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last modified on 02/09/2019

Privacy Policy

This Give Nation Privacy Policy applies to your use of www.GiveNation.World, and any other websites, mobile applications, or services provided, owned, or operated by Give Labs, ltd. (with its affiliates, “Give Nation”) that link to this Privacy Policy (collectively, the “Give Nation Services” or “Services”). Give Nation values the privacy of users, subscribers, publishers, members, and others who visit and use the Give Nation Services (collectively or individually, “you” or “users”) and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from and about you.

For purposes of data protection laws, Give Labs, ltd., located at 71-75 Shelton Street WC2H 9JQ London, UK, is the “data controller” of your information.

You may share personal information when using the Give Nation Services. One example is when you provide information about yourself as part of the Give Nation account creation process. Another is when you take certain actions on the Give Nation Services that are public or intended to be public in nature, such as when you participate in a chat room, post profile information, follow a channel, … Given the social nature of some of the Give Nation Services, that information may be collected, used, or disclosed by others who are part of that social interaction. In addition, some features of the Give Nation Services are designed to provide others with information about user activity, such as identifying the user who created a particular transaction. We encourage you to be mindful of this when considering your activity on the Give Nation Services.

By agreeing to this Privacy Policy in your Give Nation account setup, or by using the Give Nation Services, you consent to the extent permitted by law to the information handling practices described in this Policy. Storage and access to cookies that are set in connection with the Give Nation Services are governed by the Give Nation Cookie Policy (“Cookie Policy”).

Table of Contents

Information Give Nation Collects

How Give Nation Uses Information

When Give Nation Discloses Information

Data Subject Rights & Your Choices

Account Closure & Deletion

Third-Party Websites and Services

Analytics Providers

Do Not Track

Data Security

Retention of Your Information

Children’s Privacy

Merger or Sale

International Data Transfers

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

Give Nation Contact Information

California Privacy Rights

 

Personal Information Give Nation Collects About You

We obtain information about you through the means discussed below when we provide the Give Nation Services. Please note that we need certain types of information so that we can provide the Give Nation Services to you. If you do not provide us with such information, or ask us to delete it, you may no longer be able to access or use the Give Nation Services.

More precisely, we require consent from a parent when a child wants to register.  As described in this Privacy Policy, we directly collect from child users during our initial registration process a parent’s email address, the child’s account name, and the child’s password. When a Give Nation child registrant acquires GIVE Coins (used for transactions in Give Nation Services), we may collect additional personally identifiable information (“PII”) from the registrant’s parent. The types of PII that may be collected at that time include the parent’s full name, email address, and credit card (or other payment method) billing information including mailing address. The Give Nation Services does not condition a child’s participation in an online activity on the child providing more personal information than is reasonably necessary for that activity.

The Give Nation Services requires child users to provide a parent’s valid email address in order to register on the Services to participate in the Give Nation Services, play games and view content. We use the parent’s email address to send the parent a message that can be used to activate the Give Nation account, to notify the parent about our privacy practices, and to send the parent communications either about the parent’s and child’s Give Nation accounts or about features of our Services, including periodic parent newsletters about Give Nation, and for such other purposes as described in this Privacy Policy. This email address is correlated with the account user name. With the parent’s prior permission, we also may use this email address to send the parent promotional messages regarding Give Nation and/or its partners.  The parent may revoke their permission to receive promotional messages regarding Give Nation and/or its partners at any time by contacting customer support at [email protected] and may unsubscribe from promotional email communications from Give Nation and/or its partners by clicking on unsubscribe links in those emails.
We may also request a user name and email address when a user submits a form through the “Contact Us” portion of the Give Nation website so that we may respond to the inquiry. We collect the e-mail address for the sole purpose of responding directly on a one-time basis to a specific inquiry.
For some of our online activities – such as polls, surveys, games or contests – we may ask users to provide information that is not personally identifiable, such as country of residence or a user’s favorite color. We also enable users to chat online through our website, but we take measures so that users cannot communicate personal information through this chat function. These measures include filters and live moderation. Nonetheless, if you use the chat function within Give Nation Services and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We strongly encourage you not to disclose personal information (such as real name, email address, telephone number, etc.) about the user or about any third party in such chats and are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit through the chat function. Finally, we may offer blogs or other Public Forums (as defined in the Terms of Use governing the Services (the “Terms of Use”)), as well as other features in which you may provide us with Submissions (as defined in the Terms of Use), but we take measures, including live moderation, so that users cannot communicate personal information through these Public Forums. If you use a Public Forum on our website, and disclose personally identifiable information, you should be aware that such information could be read, collected or used by other users. We are not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in these Public Forums.
Additionally, when visitors use our Services, we may passively collect certain non-personally identifiable computer information, such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows XP or Mac OS, …), the user’s IP Address, the web browser (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer) or other app being used, the frequency with which guests visit various parts of our sites, and information regarding the Internet service provider, in order to make our sites more interesting and useful to you and for various purposes related to our business. We or one of our contractors on our behalf may collect this non-personally identifiable information through the use of software technologies such as unique identifiers or “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn on/off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Firefox or Internet Explorer) settings.  Please note that most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your Web experience smoother, and some of our services may not function properly.
Finally, we collect financial information. We use this financial information to process payments to Give Nation and for fraud prevention purposes. The financial information that you enter to purchase is not stored by Give Nation, but, instead, is retained by our payments processing vendor who acts on our behalf for the purpose of processing payments made to Give Nation and for fraud prevention purposes.
If personal information is not provided to us, then Give Nation may not be able to provide access to certain content and functionality on the Give Nation Services, or to provide other information, products or services which may be requested.

How Give Nation Uses Personal Information

In addition to the purposes described in above Section, we may actively collect and use email addresses and usernames to track usage and to ensure users are following the Service’s Terms of Use. In addition, we may use an email address and user name to ban a user temporarily or permanently from the Give Nation Services if that user engages in inappropriate conduct on our Services. We may also use email addresses and usernames to enable parents to review PII that the children have submitted to the Give Nation Services and to provide notification regarding the Services, such as any future amendments to this Privacy Policy. We also may use information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer products, programs, or services.

Give Nation uses such information to operate, maintain, enhance, provide, create, and develop all of the features, functionality, and services (new or existing) found on the Give Nation Services; provide security for our websites, products, software, or applications; manage relationships with Give Nation account holders (e.g., Children, Parents, Partners, Affiliates), including making or receiving payment; improve your experience with the Give Nation Services by providing content recommendations and by delivering content that we hope you will find relevant and interesting, including advertising and marketing messages; allow you to comment on content, and participate in online games, contests, or rewards programs; prevent fraud and abuse; and understand the usage trends of our users.

Give Nation will rely on legal grounds to process your personal information to the extent permitted by applicable law, which may include, without limitation:  to honor contractual commitments, to take steps in anticipation of entering into contract, to fulfill legal obligations, your consent, and Give Nation’s legitimate interests.

When Give Nation Discloses Personal Information

We share such information as described below:

We disclose such information to service providers working on our behalf, such as, to: provide website hosting, maintenance, and security services; fulfill orders; conduct data analysis and create reports; offer certain functionality; or assist Give Nation in improving the Give Nation Services and creating new services and features. We require that these parties process such information in compliance with this Privacy Policy, we authorize them to use the information only for the purposes for which it is provided to them, and we require them to use reasonable confidentiality measures.

Give Nation may make information available to our affiliates (meaning entities controlled by, controlling, or under common control with Give Nation), including Amazon.com, Inc. and its subsidiaries that are either subject to this Privacy Policy or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Policy.

Give Nation may disclose user information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with U.S. state and federal laws, UK and European laws or other applicable laws around the world (for example, in the country of your residence), or respond to a court order, judicial or other government request, subpoena, or warrant in the manner legally required.

Give Nation also reserves the right to disclose information that we believe, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to protect Give Nation from potential liability or from fraudulent, abusive, or unlawful uses; investigate and defend ourselves against third-party claims, or allegations; protect the security or integrity of the Give Nation Services; or protect the rights, property, or safety of Give Nation, our users, or others.

Other than as set out above, you will receive notice when personal information about you may be shared with third parties and you will have an opportunity to choose not to share the information.

Data Subject Rights and Your Choices

You may decline to share certain information with Give Nation, in which case Give Nation may not be able to provide to you some of the features and functionality found on the Give Nation Services. If you have created a Give Nation Services account, depending on the service, you may be able to update your profile information and preferences or disable your account by logging in and going to the settings page — for example, www.GiveNation.World. To learn more about how you can exercise your privacy choices, click here. For other requests to review, update, delete, or otherwise limit Give Nation’s use of information that you have provided directly to Give Nation, you may contact [email protected]. In your request, please include your email address, name, address, and telephone number and specify all relevant background. To protect your privacy and security, we may take steps to verify your identity before granting you access or making corrections to your information. You are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your unique password and account information at all times.

Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), can exercise certain data subject rights available to them under applicable data protection laws.  We will comply with requests to exercise these rights in accordance with applicable law. Please note that in some circumstances, we may need to keep processing your information for certain legitimate interests or to comply with a legal obligation.  If these rights apply to you, they may permit you to request that we:

  • Obtain access to or a copy of certain personal information we hold about you
  • Prevent the processing of your personal information for direct marketing purposes (including any direct marketing processing based on profiling)
  • Update personal information that is out of date or incorrect
  • Delete certain personal information we hold about you
  • Restrict the way that we process and disclose specific personal information about you
  • Transfer your personal information to a third-party provider of services
  • Revoke consent that you previously provided for the processing of your personal information

For more information on how to exercise these rights, please write to [email protected].  If applicable, you may make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority in the country where you are based. Alternatively, you may seek a remedy through local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.

Account Closure & Deletion

If you would like to close your account and delete your profile information on Give Nation Services, write to [email protected] and request to delete your user account. For Give Nation Services other than GiveNation.World, you may update or delete information tied to your account, or close an account, by accessing the “My Account” area of the service or by submitting a help ticket to that service. If you close your account, Give Nation may retain certain information about you for the activities described in this Privacy Policy, or as permitted or required by applicable law.

Third-Party Services and Websites

The Give Nation Services may link to third-party websites or services. The privacy practices of those third parties are not governed by this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party websites and services to understand their practices.

If you connect to a third-party service (such as Facebook, Twitter, or another third-party application) through the Give Nation Services or otherwise link your Give Nation account with a third-party service, you are requesting and authorizing us to share or grant access to information on your behalf (such as your username, the fact that your connection originated from the Give Nation Services, and other relevant usage and diagnostic information) with such third party. We may also send information about the content you watch or your activities on the Give Nation Services to such third parties. For example, we may make information available to app developers, game developers, and game publishers to facilitate purchases and awards of digital goods, such as games and in-game items.

Analytics Providers

We may use third-party Web analytics services in connection with the Give Nation Services, such as those of Google Analytics, and its advertising features. These service providers use a variety of tracking technologies such as cookies to analyze how users use the Give Nation Services. The information collected (described above in “Automatically Collected Information”) will be collected directly by these service providers to evaluate your use of the Give Nation Services. For more information on how Google Analytics uses data from our websites and how you can control the information sent to Google, click here. To learn about opting out of Google Analytics, please click here. Because these opt outs are cookie-based, please note that if you get a new computer or device, install or start using a new browser, or erase or alter your browser’s cookie file, you may need to opt out again.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (“DNT”) is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. DNT is a way for users to inform websites and services that they do not want certain information about their webpage visits collected over time and across websites or online services. We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our website for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide the Network Advertising Initiative, Your Online Choices and the Digital Advertising Alliance opt-out links above. However, Give Nation does not recognize or respond to browser-initiated DNT signals.

Data Security

Give Nation uses a variety of managerial, technical, and physical measures to protect the integrity and security of your information. These measures may vary based on the sensitivity of your information. However, no security precautions or systems can be completely secure. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Give Nation, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Retention of Your Information

We keep your personal information to enable your continued use of Give Nation Services, for as long as it is required in order to fulfill the relevant purposes described in this Privacy Policy, as may be required (or permitted) by law such as for tax and accounting purposes, or as otherwise communicated to you.

A Final Note to Parents

The Internet offers a world of opportunity for children. Your guidance and involvement are essential to help ensure that children have a safe and rewarding online experience. We encourage you to visit the GetNetWise.org site and look through the “Kids Safety” section together. Your efforts to instill responsible information practices will help steer your children to age-appropriate sites and will go a long way toward ensuring that your children have enriching experiences online.

Merger or Sale

In the event that Give Nation, or some or all assets related to the Give Nation Services are acquired by or merged with a third-party entity or in connection with a contemplated change of ownership transaction, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information that we have collected from users as part of that merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control event, including in the course of diligence.

International Data Transfers

Information collected by Give Nation may be stored and processed in your region, in the UK (for instance in our major data centers), or in any other country where Give Nation or its affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, or service providers are located or maintain facilities.  If we provide any information about you to any such entities, we will take appropriate measures to ensure such companies protect your information adequately in accordance with this Privacy Policy and applicable law.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

Give Nation reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time (for example to reflect updates to the Give Nation Services or to reflect changes in the law). Please check this Privacy Policy periodically for those changes. Your continued use of the Give Nation Services after the posting of changes constitutes your binding acceptance of such changes.

We will not materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of personal information collected in the past under a prior version of the Privacy Policy without the consent of affected individuals

Give Nation Contact Information

Please contact Give Nation with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy at 71-75 Shelton Street, WC2H 9JQ London, UK or by email to [email protected]. We will respond to your inquiry within 30 days of its receipt.

California Privacy Rights

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (as defined by applicable California law) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties. Give Nation does not currently disclose personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

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