Privacy Policy

Last updated May 2024.

Charity Footprints, Inc. and Charity Footprints (collectively, “Charity Footprints”, “we”, “us” or “our”) is committed to protecting the privacy of our users online. Accordingly, we have developed this Privacy Policy (“Policy”) to inform users of our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use and disclosure of data we receive from all users of (the “Site”, “Website”, “Web Portal” or “Portal”) and our application for mobile devices (the “Application” or “App”). Our primary goals in collecting information are to provide and improve our Web Portal, Application, services, features, content, to administer your use of the Web Portal and Application (collectively, the “Service”), and to enable users to enjoy and easily navigate the Web Portal and Application.

This Policy sets forth the policies and procedures of data and information, including but not limited to personally identifiable information, received from users of the Service. This Policy is applicable to all visitors of the Web Portal and all users of the Application, and all other users, registered or otherwise, of the Service (collectively, “visitors”, “users” or “you”).

Express User Consent To The Privacy Policy:

By using the Service, you consent to your information being collected, disclosed and otherwise used as described in this Policy, which is incorporated by reference into the Charity Footprints Terms of Service (“TOS”). Unless otherwise defined in this Policy, terms used in this Policy have the same meanings as in our TOS. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Policy, and the terms and conditions in our TOS, you are not authorized to use our Service and you should discontinue the use of our service immediately and delete any associated Charity Footprints data or downloaded information.

As used in this policy, the terms “using” and “processing” information include using cookies on a computer, subjecting the information to statistical or other analysis and using or handling information in any way, including, but not limited to collecting, storing, evaluating, modifying, deleting, using, combining, disclosing and transferring information within our organization or among our affiliates within the United States or internationally.

Capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined herein have the meanings given to them in the TOS.

Changes To The Privacy Policy:

We may amend, update or change this Policy from time to time. Use of information we collect now is subject to the Policy in effect at the time such information is used. If we make changes to the Policy, we will post the revised Policy on our Web Portal as well as the Application. If we make material changes to the Policy, we will notify you by an electronic mail using the electronic mail address specified on your Account (defined below) or by means of a notice on the Web Portal and Application once the change has become effective. We strongly encourage you to review the Policy from time to time in the event changes have been made. Your continued use of the Service indicates your assent to the Policy as posted and you agree that we may change it at any time, effective immediately.

Information We Collect:

We collect information to provide a better Service to all of our users. In some circumstances, certain users choose to interact with our Service in ways that require Charity Footprints to gather personally identifiable information. In other circumstances, Charity Footprints, like most website operators, will collect non-personally identifiable information. We use this information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of a visitor’s interaction with the Service.

When you register for an account with our Service (a “Charity Footprints Account” or “Account”), we receive and store personally identifiable information you enter or provide to us in any other way. The types of personal information collected may include your name, date of birth, electronic mail address, health or physical conditions, contents posted by user in Charity Footprints Site or Application, URL, phone number, Twitter, Facebook and/or other SNS  usernames, address and zip code, location, and any other data that is tied to such information (collectively, the “Personal Information”). We will not disclose Personal Information other than as described in this Policy. Of course, you can always refuse to provide Personal Information, but doing so may prevent you from using some or all of our Service.

When you log in to a Charity Footprints Account and interact with our Service, we may automatically collect and store information that has the potential to be personally identifiable, such as your Internet Protocol (IP address). We only use and disclose user IP addresses under the same circumstances that we use and disclose Personal Information under this Policy.

When using a part of our Service, we may also collect non-personally identifiable information related to which part of our Service you are using and how you are using it, like when you view and interact with text, graphics, images, music, software (excluding the Application), audio, video, information and other materials (collectively “Content”). The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of your interaction with our Service. For example, web browsers and servers typically make available certain non-personally identifiable information like system activity, hardware settings, Internet protocol address, browser type, browser language, date and time of a visitor’s request and referral URL, and other technologies. This information may be stored on our server logs. We collect this information in order to better understand how our visitors interact with and use our Service, and to improve our Service.

Charity Footprints Accounts:

When you create a Charity Footprints Account, users in your network may connect with you via Charity Footprints Buddy feature, Team Goal Feature or any other Application or Web Portal Features. Using these features or seeking sponsorship for your individual or team goals may result in sharing of your Personal Information with your connections or other members of your Team Goal or Goal sponsors. We recommend that you guard your anonymity and sensitive information and we encourage users to think carefully about what information you want to disclose about yourself. In addition to Personal Information, information related to your workouts including but not limited to your location, speed, time and other workout details will be shared with your connections as well as team members of your team goals.

How We Use The Information We Collect:

We use information we collect through the Service in order to provide, maintain, protect, and improve our Service, as well as to protect Charity Footprints and our users and visitors. We also use this information to provide users with tailored Content.

Personal Information about our users is an integral part of our business. We neither rent nor sell your Personal Information to anyone, except as described in this Policy. We use your Personal Information for such purposes as improving the content of the Service, customizing the Content you see, and communicating with you about specials and new features. We may also draw upon this Personal Information in order to adapt the Service and our community to your needs, to research the effectiveness of our network and Service, and to develop new tools for the community and to improve our marketing and promotional efforts.

We provide some of our services through affiliates, service providers, partners and other third parties. We, and our service partners, may use your personal information to operate our Web Portals and to deliver their services. These affiliates and third party service providers are not permitted to use personal information for any purposes other than to complete the order, assist you in participating in the particular service or promotional program, and communicating with you. We will encourage our service partners to adopt and post privacy policies. However, the use of your personal information by our service partners is governed by the privacy policies of those service partners, and is not subject to our control.

Health Connect Data :

  1. Collection and Usage of Health Connect (Fitness) Data:

    We value the privacy and security of our users. Our mobile application requests access to fitness-related permissions, specifically the ability to read steps. This data is collected on explicit user permission and when they want to share their step data with the app for meeting fitness goals created on Charity Footprints platform.

  2. User Consent:

    By using our app, you explicitly consent to the collection and usage of fitness-related data for the purposes outlined in this privacy policy.

  3. Security Measures:

    We use encryption technologies to protect sensitive data both in transit and at rest. We implement robust security measures to protect the confidentiality and integrity of health-related data. This includes encryption (in-transit and at rest) and secure storage.

  4. User Data Deletion:

    Users can request the deletion of their data through our mobile applications (Go to setting option in our mobile apps and select "Delete Account") or by using the provided link.

Reverse Geo-coding:

We employ Reverse geo-coding and user’s IP address or saved location information in order to provide users specialized route and event content.

Financial Information:

Donations are transferred to the selected charity through The Network for Good giving system.  The information you provide while taking a donation pledge is only used to complete your donation. Please refer to The Network for Good’s Privacy Policy, which will cover your payment processing transaction.

User Demographics:

We may share non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners and connected sites. We only use this data in aggregate for business and administrative purposes, and for the purposes of performing statistical analyses on user behavior and characteristics, and for improving the Service. For example, we may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors interacting with our Web Portal, Application, and Service; we may monitor the most activities of our Service users; and/or we may display this information publicly or provide it to others, like through the publication of a report on usage trends of visitors.

We may transfer Personal Information as an asset in connection with a proposed or actual merger or sale (including any transfers made as part of an insolvency or bankruptcy proceeding) involving all or part of our business or as part of a corporate reorganization, stock sale or other change in control. In such a circumstance the transferee would be bound by the terms of this Policy.

Mailing List And Referrals:

If you submit your e-mail address to be added to a mailing list, we will use the e-mail address for the sole purpose of sending you announcements and special offers, along with Web Portal and Service updates and feedback solicitations. We use your feedback to improve our Service and our organization. If you choose to provide information about yourself using a feedback or e-mail form on our Web Portal or our direct mailings, we will not use the information for any purpose other than to respond to your inquiry, act on your suggestion or comment, or collect statistical data on how our users interact with our service and other services.

You may choose to provide us with another person’s e-mail address or other contact information, including any social networking site username, in order to share content from the Web Portal or Application or so that person may be invited to register with our Service. We use this information to contact and, if necessary, remind that person about the invitation. By providing us with another person’s e-mail address, you represent to us that you have obtained the consent of that certain person with respect to such disclosure to us of their Personal Information. We may disclose such information if required to do so in order to comply with legal process, as described below.

How Your Personal Information Is Protected:

Your account is password protected for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password, and limiting access to your computer, phone and browser such as signing off after you have finished accessing your account. We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you, and we follow reasonable technical and management practices to help protect the confidentiality, security and integrity of Personal Information, potentially personally identifiable information, and data stored on our system. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures we have implemented reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved.

The Service may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices on other web sites. When linking to another web site, you should read the privacy policy stated on that web site. This Policy only governs information collected on the Service.

We restrict access to Personal Information to Charity Footprints employees, contractors and agents, or affiliated organizations who need to know this information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to confidentiality obligations. We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to guard against unauthorized access to systems.

We employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Site-, Application-, and Service-related services (e.g., without limitation, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, and improvement of the Site, Application, and Service’s features) or to assist us in analyzing how our Services are used. These third parties may have access to your Personal Information; if they do, this access is only so that they may perform these tasks on our behalf and they are obligated not to disclose or use if for any purpose.

Data Protection Mechanisms:

We employ industry-standard data protection mechanisms to ensure the security of sensitive data, including but not limited to:

  • Encryption: We use encryption technologies to protect sensitive data both in transit and at rest. All personal information and health data are encrypted using secure algorithms.
  • Access Controls: Access to personal information is restricted to authorized personnel only, and we employ strict access control measures.
  • Secure Data Storage: All sensitive data is stored in secure environments with multiple layers of protection.

Compliance With Law And Law Enforcement:

Charity Footprints cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose your Personal Information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our TOS and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public. Please note that we are not required to question or contest the validity of any search warrant, subpoena or other similar governmental request that we receive.

Cookies And Similar Technologies:

Like many websites and mobile applications, we use cookies and other means to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We send cookies to your computer through your browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser and tell us how and when pages in our web site are visited and by how many people. Most browsers have an option for disabling the cookie feature, which will prevent your browser from accepting cookies or will enable your browser to notify you when one is being placed. However, cookies are necessary to access the web site. We use analytics (and related analytics programs) to better understand who is using the Service, and how people are using it. Analytics uses cookies to collect and store anonymous information such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the web site, IP address, and type of operating system used. We use this information to improve the Service and make it appealing to as many users as possible.

Our Site, Application, and Service may contain electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our Service is used and may be used in some of our emails to let us know which emails and links have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of our customer communications and marketing campaigns.

Third Parties:

The Service may contain links to third party web sites to which we have no affiliation. Except as otherwise discussed in this Policy, this document only addresses the use and disclosure of information we collect from you. Other web sites accessible through our web site via links or service partnerships have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult each web site’s privacy policy. We are not responsible for the policies or practices of third parties.


International Transfer:


Our Policy toward Children:

The Service is not directed to individuals under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us. If we become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Information, we will delete such information from our files.

User Data Deletion:

Users can request the deletion of their data through our mobile applications or by using the provided link.

Contacting Us:

Charity Footprints is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about this Policy, please contact us here. We will make every effort to answer your questions and/or resolve your concerns.