Effective: November 2019
Information Collected Directly from You
We may collect personal information about you in connection with your use of our Site. For example, this information may be voluntarily provided when signing up for a mailing list, fill out a “Contact Us” form, or submit information in connection with a purchase or as part of other online services.
The information we may collect includes, but may not be limited to:
Email address, phone number, mailing address, and other contact information;
Financial information necessary to process a purchase or other request;
Business affiliations; and
Other information related to your requests or inquiries.
Information Collected Automatically
Some of the personal information we collect from you may happen automatically. We use tracking technologies such as cookies, log files, and pixel tags to automatically collect information when users visit our Site. Information we collect includes but may not be limited to:
IP address to measure our website traffic and to help provide a more personalized experience;
Information regarding your browser and other technical specifications required to use our Site;
Your transaction history relating to the use of our products and services;
Computer data or files, often called “cookies,” which may be sent by your web browser and stored on an individual computer to allow our server to “recognize” you through the navigation of the Site, and for us to credit your account for various online transactions; and
Computer data files, often called “web beacons” that are collected from emails or links on third-party sites that allow our server to evaluate the popularity of those links or the information contained in emails or on third-party sites.
Children Under the Age of 13
Our Site is not designed for children, and we do not knowingly collect information from any person under the age of 13.
How Is the Information We Collect Used?
We collect information about you in order to provide you with services and products, and also to collect information that is necessary for the Site to work properly. We use personal information for a variety of purposes related to our business, including but not limited to:
Providing services and support
Performing the essential functions of the Site including responding to inquiries, fulfilling orders and requests, processing payments, providing support and troubleshooting, and communicating with users about their use of the Site or regarding a user initiated inquiry on the Site.
Communicating with users about products or services
Sending or initiating direct marketing programs, such as newsletters or information about new products or services we are offering.
Personalizing user experiences on our Site
Tailoring content on the Site based on user location, preferences, and other personalization factors.
Analytics and Site improvement
Tracking information about your visits to our Site to allow us to provide better service; using certain online preferences in the aggregate across all users to evaluate the Site and develop additional products and services to offer.
Compliance with legal obligations
Sharing information to comply with the law or a legal proceeding, such as in response to a subpoena or court order.
Disclosure of Information
We will not share your information with third parties to directly market their products to you. We may provide user information to third-party service providers or vendors for purposes including but not limited to:
Initiating direct marketing programs on our behalf;
Fulfilment of orders;
Maintenance or development of our Site;
Development of online products, services, or customer service, or new product development; and
Other contracted promotional opportunities provided to our users.
We may also share this information with any subsidiaries, licensees, suppliers, distributors, affiliates, assigns, successors, or other related entities and their respective owners. We may also share your personal information in connection with law enforcement requests or in response to investigations, subpoenas, court orders, or other legal processes to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims, or as otherwise required by law.
Cookies and Similar Technologies
Cookies are small data files that help us keep track of your usage of the Site. Many of the cookies we use enable the Site to function as you would expect it to. Cookies enable the Site to remember things like your login information so you do not have to re-enter it, items in your shopping cart when you navigate away from the page, user preferences, and other personalized settings. Cookies also enable us to track and analyze user behavior in order to improve our Site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can choose to accept or decline certain types of cookies if you prefer. However, declining cookies may impact the functionality of the Site and in some cases you may not be able to access the functions of the Site. We use the following categories of cookies on the Site:
Session cookies are stored on the user’s hard drive temporarily and are deleted when the user ends the browsing session. Session cookies are useful for things like keepings item in a shopping cart while the user continues to browse.
Persistent cookies stay on the user’s hard drive until they expire, even after the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are useful for remembering things like login information, so users do not have to enter their password every time they visit the Site.
Third party cookies are not installed directly by our Site, but by third parties such as advertisers. Third party cookies are used to track advertising preferences from site to site, and to gather data about users’ browsing habits in order to improve the user experience.
Clear GIFs (also called pixel tags or web beacons) are small files embedded in websites that tell us what content a user accesses and how users navigate the Site. Clear GIFs enable us to track and analyze user behavior on the Site in order to make it more intuitive and user friendly.
We may also use third-party vendors to advertise to our users online. These third-party vendors may display The Be Generous Project advertisements on other websites based on your internet usage. More specifically, these vendors use first-party and third-party cookies together to inform, optimize, and serve ads based on your past visits to the Site or another site affiliated with our services.
We may also disclose your information to a third party as part of reorganization or a sale of the assets of The Be Generous Project, or its subsidiaries or divisions. Any third party to which we transfer or sell the Site or related assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
Protection of User Information
We maintain administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for all user information collected in our Site.
Limitation of Information Collected
While we work hard to use and disclose our users’ personal information only for the purposes identified above, you can choose not to provide personal information or can limit the personal information obtained by us as follows:
You may have your contact information removed from our marketing lists to inform users of new or relevant services and special offers by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any communication received from us, or by contacting us at email@example.com.
You may limit the collection of “cookies” through your browser settings. However, this may disable our ability to provide you with the most relevant information regarding the Site; and
Do Not Track Signals
The Site does not respond to Do Not Track signals.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users that are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.