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. When making a purchase through a retailers site which includes ShoppingGives Change Commerce™ program, this technology will capture additional information such as the charity you select to support at the time of purchase.

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 fundraiser 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 fundraiser 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 | 212 W Van Buren St. Suite 2S | Chicago, IL 60605 USA

info@shopping.gives

Last Edited on February 8, 2018