Information We Ask You to Provide
If you choose to create an account with us and become a member, you will be asked to select a username and password. We will ask you to provide certain personal information, such as first name, last name, and email address, in creating your user profile. Once created, the user profile will be viewable by the general public. (You may, however, disable this option via your profile settings.) If you donate via the Website, we will also ask you to provide your mailing address for tax-deductible receipt purposes.
We and our associated charitable organization, Seedlr Foundation, have access to all information you submit to the Website.
Our Use of Information You Provide
If you create an account with us, we may send a monthly newsletter, system notifications, and other communications to your email. You may opt out of the monthly newsletter by adjusting the settings in your user account. We will also use the information you submit to the Website to facilitate completion of your donations made via the Website and to provide you with tools to manage and monitor your transactions.
Seedlr Foundation is an associated independent, tax-exempt nonprofit that is the recipient of all donations that are made through the Website. Seedlr Foundation maintains one of the largest donor advised funds in the nation, consisting of most US-based public charities in good standing with current tax-exempt from the IRS. In furthering its charitable and educational mission of catalyzing grass-roots philanthropy, the Foundation has agreed to serve as the nation’s trusted charity facilitator of choice. When you make a donation to Seedlr Foundation and regrant recommendation (“advisement”) to a nonprofit or qualified organization listed on the Website, you grant us (along with Seedlr Foundation) permission to access your donation records at any time.
We or Seedlr Foundation will make available to your selected nonprofit and/or fundraiser online reports identifying, where available, the name, address, email, any other optional data provided by you during the donation process and transaction accounting details of the advised contribution.
We or Seedlr Foundation will make available to your selected nonprofit and/or fundraiser online reports identifying, where available, the name, address, email, any other optional data provided by you during the donation process and transaction accounting details of your donation with the nonprofit or qualified organizations administrating giving events.
If you choose to make your advisement amount and/or name hidden from the public, we will not share the amount and/or your name respectively publicly on our site and we will communicate your desire in our reporting to the advised charity or fundraiser.
Your information may also be provided to third parties – such as (for example) the credit card company, the sponsoring bank, and/or the bank issuing the credit card – for the purpose of processing the credit card (or other) charitable gift transaction. Should you provide us with information related to a matching gift, your information will be shared with third parties for the purpose of processing the matching gift donation.
Neither Seedlr Foundation nor we will, however, ever share your personal information, donation activity, or email address with any other third party without your prior consent (except as may be required by law – see “Legal Requirements” section below). We will use your contact information to send you information concerning your donation, including without limitation a donation confirmation and any notices about problems with your credit card.
Seedlr takes security seriously and we take reasonable measure to protect our user’s information. All transaction and credit card information entering the Seedlr system is encrypted using SSL certificates and undergoes regular scans for PCI compliance. We are not, however, responsible for any information you share with other users of the Website or other third parties.
Privacy Protection for Children
This Website is not directed to children under the age of thirteen. In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, we do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from persons under the age of 13 through the Website or otherwise. If we later learn that any user is under the age of 13, or that we have inadvertently received personally identifiable information from a user under the age of 13 through the Website, we will take appropriate steps to remove that user’s information from the database and restrict that user’s access to the Website.
Because we do not collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 via the Website, we also do not knowingly distribute such information to third parties, and we do not condition the participation of a child under 13 in the Site’s online activities on providing personally identifiable information.
How To Review and Make Changes to Your Information
If you are a registered member of our Website, you can make changes to your user account information by logging in to the Website and using the account tools available via the Website. If you have any questions about modifying your account or preference information, please visit the customer service pages of our Website.
Links to Other Websites
The Website may contain links to third-party websites, including nonprofits and other organizations. Seedlr is not responsible for the privacy practice, policies, or content of such websites.
Although such a situation may be unlikely, Seedlr may be required to disclose user information to appropriate authorities in accordance with law, whether by subpoena or other legitimate request, or if, in our business judgment, such disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of our Website, us, our affiliates, our officers, directors, employees, representatives, our licensors, other users, and/or the public.
Questions Regarding Privacy