Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)
Because of the particular nature of the App, connecting the App to one of your social networks at login is a requirement for use of the app. If you do not have an account at one of the listed options you can either create a new account or you cannot use the App.
After login there are no requirements to register or submit PII in order to use the App as some activities on the App can be performed without providing PII. When we ask for PII we will not require anyone to disclose more PII than we believe is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. Here are some examples of PII we may collect from you:
- Any PII that may be passed to us through a social login API, such as name, email address, age, and gender.
- PII you provide about yourself when you send us an email to email@example.com
- PII you provide about yourself on your account page, a project page or anywhere else on the App.
- PII we are required to gather about you from third-party sources for fraud prevention or for legal compliance.
- PII you provide as a result of any posts which we may retain along with our responses.
You can choose not to provide us with certain PII, but then you may not be able to take advantage of all of the services and products offered on the App.
There are also PII gathered on you in a more passive manner based on your use of Internet services. Any PII we may capture in this manner is considered accepted practice for Internet activities and is something captured about you when you visit many, if not all, sites and apps you visit:
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. These cookies do not contain or collect any PII, but they do enable us to provide features such as personalization. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can change your browser to limit or prevent cookies. Cookies in themselves do not personally identify the individual user, but rather the computer that is being used to access the App. You may have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time. Different browsers may address cookies differently. If you set your browser to not accept cookies, it may result in certain personalized services not being provided to you when you use that computer.
Web Beacons are transparent image files. Web beacons enable DOOFL to track webApp usage information, such as the number of times a given web page has been viewed. Web beacons are invisible to you and (unlike cookies) are not placed on your computer. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of the App, in an email, or through a video. DOOFL does not use web beacons to collect or otherwise record any type of PII provided by or about any User.
Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier that are used to track online movements of Web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in Web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send e-mail messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie the information gathered by Pixel Tags to our users’ Personal Data.
From time to time, we may also ask you to provide us with non-PII that is data that is not intended to allow us to identify you personally, such as your first name, birthday or zip code. Your non-PII may be aggregated and used for our internal purposes or for creating reports for third-party advertisers and partners, or otherwise shared with third parties for any lawful purpose, without your permission. No third-party is intended to be able to know who you are as a result of the use of your non-PII.
We also may automatically collect App usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the App and similar data. This data is used in the aggregate, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. This aggregate information helps DOOFL determine general usage patterns and modify the App in order to improve your experience. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time.
When you provide us with PII we may use such information for a number of purposes, including:
- To facilitate communication between DOOFL and you including, without limitation, responding to questions, sending emails concerning our services, or to contact you for feedback;
- To administer your account, process donations, provide products or services to you and for DOOFL marketing and promotional activities;
- To provide a report to a Charity or an event supporting a Charity to whom you have made a donation or to a fundraiser to whom you have made a donation (even if you have marked the donation as non-public);
- To provide a report to a partner who is helping promote a Charity or an event supporting a Charity to whom you have made a donation;
- To provide a report to our advertisers or business partners that tells them who responded to a particular offer or to facilitate the fulfillment of an order that you have made with an advertiser or business partner;
- To provide you with important functionality changes to the App, new DOOFL services and special offers from DOOFL and reputable third parties that we think you will find valuable;
- To customize, analyze, adjust and improve the App to meet our, advertisers’ or business partners’ needs and expectations;
- To enforce our agreements with you, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that we comply with applicable laws;
DOOFL allows you to change or correct inaccuracies in your PII by logging into your account and making changes to your PII.
DOOFL may give, share, sell or trade your PII to or with any third parties under the following circumstances:
We may retain other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include, but are not limited to, companies and individuals who: (i) administer the DOOFL accounts; (ii) process donations; (iii) conduct surveys or promotional activities; (iv) deliver products; or (v) provide customer support, web hosting, internet service, and data analysis. Such third parties may be provided with access to PII needed to perform their functions but may not use such information for any other purpose.
In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of DOOFL or the App, PII and/or other information collected about you from the App may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of DOOFL or the App in order to permit the party to continue the operation of DOOFL and/or the App or any successor version of the App. By using the App and providing PII to DOOFL, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.
Credit Card Information
DOOFL does NOT collect, store or otherwise maintain your full credit card number or CVV code when you make a donation through the App. Donations, including information associated with your credit card, are processed securely by our Billing partner, Stripe, Inc.
DOOFL may store “non-sensitive information” (as defined by Stripe, Inc.) such as email address entered for credit card purchases and your credit card type (Visa, MasterCard, Amex), as a way to facilitate future transactions and improve your user experience, however NO sensitive information is ever stored by DOOFL. Transactions are all handled securely using tokens or similar, in full accordance with Stripe’s API security rules and restrictions.
Information You Post
Any PII you post publicly on the App (“Publicly Available Content”) is available to the public without any expectation of privacy or confidentiality. Copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your Publicly Available Content even if you remove the Publicly Available Content. To request removal of your personal information from these areas of the App, contact us using the information below. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
The App may contain links to third-party webApps. Please be aware that DOOFL cannot control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such webApps, which may differ from those of DOOFL. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these web Apps before providing any information to them.
We maintain a variety of safeguards designed to protect your PII from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, we use industry accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.
You should be aware, however, that DOOFL has no control over the security of other webApps on the Internet that you might visit even when a link may appear to those webApps from our App. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your PII.
We want you to feel confident using the App. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take commercially reasonable steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your PII, searches or other communications always will remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your PII, we will notify you if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may notify you under such circumstances using the email address(es) we have on record for you. You should also take care with how you handle and disclose your PII. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission’s Web App at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.
The App is not intended for persons under the age of 13. DOOFL does not knowingly market to, or solicit information, accept service or collect information from any person under the age of 13. If DOOFL becomes aware that any person submitting information to the App is under the age of 13, we will attempt to delete the account and any related information as soon as possible. We require that only persons 13 years of age or older use the App. By using the App, you hereby represent that you are at least 13 years old.
If you are a California resident, California law permits you to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their “direct marketing purposes” as such term is defined by California’s Shine the Light Law (California Civil Code 1798.83). To make such a request, please email us or write us: firstname.lastname@example.org and Doofl Mgmt, Inc., 1400 Key Blvd, Ste. 100, Arlington, VA 22209.
We will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third-party direct marketing purposes, along with the names and addresses of these third parties. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year. We reserve our right not to respond to requests submitted other than to the email or postal address specified above. You should put “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line and in your request. You must provide DOOFL with specific information regarding yourself so DOOFL can accurately respond to the request.