Privacy Policy


Version 1.0.1

Effective date: 03/23/2021

Our commitment to privacy

GIVEINTERNET ORG INC (“GiveInternet.org”, “We”) is aware that you care how information about you is used and shared and is committed to doing so carefully and sensibly. This Privacy Policy explains our practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used by GiveInternet.org. It applies to donor information that we collect both online and offline.

Our Privacy Policy takes into account the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") which means if you are a resident of the EU and your donor records reflect that address, you may be entitled to certain additional protections in accordance with GDPR.

What information is collected by GiveInternet.org?

We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us.

For example, donors may provide us with personal information (such as name, email address, photo and/or credit/debit card information) when they create their accounts on our site and fill out forms delivered through our site or via email. If a donor, or a website visitor, contacts us by email they may provide us with their email address, and name. Providing data is required in these contexts in order for us to process your donations, requests, or respond to inquiries.

Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas of the site, such as in the creation of your Profile, becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information through these public venues.

In addition to the personal information that you submit to us, we may collect personal information about you from reputable third parties, or automatically collect information using the following technologies:

We use Stripe for payment, analytics, and other business services. When you make a purchase, Stripe receives information about you, your transaction, and your payment instrument. Additionally, Stripe collects standard information about your device that may be sufficient to uniquely recognize it. Stripe uses this information to operate and improve the services it provides to us, including for fraud detection and compliance purposes. You can learn more about Stripe and read its privacy policy at Stripe.com.

Web Server Logs. Our web servers may collect certain information such as IP address, pages visited, time of visits, and referring website.

Cookies. Cookies are simple text files stored by your web browser that provide a method of distinguishing among donors and visitors to the website. Unless you disagree with cookie usage, GiveInternet.org uses cookies to identify your browser as you visit pages on our website or sites in our media network. Cookies also allow GiveInternet.org to provide more relevant, targeted content as you travel through sites in the GiveInternet.org media network as appropriate and are used on our ordering website to keep track of the items in your shopping cart.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our site and services. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with your personal information. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Site, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

Where do we transfer and store information?

GiveInternet.org is based in the United States and any information transmitted to us may be stored, accessed, or processed in the United States. Residents of some other countries, including residents of the European Union, should be aware that the laws of the United States do not offer the same protections as the laws of your home country.

How do we use information?

We collect information primarily to accept donations, identify you as our user, complete our charitable projects, and provide you with information concerning our programs, projects, and activities. We also use information for internal purposes (to better understand our supporter network) and for analytical purposes (to respond to requests for information or merchandise and to improve our website, donor base, and outreach). We may inform you of other purposes at the time that we collect some forms of information.

With whom do we share information?

We do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide to us with other organizations who intend to use it only to market their products or services to you.

There may be instances in which we share your information with others. We may share your information, for example, in conjunction with your sponsorship of a certain project, as required by law, with law enforcement, to comply with legal process, to protect our legal rights, to protect the safety or security of a person, or to protect against fraud, criminal acts, or misconduct. We may also share your information with companies that provide us with services, or with a successor legal entity.

Your access to data, and your choices

If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy.

If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be removed from our distribution list. You can send such a request to the email or mailing addresses at the end of this policy.

Some web browsers and devices permit you to broadcast a preference that you not be "tracked" online. At this time we do not modify your experience based upon whether such a signal is broadcast.

Additional information

Links. Our website may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site that is governed by that site’s privacy policy.

We may modify this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be reflected on this website. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. Please be sure to check this page periodically for changes.

Communicating with us. 

If we need, or are required to, contact you about the privacy or security of your information we may do so by telephone, email, or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email or mail at:

[email protected]

1575 Palisade ave, apt 23, NJ 07024