Security and Privacy
Information you Provide
If you choose to create an account with us, you will be asked to select a username and password. If you are an Organization wanting to create a campaign landing page on our site we will ask you to provide certain personal and Organizational information, such as Organization name, EIN number, first name, last name, and email address, website, etc… 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.) All Organizational information will always be displayed through the site to the public.
The intended use of Influence the Cause is for registered and active nonprofit organizations, schools and churches and worthy causes and we reserve the right to cancel and/or not display any campaign that we feel does not coincide with our company philosophy.
Influence the Cause and its affiliates, sponsors and displayed campaigns have access to the information you submit when you register an account and/or display on the Website and by using our site you are allowing them access to provide you with information about their services.
Campaigns displayed on the website are required to display their authentic identities when using Influence the Cause so donors can do their own due diligence on a user’s authenticity if need be. Because of the Influence the Cause unique viral component there may be other sites or social media outlets that Organizations, sponsors and Influence the Cause uses to attract donors/supporters (i.e. links, hashtags, blogs etc..) to a particular user’s site, always make sure the Influence the Cause name and logo are in the upper left hand corner after being directed.
Influence the Cause viral component may connect certain social media sites link back to the users Influence the Cause donation landing page. In doing so, the user’s name, photo and number of friends may be displayed. However, the link to a user’s Facebook profile remains private.
By using the site users/supporters/donors/organizations of the site give Influence the Cause permission to possibly have their names, pictures and comments displayed on the site in the campaign leaderboard and elsewhere within the site that will be displayed for all to see.
As in everything else in this world Influence the Cause does not and cannot police all content as displayed in any social media or website that you may be directed to. So please, use caution when doing so. If you see anything offensive or immoral or to the like please contact the directed site and us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the Influence the Cause website and in some campaigns each cause displayed has the ability to provide a “contest” or “game” within its campaign. The rules and/or terms of these “contests” or “games” are originated, compiled, managed and organized by the displayed cause on the site.
Each “game” or “contest” rule(s) is created specifically by the campaign and for that particular campaign and cannot be used or comingled or interpreted in other campaigns displayed at any time. Influence the Cause does not guarantee that any recognition, prizes, giveaways or the like within the campaign are authentic and comply with government rules and regulations. Any user/player will hold Influence the Cause harmless of any damage that may be caused to the user/player for the content or enticement displayed by the campaign.
What do we do with the Information
Because of the Influence the Cause Viral component it is very critical that we use your information to build a following, provide data to potential donors, affiliates and each displayed user in our website in order to track users and donor activity and website activity. We want to ensure each user is getting the best results within our site as possible and each donor/supporter is getting the information they want.
Donors/supporters will also be asked to provide their name and email on 2 occasions within a visit to the site 1. Voluntary- if they would like ongoing information within the Influence the Cause website. 2. Involuntary- when donating/supporting, your name and email will be required to provide the users traffic information and ongoing opt out information.
Donor/supporters/users will have the ability to see their facebook friends in their own personal dashboard that have signed up and created an account within our site.
Influence the Cause is a for-profit company and does not take direct donations from donors, all donations received go directly through Pay Pal to the displayed cause designated account (less our fee), nor do we provide or are ensuring that any of the donation made is tax deductible in any way. We ask you to consult your tax advisor.
Donors should only contribute payments to Influence the Cause users that they have done their own due diligence on. Unfortunately there is no way to 100% guarantee that the authenticity of an Influence the Cause Organizations donation page contains accurate or truthful information. As such, donors should use caution and not make donations to any campaigns or people unless they fully understand and trust the cause presented.
All funds received are in the form of a donation or gift and there are no refunds to be given by Influence the Cause what-so-ever.
Donations through Pay Pal will always be delivered to the indicated organization.
Influence the Cause does not take donations or payments directly and all displayed Non-Profit MUST have a Pay Pal account in which to receive donations. Any other possible direction of donations through an Influence the Cause page should be dealt with in CAUTION and if there is an attempt to bypass this process should be directed to email@example.com
All donations made through Pay Pal initiated through Influence the Cause are deemed securely encrypted through Pay Pal and its security through Pay Pal www.paypal.com
Influence the Cause campaigns receive all donations through their own Pay Pal accounts. As such, each Influence the Cause Non-Profits immediately receives each donation into their chosen account. When donating you are being directed to Pay Pal and thus using all Pay Pal security measures www.paypal.com
Attempting to bypass the prescribed donation method (ie, posting direct links to alternative payment methods) is strictly prohibited by Influence the Cause and will result in account termination.
At no time will Influence the Cause request or store sensitive data such as users’ banking information or passwords to payment accounts. Users will securely provide such information only within and when prompted by Pay Pal.
Please beware of, and immediately report any solicitations made through your Influence the Cause page using the ‘Contact’ feature. Influence the Cause will never contact its users through this method. Do not provide your personal contact information, such as phone number, to anyone that requests it. Ask questions and have a conversation directly or over email if need be. Additionally, exercise caution if you receive offers from 3rd-party fundraising companies or individuals offering personal assistance.
NEVER arrange to personally meet anyone who contacts you through your Influence the Cause page. Report any suspicious activity directly to us.
nfluence the Cause takes security seriously and we take reasonable measure to protect our user’s information. 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.
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 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to Other Websites
The Website may contain links to third-party websites, including nonprofits and other organizations. Influence the Cause is not responsible for the privacy practice, policies, or content of such websites.
Although such a situation may be unlikely, Influence the Cause 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.
Influence the Cause has the right to terminate, cancel and remove any displayed campaign and/or access to the site and halt all information being displayed or discontinue a registered account for any reason what-so-ever.
Questions Regarding Privacy
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