- What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Platform.
- How we use the information we collect.
- With whom the information may be shared.
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information.
- The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us.
- Information related to third-party Platforms.
- The laws that apply to those accessing our Platform from outside of the United States.
- How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Platform anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, certain services, requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information (including, but not limited to, name, address, email) as more particularly described below; availing yourself of any of these services, requests and features is voluntary. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. Please note that we may use the personal information we collect through any of the services, requests and features listed below for general marketing and business purposes. We do not knowingly collect sensitive personal information, such as information about medical or health conditions. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through this Platform, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on this Platform.
Donate: Our Platform allows users to donate to charities that support causes that are related to digital articles published by our media partners. If you opt to make a donation through the Platform, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well asyour credit card billing information, in order to process the donation. All of the information you provide to us will be shared with the charity that you select for such donation. Additionally, we also partner with several payment processors to process your donations, and some of your information will also be shared with these payment processors. Please note that the credit card information or other payment information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose.
Registration/Authentication: If you opt to register with the Platform, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information, including your first and last name and email address. You will also have the option to register/authenticate by using your Facebook or Google+ login credentials. If you opt to register/authenticate via your Facebook or Google+ credentials, you will be required to provide certain personally identifiable information associated with your Facebook and Google+ accounts, which may include your name, email address, gender, locale, associated friends and other public profile information that may be associated with these services.
Contact Us: If you contact us through the contact form option on the Platform, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, email address and country of origin, and you will have the option to provide additional personally identifying information. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to any requests.
Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Platform. Some of this information may be collected through the use of third-party tracking services. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Platform, pages visited, and similar data. When gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including "cookies," "web beacons" and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Web Beacons - Certain pages on the Platform may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. We use web beacons to betterunderstand your behavior, tell us which part of the Platform you have visited and to save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are instructed not to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our activities on behalf of hunger and children.
IP Addresses - When you visit and interact with the Platform, Bridge2Act and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an "IP Address"), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track Platform visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Platform or for other lawful purposes.
Do Not Track - Every time your computer sends or receives information over the web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.” These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don't want to be tracked, and sends a signal to websites' visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option. Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing. Consequently, please note that Bridge2Act’s Platform does not currently respond to browsers' Do Not Track signals, and as such your activities will be tracked, regardless of whether you have opted to enable the Do Not Track option offered by your browser.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors less than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you while accessing/viewing this Platform. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites – such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ - and other websites as a service to you or in order to provide you additional information related to Bridge2Act, our partners or other organizations with whom we work, or additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of Bridge2Act. Please note that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked website(s).
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES
To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Platform is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you may do so by logging into the account you have created and proceeding to the “manage your subscriptions” option.If you do not have an account with us, you can request that we make the changes by emailing us at email@example.com. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you.
USE OF THE PLATFORM FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US