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.
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.
We use your information to:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.