ACTOFGOOD.ORG PRIVACY STATEMENT
(Last Modified: February 26th, 2009)
ActofGood.org (the “Website”) is a social platform operated by ActofGood, LLC (“ActofGood”) designed to connect people with the causes they care about by providing individuals, charities and other causes a means for education, discussion, donation and involvement on both a local and national scope, for organizations large and small. From increasing awareness and expanding membership to providing current information to a targeted audience and facilitating special events, ActofGood.org interactively joins organizations and their supporters. References to “we” or “us” refer to ActofGood.
Please read this privacy statement carefully. We may need to change this Privacy Statement from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on the Website. We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. It is your responsibility to refer back to this Privacy Statement regularly. You are bound by any minor changes to the Privacy Statement when you use the Website after those changes have been posted. If, however, we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner materially different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify by posting a notice on our Website for 30 days.
Scope of Privacy Statement
This Privacy Statement applies to your use of the Website, which is operated by or on behalf of ActofGood. This Privacy Statement does not apply to your use of other websites to which this Website may link. This Privacy Statement covers only information collected on this Website and does not cover any information collected offline by us.
Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
When you visit the Website you provide us with personally identifiable information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected by us and Website use information collected by us as you interact with our Website.
During your registration on the Website, you shall provide us with certain personally identifiable information, such as your name, e-mail address and zip code. Information such as street address, telephone number, your gender, age, educational or work history, and any other personal or preference information might be provided to us by you as part of your completion of your user profile or other features on the Website. You understand that your actual name must be used as your user ID on the Website and that you may not make use of a fictitious or otherwise false name.
When you visit the Website, in addition to the non-personally identified information we collect (described below), we use cookie technology to create session IDs that verify whether you are logged into the Website and persistent cookies that store your login ID (but not your password) to help you login to the Website more easily when you visit again. The session IDs expire once you close your browser. The persistent cookie can be removed or blocked using your browser’s settings if you want to disable it.
Additionally, as part of your participation on the Website, you will be able to use various features to communicate with others, perform searches, establish relationships, create applications or events and transmit information to others. ActofGood collects information in connection with these activities in order to provide you with the services and to personalize features of the Website for you. We may also retain the information for a reasonable period of time in a backup copy to enable you to revisit the information or restore prior versions of the information.
ActofGood may also collect information regarding you from other users of the Website through the operation of the Website or from external sources in order to provide you with more useful information and an enhanced experience.
You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your user ID and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of your registration with the Website, whether or not authorized by you. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your user ID or password.
Non-Personally Identifiable Information We Collect
ActofGood may also collect non-personally identifiable information through the use of:
"Cookie" technology: A "cookie" is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.
"IP address tracking": An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet. When you request pages from this Website, our servers log your IP address.
"Web beacons": A Web beacon, or "clear gif", is a small graphic image on a webpage or web-based document that a web site can use to determine information about a user.
Non-personally identifiable information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to this Website - such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information. Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on this Website and about the links you may select from within this Website to other areas of the Website or elsewhere on the Internet.
We use such information to administer the Website and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on the Website. This way we know which areas of this Website are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve the Website.
Privacy of Children
We understand that young people need special safeguards and privacy protection. We realize that they may not understand all the provisions of our policy or be able to make thoughtful decisions about the choices that are made available to our adult users. We strongly urge all parents to participate in their children's exploration of the Internet and any online services, and to teach their children about protecting their personal information while online.
We prohibit registration by children under the age of 13 for the Website and no one under 13 may provide any personally identifiable information to ActofGood or on the Website. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register on the Website or send any information about yourself to ActofGood. You agree to abide by these restrictions, and not to help anyone avoid these restrictions. If ActofGood learns that we have collected personally identifiable information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent verification, we will delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we have any personally identifiable information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a teacher or other adult who is looking to make use of the Website in connection with an event for a school event or community group that includes children under 13, please contact us at email@example.com so that we can discuss available options with you.
Use of Information We Collect
ActofGood uses your personally identifiable information in several ways in order to provide you with the features of the Website and to enhance your experience.
As part of your registration on the Website, you shall have a user profile. Your profile information, as well as your name, e-mail and photo, are displayed to other people on the Website in accordance with your privacy settings.
ActofGood may send you service-related announcements from time to time through the general operation of the Website, such as to indicate that you have received a message from another user or to alert you of an event for which you have asked to receive alerts.
ActofGood may use information you submit to the Website in a non-identifying fashion (unless otherwise permitted by you) in order to provide aggregate statistics regarding the user membership of the Website and to provide personalized advertisements to you.
We may use information about you that we collect from other users of the Website or other sources to supplement your profile.
Information Shared With Third Parties
A chief reason why you use the Website is to be able to share information with others. ActofGood has provided you through the Website with various ways to restrict others from accessing your personally identifiable information. Accordingly, you have a significant role in choosing with whom your personally identifiable information may be shared with on the Website. When you use the Website, certain information you post or share with third parties may be shared with other users in accordance with the settings you have established. All such sharing of information is done at your own risk. Please keep in mind that if you disclose personal information on the Website, this information may ultimately become publicly available.
Generally, ActofGood shall not share your personally identifiable information with third parties without your permission. ActofGood shall share your personally identifiable information with a third party if we believe that such information needs to be shared in order to provide you with the features and functions of the Website, a service that you have requested, or to comply with legal requirements, or that you have given permission for such information to be shared. We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of this Website, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the Website or using our name, or a physical or property threat to ActofGood, you or others. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
ActofGood may provide information to service providers to help us deliver our products and services to you. We may use third parties to facilitate our business, such as to host the service at a co-location facility for servers, to send out e-mail updates, to manage our user lists and other information databases for us, to process payments for products or services, or to provide search results or links. Our service providers may have access to your personally identifiable information for use in connection with these activities. When we utilize third parties for the processing of any personally identifiable information, ActofGood implements reasonable contractual and other protections limiting the use of that information to purposes specified by ActofGood.
Further, the information you enter when purchasing a product of or making a donation to a non-profit organization will be shared with such non-profit organization, payment processors, financial gateways, and your credit card company to authorize credit card payments. Such information may also be shared with other necessary third parties solely for the purpose or carrying out the transactions.
Information may be shared by you or at your request with non-profit organizations participating on the Website. Please be aware that these non-profit organizations have separate information privacy practices and ActofGood does not control how they may use your personally identifiable information. You should request and review any information privacy practices of the non-profit organizations you interact with through the Website. This Privacy Statement applies to ActofGood and not the actions of these non-profit organizations.
From time to time, third-party applications may be made available for use on or with the Website, and such applications may access and share certain information about you with others in accordance with your privacy settings. While we have undertaken contractual and technical steps to attempt to restrict possible misuse of such information by the third-party application providers ActofGood cannot and does not guarantee that all such providers will abide by such agreements. ActofGood cannot control how such providers use any personal information that they may obtain in connection with such applications. In addition, you may be required to sign up to their own terms of service, privacy policies or other policies, which may give them additional rights or impose additional obligations on you, so please make sure to review these terms and policies carefully before using any third-party application. Please report any suspected misuse of information by a third-party application provider and we will investigate your report and take appropriate action.
From time to time, we may provide non-users with access to limited demonstration accounts so that they can briefly see the features and experience offered by the Website.
We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, suppliers and other third parties.
You agree that ActofGood may transfer your information to another entity in the event of a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of ActofGood, or one or more of its business units, to such entity or in the event of a merger, consolidation or business reorganization of ActofGood where such entity is the surviving business entity. In any such transfer of information, your personally identifiable information would remain subject to the commitments set forth in the ActofGood Privacy Statement then in force.
Protecting your privacy and your information is a top priority to ActofGood. We have taken careful measures to secure both your information and our physical premises. We exercise appropriate care in providing safe transmission of your information from your computer to our servers (unless sent by a means outside of our control, such as e-mail). Please only send personally identifiable information through a secure communication method and not through methods like e-mail or instant messaging.
Access To and Correction of Information
Most of the personally identifiable information about you on the Website is directly accessible by you through the Website’s features and you may modify or delete such information at any time by logging into your account and using the Website’s account editing functions. Please note that information you remove through such means may still remain in backup copies for a reasonable period of time.
You acknowledge and are aware that personally identifiable information that you have shared with other users of the Website through one of the communication channels on the Website generally cannot be removed by you.
If you would like to review any of the other personally identifiable information we have retained about you in our database, please send us an e-mail request for this information at firstname.lastname@example.org. To help us address your request, please specify which information you wish to review. Once you have reviewed this information, at your request we will correct personally identifiable information about you that you state is erroneous. To request such a correction, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
If you "opt-in" to receive information from ActofGood or its partners, you can change your mind later. If at any time you would like to stop receiving such information or opt-out of a feature, you may go back to the Website and change your options. You should be aware, however, that it is not always possible to completely remove or modify information in our databases and servers although we will always make reasonable efforts to do so upon your request.
Links to Other Websites
Users will find content on this Website that links to the websites of third parties. ActofGood does not control the content or links that appear on these websites. In addition, these websites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy statements and customer service policies, or none at all. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.
Third Party Advertising
Consent to Transfer
The Website is operated in the United States. If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By using our Website, participating in any of our services and/or providing us with your information, you consent to the transfer to, and processing of your information in, the United States.
Your Acceptance of These Terms
By using the Website, you signify your acceptance of ActofGood’s Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to this Privacy Statement, please do not use the Website. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.our continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.