Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, share, protect, or otherwise handle information collected from and about you when you visit and interact with www.shopping.gives or www.shoppinggives.com (collectively with any other website or application operated by Shopping.Gives, “Site”).

What Information Do We Collect From You, and When?

Information You Provide. We collect certain information from you when you choose to provide it to us. For example, when you create or sign into an account, we may request your name, username, email address, password, and photograph. When you place a donation through the Site, we may also request your mailing address, phone number, financial account information (e.g., credit or debit card number, expiration date, and CVV).

When you make a purchase from one of our retailers, you will be required to provide certain information to that retailer. The retailer will then provide information about you, such as your order id , the amount of the transaction, and your cart details, back to us.

Additionally, if you use a third-party service to link to or to communicate with us (such as a social network), we may receive certain information about you from the third party based on your registration and privacy settings on those third-party services.

Information Automatically Collected. We may use cookies, web beacons, log files, or other technologies to collect certain information when you use our Site or interact with our emails and online or mobile advertisements. For example, we may automatically collect certain non-personal information from you such as a device identifier or other information transmitted from your device, browser type, operating system, device model, software version, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, mobile or ISP carrier information, and the domain name from which you accessed the Site. We also may collect information about your use of the Site, including the date and time you access the Site; the areas or pages of the Site that you visit; the amount of time you spend using the Site; the number of times you return; whether you open, forward, or click-through emails and ads; and other usage data.

Third-Party Advertisements. We may also use third-party advertisements to support our Site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, or log files when they advertise on our Site, which may send these advertisers information, including your non-personal information.

Third-Party Analytics. We may use third parties’ analytics and tracking tools (including Google Analytics) to better understand who is using the Site, how people are using the Site, how to improve the effectiveness of the Site and related content, and to help us or those third parties serve more targeted advertising to you across the Internet. These tools may use technology such as cookies, web beacons, pixel tags, log files, Flash cookies, HTML5 cookies, or other technologies to automatically collect and store certain information. They may also combine information they collect from your interaction with the Site with information they collect from other sources. We do not have access to, or control over, these third parties’ use of cookies or other tracking technologies.

Tracking Options and California Do Not Track Disclosures. You can choose to have your computer notify you each time a website places a cookie on your device, or you can choose to decline cookies altogether. You may make these adjustments through your browser or operating system settings. Since browsers and operating systems are different, look at your browser’s “Help” Menu to learn how to change your tracking settings or cookie preferences. If you limit tracking or decline cookies, you will not be able to use the Site. To learn more about the use of cookies or other technologies to deliver more relevant advertising and your choices about not having this information used by certain service providers, please click here. If you wish to prevent your data from being used by Google Analytics, Google has developed the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on available here. On your mobile device, you can adjust your privacy and advertising settings to limit your tracking for advertising or control whether you receive more relevant advertising. Note that our systems may not recognize Do Not Track headers or requests from some or all browsers.

Information Collected From Other Sources. We may obtain information about you from other sources, including social networks that you use to connect with us. This information may include your name, username, demographic information, updated address or contact information, interests, preferred language, activity and contacts on the social network, and publicly-observed data. The information we may collect will depend on your registration and privacy settings on the applicable third-party service.

Combination of Information. We may combine the information we receive from and about you, including information you provide to us and information we automatically collect through our Site, as well as information collected offline or from third-party sources, to help us tailor our communications to you and to improve our Site.

How Do We Use Your Information?

We may use the information we collect from and about you in the following ways:

  • To provide the Site services
  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content, promotional materials, and product offerings in which we believe you are most interested, from us or on behalf of our partners and affiliates
  • To improve our Site and services, and to develop new services, in order to better serve you
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other Site feature
  • To process transactions and prevent transactional fraud
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To review the use and operations of, and/or address problems with, the Site
  • To send you information and respond to your inquiries and other requests or questions
  • As described to you at the point of collection

How and When Do We Disclose Your Information?

We may disclose the information we collect from and about you to (1) our service providers; (2) as appropriate to comply with the law, respond to judicial process, provide information to law enforcement or regulatory agencies in connection with an investigation on matters related to public safety, enforce our Site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety; (3) as permitted by law; (4) to our select partners and affiliates that we may believe have offers of interest to you; and (5) as described at the point of collection.

We may also share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including retailers from whom you have made a purchase, for their marketing, advertising, or other uses.

We may sell or purchase assets during the normal course of our business. If another entity acquires us or any of our assets, information we have collected about you may be transferred to such entity. In addition, if any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, such information may be considered an asset of ours and may be sold or transferred to third parties. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to require that the transferee use personal information provided through this Site in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Further, when shopping or donating to a campaign an Organization (as defined in the Terms & Conditions located at https://shopping.gives/shop/terms-and-conditions.html) administrator and other affiliated organizations from such campaign will receive your full name, email address, and contribution value.

Your California Privacy Rights

For California residents: We may share your personal information with third parties (including affiliated third parties which may not share the Shopping.Gives name) for their direct marketing purposes. Under California law, you may request information about our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at info@shopping.gives.

Public Forums

Any information you may disclose on our Site, such as in blogs, on message boards, or on other public areas on the Site, becomes public information. Please exercise caution when disclosing personal information in these public areas

Links to Third-Party Websites

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our Site. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies that may differ from our own. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Our Commitment to Children’s Privacy

Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. We do not direct the Site to, nor do we knowingly collect any personal information from, children under the age of 13.

Marketing Emails

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future marketing emails, you can email us at unsubscribe@shopping.gives, or follow the instructions at the bottom of each marketing email.

Revisions to This Policy

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we will post the change(s) on the Site. If we change the Privacy Policy in a material way, we will provide appropriate notice to you.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Shopping.Gives | 55 W Van Buren St. Suite 420 | Chicago, IL 60605 USA

info@shopping.gives

Last Edited on February 8, 2018

For users with accounts created prior to February 8, 2018

The new Privacy Policy will go into effect March 12, 2018

This privacy policy has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their ‘Personally Identifiable Information’ (PII) is being used online. PII, as described in US privacy law and information security, is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Please read our privacy policy carefully to get a clear understanding of how we collect, use, protect or otherwise handle your Personally Identifiable Information in accordance with our website.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our blog, website or app?

When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, credit card information, Date of Birth or other details to help you with your experience.

When do we collect information?

We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to a newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, use live chat, open a support ticket or enter information on our site.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you when you register, make a purchase, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf the website, or use certain other site features in the following ways:

  • To personalize your experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested
  • To improve our website in order to better serve you
  • To allow us to better service you in responding to your customer service requests
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
  • To quickly process your transactions
  • To ask for ratings and reviews of services or products
  • To follow up with them after correspondence (live chat, email or phone inquiries)

How do we protect your information?

Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes, malware, and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement a variety of security measures when a user places an order enters, submits, or accesses their information to maintain the safety of your personal information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use ‘cookies’?

We do not use cookies for tracking purposes. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your Personally Identifiable Information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third-party products or services on our website. These third-party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

Google

We use Google AdSense Advertising on our website. Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users. They can be found at the following website: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/1316548?hl=en

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:
  • Remarketing with Google AdSense
  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • Demographics and Interests Reporting
  • DoubleClick Platform Integration

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

California Online Privacy Protection Act

CalOPPA is the first state law in the nation to require commercial websites and online services to post a privacy policy. The law’s reach stretches well beyond California to require any person or company in the United States (and conceivably the world) that operates websites collecting Personally Identifiable Information from California consumers to post a conspicuous privacy policy on its website stating exactly the information being collected and those individuals or companies with whom it is being shared. See more at the following link: http://consumercal.org/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa/#sthash.0FdRbT51.dpuf

According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:

Users can visit our site anonymously. Once this privacy policy is created, we will add a link to it on our home page or as a minimum, on the first significant page after entering our website. Our Privacy Policy link includes the word ‘Privacy’ and can easily be found on the page specified above.

You will be notified of any Privacy Policy changes on our Privacy Policy Page. You can change your personal information by logging into your account, chatting with us, or sending us a support ticket.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking?

It’s also important to note that we allow third-party behavioral tracking.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:

We will notify you via email and an in-site notification within 7 days.

We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.

CAN SPAM Act:
The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.

To be in accordance with CANSPAM, we agree to the following:

  • Not use false or misleading subjects or email addresses.
  • Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way.
  • Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters.
  • Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used.
  • Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly.
  • Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email.

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, you can email us at unsubscribe@shopping.gives

Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy, you may contact us using the information below.

Shopping.Gives
55 W Van Buren St
Suite 420
Chicago, IL 60605
USA

info@shopping.gives

Last Edited on 2017-05-29

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