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Privacy Statement

Last Updated: January 8, 2013

Welcome to Partnersinkind.com (the "Website"), operated by Partners in Kind, LLC and/or subsidiaries or affiliates ("Partners in Kind" or "we"). Partners in Kind respects the privacy of its users and has developed this privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") to indicate its commitment to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes the information we collect, how that information may be used, with whom it may be shared, and your choices about such uses and disclosures.  We encourage you to read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the Website or our services. By using the Website or our services, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about our privacy practices, please refer to the end of this Privacy Policy for information on how to contact us.

Information we collect about you

In General. We may collect information that can identify you ("Personal Information"); this may include your name and email address and your physical address, gender, age, phone number, nonprofits/causes of interest, among other information. We may also collect information that does not identify you ("Non-Personal Information"). In this Privacy Policy, we use the term "Information" to include both Personal Information and Non-Personal Information.

Information you provide. Partners in Kind may collect and store any Information you enter on the Website or provide in some other manner, including through email or through a mobile application we may offer or through offline activities.

Information collected automatically. The Website automatically collects Information from your browser when you visit the Website. This Information may include but is not limited to your IP address, your browser type and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from the Website (see "Cookies and Use of Cookie Data" below), and the referring website address.

Cookies and Use of Cookie Data. When you visit the Website, we may assign your device one or more cookies to facilitate access to the Website and to personalize your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect Information about your online activity on the Website, such as the web pages you visit, the access times of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on the Website. During your visits to other websites where Partners in Kind advertises or has affiliations, Partners in Kind (or third parties) may use certain data collected on the Website to show you the type of advertisements or information likely to be of greater interest to you. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in as easily or use some of the interactive features offered on the Website.

Other Technologies. We may use common Internet technologies, such as Google Analytics, web beacons and other similar technologies to follow your use of the Website. Partners in Kind may include web beacons in advertisements or email messages to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. The Information we obtain in this manner enables us to customize the services we offer to visitors to the Website and to deliver targeted advertisements and information, and to measure the overall effectiveness of our online advertising, content, programming, or other activities.

Information collected by third parties. We may allow third parties to display advertisements on the Website. These companies may use tracking technologies, such as cookies to collect information about users who view or interact with their advertisements. The Website does not provide Personal Information to these third parties, but they may collect information about where you, or others who are using your computer/device, saw and/or clicked on the advertisements they deliver (such as click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over, etc.), and possibly associate this information with your subsequent visits to the advertised websites. They also may combine this information with Personal Information they collect from you to provide advertisements about goods and services they believe will be of interest to you. The collection and use of that Information is subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. This information allows them to deliver targeted advertisements and gauge their effectiveness. Some of these third-party advertising companies may be advertising networks that are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies (http://www.networkadvertising.org). This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Partnersinkind.com only and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Other Information we obtain from third parties. We may receive other information about users or Members, including but not limited to mailing lists, event guest lists, and donor lists provided by nonprofit entities or other sources. We may collect and store any such Information we receive about you.

How we use the Information we collect

In General. Information that we collect about you may be used in a number of ways including but not limited to:

  • delivering products or services that you have requested;
  • managing your account and providing you with customer support;
  • performing research and analysis about your use of or interest in our services, products, or content, or the services, products, or content of others;
  • communicating with you by email, postal mail, telephone, and/or mobile devices about services or products that may be of interest to you, either from us or third parties;
  • developing and displaying content and advertising tailored to your interests on the Website and other sites;
  • advertising or otherwise publicizing Partners in Kind or the Website;
  • verifying your eligibility and delivering prizes in connection with contests and sweepstakes;
  • enforcing or exercising any rights in our terms and conditions;
  • managing our business;
  • providing Partnersinkind.com advertisements to you when you visit other sites; and
  • performing functions as otherwise described to you at the time Information is collected.
Please review "Your choices about collection and use of your Information" below.

With whom we share your information

Personal Information. We do not share your Personal Information with others except as indicated below or when we inform you and give you an opportunity to opt out of having your Personal Information shared. We may share Personal Information with:

Service providers. We may share your Personal Information with third parties that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include but are not limited to providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, member screenings, supporting our website functionality, and supporting contests, sweepstakes, surveys and other features offered through our website. These service providers may have access to Personal Information needed to perform their functions but are not permitted by us to share or use such Personal Information for any other purposes.

Other Situations. We also may disclose your Information, including Personal Information:

  • In response to a subpoena or similar investigative demand, a court order, or a request for cooperation from a law enforcement or other government agency; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases, we may raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
  • When we believe disclosure is appropriate in connection with efforts to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding illegal activity, suspected fraud, or other wrongdoing; to protect and defend the rights, property or safety of our company, users, employees, members, directors, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, or others; to comply with applicable law or cooperate with law enforcement; or to enforce our website terms and conditions or other agreements or policies.
  • In connection with a corporate transaction, including but not limited to the sale of our business, a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale. In the event of the bankruptcy, receivership, or other winding up of our business, a bankruptcy court, receiver, or similarly positioned entity may sell or otherwise transfer our assets to a purchaser, and Information may be among the assets sold or transferred.
  • In connection with advertising or otherwise publicizing Partners in Kind or the Website.

Aggregated and/or Non-Personal Information

We may share Non-Personal Information we collect under any of the above circumstances. We may also share it with third parties to develop and deliver targeted advertising on the Website and on websites of third parties, and to analyze and report on advertising you see. We may combine Non-Personal Information we collect with additional non-personal information collected from other sources. We also may share aggregated, Non-Personal Information, or Personal Information in hashed, non-human readable form, with third parties, including advisors, advertisers and investors, for the purpose of conducting general business analysis or other business purposes.

Third-party websites/APPLICATIONS

There are a number of places on the Website, and there may be places in a mobile application, where you may click on or follow a link to access other websites or applications that do not operate under this Privacy Policy. For example, if you click on an advertisement on the Website, you may be taken to a website that we do not control. These third-party websites/applications may independently solicit and collect information, including personal information, from you and, in some instances, provide us with information about your activities on those websites/applications. We recommend that you consult the privacy statements of all third-party websites/applications you visit by clicking on the "privacy" link or button associated the site or application; that may be located at the bottom of a webpage you are visiting.

How you can access your Information

If you have an online account with us, you have the ability to review and update your Personal Information online by logging into your account and clicking on your account settings. More information about how to contact us is provided below. If you have an online account with us, you also may close your account at any time by visiting the "Account Settings" page for your account. After you close your account, you will not be able to sign in to our website or access any of your Personal Information online. However, you can apply to either open a new, separate account or re-activate your previous account by following instructions we will give you at the time you close your account. If you close your account, we may still retain certain Information associated with your account for analytical purposes and recordkeeping integrity, as well as to prevent fraud, enforce our terms and conditions, take actions we deem necessary to protect the integrity of the Website or our users, or take other actions otherwise permitted by law. In addition, if certain Information has already been provided to third parties as described in this Privacy Policy, retention of that Information will be subject to those third parties' policies. You may also use the contact instructions below to make inquiry of us and to update us with respect to non-online Information we have about you.

Your choices about collection and use of your Information

You can choose not to provide us with certain Information, but that may result in you being unable to use certain features of the Website or our services.

You can also control Information collected by cookies. See "Cookies" below for information about declining or deleting cookies.

How we protect your Personal Information

We take appropriate security measures (including physical, electronic and procedural measures) to help safeguard your Personal Information from unauthorized access and disclosure. We want you to feel confident using our website. However, no security measures or system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take steps to secure your Information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your Personal Information, searches, or other communications will always remain secure. It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer and other devices. Be sure to sign off when finished using a shared computer. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their Personal Information and should avoid sending Personal Information through insecure email. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's website at http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft. When you provide Information through the Website, that Information may be sent to servers located in the United States and other countries around the world.

Information you provide about yourself while using our service

We provide areas on the Website, and may provide areas in a mobile application, where you can post Information about yourself and others and communicate with others or upload content such as photographs. Such postings are governed by our Terms of Use. In addition, such postings may appear on other websites or when searches are executed on the subject of your posting. Also, whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information on publicly viewable web pages or on web-enabled applications, that Personal Information will be publicly available and can be collected and used by others. For example, if you post your email address, you may receive unsolicited messages. We cannot control who reads your posting or what other users may do with the Information you voluntarily post; so, we encourage you to exercise discretion and caution with respect to your Personal Information.

Children's privacy

Although our website/application is a general audience site/application, the use of our service is not permitted for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13.

Visiting our website/APPLICATION from outside the United States

If you visit the Website or use our mobile application from outside the United States, please be aware that your Information may be transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or elsewhere. By using our services, you understand that your Information may be transferred to our facilities and those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require disclosure of any Personal Information relating to users of the Website or mobile application.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We will occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check the Website from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or our Information-handling practices, or if you would like to request information about our disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their marketing purposes, please contact us by email at privacy@partnersinkind.com. You may also contact us by physical mail at:

Partners in Kind, LLC
c/o Eric A. Prager
599 Lexington Avenue, 32nd Floor
New York, NY 10022

Cookies:

A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's device for record keeping purposes. Cookies can be either session cookies or persistent cookies. A session cookie expires when you close your browser and is used to make it easier for you to navigate the Website. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. For example, when you sign in to the Website, we will record your user name and the name associated with your username in the cookie file on your device. We also may record your password in this cookie file, if you indicated that you would like your password saved for automatic sign-in. For security purposes, we will encrypt any usernames, passwords, and other member account-related data that we store in such cookies. In the case of sites and services that do not use a user or member ID, the cookie will contain a unique identifier. We may allow our authorized service providers to serve cookies from our Website to allow them to assist us in various activities, such as doing analysis and research on the effectiveness of the Website, content and advertising. You may delete or decline cookies by changing your browser settings. (Click "Help" in the toolbar of most browsers for instructions.) If you do so, some of the features and services of our Website may not function properly.

Web Beacons:

Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or web bugs) are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users or to access cookies. Unlike cookies, which are stored on a user's device hard drive, web beacons are embedded invisibly on the web pages (or in email) and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Web beacons may be used to deliver or communicate with cookies, to count users who have visited certain pages, and to understand usage patterns. We also may receive an anonymous identification number if you come to the Website from an online advertisement or link displayed on a third-party website. Third parties may use anonymous information about your visits to the Website and other websites in order to improve their products and services and provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.