Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us. Essentially:

  • We don't ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don't share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don't store personal information on our servers except as required for the on-going operation of our services, and we take reasonable precautions to protect your information.

Below is the Gively Privacy Policy which incorporates and further describes these goals.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact our support team.

Gively LLC ("Gively," "we," "us,") operates gively.com ("gively.com," "give.ly," "giv.ly," "the Website"). It is Gively's policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Types Of Information We Collect

Gively collects two kinds of information: (1) information you provide us and (2) information we collect through technology. Certain visitors to Gively's websites choose to interact with Gively in ways that require Gively to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Gively gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask vendors who sign up for an account at Gively.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Gively – by placing an order with a member vendor, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Gively collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Gively. Gively does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors may always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Information You Provide Us

In order to obtain access to certain services provided by Gively, you may be required to provide information about yourself. This information is called "personally identifying information." Personally identifying information includes such things as: your name, business name, physical address, email address, telephone number(s), website URL, email address associated with third-party accounts, usernames, and/or certain financial information. Your choice of whether to supply Gively with such information may limit your ability to access certain services associated with Gively and our affiliates.

Information We Collect Through Technology

Gively uses technology to passively collect information from you as you access our services. This information is called "non-personally identifying information." Like most website operators, the non-personally identifying information Gively collects is the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available. This information may include: your browser type, language preference, referring site, or the date and time you visited the Website.

We may collect your Internet Protocol address ("IP address"). Your IP address is often associated with the portal through which you enter the internet, sometimes giving location data and information about your Internet Service Provider. On its own, your IP address is not personally identifying information. However, we may combine this information with personally identifying information to get a better understanding of users of Gively services.

We may also use technical methods other than those collected from web browsers and server logs to gather non-personally identifying information. We may use cookies to track your preferences as you use our site. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor's computer, and that the visitor's browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Gively uses cookies to help Gively identify and track visitors, their usage of Gively website, and their website access preferences. Gively visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Gively's websites, with the drawback that certain features of Gively's websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

We may also use web beacons or pixel tags to track how you navigate through various part of the Website.

What We Do With Your Information

Gively's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Gively's visitors use its website in order to make the website work better for you, and to develop other products and services that you might find useful.

Gively's policy for disclosing such personally identifying information is discussed in detail below. Gively may release personally identifying information in one of two ways. First, Gively may ask permission to release personally identifying information from you. At such time, you may allow Gively to release your personally identifying information either through your own preferences on the Website or through express written consent. Second, from time to time Gively may bundle your personally identifying information with individuals' personally identifying information, aggregating your information with that of others. We may share this aggregated information with third-parties, but without any of the personally identifying characteristics—e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website or statistics based on IP addresses or location data.

Gively may also collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Gively may use aggregated statistics relating to sums and averages of orders placed or other vendor member or guest activity. Gively may display this information publicly or provide it to third-parties, but always does so in the aggregate and without the ability of third-parties or the public to access any individually identifying information.

If you are a registered user of a Gively.com account and have supplied your email address, Gively may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Gively and our products. We primarily use our various websites to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

How We Protect Your Information

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have implemented various security measures to protect both guest and account-holder information from unauthorized access and improper use. From time to time, we review our security procedures in order to consider appropriate new technology and methods. Please understand, however, that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable.

Gively discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractor, affiliated organizations and member vendors that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Gively's behalf or to provide services available at Gively's websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country. By using Gively's websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Gively will not rent or sell personally identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Gively discloses personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Gively believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Gively, third parties or the public at large.

Gively takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personally-identifying information.

In the event someone acquires Gively.com ...

If Gively, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Gively goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Gively may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Gively.com and Third-Parties

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Gively and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

We share certain user and account-holder information with Vendors who hold accounts with Gively.com. In the very specific circumstance of providing information for a Vendor-User transaction, we will deliver certain personally identifying information from you to the Vendor. For instance, certain personally identifying information you may share with Gively.com is necessary to pass-through to the Vendor to complete a transaction or otherwise allow Gively to render its services. By sharing this information for the express purpose of supplying it to the vendor, you will be required to agree that the Vendor may use such information (e.g., your email address, physical address, certain financial information) in accordance with the Vendor's own privacy policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Gively may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Gively's sole discretion. Gively encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.

If you have a Gively.com account, you should also check your control panel for alerts to these changes. Any and all changes made to the Gively Privacy Policy are effective immediately upon posting to the Website and/or your control panel. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Changes to the Gively Privacy Policy may affect our use of personally identifying information that you may have provided prior to your notification of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in Gively's use of your information, you must notify us immediately upon discovering the changes that you wish to deactivate your account.