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GivingCorps.com Privacy Policy

Giving Corps is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. When you register for Giving Corps services, the information you provide to us is used only to provide the services you have registered for and to deliver email notifications to you (or people you designate as your recipients). Our data collection policies with regard to current and future services allow you to choose how much information you provide to us, and to control how we use that information. Read below to find out more.

Our Commitment to You

Giving Corps is committed to making your experience satisfying and safe. Our data collection policies allow you to choose how much information you provide to us, and what Giving Corps does with the information you supply. Giving Corps will keep your information within Giving Corps unless you consent to our supplying all or a portion of your information to third parties as a part of one of Giving Corps associated offerings. Giving Corps collects information online to allow you to use our services. Depending on the service you are accessing, you could be asked at various times to provide information such as your name, email address, street address, contact phone number or other information related to the information you are seeking. On other occasions such as when we require payment for Giving Corps services, we may request your credit card number to conclude the transaction. We request this information to deliver on the services you are requesting, and to allow us to provide our strongest value to you - a personalized online experience. Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personal information.

1. Anonymous Information refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that thousands of people have visited a particular Giving Corps web page, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their date of birth. What we collect such as this "visit" constitutes anonymous information. Many of the individuals who access our services decline to use the personalization features that are available to them, and therefore those individuals are anonymous to us and the only data we collect about them is anonymous information.

2. Personal Information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name or email address. In many cases we need this information to provide the personalized service that you have requested. We hope that, like many of our customers, you will find it beneficial to provide personal information to Giving Corps so that we may provide valuable services to you. Registering with Giving Corps will also cause a Giving Corps cookie to be issued; this cookie allows Giving Corps to "recognize" you when you are on the Giving Corps site, allowing us to personalize our service for you.

What Personal Information of yours is collected by Giving Corps

When you register for Giving Corps services, the information you provide to us is used to provide the service for which you have registered. Depending on the services you have chosen to use, some or all of your Personal Information may be used by Giving Corps to provide such services, and, with your prior consent, certain Personal Information may be shared with other parties. When information is shared or used, you will be notified and given the opportunity to consent to that use of your information. For example, if you register to join our free Newsletter and agree to its terms, the information you share may be provided to our third party mailing provider. We may also send you information about other services if you have opted in to receiving such notifications.

Giving Corps Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is stored by your browser that contains information related to a web site. Each web site you visit may store a cookie on your computer that contains information assigned by that web site. Each cookie can only be read by the web site that created the cookie. Giving Corps only uses temporary cookies (also known as session cookies) that are not stored on your hard drive - they are discarded when you close your browser. We use this cookie to keep track of your visit to Giving Corps so that we can deliver our services to you. This cookie only contains information that you have consented to provide Giving Corps and information generated by Giving Corps that is needed to provide our services. This cookie information is not shared with or used by any third party.

Information Distribution

If you are providing personal information, it will be used within Giving Corps to deliver our services. Depending on the service and your preferences provided to Giving Corps when registering for these services, your information may be provided to a third party if you have requested through your actions to provide that information to a third party. Giving Corps will not share, rent or sell your information to third parties without your permission. Giving Corps may be required by law enforcement or judicial authorities to provide personal information to the appropriate governmental authorities. If requested by law enforcement or judicial authorities, we will provide this information upon receipt of the appropriate documentation.

Tell A Friend

There is some essential information we need to gather from a visitor such as their name and e-mail as well as the name and e-mail of their friend(s) in order for this service to function properly. This information is not shared with outside organizations. Giving Corps stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time e-mail. The friend(s) or recipient may contact Giving Corps to request the removal of this information from our database.

Collection, Use, and Distribution of Email

Giving Corps offers you the ability to control the email communications we make to you. It is our intention to give you as much control over our relationship as possible. Registering for our service requires that you consent to receive emails about that service from Giving Corps. However, Giving Corps gives you the opportunity to unsubscribe to general email communication from us (clear directions for doing so will appear in the email messages we send to you). At times, Giving Corps may enter into co-branding arrangements with other companies, and if so, an opt-in or opt out question may be present to allow email contact from these company's as well. Their opt-in/out features are specific to each organization, but you should not receive email from these organizations unless you have indicated that it is acceptable. Before consenting to receive email from third parties, you should read their privacy policy and terms of use, if applicable, to make sure you are comfortable dealing with that company. As you can understand, Giving Corps can not make commitments on behalf of other companies. All email from Giving Corps partners who gain your permission to send you commercial email, will include an opportunity to opt out of future communications. Giving Corps reserves the right to send a one-time registration confirmation email, and additional messages to its customers to inform them of service changes or issues with the Terms of Use.

Security procedures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under the company's control

Giving Corps operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers. Any particularly sensitive information, such as a credit card number collected for a commerce transaction, is encrypted prior to transmission. You the consumer are ultimately responsible for the security of your Giving Corps Member Name and password. Please take care to store your Giving Corps Member Name separately from your account password.

To correct any inaccuracies in profile information

Giving Corps believes strongly in providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. To update the information retained about you, please visit our Members area and note opportunities to "modify" your profile.

Links

This Web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Giving Corps, have no control over and are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our visitors to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement so our visitors are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Updated March 2010.

Disclaimer

Any language to the contrary, nothing contained in or through the website constitutes, nor is intended to constitute, an offer, inducement, promise, or contract of any kind.

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