Privacy Policy    October 1, 2014

Causio, Inc. ('Causio') owns and operates the www.causio.com and related websites. This Causio Privacy Policy applies to all of our websites and any mobile applications we provide. Our Privacy Policy does not apply to other websites you may be able to access from our websites. For donations processed via Network for Good, see their Privacy Policy at http://www1.networkforgood.org/privacy

Without your permission, we will not disclose information you provide us to anyone other than organizations you designate to receive your funds as part of a campaign we manage or financial institutions and payment processors involved in collecting and disbursing your funds to organizations you designate.

When we update our Privacy Policy we will post the last change's date at this page's top. You agree to this method of change and to check regularly to see if any changes affect you. By using our websites you agree to the most recent version of this Privacy Policy.

The Kind of Information We Collect

  • Personal information including your name, your age, your billing address and zip code, email address, phone number and credit card number when you register on an Causio website and participate in a fund-raising campaign
  • Your unique user ID and the password you will need to use the Causio services
  • Your company and/or customer data that we store in our databases
  • Your donation history, campaigns you participate in and fundraising history
  • Your computer's IP address, browser information and location
  • Social Media and User feedback information, community discussions, chats and your other interactions on our Causio websites

How We Collect Your Personal Information

We collect your personal information when you use our websites. This includes when you create an account with us, when you make a donation or enter a sweepstakes or a campaign.

We also collect personal information from social media sites or when you log into our websites using your social media accounts or share or like a sweepstakes or fundraising campaign.

We collect data on the use of our sites using traffic cookies related to our websites. Our websites may also use web beacons to compile data so we can analyze how the public is using our websites.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information to:

  • Transmit monies you contribute to organizations or individuals you designate, administer your account, answer your customer service requests and send you receipts
  • Suggest ways you might want to support other organizations or individuals based on your experience using Causio's services
  • Aggregate anonymous data from many users like you to help organizations make fund-raising decisions help Us better serve you and our customers
  • Train our staff to keep your information safe and secure


Information security is very important in our business. So we employ physical, electronic and process security measures to protect information transmitted to us and information we transmit or store. But the Internet and other networks are not 100% secure. As a result, even though we will work hard to protect information sent through our websites, We cannot and will not guarantee the security of any information you send to or through our websites. You send information through the Internet and our websites at your own risk.

How We Secure Your Information

We protect your information using accepted best practices and we review our security practices frequently.

We follow applicable laws and security standards.

Credit card and other sensitive information is encrypted for transmission.

We comply with the Payment Card Industry's Data Security Standards regarding the transmittal, storage, protection and access to credit cardholder information.

Who Has Access to Your Information

We use business partners to perform many functions related to our websites and the services we provide. These functions include website hosting and maintenance, security, data storage, payment processing, marketing and selling our services. Each of our partners must agree to use reasonable practices to protect your personal information from unauthorized use or disclosure.

If you contribute to an organization or individual's fundraising campaign that organization or individual will have access to your personal information but not to your credit card account number or payment account information. You consent to this disclosure and agree that we are not responsible for how these individuals or entities use your personal information. If a third party runs a campaign through our sites and they may have access to your personal information due to their running the campaign, we will alert you to this.

You should understand and must agree that when we disclose information to third parties we cannot know or control how they may use that personal information. For this reason we will not be liable to you for any third party's actions or failures to act.

Who Has Access to Your Payment Information?

Our service providers process all payments made through our websites. As a result only those payment processors have access to your credit card number or payment information. The entities or individuals who create fundraising campaigns do not have access to your payment information. We don't have access to your payment information nor do the people or organizations to whom you make contributions have access to your credit card number(s) or payment account information. Our payment processors have their own privacy policies and have agreed to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (the "PCI/DSS"). You can access the PCI/DSS Specifications at: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/security_standards/index.php.

When is My Information Public?

When you post information on our websites as part of, or in response to, a campaign or fundraising event or on a public page remember members of the general public can access that information. So be careful about what information you share or post on a public page. If you are not sure, you should assume a page is public if it is on or linked to one of our websites. Again, remember we cannot control who has access to information you post on a public page or in a public forum.

Do I have to Provide You with My Personal Information?

No. You can visit our websites without giving us your personal information. But you will not be able to run a fundraising campaign or participate in one without giving us access to your personal information. For example, you can't have an account with us unless you give us enough personal information so that we can make sure you are who you say you are. If you set up an account with us and then don't want to get marketing emails from us, you can opt out by following the prompts in the section of our website you entered to create your account with us.

Privacy with Regard to Children

We appreciate the importance of protecting children's identities and privacy and are committed to doing so. We do not direct our websites or marketing at children. To protect the identities and privacy of children we will not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 16 without a parent's prior approval. If you think your child has used our websites and given us personal information, either yours or your child's, please contact us and we will work with you to delete that information from our websites and our databases.