Cookies & Other Technologies
Causedirect uses technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information).
What they are:
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device.
Pixels are small blocks of code on web-pages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies.
Pixel tags (also known as GIFs, web beacons or web beacons) are in turn small code snippets or tiny embedded images on websites and e-mails that help us learn how you interact with our site and our e-mails.
Why we use them
We use these technologies to do things like:
- make the Platform faster or easier to use;
- enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of the Platform and/or the portal of your organization;
- monitor and understand the use of our services;
- to protect you, others and Causedirect. For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to the Platform, to help you use social plug-ins and share buttons.
Cookies and things like local storage help make the Platform work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver your personalized content. We suggest you refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use the Platform or other websites and apps.
How they work
When you visit Causedirect, our web server sends a cookie to your device, which allows us to recognize your device (but not the person who uses it). By associating ID numbers in cookies with other account information when, for example, you log in to Causedirect on your organization's portal, we know that the cookie information relates to your user account. Likewise, pixel tags on Causedirect and e-mail communications help us identify how your device is used to interact with Causedirect content. Some of the tags and cookies used by our Services are served by us, and some are served by trusted partners who provide services on our behalf.
Some examples of the types of cookies and other technologies Causedirect uses:
Some cookies help us provide localized experiences — for example, by making sure you see Causedirect in your preferred language.
- Site features and services
<>-Analytics and research
- Social Media Platforms
Another benefit of using cookies and this kind of technology is that they make interaction with social media platforms more transparent and more efficient. For example, when you are signed in to social media accounts while you use our services, these technologies allow you to share content with your social network or, in some cases, log in with your credentials. to these social media. These features are usually controlled by the social media platform that you use and are governed by its separate privacy policies and preferences that you set with this service.
You can unsubscribe from behavioral advertising online. The self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising offers consumers the option of not recording their behavior online and using it for advertising purposes. To disable the collection of this type of information for advertising purposes, click here http://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN#!%2F
Be aware, however, that some of the choices you make are specific to the browser and the device.
You can control certain cookies
Your browser can give you the ability to control cookies. The way you do it depends on the type of cookie. Some browsers can be configured to reject browser cookies. Please note that blocking or deleting cookies may prevent you from using most of our services. To learn more about how to enable, disable or delete cookies from your web browser, click here http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ . To control flash cookies, which can be used on certain websites from time to time, click here http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html .
Be aware that most if not most flash cookies cannot be controlled through your browser settings.
Our Do Not Track Policy
Some browsers have "do not track" features that allow you to tell a website not to follow you. These characteristics are not all uniform. We do not currently respond to these signals. If you block cookies, some features of Causedirect or the portal of the organization that you use may not work. If you block or reject cookies, not all the tracking described here will stop.
Some of the options you select are specific to the browser and the device you are using.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.
This updated policy will go into effect on May 25, 2018. To see the previous version of this policy, click here.
Previous policy (on a separate page)
• Only for the purposes described in the statements we make on our Platform;
• Safely; and• Lawfully, and always in accordance with Swiss data protection regulations.
Who is Causedirect?
Causedirect is a limited liability company that is incorporated in Geneva, Switzerland. When we use the words "we" or "our", we mean Causedirect.
You are able to donate through the Platform without registering with Causedirect. However, tax certifications or other evidence of your charitable donation cannot be issued unless you are registered with Causedirect.
What is your personal data?
Your personal data is the information that is required for you to register on the Platform, such as your first and last name, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, and any other information you choose to provide, such as your telephone number, postal address.You can access and correct most of your personal data stored by Causedirect by logging into your account.
Featured Charity and Corporation pages
Featured Charities Pages are public, used to share information about the Featured Charity and their charitable projects, or discuss various topics of interest. Because Featured Charities Pages are public, the information you share on these pages is public information. Some Featured Charities Pages and Corporation Pages contain content that comes directly from the Featured Charity or Corporation. Featured Charities or Corporations can do this through online plug-ins. Because this content comes directly from the Featured Charity or Corporation, that Featured Charity or Corporation may be able to collect information about you, just like any website. Featured Charity Page or Corporation Page administrators may have access to insights data, which will tell them generally about the people that visit their pages (as opposed to information about specific people).
Other information we receive about you
We also receive other information about you, such as data from the computer, mobile phone or other device you use to access the Platform, including when multiple donors log in from the same device. This may include your IP address and other information about things like your internet service, location, the type (including identifiers) of browser you use, or the pages you visit. We also receive data through cookies. This may include the date and time you visit the site; the web address, or URL, you're on; technical information about the IP address, browser and the operating system you use; and, if you are logged in to the Platform, your log-in name.
Purpose of use
When you make a donation through the Platform, you grant us permission to access your donation records at any time and to use the information you provide to process your donation. Unless you request that your donation and message (if any) be anonymous, upon transmitting your donation we will make available to your selected Featured Charity online reports identifying, where available, the name, address, e-mail and transaction accounting details of the donation. You may choose to remain anonymous when you make a donation.
Communications with other parties
We will not sell your personal data to anyone, nor will we communicate them to persons or organizations unrelated to us, without your consent. We may, however, share your name, address, e-mail and transaction accounting details with non-profit organizations administering giving events in which you participate. If you choose to make your advisement anonymously, we will share only the donation amount with your selected Featured Charity
Safety and Security
We do our best to keep your information secure. We do our best to make sure that your personal data is securely stored and to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We try to keep the Platform bug-free and safe, but can't make guarantees about any part of our services or products.
Storage of Data
We store data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to you and the Featured Charities, including those described above. Typically, information associated with your account will be retained for three years from the date your account is deleted for financial reporting purposes.
Cookies, pixels and other system technologies
Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on your computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on web-pages that do things like allow another server to measure viewing of a webpage and often are used in connection with cookies. Causedirect uses technologies like cookies, pixels, and local storage (like on your browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information).We use these technologies to do things like:• make the Platform faster or easier to use;• enable features and store information about you (including on your device or in your browser cache) and your use of the Platform;• monitor and understand the use of our services;• to protect you, others and Causedirect.For example, we may use them to know you are logged in to the Platform, to help you use social plug-ins and share buttons.Cookies and things like local storage help make the Platform work, like allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on your browser or by helping us authenticate you to deliver your personalized content.We suggest you refer to your browser or device's help material to learn what controls you can use to remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on your computer or device (such as by using the various settings in your browser). If you do this, it may affect your ability to use the Platform or other websites and apps.
Responding to legal requests and preventing harm
Notice of Changes
Deleting your account
If you want to stop using your account, you can delete it, meaning that your profile is permanently deleted from the Platform. It typically takes about one month to delete an account, but some information may remain in backup copies and logs for up to 90 days, save for financial transaction data, which is typically kept for three years for financial accounting purposes. You should only delete your account if you are sure you never want to use it again. You can delete your account by simply editing your page and by clicking on "cancel account" at the bottom of your page.
How to contact Causedirect?