Kids, be sure your parent(s) (or guardian) read through this policy with you as a part of your account sign-up and confirmation.
Project Giving Kids (PGK) is a nonprofit organization that connects kids via a fun-to-use online experience to a host of philanthropic activities that are meaningful to them and amplifies the efforts of the nonprofits/charities providing those opportunities. These other nonprofit organizations are defined as NPOs. The action of connecting kids to causes is defined as “PGK Service(s).”
I. What Information PGK Keeps
PGK is committed to safeguarding your personal information. PGK may collect and keep the following information from a PGK User:
A. Information Provided by You or Your Child
This includes personal contact information, including a user’s name, age, gender, zip code, and contact information (email address).
B. Information Provided by You or Your Child’s Access Device
Some information may be automatically gathered from a user’s access device, including Internet Protocol (IP) address(es), internet browser type (e.g., Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox), or other information transmitted from the Device used to access PGK’s Service. This information can also include “cookies,” which can collect information to help improve PGK’s Service. You can change your browser settings to accept cookies automatically, prompt you to accept, or reject cookies. If you do not accept cookies, some aspects of the Service may not work properly.
C. Other Considerations
Visitors to the PGK website may have information automatically collected, as outlined in Section I. B. above, even if they do not become a PGK User or login to the website.
II. How PGK Uses Information
PGK primarily uses PGK User information to connect PGK Users with service opportunities provided by other nonprofit organizations. PGK User information is not shared, other than to accomplish the following purposes:
* Deliver and conduct PGK’s Service;
* Provide aggregate user statistics to funders, collaborating nonprofits/charities and other parties analyzing the impact of PGK’s service (in doing so, no personally identifiable information is provided);
* Send PGK information to PGK Users;
* If requested, comply with applicable laws.
From time to time, PGK may analyze PGK User or other PGK website information for analytical purposes to improve its Service. In addition, PGK may use custom internally generated reports and/or applications such as Google Analytics to analyze use of the PGK website by both PGK Users and other visitors to the PGK website.
III. How PGK Shares and Discloses Information
PGK Users are able to see certain pieces of information provided by other PGK Users, including reviews and ideas submitted in the feedback sections of the PGK website. By registering to become a PGK User, you agree to have your information appear, including your first name, last initial, age and zip code, should PGK publish the reviews and feedback you provide. This information may also be shared with the NPO where the service was provided.
At this time, PGK has trusted business partners who help PGK provide the Service. These partners currently are companies that provide web hosting, maintenance services, web analytics, data storage, database management and Service use and design services. These trusted business partners may have access to PGK User information to the extent necessary to provide the Service.
IV. How PGK Allows Users to Change User Information
PGK Users may access their information to review, edit, update, or delete their information at anytime, so long as the Service is operational. Generally, the Service will be accessible unless it is undergoing maintenance or updates. From time to time, the service may be unavailable for reasons beyond PGK’s control due to technical issues. PGK cannot guarantee that the Service will always be accessible.
V. How Long PGK Keeps User Information
PGK will keep a PGK User’s information in the Service until directed by the PGK User to remove that information. To remove PGK User information, simply send an email requesting removal to firstname.lastname@example.org. It may take some time for the PGK User information to be completely removed from the Service.
If a PGK User does not login to the Service for 9 months, the PGK reserves the right to place the PGK User on “inactive” status. PGK Users on inactive status must contact PGK to re-activate their PGK User account.
If a PGK User becomes inactive or directs PGK to remove his, her, or their information, PGK may keep and use user information in reports generated by PGK, as outlined in Section II.
VI. How PGK Keeps User Information Secure
Security is important to PGK. Unfortunately, it is impossible to guarantee that information transmitted to/from or stored in/on the Service is 100% secure. PGK uses generally accepted information protection standards to protect User information in the Service. PGK Users who want to make sure their communication and transmission of information is secure must connect through a secure (encrypted) connection. PGK Users are aware that using a public wi-fi connection, for example, is often not secure. PGK uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology to encrypt a user’s login and password information when accessing the Service.