Myfundraiser is committed to keeping your information secure and managing it in accordance with our legal responsibilities under privacy and data protection laws. We comply with the National Privacy Principles in the Privacy Act 1988 (‘Privacy Act’). We also comply with the Spam Act 2003 which deals with restrictions on sending emails.
The personal information that we collect
When you use Myfundraiser.com, as is the case with most websites, certain limited information (such as your browser type and IP address) will be collected by us automatically.
We will also will collect and store certain personal and private information as follows:
Creating a Myfundraiser account
We will collect basic contact information about you to set up your account you so you can make donations or raise funds. This will include your name, address and email address. We will also ask you to register a username and password so you can gain secure access to your account in the future.
Alternatively you may authorise us to collect your basic personal details from a secure online source (e.g. Google, Facebook, PayPal or a sponsor charity) to which you have already provided this information.
If you choose to login via Facebook we will obtain access to your public profile information and email address. We will use this information to allow you to login and populate our records about you. If you give us permission (via Facebook’s preference settings) we may also obtain access to your friend list; we will only use this to see if people on your friends list are also using our website and as set out in How we use personal information below.
Making a donation through Myfundraiser.com
To enable us to process donations, we will collect basic payment information.
Raising funds through Myfundraiser.com
We will use the details you provided when you set up your account to create your fundraising page. We will also collect details of the charity or not-for-profit that you are supporting, or the details for your Sponsor. Where applicable, we will ask you to provide details of how, where and when you are intending to fundraise and/or the charity you are supporting by carrying out the fundraising.
Where you create an Event Page we will also collect your title (if you choose to provide it),name, address, business name and tax ID date of birth, telephone number and personal bank account details.
Information about others
You may provide us with information about others (or authorise us to collect this information on your behalf from your social networks or your email contacts list) for example:
You must ensure that they are happy and have agreed to you providing us with their information. Where required by local laws, we would advise you to keep a record of their agreement and provide them with a copy of, or link to, this Policy. This is especially the case if you provide us with sensitive information about them (e.g. a reference to an illness or health condition).
You should also only contact individuals via Myfundraiser.com who you know would be happy to hear from you and must not use our services to send unsolicited 'spam' messages.
If you create an Event Page for a club, organisation, body or association which is managed by someone other than yourself, you must ensure that the manager(s) of that club, organisation etc. agrees to your fundraising (e.g. you are a member of a charity organisation and want to raise funds for a new Cause - you must seek the agreement of the organisational committee).
How we use personal information
We use the personal information collected from users for a number of purposes:
We understand that many donors like to make donations anonymously. We respect this and will not publicly display your name on donations you have made on our site unless we have your permission to do so. However, the creator of a fundraising page you donate to will be provided with your name (but not your email address, unless you have provided your permission for us to do so). We require all fundraising page creators to keep this information safe and secure.
We do not provide any personal information to a charity, not-for-profit or Event Page creator relating to your donation unless we have your permission to do so (or where we are required to do so by applicable law).
We will only use your information where we have obtained appropriate permissions from you (e.g. with tick boxes) and will only use the information in accordance with this Policy, or where it is required and authorised by law.
Communications from us
Where you have indicated you would like to receive updates we may send marketing in the form of email alerts and bulletins to tell you about developments in the services available through our website, together with tips, news stories and competitions related to giving and fundraising for charities, not-for-profits and Event Pages.
Where you have indicated that you would like to receive direct marketing communications from us, we will use your personal preferences which you have told us about, which we have derived from Cookies (see our Cookies Policy) and/or which we have inferred from your service usage (see Analytics below) or market research.
You can also unsubscribe from receiving certain electronic messages by following the “unsubscribe” instructions included in our communication and you may change your preferences and cease receiving direct marketing from us through your account settings.
Providing information to others
We work closely with a number of trusted partners with whom we need to share personal information to help us operate the Myfundraiser service. These include:
We also allow other sites to promote public fundraising and crowdfunding activities from Myfundraiser.com, as explained above.
We may also provide information to third party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our internal business operations including email distribution, IT services and customer services (see Working with other service providers and group companies).
We will only share information with such organisations where we have your permission to do so in accordance with this Policy, or where we believe it is necessary for a legitimate reason connected with the services we offer.
You agree that we may disclose or share your personal information with such partners in order that we may operate the Myfundraiser service.
Keeping information secure
We invest significant resources to protect your personal information, from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. However, no internet-based site can be 100% secure and we cannot be held responsible for unauthorised or unintended access that is beyond our control. For more information see our security policy which explains our particular approach to ensuring the security of payment and card details.
Updating your account and preferences
Please notify us of any changes to your personal information which you have provided to us. You can do this via updating your user preferences through your account settings or contacting us using the details below.
Keeping your records
We keep records for as long as required to operate the service in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner.
Analytics and social media plugins
We use analytics tools on our website to provide the service you request, identify service issues to us, improve our services and to provide content tailored to users' personal preferences and profiles.
These tools may be provided by third-party service providers and may include the collection and tracking of certain data and information regarding the characteristics and activities of visitors to our website. We may disclose data, including personal information, to certain such third-party services providers in order to obtain such services.
If you use buttons on our website linked to social media or similar sites (for example "Like" and/or "Share" buttons), content from our website may be sent back to that other website and, depending on your privacy settings, may be privately or publically visible (for example to friends, followers or generally to anyone who has access to your profile page).
Cookies are small computer files which are downloaded onto your device and collect information about the way in which you navigate and use our website and the internet. Cookies do not collect information which allows us to identify individual users. The information provided by cookies helps us to provide you with a more personal experience and allows us to make improvements to our services over time. You may delete and block all cookies or decide to just block certain types of Cookie via your browser setting. However, if you choose to block or delete Cookies, this may affect the functionality of the website.
You have the right to request copies of certain of your personal information within our custody and control and details of how we use that information. If you think any of the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, you may also request it is corrected. You also have a right, in certain circumstances, to require us to stop processing your personal information.
In relation to all of these rights, please email or write to us at the address below. Please note that we may, where permitted under applicable law, charge a small administrative fee and / or request proof of identity. We will respond to your requests within all applicable time frames.
In certain circumstances (for example where required or permitted by law) we might not be able to provide you with access to some of your personal information, but where appropriate we will notify you of the reasons for this.
If you have a complaint about how we have handled your personal information you may contact us using the details below and we will investigate your complaint.
Third party sites
This Policy only applies to the Myfundraiser.com site. If you land on our site from other websites (or move to other sites from our website) you should read their separate privacy policies.
We keep this Policy under regular review and place updates on Myfundraiser.com from time to time. Please review this policy periodically for changes.
However, we will always notify you of material changes we make to this Policy and, where required under applicable privacy and data protection legislation, we will appropriately notify or give you the option to consent to changes to the Policy.
If you do not accept the amended Policy, please stop using our website.
If you have any questions about this Policy, or would like to exercise your rights with respect to your personal information, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org