THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information and Account Registration. Some of our online activities, such as promotions, may ask for an e-mail address and possibly a first name so that we may respond to visitors’ requests. Other activities, including our Charitories program, may require account registration and/or may request information such as name, email, photograph, zip code, telephone number, high school and graduation year.
Visitor Communications. Some areas of our Site include community features, such as forums and search functions that allow individuals to view other individuals registered to volunteer at a given charitable organization or event. Certain portions of our Site may permit some visitors to share content via social media accounts, to interact with a social media plugin or to log on via other third party platform accounts, such as those available through Facebook. When a visitor uses such social media platforms and plugins, some social media account information may be shared with us, such as a user name. Other areas of our Site allow visitors to contact us or tell a friend about our Site. These areas may request personal information about the visitor or other people, such as the e-mail address of the recipient.
HOW WE USE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE
Personal information gathered on our Site is used to help users find volunteer opportunities or browse local nonprofit organizations by geography or category. When a user signs up to volunteer at a charitable organization or an event, the personal information gathered is used to send reminders about the event to that user and to record the number of hours volunteered.
Parents, Guardians, Adults and Teens. For certain activities, such as the community features where users can view other users and any charitable events at which such other users are registered to volunteer, we ask for the e-mail address of a parent or guardian of a child under 13 or take other actions so that we can let the parent or guardian know about the child’s participation in the activity or ask for the parent or guardian’s permission for the child to participate in that activity. Parents and guardians have the option to agree to the collection and use of the child’s information without consenting to the disclosure of information to third parties. We may not require a child under thirteen to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity and we do not intend to collect any information from children under thirteen.
HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION COLLECTED ON THE SITE
Charities. Personal information is shared with charitable organizations and other individuals who are registered on our Site and have signed up to volunteer at any of the participating charities. These areas of the Site use tools or processes to filter and monitor submissions by children under the age of 13. If these tools detect that a child (under the age of 13) is trying to post personal information online, we will take reasonable measures to delete this personal information from the child’s postings before they are made public.
Service Providers. We sometimes use agents, contractors, or other service providers to provide services on our behalf to our visitors, such as helping us administer the Charitories program. In these cases, we require service providers to protect the confidentiality and security of personal information. We may also use reputable third parties and service providers for activities in support of internal operations, such as to perform analytics or to serve contextual advertisements.
Co-Branded Site and Promotions. Some portions of our Site may be provided with a sponsor or by one or more of our business partners who may also collect or have access to visitors’ personal information. If this is the case, we will provide a notice at the point where the personal information is collected on the Site.
External Links. Our Site may contain links to third-party websites, services, content, and applications whose information practices may be different from ours. Following these links may allow the user to go to or interact with third party websites, services, content, and applications that may offer content or games, or conduct contests that are separate from our Site. We are not responsible for the practices of these third parties, and we recommend that visitors review their privacy policies.
Interactive Features for Teens and Adults. When teen or adult visitors use social media platforms and third-party plugins on our Site, the third parties who provide those features may be able to collect and use information about the visitor and activity on our Site, including notifying the visitor’s connections on the social media platform, in accordance with their own privacy policies. We recommend that visitors review these third-party privacy policies for more information about their information practices.
With Consent. We may disclose visitors’ information for any other purposes with appropriate consent or at their direction.
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Date Updated: January 2014