GlobalGiving respects your privacy. We collect information to provide services to you, update you on the impact of your contributions, and communicate about promotions or special services. GlobalGiving recognizes that we must maintain and use your information responsibly.
If you are based in the United Kingdom, Switzerland or the European Economic Area, we will transfer your personal information to the United States pursuant to approved standard contractual clauses for personal data transfer to third countries.
GlobalGiving Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN: 30-0108263) based in District of Columbia, United States, and GlobalGiving UK, a registered in England and Wales charity number 1122823 and registered company number 5824642 (together "GlobalGiving") are responsible for providing the Services to you, and are joint controllers for the purposes of processing your personal information.
Information you provide to us includes:
We, our service providers and our business partners may automatically log and combine information about you, your computer or mobile device, and your interaction over time with the Services, online resources and our communications, including:
We may combined personal information we receive from you with personal information we obtain from other sources, such as:
If you choose not to provide the information above some of our Services may not be available to you.
We use your personal information for the following purposes or as otherwise described at the time of collection:
We will only process personal information on the basis of our legitimate interests where such interests are not overridden by your interests or your fundamental rights and freedoms. Where we process personal information on this basis, or for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing of personal information we hold about you.
Where we process personal information on the basis of your consent, such consent can be withdrawn at any time, including by contacting us in the “Contact us” section below. We will apply your preferences going forward. This will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before you withdrew your consent.
We disclose personal information about you to the following recipients and in the following circumstances:
Our Services are not directed to children, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 16. If you have reason to believe that a child under the age of 16 has provided information to transmit please contact us using the “Contact us” section below and we will try to delete that information from our databases.
Update your information. If you have a GlobalGiving account, you can review and update certain account information by logging into your account. You may also contact us to request deletion of your account and certain personal information. If we delete your account, you will not be able to access it.
Opt-out of marketing communications. You may opt out of marketing-related emails and other communications by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions in the communications you receive from us. If you have a GlobalGiving services account, you may also manage your subscriptions by logging into your account and updating your subscription preferences in your account. You may continue to receive services-related and other non-marketing emails.
Personal information requests. We also offer you choices that affect how we handle the personal information that we control. Depending on your location and the nature of your interactions with our Services, you may request the following in relation to personal information:
You may submit a request to access a copy of your information, or to have your personal information deleted, at https://globalgiving.privacy.saymine.io/GlobalGiving [We may ask for specific information from you to help us confirm your identity. Depending on your jurisdiction, you may be able to empower an “authorized agent” to submit requests on your behalf. We will require authorized agents to confirm their identity and authority, in accordance with applicable laws. You are entitled to exercise the rights described above free from discrimination.]
In addition, when you create an account or profile on our site, you can decide whether to make some or all of that information public or private. You can change your choices at any time using the My Profile page. Please note, however, that your preferences do not affect the disclosures to project leaders or fundraisers. So, for example, if you make a donation to a fundraiser or contribute to a project, we will display your name, contact information and date of your donation on the fundraiser and to the project leader as applicable regardless of your profile settings, unless you choose for this information to remain anonymous at the time of your donation or contribution. You may ask us to change the anonymous settings on past donations by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limits on your choices. In some instances, your choices may be limited, such as where fulfilling your request would impair the rights of others, our ability to provide a service you have requested, or our ability to comply with our legal obligations and enforce our legal rights. If you are not satisfied with how we address your request, you may submit a complaint by contacting us as provided in the “Contact Us” section below.
Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we handled your personal information, depending on where you reside, you may have the right to complain to a data protection authority where you live or work, or where you feel a violation has occurred. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) Address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF. Phone number: 0303 123 1113. Website: https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/. If you are based in the EEA, you can find the relevant EEA data protection regulator names and contact details under https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/about-edpb/members_en.
You should take additional steps to safeguard your personal information online. To learn more about how to protect yourself, visit the Federal Trade Commission website (US) or the Information Commissioner's Office (UK).
GlobalGiving understands the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal information.
We follow industry best practices and standards for security. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, encrypting data at rest, encrypting data in transit, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information.
Your data may be transferred directly by you to us in the United States, and will be stored on servers of our hosting service provider in the United States.
We will also transfer personal information to our affiliates and service providers in the United States and other jurisdictions. Please note that such jurisdictions may not provide the same protections as the data protection laws in your home country.
When we engage in cross-border data transfers, we will ensure that relevant safeguards are in place to afford adequate protection for personal information and we will comply with applicable data protection laws. For example, if you reside in the EEA, UK or Switzerland, we may rely on an EU Commission or UK government adequacy decision or on contractual protections for the transfer of personal information. For more information about how we transfer personal information internationally, please contact us as set out in the “Contact Us” section below.
For individuals in the European Union, GlobalGiving UK has appointed the European Data Protection Office (EDPO) as its GDPR Representative in the EU. You can contact EDPO regarding matters pertaining to the GDPR by using EDPO’s online request form or by writing to EDPO at Avenue Huart Hamoir 71, 1030 Brussels, Belgium. You can contact EDPO by emailing email@example.com
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