PRIVACY POLICY

Updated September 9, 2011

DonationTown.org (referred to as “Company,” “us,” “we,” and “our”) is committed to respecting your privacy and we have created this privacy policy to explain how we use the information that we collect through your use of this Website.   Please read this policy and familiarize yourself with its content as it will govern your use of this site.  AS A CONDITION OF YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THIS WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING PRIVACY POLICY:

Adults Only

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this Website for any purpose.

Questions

If you have questions about this policy please contact us here.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

We may track the Internet Protocol (IP) address, domain server, web browser, or computer which you use to visit this website and analyze this data for trends and statistics, but you will remain anonymous unless you voluntarily provide us with your personally identifiable information.

Collection, Use and Sharing of Personally Identifiable Information

WE WILL NOT RENT, SELL, OR SHARE YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES OTHER THAN CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.  We have made this commitment because we value your privacy and want you to feel comfortable sharing it with DonationTown.org.

To schedule a donation and/or to access some areas of this website you must first register; such registration will require you to provide personally identifying information.  Whether or not you choose to provide the information we request is entirely up to you.  If you choose not to provide the information which we request, you may be unable to schedule a donation through this site, access certain areas of this website or obtain some of the information offered by our site.

If you choose to provide information to us through our online registration, you may be asked to provide your personal information which may include your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other identifying information.   We may share the personal information with our third party contractors who provide services such as website and database management however these companies may only use your personally identifiable information to provide services on our behalf and will be contractually bound to confidentiality.  As indicated above we may share your personally identifiable information with charitable organizations for their own use which means you may be contacted directly by a charitable organization.

By signing up on our website and providing your personal information you are expressly consenting to receive communications from us and from any charitable organizations that we may provide with your personally identifiable information.  In addition, you expressly consent to be contacted in any manner including via email, direct mail, telephone or SMS text messaging, even if your information is listed on the National Do Not Call registry or a similar registry.  If you do not agree to these terms than do not use our site.

Finally, we may provide your personally identifiable information in accordance with the law, such as in response to a subpoena, warrant or other governmental request; if we believe it is necessary to protect our rights or the rights of any third party; in the event of a sale, merger, or acquisition; or if you consent to such disclosure.

Cookies

We may use cookies on our site in order to improve your browsing experience by personalizing your experience on our site, providing a streamlined sign-up and login process, determining which portions of our site are visited and the site content to best serve your needs.  Cookies may be placed by an outside company that performs tracking and statistical analysis of visitor behavior pattern.

Opt-Out

To opt-out of receiving emails from DonationTown.org or from having your personally identifiable information disclosed to third-party charitable organizations, please click here.  We will promptly place you on a suppression list for this site and will no longer provide your personally identifiable information to charitable organizations. Please note that we may still communicate with you regarding site maintenance, changes to this privacy policy or to provide any requested information.

Accessing and Updating Your Information

To access or update your personally identifiable information that you have provided to us please contact us by clicking here.

Third-Party Hosting

We may contract with a third party to maintain and host the Website and to store data collected on the site. Therefore any information you submit, including personal information, may be placed and stored on a computer server maintained by a third-party host.  You agree that Company is not liable for any breach of security due to the actions or inactions of the third-party host.

Links to Other Websites

The Website may contain links to other sites including charitable organizations’ websites.  Any such links are an accommodation to the respective third-party site owners and for your convenience.  Sites linked to and from our Website are not necessarily under the control of Company, and Company shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the content or privacy practices of any linked sites, or any link or linking program at any time.  Please note that other sites will have their own privacy policies which may differ from this policy and once you enter another site their policy will control your use of that site.  We encourage you to read the privacy policy of any site that you visit.

Security

This Website has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Changes

We reserve the right to modify the terms of this privacy policy at any time and in our sole discretion, by posting a change notice on this page.  YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE WEBSITE FOLLOWING OUR POSTING OF A CHANGE NOTICE WILL CONSTITUTE BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF THOSE CHANGES.

Disclaimer (Because a few of the people who helped create Donation Town are lawyers. Ha!): We use our best efforts to provide accurate information regarding the charitable donation community, however, we make no promise, guarantee, representation, or assurance regarding any particular entity published on our Site, including without limitation its tax or legal status or the quality or safety of its services. You should thoroughly investigate any charity to which you are considering making a donation directly. Do not to rely on the information published on our Site for answers to any question that may have tax, legal, or other serious consequences. Donation Town does not provide tax, legal or other professional advice. All trademarks or copyrights published on Donation Town are the rights of their respective owners. Use of our website signifies your agreement to our Terms of Use and Online Privacy Policy.