Updated: July 1, 2011
Our goal at CafeGive is to provide you with a secure, effective and efficient way to raise money for the causes you believe in. We take the privacy of our members and the security of their personal information very seriously.
What Information We Collect and Why
To take advantage of the grassroots fund-raising capabilities and offers, you must register and become a CafeGive member. During registration, we require members to give us basic contact information: your name and email address. When you register, you will also be asked to create a user name and password for your account so as to protect your personal information.
You have the option to supply us with information regarding causes or stores you like. If you do so, we will use this information to share relevant information and offers with you. Our registration information may change from time to time but only information marked with a "required" is necessary for registration.
If you participate in one of our promotions, we may ask for your billing and shipping information in order to process the transaction and deliver your thank you gift, if that is part of the promotion.
Who Sees This Information
Only a very limited number of CafeGive employees ever have access to your personal information. This information is primarily accessed to provide customer service.
We may use contractors or vendors to help us provide some of the services at our site. If we need to disclose personal information to them for the services, it is a requirement that the information is kept confidential and only used for those services.
How We Keep Your Information Secure
The security of your personal information is important to us. At CafeGive, we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. Our security measures include firewalls, encryption during internet transmission, regular internal audits, password protections and vulnerability scans.
CafeGive does not collect sensitive information such as your social security number or credit card numbers. Credit card information is handled by the merchant or PayPal. Any sensitive information that we may have access to, such as order transaction information needed to be able to make payments to your cause, or billing and shipping information to process a transaction, we protect using encryption during internet transmission, restricted access and secure storage.
Your Privacy with CafeGive
CafeGive will never ask for your username, password or any other personal information in an unsolicited phone call, email or letter. Further, any contact with CafeGive customer service in which personal information is exchanged with a customer service representative will be used only for the purpose of satisfying that request. Any personal information you provide will not be recorded or used for any reason beyond that of the stated request without your consent.
Your Privacy with our Non-Profits
CafeGive will not disclose any of your personal information to our non-profits without your consent.
Your Privacy with Our Merchants and Advertisers
CafeGive will not disclose any of your personal information to our merchants or advertisers without your consent. The only information that may be shared between CafeGive and one of our listed merchants is: 1) information that pertains to your orders in the furtherance of tracking your order and providing CafeGive with a correct commission so that we can provide the correct payments to your causes and 2) information to allow a merchant to deliver your promotional gift, provided you do not opt out of the offer. Order information, including order numbers and amounts, may be available to either CafeGive, the merchant, or third party affiliate program management companies for accurate tracking purposes. CafeGive will not release this information to other parties unless requested by you. We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our Web site or to protect CafeGive and its members from losses.
CafeGive does not record any personal information passed from our members to our merchants when you are shopping using CafeGive widgets.
CafeGive cannot and does not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received from users of the CafeGive website. Nevertheless, in the event users encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with CafeGive, who is improperly collecting or using personal information, please Contact Us.
How Cookies and Other Technologies Are Used
When you log in to the CafeGive site, we will automatically recognize you by your cookie. This cookie acts as a unique identifier, which allows you to access your personal information and allows us to personalize the website, including your community page and widget information. It also allows us to highlight for you causes, stores and widgets that are most relevant to your specified interests.
Many of CafeGive's advertisers, shopping affiliates and merchants utilize third-party cookies to identify you as a CafeGive member. This identification enables them to report your purchases back to CafeGive so we are able to provide accurate payments to your cause. CafeGive also uses this information to adjust the cause's account balance in the event of returns and exchanges, as well as, assisting you in resolving account inquiries.
Email Policies, Member Communications
Periodically we may send you communications on new CafeGive features or widgets that may be of interest to you. On every one of these communications you will be given the choice to unsubscribe from CafeGive mailings. Choice of membership is yours at all times, and you are free to remove yourself as a member of CafeGive at any time. Simply follow the directions in any of our communications.
CafeGive will not disclose any of your personal information in our community forum and is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit. If you use our community forum, you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you submit there can be read, collected, or used by other members, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages.
California Privacy Rights
Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil code Section 1793.83 permits customers of CafeGive who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please Contact Us.
None of CafeGive's products or services are intended for purchase by children. CafeGive does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.
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