Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) thoroughly prior to the use of Fundouts.com

This Policy governs all usage of fundouts.com and its services (“Services”) and all additional domains that are owned and operated by Ben David GmbH which get redirected to fundouts.com; including all sub domains (collectively referred to as the “Site”) regarding the use of personal and private information. Personal information means information that uniquely identifies a User or other Users. The Site acknowledges the importance and serious nature of your personal information and makes full attempt, within the provisions and mandate set out by the Policy, to keep all Users personal information secure.

Use of the Site or its Services in any aspect, including but not limited to, visiting or browsing the Site or providing content, agrees and is bound to the Privacy Policy, all applicable laws, and all conditions to be referenced within and shall be referred to as “Users” or singular “User”. All Users using the Site and its Services consent to the collection and utilization of information as described in this Policy. If you do not consent to the use of personal information you will not be able to be a User of the Site and it’s Services.

What type of data is collected?

The Site may collect and process the following information for any User:

  • Any required or voluntary information provided by the User during, the registration process, newsletter subscription, or any information requests, such as, name, email, postal address, telephone or fax number, country of residence, sex or date of birth);
  • A users login and password details relating to the account sign in process;
  • Any user registering from social media, including but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, will also give the respective medias account information for identity authentication processes;
  • Any Users MangoPay account information when registering as a Campaigner or Fundouter;
  • Any information provided through communications to the Site, including but not limited to, email, written correspondence, telephone call;
  • Information that Users post to the Site in the form of comments, discussions or forums;
  • Any required tax information

The Site will collect and process traffic data from all Users. Consistent with most websites, traffic data is automatically collected (independent of login status) upon visitation. Traffic data includes: (a) IP addresses; (b) domain servers (c) computer types connected to the Site, (d) web browsers or software used to access and view the Site, (e) referring/exit pages (f) responsive data usage patterns (e.g click frequencies). Traffic data does not personally identify a User but its collection and analysis permits optimization of the Site and its Services.

 

What is the data used for?

The information will be used to operate and maintain the Site and Services in addition to conducting our business. The Site may use your information of the following but is not limited to:

  • Creating Member registration
  • Identification purposes when logging in to one’s account;
  • Enable us to provide all with the Services;
  • Send important or requested information;
  • Administer an account or funds;
  • Send you updates about the Site
  • Send a newsletter or alternative communications
  • Analyze data about the Site and Services utilization in order to improve the function and overall experience for all Users

Confidentiality of Data

The Site will keep all your Personal Information private. All of your personal data will be treated confidentially in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act. Therefore, we will not share your information with third parties unless you have given your consent or the transmission is expressly permitted or required. Personal data transfer to state institutions or authorities will only happen under mandatory legal provisions. To provide our own services it might be necessary to delegate specific assignments to third party providers. In that case, the data that will be made available will only be as extensive as required to enable the third party to fulfill the specific assignment, in accordance to the law.

It is therefore possible that the Site will share your personal information with external businesses in instances required for us to successfully operate the Site and Services, including but not limited to, data storage, security, payment processing, human resource management, (e.g. Application processors) and customer service. In the instance where the data needs to be shared, only the minimum amount of data required will be shared and the contracted businesses are under strict contractual obligation that the information can only be utilized in relation to the necessary services that they provide to the Site or Ben David GmbH. An example of this but not limited to would be Google Analytics which provides the Site with User statistics to help us manage the Site more efficiently. More information about Google Analytics can be found bellow under Third Party Policies.

If you make a fundout to a campaign as a registered User, the Campaigner will have access to your personal information (except that of credit card information) unless the funder elects to remain anonymous. Conversely, any Campaigners who accept a fundout will have their personal information made available to the funder, regardless of the funder’s anonymity. It is possible that Campaigners will hire businesses to operate and manage their campaign. The User gives consent that the Site and Ben David GmbH are not responsible or liable for how Campaigners or businesses operating and managing campaigns use your personal information. The Site recommends that you make yourself aware of the privacy policies of Campaigners and Campaign hired businesses regarding data usage and security.

Right to Information

You have the right at any time to request all the personal information we currently hold about yourself.

Should this information be inaccurate or you are no longer in agreement with the storage of this data, we will arrange with your instructions to the extent permitted by law, the change or deletion of this information. Data will be deleted immediately, unless precluded by tax regulations.

For all questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, and for information, correction, blocking or deletion of your data, please do not hesitate to contact us at support@fundouts.com.

Third Party Policies

The Site will never share any User’s personal information to third parties unless otherwise indicated in this Privacy Policy. At no point will the Site or Ben David GmbH sell any User’s personal information to third party companies.

The Site in no instance shall post anything to a User’s Facebook, Twitter, Google+, linkedIn or any other third party website without receiving prior consent.

The Site does use plugins from several social network sites which may affect you while you are signed in using any of these social networks.

The social network Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The purpose and scope of data collection, and any additional use of the data collected by Facebook, and your respective rights and options pertaining to the protection of privacy and Facebook’s policies can be found at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

Users registered with Facebook accounts accept that Facebook plugins will automatically establish a connection with the social network servers when logged in. We have no influence on the amount of data or which type is collected when attached to these servers.

If you are not a member of Facebook or currently not logged in to your Facebook account, there is still a possibility that Facebook gathers and stores your IP address.

The social networking site Google Plus is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheater Parkway. Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Here within lies the same legal and technical applications as previously described with Facebook. The purpose and scope of data collection, and any additional use of the data collected by Google Plus, and your respective rights and options pertaining to the protection of privacy and Facebook’s policies can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners.

The social networking site Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

Here within lies the same legal and technical applications as previously described with Facebook. The purpose and scope of data collection, and any additional use of the data collected by Twitter, and your respective rights and options pertaining to the protection of privacy and Facebook’s policies can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy.

The social network LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Ireland (internationally) Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Here within lies the same legal and technical applications as previously described with Facebook. The purpose and scope of data collection, and any additional use of the data collected by LinkedIn, and your respective rights and options pertaining to the protection of privacy and Facebook’s policies can be found at www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

We also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. With Google Analytics cookies may be used with anyone’s use of the site and all gathered information being stored on the Google server in the US. Google uses information to evaluate the use of the site by the individual and compile information pertaining to our user activities on our site. Unless required by law, or permitted by law, Google may transmit this information to third parties. Google admits to not associate your IP address with other data collected by Google. Here you will find the privacy policy of Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

By using our site and the confirmation of this privacy policy as part of the registration process, you agree to be depicted in agreement with the processing of data about you by Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn.

If in the future you disagree with the collection and use of your IP address specifically by Google Analytics you have the opportunity to opt out of this application. You can find more information regarding this with the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting certain options on your browser. Prevention of cookies however, may limit your ability to utilize all of our sites services and ultimately your overall experience with our site. Additionally, if you choose to prevent cookies from being used you may also limit your abilities and experiences of other sites not related to fundouts. To read more about cookies see our Technology section.

Credit Card information

The Site and Services utilizes third party processers for all fundouts. As such, the Site and Ben David GmbH does not and will never have access to a funder’s credit card or bank account information. All personal information collected by third party processors is subject to their terms of services, privacy policies and any other documentation governing the services in which they provide. The Site and Ben David GmbH are not responsible or can be held liable for any violations of these policies by either party involved.

Public Information

All voluntarily disclosed personal information or content posted in any public areas of the Site, including but not limited to, blogs, comments, updates and galleries, becomes immediately available to the public and can be collected and used by other Users. All users should proceed with caution before disclosing your personal information in the public areas. The Site and Ben David GmbH cannot monitor who accesses public information or how other persons will use this information, and are not responsible or liable for any unethical, immoral or illegal use of the publicly available personal information. In the event that you wish to remove personal information from the public areas Users may submit a request through email; however, the site makes no guarantees that the personal information can be removed. In the event that it cannot, an explanation as to why will provided. Even if the Site is successfully able to remove the Users personal information from the Site, the Site makes no guarantees that copies are not still available (e.g. in the form of cached or archived pages), or in the case that other Users have not copied and stored your personal information and in such cases are not held responsible or liable for any subsequent unethical, immoral or illegal use.

The Site may wish to make public your personal information such as in the form of a newsletter, testimonial or featured project, but will not be done without receiving prior consent.

Technology

The collection of traffic data, by the Site or by third party websites function primarily through cookies. The Site uses cookies to continually improve the functionality and general user experience of the Site and its Services. Cookies are small pieces of data sent from a website and stored in a web browser used to log data regarding the use of the website. An example of this would be a cookie issued from our Site the Users computer permitting recognition of browser, operating system, or computer type, or tracking the number of visitors and the primary usage patterns. Cookies cannot collect personal information; however, any previously provided personal information can be tied to the cookies. Some of the cookies pertaining to the Site are of ownership to the Site and the others are that of third parties who are providing services on our behalf. Most web browsers by default will automatically accept cookies; however, for each browser there should be an option to either turn this function off, or receive updates as to when a cookie is about to be installed. As the Site and Services uses these to maximize the functionality and user experience, by turning the cookies off or deleting them, you may not have the best possible experience that is offered by the Site.

As the Services of the Site provide the options to login through social media, these third party websites usually employ cookies to retain different types of personal information. In the event that Users elect to interact with any third party websites, any cookies or tracking technology used by these third party websites is governed under their respective terms of service and privacy policies.

As our Site and Services provides Mobile responsiveness, it is possible the information regarding the Users location and information about the mobile device. This information may be used for location based services, improve search results or other personalized Services. Most mobile devices should permit you the ability to disable any location services. If you are unsure as to if your mobile device can disable any location based services, the Users should contact their phone manufacturer or mobile service carrier.

Update of Information

In the event that a User’s personal information changes, any corrections updates, removals can be completed in the Users Campaign dashboard, under “My Account”. If you no longer wish to be a registered User of the Site please send an email requesting that the account is deleted and that all personal information be destroyed from the all databases.

Children’s Privacy

The Site recognizes that a child’s privacy is of very serious nature. At no point does the Site knowingly collect or solicit personal information from any User who is under the age of 14 or permit the registration of Users under the age of 14. Users between the ages of 14 – 17, are allowed to register provided that they use the Services with supervision of their legal guardian. In the event that it is known that a child under the age of 14 has registered as a user, the Site will move with immediate action to delete all personal information. Please do not hesitate to contact the Site if there is any belief that we may have accidentally obtained information from a child under 14.

Disclaimer

The Site understands and treats the security of all Users personal information with the utmost of importance. The Site takes all steps necessary to insure the secure storage and transmission of all Users personal information. The Site uses Security Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption methods to encrypt all personal information before and after transmission. As no electronic system is 100% secure, the Site does guarantee the absolute security. Please remember to exercise caution when using the site.

Information that you submit through the Service may be transferred to countries outside the country of Your residence, the EU or the European Economic Area to provide the Service to you. If we transfer your information in this way, we will take the appropriate action to ensure that your privacy rights will continue to be protected.

Amendments

We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time - in compliance to the data protection law - without notification to the Users. Certainly, we make every effort to inform all users about every modification. The continued use of the Site constitutes the acceptance of any changes.

Contact Information

Please send all inquiries regarding the Privacy Policy to the following: support@fundouts.com.

 

 

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