LAST REVISED: April 2, 2012
Thank you for joining our online social networking and philanthropic community (the “Community”) located at www.beanstalkfoundation.org (the “Website”). Among other benefits, your participation in the Community allows you to make donation to Beanstalk Foundation and express your wish that such donations be used to support a particular charitable organization or cause (a “Project Partner”). Often, a third-party company or organization (a “Sponsor”) may agree to provide matching donations or support to the Project Partner.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
We may collect two types of information from you: (a) personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide when creating an account (“Personal Information”) and (b) indirect and/or aggregate information that we may collect as a result of your use of, and interaction with, the Community or Website (“Usage Information”).
When you create and edit your account or request to access certain features or complete specific transactions via the Community or Website, you may be asked to provide Personal Information, which may include but is not limited to your:
name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, areas of philanthropic interest, username and password, profile picture, skills, Beanstalk story, employer, job title, Beanstalk Foundation website, Favorite Projects and Challenges, and Donations to Beanstalk Projects and Challenges
You may choose not to provide your Personal Information, however creating an account is a prerequisite for using the full functions of the Website, including the ability to participate in the Community. If you elect not to provide certain required Personal Information, your use of our Website may be limited and you are not permitted to join the Community.
When you visit the Website, we may collect certain kinds of Usage Information, including: (a) session cookies, which are removed upon closing your browser, and persistent cookies, which may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site, to uniquely identify your computer, (b) “log files” that automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website, and which may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of your request, and (c) “clear GIFs” or “Web Beacons” or “Pixel Tags,” which track anonymous, aggregate online metrics and help us analyze the effectiveness and usability of our Website by measuring click-thru, email open, and/or response rates. We may work with our service providers to help us track, collect and analyze this information.
HOW COLLECTED INFORMATION IS USED
We use the information we collect for the following purposes:
- To verify your identity and confirm that you are registered to participate in the Community.
- To conduct other transactions that you request.
- To service your account with us, respond to your questions and contact you when necessary.
- To provide you with the full functionality of the Website and the Community, including the ability to network and collaborate with other members, including Leaders and Friends.
- To assist us in providing better services and support.
- To compile statistics and analysis about our customers’ use of our Website and services.
- To help us to operate, maintain and improve our systems and our Website.
- To enable other Community Members, Project Partners and Sponsors to communicate with persons that had previously indicated their support, subject to applicable laws.
The Website may permit you to make a donation to a Project or Challenge (each a “Donation”) via an embedded third party payment processor (“Payment Processor”). Please be aware that in such event, you will be providing your information to a third party website maintained and operated by the Payment Processor and will be asked to provide your personal information, along with certain financial information, such as the account number for the payment account or card from which you wish to make a Donation (“Payment Information”), directly to the Payment Processor. We will not have access to your Payment Information. Please make sure that you read and understand the policies and rules published by the Payment Processor at the Payment processor’s websites, available at https://stripe.com/us/help/faq, as we cannot be responsible for, or have any control over, the policies and practices of the Payment Processor.
WITH WHOM THE INFORMATION MAY BE SHARED
If you would prefer that we do not share your information with other Community Members, Project Leaders and Sponsors, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you provide such notice, we will not share your information with other Community Members, Project Leaders and Sponsors.
This Website, including the Community, is not directed to, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. We recommend that parents actively participate in their children’s use of the Internet. If you are under 13 years of age, you are expressly prohibited from using or accessing our Website, including any section or function of the Community, at any time or in any manner. If you believe that a person under 13 may have registered an account with our Website or otherwise provided Personal Information via the Community or that the Personal Information of any person under 13 has been posted or made available via the Community, please contact us at email@example.com.
CHOICES YOU CAN MAKE ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION
By adjusting the settings in your browser, you can refuse to accept cookies or give yourself the opportunity to accept or reject cookies, or receive notice of cookies. In addition, software programs are available that block cookies. Please note that refusing cookies may impinge or block altogether your user experience by eliminating personalization or other features. You can also choose to donate anonymously or request that we do not share your email address with any Project Leader.
We take commercially reasonable precautions and have implemented commercially reasonable technical measures intended to protect against the risks of unauthorized access to, erroneous disclosure of, and unlawful interception of Personal Information submitted via our Website. However, your email transmissions and/or other communications containing Personal Information may be unlawfully intercepted or accessed by third parties and/or our Website may be subject to hostile network attacks or administrative errors. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information transmitted over the Internet. Once we receive your information, we take steps that we believe are commercially reasonable to limit access to personal information about you to those employees and service providers whom we determine need access to that information to provide the requested products or services and/or other offers or opportunities that may be of interest to you. However, even after your information is received by us, we can not guarantee that your Personal Information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as a result of a breach of our commercially reasonable efforts or as a result of any other event beyond our reasonable control. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that your Personal Information is completely secure and safe from such risks. For the avoidance of doubt, WE expressly disclaim any representation or warranty, whether express or implied, with respect to ensuring, guaranteeing or otherwise offering any definitive promise of security in connection with your PERSONAL Information or Usage Information.
If we learn of a security systems breach that affects you, we may use the following methods to inform you so that you can take appropriate steps (a) posting a notice on the Website, and/or (b) making a commercially reasonable attempt to contact you by using the email addresses you provided to us when creating your account. Additionally, depending on state law, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. In order to provide such written notice, you will need to provide us with your postal address in writing at 952 Logan St; Denver, CO 80203
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