FirstGiving takes your privacy very seriously.
We only pass on your name, email address and mailing address to the nonprofit you are fundraising for, registering for an event with, or donating to, so that they can acknowledge your efforts.
Please note that by visiting or registering with FirstGiving.com, you are agreeing to the practices detailed below so please read on to find out how information relating to you will be treated as you use our site.
The information we collect from you as a site visitor
FirstGiving collects information about the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. This information is only collected in aggregate (in other words, we are not able to monitor your individual usage of the site) and helps us monitor site traffic patterns in order to improve our service.
The information we collect from you as a fundraiser or event registrant
When you create a secure personal account on FirstGiving for the purpose of creating a fundraising page or event registration, we collect your title, name, email address, mailing address, your password, and occasionally information required by the nonprofit. We will automatically pass on your name and email and home addresses to the nonprofit that will benefit from the donations you are collecting. In all other instances, we will not pass on this information to any third party unless you give us your express consent.
The information we collect from you when you donate
If you donate on FirstGiving, we collect your first and last name, credit or debit card details (including card type, card number and expiry date) and billing address. We will only use your payment details for the purpose of processing your donation via our payment partner Litle & Co. To find out more about the security of your payments, please read our Security Policy. We will automatically pass on your name and email and home addresses to the nonprofit that will benefit from your donation.
Email newsletters from FirstGiving
We will send you email newsletters; however you can opt-out at any time as all newsletters from FirstGiving include the option to unsubscribe.
Nonprofits use of your personal information
FirstGiving passes along personal information to the nonprofit you have fundraised for, registered for an event with, or donated to. If you wish to stop receiving further communications from a nonprofit, please contact them directly.
Security precautions to protect your information
The transfer of online transaction data to and from the web site is protected by the implementation of a Secure Sockets Layer protocol. Our Verisign 128-bit secure certificate allows web browsers to verify the authenticity of our secure.FirstGiving.com domain and to communicate with our site securely, protecting confidential information from interception and hacking. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure at all times to avoid unauthorized use of your FirstGiving account.
When you provide a friends email address for FirstGiving to forward a web address, we guarantee that we will only use your friends address for this purpose.
Although unlikely, FirstGiving may be forced by law to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate authorities.
With respect to personal information that it receives from the European Union (EU), FirstGiving abides by the Safe Harbor framework agreed to by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the EU. For additional information regarding the Safe Harbor Program, see the U.S. Dept. of Commerce web site at http://www.export.gov/safeharbor. Because FirstGiving and it's parent company, Giving Limited, comply with the Safe Harbor Principles, FirstGiving transfers of such data from EU countries to the United States meet the adequacy requirements of the EU Data Protection Directive.