Last Updated: May, 25th, 2018
The data controller for the information collected by this website is:
Charity United – 333 South State Street, Ste V – PMB 447, Lake Oswego, OR 97034, United States
If you wish to use our services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will ask for your consent before collecting your information.
Charity United has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection possible of personal data processed through this website. However, internet-based data transmissions, in principle, have security gaps, so absolute protection cannot be 100% guaranteed.
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Information We Collect
Automatically Collected Data
Charity United collects a series of general data and information automatically when a visitor accesses the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files.
Charity United analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our business, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a visitor. Learn more about the information we collect automatically.
Information collected automatically may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which a visitor reaches our website (referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to our site, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the visitor, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information, Charity United does not draw any conclusions about the visitor. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertising, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.
Information You Provide
You have the possibility to make donations on this website. When you make donations, you may provide us with the information necessary to provide our services, such as your name, email address, and billing information. At the time of your registration, we also collect your IP address, date, and time of the registration. The storage of this data is necessary to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses.
You are free to change or delete the personal data you submitted during the donation process by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Submitted via Contact Forms
CharityUnited.us contains contact forms through which visitors may contact us electronically. If a visitor submits data through a contact form, the personal data transmitted is automatically stored. Such personal data submitted on a voluntary basis by a visitor is stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the visitor. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
Accessing and Updating Information
We can provide information upon request as to what personal data is stored about you. In addition, we will correct or erase personal data at your request, with the exception of data retained for legal obligations. To learn more or to make any of the requests described above, email us at email@example.com.
How We Use Information
Information collected by Charity United may also be used for other purposes, including but not limited to site administration, troubleshooting, processing of transactions, administration of sweepstakes and contests, and other communications with you. Communications regarding privacy, terms, your account, or transactions are necessary to provide our services and may not be unsubscribed from.
We also use personal information to help us create, develop, operate, deliver, and improve our products, services, content and advertising, and for loss prevention and anti-fraud purposes. We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve our products, services, and customer communications.
Comments on the Charity United Blog
Charity United offers users the possibility to leave comments on individual blog posts. A blog is a web-based, publicly accessible portal, through which one or more people may post articles or write down thoughts in blog posts. Blog posts may be commented on by third parties. We collect information about visitors when they leave comments on the blog. Learn more.
If a visitor leaves a comment on the Charity United blog, the comments made by the visitor may also be stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary, and the visitor’s username and IP address. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case any visitor violates the rights of third parties, or posts illegal content through a given comment. This personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of Charity United.
The comments made within the Charity United blog may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter may subscribe to the comments following their comments on a particular blog post. The option to subscribe to comments may be terminated at any time.
We give all visitors the opportunity to subscribe to our email newsletter. This email informs our customers and business partners regularly about our activities, projects and opportunities. You will receive this newsletter if you have a valid e-mail address and you provide your consent to receive the newsletter. You may unsubscribe from our marketing communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any promotional email we send you. Read more about marketing communications.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data may also be revoked at any time.
The newsletter of Charity United contains tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in the email, which is sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Charity United may see if and when an email was opened by a customer and which links in the email were followed.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters is stored and analyzed in order to optimize future email marketing, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of our customers. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Customers are at any time entitled to revoke their consent for marketing communications by unsubscribing from the newsletter. After a customer has unsubscribed, this personal data will be deleted.
Charity United implements social media functions, such as Facebook and YouTube integration, throughout our websites that allow you to share products and pages on your own social media accounts. You may also follow our social media pages using links on this website. When you interact with social media functions on CharityUnited.us, you may make available to us personal information from those accounts including your social media account ID. However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platforms and we will only collect and store such personally identifiable information that we are permitted to collect by those social media platforms.
Data Retention and Erasure
Charity United shall process and store the personal data of customers only for the period necessary to provide a service or communication, or as far as this is granted by the laws and regulations we are subject to.
If the the storage period prescribed by law expires, the personal data is routinely anonymized or erased in accordance with legal requirements.
Rights of the Consumer
Charity United is prepared to grant our EU-based users their rights as outlined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including the rights of confirmation, access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability, withdrawing consent, objection to processing, and objection to automated decision-making. In order to make a request regarding any of these consumer rights named above, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can read more about your consumer rights.
1. Right of Confirmation
Each customer or visitor of this website shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not their personal data is being processed.
2. Right of Access
Any customer or visitor of this website may request a free copy of their personal data stored by Charity United at any time. Furthermore, they may request access to the following information:
- Purposes of data processing
- Categories of personal data concerned
- Third-parties to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
- The amount of time for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
- To request rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data, or to object to such processing
- To lodge a privacy complaint
- Where the personal data is not collected directly from the user, any available information as to its source
- The existence of any automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR
Furthermore, the customer shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. Where this is the case, the customer shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
3. Right to Rectification
Each customer shall have the right to rectify inaccurate personal data concerning him or her by sending an email request to email@example.com.
4. Right to Erasure
Each customer shall have the right to request the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay. We at Charity United will do everything in our power to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following applies:
- The personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed.
- The customer withdraws consent to which the processing and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The customer objects to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing.
- The personal data has been unlawfully processed.
- The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation.
- The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
5. Right of Restriction of Processing
Each customer and visitor shall have the right to obtain restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the user.
- The processing is unlawful and the customer opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of its use.
- Charity United no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the customer for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
- The customer has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of Charity United override those of the consumer.
6. Right to Data Portability
Each customer shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning them in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. They have the right to transmit this data to another company without hindrance from Charity United, as long as the processing is based on valid consent, or on a contract, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority.
Furthermore, the consumer has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one company to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
7. Right to Object
Each customer shall have the right to object to the processing of their personal data. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Charity United shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the customer, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
In addition, the customer has the right to object to processing of personal data for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
8. Automated Decision-Making & Profiling
Each customer shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects or significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the customer and Charity United, or (2) is not authorized by law, or (3) is not based on the customer’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the customer and Charity United, or (2) it is based on the customer’s explicit consent, Charity United shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the consumer’s rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests.
9. Right to Withdraw Consent
Each customer shall have the right to withdraw their consent to processing of their personal data at any time.
Charity United works with a variety of trusted third parties and service providers to help provide you with our services and we may share personal information with them to support these efforts. Here are some of the ways we use third-party affiliates:
- To analyze customer behavior and interactions with our website
- To support our marketing and advertising efforts
- As required by law or at the request of a government authority
- In the event of a business merger or sale, we may transfer personal information to a new owner or partner
Charity United has also integrated components of Google Analytics. Google Analytics provides services that enable the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to our website. This service collects data about the website from which a person has come (the referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
For web analytics through Google Analytics, the controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP address of the visitor is abridged by Google and anonymized when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Google Analytics places a cookie within the web browser of the customer. With the setting of the cookie, the user’s browser will automatically submit data through Google Analytics for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the customer, which serves Google to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the customer. With each visit to our site, such personal data will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America where it will be stored and analyzed.
If you object to this usage of cookies, you may adjust your own cookie settings within your browser preferences, or by clicking here.
In addition, if you’d like to block Google Analytics from ever placing cookies on your browser in the future, they provide a browser add-on tool that will inform Google of your wishes to opt-out of their analytics cookies. You can download this browser add-on and install it when you click here.
Payment Processor Services
Charity United has integrated components of PayPal, Stripe, and Square payment processors. These online payment service providers process payments via third-party user accounts and through their credit cards registered within those services.
If a customer chooses PayPal, Stripe, or Square as the payment option in our donation center, we automatically transmit the data of the customer to these third-party processors. By selecting any of these payment options, the customer agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. The personal data exchanged between these services and Charity United for the processing of the data may also be transmitted to economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
PayPal, Stripe, or Square will, if necessary, pass on personal data to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations. The consumer has the right to revoke consent for the handling of personal data at any time from these payment processing services. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used, or transmitted in accordance with payment processing.
California Do Not Track Signals
Charity United does not track its customers over time across third-party websites to provide targeted advertising and therefore does not respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals. However, some third party sites do keep track of your browsing activities when they serve you content, which enables them to tailor what they present to you. If you are visiting such sites, web browsers allow you to set the DNT signal on your browser so that third parties (particularly advertisers) know you do not want to be tracked.
Legal Basis for Processing Personal Information
Art. 6(1) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data for which we obtain consent to serve a specific purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract between Charity United and the customer, as is the case, for example, when processing is necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out per-contractual measures; for example, in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services.
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
Charity United does not offer products or services to children, nor is this website intended for use by children. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from or about children under 13, except as permitted by law. If we discover we have received any information from a child under 13 in violation of this policy, we will delete that information immediately. If you believe Charity United has any information from or about anyone under 13, please contact us at the address listed below.
This policy and the use of this website are governed by Oregon law. If a dispute arises under this policy, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in the following location: Tillamook County, Oregon. Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.
If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location: Tillamook County, Oregon, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so.
This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.
Changes to this Policy
Charity United reserves the right to change this policy at any time. Please check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of our site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. Information collected prior to the time any change is posted will be used according to the rules and laws that applied at the time the information was collected.
Contact Charity United
333 South State Street
Ste V – PMB 447
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Residents of the European Union may also report any privacy complaints to the supervisory authority within their respective EU Member States.