Privacy Policy

As of September 20 2016

GoFundMission understands that the privacy and security of your personal information is very important and we therefore take this responsibility very seriously.

This Privacy Policy explains what personal information will be collected, how it will be used and how you can control the collection, correction and deletion of your information. By using GoFundMission, you consent to the collection and use of information contained within this Privacy Policy.

We never sell or share your information with any third party company. 

What information do we collect?

  • Your first name, last name and email address is required to create an account. Accounts are needed to make a donation, and can be created via the Sign Up button or during the donation checkout process.
  • Communications you send us. Such as reporting an error, asking a question or making a comment via the Contact Us function.
  • IP Address
  • Mailing Address (optional)

How we use your information?

  • Your email address is also your account username and is required for logging in to the site for making future donations, reviewing donation history or updating information in your account profile.
  • To send a Tax deductible receipt to your email account.
  • To send information we think may be of interest to you, based on previous use of the site.
  • To administer your account.
  • To analyze the use of the site and the people visiting to improve our content and services.

Your email address, first name, last name and mailing address (if provided) is shared with the Project Coordinator, if the project is successfully funded. This is used to continue to communicate with you, such as sending you thank you emails, providing you with ongoing project updates and how your donations are being used.

Project coordinators NEVER receive your credit card information. GoFundMission does NOT collect, store or receive this information either.

Data Security

You information is stored in a secure database by our webhosting provider Bluehost (www.bluehost.com).

We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption technology to encrypt your sensitive personal information (such as email or password) before it is sent over the internet. To view our SSL Certificate please click here.

Credit Card details are NEVER stored on our website, database or servers.

The security of your information is very important to us. We follow commercially  accepted standards to protect the information you send to us. However, no method is 100% secure and therefore we cannot guarantee or make any express or implied warranty regarding its security. If you have any questions about our website security, please contact us at support@gofundmission.org

Accessing or updating your information

Every user automatically creates an Account when registering or donating to GoFundMission. Your account can then be accessed at clicking on ‘Log In’ button from the header menu. From your Account screen you can provide your mailing address, update email address, change  display name, modify password, enable ‘Instant Checkout’, upload an Avatar (via a link to Gravatar.com) and review your donation history.

Deleting Your Account

The only way to delete your account is to send an email to support@gofundmission.org. Once your email has been received, your account will be deactivated within 48 hours.

Notification/Opt-Out/Unsubscribe

Upon registration you consent to our using of your email address to send you Service-related notices. You may not opt-out these Service-related communications, such as: Transaction emails (Welcome, Thank You, Project Success, Project Updates) and your receipt emails. However, you can opt-out of the monthly newsletter by clicking on the unsubscribe button at the bottom of every newsletter email.

Cookies

Our website uses Cookies (which includes third party cookies to support social media, personalization and analytics functionality).

Cookies are small computer files which are downloaded onto your device and collect information about the way in which you navigate and use our website and the internet. Cookies do not collect information that allows us to identify individual users. The information provided by cookies helps us to provide you with a more personal experience and allows us to make improvements to our services over time. You may delete and block all Cookies or decide to just block certain types of Cookies via your browser setting. However, if you choose to block or delete Cookies, this may affect the functionality of the website.

Google Analytics

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.

Children

People under the age of 18 are not permitted to use GoFundMission on their own, and so the Privacy Policy makes no provisions for their use of this site.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites whose privacy policy may differ from those of GoFundMission. When you use these links to visit other websites their privacy policy governs, so be sure to read and carefully understand the privacy policy of the sites you visit.

Changes to Privacy Policy

If we make material changes to our privacy policy and procedures as to the collection, use or disclose of your personal information, we will post a notice of those changes on GoFundMission and also notify you by your email address provided. You are bound by changes to the Privacy Policy when you use the site after those changes have been posted. Please periodically review this page for the latest information.

Contact

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or the practices of GoFundMission, please contact us at support@gofundmission.org or write to: GoFundMission, 1001 W Walnut, Independence, MO, 64050.

 

As of September 20 2016