Privacy Policy

Updated April 1, 2008

GivingBridge.net (http://www.GivingBridge.net) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets out our privacy policy and explains what we do with any personal information collected from our users.

Please read the following to learn our practices regarding personal information and how they pertain to you as you use our various features and services. This statement discloses the current privacy practices for our web site. There are no legal disclaimer statements (i.e., terms and conditions, etc.) on GivingBridge.net that contradict the promises made in our privacy notice.

Any substantive changes to this policy will be announced on our site.

The information you submit under our current privacy notice will never be used in a new way without first providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prevent that use.

What Information Does GivingBridge.net Gather About You?
GivingBridge.net collects a very limited amount of information about our visitors.

We may ask for your name and email address to register you to use our forums, or send you personalized alerts and/or newsletter subscription. We also may ask for your name and address if you win sweepstakes or other promotions sponsored by GivingBridge.net in order to mail you your prize. After your prize is sent, we will not save nor will we share your personal information with anyone. We will never use your information for any other purposes.

Use of "Cookies"
Forums on GivingBridge.net uses cookies associated with your email address. When you long into the forums, cookies are used to help you automatically access your previously stored account preferences. These are used only when you log in and are only used to log you in to your account so you may change information and/or post in the forums. When you log out of your account in the forums, all personally identifiable information is removed from the cookies.

GivingBridge.net also uses cookies to determine the best deals and coupons to offer you based on your browsing history on our site, if any.  No personal information is collected and the data that is collected is used only on GivingBridge.net and is not shared with any third party.

Most browsers are set up to accept cookies, but you can configure your browser to refuse cookies. If you reject cookies, though, you will not be able to use certain areas of our site. Even if you accept our cookies, unless you tell us, we cannot find out who you are.

In the course of serving you and merchants linked on to this site, our third-party partners may place or recognize a unique cookie on your browser. You should review the privacy policy of those third party entities, as their privacy policy may be different from the one guiding GivingBridge.net.

How Does GivingBridge.net. Use Your Personal Information?
GivingBridge.net can collect personal information only when you become a Newsletter subscriber, provide comments, submit a problem or request information, or in connection with special offers or contests, or otherwise, voluntarily, "join".

We use cookies to help us better understand how users are interacting with our site and streamline our service. Ultimately, this allows us to provide you with the best and most personalized service possible. All e-mails, newsletters and other communications will include special instructions on how to unsubscribe.

Choice/Opt-Out
Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point we request information about the visitor. All users may at any time opt-out of our marketing by the following methods:

GivingBridge.net newsletters include a link at the bottom to click on to automatically unsubscribe you.

Opt out of our Forums and e-mails by logging in to your account and select opt out and/or unsubscribe at any time.

Will We Disclose Any of Your Personal Information?
GivingBridge.net will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone. We do not provide individual information to our advertisers. Occasionally, we will provide aggregated, general demographic information of our site to perspective advertisers in an anonymous form.

We will only disclose your personal information when:
We have your permission to share the information;
We respond to subpoenas, court orders or legal process; or
We explicitly specify that we will be sharing your information, such in the case of joint promotion, sweepstakes, or contests.

What If I Link to a Third Party Web Site?
This site contains links to other sites. GivingBridge.net is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, although we do try to only place links to sites that have privacy notices. When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third party web sites, you will be subject to the third parties' privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, GivingBridge.net cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We encourage you to read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any web site.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:
This web site respects the privacy of the children. We do not knowingly collect names, e-mail addresses, or any other information from children. We do not knowingly market to children and will not collect or maintain information at our web site from those we actually know who are under age 14.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access and correct your personally identifiable information collected online and by logging in to your account.

We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

Who has access to your information?
No one has access to your information given to GivingBridge.net. No outside contractors or agents of GivingBridge.net will ever have access to your information. All your information is password protected and cannot be accessed by anyone but you or GivingBridge.net.

Privacy Updates
Should there be changes to our Privacy Policy, the effective date will always be clearly displayed. If we make any changes regarding the use or disclosure of your personal information, we will provide you prior notice and the opportunity to opt-out of such disclosure as required by law.

Questions and How to Contact Us
If you have other questions about our privacy policies or practices, please send us an email: info@GivingBridge.net.
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