When you visit our Website, you may provide us with two types of information: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis, and Website use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our Website.
You will provide us information about yourself, your nonprofit, and/or your company (if applicable), as well as your contact information when you register to be a member of Cauzly at http://www.Cauzly.com. In particular, to become a registered user, you must give your name, address, contact details (email). Credit card information or other payment details will only be collected if and when the 'user' decides to make a donation to any causes or campaigns. You will also be prompted to provide additional information such as your bio, interests, photos or videos, web links to other social networking profiles or websites, and other details you may choose to share now or in the future.
As you use the Cauzly Website and services, registered users are able to publicly post information about themselves, upload content and provide status updates. Users can also cross-post through our services to other social networks, including Facebook® and Twitter®. This content and posting data may contain personal information about you, is visible to other users and is 'saved' in our system.
If you choose to correspond with us through email for any reason, we will retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.
Similar to most commercial Websites, Cauzly utilizes a technology called "cookies" (see explanation below, What are Cookies?") to collect information about how our Website is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of the pages viewed, time spent at our Website, as well as the specific pages and links visited just before and just after our Website. Cookies do not collect personally identifiable information about you.
Broadly speaking, we use the information you provide for purposes of fulfilling the mission and purpose of Cauzly as well as administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our registered users (such as, for example, newsletters about our activities). We also use information about users to contact you about our services or changes to our services, for market research purposes, to improve and develop our services and to obtain feedback from you about our Website and services. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our Website, new services and special opportunities we think you will find valuable. You may notify us at any time if you do not wish to receive these offers by emailing us at email@example.com.
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that websites computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
As a general matter, we do not share information we gather about you with any third parties, except as specified in this paragraph. We will share certain information with our payment processing partner FirstGiving, Inc., which includes your name, email address, and credit card information when appropriate for the purposes of processing a donation request.
In addition, we may use third parties to facilitate some communications with you, including but not limited to sending an email or other communications to which you have consented during registration. We will share your contact details with any third party who administers those communications on our behalf, but they will not have permission to use your information beyond the express purpose of contacting you on our behalf.
As we develop our business, we may buy or sell assets or business offerings. Customer e-mail and visitor information is generally one of the transferred business assets in these types of transactions. We may also transfer such information in the course of corporate divestitures, mergers, any dissolution, or in the event of bankruptcy or receivership. We will endeavor to contact you in the event of any of these transactions, but we do not promise to do so.
In addition to the above circumstances, we also reserve the right to and may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to: a) conform to the law or comply with legal process served on us; b) protect and defend our rights and property, the Website, the users of the Website, and/or affiliated parties; or (c) act under circumstances to protect the safety of users of our Website, our services, us, or third parties.
Cauzly does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. By using the Website or our services, you represent that you are over the age of 16 years old.
We use reasonable technological and physical safeguards to protect the information you provide to us from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, however, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to make all reasonable efforts to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. In the unlikely event of a data breach, you will be notified as soon as reasonably possible.
We urge you to keep any password for use of our services and Website in a safe place and not to divulge it to anyone. Also remember to sign off your account and close your browser window when you have finished your visit to our Website.
If you do not want your personally identifiable information collected or stored, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted personal information and would like us to correct or remove your information from our records, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To improve the services it can offer you, Cauzly may opt to expand its capabilities for obtaining information about users in the future. Cauzly will update this privacy statement continually to ensure that you are aware of developments in this area. We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we collect online on through our Website, how we use it, and what choices you have. Please be sure to check this page before proceeding to use our Website or our services.