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Privacy Policy

Our Commitment To Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Our ongoing commitment to the protection of your privacy is essential to maintaining the relationship of trust that exists between Philanthropegie and all of our users, whether they be an individual, organization or nonprofit or registered users with a personalized account, readers of our blog or other visitors to this Web site. This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) is intended to help you understand our online information security practices.

The Information We Collect

You may have accessed Philanthropegie directly by visiting our Web site, the home page of which is located at, or through the Web site of one of our third-party partners with whom we have teamed to provide services, such as (a) your employer; (b) a Philanthropegie co-branding partner; or (c) a corporate partner (collectively, “Partners”). This notice only applies to all information you submit to Philanthropegie through the Philanthropegie Web site. Please note that we are not responsible for the information you submit directly to third parties, including our Partners. We urge you to review the collection and use policies of such third parties, including our Partners through whom you may access our services.

The types of information we collect, includes but is not limited to (“Information”):first and last names; email addresses; telephone numbers; physical addresses; username and password; referral history; posted comments (ratings, volunteer opportunities) and such other information required or required to register for volunteer opportunities.

User Consent

By submitting Information through our Web site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the processing of your Information according to this Privacy Policy and you agree to the Philanthropegie Terms of Service located at (the “Terms of Service”).

Your Information may be processed by us in the country where it was collected as well as other countries (including the United States) where laws regarding processing of Information may be less stringent than the laws in your country.

How We Use Information

We do not sell, rent or trade our volunteer, administrator, nonprofit, or blog email addresses to outside parties. We use the Information we collect about you to facilitate provide information to you about Philanthropegie and related industry topics. We use return email addresses to answer the email we receive.
Please be aware that, to the extent required to provide our services, we share your Information with volunteers, Agencies, or our Partners, as applicable. We also reserve the right to use your Information to send you e-mails regarding system downtime and/or changes to this Privacy Policy or the Terms of Service, and other Philanthropegie outbound communications (such as service enhancements, tool upgrades, or registered user news) and you are not permitted to opt out of receiving these e-mail messages.

Otherwise we use your Information in the following ways:

For Blog Subscribers: We may use our email lists for sending out notices of new blog posts and other Philanthropegie outbound communications, such as service enhancements, tool upgrades, or user news.
Additionally, for users with a personal Philanthropegie account who have accessed Philanthropegie through or a Partner’s Web site: If you indicate to us that you are interested in creating a personalized account, the Information we gather from you will be used to permit you to: access the account, customize outbound email services, review your library and/or post a content that can be sent as an attachment to inquiries you make using the Philanthropegie service.

For Agencies: If you submit Information to us as an Agency, then, subject to the terms and conditions as a nonprofit user of Philanthropegie, your Information (excluding your EIN number) will be accessible by anyone who accesses Philanthropegie. In addition, we may share your Information, including your EIN number, with selected Partners in order to verify your Agency’s identity and tax status. Agencies who receive email addresses from potential users are strongly encouraged to adopt privacy standards similar to those of Philanthropegie. Each such Agency, however, has its own policies regarding collection and use of personal information and we are not responsible for their use of your Information. Inappropriate use of personal information received from Philanthropegie may jeopardize nonprofit user with Philanthropegie. Philanthropegie reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, what constitutes inappropriate use of this information. For more about an Agency’s policy, please contact them directly using the contact information posted for that Agency on our Web site.

In all cases, we use information provided by you for the purposes you provided the information. For instance, if you e-mail us with questions, we may use the information in your e-mail to answer the question. If you provide comments or feedback, we may publicly post those comments or feedback. 

If you submit Information to us as an Agency, then, subject to the terms and conditions as a nonprofit user of Philanthropegie, your Information (excluding your EIN number) will be accessible by anyone who accesses Philanthropegie. In addition, we may share your Information, including your EIN number, with selected Partners in order to verify your Agency’s identity and tax status. Please note that any feedback or comments provided by you on the Web site may be generally accessibly by any visitor to the Web site. Therefore, please take care when posting feedback or comments to the site, as you will forfeit the privacy of that information.


Cookies are tiny data files that Web sites commonly write to your hard drive when you visit them so that they can remember you when you visit. A cookie file contains information that can identify you anonymously and maintain your account’s privacy. Our site uses cookies to maintain a user’s identity between sessions so that the site can be personalized based on user preferences or a user’s history. You can set your Web browser to prompt you before you accept a cookie, accept cookies automatically or reject all cookies. However, if you choose not to accept cookies from this Web site, then you may not be able to access and use all or part of this Web site or benefit from the information and services which it offers.

Third-party Access and Use

Occasionally, we or our Partners hire third-party service providers to help provide or improve the services we offer you. Sometimes it is necessary for these providers to have access to the Information we collect about you. In those cases, we take reasonable steps to ensure that these providers do not use or otherwise disclose any Information we collect about you except for the purpose of fulfilling their service obligations to us and our Partners.

We share aggregate information about our users with certain third parties. This information shows user activity as a whole rather than on an individual basis; such aggregate information cannot be used to individually identify you. We use aggregated information we collect about users to continue to improve our service for you.

In the unlikely event that Philanthropegie undergoes a sale or transfer of all or substantially all of its assets, the acquiring entity will be subject to this Privacy Policy in its use of your personally identifiable Information. In addition, in the further unlikely event that Philanthropegie is adjudicated bankrupt or insolvent (a) there will be no further use or disclosure of your personally identifiable Information by Philanthropegie and (b) your personally identifiable Information will be destroyed. In addition, there will be no use or disclosure of your personally identifiable Information by any entity that acquires assets of Philanthropegie pursuant to such bankruptcy or insolvency proceedings.

Due to factors beyond our control, however, we cannot fully ensure that your Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be legally obligated to disclose Information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access your Information.

Web Beacons

Our pages on may contain files called web beacons that we use for research and evaluation purposes. Information recorded through these beacons is used to report anonymous information about the results of pro-bono media campaigns donated by Yahoo!. Aggregate information may include demographic and usage information. You may choose to opt-out of this research by visiting:


This site contains links to other sites. Philanthropegie is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

How You Can Review Or Correct Your Information

If you are a nonprofit user or individual user or organization user with a personal Philanthropegie account (either through or a Partner’s Web site) you may review and make changes to all of your Information that we collect and maintain online by simply inputting your username and password where indicated on the Web site.

This option is available 24 hours a day to better safeguard your Information, subject to downtime for standard maintenance and support. You do not need to contact us to access your record or to make any changes. If you have problems changing your Information, please contact Community Services at [email protected].

For Organizations Listed On Our Site

If you are an administrator for an organizations whose resources are listed on, please use the appropriate online forms or contact us to access your record or to make any changes. If you have problems changing your Organization’s Information, please contact Community Services at [email protected].

If you are an individual, organization or nonprofit with an account and would like to have your Information deleted from the site, you may do so by contacting Community Services at [email protected].

Opting-out of Blog Notices & Communications

Subscriptions to Philanthropegie blogs and resource updates are optional and Philanthropegie allows Individuals, organizations and nonprofits, subscribers or other users to unsubscribe from blogs at any time. In each blog notice we provide instructions regarding how to opt-out from receiving future blog or resource update mailings. You can also email us at [email protected] to remove your name from our blog or resource update subscription data base and ensure that you will cease receiving future communications from us.

Our Commitment To Data Security

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of Information, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the Information we collect online.

Changes to Policy

As part of the Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy is subject to occasional amendment, in accordance with the terms of the Terms of Service. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and notify you of the changes via email.

How To Contact Us

We appreciate your questions or comments about this privacy statement, the practices of this Web site, or your dealings with Philanthropegie. Please send email to [email protected] or you can send snail mail to Philanthropegie:

2872 Lewiston Road
Lewiston CA 96052


Effective Date: June 25, 2012

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