GivingTuesday respects your privacy. This policy describes what personal data we collect, how we use it, and your choices. GivingTuesday recognizes that we must maintain and use your information responsibly.
You can access your data, edit your preferences, download your data, or revoke consent by emailing email@example.com. Except for the purposes outlined below, we will not trade, share, or sell your personal data with anyone. Refer to the policy for complete details.
LAST MODIFIED: JUNE 21, 2021
This policy applies to information collected by GivingTuesday through all channels, including Starling Collective Applications.
GivingTuesday.org is operated by GivingTuesday, a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN:84-2929872) based in New York City, United States.
For the purposes of the applicable data protection law, including the GDPR, the California Data Protection Act, and LGPD (Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados), GivingTuesday a registered 501(c)(3) organization (EIN:84-2929872), whose registered office is at 165 Court St, #107, Brooklyn NY 11201, is the data controller for the processing of your personal data.
You may choose to interact with our Website by entering data into form fields and providing personal data to GivingTuesday, such as giving us your name, email address, your professional title, the organization you’re representing, and its organization’s mailing address, or filling out an application for a Starling microgrant (please read the “Applying to GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective Program” section below for more detailed information regarding privacy as it relates to our microgrant program)
We collect information when you apply to join GivingTuesday as a participating organization or apply for our microgrant program, as described below.
Signing Up for Our Mailing List
When you fill out the form on our Website to sign up for our e-newsletters, we collect basic information about you – your name, work email address, organization, and professional title. We also ask for information about your organization including, the name of your organization, its mailing address and country, as well as its web address. You can edit this information at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contests, Promotions, and Surveys:
Periodically, GivingTuesday may invite you to participate in contests, take advantage of special promotions, and complete online surveys. If you have registered as a GivingTuesday participant, information we collect from these contests, promotions, and surveys may be associated with you personally.
Applying to GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective Program
GivingTuesday operates an incubator and fellowship program called “The Starling Collective.” Applications are invited from both individuals and organizations from all over the world. When you fill out the application form on our Website to apply to the program, we collect basic information about you – your name, work email address, and professional title, and your mailing address and some details about your work that may include who you work with and why. We also ask for information about your organization (if applicable) including, the name of your organization, its mailing address and country, as well as its web address, and details about its mission and work. This information is used to evaluate your application and is not posted publicly in its entirety. If you are awarded with a Starling fellowship, we may share parts of your story and your work publicly. We retain this information indefinitely. You can edit or delete your application at any time by logging into Submittable, the software that operates our application, or by emailing email@example.com.
Information Obtained From Other Sources
We may obtain information about you from public records and from databases like Guidestar, OFAC the IRS, or other sources when conducting due diligence on nonprofit organizations or NGOs.
GivingTuesday uses the personal data that you provide or we obtain, and the technical information logged by our servers to:
GivingTuesday may also gather personal information that you provide us. Personal information we collect may be used alone or in combination with other information about you we have acquired, including information from third parties, or that is publicly available, in order to customize or personalize the communications and offerings you receive.
We will share your personal data with our agents, representatives, service providers and contractors in order to offer you services in connection with our Website, communicate news and information about GivingTuesday, provide customer service, marketing and advertising, and analyze Starling Collective applications. These service providers are authorized to use your personal data only to the extent necessary to serve these purposes, or as otherwise authorized by this policy. Except for the purposes outlined herein, we will not trade, share, your personal data with anyone else.
Unless you ask us not to, we collect your personal data under the following circumstances:
We may also be required to disclose your personal data in the following circumstances: (1) we need to respond to a subpoena, court order or legal process, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements; (2) an emergency situation requires disclosure before your permission can be obtained (e.g., situations involving potential threats to personal safety), or; (3) we determine that disclosure is needed to protect our rights or property, or the rights or property of another person, in which case we will implement appropriate safeguards to ensure that your personal data continues to be protected.
We may share aggregated demographic and statistical information with our other partners. This is not linked to any personal data that can identify any individual person.
GivingTuesday’s website collects some anonymous information about users automatically when individuals request pages through a browser. When you visit GivingTuesday-operated sites, we collect the IP address of the device you use to connect to the internet. In addition, we gather information about the type of browser you are using (including the specific version), the type of operating system you have on your computer, and from which site you came.
It is important to note that cookies and web beacons do not capture any information that can personally identify you. The information they gather helps us improve your interactions with GivingTuesday’s sites, as well as our communications with you, and may include:
This information is used to provide an optimal experience and better service throughout the site. The data in the form on the map page is used to populate a publicly viewable map of generosity around the world.
GivingTuesday.org is a general audience website and does not collect information about a visitor’s age. GivingTuesday.org does not knowingly collect or store any personal data about children under the age of 18. In the event that we learn that we have inadvertently gathered personal information from children under the age of 13, we will take reasonable measures to promptly erase such information from our records.
The exception is for youth who want to apply to GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective program, which is optional, and may require submitting personal information including location, age, email address, and information about their social good work. (Please read the “Applying to GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective Program” section below for more detailed information regarding privacy as it relates to this program.)
Right to access: You can access your data and information or make changes or updates at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We do our best to keep your data accurate and up to date, to the extent that you provide us with the information we need to do so. If your data changes (for example, if you have a new email address), then you are responsible for notifying us of those changes.
Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the information that we have. User can submit the request to access a copy of their information by emailing email@example.com.
Right to erasure: If you wish to delete your data or have your information removed from our system, you can do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For privacy and security, requests must come from the email address tied to your account.
Right to rectification: If your personal data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to ask that we correct or complete it. If we shared your personal data with others, we will tell them about the correction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your personal data so you can contact them directly.
Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict or ‘block’ the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of the data or object to us processing it (please read below for information on your right to object). We will tell you before we lift any restriction on processing. If we shared your personal data with others, we will tell them about the restriction where possible. If you ask us, and where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your personal data so you can contact them directly.
Right to data portability: You have the right to obtain your personal data from us that you consented to give us or that was provided to us as necessary in connection with our contract with you. We will give you your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.
Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the information that we have. Users can submit the request to access a copy of their information by emailing email@example.com.
Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your personal data, and we will do so:
Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your personal data you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time, but this will not affect any processing of your data that has already taken place.
Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we handled your personal data, you can report it to a data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.
We will retain your information for as long as your organization is listed as an active participant on our website or as long as needed to provide our services. We may also retain and use your personal data in order to comply with our contractual or legal obligations, audit requirements, resolve disputes, and prevent abuse.
You should take additional steps to safeguard your personal data online. To learn more about how to protect yourself, visit the Federal Trade Commission website (US).
GivingTuesday understands the importance of keeping your information secure and confidential. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the personal data.
By using GivingTuesday’s website, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to this, please do not use our sites. Your continued use of any GivingTuesday site following the posting of changes to these terms will indicate your acceptance of those changes.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at:
165 Court St, #107
Brooklyn NY 11201