TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- what personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website,
- how we use the information we collect,
- with whom the information may be shared,
- what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information,
- the kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us,
- how you can make changes to the information we collect about you,
- how you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used:
You may freely visit our Website without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, certain requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information (such as your name, email and address), as more particularly described below. We do not knowingly collect sensitive personal information, such as information about medical or health conditions. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website.
Registration: You are not required to register in order to browse our Website. However, you will be required to register in some circumstances in order to access and use certain features and functionality, such as making a donation or to viewing activity related to the “network” of people with whom you shared a request for donations/support. Registration will require that you provide us with some personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address and/or phone number, and a profile picture if you choose to provide one.
Contact Us: We provide a “contact us” link on the Website. If you contact us through the link, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, and email address, and you may have the option to provide additional personally identifying information. We may use the information to contact you and to respond to any requests.
Donate: When you make a donation through Cheerity, your contribution is processed and disbursed by DonateWell, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (tax ID 13-3720473). In order for your donation to be processed, you will be required to provide certain personally identifying information, which may include your name, as well as your credit card billing address and other payment information. The credit card or payment information that you provide will only be used only to process your donation.
Invite-A-Friend/Share: If you opt to share information about the donation you have made and/or the cause you are supporting, or to invite friends to join you, you will be required to provide some personally identifying information, which may include your name, email and/or phone number, and a profile picture, if you choose to provide one. Additionally, if you opt to share your activities on our Website via any of your social media affiliations, we will store any applicable tokens, keys or other identifying credentials that you may provide us.
Profile Picture: You will have the option to post a profile picture, or carry over a profile picture that is associated with the social media account you are authenticating with. Your profile picture will be displayed with your user name on the Website, and will be associated with the activities you undertake on our Website. If you opt to post a profile picture, it will be viewable on the website and in conjunction with your activities.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It:
We collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website. Much of this information is collected through the use of third-party tracking services, such as Google Analytics. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited, web browsing histories, social networking activities and similar data. For example, we may automatically gather the number and frequency of donations made or organizations supported, and build various anonymized profiles. We will also monitor certain user behaviors in order to track the types of causes supported or followed, as well as other activities related to specific campaigns. Additional information collected may also include which URL you just came from, which URL you next go to, what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol addresses (“IP Address”). This collective, aggregated data helps us determine how much our visitors use parts of the Website, and do internal research on our users’ demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you. When gathered, this this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate, anonymized information may be shared with third parties at any time, including advertisers and marketers. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including “cookies,” “web beacons” and IP addresses, as further explained below.
IP Addresses – When you visit and interact with the Website, Cheerity and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect your IP Address, as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track website visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Website or for other lawful purposes.
Do Not Track – Every time your computer sends or receives information over the Web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.” These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don’t want to be tracked, and sends a signal to Web sites’ visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option. Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing. Consequently, please note that Cheerity’s Website does not currently respond to browsers’ Do Not Track signals, and as such your activities will be tracked, regardless of whether you have opted to enable the Do Not Track option offered by your browser.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We may also use the information we collect from you for ongoing communications related to the various activities of Cheerity. Additionally, we may also use the information we collect from you for various marketing initiatives/purposes; if we do so, we will provide you the opportunity to opt out from such future communications. We may also work with third-party advertisers and “brand” partners for various advertising initiatives, including providing sponsorships, coupons and other related, ad-serving opportunities. We may also share your email and any other relevant information you provide to us with the brand or nonprofit that is the sponsor or beneficiary of the campaign you choose to support. Otherwise, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize Cheerity to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow Cheerity and its service providers or agents to provide services on Cheerity’s behalf, (3) in order to provide products or services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for Cheerity, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Cheerity or the merger of Cheerity into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Cheerity is not the survivor, (6) otherwise as Cheerity is required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Website or our network, and/or (iii) to protect the rights, privacy, property, business, or safety of Cheerity, their partners and employees, the visitors of the Website, or the public.
We are concerned about the safety and privacy of children who use the Internet. This Website is not intended for use by children without parental consent and supervision. We do not knowingly or intentionally solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13, and we only collect information from children between the ages of 13-18 with their parent/guardian’s consent and supervision. If you are a parent or guardian and become aware that your child has provided us information without your consent – or is accessing the Website without your supervision (as applicable) – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that we delete such information. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable amount of time from your request.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
LINKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
We provide links to social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, as a service to you or in order to provide you additional venues in which you can share your thoughts about Cheerity, or spread content created through Cheerity related to the causes or campaign with which you are involved. Please be aware that we have no affiliation with these other social media sites, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such sites; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before providing any personally identifying information to them or using any of their services. We are not responsible for the content or information of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through them, or any other use of the sites.
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES
To the extent required by law, we provide you with reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Website is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you may do so by logging into the account you have created; once you have been authenticated, you can make updates, including changing your email address, password, profile picture, etc. If you do not have an account with us, you may do so by writing or calling us, or by contacting us at email@example.com. Upon appropriate request and if commercially reasonable, we will update or amend your information, and we reserve the right to use information obtained previously to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. If we reasonably believe that a change is warranted, we will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations.
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