Privacy Policy | Deposit a Gift

Privacy

This Privacy Policy is effective November 25, 2014

This privacy policy applies to www.depositagift.com owned and operated by Deposit a Gift LLC (“Deposit a Gift”). This privacy policy describes how Deposit a Gift collects and uses the personal information you provide on our web site:  www.depositagift.com.  It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information.

 

Deposit a Gift is strongly committed to your right to privacy and to taking steps designed to secure your personal and financial information. To earn your trust and confidence in our commitment, the intent of this policy is to fully disclose our privacy practices to you. We will only use your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read our policy to understand what types of personal information we collect and how this information is used.

 

Deposit a Gift has received TRUSTe's Privacy Seal signifying that this privacy statement and our practices have been reviewed for compliance with the TRUSTe program viewable on the validation page available by clicking the TRUSTe seal. The TRUSTe program covers information collected through this Web site www.depositagift.com. TRUSTe's mission, as an independent third party, is to accelerate online trust among consumers and organizations globally through its leading privacy trustmark and innovative trust solutions. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact TRUSTe at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.

 

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 By using our site, you consent to the collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be reflected on this website page so that you are always aware of the information we collect and how we use it.


The Information We Collect

Deposit a Gift collects personal information necessary to respond to your requests for our products and services and to allow you to use the resources available on our website, including the creation and maintenance of a personal event registry website. Personal information includes, but is not limited to, name, physical address, email address, phone number and any other information that itself identifies or, when tied to the above information, may identify you as a specific individual.

 

Deposit a Gift also collects information related to your event, including event dates, name and address of registrants, as well as information relating to your gift registry. Deposit a Gift also uses forms for users to request specific information and purchase from the website. On such forms, we collect information such as: contact information, financial information (including credit card numbers) and demographic information. Specifically, during the checkout process, when a gift-giver is purchasing a gift from a Deposit a Gift registry, they will need to provide their name, address and credit card information in order for us to process the transaction. Similarly, when a Deposit a Gift user is going through the Cash-Out process to request their gift money, they will need to provide personal information depending on the method of Cash-Out they select: for a wire transfer, the user will need to provide Bank Account information that corresponds to the user listed as 'Registrant 1'; for a check that will be mailed, we will use the address for 'Registrant 1' that was provided during the registry set-up process.

 

NOTE: All financial/sensitive information is encrypted on our site through the use of SSL technology. We do not store credit card data, bank account details or any other personal financial data (such as bank account information if provided for a wire transfer) for future use. Users will be required to re-enter this information, when prompted, for each transaction.

 

Technologies such as: cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by Deposit a Gift and our marketing partners, affiliates, analytics and customer support service providers. These technologies are used in analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movements around the site and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.

 

We use cookies for our shopping cart, to remember users’ settings (e.g. language preference) and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our site, but your ability to use some features or areas of our site may be limited.

 

Log file information - When you use Deposit a Gift services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, ISP, referring/exit pages, click path, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We use this information only to aggregate broad information about the behavior of groups within the site and not to profile or track any individual user. Log Files are not tied to personal information.

 

We use Local Storage Objects (LSOs) such as HTML5 to store content information and preferences. Third parties with whom we partner to provide certain features on our site or to display advertising based upon your Web browsing activity use LSOs such as HTML 5 to collect and store information.

 

Links - Deposit a Gift may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology, customized content and advertising.

 

Behavioral Targeting / Re-Targeting- We partner with a third party ad network to either display advertising on our Web site or to manage our advertising on other sites.  Our ad network partner uses cookies and Web beacons to collect non-personal information about your activities on this and other Web sites to provide you targeted advertising based upon your interests.  If you wish to not have this information used for the purpose of serving you targeted ads, you may opt-out by clicking Here.  Please note this does not opt you out of being served advertising.  You will continue to receive generic ads.


How We Use Your Information

Deposit a Gift uses your personal information to administer the Deposit a Gift site, to detect problems with our servers, maintain the quality of the Deposit a Gift service and to track traffic patterns on the Deposit a Gift site. Deposit a Gift also uses your personal information to provide you with the latest news about Deposit a Gift, and special offers and discounts from merchants affiliated with Deposit a Gift. On rare occasions, it is necessary to send out a strictly service related announcement. These announcements will not be promotional in nature and you will not be able to opt-out of receiving these service related emails.

 

The information we collect during registry and fundraiser creation, Cash-Out or checkout allows us to allocate registry funds to our users at the time of disbursement or allows us to accept payment for guests' gift purchases; we only collect the information that is absolutely necessary to complete the functions you request of us via the website. We use third parties such as a credit card processing company to bill gift-givers for registry purchases, a blog platform to support our blog and an email service provider to send out non-administrative emails on our behalf. When you opt-in to receive these non-administrative emails (our newsletter or promotional offers from our partners), we will only share your email with the email service provider as necessary for the third party to provide that service. All of these third parties are prohibited from using your personal information for promotional purposes.

 

If you choose to use our Registry service and create it on behalf of someone on our site, we will ask you for your friend’s name.  Deposit a Gift LLC stores this information for the sole purpose of creating event registry. Your friend may contact us at support@depositagift.com to request that we remove this information from our database.

 

Deposit a Gift also uses the information on visitors' usage of the site to improve its overall usefulness. We use a third-party tracking service that uses tracking technologies to track non-personally identifiable information about visitors to our site in the aggregate (e.g. usage and volume statistics) to track the effectiveness of our site and tailor the user experience to your needs.

 

Except as described in this privacy policy, we do not share, sell, rent, or trade the personal information of our users or their gift-givers with any third parties, unless we are required to do so to (1) comply with applicable laws, (2) respond to governmental inquiries, (3) comply with valid legal process, (4) protect our rights or property, this Site and/or users of this Site or (5) if Deposit a Gift is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.

 

Blog/Testimonials/Guest Book

If you use the blog, registry guest book, fundraiser message board or testimonial submission features on this site, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected, or used by other users of these forums, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in these forums. If you want to remove your personal information that is being displayed on our website under public pages, please contact us at support@depositagift.com. In some cases, we may not be able to remove your personal information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why. To post to our blog, you must provide your email. To submit a testimonial, you must be a Deposit a Gift user and by submitting, you are agreeing that we can publish it if we so choose.

 

Social Media Widgets

Our website includes Social Media Features, such as the Facebook Like button. These Features may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the Feature to function properly. Social Media Features and Widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these Features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

 

Single Sign-On

You can log in to our site using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect or an Open ID provider. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share certain personal information with us such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign up form.  Services like Facebook Connect give you the option to post information about your activities on this Web site to your profile page to share with others within your network.


Choice and Data Access

Deposit a Gift gives users a choice about how we use your personal information. Users may choose to opt-out of all non-administrative notifications and mailings from the site at the time of registration (in the sign-up form) and at any time during their membership by logging in to their account and accessing their "My Profile" page for overall account related preferences or the "Settings" section of the Dashboard. Every Deposit a Gift email will also have an unsubscribe function that can be used to opt-out of that specific kind of email at any time. Users may access and modify all information associated with their account through their personal account settings at any time. In addition, you can update or delete such information by contacting our customer service department via email at support@depositagift.com. However, even if you delete or change some personal information in our registration database, it may still be stored in our databases (including those kept for archival purposes). We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


Data Integrity

Deposit a Gift processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.


Security

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at support@depositagift.com 

 

Specifically, with regard to transactions, all order information you provide to us and all information contained in your account is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. SSL is a widely used coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us. Transactions will not be permitted if your browser does not accept SSL encryption. Only authorized personnel from Deposit a Gift can decode this information and such personnel will only do so in accordance with our or their Privacy Policy. In addition, to attempt to deter the theft of credit card numbers and other personal information residing in our system, we have installed secure "firewalls" and/or have implemented other security measures to help protect our systems against "hacker" break-ins. Additionally, all credit card numbers are encrypted in our system until our system requires the information for processing.


Links To/From Third Parties

When you use "Share This" to bookmark and share our products and site, you will be taken to a third party site. Please note that these third party sites’ privacy policies govern the collection and use of the information collected on those sites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policy of any Web site you visit.

 

Deposit a Gift has affiliate partner relationships with some external sites for the purposes of advertising our services to potential users. Users who click-thru from an affiliate site and sign-up with Deposit a Gift will be noted in our system as coming from that particular site as a means to provide monthly reporting to our affiliate partners. Our partners will see which users created an event registry site as the result of a click-thru from their site, but this is purely for the purpose of reporting. We do not provide them with any personal contact information or means to contact our users. In no uncertain terms do we share or sell the personal contact information of our users to our affiliate partners. By clicking-thru from an affiliate partner and signing-up with Deposit a Gift you are only agreeing to the Terms of Service of Deposit a Gift. You are not agreeing to any other terms or opting-in to any email communications beyond what you see on our sign-up and registry set-up pages. All of our affiliate partners are prohibited from using your personal information for promotional purposes. 


Surveys

Deposit a Gift also values the opinions and comments from all of our users, so we sometimes conduct surveys online, via e-mail, or by telephone. Your participation in these surveys is entirely optional. Information we collect in online surveys will include general information on the use of our site and other demographic information, such as age and income bracket. Survey participants are anonymous unless otherwise stated in the survey.


Changes to this Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If this policy is modified in any material way, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page prior to the change becoming effective.


How to Reach Us

Deposit a Gift can be reached for any questions regarding our Privacy Policy via e-mail at support@depositagift.com or phone: 646-504-7124. All inquiries will be addressed within 24-48 business hours of receipt. Additionally, Deposit a Gift can be reached by US Mail at 181 East 119th Street, Suite 10B, NY, NY 10035.