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Privacy Policy

(Last Updated November 16, 2011)

Welcome to Given Tree!  Please read through this privacy policy in its entirety before using this site and entering personal information.  By using this site, you agree to the latest privacy policy posted on our site.  

We take privacy seriously and we respect your right to privacy.  We will not rent or sell your personal information to third parties.

When you create an account on GivenTree.org, we ask for basic information about you including your name, email address, password, and other personal information you choose to add to your account.  You may be able to provide other information to your profile page, which will be listed for the public to view unless otherwise noted by you.  This could include pictures, occupation, websites, mailing address, place of residence and other information made possible by giventree.org in the future.  Please review your profile page and decide how much information you feel comfortable listing.   All information entered will be seen by the public unless otherwise indicated.   A basic public profile page will automatically be created for you when you register for an account.  Your profile page will also show projects you’ve contributed to along with regular updates from these projects. You can choose to be anonymous.

Given Tree will collect information on any donations you make to Given Tree.  All donations will be processed through a third party.  When you leave our site, we take no responsibility for privacy policies of third parties. When using any third party site, read through and understand their privacy policies and terms.  

Given Tree tracks information on your donations and friend referrals for the benefit of giventree.org.   We do not sell any personal information.  Once you register, your public profile will reflect any activity made on your profile page unless otherwise indicated by you from options on your profile page.  Your profile page may reflect items which include projects you’ve donated to, friend referrals, donations made by friend referrals, updates from projects you’ve donated to, and other information Given Tree finds useful for the purpose of giventree.org.

By creating an account on Given Tree, you agree to receive emails and other forms of communication from giventree.org.  By default, you will receive emails from Given Tree and regular updates from projects you have funded to your profile page and your personal email account.  Changes to the frequency of emails can be made on your profile page.  Third party sites and certified charities will not have access to your personal email unless we obtain permission from you.  They will send updates through our site to your account.

If you link to a site which removes you from this site, this Privacy Policy does not apply and we encourage you to read through the privacy policy of that site.  Given Tree does not control policies from third party sites and the responsibility lies upon the user to read and understand their terms and privacy policies. Note: This relates to third party payment processing providers.

Given Tree collects certain technical information by using cookies and tracking technology through third party tools and programs.  This is useful for compiling information to track traffic patterns on our site, originating IP addresses, pages visited, browser type, and other helpful information to improve your user experience.  This information helps us make our website more user-friendly and helps us review needed areas for improvement.

Given Tree reserves the right to update or modify this privacy policy at anytime. Updates will be posted on our website with the date last updated.  Please be sure to check our privacy policy periodically for changes.

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If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our privacy policy, please contact us.