use this webform. If you want us to delete your personal data, please use this webform. If we refuse to take action regarding your request, you may appeal our decision by emailing us at [email protected]. If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising, you may alter your cookie preferences by clicking on the cookie icon at the bottom left of this or other Aristotle webpages.
  13. Europe and the United Kingdom

    The website is intended for users in the United States. For information on our compliance with GDPR please see our Integrity Privacy Policy.
  14. EU-U.S. and SWISS-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

    If you wish to see our EU-U.S., UK Extension to the EU-U.S. DPF, and Swiss-U.S. Data Privacy Framework compliance protocol, please visit:
  15. Additional Disclosures Specific to Our Products and Services

    Political and Data Restrictions

    Use of and access to voter list data is restricted in some jurisdictions. For more information, please contact an Aristotle representative. Searching for individual voters is not available, and voter names and addresses are not visible during your searches. Any information copied, or otherwise obtained, from any FEC report or statement, or any copy, reproduction, or publication thereof, filed under the Act, shall not be sold or used by any person for the purpose of soliciting contributions or for any commercial purpose, except that the name and address of any political committee may be used to solicit contributions from such committees.

    Use of Data for Verification Purposes

    Personally Identifiable Information provided for purposes of age and identity verification to Aristotle and its Integrity division is used only for that purpose, and is not transferred or retained, except as required by law. For more information about the privacy practices of our Integrity division, please see our Integrity Privacy Policy

    Information Obtained from Death Master File (DMF) Subject to Regulation

    Certain data provided by Aristotle may include information obtained from the Death Master File (DMF) made available by the US Department of Commerce National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and subject to regulations found at 15 CFR Part 1110. All Aristotle clients (Client) are required to comply with all applicable laws and, if a Client is granted access to DMF data, Client certifies compliance with 15 CFR Part 1110. Client’s failure to comply with 15 CFR Part 1110 may subject Client to penalties under 15 CFR 1110.200 of $1,000 for each disclosure or use, up to a maximum of $250,000 in penalties per calendar year.
  16. Accessibility

    We are committed to ensuring this Privacy Policy is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you wish to access this Privacy Policy in an alternative format, please contact us as described below.
  17. How to Contact Us

    To contact us for questions or concerns about our privacy policies or practices, please contact us at: Aristotle 205 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003 Phone: (202) 543-8345 Email: [email protected] COPYRIGHT NOTICE © 1983-2023 Aristotle. All rights reserved. TRADEMARKS ARISTOTLE, the “Digital Fountain” logo, INTEGRITY, the Integrity “Star Burst” logo, and other trademarks are trademarks of Aristotle Incorporated and may not be used without permission.