51 John F Kennedy Pkwy
First Floor West
Short Hills, NJ 07078
1. What information do we collect?
General: When you access the MYSMARTGIVING Services, we collect your browser information (which typically includes browser type, version, host operating system and browser language) and IP address. Other actions, such as your interactions and actions with merchants, advertisements, may also be collected. This information is gathered for all visitors. In general, you can browse the Services without giving us any additional information. We may collect various pieces of information including but not limited to your online habits and location, including, without limitation, navigational data (i.e., log files, server logs, click-stream).
We may use third-party vendors (such as Google Analytics) to analyze how participants use our site and may use anonymous and aggregated data collected by such third parties to track our site, and to create statistics and reports for various business purposes; however, such data will not include information that enables such third parties to identify you individually without your information. Information Collected Upon Registration: To enjoy the benefits of a number of the Services offered, we need to have certain information about you. To access these Services, you will, from time to time, be asked to submit personal information about yourself. In order to provide you with an account at MYSMARTGIVING, we need to collect information from you when you register such as your user name and password, name, email address, and physical address. We use this information to track and send you any payments and generally to improve and personalize our services. You may view and make adjustments to your user preferences at any time by logging into MYSMARTGIVING and selecting "Dashboard > Profile".
Links: MYSMARTGIVING may keep track of how you interact with links across our Services including third party clients (including merchants, non-profits and external blogs) by redirecting clicks or through other means. We do this to help improve our Services, including advertising, to provide more relevant offers for you when you visit us or use our applications and services, and to be able to share aggregate click statistics such as how many times a particular link was clicked on.
When you enter a site that utilizes "cookies" your computer or mobile device will automatically be issued with a cookie, provided your internet browser is set to accept them (most are by default). Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the device used. Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the device in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to that user. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site. You can, should you choose, disable the cookies from your browser and delete all cookies currently stored on your device. For example, if you are using Internet Explorer, this can be done by selecting "Tools / Internet Options" and then reviewing your privacy settings or selecting "delete cookies". This may, however, prevent you from taking full advantage of the services that MYSMARTGIVING has to offer.
More information can be obtained on cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/index.html which is run by the Interactive Advertising Bureau.
Third Party Services: MYSMARTGIVING may use a variety of services hosted by third parties to help provide our Services. These services may collect information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, such as cookies or your IP request.
2. Use and storage of your personal information
When you supply any personal information to MYSMARTGIVING, we may have legal obligations towards you based upon privacy laws and regulations in the way we deal with that data. We will collect the information fairly, that is, we will explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else.
The information you provide to MYSMARTGIVING will be used for the following reasons:
- to ensure that content from our Services is presented to you in the most effective manner and to personalize your use of our Services;
- to enable us to continuously enhance the MYSMARTGIVING Services, to serve advertising, and to provide to you information, products or services which we feel may be of interest to you (which also helps keep our service free);
- to occasionally carry out market research including internal analytical research which will enable us to constantly improve your experience on MYSMARTGIVING;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any agreements that may have been entered into between you and us;
- to allow you to participate in interactive features of our Services when you choose to do so; and
- to notify you about changes to or other information about our Services.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use any of the Services that you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met, or, in the case if you no longer wish to continue your status as a MYSMARTGIVING member. In some circumstances, it may be necessary to retain your personal information to deal with any disputes and any legal reporting requirements.
Your personal data may be stored on our backup system, which is kept in case of loss of data. It may be that where data is lost, the personal data held on you as part of our backup system is used to restore your account to its status before the loss of data.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access. MYSMARTGIVING may contact you for a number of purposes related to the service you have signed up for. For example, we may wish to provide you with password reminders or notify you that a particular service has been improved or suspended. The only way you can opt out of receiving these types of administration communications would be to close your registration, which can be accomplished by following the link indicated "To close your MYSMARTGIVING account" please drop us a note using Dashboard > Support Tickets or the Contact Us page.
3. Disclosure of your information
Accordingly, we reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the MYSMARTGIVING service or using the MYSMARTGIVING name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies. We employ service providers and other companies and individuals to perform functions and provide services on our behalf who may have access to your member information needed to perform their functions and also to provide you with the services that you have requested, but may not use it for any other purpose. Such service providers may include credit card transaction processors, communication platform providers, and hosting services providers, and the information that could be provided to these service providers may include names, credit card numbers, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. Such service providers will be subject to appropriate contractual arrangements and security obligations as required by law. MYSMARTGIVING may also provide aggregate (but not personally identifiable) statistics about our members, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to reputable third-party vendors.
4. Direct Marketing
We would like to provide you with information via email about new products, promotions, special offers and other information which we think you may find interesting. We fully appreciate that "spam" has become a problem in recent years and this is why we make sure you have the power to choose whether or not you want to receive such mailings. We will give you the option of opting in to receive any such marketing mailings when you register for MYSMARTGIVING, or afterwards via an email message or web page screen. If you choose to opt in, you may at any time afterwards change this preference by logging into your account and accessing " Dashboard > Profile", and select that you want to opt out of receiving specific mailings. You may also contact us at:
51 John F Kennedy Pkwy
First Floor West
Short Hills, NJ 07078
5. How secure is my personal information?
We work to protect the security of personal information by taking reasonable precautions to protect it from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
If your credit card information is ever collected by MYSMARTGIVING, we reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming an order. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company during order processing.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer.
6. Access to your personal information
7. Links to other websites
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our third-party merchants, advertisers, and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
As discussed above, you can always choose not to provide information, even though it might be needed to register with or take advantage of the MYSMARTGIVING Services.
If after you opt-in, you decide that you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, you may at any time change this preference by logging into your account and accessing "Dashboard > Profile", and select that you want to opt out of receiving specific mailings.
In addition, you have the opportunity to set your device to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. The last of these, of course, may prevent you from taking full advantage of the services that MYSMARTGIVING has to offer.
9. Users under the age of 18
If you are under the age of 18, you are not permitted to register as a user of the MYSMARTGIVING website.
A Note to Parents Concerning Privacy:
Our web site is not intended for use by children under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If we become aware that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we take steps to remove such information and terminate the child's account. MYSMARTGIVING seeks to encourage children to consult with their parents before submitting their data. However, MYSMARTGIVING believes that parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a safe online environment for children to work within. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing personal information without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult the "Consumer Assistance" page of the Direct Marketing Association home page which can be found at www.the-dma.org.
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