Privacy Policy

The YourCauseOrMine ("Us" or "We" or “Our”) privacy policy (the "Privacy Policy") is intended to inform you of Our policies and practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of any information you submit to Us through YourCauseOrMine. This includes "Personal Information," which is information about you that is personally identifiable such as your name, e-mail address, and other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing, as well as "Anonymous Information," which is information that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Information and does not permit the identification of individual persons.

User Consent

By accessing or otherwise using YourCauseOrMine, you agree to the Terms of Use of this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into and forms a part of the YourCauseOrMine Terms of Use (set forth on  You expressly consent to the processing of your personal information (“Personal Information,” “Personal Data,” and “Anonymous Information”) according to this Privacy Policy.

YourCauseOrMine reserves the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this Privacy Policy regularly to understand how we use your information.


Regarding Children

Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to use YourCauseOrMine and We do not intentionally collect or maintain Personal Information from those who are under 18 years old. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. Thus, if We obtain actual knowledge that a user is under 18, We will take steps to remove that user's Personal Information permanently from Our databases. By using YourCauseOrMine, you are representing that you are at least 18 years old, or that you are at least 18 years old.

Personal Information that You Provide

In general, We collect Personal Information that you submit to Us voluntarily through YourCauseOrMine. We also collect information that you submit in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on YourCauseOrMine. For example, Our registration and sign in process requires you to provide Us with your name, valid email address and password of your choice. When you personalize your profile and use the features of YourCauseOrMine, We will collect any information you voluntarily provide, and We may also request optional information to support your use of YourCauseOrMine, such as your year of birth, gender and other demographic information. We collect information in the form of the content that you submit during your use of YourCauseOrMine, such as photos, comments, polls and other information you choose to submit. We may also collect information about you and your friends who use YourCauseOrMine, from any social network you may have connected from, in order to provide you with a more personalized experience. For instance, We may collect your user ID or profile information that you have permitted to be displayed through YourCauseOrMine in order to display you as a friend or in association with your profile and collections.

Other members can see your display name and any information you post on your Profile, including photos. Any information you choose to provide should reflect how much you want other YourCauseOrMine members to know about you. You can also choose to limit access to selected photos by adjusting your privacy settings in the “Profile” page.

E-mail and E-mail Addresses

If you send an e-mail to us, or fill out Our "Feedback" form through YourCauseOrMine, We will collect your e-mail address and the full content of your e-mail, including attached files, and other information you provide. We may use and display your full name and email address when you send an email notification to a friend through YourCauseOrMine or the social network from which you have connected to YourCauseOrMine (such as in an invitation, or when sharing your content). Additionally, We use your email address to contact you on behalf of your friends (such as when someone sends you a personal message) or notifications from a social network or other websites with whom you have registered to receive such notifications. We may use this e-mail address to contact you, for things such as notifications of limited edition shop sales and other related information. You may indicate your preference to stop receiving further promotional communications as further detailed below.

Personal Information from Other Sources

We may receive Personal Information about you from other sources with which you have registered, companies who We have partnered with (collectively, "Partners") or other third parties. We may associate this information with the other Personal Information We have collected about you.

Information about Your Friends and Contacts

If you want to invite your friends and contacts to join YourCauseOrMine, we will send an email from YourCauseOrMine with your name to your friends and contacts encouraging them to sign up. If any of the individuals you have invited do not register within a few days, YourCauseOrMine may occasionally send reminder emails on your behalf to those individuals. When we send an email to your friends or contacts, we store their name and email address so that we can automatically connect you with your friend. We do not sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations. The friend may contact ycom to request the removal of their information from our database by visiting Feedback page. Any such request will only apply to addresses we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses that the individual provides to us later.

Information Collected Via Technology

As you use YourCauseOrMine, certain information may also be passively collected and stored on Our or Our service providers’ server logs, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, and operating system.  An "Internet protocol address" or "IP Address" is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. In some cases your IP Address stays the same from browser session to browser session; but if you use a consumer internet access provider, your IP Address probably varies from session to session. For example, we, or Our service providers, may track your IP Address when you access YourCauseOrMine to provide custom experiences on he site and assist with location-based ad targeting.

Use of Cookies on YourCauseOrMine

YourCauseOrMine uses “Cookies” and navigational data like Uniform Resource Locators (URL) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the solutions and information for which you searched and viewed, or on which of the advertisements displayed on YourCauseOrMine you clicked. This type of information is collected to make YourCauseOrMine and solutions more useful to you and to tailor the experience with YourCauseOrMine to meet your special interests and needs.  "Cookies" are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience with YourCauseOrMine. Persistent Cookies can be removed by following your Internet browser help file directions. In order to use Our services offered through YourCauseOrMine, your web browser must accept Cookies. If you choose to disable Cookies, some aspects of YourCauseOrMine may not work properly, and you may not be able to receive Our services.

We engage in remarketing to market Our sites across the web. When a user visits Our site, a cookie is dropped on the user. Users with this cookie may be targeted across advertising networks to receive relevant advertisements. You may opt out of this ad serving using the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) opt-out page (

We may also enable advertisers and ad servers to promote third-party products and/or services by placing advertisements on YourCauseOrMine. These advertisers and ad servers may use Cookies and/or "Web Beacons" (which are usually small, transparent graphic images) in order to monitor information related to served advertisements. Clicking on such advertisements will direct you to the website of a third-party and the advertiser.

This Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of any advertisers or ad servers.

Using Premium Services and Purchasing Cause Credits™

When you activate Our premium features or purchase Cause Credits™, you will submit your credit card or other payment information so that Our service providers can process your payment. We do not store any credit card or other payment card details, however, our payment service providers do, as legally allowed by law. 

Entering Contests and Attending Events

When you sign up for or win, any contests or other activities that We make available on YourCauseOrMine, We will collect the information required for such activity, which may include your contact information such as your address and phone number. If you choose to sign up to receive information about events or services that may be of interest to you, We will collect your email address and other related information. Additionally, We collect any information that you voluntarily enter into any postings, comments, or forums within the YourCauseOrMine community.

Use and Disclosure of Information

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, We do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes the Personal Information that We collect with third parties, unless you ask or authorize Us to do so.

In general, Personal Information you submit to Us is used by Us to provide you access to YourCauseOrMine, to improve YourCauseOrMine, to better tailor the features, performance, and support of YourCauseOrMine and to offer you additional information, opportunities, promotions and functionality from us, Our partners or Our advertisers at your request. Additionally, We do share your content preferences and other information with the social network with which you have connected to YourCauseOrMine, along with those companies and persons you have asked Us to share your information with.

We may provide your Personal Information to third-party service providers who work on behalf of or with Us to provide some of the services and features of YourCauseOrMine and to help Us communicate with you. Examples of such services include sending email, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, processing payments (including credit card payments), and providing customer service. We require Our third-party service providers to promise not to use such information except as necessary to provide the relevant services to Us.

Additionally, We may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name) that would otherwise make the Anonymous Information personally identifiable to you. Generally, We aggregate this information and use it in statistical analysis to help Us analyze patterns in the use of YourCauseOrMine. This Privacy Policy does not limit Our use or disclosure of any Anonymous Information in any way, and We reserve the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to Our partners, advertisers and other third parties in Our discretion.

We may share some or all of your Personal Information with YourCauseOrMine affiliated and group companies that are under a common control, so that they may send e-mails to you, in which case We will require them to honor this Privacy Policy. Some of those companies may be located in countries that do not require an equivalent or greater level of protection of Personal Information.

In the event We go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of Our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of ours or that acquirer’s assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

We may disclose your Personal Information if We believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) to protect and defend Our rights or property, you, or third parties. You hereby consent to Us sharing your Personal Information under the circumstances described herein.

The Ability of Others to View Your Information

Helping you to protect your information is a vital part of Our mission. It is up to you to make sure you are comfortable with the information you choose to provide Us and the information you choose to publish. You understand that when you use YourCauseOrMine, certain information you post or provide through the Site, such as your name, profile, comments, photos, and reviews, may be shared with other users and posted on publicly available portions of YourCauseOrMine, including without limitation, social media applications and other public fora in which you choose to participate. Please keep in mind that if you choose to disclose Personal Information when posting comments or other information or content through YourCauseOrMine, this information may become publicly available and may be collected and used by others, including people outside the YourCauseOrMine community. We will not have any obligations with respect to any information that you post to parts of YourCauseOrMine available to others, and recommend that you use caution when giving out personal information to others through social media networks or otherwise.

Your Choices Regarding Your Personal Information

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Information. You have a right at any time to stop Us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When you receive promotional communications from us, you may indicate a preference to stop receiving further promotional communications from Us and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail you receive or by contacting Us directly at

Despite your indicated email marketing preferences, We may send you administrative emails regarding YourCauseOrMine, including, for example, administrative and transactional confirmations, and notices of updates to Our Privacy Policy if We choose to provide such notices to you in this manner.

You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Information that We hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your Personal Information, please contact Us at  We may charge a reasonable fee for this service. We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask Us to correct or remove information which you think is inaccurate. You may change any of your profile information by editing it in the profile settings page.

Third Party Sites and Advertising

YourCauseOrMine may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. We encourage Our users to read the privacy statements of each and every website they visit. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by Us through YourCauseOrMine and does not apply to these third-party websites. The ability to access information of third-parties from YourCauseOrMine, or links to other websites or locations, is for your convenience and does not signify Our endorsement of such third-parties, their products, their services, other websites, locations or their content.


If you provide feedback to us, We may use and disclose such feedback for any purpose, provided We do not associate such feedback with your Personal Information. We will collect any information contained in such feedback and will treat the Personal Information in it in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You agree that any such comments and any email We receive becomes Our property. We may use feedback for marketing purposes or to add to or modify Our services without paying any royalties or other compensation to you.


We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal Information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though We have taken significant steps to protect your Personal Information, no company, including us, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Personal Information.

Contact and Revisions

If you have questions or concerns about Our Privacy Policy, please contact Us at:

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision at Our discretion, and if We make any substantial changes in the way We use your Personal Information, We will post an alert on this page or may otherwise post an alert on the YourCauseOrMine site revisions page available at If you object to any such changes, you must cease using YourCauseOrMine. Continued use of YourCauseOrMine following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgement of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

Deleted Accounts

Following termination or deletion of an account due to violations of our Terms of Use, We shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that you not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms of Use.

Even after you voluntarily remove information from your profile or delete your account, copies of that information may still be viewable and/or accessed on the Internet to the extent such information has been previously shared with others, or copied or stored by other users or to the extent such information has been shared with search engines. We cannot control this, nor do We accept any liability for this. If you have given third party applications or websites access to your personal information they may retain such information to the extent permitted under their terms of use or privacy policies.

Removed and deleted information may persist in backup copies for up to 30 days, but will not be available to others in the meantime.

Last updated: June 1, 2012

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