Updated on May 25, 2018.
THE GIVZ PLATFORM IS OFFERED FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND IS NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED TO PERSONS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION OR ITS MEMBER STATES (THE "EU"). IF YOU ARE IN THE EU, YOU MAY NOT USE THE GIVZ PLATFORM.
1. Information GIVZ Collects
1.1 Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information
When you create an account with us to use the GIVZ Platform, we will ask you for personally identifiable information. This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Information”). Personal Information includes, but is not limited to, your full name, phone number, email address, home and business postal addresses, photos of you, date of birth, and any other information that could be used to personally identify you.
We also collect other information that you provide as part of registration and the administration and personalization of your account with us that does not identify you (“Non-Identifying Information”). Non-Identifying Information includes, but is not limited to, your zip code (on its own), gender, age, and individual preferences. Certain Non-Identifying Information would be considered a part of your Personal Information if it were combined with other identifiers (for example, combining your zip code with your street address) in a way that enables you to be identified. But the same pieces of information are considered Non-Identifying Information when they are taken alone or combined only with other non-identifying information (for example, your gender only or your viewing preferences).
We use your Personal Information (in some cases, in conjunction with your Non-Identifying Information) mainly to provide the GIVZ Platform, facilitate and complete transactions for you, facilitate transactions between Users, and respond to correspondence from you. We may also use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications or update your account information. Additional detail on how we may use Personal Information is provided below in Section 3.
We may also combine your Personal Information with Non-Identifying Information and aggregate it with information collected from other users to attempt to provide you with a better experience, to improve the quality and value of the GIVZ Platform, and to analyze and understand how the GIVZ Platform is used.
1.2 Usage Data
When you visit the GIVZ Platform, whether you are logged in or just browsing without logging in, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website and/or application. The information sent automatically by your browser is referred to as “Usage Data.” This Usage Data may include information such as the manufacturer and model of your mobile device, your Internet Service Provider (ISP); your device’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address (or other device identifier), browser type, and operating system; referring/exit pages; clickstream data; pages of the GIVZ Platform that you visit, the time spent on those pages or interacting with certain portions of the GIVZ Platform, information you search for on the GIVZ Platform, access times and dates; and other statistics.
Usage Data also includes geolocation data. The GIVZ Platform will use geolocation data only with respect to providing and improving the Platform and will not transfer this data to third parties other than in connection with their providing services to GIVZ. The GIVZ Platform will request your express permission to collect your geolocation data.
We use this information for technical administration of the GIVZ Platform, including to monitor and analyze use of the GIVZ Platform, to increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the GIVZ Platform, and to better tailor the GIVZ Platform to Users’ needs. Additional detail on how we may use Usage Data is provided below in Section 3.
Usage Data may be non-identifying or it may be associated with you. Whenever we associate Usage Data with Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information.
2. Collection of Information
You may provide us with Personal Information and Non-Identifying Information (together, “User Information”) in various ways on the GIVZ Platform. For example, you provide us with User Information when you register for an account, when we verify your identity for security purposes, when you use the GIVZ Platform, post content, make a purchase on the GIVZ Platform, interact with other Users of the GIVZ Platform through communication or messaging features, or send us customer service-related requests.
We request certain information from you through the use of forms when you create an account. For example, when creating a member account, we may ask you to enter your first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number, and payment information.
2.2 Surveys, Polls, Questionnaires
We may request certain information from you through the use of surveys, polls, and questionnaires when you sign up for certain features of the GIVZ Platform. For example, we may ask you to enter information like what causes are close to your heart, income bracket level, physical mailing address, and other information, all of which will be optional, so that the feature you are signing up for can be better tailored to you.
2.4 Usage Data
Usage Data are collected automatically by the GIVZ Platform’s servers and software. For example, because the GIVZ Platform automatically collects Usage Data for all Users that visit the GIVZ Platform, your GIVZ Platform session will be tracked. You agree that we may collect and use technical data and related information, including technical information about your device, system and application software, to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you related to your use of the GIVZ Platform.
Additionally, in some of our email messages, GIVZ may use a “click-through URL” linked to content on the GIVZ Platform. When a User clicks onto one of these URLs, the User will pass through our server before arriving at the destination Web page. GIVZ tracks this click-through data to help us determine User interest in certain subject matter and measure the effectiveness of these User communications. You can avoid being tracked in this way by not clicking text or graphic links in emails from GIVZ.
Finally, we may use clear gifs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphic images, in order: (i) to advise us of what parts of the GIVZ Platform Users have visited, (ii) to measure the effectiveness of any searches Users perform, and (iii) to enable us to send emails in a format that Users can read and tell us whether such emails have been opened in order to ensure us that we are sending messages that are of interest to Users.
Some Web browsers may be configured to send Do Not Track signals to websites, or users may use similar mechanisms, to indicate a user’s preference that certain web technologies not be used to track the user’s online activity. The GIVZ Platform does not accept or process such Do Not Track signals or similar mechanisms.
The GIVZ Platform provides messaging to enable Users to communicate with one another and/or with GIVZ. GIVZ may review communications made between Users using the GIVZ Platform’s messaging for legitimate business purposes, including in the course of customer service investigations regarding User complaints and disputes between Users.
2.7 Public Communications
Please note that if you use any bulletin board, chat room, comment posting feature, or other public communication service, forum, or feature offered through the GIVZ Platform, or post any information available for viewing by other Users, any of the information that you share will be visible to other Users. The information that you make available can be read, used, and collected by other Users to send you unsolicited messages outside of the GIVZ Platform. GIVZ is not responsible for the manner in which the Personal Information that you decide to share will be used by other Users.
3. Use of Information by GIVZ
The User information that GIVZ collects may be added to our databases and used for business purposes, including for marketing and promotional purposes, for a statistical analysis of Users’ behavior, for product development, for content improvement, or to customize the content and layout of the GIVZ Platform. More specifically, our use of User Information that we collect on the GIVZ Platform includes the following:
(a) We may use User Information to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all features of the GIVZ Platform, to provide services and information that you request, and to respond to comments and questions and otherwise to provide support to Users.
(b) We may use User Information to understand and analyze the usage trends, operational performance and preferences of our Users, to improve the GIVZ Platform, and to develop new products, services, features, and functionality, to more effectively communicate the benefits of GIVZ offerings and to provide you additional services and functionality.
(c) We may use User Information to contact you for administrative purposes such as customer service, to address intellectual property infringement, right of privacy violations or defamation issues related to your content posted on the GIVZ Platform; or to send communications, including updates on promotions and events, relating to products and services offered by us and by third parties we work with. Generally, you have the ability to opt-out of receiving any promotional communications as described below under “GIVZ’s Opt-In/Opt-Out Policy.”
(d) We may use “cookies” information and “automatically collected” information to: (i) personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the GIVZ Platform; (ii) provide you with customized advertisements, content, and information; (iii) monitor and analyze the effectiveness of sections of the GIVZ Platform and third-party marketing activities; (iv) monitor aggregate site and/or app usage metrics; and (v) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities on the GIVZ Platform.
4. Sharing of Information by GIVZ
GIVZ’s policy is not to share the User information it collects with third parties other than as specified below, or where a User expressly consents to our sharing of certain information with a third party. We may share User information with third parties under the following circumstances:
4.1 Connecting Users
The GIVZ Platform uses certain information provided by Users to connect Users with each other. GIVZ may ask for access to your contacts and/or ‘friends’ on other platforms, such as Facebook and Instagram. GIVZ will never access these contacts without your consent. GIVZ may enable Users to message other Users of the GIVZ Platform, such as with private messages, public posts, notifications, and thank you notes.
4.2 Other Business Partners and Vendors
We work closely with certain business partners, vendors, or third party service providers and we may provide User Information to our business partners and vendors so that they can offer or provide services to you. For example, we currently utilize third party service providers to assist us with processing donation payments and with collecting and sending donations to the correct charitable organizations. In addition, we may provide User information to our business partners or other trusted entities for the purpose of providing you with information on goods or services we believe will be of interest to you. We may also employ third party companies and individuals for any of the following: to facilitate the GIVZ Platform; to provide the GIVZ Platform or portions of the GIVZ Platform on our behalf; to perform related services, including without limitation, maintenance services, database management, fulfillment, web analytics, and improvement of the features or functionality; or to assist us in analyzing how the GIVZ Platform is being used.
Generally, we limit the information provided to these service providers to that which is reasonably necessary for them to perform their functions, and we require them to agree to maintain the confidentiality of such information.
Under certain circumstances, you may avoid having GIVZ share your information with its business partners and vendors by not granting GIVZ permission to share your information. Not granting GIVZ permission to share your information with its business partners or vendors may limit your access to their services through the GIVZ Platform.
4.4 Business Transfers
As we continue to develop our business, we may buy, sell, or share assets in connection with, for example, a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets, bankruptcy, or other similar transaction. In such transactions, information about Users generally is often a transferred business asset. In the event that GIVZ itself or substantially all of GIVZ’s assets are acquired, information about our Users may be one of the transferred assets.
4.5 Compliance with Law and Protection of GIVZ and Others
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or if we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with state and federal laws (such as U.S. copyright law), in response to a court order, judicial or other government subpoena or warrant, or to otherwise cooperate with law enforcement or other governmental agencies.
4.6 Aggregate Site Use Information
We may release aggregate User information (without revealing any Personal Information about you) to advertisers and other third parties for various purposes, including (i) in order to promote or describe use of the GIVZ Platform (ii) compliance with various reporting obligations; (iii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iv) to assist such parties in understanding our Users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the GIVZ Platform. More specifically, we intend to aggregate and use operational performance data and usage trends of the GIVZ Platform for business and marketing purposes in order to publicly demonstrate the benefits of GIVZ’s offerings through the GIVZ Platform in any and all use scenarios.
5. GIVZ’s Opt-in/Opt-out Policy
We currently provide the following “Opt-Out Opportunities”:
(a) At any time, you can follow a link provided in offers, newsletters or other email messages (except for e-commerce confirmation or service notice emails) received from GIVZ to unsubscribe from receiving such messages.
We may also allow you to view and modify settings relating to the nature and frequency of promotional communications that you receive from us in the User account functionality on the GIVZ Platform.
6. Changing or Deleting Your Information
You may update, correct, or delete your profile information and preferences at any time by accessing your account preferences page on the GIVZ Platform. If you wish to access or amend any other Personal Information we hold about you, or to request that we delete any information about you that we have obtained from you, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that while any changes you make will be reflected in active user databases instantly or within a reasonable period of time, we may retain all information you submit for backups, archiving, prevention of fraud and abuse, analytics, satisfaction of legal obligations, or where we otherwise reasonably believe that we have a legitimate business reason to do so.
7. Third Party Service Providers, Links to other Sites, and Third Party Advertising
8. Social Media Sites
GIVZ operates and maintains social media networking pages on websites and/or applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. GIVZ will, from time to time, import comments and posts from these third-party websites and/or applications to the GIVZ Platform. If you post to any of GIVZ’s social networking pages on third-party websites and/or applications, you are providing information to the public and do so at your own risk. Further, GIVZ may use these postings on its GIVZ Platform without notice or compensation to you. Please visit the privacy policies of any third party websites and/or applications before posting to GIVZ’s pages there.
9. International Transfer
By accessing and using the GIVZ Platform, you acknowledge and agree that GIVZ controls and operates all parts of the GIVZ Platform from its offices in the United States of America and that the GIVZ Platform is intended for use by Users located in the United States of America. Unless expressly stated to the contrary, GIVZ makes no representation that the GIVZ Platform is appropriate or will be available for use in other locations.
We are very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ administrative, physical, and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. For example, we use commercially reasonable security measures such as encryption, firewalls, and secure socket layers (SSL) to protect User information.
Please note that no security system is impenetrable. Accordingly, we do not guarantee the security of our databases, nor that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet or other network. Further, even after information posted on the GIVZ Platform is removed, caching and archiving services may have saved that information, and other users or third parties may have copied or stored the information available on the GIVZ Platform. We cannot and do not guarantee that information you post on or transmit to the GIVZ Platform will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. Any information you transmit to GIVZ, you do at your own risk.
We will make any legally required disclosures of any breach of the security, confidentiality, or integrity of your unencrypted electronically stored “personal data” (as defined in applicable state statutes on security breach notification) to you via email or conspicuous posting through the GIVZ Platform in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay, as consistent with (i) the legitimate needs of law enforcement or (ii) any measures necessary to determine the scope of the breach and restore the reasonable integrity of the data system.
11. Children’s Privacy
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. The GIVZ Platform is not directed to children under the age of thirteen (13), and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of thirteen (13) without obtaining parental consent. Under the terms of the Agreement, Users must be at least thirteen (13) years of age to access and use the GIVZ Platform. Any access to or use of the GIVZ Platform by anyone under the age of thirteen (13) is unauthorized, unlicensed, and in violation of the Agreement. By using the GIVZ Platform, you represent and warrant that you are thirteen (13) years of age or older and that you agree to and agree to abide by all of the terms and conditions of the Agreement. If GIVZ believes that you are under the age of thirteen (13) or that you are not old enough to consent to and be legally bound by the Agreement, GIVZ may, at any time, in its sole discretion, and with or without notice: (i) terminate your access to or use of the GIVZ Platform (or any portion, aspect, or feature of them), or (ii) delete any content or information that you have posted through the GIVZ Platform. If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child under thirteen (13) years of age has obtained an account on the GIVZ Platform, then you may alert us at email@example.com and request that we delete that child’s Personal Information from our systems.
12. California Privacy Rights for Minors.
To the extent required by applicable law, if you are a registered user of the GIVZ Platform and are under 18 years of age, you may request and obtain removal of content or information you have posted on the GIVZ Platform. In some cases, the GIVZ Platform will enable you to remove such content or information yourself. Otherwise, you may request such removal by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a clear statement describing the content or information you would like removed and its location on the GIVZ Platform. The requested removal does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of such content or information. In some cases, removal is subject to and limited by the provisions of applicable law (for example, content or information might not be removed if it was reposted by a third party, or if it has been anonymized so that you cannot be individually identified, or if it is rendered invisible to other users and the public.)
13. California "Do Not Track" Disclosure.
We do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third-party websites or online services, and therefore do not respond to "do not track" signals or other mechanisms that allow consumers to exercise choice regarding this type of activity.
Third parties that serve or display advertisements on the GIVZ Platform may collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across different websites when you use the GIVZ Platform.
15. Contacting Us
300 East 93rd St.
New York, NY 10128
16. Effective Date