Shopping For Funds offers a online retail and fundraising platform at our website, www.shoppingforfunds.com (the “Site”), our mobile application (“Application”), and our web browser plugin (“Plugin”) where you can shop at online retailers and earn money for your school or organization (collectively, our “Services”).
By visiting our Site or using any of our Services, you agree to our use of your information, including your personal information (“Personal Information”), as described in this Policy, which is incorporated by reference into our Terms of Service
Information We Collect About You
We collect information directly from you, from your use of our Services, and from third parties, such as social networking sites and mobile providers.
Information We Collect Directly From You.
You are required to log into our Site to access certain features. We collect information directly from you when you create an account on—and log into—our Site or download our Application or Plugin.
During this process, we may collect contact information such as your name and email address. We also collect any information from you when you visit and/or make purchases from our retail partners via our Site, Application, or Plugin.
Information We Collect About You From Social Networking Site.
You may log into our Services through certain social networking services, as may be amended from time to time (currently, Facebook). If you log onto our Services using your social networking credentials, we do not collect your password. We will request permission to collect access to your basic information, which includes your name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, and any other information that you have made public on Facebook.
We store the information that we receive from social networking sites along with other information that we collect from you or receive about you. For information about social networking sites may disclose your information, including information that you make public, please consult their privacy policies. We have no control over a third party social networking site’s disclosure practices.
Log in and Location Information for our Mobile Applications.
When you first visit our mobile Application, you will enter your user ID and your password that you use for the Services through which you downloaded the Application. You will have the option of creating a user ID and password for subsequent visits to our Application. When you log into our Application, we will request your permission to obtain your current location (so called “geolocation” information) so that we can better tailor the Services to your individual need.
Information We Collect Automatically.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information that we collect about you for the following purposes:
- To provide our Services to you, to communicate with you about your use of our Services, and for other customer service purposes
- To tailor the content and information that we may send or display to you, and to otherwise personalize your experiences while using our Site or our Services
- For marketing and advertising purposes; for example, to send you email, news and newsletters, special offers, and promotions
- To better understand how users access and use our Site and Services, both on an aggregated and individualized basis
When (and Why) We Share your Information
We share your aggregate transaction information (“Transaction Infortmation”) with our partners and your Personal Information with the persons and for the purposes described below.
Service Providers. We may disclose the information we collect from you to third party vendors, service providers, contractors or agents that perform functions on our behalf. For example, these providers may help us administer our Site, Application, and Plugin
We also may share your information for the following reasons:
Business Transfers. If we are acquired by or merged with another company, if substantially all of our assets are transferred to another company, or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding, we may transfer the information we have collected from you to the acquiring company.
In Response to Legal Process. We also may disclose the information we collect from you to comply with the law, a judicial proceeding, court order or other legal process, such as in response to a subpoena.
Aggregate and Anonymized Information. We may discolse aggregate and anonymized data to third parties for marketing purposes.
Cookies allow a web server to transfer data to a computer for recordkeeping and other purposes. We use “cookies” on our Site to, among other things, better serve you with tailored information and facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the Site. There are two types of cookies: session-based and persistent cookies.
Session Cookies. Session cookies exist only during an online session. They disappear from your computer when you close your browser or turn off your computer. We use session cookies to allow our systems to uniquely identify you during a session or while you are logged in to the Site. This allows us to process your online requests and verify your identity, after you have logged in, as you move through our Site.
Persistent cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer after you have closed your browser or turned off your computer. We use persistent cookies to track aggregate and statistical information about user activity, which we may combine with other information about you.
Third Party Cookies. We may also engage third parties to track and analyze non-personally and personally identifiable website. To do so, we may permit third parties to apply cookies to users of our Site, where permitted by law. We use the data collected by such third parties to help us administer and improve the quality of the Site and to analyze Site usage. Such third parties may combine the information that we provide about you with other information that they have collected. These third parties are required to use your information in accordance with this Policy.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer you can edit your browser options to block them in future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable their web browsers’ ability to accept cookies will not be able to use the Site.
Web Beacons, Pixel Tags and Other Technologies. We use web beacons, such as clear GIFs, web bugs or pixel tags, which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs in connection with our Sites to, among other things, track the activities of website visitors, help us manage content, and compile statistics about website usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML e-mails to our customers, to help us track e-mail response rates, measure the success of our marketing campaigns, identify when our e-mails are viewed and track whether our e-mails are forwarded.
Our Site, Application, and Plugin contain links to other third party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but, instead, is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites, and we are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions, including, where appropriate, password protection, encryption, and SSL to protect our Site, Application, and Plugin and the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security all of the time.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, computer, and web-enabled devices, among other things, by signing off after using a shared computer, inserting a password on your web-enabled device, choosing a password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your password private. You should never share your log-in information with others. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen or compromised passwords, or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
Can I Access and Modify My Personal Information?
You may update your information by logging into the Site and accessing “settings.” You may also delete your account if you like. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may continue to reside in our systems for a period of time.
What Choices Do I Have?
From time to time, we send marketing communications via email. If, at any time, you would like to stop receiving these emails, you may follow the opt-out instructions contained in any such email. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails or promotions from us, we still may send you e-mails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us, or for other customer services purposes.
, including applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes.
Children Under 13
Our Site, Application, and Plugin are not designed for children under 13.
Changes to this Policy
We may change this Policy from time to time, so be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to our policy to our Site. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change, by highlighting the change on the Site or by sending an email to you at the email address that you have registered with us.
Effective Date: August 17, 2015