Privacy

ShushThe Short Version: Our website privacy policy is simpler than 1 – 2 – 3:

  1. We will never sell, exchange or give away your email address or personally identifiable information.
  2. At the SGO Forum, your postings will display your chosen username. Other registered users will be able to contact you directly through the private message system of the SGO Forum, using your username. They are not provided with your email address.
  3. That’s it!

The Longer Version: SeriousGivers has a strong commitment to internet privacy. SeriousGivers does not sell, exchange or otherwise disclose user information outside the organization, unless required to do so by law.

General — We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, including through email, telephone, or other communications with us. If you contact us for support, we will keep an internal record of what support was given.  We may use your information to contact you regarding functionality changes to our website, new services, and special offers we think you’ll find valuable. Your use of SeriousGivers.org is subject to the Terms of Use, which are incorporated herein by reference.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about our privacy policy.

Guests — Guests can visit portions of SeriousGivers.org without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The only information we collect from a normal web site visit is the name of your internet service provider, the browser and type of machine you are using, the web site that referred you to us, the pages you request and the date and time you request them. We use this information to generate statistics and measure site activity to improve the usefulness of the SeriousGivers.org to our visitors.

Registered Users — We never request financial information from any of our visitors. When you become a registered user at the SeriousGivers.org, you provide your username and email address. If you use the My Charities section or Serious Givers Forum, you may provide additional personally identifiable information. We use this information to make these functions more effective and provide users with additional information. All such information is collected and stored in a manner appropriate to the nature of the data.

As a registered user of the SGO Forum, you have the ability to set up a signature that will be used when you post at the forum. Do not include information in your signature (including your email address) unless you want others to be able to find and use it.

Cookies — Like many websites, SeriousGivers.org may place a “cookie” or small file in the browser files of a visitor’s computer. We use cookies to save information you give us so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. This allows us to personalize the site to your taste and provide the best web experience possible to our visitors. We do not use cookies to track your movement among different web sites and do not exchange cookies with other entities.

Policy Amendments — SeriousGivers may amend this policy from time to time. If we make a substantial change in the way we use your username, email address or other information about you that you have disclosed to us, we will notify you by posting an announcement at SeriousGivers.org.