Version 1.5 (Last Updated Oct 1st, 2018)
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CharityWars.org is a Social Enterprise Startup, and we rely on the trust and support of our Champions to grow and operate. We are committed to protecting your privacy, ensuring your security, being fully clear and open about how we use or collect your data, and making sure that your data is never shared without your knowledge. We believe that our users should have clear rights, so your time on CharityWars.org will be guarded by these specific Privacy and Security Commitments:
Commitment 1: We will always strive to use the best methods of encryption and security protocols to protect your sensitive information, and work to stay ahead of industry wide security measures.
Commitment 2: Your email address, or the email addresses of your connections will never be used without your permission. If you choose to invite your friends through our system, each invite will require your specific action. We will never use those emails to spam your friends without your permission.
Commitment 3: You will always have the option to control which messages and notifications you receive from CharityWars.org, and you will always have the option to not receive anything. The only exception being legal notifications that we may be required to send to you by State or Federal law.
Commitment 4: We will never read any messages that your may send through the website in order to create targeted advertisements for you. Your messages are private, and will only be seen by you and whoever you want to see them.
Commitment 5: If you choose to share and record any location or name information on our website, to be visible to other users or for the purposes of accessing specific website content, this information will never be shared with any 3rd Party without your knowledge.
Commitment 6: You will never need to contact us or “opt in” to be covered by the full scope of our privacy and security measures. If you use our website, you are included. Your privacy is a right, not a bonus feature.
User Provided Information
We store information that you can voluntarily choose to share with us when using the CharityWars.org website, or specific sections of the website. This includes information such as:
Cookies and Other Passively Collected Information:
Log File Information:
Provision of Services and Security
Your personal information will be used to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the CharityWars.org website, including but not limited to the following: (a) providing you with our services of education and gameplay; (b) processing and responding to inquiries; (c) alerting you to new service features, special events, products and services, or certain third-party products or services in which we think you will be interested; and (d) enforcing the legal terms that govern your use of the service as described in the Terms of Service.
Part of your visibility as a participating Champion
Any information you provide on your profile page may be publicly visible. It may include, for instance, your username, the date you became a Champion, your rankings, your badges, the Causes you supported and earned Karma for, and (if you’ve uploaded one) your profile picture.
When you join a Duel, you will have the choice to use your personal name instead of your username and this may be visible to other Users and Non-Users who can access the Duel's information page. Users and Non-Users may be also to see the Cause you are currently supporting, and a link to your profile page. And by participating in CharityWars Duels and gameplay you are accepting any risk that may be connected to the sharing of this infomation.
Betterment of the Non-Profit Sector, Research and Education
Your gameplay, site activities, and preferences may be anonymized or aggregated for the purpose of improving the quality and design of CharityWars.org and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services, such as by storing, tracking, and analyzing User preferences and trends. As well as shared with partner entities that are helping us improve the website or the quality of our Service.
This anonymous data, and aggregated user trends may also be used for educational purposes of the non-profit, charity and political sectors. Shared with educational and civic institutions, and used to enhance research about such subjects as gamification, political trends, charitable giving, market theory, political science, and statistics. We may use your information to contact you for administrative, game play related, or promotional purposes, as well as to notify you of significant changes in the Service of CharityWars.org. This anonymous and/or aggregated data does not identify you, and we may use and disclose such information without limitation for academic research and related educational purposes.
General Uses and Other Situations
CharityWars subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, or other businesses or persons that help us provide and operate the website and provide services may have authorized access to parts of your information (for example an email client like MailChimp having access to your email) for the purpose of processing and using such information on our behalf.
However we may only share your personal information with third parties for their commercial or marketing use with your consent, or as part of a specific program or feature for which you will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out. We may also disclose personally identifiable information in response to your requests for customer service. We also may share personal information in other situations with your consent.
CharityWars.org reserves the right to disclose personal information that CharityWars.org believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to (a) enforce our Terms and Conditions or other posted policies (b) take precautions against liability or harm, (c) investigate and respond to third-party claims or allegations, or respond to a subpoena, legal order, or official request, (d) protect the security or integrity of our Service, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of CharityWars.org, our users or any other person. Information also may be shared as described in the Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy section below.
Your Privacy and Information Choices
You can always decline to submit personal information through CharityWars.org, but CharityWars.org may not be able to provide certain services to you or prohibit access to specific sections of the website.
Be aware of the Risks
CharityWars.org uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. As no such methods are foolproof, we cannot, however, with certainty ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to CharityWars.org and you do so at your own risk.
Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy
In the event that CharityWars is involved in a merger, acquisition, sale, bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, or other change of control, we may transfer as an asset your personal asset to the acquiring or successor entity.
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