Privacy Statement

Last Updated: August 1st, 2013

COMMITMENT TO PRIVACY

Giving on Purpose (“GP”) is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and personal information. This Privacy Statement (“Statement”) discloses the information we gather on http://givingonpurpose.org/ (“Website”), the ways we process and share such information, and how you can correct or change that information.

 

This Statement addresses GP’s privacy practices relating to the general use of GP’s website by anyone (collectively “You”) who visits, browses, or otherwise uses the Website. It is important to read this Statement before submitting your information to the Website. By visiting the Website, submitting information, making a donation or using any of our products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Statement and consent to having your data transferred to and/or processed in the United States.

 

If you do not agree to this Statement, please do not use the Website.

 

COLLECTED INFORMATION

The Website is intended to provide insight into GP and the projects it serves and supports. We do not require you to register or submit any personal information in order to visit the Website. We will ask for your personal information to set up an account or project page, or to make a donation, but will not require anything more than what we believe is reasonably necessary.

 

Personal Information: We may receive and store any information you enter on the Website or provide to us in any other way through, that would allow us to identify you personally or contact you. The information you provide will be used by GP only in accordance with this Statement.

 

Cookies: During the course of any visit to the Website, the pages you see, along with “cookies,” are downloaded to your computer. These cookies do not contain or collect information, but they do enable GP to provide personalization features. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies though you can change your browser to limit or prevent cookies. If you set your browser to not accept cookies, it may result in certain personalized services not being provided to you when you use that computer.

 

Web Beacons: A web beacon is a transparent image file. Web beacons enable GP to track Website usage information, such as the number of times a given web page has been viewed. Web beacons are invisible to you and unlike cookies are not placed on your computer. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of the Website. GP does not use web beacons to collect or record any type of information provided by or about any User.

 

E-mail Communications: When you send an email or an online donation to GP, GP retains your email address, the particulars related to the donation, and the contents of the email. GP does not use that information for any purpose other than for the processing of the email and/or donation.

 

Other Information: From time to time, GP may ask you for data that is not personal such as your birthday or zip code. This info may be aggregated and used for our internal purposes or for creating reports for third-party advertisers and partners, or otherwise shared with third parties for any lawful purpose, without your permission. No third party is intended to be able to know who you are as a result of the info you share with GP. Any Website usage information that GP gathers, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website and pages visited, will only be used as a statistical indicator and not to identify you. This aggregate information helps GP determine general usage patterns and modify the Website in order to improve your experience. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time.

 

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

When you provide us with your personal information we may use such information for a number of purposes, including:

 

– To facilitate communication between GP and you including, without limitation, responding to your questions or comments, sending emails concerning our products and services, or to contact you for feedback regarding us, or our advertisers or business partners;

– To administer your account, process donations, provide products or services and for marketing and promotional activities;

– To provide a report to a supported project or to alert a fundraiser to whom you have made a donation;

– To provide a report to our advertisers or business partners that tells them who responded to a particular offer or to facilitate the fulfillment of an order that you have made with an advertiser or business partner;

– To accurately update our donation registries and the details of each donation;

– To provide you with important functionality changes to the Website, new services and special offers, and reputable third parties that we think you will find valuable;

– To customize, analyze, adjust, and improve the Website to meet our advertisers' or business partners' needs and expectations;

– To enforce our agreements with you, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that we comply with applicable laws;

– To send emails to friends based on your instructions.

 

ACCESSING OR CHANGING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

GP allows you to delete, change, or correct inaccuracies in your personal information by emailing GP at contact@givingonpurpose.org and outlining the appropriate changes.

 

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

GP may give, share, sell, or trade your personal information to or with any third parties only under the following circumstances:

 

Fulfillment of Services: We may retain other companies and/or individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include, but are not limited to, companies and individuals who: (i) administer GP’s accounts; (ii) process donations; (iii) conduct surveys or promotional activities; (iv) deliver products; or (v) provide customer support, web hosting, internet service, and data analysis. Such third parties may be provided with access to information needed to perform their functions, but may not use such information for any other purpose.

 

Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection: We may disclose any information that we deem necessary within our sole discretion and without your prior permission to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request. We may also exchange information with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection, risk reduction and related activities, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of GP, its agents, employees or affiliates, or others. GP reserves the right to disclose the information of a user who we believe is in violation of our Statement or other terms and conditions of service as posted on the Website, even without a subpoena, warrant, court order, or other governmental request.

 

Sale or Transfer of Information: In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution, or sale or transfer of substantially all of GP’s assets or its Website the information collected about you may be sold, assigned, or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or GP’s assets or Website in order to permit the party to continue the operation of GP and/or the Website, or any successor version of the Website.

 

By using the Website and providing your personal information to GP you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described herein.

 

CREDIT CARD INFORMATION

GP does not collect, store, or otherwise maintain any credit card information from individuals who make a donation through the Website. The information associated with your credit card is processed by Paypal or our partners.

 

IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES, PRACTICES AND CONTACT INFORMATION

Third Party Links: The Website may contain links to third-party websites. Please be aware that GP cannot control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from those of GP. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these websites before providing any information to them.

 

Data Security: We maintain a variety of commercially reasonable safeguards designed to protect your information from unauthorized access and disclosure. You should be aware, however, that GP has no control over the security of other websites you might visit even when linked to those websites from our Website. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your information. Although we do all we can to secure your information we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your information, searches, or other communications always will remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your information we will notify you, if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary, so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may notify you under such circumstances using the email address(es) we have on record for you. You should also take care how you handle and disclose your personal information.

 

Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

 

Children: The Website is not intended for persons under the age of 18. GP does not knowingly market to, or solicit information, accept service, or collect information from any person under the age of 18. If GP becomes aware that any person submitting information to the Website is under the age of 18, we will attempt to delete any related information as soon as possible. We require that only persons 18 years of age or older use the Website. By using the Website, you hereby represent that you are at least 18 years old.

 

Changes to this Statement: We may occasionally update this Statement to reflect changes in our practices. When we post changes to this Statement, we will revise the date at the top of this Statement. If we make any material changes to our Statement, we will notify you by sending an email to the email address(es) you provided to us, and by prominently posting a notice of the changes on the Website. We will give you an opportunity to opt-out of any materially changed Statement or, alternatively, have the information you have provided to us deleted. We recommend that you check the Website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Statement or any of our other policies.

 

Contacting Us: If you have any questions about GP, this Statement, or the Website, please feel free to contact us either by sending an email to contact@givingonpurpose.org or through the Contact feature on the Website.

 

Users From Outside the United States: The Website is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Website from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. By using the Website you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Statement.

 

No Rights of Third Parties: This Statement does not create rights enforceable by third parties.


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