Information Collection and Use
When using our Site or participating in Services, we may ask that you provide us with some personally identifiable information—information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information on your use or potential use of the Site and receipt of or participation in our Services and related matters ("Personal Information"). Personal Information that we might collect includes things like your name, phone number, email address, and your work and home addresses. Personal Information may also include other information you supply to us concerning your preferences and interests expressed in the course of using the Services, or that may be required in connection with making a donation to a Donor Advised Fund or with participating in a Promoted Campaign.
When you access the Site, the following data are stored for the purposes of data security, administrative and other purposes: the IP address of the computer you are using to visit the Site, user settings, the date, time, status, data volume transferred and the Site from which the user came to the Site (also referred to as the "referrer"), the product and version information of the browser used (also referred to as the "user-agent"). These data are evaluated only for statistical purposes and generally in an anonymized form. Givkwik can learn, for instance, on what days and at what times there is particularly strong demand for the Site and what volume of data this produces. The data can also point up possible errors, e.g., defective links or program errors. Our servers may also (x) automatically record information that your mobile phone or tablet device sends or transmits, including, but not limited to, your device ID number, phone number, user settings, location and information about your use of the Services, and (y) record information derived from such information and other sources.
In the case of our registered users, Givkwik stores each person's name, e-mail address, user name and password for identification purposes. Givkwik requires these data to enable it to distinguish among users and contact them. The identification data remain stored for at least the duration of your registration. End Users have the possibility to disclose additional information about themselves. Your user name and password may on occasion enable Givkwik to display for you advertising messages that we believe may be of particular interest to you. In addition, collected personal data can be used for a statistical, anonymized evaluation, e.g. to present the number of members per town/region on a map.
In addition, if you make a donation or participate in a Promoted Campaign, you will be required to provide whatever information may be necessary or otherwise desirable in connection therewith. Personally Identifiable Information and other data are not used for purposes other than those stated, unless you specifically state that you agree to them.
We may share your information with our Affiliated Partner(s) for whom the Services are being sponsored, provided on behalf of, or provided in partnership with ("Affiliated Partners"). If we share information with any Affiliated Partners, we will require that this information not be shared outside the group of all Affiliated Partners without our written consent. However, we will not be, and you agree to not hold us, liable or responsible for their compliance with such requirement under any legal or equitable theory.
Cookies and IP Addresses
Your Internet protocol ("IP") address is a computer-specific address that is generally associated with the computer which you use to enter the Internet and by which you visit the Site and other websites. The server that hosts the Site may record the referrer that linked you to us, the specific pages on the Site that you visit, any website to which you go after visiting the Site, any advertisements you may observe or click on and visit, and other information about your Internet browser, computer, software platform and other software and settings information, any search terms entered by users of the Site or referrer; and other user activity and data. Your IP address may be used to diagnose problems with our servers, gather demographic information, and administer the Site. Givkwik may also link this information with your Personally Identifiable Information if necessary to enforce compliance with the Terms or to protect the Sites or Givkwik's other Members, users or the public at large.
Please understand that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use all portions or all functionality of the Site.
We will not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with nonaffiliated companies other than in connection with the operation of the Site or the provision of our Services, and when we otherwise have your permission. We may also share aggregated information that does not include Personal Information with third parties for industry analysis, demographic profiling and other purposes.
We may employ or partner with third parties to process payments, facilitate our Services, provide Services on our behalf, provide Services-related support (such as maintenance, database management, web analytics and improvement of the Service features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose. We may also provide Personal Information to our business partners or other affiliates for the purpose of providing you with information we believe may be of interest to you.
Givkwik may be required to cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. In such cases, we will disclose any and all information that is required by law or that we otherwise believe to be appropriate or necessary, in our sole discretion, to respond to claims, legal process or disputes (including, but not limited to, subpoenas, other court orders and pleadings in litigation), to protect the property and rights of Givkwik or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity.
In connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets or other business combination to which we are party, or in the event of bankruptcy, we may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of our business assets, including your Personal Information.
Changing or Deleting Your Information
You may review, update, correct or delete your Personal Information in your registration profile by contacting us or by making the appropriate modifications in your Account preferences on the Site. If you completely delete all such information, then your account may become deactivated. If you would like us to remove your records from our system, please contact us and we will attempt to accommodate your request to the extent the law does not require us to maintain your information as part of a records retention policy.
While no data security practice or procedure can be 100% foolproof, we have instituted various procedures that we believe are appropriate and customary under current standards in order to secure personal information we collect on the Site and to prevent unauthorized access to such information and maintain data accuracy and ensure that we use information we collect correctly. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to safeguard and protect your information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored personal information (as defined or described, by whatever term, by applicable law governing security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting on this Site as expeditiously as practicable. We offer the use of third-party secure server processors, such as PayPal. After a commercial transaction, your private information that may have been required for such transaction (credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial information) maybe be stored by us. We cannot speak as to the policies of PayPal or any other third-party payment processor, or any other third party; you will need to review their policies separately.
Links to Third-Party Sites
We may from time to time or at any time include links to third-party websites. Such sites have separate, independent privacy policies, and we have no, and we hereby disclaim any and all (and you acknowledge and agree that we have no and disclaim any and all), responsibility or liability for any content, features, functionality or data collection of such sites.
Links to Other Sites
The Site and the Services are not directed to children. Users of the Site are required to be eighteen years of age or older. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, please contact us. If we become aware that a member is under the age of eighteen and has provided us with Personal Information without verifiable parental consent, we will delete such information from our files except to the extent we believe we may be required by law to maintain a record thereof.
International Use & Information Transfer
By their nature, websites and similar applications may be accessible in countries outside the United States. The Site and the Services are directed only to persons in the United States who meet the above age requirement. We make no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, are responsible for compliance with local laws, and are doing so without our consent. Any offer for any product, service, and/or information made in connection with this site is void where prohibited. Your information may be transferred to and maintained on computers located outside of your or our state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your or our jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, Givkwik may transfer your Personal Information to the United States and processes it there. Your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer. However, notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, we are not marketing to, directing our Site or Services to, or soliciting anyone in any foreign jurisdiction, then you agree to not use the Site or any Service we offer through our Site.
Agreement and Changes
Last updated as of: May 1, 2013