PRIVACY POLICY

Bridge2Act understands your concerns about privacy and your interest in knowing how your information is used and safeguarded, and we want to provide you with more information on these topics. This Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”) describes the practices, policies and procedures of our Platform located at www.bridge2act.com (the “Platform”), including the types of personal information we collect on the Platform, how we may use that information and with whom we may share it. Please note that this Privacy Policy applies only to our online information-gathering and dissemination practices, and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline.

IMPORTANT:

By visiting this Platform, you are accepting all of the practices, policies and procedures described herein, and you are further indicating that you agree to be bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not visit or use the Platform. We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time, so please check this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. The date this Privacy Policy was last updated is stated at the end of this document. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@bridge2act.com.

SUMMARY

The notifications provided by this Privacy Policy include:

  • What personally identifiable information we collect from you through the Platform.
  • How we use the information we collect.
  • With whom the information may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of your information.
  • The kind of procedures we employ in an effort to hinder the unauthorized access, use or disclosure of information you provide to us.
  • Information related to third-party Platforms.
  • The laws that apply to those accessing our Platform from outside of the United States.
  • How you can learn about changes to our privacy policies, practices and procedures.

THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal Information You Provide And How It Is Used: You may freely visit our Platform anonymously and without being required to provide us with any personal information. However, certain services, requests and features do require that you provide us with some personally identifying information (including, but not limited to, name, address, email) as more particularly described below; availing yourself of any of these services, requests and features is voluntary. Personal information is data that can be used to identify or contact you. Please note that we may use the personal information we collect through any of the services, requests and features listed below for general marketing and business purposes. We do not knowingly collect sensitive personal information, such as information about medical or health conditions. Please do not send confidential information to us directly through this Platform, or by email to any of the contact email addresses listed on this Platform.

Donate: Our Platform allows users to donate to charities that support causes that are related to digital articles published by our media partners. If you opt to make a donation through the Platform, we will ask you to provide certain personally identifying information, such as your name and home address, as well asyour credit card billing information, in order to process the donation. All of the information you provide to us will be shared with the charity that you select for such donation. Additionally, we also partner with several payment processors to process your donations, and some of your information will also be shared with these payment processors. Please note that the credit card information or other payment information that you provide at the time of donation is used only to process your donation and will not be stored or used for any other purpose.

Registration/Authentication: If you opt to register with the Platform, you will be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information, including your first and last name and email address. You will also have the option to register/authenticate by using your Facebook or Google+ login credentials. If you opt to register/authenticate via your Facebook or Google+ credentials, you will be required to provide certain personally identifiable information associated with your Facebook and Google+ accounts, which may include your name, email address, gender, locale, associated friends and other public profile information that may be associated with these services.

Contact Us: If you contact us through the contact form option on the Platform, we will ask that you provide certain personally identifying information, including your first and last name, email address and country of origin, and you will have the option to provide additional personally identifying information. We will use the information you provide to contact you back and to respond to any requests.

Non-Personal Information We Collect by Automated Means And How We Use It: We also collect certain non-personal information (data in a form that does not support direct association with any specific person or individual) by automated means when you visit the Platform. Some of this information may be collected through the use of third-party tracking services. The information collected may include usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Platform, pages visited, and similar data. When gathered, this data is used in the aggregate, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time. In addition to the third-party tracking services mentioned above, we also collect this information through various other means, including "cookies," "web beacons" and IP addresses, as further explained below.

Cookies - A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date, or may remain on your computer until you delete them. We use "session cookies" in order to enhance the user experience and for other Platform related purposes. These session cookies are not linked to personally identifiable information. We may also use cookies for other purposes, including to maintain continuity during a user session, to gather data about the usage of our Platform for research and other purposes, or to store a user name or related login credentials so that you do not have to provide this information every time you return to our Platform. Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of all the features on our Platform. Our cookies do not gather personally identifiable information. In some cases, we may also use another company to operate web servers for our Platform. We use the cookie information gathered by these companies in the same manner as stated in this Privacy Policy.

Web Beacons - Certain pages on the Platform may contain "web beacons" (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party. We use web beacons to betterunderstand your behavior, tell us which part of the Platform you have visited and to save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future. We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are instructed not to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our activities on behalf of hunger and children.

IP Addresses - When you visit and interact with the Platform, Bridge2Act and third parties with whom we have contracted to provide services for us may collect Internet Protocol addresses (each an "IP Address"), as well as browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and page navigation. An IP Address is a unique identifier number that certain electronic devices use to identify and to communicate with each other on the Internet; your Internet Service Provider automatically assigns an IP Address to the computer that you are using. We gather this information to track Platform visitor movement in the aggregate, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. Our goal in gathering this information is to learn how our customers and the public are using our service. We may use this information to enhance our Platform or for other lawful purposes.

Do Not Track - Every time your computer sends or receives information over the web, the request begins with some short pieces of information called “headers.” These headers include information like what browser you are using, what language your computer is set to, and other details. The Do Not Track technology provides individual users with the ability to include a simple, machine-readable header indicating that they don't want to be tracked, and sends a signal to websites' visited requesting that the website disable either its tracking or cross-site user tracking of an individual user. Currently, various browsers – including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari – offer a “do not track” option. Presently, there is no consensus on how Do Not Track should be interpreted, and no common or accepted industry standard for implementing. Consequently, please note that Bridge2Act’s Platform does not currently respond to browsers' Do Not Track signals, and as such your activities will be tracked, regardless of whether you have opted to enable the Do Not Track option offered by your browser.

HOW WE MAY SHARE YOUR INFORMATION

We may disclose all of the information (described herein) that we collect, as stated in this Privacy Policy including in accordance with the terms set forth in this section. Bridge2Act works with a variety of third- party partners in order to allow us to make the Platform available to you – including those that help us to host and store the information we collect from you, and to provide certain functionality and features, such as to process donations – and in each of these cases we may disclose information about you. As described above, our Platform allows users to donate to charities that support causes that are related to online articles published by our media partners; we also work with third-party media partners, and in both cases information we gather from you may be shared with these entities. Otherwise, we do not reveal personally identifiable information about you to third parties for their independent use unless: (1) you expressly authorize Bridge2Act to do so, (2) it is necessary to allow Bridge2Act and it’s service providers or agents to provide services on Bridge2Act’s behalf, (3) in order to provide services to you, (4) it is disclosed to entities that perform marketing or data aggregation services for Bridge2Act, (5) it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially all of the assets of Bridge2Act or the merger of Bridge2Act into another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination, reorganization, or like transaction in which Bridge2Act is not the survivor, (6) otherwise as Bridge2Act is required or permitted to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) to comply with a subpoena, legal process, government request or any other legal obligation, (ii) to prevent, investigate, detect, or prosecute criminal offenses or attacks on the technical integrity of the Platform or our network, and/or (iii) to protect the rights, privacy,property, business, or safety of Bridge2Act, their partners and employees, the visitors of the Platform, or the public.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors less than 13 years of age. If you are under the age of 13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you while accessing/viewing this Platform. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 years of age and believe that they have disclosed personally identifiable information to us, please contact us at info@bridge2act.com.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

We also provide links to a variety of third-party social media sites – such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ - and other websites as a service to you or in order to provide you additional information related to Bridge2Act, our partners or other organizations with whom we work, or additional venues in which you can learn about and discuss the activities of Bridge2Act. Please note that we have no affiliation with these other parties, and cannot control and are not responsible for the information collection, use, and disclosure practices of such third parties; we encourage you to review and understand their privacy practices and policies, if any, before using providing any personally identifying information to them. We are not responsible for the content or information of these websites, any products or services that may be offered through advertisers or third parties, or any other use of the linked website(s).

HOW WE ATTEMPT TO SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION

We maintain – and ask that any third-party partners who may store information on our behalf to maintain - administrative, technical and physical safeguards for the Platform designed to protect your personal information against theft, loss, misuse or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the personal information that we collect from you. We restrict access to personal information collected about you on the Platform to our employees, our affiliates' employees, those who are otherwise specified in this Privacy Policy, or others who need to know that information to provide services to you or in the course of conducting our business operations or activities. However, no website, platform, application or transmission can guarantee security. Thus, while we have established and maintain what we believe to be reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of personally identifying information obtained through the Platform and we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us. When you respond to one of our blogs, or link to one of our social media venues, the personal information you share is visible to other users and can be read, collected, or used by them. You are responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these instances. For example, if you list your name and email address in a blog posting, that information is public. Please take care when using these features or visiting these other sites. Therefore, you hereby understand, acknowledge, and agree that you transmit certain personal information over this Platform at your own risk.

YOUR INFORMATION AND YOUR CHOICES

To the extent required by law, we provide you with (i) reasonable access to the personally identifiable information you provide to us, and (ii) the ability to review, correct and delete such personally identifiable information. If you believe that any of the personally identifiable information that you have submitted through our Platform is no longer accurate, or you wish to make any updates or changes, you may do so by logging into the account you have created and proceeding to the “manage your subscriptions” option.If you do not have an account with us, you can request that we make the changes by emailing us at info@bridge2act.com. Upon appropriate request we will update or amend your information, but we reserve the right to use any information previously obtained to verify your identity or take other actions that we believe are appropriate and lawful. We will endeavor to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable. We may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, are impractical, or for which access is not otherwise required by local law. Please note we may need to retain certain information for record keeping purposes, and there may also be residual information that will remain within our databases and other records, which will not be removed from such locations. Finally, we are not responsible for removing or deleting information from the databases of third parties (such as service providers) with whom we have shared information about you.

USE OF THE PLATFORM FROM OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES

We do not represent or warrant that the Platform, or any part thereof, are appropriate or available for use in any particular geographic location. If you choose to access our Platform, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules, and regulations applicable in your jurisdiction. Please note that the Platform is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Platform from outside the United States, please be aware that your information will be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Platform, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

PRIVACY QUESTIONS AND CONTACTING US

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact us at info@bridge2act.com.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy at any time. Please check back regularly to see if there have been any changes to this policy, which you can determine by reviewing the Effective Date listed below. By continuing to use the Platform after those changes become effective, you consent and agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

PRIVACY POLICY EFFECTIVE DATE

This Privacy Policy is effective as of April 24, 2015.