A Note to Users Outside of the United States
Our Site and Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use our Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. In keeping with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the law that protects children’s online privacy, we limit the collection of Personal Information from children under the age of 18. We do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from people we actually know are under 18 years of age, and no part of our Site or Services is designed to attract people under 18 years of age. If we learn that a user is under 18 years of age, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the Site and the Services. If you believe that we might have any Personal Information from a child under 18, please contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Information We Collect
We collect Personal Information that you submit to us voluntarily when you register to create an account (“Account”) and when you make donations to GF. In both cases you will be asked to complete online forms, which call for you to provide Personal Information as defined above, such as your name, contact details, and certain financial information. In addition, if you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we will collect your email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send a reply.
How We Use Personal Information
We will use your Personal Information to:
• Establish and administer your Account;
• Process your donations;
• Provide you with Services and customer support;
• Tailor the features and content of the Services to you;
• Market products and services that we believe may be of interest to you;
• Respond to your requests, resolve disputes and/or troubleshoot problems;
• Communicate with you about the Services.
We may also use your Personal Information to create Anonymous Information records by excluding information that makes the information personally identifiable to you.
We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:
• With charitable recipients, as more fully discussed below;
• With third party vendors, consultants and other service providers who work for us and need access to your Personal Information to do that work;
• With third parties to whom you expressly direct or permit disclosure;
• To comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process;
• In an emergency to protect the personal safety of GF personnel, users, or any person; or
• In connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture or disclosure of all or a portion of our assets to another organization.
We may also share aggregated or de-identified information.
How We Share Personal Information with Charitable Recipients
Before you confirm your donation to GF through the Givinga platform, you are asked what information you wish to share with recipient charities. In addition to the amount and date of transactions, you have a choice as to whether to share your name and email address with the charity, or no Personal Information (anonymous). When you opt for anonymity and then recommend a grant, GF does not share your Personal Information with the charity recipient. For any donation for which you do not request anonymity, GF will disclose your name and email address to the applicable charity. You acknowledge that GF has no control over, or responsibility for, such charity’s use of such information.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EACH CHARITY HAS ITS OWN POLICIES REGARDING PRIVACY OF DONOR INFORMATION. PLEASE CONTACT THE CHARITY YOU RECOMMEND DIRECTLY TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR PRIVACY POLICIES. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY A CHARITY. IF YOU WISH TO STOP RECEIVING COMMUNICATIONS FROM A CHARITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE CHARITY DIRECTLY.
Anonymous Information We Collect
Anonymous Information: We collect the following types of Anonymous Information:
Information Collected by Our Servers. To make our Site and Services more useful to you, our servers (which are hosted by a third party service provider) collect information including your browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information includes IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (“ISP”), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.
Mobile Device. We may collect information about the computer or device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, MAC address, unique device identifier, phone number, and mobile network information. In addition, the Site may access your device’s image storage applications, with your consent, to facilitate your use of certain features of the Site. For more information about how you can control our access to these applications, please see “Your Choices” below.
How We Use Anonymous Information
How We Disclose Anonymous Information
We reserve the right to disclose Anonymous Information publicly without restriction.
Disclosure – Analytics. We may also use third party tracking services to help us analyze how users use the Site. These services collect only the unique device identifier assigned to your mobile device, rather than your name or other personally identifying information, and use it to collect information such as how often users open the App and what features they use in the App. We only use this information to improve our App and Services. We do not combine the information generated thereby with your Personal Information and we do not associate you in any way with your device identifier. Only these services know and associate you (on a non-identifiable basis) with your identifier.
Your Choices Regarding Your Information
Cookies. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to accept cookies from our Service for any of the purposes described above, then you can instruct your browser, by changing its settings, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. Consult your browser’s technical information. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Service or all functionality of the Service.
Controlling Your Information
Security of Your Personal Information
We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account information. Please do not disclose your Account password to unauthorized people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while GF uses reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, it cannot guarantee its absolute security.