Privacy Notice


Effective Date: January 1, 2014




Our commitment to you!



Welcome to A Better Fundraiser.com and thank you for visiting our Website! We want you to know that, at A Better Fundraiser ("ABF"), we care about maintaining your privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information we collect about you. To further this commitment, we have adopted this Online Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy"), which tells you about the kinds of information we collect on our Website, how we use that information, and what choices you can make with regard to that information. For a complete description of our privacy practices, please click on the topic of interest below.



What does this Privacy Policy apply to?



This Privacy Policy currently applies to the following website(s) operated by A Better Fundraiser, Inc., (collectively referred to as "our Website" or "our Site"):

http://www.abetterfundraiser.com

Any other A Better Fundraiser, Inc.,-owned domain name or URL that points to the website listed above, but that does not make up its own site (e.g., www.abetterfundraiser.org), is also subject to this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy applies only to information submitted and collected online through our Website (as listed above), but does not apply to information that may be collected by ABF offline. In addition, this Privacy Policy does not extend to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we link, including websites of affiliated charities, churches, schools, or other non-profit organizations. Because we cannot guarantee that the privacy policies of such sites meet our high standards, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of the website to which you link before you submit any personal information to that site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any linked site.

Visitors to our Website from outside the United States are advised that this Privacy Policy is intended to meet the laws and requirements of the United States, which may not necessarily be the same as the laws and regulations of your home country. Any information that you provide to ABF will be treated in accordance with the laws and regulations of the United States.

Please note that by using our Website, you signify your assent to A Better Fundraiser's Online Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website. We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Please check back from time to time to ensure that you are aware of these changes. Your continued use of our Website will signify your acceptance of these changes. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, we will post the change here and, if necessary, take steps to give you proper notice and choice regarding the change.





When do we collect information, what information do we collect, and how will it be used?



To simply browse our Website or shopping catalogue, we do not ask you to provide any information. However, if you wish to participate in our fundraising services, we may need to collect certain information about you or the organization that you represent. This information is only collected with your knowledge (i.e., if you voluntarily provide it to us through one of our online forms) and will usually take the form of either.

The types and amount of information collected for these features will vary depending on the feature. The requested information may include personal or contact information (such as your name and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as your age and gender). The specific types of personal and/or demographic information requested for each feature above and the way the information is used are discussed in more detail below. Under all circumstances, we will only collect the information deemed reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives.





Customer/Website Registration



You may be asked (although not required) to supplement your profile with additional information, such as your telephone number and company mailing address. Once you are registered, you will have the ability to customize your profile (e.g., select newsletter preferences) and set up an address book with personal and/or group contacts. This may involve the collection of personal information such as name and e-mail address about friends, family members, or organizations.

If you are visiting our site to purchase items, registering will allow you to save items in your shopping cart, customize your selection of charities and/or student fundraisers, and will otherwise make your shopping experience more enjoyable.

The contact information associated with your account (e.g., e-mail address and phone number) is used to contact you with important news/announcements about our Website or service, your account activity, or other related information. The contact information in your address book may be used to distribute an occasional ABF e-mail.

We may use your personal and demographic information for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online products and services we provide you and to better meet your fundraising needs.




Online Store



Visitors purchasing downloadable products through our Website or online store will need to provide valid credit card information (including a valid credit card number and expiration date and billing address), in addition to registering (see above). All financial information is transmitted by SSL protocol via ABF's secure server.




E-mail Updates



To sign up for our periodic newsletter, we may ask you to provide your e-mail address. This information is used to notify you about special promotions, new products, or other events of interest and to otherwise keep you updated about our company.




Tell-a-Friend



A Better Fundraiser, Inc. invites you to spread the word about our novel fundraising service. When you use the A Better Fundraiser, Inc., referral program (or "tell a friend" feature), we ask you to provide your e-mail address and your friend's e-mail address. In return, we send your friend an e-mail message inviting them to visit our Website. The information submitted to us for this program is used only to forward your message.




Comments and Feedback



A Better Fundraiser, Inc., welcomes your comments and feedback about our services. You may contact us via e-mail or by using our online form. If you choose to use our online form, we ask you to provide your name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address, and a description of your question or comment. This form is intended for questions and comments only. We use the personal information you provide solely to respond to your inquiry and for no other purpose. We may retain and aggregate your comments for demographic purposes and to improve our service.





Business Capacity



Please be advised that in some areas of our Website, you may be able to submit information about yourself in a business capacity (e.g., sales agent or fundraiser application). Although we can assure you that any personal information gathered in this context will be used solely for its intended purpose, such information is not subject to this Privacy Policy.




Cookies



We may use cookies to improve the use and functionality of our Website. A "cookie" is a small file websites often store on your computer for record-keeping purposes. Storage of cookies on your system provides an easy and convenient method for us to personalize your experience on our Site and make your next visit more enjoyable. For example, cookies will remember your username and password and items placed in your shopping cart (but not purchased) during an earlier visit to our Site. This saves you the time of having to re-register or re-select certain products every time you come back to our Site. We do not use cookies to collect personal information such as your name; however, we may link information contained in a cookie to personal information collected from you by other means (e.g., Website/Customer Registration). You can always disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent to your computer; however, if you do so, you may not be able to purchase products from our catalogue or register on our Site.




IP Addresses



A Better Fundraiser, Inc.,may also keep track of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to troubleshoot technical concerns and to maintain website safety and security. An IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer every time you log on to the Internet.




Log Files



A Better Fundraiser, Inc., may collect information in the form of logs - files that record website activity and gather statistics about your browsing habits. These entries are generated anonymously, and help us determine (among other things) how many and how often users have visited our Website, which pages they've visited, and other similar navigational data. We also use the log file entries for our internal marketing and demographic studies, so we can constantly improve the online services we provide you. Log files are used internally only, and are not associated with any particular user, computer, or browser.




Who is collecting my personal information and is it shared with anyone?



The information that you disclose on our Website is collected by A Better Fundraiser, Inc., or by a vendor on A Better Fundraiser's, Inc., behalf; and, is used in accordance with the practices set forth above. A complete breakdown of our data disclosure policies follows. Please note that we do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties.




Agents and Contractors



We may use outside companies, agents, and contractors ("vendors") to provide support for the internal operations of our Website, such as processing credit card transactions and delivering your orders. In the course of doing so, these vendors can come into contact with some of your personal information. However, we only give them access to (or allow them to collect on our behalf) the information they need in order to actually perform their tasks, and they are bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy that is, they must treat your personal information the same way we do and for no other purposes.




Legal and Business Transfers



We may disclose personal information in the good faith belief that we are required to do so by law, including but not limited to disclosure to law enforcement or other government officials in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, or other activity that is illegal or may expose you or us to legal liability. In addition, in the event of a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, or other similar event, your account information (including personal information) may be transferred to our successor or assign, if permitted by and done in accordance with applicable law.




What safeguards do we use to protect your personal information?



A Better Fundraiser, Inc., maintains reasonable procedures to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of the personal information collected from our Site visitors. Personal information collected by A Better Fundraiser, Inc., is stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public and that are only accessible to authorized employees. In addition, our online store uses industry-standard encryption to prevent unauthorized electronic access to sensitive financial information such as your credit card number. We also have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. For example, before we allow anyone to access their personal information, we verify the person's identity by requesting unique information such as username and password.




How can I modify or control the information collected about me?



There are a number of ways you could modify or control the information collected about you. If you are a buyer or fundraiser who has registered on our Website, you always have the ability to login to your account profile, where you can:

-View and modify your selection of fundraisers;
-View your purchase or donation history;
-View, update, add to, or delete your personal information, including billing information;
-Change your password;
-Add contacts or groups to your address book; or,
-Update your newsletter preferences.
-For all other opt-out requests or requests to modify personal information we may have collected about you in another context, please contact us using the Contact Us form at www.abetterfundraiser.com.






How do I ask a question or file a complaint? (Contact Information)



If you have any questions, complaints, or comments regarding this Privacy Policy or our information collection practices, please contact our Privacy Policy Administrator by using the Contact Us form at www.abetterfundraiser.com.