Privacy Policy

CHARITY ENGINE IS COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY

This Privacy Policy describes how CharityEngine, directly or through any of its affiliated companies including, without limitation to BIS Global (“CharityEngine”, “we” or “us”) may collect and use your personal information, and the choices you have concerning our use of such information.

PLEASE READ THIS PRIVACY POLICY CAREFULLY. BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR WEBSITES WWW.CHARITYENGINE.NET AND WWW.BISGLOBAL.NET AND ANY OTHER BIS GLOBAL PRODUCT OR SERVICE WEBSITES (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS "BIS GLOBAL"). CHARITYENGINE.NET IS THE COMMERCIAL WEBSITE FOR THE CHARTYENGINE PLATFORM, A NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION CREATED BY BUSINESS APPLICATIONS AND CLOUD HOSTING COMPANY BIS GLOBAL. THIS PRIVACY POLICY IS INDEPENDENT FROM BIS GLOBAL OFFLINE PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION PRACTICES. THE TERM "PERSONAL DATA" REFERS TO PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, SUCH AS YOUR NAME, BIRTH DATE, E-MAIL ADDRESS OR MAILING ADDRESS, AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT IS IDENTIFIED WITH YOU PERSONALLY.

If you are a user outside of the United States, you recognize and acknowledge that your personal information will be transferred out of your country and into the United States. You consent to such transfer through your use of the Sites or our Products. More information for residents of the EEA, UK and Switzerland is included below under GDPR.

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT

In addition to the information you provide, we also may use, collect, track, and store certain data automatically when you visit CharityEngine website. BIS Global uses technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our websites. For example, we use technology to track how many visitors access our websites, the date and time of their visit, the length of their stay, and which pages they view. Site or use our Products, including:

  • Your IP address;
  • The website that referred you to the Sites;
  • The search terms you used to find the Sites;
  • Your device information, such as operating system, browser type, and device type, used to access the Sites;
  • Session information, including how you use the Sites; and
  • Cookies and other technologies, described in more detail below, see “Cookies and Online Advertising.”

We also use technology to determine which web browsers our visitors use and the address from which they accessed our sites (for example, if they connected to the CharityEngine website by clicking on one of our banner ads). This technology does not identify you personally. It simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our sites. BIS Global and our affiliates use this anonymous data and share it with third parties to improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services.

USE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

BIS Global uses the personal data information you provide to answer your question(s) or resolve your problem(s). BIS Global and our affiliates also use this information to help us improve the content and functionality of our websites, to better understand our customers and markets, and to improve our products and services. BIS Global and our affiliates may use this information to contact you in the future to tell you about products or services we believe will be of interest to you. If we do so, each communication we send you will contain instructions permitting you to "opt-out" of receiving future communications.

Similarly, we may provide "subscription" e-mail services, either directly or through affiliates, which enable you to receive current news about CharityEngine or related technical services or industry specific information. For all such services, we will provide an opportunity to "opt-out" of, or cancel, the subscription.

BIS Global does not sell or rent any of the personal data we collect or maintain. BIS Global does not maintain or use any payment information beyond the immediate need to process a transaction.

Additionally, we may store certain data, including personal information, on servers located at third-party data centers. In addition, we may obtain data, including personal information, from outside sources.

COOKIES AND ONLINE ADVERTISING

A cookie is a piece of information that a web server may place on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are commonly used by websites to improve the user experience and have not been known to transmit computer viruses, harm your computer or discover the identity of a user. Many cookies last only through a single website session, or visit. Others may have an expiration date or may remain on your computer until you delete them.

As true of most websites, we use cookies or similar tracking technology to collect information about your use of the Sites, which may be used to provide you with advertising or other services that are tailored to you and your interests.

One type of advertising we may do involves showing advertisements to you on other sites after you have visited the Sites. This is sometimes known as “remarketing” because we may re-market our Products or services to you on other sites after you leave the Sites. We use third-party vendors, including Google, to show you these advertisements on various sites on the Internet. These third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies, pixel tags, and other technologies to serve you ads based on your prior visits to the Sites. To the extent that BIS Global may utilize third party vendors to assist CharityEngine in its own analytical activities, the third parties are requested to comply with the privacy policies of BIS Global.

Certain pages on our websites contain “web beacons” (also known as Internet tags, pixel tags and clear GIFs). These web beacons allow third parties to obtain information such as the IP address of the computer that downloaded the page on which the beacon appears, the URL of the page on which the beacon appears, the time the page containing the beacon was viewed, the type of browser used to view the page, and the information in cookies set by the third party.

An IP address is a unique identifier that certain electronic devices use to identify and communicate with each other on the Internet. When you visit our website, we may view the IP address of the device you use to connect to the Internet. We use this information to determine the general physical location of the device and understand from what regions of the world our website visitors come. We also may use this information to enhance our website.

We do not currently take actions to respond to Do Not Track signals sent by your Internet browser because a uniform technological standard has not yet been developed.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

BIS Global and CharityEngine may share some or all of the personal data collected through this website with our affiliates, who use this data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Both BIS Global and our affiliates may share personal data collected through its websites with third-party vendors who act for or on behalf of BIS Global, CharityEngine or our affiliates (for example, companies that provide support services to us, including data processing services, or that help us market our products and services). These companies may need information about you in order to perform their functions. These companies are not authorized to use the information we share with them for any other purpose. In addition, there may be some other, limited circumstances in which BIS Global, CharityEngine, or our affiliates may share or transfer the personal data in our databases, for example, to comply with a legal requirement, for the administration of justice, to protect your vital interests, or in the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution, or similar event.

While no method of data transmission is guaranteed against unlawful third party interception or other misuse, BIS Global uses commercially reasonable efforts to ensure protection of your data including industry-standard encryption and offline security methods in our physical facilities (e.g., your data is protected onsite by our Information Assets Protection Policy).

Other than as described above, BIS Global discloses your personal information only when permitted to do so by law, or when BIS Global believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property, rights or safety of BIS Global, CharityEngine, third parties or the public at large. This may include providing or using personal information to comply with any valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order or to assist in any legal investigation or other proceeding when we deem necessary or appropriate.

CHILDREN

BIS Global does not knowingly collect personal data from children under the age of 13. If you are under 13, please do not give us any personal data. The use of the Sites is conditioned, in part, on a certification that the user is at least 13 years of age. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should email hello@charityengine.net and we will try to delete such data from our databases.

OPTION TO OPT-OUT

We only send permission-based email for marketing purposes. In addition, users always have the opportunity to opt-out or change preferences via a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages. These options are made available when you sign-up for our email lists and in email messages delivered from our company. Alternatively, you may email hello@charityengine.net if you believe that you have received an unsolicited commercial email from BIS Global Systems on behalf of any of our customers, you may report by sending an email to hello@charityengine.net

Some communications (e.g. important account notifications and billing information) are considered transactional and are necessary for all customers of our Products. Customers may not opt out of these communications.

LINK TO OTHER SITES

This privacy policy applies only to the CharityEngine website. BIS Global and our affiliates operate other websites for different purposes and in different countries where different laws may apply. If you visit a BIS Global website, please take a moment to review the privacy policy posted on that site to learn what personal data may be collected through that site and how it is processed.

BIS Global website(s) contain hyperlinks to websites that are not operated by BIS Global or one of our affiliates. These hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party websites or any association with their operators. BIS Global does not control these websites and is not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any site you visit before using the site or providing any personal data about yourself.

GDPR

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Residents of the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the UK who purchase our products and/or use our services or otherwise who are resident in these territories and whose personal information is used by us for commercial purposes have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR.

Under the GDPR, subject to exemptions and qualifications, you have the right to:

  • Ensure your personal information is accurate and can request that you let us know if your personal information changes.
  • Request that we delete your personal information (although we may still need to retain your personal information as described above in this Privacy Policy for contractual and/or legal purposes).
  • Request that we restrict the processing of your personal information (although we will still need to process your personal data during the duration of the contract and beyond for legal purposes).
  • Access a copy of your personal information (and this is limited to information that is your personal information only, not to the underlying document or remaining information and subject to the exemptions and qualifications under the GDPR).
  • Raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can email hello@charityengine.net and we will investigate the matter and respond to you promptly. If you are not satisfied with our response, or if you prefer not to engage with us first, you can complain to any applicable data privacy authority in your country of residence.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS (CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS)

Effective January 2020

California residents have the right to request once per calendar year a list of the companies with which we may share personal information for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and a list of the categories of such personal information shared. California residents may make this request by emailing us at text-center mb-6 Please include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and your California mailing or street address.

If you are a California resident, you also have the right to access, or to request that we delete, any Personal Information we have collected about you, and inquire about our collection, sale and disclosure of your Personal Information by calling us at 855-627-5066 or by visiting https://charityengine.net

California residents have the right to opt-out of the sale of their Personal Information where applicable. However, as described in this Privacy Policy, CharityEngine does not sell Personal Information.

Your exercise of these rights will have no adverse effect on the price and quality of our services.

California residents may request further information about compliance with California law and to make a request under California law by emailing us at text-center mb-6. Please include “California Privacy Rights Request” in the first line of the description and your California mailing or street address.

GOVERNING LAW

This privacy policy forms part of our website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Maryland.

HOW TO REACH US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or concerns about the way BIS Global and CharityEngine representatives process your personal data, please email text-center mb-6

UPDATES TO PRIVACY POLICY

CharityEngine and BIS Global may update this Policy at any time and from time to time and we will post any changes to this page. The most recent version of the Policy is reflected by the version date located at the bottom of this Policy.

Last updated January 24, 2020

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