Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy describes MYSMARTGIVING’s policies and procedures on the collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your information. This Privacy Policy is presented to you in order to help you make an informed decision about using or visiting MYSMARTGIVING.


MYSMARTGIVING receives your information through our various websites, APIs, SMS, services and third-parties. By visiting MYSMARTGIVING and/or using our services, applications, products and content (collectively, “Services”), you are consenting to (i) this Privacy Policy, (ii) the MYSMARTGIVING Legal Terms and Conditions, and (iii) to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy. Irrespective of which country that you reside in or create information from, your information may be used by MYSMARTGIVING in the United States or any other country where MYSMARTGIVING operates.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, you should first contact our privacy staff as follows:


51 John F Kennedy Pkwy

First Floor West

Short Hills, NJ 07078

[email protected]


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.

Cookies: During the course of any visit to MYSMARTGIVING, the pages you see, along with something called a "cookie", is downloaded to your computer. Most websites do this, because cookies allow the website publisher to ascertain whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the site before. Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyze the profile of our visitors. Cookies make it easier for you to maintain your preferences on MYSMARTGIVING, authentication, website personalization, order tracking, monitoring referrals to merchants and tracking rebates.

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 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

We will not pass on your personal information to third parties except in accordance with (i) this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service, (ii) where there is a proposed sale or restructuring of MYSMARTGIVING, (iii) where we are required by law to disclose that information, or (iv) where MYSMARTGIVING utilizes the services of a third-party to execute our services such as for non-profit payment processing or employee matching services. We do not share, sell, rent or trade personally identifiable information with third parties for their promotional purposes. Your personally identifiable information will never be supplied to anyone outside MYSMARTGIVING without first obtaining your consent, except where we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it without obtaining your consent in advance, where there is a proposed or consummated sale or restructuring of MYSMARTGIVING, or where MYSMARTGIVING utilizes the services of a third-party to execute our services.

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.

MYSMARTGIVING may contain third party advertising and sponsorship. These third-party websites and advertisers, or Internet advertising companies working on their behalf, sometimes use technology to send (or "serve") the advertisements that appear on our website directly to your browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this happens. They may also use cookies, JavaScript, web beacons (also known as action tags or single-pixel gifs), and other technologies to measure the effectiveness of their ads, to personalize advertising content, to compile anonymous statistics and otherwise monitor the effectiveness of their campaigns. We do not have access to or control over cookies or other features that they may use, and the information practices of these advertisers and third-party websites are not covered by this policy.  We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party Web sites.  In addition, the Network Advertising Initiative offers useful information about Internet advertising companies (also called "ad networks" or "network advertisers"), including information about how to opt-out of their information collection.


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

[email protected]


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

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information MYSMARTGIVING holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. There may be a small charge for such administration requests. All such inquiries should be sent to our Data Protection Officer whose contact information is listed in this Privacy Policy. Additionally, you may at any time change your personal information by logging into your account, following the "Dashboard > Profile " link


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.


8. Choices

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


10. Ownership Changes

If the ownership of all or substantially all of the MYSMARTGIVING business, or individual business units owned by MYSMARTGIVING, were to change, your user information may be transferred to the new owner so the service can continue operations. In any such transfer of information, your user information would remain subject to the provisions of the current privacy policy.


11. Changes to this Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy policy page, the homepage, and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently, and at least each time you submit personal information to MYSMARTGIVING. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our homepage. The date of the most recent revisions will also appear on this page. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.