Privacy Policy

Last updated: June 3, 2021

Section 1 – Introduction:

This Privacy Policy explains the manner in which The Business for Good Foundation, Inc. (“The Business for Good Foundation,” the “Company,” “we,” or “us”) collects, uses, maintains, and discloses personal information collected from users (each, a “User,” “you,” or “your”) of the businessforgood.org website (“Site”).  

When we refer to “personal information” we mean information that identifies, or is reasonably capable of being directly or indirectly linked to, a particular individual or household, such as the individual’s name, postal address, email address, social media profile, and telephone number. Personal information includes “personal information” as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”) and “personal data” as defined by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). When anonymous information is directly or indirectly associated with personal information, the resulting information is also treated as personal information. Personal information does not include aggregate information that we collect about the use of our Site or about a group or category of users from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.  Nor does it include usage information or device identifiers not connected to personal information.

Your acceptance of these terms
By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use agreement, which we encourage you to read carefully.  If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy or the Site’s Terms of Use, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. 

Third-party websites

Please note, this Privacy Policy does not apply to the privacy practices of third parties.  We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party application or website before providing any information to, or through, them.

 

Section 2 – Information We Collect:

Information Users Provide
When Users visit our Site, register on the Site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site, Users may be asked to provide, as appropriate, a User’s name, email address, mailing address, or phone number.

Information Automatically Collected
When Users interact with our Site we may collect technical information about a User’s means of connection to our Site, such as the type of browser, computer, and operating system the User used, and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information. 

Web browser cookies
Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. A User’s web browser places cookies on the User’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about the User.  A User may choose to set his or her web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert the User when cookies are being sent. Note, however, if a User disables or refuses cookies, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Google Analytics
Our Site uses Google Analytics to allow us to better understand how Users interact with our Site and assist us in enhancing the Site, promoting content most relevant to our Users, and devising marketing strategies. Google Analytics uses first-party cookies and collects data related to Users’ devises/browsers, IP addresses, and interactions with the Site, to measure and report statistics about User interactions with our Site. Additionally, Google Analytics uses IP addresses to provide security.  Google Analytics prohibits its customers, such as us, from sharing personally identifiable information, such as a User’s email address, mailing address, phone number, precise location, or full name or username, with Google Analytics. To learn more about Google Analytics’ collection and use of your personal information, click here:  https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Do Not Track Signals
We do not currently take steps to respond to browsers’ “Do Not Track” signals, as no uniform standard to respond to such signals has been developed at this time.

 

Section 3 – How We Use Information We Collect:

How we use collected information
We collect and use Users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service – your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.
  • To personalize the user experience
  • We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site – we continually strive to improve our Site offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
  • To process transactions
  • To administer a promotion, survey, or other Site feature
  • To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them
  • To send periodic emails
  • To provide notifications
  • To solicit your feedback
  • To post testimonials
  • To improve our marketing and promotional efforts
  • To respond to User emails, submissions, questions, inquiries, requests, and comments
  • To monitor and analyze views and trends and otherwise measure the appeal and effectiveness of our Site and content
  • To monitor suspicious or fraudulent activity
  • To identify, fix, and troubleshoot bugs and service errors
  • To send Users confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support-related messages 
  • To protect against, identify, investigate, and respond to misuse of our Site or other unlawful behavior

 

With a User’s consent, we may use that User’s personal information for a specific purpose not listed above.

Parties with whom we share User personal information

We do not sell User personal information to third parties. We only share User personal information with third parties to the extent necessary for such parties to perform business services on behalf of The Business for Good Foundation.  Such services include hosting the Site, analyzing data, and managing our email subscriber list.  Our service providers are required to maintain the confidentiality of User personal information.

 

User email addresses and other contact information

The email address Users provide may be used to respond to User inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If a User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, the User will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email, or a User may contact us via our Site.

We use Mailchimp®, a third-party service provider, to maintain our subscriber list and send out email newsletters.  Mailchimp® uses cookies or other tracking mechanisms to recognize when recipients open emails or click on certain links.  This information might then be used to assist us in enhancing Users’ experiences on our Site and promoting content most relevant to our email subscribers. To learn more about Mailchimp’s® collection and use of your personal information, click here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

Retention of Personal Information

We retain a User’s personal information for so long as we have an ongoing legitimate business or legal need to do so.  Additionally, Users have the ability to disable cookies and other tracking functions through their devices or browsers. 

Anonymous Information

We use anonymous information to analyze our Site traffic, but we do not examine this information for personally identifiable information.  In addition, we or our Site host, may use anonymous IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our Site, or to display content according to User preferences.  Information may also be shared with business partners and advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis to help devise marketing strategies.

 

Section 4 – How We Work to Protect User Information:

We strive to maintain appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access or disclosure of User personal information collected through our Site.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Site and its Users happens over a SSL secured communication channel and is encrypted and protected with digital signatures.

 

Section 5 – Accuracy of User Information:

Although we work to ensure that the information we hold about a User is accurate and up-to-date, unless we receive an indication otherwise, we can only assume that the information a User provides to us is accurate. If a User informs us that any of that User’s information processed through our Site or email marketing is incorrect, or if we learn that any such information is incorrect, we will work to promptly correct, or if appropriate, erase, such information.

 

Section 6  – Your California Privacy Rights and Notice at Collection:

 

This portion of the Privacy Policy is provided under California law, including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), and supplements this Privacy Policy by providing certain disclosures to California residents and explaining the privacy rights of California residents.

 

Categories of Personal Information Collected and Disclosed.  This Site is new, so in the 12 months preceding the date of this Privacy Policy, we have not collected or disclosed any personal information.  That said, we intend to collect the following categories of personal information and share them with the following categories of third parties:

 

  • A. Identifier, such as, real name, alias, postal address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol (IP) address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.  
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services on our behalf
      • Advertisers and marketing-related service providers (IP address and online identifier only)
      • Social media platforms

 

  • B. Commercial information, including User purchases and engagement with the Site and content.
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services on our behalf
      • Advertisers and marketing-related service providers
      • Social media platforms

 

  • C. Internet activity and network activity, including User interactions with the Website, Membership, or content and what led you to the Website.
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services on our behalf
      • Advertisers and marketing-related service providers
      • Social media platforms

 

  • D. Geolocation data provided through location enabled services such as WiFi and GPS.
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services on our behalf
      • Advertisers and marketing-related service providers
      • Social media platforms

 

  • E. Inferences, including information about User interests, preferences, and favorites.
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services on our behalf
      • Advertisers and marketing-related service providers
      • Social media platforms

 

  • F. Other individual records such as phone number, billing address, or credit or debit card information. This category includes personal information protected under pre-existing California law (Cal. Civ. Code 1798.80I), and overlaps with other categories listed here.
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services or handle transactions on our behalf

 

  • G. Additional Information, that you choose to share with us through our Website or on social media platforms.
    • Parties with whom we disclose this category of personal information:
      • Service providers that perform services on our behalf
      • With other users – when you share your personal information or otherwise interact in public areas, such as third-party social media platforms, with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and might be shared by other users.

 

Categories of Sources of Personal Information.  We collect personal information from the following categories of sources:

 

  • Directly from Users
  • From cookies and similar technologies
  • From third-party service providers, data suppliers, and business partners
  • From social media platforms and similar services
  • From internet service providers
  • From operating systems and platforms

 

Business or Commercial Purposes for Collecting or Sharing Personal Information. See Section 3 – How We Use Information We Collect above for the business or commercial purposes for which we collect or share personal information.

 

Sale of Personal Information. In the preceding 12 months, we have not sold Users’ personal information, nor do we intend to.  However, the term “sale” is defined broadly under the CCPA. As explained above, we do share with our service providers personal information that is necessary for such service provider to perform a business purpose. To the extent our use or disclosure of personal information is interpreted to constitute a “sale” under the CCPA, California residents are entitled to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information at any time and can do so by contacting us (contact information is below). To our knowledge, we do not sell the personal information of individuals under 16 years old.

 

Notice of California Residents’ Rights. If you are a resident of California, you have the following rights under the CCPA with respect to your personal information:

 

  • The right to request the deletion of your personal information collected or maintained by us, subject to certain exceptions.  

 

  • The right to opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. We do not sell the personal information of users of our Website.  However, the term “sale” is defined broadly under the CCPA. We do share with our service providers personal information that is necessary for such service provider to perform a business purpose. This Privacy Policy describes the limited circumstances in which we share your personal information with third parties. To the extent our use or disclosure of personal information is interpreted to constitute a “sale” under the CCPA, California residents are entitled to opt-out of the “sale” of their personal information at any time and can do so by contacting us as provided below. If, in the future, we do sell users’ personal information to a third party, we will provide users with the opt-out and opt-in rights required under the CCPA. 

 

  • The right to request that we provide you with information regarding the processing of your personal information over the preceding 12 months, including the categories of personal information we have collected about you, specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you, sources from which it was collected, categories of personal information disclosed, the business or commercial purpose for collecting or disclosing personal information, and categories of third parties with whom your personal information is shared.

 

  • The right to request that we disclose to you the categories and specific pieces of personal information that we have collected in the preceding 12 months.

 

  • The right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of privacy rights conferred under the CCPA.  

 

To request information regarding our processing of your personal information or request that we delete personal information about you that we have collected, you must submit a verifiable consumer request to us via email or mail addressed to us at the address below.

hello@businessforgood.org

170-176 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs, 12866

 

Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child. You may only make a verifiable consumer request twice within a twelve-month period. We cannot respond to your request or provide you with personal information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the personal information relates to you. Thus, your verifiable consumer request must:

 

  • Provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected personal information or an authorized representative of such person.

 

  • Describe your request in sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to your request.

 

We will acknowledge receipt of your request and advise you on how long we expect it will take to respond if we are able to verify your identity. We will work to process your request within 45 days pursuant to the CCPA. If we need additional time in order to process your request, we will provide you with an explanation for the delay. If we are unable to honor your request, we will advise you of this fact and provide the reason why.

 

We will not provide social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, account passwords or security questions and answers, or any specific pieces of information that could lead to unauthorized access, result in identity theft, fraud, or impose an unreasonable risk to data or systems and network security.

 

We do not charge a fee to process or respond to a User’s verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that a User request warrants a fee, we will inform you of the reason for this decision and provide a cost estimate before completing such request.

 

Section 7 – UK and EU Residents’ Rights:

Individuals located in the European Economic Area have certain rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) with respect to personal information we collect through the Site, which rights consist of:

  • The right to be informed regarding the processing of your personal information, including the personal information collected, sources from which it is collected, categories of personal information disclosed, and categories of third parties with whom your personal information is shared;
  • The right to access to your personal information;
  • The right to have errors corrected;
  • The right to have personal information erased or processing restricted;
  • The right to data portability;
  • The right to object to processing of your personal information;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervising authority;
  • The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing; and
  • When processing of personal information is based on consent, the right to withdraw your consent.

Responses to User requests to us regarding such User’s personal information will be provided free of charge (including copies of materials), except that we may charge a reasonable fee for any repetitive requests, manifestly unfounded or excessive requests, or further copies.  Similarly, we may refuse to act upon requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive.  

Lawful Basis for Processing Personal information. 

We process User personal information, whether directly or through third-party processors, as needed for purposes of our legitimate interests, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of our Site Users. Our legitimate interests include responding to communications initiated by Users, performing services, informing Users of relevant content or changes to our Site, and protecting the security of the Site and Users’ personal information.  In some instances, we might request a User’s consent to process such User’s personal information for a particular purpose and in such instances the lawful basis for such processing is such User’s consent.

 

Section 8 – Notice to Non-U.S. Residents:

Our Site and servers are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that your personal information may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Site, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to such transfer, processing, and use in the United States.

 

Section 9 – Children:

The Site and content are not intended for use by children and, as such, are not directed to children.  Moreover, we will not knowingly allow anyone under the age of 16 to provide us with personal information.  Individuals under the age of 13, and in some instances 16, cannot lawfully consent to collection of their personal information. If you are under the age of 16, please do not provide us with any personal information (such as your name, email address, or phone number).  If you become aware that your child (under the age of 16) has provided us with personal information, please contact us immediately.  Parents have rights under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) to control what information is collected from their young children online and we respect those rights.

Section 10 – Updates and Changes to Our Privacy Policy:

The Business for Good Foundation has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. When we do, we revise the updated date at the top of this page.  We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect.  You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

 

Section 11  – How to Contact Us:

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with this Site, please contact us at:

The Business for Good Foundation

businessforgood.org

170-176 Woodlawn Ave, Saratoga Springs, 12866

hello@businessforgood.org