WHEN AND HOW DOES Charity Auctions Today COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION?
Personally identifying information is any information that can be used to identify and contact you, including your e-mail address, full name, or telephone number (what we call your "Personal Information"). When you register to use CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-enabled services, we ask for your Personal Information. We may also ask for your date of birth, gender, carrier service provider and/or postal code (what we call your "General Information"). We use your General Information to manage your account and to provide you with the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services. Therefore, when you register as a member of a CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-enabled service or program, we ask for your honest responses to this information, and you represent that your responses are correct and accurate, so that we can serve you more efficiently and effectively.
A cell phone number and carrier service provider is only required if you want messages sent to your mobile phone. As with your other Personal Information, we use your cell phone number only for the purposes of delivering those CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services to which you have opted-in.
If you are a member of a CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-enabled community service ("Community"), we also may ask for optional General Information, including your hobbies and personal interests. Like other General Information, this information may be entered into your personal profile page and may be accessed by other Community members. You are not required to give us this information.
We use your Personal Information in order to manage your account and to deliver the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services. If you are a member of a CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY produced or managed community, we also use both your Personal Information and General Information in order to help us customize and enrich your Community experience by allowing us to send group and channel information, as well as new features announcements and advertisements to you based upon your interests. While you are receiving information directly to your account, advertisers never see or have access to your Personal Information.
3) Links to Other Sites
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY encourages all parents or guardians to instruct their children in the safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet. CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY will not allow individuals under the age of eighteen (18) to use the Web site. By accepting the Terms & Conditions for the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY Web site, you are representing that you are at least 18.
WHEN DOES CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY SHARE MY PERSONAL INFORMATION?
1) Profile Page
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY publishes a profile page that is accessible to other CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY Community members. Your user profile tells other members a little about you. Currently, some user information is automatically published in your profile as soon as you register, including date of birth and gender. You may, however, modify your profile to make anything but your date of birth private. Please note that though date of birth is requested, it is your age, not your date of birth, that is displayed in your profile for others to see. Displaying ages in profiles is mandatory to ensure the safety of all users.
2) New Subscribers From Our Linking Partner Sites
If you are not already a member of a CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-powered service and were directed to a CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY Partner page from a link on that Partner's web site, we may share Personal Information and/or General Information with the linking Partner.
In these instances, we will inform you, before you give us any Personal Information and/or General Information or complete the registration process, that we share this information with the linking Partner.
By completing the registration process, you acknowledge and agree that CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY is not responsible, and shall not be liable, for the practices of any linking Partner site or any use such linking Partner may make of your Personal Information or General Information.
If you do not want us to share your data with the linking Partner, your only option is to choose not to register during a visit to CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY directly from a linking Partner. Similarly, you will be solely responsible for any information you choose to disclose to such third parties.
3) Newsletters, Contests and Other Information from Partners
When you sign up to receive alerts and other information from one of our Partners, the settings default to your having opted-in to receive newsletters, sign up for contests, or receive additional information directly from that Partner as well. If you do not choose to opt-out from receiving such additional content directly from the Partner, you grant us permission to share your Personal Information and General Information with them for that purpose.
You may opt-out by logging on to Web sited that you registered for such services from and going to Profile, then deselecting the box that indicates you have opted-in to receive SMS messages and alerts.
By not opting-out from receiving additional content directly from a Partner, or from receiving alerts or other information from one of our Partners, you acknowledge and agree that CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY is not responsible, and shall not be liable, for the practices of any Partner or any use such Partner may make of your Personal Information or General Information. If you do not want us to share your data with the Partner, you should opt-out from receiving additional content, alerts and other information from such a Partner.
4) Business Transfers
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY does not sell, rent or disclose any of your Personal Information with third parties without first asking your consent to do so. However, in the event that CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY or substantially all of its assets are acquired, CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY may transfer your Personal Information and General Information without your prior notification or consent as one of the transferred business assets.
5) When Required by Law
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY releases Personal Information and/or General Information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with laws; enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY, our users, or others.
6) Aggregate Data
When you access CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-enabled web sites, our server automatically collects certain information that is not personally identifiable, such as your IP address, pages viewed, and length of time spent on the web site. We collect and use this information, in the aggregate only, to diagnose problems with our server, to improve our sites, and to provide content of interest to you. We also give Partners access to aggregate data about our users and their use of the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services during user sessions. The information we share will not include Personal Information, but may include General Information.
7) Groups and Public Forums
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY Community services give you the opportunity to create and send messages to other CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY members. Please remember that the messages you send out are publicly available.
We encourage you to be careful and not to publish any Personal Information in messages you send out. Always keep in mind that any information you disclose on the Internet or through the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services (through e-mail, SMS or voice messages, message boards or chat groups) is public and can be read by others.
Also, whenever you send messages through the Internet or through the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services, there is a risk that your personally identifying information can be collected by a third party, resulting in unsolicited e-mail messages or advertisements. Please note that any group containing unlawful material or activity will be disbanded. Group owners are encouraged to boot any members from their groups who post harmful or harassing messages to the group. However, group owners are not responsible for what occurs in the personal messages of its members, only messages posted to the group as a whole.
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY takes precautions to ensure the security of your Personal Information and strives to keep it accurate. However, we cannot guarantee that hackers or unauthorized personnel may gain access to your Personal Information despite our efforts.
CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY encourages users to be proactive in not posting Personal Information in individual messages to other users or in groups, and recommends that all users choose a password of at least 8 characters in length and a mix of letters and numbers.
9) Opting-Out / Turn Off Message Delivery
In the event that you elect to no longer receive CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY services, you may always opt-out or turn off messaging at any of the CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-enabled web sites. Additionally, users on most major carriers can reply "END" to any CHARITY AUCTIONS TODAY-enabled message to opt-out of the program associated with that message. If users encounter difficulty, they can also write to email@example.com.