GIVZIE’s Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is GIVZIE’s priority. It is GIVZIE’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information GIVZIE may collect from you across the GIVZIE website, www.givzie.com (“the Site”), and other sites GIVZIE owns and operates. This Statement of Privacy applies to GIVZIE and the User and governs data collection and usage. For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, unless otherwise noted, all references to GIVZIE include www.givzie.com. By using the Site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Information GIVZIE collect

Log data

When you visit GIVZIE, GIVZIE’s servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. This data is considered “non-identifying information”, as it does not personally identify you on its own. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the GIVZIE’s website.

GIVZIE may also collect data about the device you are using to access the Site. This data may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings, and geo-location data. What GIVZIE collects can depend on the individual settings of your device and software. GIVZIE recommends checking the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to learn what information they make available to GIVZIE.

Personal information

GIVZIE may ask for personal information, such as your:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Social media profiles
  • Date of birth
  • Phone/mobile number
  • Home/Mailing address
  • Work address
  • Payment information
  • Driver’s license details
  • Passport number
  • Tax/SSN/Medicare/etc. number

This data is considered “identifying information”, as it can personally identify you. GIVZIE only requests personal information relevant to providing you with a service, and only use it to help provide or improve this service.

How GIVZIE collects information

GIVZIE collects information by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. GIVZIE also let you know why GIVZIE is collecting it and how it will be used. You are free to refuse GIVZIE’s request for this information, with the understanding that GIVZIE may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services without it.

Use of information

GIVZIE may use a combination of identifying and non-identifying information to understand who GIVZIE’s visitors are, how they use GIVZIE’s services, and how GIVZIE may improve their experience of GIVZIE’s website in the future. GIVZIE does not disclose the specifics of this information publicly but may share aggregated and anonymised versions of this information, for example, in website and customer usage trend reports.

GIVZIE may use your personal details to contact you with updates about GIVZIE’s website and services, along with promotional content that GIVZIE believes may be of interest to you. If you wish to opt out of receiving promotional content, you can follow the “unsubscribe” instructions provided alongside any promotional correspondence from GIVZIE.

Data processing and storage

The personal information GIVZIE collects is stored and processed where GIVZIE or GIVZIE’s partners, affiliates and third-party providers maintain facilities. GIVZIE only transfers data within jurisdictions subject to data protection laws that reflect GIVZIE’s commitment to protecting the privacy of GIVZIE’s users.

GIVZIE only retains personal information for as long as necessary to provide a service, or to improve GIVZIE’s services in future. While GIVZIE retains this data, GIVZIE will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, GIVZIE advises that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security.

If you request your personal information be deleted, or where your personal information becomes no longer relevant to GIVZIE’s operations, GIVZIE will erase it from GIVZIE’s system within a reasonable time frame.

Security

The technology and security measures GIVZIE employs and maintains are designed to protect your information.  Sensitive information on GIVZIE’s website is subject to a variety of protections. But, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed as 100% secure.  Despite GIVZIE’s best efforts, GIVZIE cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to GIVZIE or receive from GIVZIE.

You may wish to participate in contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that GIVZIE may offer from time to time. To do so, you may choose to share information found on GIVZIE’s website with others and send e-mail invitations. GIVZIE may ask you for information such as your name, e-mail address, date of birth and telephone number in exchange for participation in these promotions.  GIVZIE may use the information you provide to administer the contests, sweepstakes and other promotions.  Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, GIVZIE also may use the information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about GIVZIE’s products and services, or GIVZIE’s partners or service providers may use such information to communicate with you about the contests, sweepstakes or other promotions or their products and services, and you consent to such use of any information you provide to GIVZIE for this purpose.

Social Media Platforms, websites and User-Generated Content – Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that you submit to GIVZIE’s website (including, but not limited to, any of GIVZIE’s pages contained on a social media platform or website such as Facebook, Linked In or Twitter, as well as any content you generate such as pictures or reviews) by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a “Submission”), is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy.  GIVZIE does not and cannot control the actions of other users on or of any social media platform or website and GIVZIE is therefore not responsible for any content or Submissions contained on such sites and platforms. By visiting any of websites or GIVZIE’s pages that are contained on a social media platform or website, you are representing and warranting to GIVZIE that you have reviewed the applicable privacy policy and terms of use of such platform or website and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein.

Please be aware that any message boards, review capability, or any other interactive or social-type features or other features permitting content submission on a website administered directly by GIVZIE, allow you to publicly post, and share with other users, certain messages, content, images or other information (e.g., stories, pictures, ingredients, tips, etc.).  GIVZIE may take certain precautions to protect those who use these areas of GIVZIE’s website(s), but GIVZIE encourages you to be wary of giving out any Personally Identifiable Information in such public forums. Any information you post or submit can be collected and used by people you do not know. GIVZIE cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of these features is fully at your own risk.

Special Statement for Job Applicants – Any Personally Identifiable Information you provide to GIVZIE when applying for a career position with GIVZIE will be used solely to consider and act upon your application. GIVZIE may retain your Personally Identifiable Information for a period of time, but only for as long as necessary for such purposes or as otherwise required by law. GIVZIE may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to GIVZIE’s agents for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the particular position you applied for, for other available positions or as otherwise required by law or to perform background checks.  GIVZIE may also disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties hired by GIVZIE to collect, maintain, and analyze candidates for career positions or as otherwise required by law. By submitting this information to GIVZIE, you agree to GIVZIE’s use of this information.

Cookies

GIVZIE uses “cookies” to collect information about you and your activity across the Site. A cookie is a small piece of data that GIVZIE’s website stores on your computer, and accesses each time you visit, so GIVZIE can understand how you use the Site. This helps GIVZIE serve you content based on preferences you have specified. Please refer to GIVZIE’s Cookie Policy for more information.

Third-party access to information

GIVZIE uses third-party services for:

  • Analytics tracking
  • User authentication
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Content marketing
  • Email marketing
  • Payment processing

These services may access GIVZIE’s data solely for the purpose of performing specific tasks on GIVZIE’s behalf. GIVZIE does not share any personally identifying information with them without your explicit consent. GIVZIE does not give them permission to disclose or use any of GIVZIE’s data for any other purpose.

GIVZIE may, from time to time, allow limited access to GIVZIE’s data by external consultants and agencies for the purpose of analysis and service improvement. This access is only permitted for as long as necessary to perform a specific function. GIVZIE only works with external agencies whose privacy policies align with ours.

GIVZIE will refuse government and law enforcement requests for data if GIVZIE believes a request is too broad or unrelated to its stated purpose. However, GIVZIE may cooperate if GIVZIE believes the requested information is necessary and appropriate to comply with legal process, to protect GIVZIE’s own rights and property, to protect the safety of the public and any person, to prevent a crime, or to prevent what GIVZIE reasonably believes to be illegal, legally actionable, or unethical activity.

GIVZIE does not otherwise share or supply personal information to third parties. GIVZIE does not sell or rent your personal information to marketers or third parties.

Children’s Privacy

GIVZIE is committed to protecting the privacy of children who use GIVZIE’s services. GIVZIE encourages parents to engage with GIVZIE in protecting their children’s privacy, ensuring a safe and enjoyable online experience. Please refer to GIVZIE’s Children’s Privacy Policy for more information.

Visiting GIVZIE’s Websites from Outside of the United States.

This Site is operated, in whole or in part, from the United States. By using this Site, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have any personal information you provide to GIVZIE transferred to, processed, and stored in the United States, and you authorize GIVZIE to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Your California Privacy Rights.

If you are a California resident, you have the right, pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, to receive once a year, free of charge: (1) information identifying each third party company to whom GIVZIE may have disclosed, within the past year, personal information pertaining to you for that company’s direct marketing purposes; and (2) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed to that third party company in the immediately preceding calendar year.  To make a request, please contact GIVZIE at the e-mail address provided on GIVZIE’s website or write to GIVZIE (with a reference to California Privacy Disclosure Information) at the address listed on the Site.  GIVZIE will attempt to respond to such requests for information access within 30 days following receipt at the e-mail or mailing address stated above. If GIVZIE receives your request at a different e-mail or mailing address, GIVZIE will respond within a reasonable period of time, but not to exceed 150 days from the date received.  Please note that GIVZIE is only required to respond to each customer once per calendar year.

Limits of GIVZIE’s policy

This privacy policy only covers GIVZIE’s own collecting and handling of data. GIVZIE only works with partners, affiliates and third-party providers whose privacy policies align with ours, however GIVZIE cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

GIVZIE’s website may link to external sites that are not operated by GIVZIE. Please be aware that GIVZIE has no control over the content and policies of those sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

Cookie Policy

GIVZIE uses cookies to help improve your experience of www.givzie.com. This cookie policy is part of GIVZIE’s privacy policy and covers the use of cookies between your device and GIVZIE. GIVZIE also provides basic information on third-party services GIVZIE may use, who may also use cookies as part of their service, though they are not covered by GIVZIE’s policy.

If you don’t wish to accept cookies from GIVZIE, you should instruct your browser to refuse cookies from www.givzie.com, with the understanding that GIVZIE may be unable to provide you with some of your desired content and services.

What is a cookie?

Cookies are little pieces of information that a website stores on your computer. GIVZIE may place temporary cookies or similar files on your computer or other devices used to access the Site to facilitate Site navigation (such as to streamline the login process), to personalize your experience while visiting the Site (such as allowing GIVZIE to select content that is most likely to appeal to you based on your preferences or location), and for security purposes (such as to maintain security while you browse GIVZIE and help ensure that only adult tobacco consumers are on the Site). These cookies are also used to increase the efficiency of Site visits.

Types of cookies and how GIVZIE use them

Essential cookies

Essential cookies are crucial to your experience of a website, enabling core features like User logins, account management, shopping carts and payment processing. GIVZIE uses essential cookies to enable certain functions on the GIVZIE website.

Performance cookies

Performance cookies are used in the tracking of how you use a website during your visit, without collecting personal information about you. Typically, this information is anonymous and aggregated with information tracked across all site users, to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions in improving their audience’s overall website experience. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first party) or by third-party services. GIVZIE uses performance cookies on the Site.

Functionality cookies

Functionality cookies help you navigate the website and use its features. For example, it may store your geographic location so GIVZIE can provide you with a localized experience, enable shopping cart services, and help you access certain parts of the website. GIVZIE uses functionality cookies for selected features on the Site.

Targeting/advertising cookies

Targeting/advertising cookies are used in determining what promotional content is more relevant and appropriate to you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of times you see an advertisement. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you’re visiting (first party) or by third-party services. Targeting/advertising cookies set by third parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. GIVZIE uses targeting/advertising cookies on the Site.

Third-party cookies on GIVZIE’s site

GIVZIE may employ third-party companies and individuals on GIVZIE’s websites—for example, analytics providers and content partners. GIVZIE grants these third parties access to selected information to perform specific tasks on GIVZIE’s behalf. They may also set third-party cookies in order to deliver the services they are providing. Third-party cookies can be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. As GIVZIE have no control over third-party cookies, they are not covered by GIVZIE’s cookie policy.

GIVZIE’s third-party privacy promise

GIVZIE review the privacy policies of all GIVZIE’s third-party providers before enlisting their services to ensure their practices align with ours. GIVZIE will never knowingly include third-party services that compromise or violate the privacy of GIVZIE’s Users.

How you can control or opt out of cookies

To learn how you may be able to reduce the number of cookies you receive from GIVZIE or delete cookies that have already been installed in your browser’s cookie folder, please refer to your browser’s help menu or other instructions related to your browser. If you do disable or opt out of receiving cookies, please be aware that some features and services on the Site may not work as intended and you may not have access to all of the services and features GIVZIE may offer.

Children’s Privacy Policy

GIVZIE IS committed to protecting the privacy of children who use www.givzie.com and its services. This children’s privacy policy is part of GIVZIE’s approach to privacy, and covers the way GIVZIE collects, stores and manages information provided by children under the age of 13, in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §6501 et. seq. (“COPPA”).

GIVZIE encourages parents to engage with GIVZIE in protecting their children’s privacy, ensuring a safe and enjoyable online experience.

Collecting information from children

GIVZIE does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from children under 13 on the Site without first obtaining verifiable consent from a parent or guardian. When collecting non-personal information, GIVZIE encourages children never to provide any details that may personally identify them or reveal their location. GIVZIE does not require children to provide more information than is necessary to participate in an activity.

GIVZIE does not use children’s contact details for marketing purposes, though GIVZIE may use them for GIVZIE’s internal marketing and research in order to improve the quality of products and services offered across the Site.

Parental consent

In accordance with COPPA, if an activity does require any personal information (such as first name, last name, or email address), GIVZIE will provide notice to and seek consent from a parent or guardian prior to collecting the information. GIVZIE only retains collected information for as long as necessary to enable participation in the requested activity.

In the event GIVZIE discover that is has collected personal information in a manner non-compliant with COPPA, GIVZIE will either delete the information or seek parental consent.

As a parent/guardian, if you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information, and you have not received a notification or request for consent, please feel free to get in touch via GIVZIE’s contact page, www.givzie.com. GIVZIE does not use parent contact details for marketing purposes unless marketing materials are explicitly requested.

Safeguarding children’s privacy

GIVZIE takes security seriously and GIVZIE does what it can within commercially acceptable means to protect your child’s personal information from loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. That said, GIVZIE advises that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security.

Information abuse and community misconduct

GIVZIE does not tolerate doxing (publishing of private or personal information about an individual without their consent), cyberbullying, or other forms of information abuse on its website.

If GIVZIE discovers that a child’s personal information has been disclosed on the Site without the express consent of their parent/guardian, GIVZIE will remove the content in question as quickly as possible and effect disciplinary measures (a warning, suspension or ban) on the offending account.

Third-party access to information

GIVZIE does not knowingly disclose any personally identifying information or personal information provided by children to third parties. GIVZIE may, however, disclose anonymised and aggregated versions of this information (analytics and statistics) for business, marketing or public relations purposes.

Parental controls and intervention

As a parent/guardian, you may at any time refuse to let GIVZIE collect further information from your children for a particular activity or account. If you have given GIVZIE consent previously, you may log in to your child’s account to review, edit or delete the information, or contact GIVZIE via to request the removal of the information from GIVZIE’s records.

Please be aware that the removal of certain information may result in the termination of the associated account, or withdrawal from the associated activity.

Changes to this policy

GIVZIE reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time. GIVZIE will notify you about significant changes in the way GIVZIE treats personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your account, by placing a prominent notice the Site, and/or by updating any privacy information on this page. Your continued use of the Site and/or Services available through this Site after such modifications will constitute your: (a) acknowledgment of the modified Privacy Policy; and (b) agreement to abide and be bound by that Policy.

Your rights and responsibilities

As GIVZIE’s User, you have the right to be informed about how your data is collected and used. You are entitled to know what data GIVZIE collects about you, and how it is processed. You are entitled to correct and update any personal information about you, and to request this information be deleted. You may amend or remove your account information at any time, using the tools provided in your account control panel.

You are entitled to restrict or object to the Site’s use of your data, while retaining the right to use your personal information for your own purposes. You have the right to opt out of data about you being used in decisions based solely on automated processing. You can view or request to anonymize your personal information at any time from this page: Request Personal Data. If you would like to request the deletion of personal data, please contact GIVZIE.

Feel free to contact GIVZIE if you have any concerns or questions about how GIVZIE handles your data and personal information:

GIVZIE, LLC

318 Kent Rd.

Bala Cynwyd PA 19004 

Email Address: info@givzie.com

Effective as of August 5, 2019