Updated - January 29th, 2008
Our Privacy Principles
- We will never distribute, lend, share, rent, sell or give your email address to anybody, ever.
- We aim to provide you control of your information through privacy controls.
- The only exceptions to these principles are if we need to dislose this infomation to comply with the law or protect our rights in our site.
The term “personal information” means information that is attributed to a specific individual. Demographic information such as date of birth, geography, and gender when linked to other personally identifiable information is considered personal information. Identifiable information examples include name, e-mail address, and mailing address, and information about an individual’s activities on the site.
We collect personal information when you visit our Site. On our Site, we may collect certain information you voluntarily provide to us that may contain personal information. Personal information, such as your name, shipping address, photograph and other contact and demographic information may be collected when you: (1) register and set up an account profile, cause, or charity; (2) modify your associated account settings or profile; (3) leave comments, invite friends, sign up for a newsletters, or use any other interactive features on the Site; (4) contact us by e-mail for any reason. From time to time we may collect other personal information you provide in connection with your participation in surveys, sweepstakes, contests, promotional offers, and other activities on the Site.
We use this data to operate, develop, and generally improve our Site. In addition, we may utilize personal information for internal marketing purposes such as informing you about other products, services, events, information, and promotions we think will be of interest. For example, we may use the data we collect to: (1) welcome you to GivingPal by sending you an email and requesting feedback (2) respond to inquiries or comments on the Site (3) send you updates on your cause and activity level on GivingPal (4) complete other functions for which the data was provided.
We do not rent or sell your personally identifying information to other companies or individuals without your consent.
If personal identifying information is needed, it may only be shared in the following circumstances:
- We have your consent.
- Information is shared with businesses or persons who assist us in performing functions necessary to operate our business on our behalf.
- Processing of this information by a third party is subject to agreements that require engaged parties to process such information only on our instructions and with appropriate confidentiality and security measures that are in compliance with this Policy.
Aggregate information, or data that we collect about the use of the Site or about a group or category of products, services or users, from which personal information has been removed may be shared to third parties without your authorization. This aggregate information helps us better understand trends and our users' needs so that we may improve our Site. This Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of aggregate information.
Security of Information
GivingPal take the security of your personal information very seriously. We take security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data of your account. Additionally, we restrict access to non-public identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Site.
Disclosure of Information
Personal information that is disclosed on your profile, such as a your name, may be publicly accessible depending on your privacy level settings. The Site has three privacy settings for disclosed information on your profile. These settings are: Friends (only people who are listed as friends on GivingPal can see your information), Public (anyone can see your information). If you choose to add your shipping address to your profile so visitors can know where to send purchased items from your wish list should send your item, an additional setting is available. The Anyone Who Buys Me Something privacy level will only show your address to a visitor who is in the process of purchasing an item for you. Please select the privacy level with which you are most comfortable. GivingPal is not responsible for personally identifying information a user chooses to submit.
Also, other information, like comments on other profiles, may be public depending on the user’s privacy level and subsequently collected or used by third parties. By agreeing to this Policy, you agree that GivingPal shall bear no liability should such information be disclosed by the Site or any other third parties.
Children Under 13
This Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. GivingPal does not knowingly allow such persons to register. Wish lists for children under 13 are exclusively intended to be created on their behalf by parents, guardians or other user 13 years of age or over, and no personal information regarding such child should be submitted directly by a child under 13. If children under 13 wish to create a wish list, they should ask their parent or guardian to open an account and create one for them on their behalf. If you are under 13, do not attempt to create an GivingPal account and do not provide any personal information on our web site.
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If you delete your account or change your data or content, we usually update our live databases immediately. However, some data may update more slowly, and some old data may remain in our archives. Also, we may be unable to share changes to partners who receive your data or content. If your account is terminated or suspended, we may maintain some data to prevent the re-registration of this account type.
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