Privacy policy

Last Updated: August 12, 2019

Give Technologies Inc. and Give Foundation (“Give”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) values and respects your privacy.

This Privacy Notice describes our privacy practices on the Give Foundation App (the “App”) and on our website located at (the “Website”). The App and the Website (collectively, the “Platform”) are owned and operated by Give, and we can be contacted at the contact information set out below.

Collection And Use Of Information

We collect and use information for the purposes identified below.

Registration: If you register on the Platform, we collect your full name, email address, and a password. We use this information to create and administer your account. We strongly recommend that you do not disclose your password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in any unsolicited communication (such as letters, phone calls or email messages). If you log into the Platform through a third party service (e.g., social media platform), we may receive further information from you depending on your settings, such as your birthdate, location, and age.

Portfolio: Once you have registered for an account, we will ask you for certain information in order to build your personalized Give portfolio. This information includes your postal code, annual income range, monthly donation amount, the charitable causes you care about, and credit card information. We use this information to recommend charities you might be interested in and calculate a recommended monthly donation amount.

Donations and Tax Receipts: If you choose to make a donation through the Platform, we will collect certain information from you in order to process the donation, such as your credit card information, postal code, and donation amount. We will also collect your first and last name and address in order to issue tax receipts.

Location Information: With your consent, we may also collect your location information when you register on the Platform. We use this information to recommend charities in your region that may be of interest to you. Push Notifications: If you provide your consent to receive push notifications, we may send push notifications to your mobile device to provide you with App updates and other relevant information about charities you might be interested in or donation reminders. We may also send you push notifications to ask for your feedback on our services, and to inform you about other features we think may interest you. If you wish to stop receiving push notifications from us, you can turn off push notifications for the App in the settings of your mobile device.

Email Communications: We may send you emails at the email address you provided to register for the App or at the sign-up page on our Website. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, simply unsubscribe by clicking the relevant link at the bottom of the email. You may unsubscribe at any time. Alternatively, you can opt out of receiving our emails through your in-App settings or by contacting us using the information set out under “Contact Us” below.

Contact Us: When you contact us with a comment, question or complaint through email, telephone, the App, or on our Website, you may be asked for information that identifies you, such as your name, address and a telephone number, along with additional information we need to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment. We may retain this information to assist you in the future and to improve our customer service and service offerings.

Usage Information & Analytics: As with many applications, certain limited data is required for the App to function on your device. This data includes the type of device hardware and operating system, unique device identifier, IP address, language settings, and the date and time the App accesses our servers. We use this information to help us understand the activity on our App, to monitor and improve our App, and to tailor your in-App experience. In addition, we may use third party service providers to collect analytical information about your use of the App, such as the App features used and time spent on the App, to help us tailor your in-app experience, improve our products and the quality of our App, and to manage and analyze data in order to better understand our users.

Careers: If you apply for a job by email or by mail, you may provide us with certain personal information about yourself, such as information contained in a resume, cover letter, or similar employment-related materials. We use this information for the purpose of processing and responding to your application for current and future career opportunities.

Information About Our Website

Visiting our Website: In general, you can visit our Website without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information. However, we collect the IP (Internet protocol) addresses of all visitors to our Website and other related information such as page requests, browser type, operating system and average time spent on our Website. We use this information to help us understand our Website activity and to monitor and improve our Website.

Cookies: Our Website uses a technology called "cookies". A cookie is a tiny element of data that our Website sends to a user’s browser, which may then be stored on the user’s hard drive so that we can recognize the user’s computer or device when they return. Cookies may provide us and our service providers with information that we will use to personalize our Website in accordance with a user’s preferences. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our Website, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the Website features. We may also use a third party to help us gather and analyze information about the areas that users visit on the Website to evaluate and improve the customer experience and the convenience of the Website.

Analytics: We may also use a third party such as Google Analytics to help us gather and analyze information about the areas visited on the Website (such as the pages most read, time spent, search terms and other engagement data) in order to evaluate and improve the user experience and the Website. For more information or to opt-out using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on, see “How Google uses data when you use our partners’ sites or apps” ( and “Google Analytics and Privacy” (

Third Party Links: Our Website may contain links to other websites that Give does not own or operate. We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to the user. These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites. The linked websites have separate and independent privacy policies, notices and terms of use. We do not have any control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Sharing Of Personal Information

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer or disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except as set forth below or as required or permitted by applicable law.

Service Providers. Your personal information may be transferred (or otherwise made available) to third parties that provide services on our behalf. We may use service providers for certain functions such as hosting our data, processing payments for donations, and sending our communications. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions and are not authorized to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by us, our affiliates, and our third-party service providers in Canada, the United States, or other jurisdictions.

Legal and Compliance. We and our service providers may provide your personal information if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to another organization for the purposes of investigating a breach of an agreement or contravention of law or detecting, suppressing or preventing fraud, or as otherwise may be required or permitted by applicable Canadian, U.S. or other law or legal process, which may include lawful access by U.S. or foreign courts, law enforcement or other government authorities. Your personal information may also be disclosed where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.

Sale of Business. Your personal information may be transferred as an asset in connection with a prospective or completed merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings), involving all or part of Give, or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.

Safeguarding And Retention Of Personal Information

We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures designed to safeguard the information in our custody and control against theft, loss and unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure.

We restrict access to information on a need-to-know basis to employees and authorized service providers who require access to fulfill their job requirements. Our employees are also contractually required to keep any information they access confidential.

We have information retention processes designed to retain information for no longer than necessary for the purposes stated above or to otherwise meet legal requirements.

Access To And Correction Of Personal Information

Subject to applicable law, you may have the right to access, update and correct inaccuracies the information we hold about you. To request access to or correct, you may contact us at the contact information set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

Updates To The Privacy Notice

We may update this Privacy Notice periodically to reflect changes to our personal information practices. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Notice often for the latest information about our personal information practices.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice or the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information, or to request access to our collection of your personal information, please contact us at:

Jeff Shin