Seeds of Caring is a non-profit organization that empowers kids to create a kinder community with their hearts, hands, and minds. We do this by designing meaningful opportunities for kids to engage in service, social action, and community-building.
Information We Collect
Individuals who sign up to receive our e-newsletter, sign up for a volunteer event through Eventbrite, and/or who donate to Seeds of Caring voluntarily provide us with contact information; such as name, email, address, and first names of family members (for event purposes only provided by the parent/guardian).
Seeds of Caring uses your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer www.seedsofcaring.org, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
How Your Information May Be Used
The information that we collect will be used to contact or identify you for purposes relating to volunteer events, e-newsletters, donor acknowledgment, etc. You may always "opt out," either now or at any time in the future, if you do not wish to receive our messages.
www.seedsofcaring.org includes links to external websites. These links do not fall under the www.seedsofcaring.org domain, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of external websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.
Seeds of Caring utilizes Eventbrite for event registration. Names, emails, and addresses will only be used for purposes necessary for the event and to stay in contact with participants after the event. Seeds of Caring utilizes Eleo and Braintree, a PayPal Service, to process donations. Names, emails, and addresses will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation and to stay in touch with donors after the time of donation. Seeds of Caring does not sell or trade donors’ private information with other organizations.
Seeds of Caring respects the privacy of individual donors and will not sell or publish the names and contact information of these donors without providing them an opportunity to opt out of the use of their names.
a. Seeds of Caring shall disclose to donors whether and how their names may be used.
b. Seeds of Caring shall provide donors, at the time a contribution is made, an easy method to indicate whether the donor wishes to not have his or her name or
contact information shared outside the organization.
c. Seeds of Caring solicitation and other promotional materials shall provide a means for donors and others who receive such materials to request that their
names be deleted from similar mailings, faxes, or electronic communications in the future.
d. Seeds of Caring shall, within ten (10) business days, remove a donor’s name from any lists upon request.
Seeds of Caring does not collect personal identifiable information from children under 18. Families who attend Seeds of Caring events sign a liability waiver & photographic release form at the time of registration. Should you feel that a photo of your child has been used without your permission, please contact us immediately.
Information we collect and how we may use it
If you are a customer of Kindful, we collect certain information about you in order to provide you with our donor management system and/or online payment service (the “Service”). When you register for the Service we will request some personal information such as your name and email address, and information about your organization such as the name of your organization, Tax ID, mailing address, and tax designation. Furthermore, if you are opening a merchant account, Kindful may also obtain information about you from third party sources, including, without limitation, consumer reporting agencies. This information is used to contact you about the services on our Site for which you have expressed an interest. As part of the Service, we may also collect donor information on behalf of your organization. Except as may be expressly set forth herein, we will not use any donor information collected on your behalf for any purpose other than to provide the Service. Any tax or financial information we collect is used only to bill you for the Service. If you purchase the Service by credit card, this information will be transmitted to our credit card merchant account provider, and may be forwarded to your credit card provider. We do not store credit card information.
If you are a donor for a Kindful customer, we collect certain information from you in order to process your donation (“Donor Information”). Kindful will use Donor Information during the course of providing the Service to such Kindful customer. Kindful may also use Donor Information at an aggregate level for internal business analyses and fraud prevention. During the course of providing the Service to Kindful customers, Kindful may disclose Donor Information to banks, processors, card associations, and other financial institutions that are involved in the course of processing or screening the transaction applicable to the Donor Information.
We may use personal information for internal purposes to provide you with other products and services, or to contact you regarding administrative notices or communications relevant to you on this Site. In addition, we may use personal information to provide or improve products or services that you have requested.
We will only use access to read Gmail message bodies (including attachments), metadata, headers, and settings to display emails to authorized users of Kindful and will not transfer this Gmail data to others unless doing so is necessary to provide and improve these features, comply with applicable law, or as part of a merger, acquisition, or sale of assets.
We will not use this Gmail data for serving advertisements.
We will not allow humans to read this data unless we have your affirmative agreement for specific messages, doing so is necessary for security purposes such as investigating abuse, to comply with applicable law, or for our internal operations and even then only when the data have been aggregated and anonymized.
When we disclose your information
Kindful takes your privacy very seriously. The information we collect is used to provide the Service, and, in general, is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes. However, there are times when it may be advantageous for Kindful to make certain personal information about you available to companies that Kindful has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for Kindful to provide products and services to you on our behalf. These companies may help us process information, deliver products or services to you, provide customer service, manage and enhance user data, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct user research or satisfaction surveys. We may also disclose your personal information, if you have authorized us to act on your behalf to initiate the creation of a merchant account for the purpose of accepting donations by credit card.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.
In addition, Kindful may sell, transfer or otherwise share some or all of its assets in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization or sale of assets, or in the event of bankruptcy. In such an event, personal information may be one of the assets transferred.
How we protect your personal information
Kindful takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware, however, that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and no method of data transmission that can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.
You can help us by also taking precautions to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Do not share your registration information with anyone, and make sure you use a secure web browser.
Accessing your information
This Site may contain web pages through which you can correct or update some of the personal information you have provided to us. Kindful will make a good faith effort to make requested changes and correct your data if it is inaccurate or delete the data if we are not required to retain it by law or for legitimate purposes.
Cookies and other technologies
To make this Site more useful to you, we automatically gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors, such as IP addresses (and information tied to IP addresses, such as screen size, color depth, language, java enabling, flash version, page title, host name, referring source, and page path), browsers, pages viewed, number of visitors, services purchased, etc. In doing so, we do not reference you by name, email, mailing address, or any similar personal information. We use this data in the aggregate to learn about our visitors and to improve our ability to cater to their needs. We may use third party vendors to gather general statistical information about this Site and its visitors as well as to perform certain services on behalf of this Site, such as hosting this Site, designing or operating this Site’s features, or performing other administrative services. We may provide these companies with access to your personal information to carry out the services they are performing for you or for Kindful.
Your California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident and request information about how to exercise your third party disclosure choices you must send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.