The Who, What and How of Information Collection
We collect and use different information from different people, based on their relationship to the PGS Service and the PGS Website. Keep in mind that these categories are not mutually exclusive – you may be a Donor and a Fundraiser, or a Visitor and a Donor, etc.
Visitors to the PGS websites or Services may sign up for an email mailing list. Visitors may unsubscribe from the email list at any time, however it may take up to one business day to process email address removals.
If a Visitor to a PGS website makes a donation to an Organization through PGS, we will collect information from the Visitor, including name and credit card information. This information is treated as Donor information, as explained below.
Some Organizations may process Donor credit cards through PGS when a Donor makes a donation via a PGS fundraising page. PGS may share Donor information, such as name, email address, phone number, mailing address and credit card information with a third-party credit card clearinghouse. Credit card numbers entered into the secure form through the PGS Services are encrypted and sent to a third party credit card clearinghouse for processing. Organizations never see Donor credit card information for purchases made through PGS’s online donation. PGS may share transaction data and Donor Data on a confidential basis with external auditors as well as Organization auditors for compliance purposes.
A Donor may choose to share their transaction history or personal information with other Organizations using the PGS Services or with the public via PGS by using social networking tools provided as part of the PGS Services. PGS will never share Donor information publicly or via social networks without the Donor’s permission.
A Donor may deactivate their account at any time. However, PGS will not be able to rescind previously shared information.
A Fundraiser is a person who is using the PGS Services to help raise funds for an Organization on the PGS Services. Fundraisers may provide personal information to PGS, including their name, email address, phone number and mailing address. Fundraisers may also provide PGS with additional information about themselves and their social networks by connecting their social media accounts with PGS Services. PGS may use this information to help improve the PGS website and Services and for other internal purposes. PGS may share Fundraiser information, including shared social network information, with Organizations using the PGS Services.
A Fundraiser may choose to share their fundraising history or personal information with other Organizations using the PGS Services or with the public via PGS by using social networking tools provided as part of the PGS Services. PGS will never share Fundraiser information publicly or via social networks without the Fundraiser’s permission.
A Fundraiser may deactivate their account at any time. However, PGS will not be able to rescind previously shared information.
Security of Your Information
PGS Takes the security of your information very seriously. The PGS Service runs on servers that are in a secured physical and network environment. Reasonable efforts are made to secure web servers, networks, host operating systems and databases against unauthorized access. Please remember that the security measures taken above are not foolproof; no website can guarantee that personally identifiable information will be protected in all situations. Therefore we can only state that we will make a reasonable effort to protect from unauthorized access the information that you provide, and that if we are notified of a breach, we will comply with applicable law. However, unless a statute provides you a right that cannot be waived, you specifically waive and covenant not to sue us for any data loss or breach of our system resulting in loss of personal information.
Sharing Required by Law
PGS will share your information in response to a valid court order or legal process served on us. PGS may also share your information or Donor information to conform to the law, investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities. PGS may also share your information or Donor information if we deem it necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend ourselves against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, or to protect the security or integrity of PGS hosted websites and services.
Transfer to a Successor in Interest
Do Not Track Policy
Public Good honors DNT requests in the following manner and would like to inform you of the actions you may wish to perform on our platform that require tracking.
- All online visitors are tracked anonymously by third-party service providers that Public Good uses to analyze site usage in an effort to optimize our platforms and products. This type of tracking does not identify you to any third parties nor does it enable any third party to communicate with or target specific marketing messages to you.
- Visitors may also be tracked by PGS using a tracking cookie in order to optimize your experience on our platform. Cookies help us ‘remember’ certain things about you, like what actions you’ve already taken or what pages you’ve already seen. This type of tracking also does not identify you to third parties, nor does enable third parties to communicate with or market to you.
- The following actions do require tracking that enables PGS to communicate with you and store personally identifiable information.
- Signing up on the platform or logging in
- Making a donation
- Signing up for email
- Following a Cause or Campaign
By performing these actions on our platform we assume you are waiving your DNT request. No personally identifiable information will ever be shared with third-parties without your consent.