Dated October 12, 2021
Collection and Use of Your Information
Information Collection and Use
We may collect Personal Data from you, such as your first and last name, email and password when you create an account to log in to our network (“Account”). If you choose to contribute to PledgeCents or are a user who registers for a creator account, we will collect, use, and share your information in the following ways and as otherwise described under "How we share and disclose your information" below.
We collect the following information when you sign up for a investor account on our Pages or contribute to a project:
First name, last name, email address: When you contribute, we will create an internal account profile with your name and email address so that we attribute current and future contributions properly to you. We use this information to correspond with you regarding transactional activity, which may include confirmation emails, receipts, and updates on fundraisers you have funded.
We do not share any personal information with any outside party (first name, last name, email address) that we receive upon your contribution.
If you choose to contribute through a fundraising page, the contribution amount will be shared with the fundraising page creator.
You can post comments with other users through PledgeCents. Any content, including such comments that you choose to post on PledgeCents will be reviewed by our team initially before being approved. Once approved, the comments are available to the public. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information for both us and other users to use and share. Take care not to share personal data unless you intend for that data to become public. Please also be considerate and respectful of others while using the community to share your opinions. We reserve the right to remove postings or content that may be viewed as inappropriate or offensive to others.
We collect the following information when you sign up for a creator account on our Pages and start a fundraising page. Creators who make contributions will also be required to share the information listed under the “Investors” section above.
First name, last name, and organization information: Publicly, we’ll use the display name you choose to share along with your organization name and location. This publicly displayed name will be treated as non-confidential, and be used to identify your fundraisers on PledgeCents and through any of our social media sharing tools.
We’ll use your full name to send emails to you when a fundraising page is completed, and may share your full name with your organization administrator to confirm that you are eligible to use PledgeCents.
Email address: We use your email address to set up your account, through which you can access creator-specific services such as submitting a fundraiser. We also use it to correspond with you regarding your fundraiser(s) and use of our Pages and contact you about special funding opportunities.
Optional Information for Investors & Creators
We may also collect the following information from you should you choose to share it with us.
- Fundraiser and profile photos: Everyone has the option to submit a profile photo. Creators can also choose to submit a photo to represent their fundraiser (i.e. classroom picture, material picture, etc). These photos are displayed to all visitors to our Pages, and photos will appear as the thumbnail for the fundraiser when the fundraiser is shared using social media sharing tools. We require that you obtain prior, written permission from the parent or legal guardian of each child for any photos that include images of children, and present those documents to PledgeCents upon request at any time.
- Password: You can always log into your account through the password you set up for your account. We will never share your password, and you agree to not share it, too.
Information That We Automatically Collect During Your Visit
To make our Site and Services more useful to you, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) collect information from you, including your device type, browser type, operating system, Internet Protocol (IP) address (a number that is automatically assigned to your device when you use the Internet, which may vary from session to session), domain name, and/or a date/time stamp for your visit.
By using our Sites, you agree to the use of these tracking technologies.
Third-Party Website Tracking
We do not sell or rent your information. We may use and disclose your personal information and public information available on our site as described above and as follows:
- To operate our Pages and provide our services to you or to fulfill any other purposes for which you provide the information;
- To respond to your requests or questions or notify you about changes to the Pages;
- As we believe may be required by law or by a court order;
- With any successor to all or part of our business or as part of a transaction in the event of a merger, acquisition, divestiture, change of control, or liquidation of PledgeCents or part of its business (or in anticipation of such an event);
- With your consent or as we may describe to you when you provide the information; and
- As permissible under applicable laws and regulations.
Protecting Your Information
PledgeCents is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account information. Please do not disclose your account password to unauthorized people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while PledgeCents uses reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Protecting Children’s Privacy
We do not intentionally gather Personal Data from visitors who are under the age of 13, and children under 13 are prohibited from using our service. If you believe that we may have any information collected from a child under the age of 13, please contact us at info@PledgeCents.com.
We retain Personal Data only as long as we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (i.e. to provide you with a service or to comply with legal or tax requirements). At your request, we will delete your Personal Data or anonymize it so that it no longer identifies you, unless otherwise required by law.
How You Can Access and Adjust Your Information
You may correct your account information at any time by logging into your online account and modifying your information in your Dashboard or, for certain information, by contacting us. You have the right to request access to the personal information that we record about you. You also have the right to request corrections, amendments, and deletions of any of your personal information in our possession, including information you may have provided to us as part of a project submission. To make these changes or cancel your account, please contact us.
Creators may, at any time, access their fundraising page to review, amend, or correct information provided about their fundraiser. If a creator wishes to remove a photo that they have provided, either on their own behalf or at the request of a student’s parent or guardian, they may do so directly themselves by being logged in to their account and visiting their fundraising page(s).
If you have provided us with your information in order to receive updates about our Sites, you may unsubscribe from those updates at any time through links provided in our emails, or through the email preferences tab in your account. Please allow us up to 7 days to remove your information.
Please also feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about this Policy or the information practices of the Services.