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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future marketing emails, you can email us at email@example.com, or follow the instructions at the bottom of each marketing email.
Revisions to This Policy
Shopping.Gives | 55 W Van Buren St. Suite 420 | Chicago, IL 60605 USA
Last Edited on February 8, 2018
For users with accounts created prior to February 8, 2018
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’?
If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.
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.
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
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
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.
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
California Online Privacy Protection Act
According to CalOPPA, we agree to the following:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email. and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
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Last Edited on 2017-05-29