Effective as of February 22nd, 2017
1. Information We Collect.
(a) Personal Data is collected from you when you create an Account with us or when you otherwise disclose Personal Data to us when using the Services. “Personal Data” means any information that may be used to identify an individual. To create an Account with us, you may be asked to provide us with your full name, age, residence address, payment method information, billing address, email address, telephone number, userID, Account password, and short biography. In addition, Innovators and Supporters may be asked to provide further information such as the applicable tax identification number, US federal tax identification number, and/or Social Security Number, for tax purposes and regulatory compliance.
(b) When you browse the Services, you do so anonymously, unless you have previously created an Account with us. However, we may log your IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to give us an idea of which part of the Services you visit and how long you spend there. However, we do not link your IP address to any Personal Data unless you have logged into the Services. Like many other commercial Websites, the Services may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you interact with the Services. Please see below for more information.
2. How We Use It. We use, allow access to, or disclose your Personal Data to third parties to:
(a) enable us to provide the Services to you according to the Policies;
(b) to notify you regarding Dreams, Donations, and other aspects of the Services;
(c) to allow Supporters to be contacted by Innovators whose Dream’s they Donate to;
(d) update you about Services;
(e) process payment of fees;
(f) allow you participate in promotional offers;
(g) respond to requests for assistance from our customer support team; and
(h) carry on our business.
3. Who We Share It With
(a) We will use or disclose Personal Data to the extent necessary, in our sole discretion, to provide Services to you.
(b) We may disclose Personal Data to the extent required by law or by court order.
(c) We may disclose Personal Data to protect our rights and property, to prevent fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices, or to prevent a likely threat of harm to others.
(d) We may transfer Personal Data if we are acquired by (or merged with) another company, or if our assets are sold to another company. In all of these circumstances, you understand and agree that the Terms of Service and this Policy will be assigned and delegated to the other company.
(e) Personal Data or other information may be shared with our agents and contractors to perform tasks for us.
4. Security of Your Personal Information
We exercise care and prudence in protecting the security of Personal Data provided to us. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Specifically, we or our Payment Processor(s) use the Transport Layer Security or ‘TLS’ encryption when collecting, storing, or transferring sensitive data. Personal Data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access. However, you have a significant role in Account security. No one can see or edit your Personal Data collected by us without knowing your userID and password, so do not share these with others. WE TAKE THESE PRECAUTIONS IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION AGAINST SECURITY BREACHES. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF SUCH FIREWALLS AND SECURE SERVER SOFTWARE. BY USING THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ASSUME THESE RISKS.
5. Your Account.
(a) Users may review and update Personal Data by logging into their Account. To protect your Privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as password and userID, before granting access to any Personal Data.
(b) If your Account is terminated by you or us, we will remove your name and other Personal Data from any publicly viewable page on the Website where such Personal Data may appear. If your Account is terminated, we have no obligation to retain any Content or Personal Data, and we may delete any or all of such information. However, we may retain Content and Personal Data related to you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, including but not limited to Account recovery, auditing our records, enforcing our rights and obligations under our Policies, or if required by law. We may also retain and use your Content if it is desirable to do so in order to provide Services to other Users. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person’s inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your Account, Content you Transmit through the Services may remain visible to others after your Account has been terminated. Similarly, other Content you have shared with others, or that others have copied, may also remain visible. We disclaim any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms of this Policy) of Content or any obligation not to delete the Content.
7. Compliance with the Children’s Online Policy Protection Act.
Protecting the privacy young people is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain Personal Data or other information through the Services from those we actually know are under thirteen (13), and no part of the Services are structured to attract anyone under thirteen (13). We expressly disclaim, and you expressly release us from any and all liability whatsoever for any controversies, claims, suits, injuries, harm, loss, penalties, damages, arising from and/or in any way related to any misrepresentations regarding the age of any User. We reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate with or without notice the Account of User who we believe has provided false information when registering for and/or using the Services and each User agrees to make no further use of the Services after termination and/or during suspension.
8. Linked Sites
We and/or third parties may provide links to Linked Sites. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those web sites, nor are we responsible for the information or materials they contain. This Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Services; thus when you use a link to go from the Website to a Linked Site, this policy is no longer in effect. We encourage Users to read the privacy policies of Linked Sites before proceeding to use them.
9. Affiliated Business We Do Not Control
We may use third-party companies and individuals to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include but are not limited to payment processing, hosting, data storage, sending postal mail and e-mail, removing repetitive information from User lists, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing search results and links (including paid listings and links), and providing customer service. We will provide such entities with access to certain information needed to perform their functions, but will take measures to ensure that they may not use it for other purposes.
10. Changes to our Policy
We reserve the right to change this Policy, the Terms of Service, and our other Policies at any time. We will notify you about changes to this Policy by placing the updated Policy on the Website. You agree that your use of the Services after such notification will constitute acceptance by you of such changes to our Policy. This Policy is and any disputes in connection with this Policy are subject to the Terms of Service and our other Policies which are each incorporated herein by reference.
11. Questions or Comments Regarding this Policy.
We value your comments and opinions. If you have questions, comments or a complaint about compliance with this Policy, you may send a written notice to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.