In our mission to help nonprofits raise money online, we collect and use information about persons that visit our websites.
These persons may include…
- Nonprofits using 4aGoodCause to power their online fundraising
- Donors who give to a nonprofit using our platform
- Partners that refer potential nonprofits to our service
- Visitors to 4aGoodCause’s websites or anyone contacting 4aGoodCause support
Our basic principles
Your information belongs to you
We carefully analyze what types of information we need to provide our services, and we try to limit the information we collect to only what we really need. Where possible, we delete or anonymize this information when we no longer need it.
We do not rent or resell your information
If a third party requests your personal information, we will refuse to share it unless you give us permission or we are legally required. When we are legally required to share your personal information, we will tell you in advance, unless we are legally forbidden.
Why we process your information
We generally process your information when we need to do so to fulfill a contractual obligation (for example, to process a donation payment from a donor to a nonprofit using the 4aGoodCause platform), or where we or someone we work with needs to use your personal information for a reason related to their business (for example, to provide you with a service).
Times we process your information may include:
- Providing and improving our products and services
- Answering questions or providing other types of support
- Providing reporting and analytics
- Testing out features or additional services
- Assisting with transaction processing. marketing, or other communications
We only process personal information after considering the potential risks to your privacy—for example, by offering you control over your personal information where appropriate, limiting the information we keep, limiting what we do with your information, who we send your information to, how long we keep your information, or the technical measures we use to protect your information.
Your rights over your information
We believe you should be able to access and control your personal information no matter where you live. Depending on how you use 4aGoodCause, you may have the right to request access to, correct, amend, delete, port to another service provider, restrict, or object to certain uses of your personal information. We will not charge you more or provide you with a different level of service if you exercise any of these rights.
If you donate to or purchase a product from a nonprofit using a 4aGoodCause-powered webpage and wish to exercise these rights over information about your purchase or donation, you need to directly contact the nonprofit you interacted with. We are only a processor on their behalf, and cannot decide how to process their information. As such, we can only forward your request to them to allow them to respond. We will of course help our nonprofits to fulfill these requests by answering their questions.
How we protect your information
We work tirelessly to protect your information and to ensure the security and integrity of our platform. We also have independent auditors assess the security of our data storage and systems that process financial information. However, we all know that no method of transmission over the Internet, and method of electronic storage, can be 100% secure. This means we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal information. You can find more information about our security measures.
How we use “cookies” and other tracking technologies
Additionally, because there is no common understanding about what a “do not track” signal is supposed to mean, we don’t respond to those signals in any particular way.
Our websites may contain links to third-party websites. 4aGoodCause does not control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from ours. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these web sites before providing any information to them.
Children under the age of 13
This site is intended for adults 18 years of age and older and is thus not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.
Users located in California
Under California law, California residents may request once a year, free of charge, certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users outside the United States
Personal information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which 4aGoodCause or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. 4aGoodCause abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
How you can reach us
If you would like to ask about or make a request relating to how we process your personal information, you can contact us by email at email@example.com.
Last Revised May 6, 2020.