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.
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 (http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp).
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
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.
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 help@YourCauseOrMine.com.
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 help@YourCauseOrMine.com. 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
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
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