Spendrise Privacy Policy
April 11, 2016

People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not permitted to use Spendrise on their own, and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of Spendrise.  Information that you submit through the Platform may be transferred to countries other than where you reside (for example, to our servers in the United States). We will protect all information we receive in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

All of the defined terms herein will have the same meaning as those in Spendrise’s Terms of Service, unless noted otherwise.

  1. What We Collect

In order for you to use our Platform, we need to collect and process some information. Depending on your use of the Platform, that may include:

  • information (such as your name, email and postal addresses, telephone number, and country of residence) that you provide by completing forms on Spendrise, including if you Pledge, create a Campaign, create an account, subscribe to our newsletters, upload or submit any material through Spendrise, or request any information;
  • your login and password details, in connection with the account sign-in process;
  • details of any requests or transactions you make through the Platform, including the date(s) and time(s) you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy;
  • information about your activity on and interaction with Spendrise, such as your IP address and the type of device or browser you use;
  • communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem); and
  • information that you submit to Spendrise in the form of comments, contributions to discussions, or messages to other users.

When you Pledge to a Campaign, Spendrise will share your name and email address directly with the Campaign Creator, who has agreed to protect that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms. We will never sell your personal information. We will never share your personal information with anyone, except as explicitly noted in this Privacy Policy.

  1. What’s Private

This data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:

  • any payment information you provide
  • your password details
  • your IP address
  • your phone number
  • communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem)

We don’t give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide Spendrise’s Services (like when we partner with payment processors). When we share data with third-party services that support our delivery of the Spendrise Services, we require that they protect your personal information to the same standards we do.

We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse, or to protect Spendrise’s legal rights.

  1. What’s Only Shared with Campaign Creators

When you Pledge to a Campaign, the Campaign Creator will know your name and email address. Campaign Creators never receive Contributors’ credit card details or other payment information. Campaign Creators agree to protect your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Service.

  1. What’s Public

Campaign Creators are asked to verify their identities before launching a Campaign. Once this has been done, the Creator’s verified name will be publicly displayed on any Campaigns they launch.

  1. Uses of Your Personal Information

We will use the personal information you provide to:

  • identify you when you sign in to your account;
  • identify when you accept the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy;
  • enable us to provide you with the Services;
  • send you marketing communications we think you may find useful, but only in accordance with your email preferences;
  • present Campaigns to you when you use the Platform which we believe will be of interest based on your geographic location and previous use of the Platform;
  • administer your account with us;
  • enable us to contact you regarding any question you pose through the Platform;
  • analyze the use of the Platform and the people visiting to improve our content and Platform; and
  • use for other purposes that we will disclose to you whenever we request your information.

We take securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously. We never post anything to your Facebook, Twitter, or other third-party accounts without your permission. Spendrise Campaign Creators never receive users’ credit card details or other payment information. We do not and will not sell your data.

To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please contact us at support@spendrise.com. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.

On request, we will give you a copy of all the personal information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.

  1. Email

We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out of any marketing communications we send.

We will send you email relating to your personal transactions, such as confirmation when you create a Campaign or Pledge. You will also receive certain marketing email communications, in accordance with your preferences, and from which you may opt out at any time. We may send you service-related announcements on the rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.