Our Commitment to Privacy
The Information We Collect
The Site is intended to operate without requiring you to submit any more Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") than is necessary to use the Site effectively. We do not require you to register or submit PII in order to visit the Site. Some activities on the Site can be performed without providing PII. When we ask for PII to, for instance, set up an account or make a donation, we will not require anyone to disclose more PII than we believe is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We collect the following categories of information from you:
- Personally Identifiable Information Collected from Individuals
- If you set up a personal account, we may collect your name, email address, mailing address and/or phone number and if you choose, social information (from the social networking site you connected with), any photos that you upload to the Site;
- PII you provide about yourself when you send us an email or Contact Us.
- PII you provide about yourself on your account page or anywhere else on the Site. For example, if you use any third-party platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter, to share information about yourself on the Site, we collect that information.
We may obtain address information about you from third-party sources for fraud prevention or for legal compliance We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us or your posts which we may retain along with our responses.
You can choose not to provide us with certain PII, but then you may not be able to take advantage of all of the services and products offered on the Site.
- Passive Gathering of Information Electronically
- Google Analytics
Non Personally Identifiable Information
From time to time, we may also ask you to provide us with non-PII that is data that is not intended to allow us to identify you personally, such as your first name or zip code. Your non-PII may be aggregated and used for our internal purposes or for creating reports for third-party advertisers and partners, or otherwise shared with third parties for any lawful purpose, without your permission. No third-party is intended to be able to know who you are as a result of the use of your non-PII.
How We Use Information
When you provide us with your PII, we may use such information for a number of purposes, including:
- To facilitate communication between Share Your Share and you including, without limitation, responding to your questions or comments, sending emails concerning our products and services, or to contact you for feedback regarding us, advertisers or business partners;
- To administer your account, process donations, provide products or services to you and for Share Your Share marketing and promotional activities;
- To provide a report to a Charity to whom you have made a donation;
- To provide you with important functionality changes to the Site, new Share Your Share services and special offers from Share Your Share and reputable third parties that we think you will find valuable;
- To customize, analyze, adjust and improve the Site to meet our needs and expectations;
- To enforce our agreements with you, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that we comply with applicable laws;
Accessing or Changing Your PII
Share Your Share allows you to change or correct inaccuracies in your PII by logging into your account and making changes to your PII.
Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
Share Your Share may give, share, sell or trade your PII to or with any third parties under the following circumstances:
- Fulfillment of Services
We may retain other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include, but are not limited to, companies and individuals who: (i) administer the Share Your Share accounts; (ii) process donations; (iii) conduct surveys or promotional activities; (iv) deliver products; or (v) provide customer support, web hosting, internet service, and data analysis. Such third parties may be provided with access to PII needed to perform their functions but may not use such information for any other purpose.
- Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection
- Sale or Transfer of Information
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of Share Your Share or the Site, PII and/or other information collected about you from the Site may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of Share Your Share or the Site in order to permit the party to continue the operation of Share Your Share and/or the Site or any successor version of the Site. By using the Site and providing PII to Share Your Share, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.
Credit Card Information
Share Your Share does not collect, store or otherwise maintain any credit card information from individuals who make a donation through the Site. Donations, including information associated with your credit card, are processed by our partners, including PayPal.
Information You Publicly Post
Any PII you post publicly on the Site ("Publicly Available Content") is available to the public without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your Publicly Available Content even if you remove the Publicly Available Content. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the site, contact us using the information below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. The profile you create on our site will be publicly visible.
Information you Provide to Facebook and Other Social Networking Sites
Important Disclosures, Practices and Contact Information
- Third-party Links
The Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please be aware that Share Your Share cannot control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from those of Share Your Share. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these web sites before providing any information to them.
- Data Security
We maintain a variety of safeguards designed to protect your PII from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, we use industry accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.
You should be aware, however, that Share Your Share has no control over the security of other websites on the Internet that you might visit even when a link may appear to those websites from our Site. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your PII.
We want you to feel confident using the Site. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take commercially reasonable steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your PII, searches or other communications always will remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your PII, we will notify you if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may notify you under such circumstances using the email address(es) we have on record for you. You should also take care with how you handle and disclose your PII. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's Web site at ftc.gov for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
The Site is not intended for persons under the age of 13. Share Your Share does not knowingly market to, or solicit information, accept service or collect information from any person under the age of 13. If Share Your Share becomes aware that any person submitting information to the Site is under the age of 13, we will attempt to delete the account and any related information as soon as possible. We require that only persons 13 years of age or older use the Site. By using the Site, you hereby represent that you are at least 13 years old.
- Contacting Us
- Users From Outside the United States
- No Rights of Third Parties
- California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their "direct marketing purposes" as such term is defined by California's Shine the Light Law (California Civil Code 1798.83).
To make such a request, please email us or write us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Share Your Share
12100 Wilshire Blvd, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
We will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or postal address specified above. You should put "California Privacy Rights" in the subject line and in your request. You must provide Share Your Share with specific information regarding yourself so Share Your Share can accurately respond to the request.