what personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Website,
how the information is used,
with whom the information may be shared,
what choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the 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 websites,
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: The Website allows you to send personally identifying information (such as name, address, and email) and other information of your choice to PointWorthy on a voluntary basis, as more particularly described below. 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 the Website, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on the Website.
Processing of Loyalty Points: We collect and use information about you for processing and disbursement of your loyalty points. Such information includes your name, address, phone number as well as information related to the account from which you accessing and converting your loyalty points into cash. With your permission, your name and contact information will be provided to the charity or charities you support through PointWorthy. If you do not wish share your name and contact information with the charity or charities you support through PointWorthy or you choose to make your donation anonymously, PointWorthy will not share your name or contact information. We may periodically contact you via the information provided to us by you, but you may opt out at anytime from such communications.
Dedications: PointWorthy provides you the option of dedicating your charitable gift in another person’s honor or to memorialize a special event, like a birthday. If you do so, in addition to the information needed for the processing of your loyalty points detailed above, you will also be asked to provide some information about such person; it is up to you to decide what types of information you want to provide to us. We will contact the person(s) designated to inform them of the dedication, and may periodically contact them via the contact information provided by you, provided they have not opted out from such communications.
eGift Cards: You have the option to use your loyalty points to provide an eGift Card. You can purchase a PointWorthy eGift Card on any of PointWorthy's partner’s websites or on the PointWorthy’s Website. In addition to the information needed for the processing of your loyalty points as detailed above, you will also be asked to provide certain personal information about the recipient of the eGift Card so that we can complete the transactions. When the card recipient uses their card to donate to a charity, their personal information is also kept confidential. We do not share the recipient's information with the charity they choose, unless the user decided to share their information as part of the redemption process.
Mailing Lists/eNewsletters: When you create an account with PointWorthy you may choose to receive your donation records at tax time and occasional email updates on your favorite charities. You can also signup independently to join our mailing list/eNewsletter, and we will ask you to create a profile and provide your email address and your first and last name. You will have the option to provide additional personally identifiable information when you create your profile. You may update your profile or unsubscribe from the mailing list/eNewsletter at any time, by using the link provided in your confirmation email, or in any subsequent email you receive from us.
Social Media: We may use various social media outlets/venues to promote your activities. In such instance, we will only do so with your prior approval.
Contact Us: If you contact us through the contact form on the Website, we will ask that you provide your first and last name, and email address, 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 collect certain information by automated means when you visit the Website. This information may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Website, pages visited and similar data. If gathered, this 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. We collect this information through various means such as "cookies," "web beacons" and IP addresses, as further explained below.
Web Beacons - Certain pages on the Website contain "web beacons" (also know 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. Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URLs (links within the email) were clicked.
IP Addresses - When you visit and interact with the Website, PointWorthy 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 web site 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 Website or for other lawful purposes.
HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
CHILDREN’S PRIVACY: 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 Website. 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 so that we may delete your child’s information.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
We may provide links to third-party websites as a service to you or in order to provide you additional information related to the transactions and activities that occur on the Website. Please be aware that we cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such websites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy practices and policies, if any, of these websites before providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these sites, any products or services that may be offered through these sites, or any other use of the linked sites.
Special Note on Charities: Each charity has its own policies regarding privacy of donor information. Please contact the charity you contribute to directly to learn about their privacy policies. We will only pass on the information you provide us if you authorize us to do so.
HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
Notice to California Residents: California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits website users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please contact us or write to us at:
Connecticut Privacy Protection Notice: If collected, we will take reasonable measures to protect the confidentiality of Social Security numbers and limit access to those with a need for such information. We prohibit the unlawful disclosure of Social Security numbers.
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