What personal information do we collect from the people that visit/use our blogs, website, and/or app?
By visiting our website and accessing our platform, the information, resources, services, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (referred to as ‘Resources’) and when registering, browsing, or donating on our website, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name, email address, phone number or other details to help you with your experience. Our Resources have been developed to allow users to create fundraising campaigns where they can humbly accept monetary donations for others who willingly donate to a good cause of their choice.
You may also provide us with information relating to third parties—including information stored in your email and mobile device address books—such as, without limitation, names, email addresses, and phone numbers of your contacts (collectively, “Third-Party Data”). Our Resources may request your permission to access such Third-Party Data.
You may also provide us with special categories of personal data under the GDPR (also known as sensitive data) about yourself and/or third parties. When you provide such information, we will seek your explicit consent unless it is being published in relation to your campaign or donation and comments that you willingly provide. While you are under no obligation to provide us with such information, should you choose to withhold such information, we may not be able to provide you with some or all the Resources.
If you provide “personal data” (as defined under the Privacy Shield principles – See Privacy Shield section for more information on how we treat information from users who reside in the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland) to the Resources, you acknowledge that any such personal data may be transferred from your current location to the offices and servers of aGoodCause.com and the authorized third parties referred to herein located in the United States.
Our Resources may include online chats and social media message boards. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information. When using these social communities, please be respectful as you share your comments. We reserve the right, but do not have the obligation, to review and monitor such posting or any other content on our Resources, and to expunge any post or content that may be viewed as inappropriate or offensive.
When do we collect information? We collect information from you when you fill out a registration form or enter information on our website. Additionally, as you engage with and/or peruse aGoodCause.com through our Resources, we automatically receive and store certain information from the devices that you use to access our Resources. This information is collected passively using various technologies, and includes the type of internet browser or mobile device you use, any website from which you have come to the Resources, your operating system, and may include location data through an IP address that identifies the city and state where you logged into the Resource or your precise geolocation if you have permitted your mobile device to provide that information to us. aGoodCause.com may store such information itself or such information may be included in databases owned and maintained by aGoodCause.com affiliates, agents or service providers.
To continue to improve our services and Resources, we may initiate occasional research studies to determine the demographics, behavior, and interests of our users. We may share our discoveries with our affiliates, partners, or other third-party associates.
When you use our Resources to create and manage a fundraising campaign, the Resources may invite you furnish your city, state or province of residence. Please keep in mind that other users of our Resources may be able to view your city and state or province of residence in connection with the campaign. We may also use your location information in an aggregate way.
Mobile Services: If you access the Resources through a mobile device, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding aGoodCause.com by SMS, MMS, text message, or other electronic means to your mobile device. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly update your aGoodCause.com account information to ensure that your messages are not misdirected. Please note that your wireless service carrier’s standard charges, data rates, and other fees may apply when you access the Resources through a mobile device. In addition, downloading, installing, or using certain Resources on a mobile device may be prohibited or restricted by your carrier, and not all of our Resources may work with all carriers or devices.
How do we use your information? We may use the information we collect from you when you register, sign up for our newsletter, respond to a survey or marketing communication, surf our website, or use certain other site features and Resources.
How do we protect visitor information? Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities to make your visit to our website as safe as possible (Trust Guard provides our PCI and Security scanning services). We use a valid and secure SSL certificate (Amazon AWS provides us a secure SSL/TLS certificate and services).
Third-Party Disclosure: We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information unless we provide you with advanced notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Google: Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.
We have not enabled Google AdSense on our website, but we may do so in the future. Additionally, in order to better serve you, you agree and understand that we may share your data with Google, like Google Analytics.
Users can change their personal information: By emailing us
How does our site handle do-not-track signals? We honor do-not-track signals and do not track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.
Does our site allow third-party behavioral tracking? It’s also important to note that we do not allow third-party behavioral tracking.
COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act): When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under 13, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online. We do not specifically market to children under 13.
Fair Information Practices: The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information. To be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur:
We will notify the users via email and within 7 business days. We also agree to the individual redress principle, which requires that individuals have a right to pursue legally enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or a government agency to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors. AGoodCause.com cannot be held in indemnity.
CAN SPAM Act: The CAN-SPAM Act is a law that sets the rules for commercial email, establishes requirements for commercial messages, gives recipients the right to have emails stopped from being sent to them, and spells out tough penalties for violations.
We collect your email addresses to send information, for marketing purposes, to respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our users after the original transaction has occurred. Market to our mailing list or continue to send emails to our users after the original transaction has occurred. To be in accordance with CANSPAM we agree to the following:
- NOT use false, or misleading subjects or email addresses
- Identify the message as an advertisement in some reasonable way
- Include the physical address of our business or site headquarters
- Monitor third-party email marketing services for compliance, if one is used
- Honor opt-out/unsubscribe requests quickly
- Allow users to unsubscribe by using the link at the bottom of each email
If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, simply contact us using our contact us form, Click Here. Follow the instructions at the bottom of each email and we will promptly remove you from ALL correspondence.
You may contact us at our corporate address:
298 24th Street, Suite 450, Ogden, UT 84401 United States of America
For the purposes of the GDPR, you may contact our Data Protection Officer here.