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Privacy Policy

This website is owned and operated by givezooks!, Inc., a Delaware corporation (referred to as “givezooks!”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). givezooks! takes great pride in the relationships that it has developed with charitable organizations and their donors, members and guests. We at givezooks! are dedicated to protecting your privacy and handling any personal information we obtain from you with care and respect. This privacy statement, effective October 22, 2008, is designed to answer your questions regarding our privacy policies and principles.

First and foremost, givezooks! would like to say to all of our guests that we recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections when supporters make a donation to a charitable organization. In keeping with this principle, givezooks! does not sell, rent, lease, or share any personal information about charitable organizations’ donors with third parties. Below, we explain our privacy protections for all of our visitors, donors, members and guests.

What Information Do We Collect and Why?

Anonymous User Information

Cookies
We use a feature of Internet web browsers called "cookies." Cookies are generated by web servers and stored on your hard drive when you visit practically any website on the Internet. Cookies enable us to "remember" who you are, to store your user preferences to track user trends and search patterns in general. We use cookies to improve the quality of the information and services we offer and to better understand how users interact with us. In some secured areas of our website, cookies are required to associate you with your personal information stored in our systems.

We do not and cannot use cookies to retrieve individual personally identifiable information about you from your computer unless you knowingly and willingly provided such information. The cookie technology we use cannot obtain information from your hard drive or pass on a computer virus.

You can adjust your web browser security settings to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you disable the use of cookies in your web browser, some features or services we offer at this website may not function properly.

Use of Internet Protocol ("IP") Addresses

An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are connected to the Internet. Technically speaking, your IP address could be used to reveal or be associated with your true identity, however, by law we do not have access to that information.

Information Collection

We collect anonymous information about all of our website visitors each time they visit our website so that we can understand how people are using the website and so that we can improve upon the overall quality of our visitors' online experience. We record the date and time of your visit, the page you visited, your IP address, the Internet service provider you are using, referral data, the type of browser you are using and the type of operating system you are using. You do not have to register with us before we can collect this anonymous information. We do not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, e-mail address, etc.) except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. We do not require you to share information that identifies you personally, such as your name or email address in order for you to use our website. We analyze information we collect about our visitors to examine trends, administer the site, track our visitors' paths through the website.

Personally Identifiable Information

Some features of our website require that you provide confidential information about yourself. Under those circumstances, you will be fully notified of what information we will be collecting and for what purpose. We may ask for your email address and a password to access certain parts of our website. If you are using a service we offer that requires a fee, we will collect your name, address and credit card data. We record order histories and credit card transaction data for accounting purposes. We may use your email address or other contact information you provide to notify you of changes to services you have purchased, to correspond with you about any questions or concerns you have brought to our attention and to notify of you of any financial obligations you have to us. You will also receive automated messages pertaining to services you have purchased.

Information Security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. We restrict access to your personally identifying information to employees who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information, such as credit card information on our site, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL). We only integrate with Online Payment Gateways that are PCI compliant. We do not store Credit card data on our servers. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Donor Security

For our registered members who are charitable organizations, we will not share, sell, or in any way distribute the information you are entering or capturing within the site about your donors.

For our registered members who are supporters, we will not share, sell or in any way distribute your donation information and browsing history within givezooks! to any organization beyond the charitable organization to whom you are making your donation.

Address Book Security

For all registered members, we will not share, sell, or in any way distribute the contact information you are entering or capturing within your givezooks! address book. We protect individual member’s unique address books even from those charitable organizations that are registered members of givezooks! to whose fundraiser the individual member is supporting.

With Whom Do We Share Information and What Do We Share?

Personal Information

If you order any services that require the payment of a fee, we transmit your credit card data to our merchant services provider for processing. If we ever encounter a problem with your payments, we may review the information with you, our merchant services provider, and our bank to resolve the issue.

Aggregated General Information

We may share aggregated general information about our site with our corporate partners or others. Examples of this include the number of users who searched for "Classic Cars", the daily number of unique visitors, how many users clicked on a particular advertisement and how many users were using a certain Internet service provider. Aggregated data does not contain any personally identifiable information that could be used to contact or identify you. We may only share personally identifying information to other companies or individuals in the following limited circumstances:

  • We have your consent. We provide such information to trusted businesses or persons for the sole purpose of processing personally identifying information on our behalf. When this is done, it is subject to agreements that oblige those parties to process such information only on our instructions, in compliance with this privacy policy and with appropriate confidentiality and security measures in place.
  • When required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a criminal investigation, a court order, or legal process served on our company in direct relation to you. We may also share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the terms of use of our website and services, or as otherwise required by law.
  • If you have an account, we may share the information submitted under your account among all of our services and websites we own in order to provide you with a seamless experience and to improve the quality of our services. We will not disclose your account information to other people or non-affiliated companies, except in the limited circumstances described in this privacy policy or with your consent.
  • We may store and process personal information collected on our site in the United States or Canada or any other country in which We or our agents maintain facilities. By using our services, you consent to the transfer of your information among these facilities, including those located outside your country.
  • We may use third party service providers to serve ads and emails on our behalf. These companies may use technologies to measure the effectiveness of ads and emails and use information about your visits to our website so that we can provide a better experience to you.

Additional Notices and Disclosures

Third Party Information Gathering

Our website may contain content and advertisements from third parties that may perform user activity tracking other than that described herein. These other sites may place their own cookies on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information. For more information about each third party content provider, cookies, and how to "opt-out", please refer to such third party advertiser's privacy policy. Our website may contain links to other websites on the Web. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Correspondence

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence and we may collect your email address.

Children's Privacy

This site is not intended for children. Children may only use this site with direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian. We do not knowingly request or collect personally identifiable information online or offline contact information from users under 13 years old nor do we knowingly use or share personal information from users under 13 years old with third parties.

Sale of Assets

In the event that another company acquires all or substantially all of our assets related to the business, we reserve the right to include any or all stored personal information among the assets transferred to the acquiring company.

Changes to Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is subject to change without notice. We may change our policy at any time by posting a new version of it on our website.

Your Acceptance of Our Privacy Policy

By using this website, you acknowledge your agreement to givezooks! and/or its affiliates. If you do not agree with the terms, do not use the website.

Questions and Comments

Questions and comments about your privacy policy should be directed to support@givezooks.com or mailed to Compliance Officer, at givezooks!, 1187 Coast Village Road, Suite 493, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.