Privacy Policy

Last Updated on: May 17, 2018

Giving Excellence is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our website, subscribers to our newsletters, trainings, events, and those providing contact information. In addition, Giving Excellence is opposed to unauthorized commercial e-mail delivery, otherwise known as spam. Please read the following Privacy and Spam Policy to understand how your personal information is treated. From time to time, Giving Excellence and Mellissa Rempfer may offer new information or services that may affect this policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy and Spam Policy, please send an e-mail to Privacy@GivingExcellence.com. Spam abuses can be notified at abuse@GivingExcellence.com.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT & HOW IS IT USED?

Information You Voluntarily Submit to the Website, through Events, or Social Media Engagement:


We may collect personal information from you such as your name or e-mail address. For example, you may voluntarily submit personal information to Giving Excellence by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, report, educational service, or submitting a contact form. In addition, upon making certain purchases described herein, we may ask you to create a user profile, which would allow you to create a username and password. We will store the username, but your password will not be visible in our records. There will be temporary password emailed to you that you can change under your profile. Our system does not store your password.

Information We Collect from Others:


We may receive information about you from other sources. For example, if you use a third-party software through the site, they may transfer information to us for fulfillment.

Automatically-Collected Information


We automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access Giving Excellence. For example, when you use Giving Excellence, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using Giving Excellence, such as links clicked.

Cookies:


We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by Giving Excellence. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalized experience on the website.

The following list includes examples of specific ways we collect personal information from our website visitors and the type of information collected:

Electronic Newsletter:


To register online for our electronic newsletters, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of an e-mail address is mandatory in order to receive our newsletter.

Contact Forms:


To contact Giving Excellence for the purposes of evaluating or engaging our services or to answer your questions, we utilize numerous forms throughout our site. Required information varies depending on the form and at most includes (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of this information is mandatory in order to receive a response from Giving Excellence. The provision of the remaining information requested on the registration form is optional.

Educational Materials:


To register online for our educational materials including Excellence-grams, reports, checklists, swipe files, and trainings, we request the following required information: (i) name, and (ii) e-mail address. The provision of an e-mail address is mandatory in order to receive the material. .

Online and In-Person Purchases


When you purchase a product or service from Giving Excellence, we utilize a third-party online shopping system, which is described more fully below. To process your payment, certain standard required information includes address and credit card information. Transactions are secured via SSL encryption and credit card details will never be e-mailed. Credit information is purged from our systems on a regular basis.

HOW YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE USED

Giving Excellence may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain the website;
  • To create your account, identify you as a user of the website, and customize the website to your account;
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters, offers from our partnerships, special offers for trainings, services, and events.. Each e-mail will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings by unsubscribing;
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative e-mails, confirmation e-mails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts;
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries;
  • To provide you with user support;
  • To track and measure website performance;
  • To process payment for purchases you make through Giving Excellence;
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorized or illegal activity;
  • To review the effectiveness of our marketing programs and analyze other general demographic trends;
  • To notify you of new information or services that may be of interest to you; or,
  • To send promotional materials.

DOES SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER SHARE MY INFORMATION?

Giving Excellence will not share, rent, or sell your personally identifiable information with third-parties. We may, however, share your information with third-parties when we are authorized to share such information.


Additionally, Giving Excellence may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policy. Giving Excellence currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Tracking:


Giving Excellence uses various marketing tools that help us create a better user experience for people visiting our site. These tools allow us to look at aggregated data such as scrolling patterns, clicks, and allow us to run tests to determine which pages result in the best actions. However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any of these tools. We use the following third-party service providers for tracking:

Hotjar: Privacy policycookie information

VWO: Privacy policyopt-out

Google Analytics: Privacy Policy

Remarketing:


Giving Excellence uses remarketing tracking cookies and conversion pixels from vendors such as Google and Facebook to present special offers to you for our products or services over the Google Content Network and via social networks. This means you may see an ad for one of our products or services as a result of visiting our website. In addition, Giving Excellence uses custom audiences based on e-mails of subscribers and customers. This allows us to present special offers for our products and services to you via Facebook.  However, your personally identifiable information is not used by any remarketing service other than to present you special offers from us. We use the following third-party service providers for remarketing:

Facebook: Opt-out of Facebook remarketing here

Google: Opt-out of Google remarketing here

Newsletters, Excellence-grams, Educational Materials, and Events:


Giving Excellence uses Active Campaign as its e-mail service provider. Active Campaign collects contact information, distributes our newsletter, and tracks actions you take that assist us in measuring the performance of the website, newsletters, and educational content. Upon subscription, Active Campaign also tracks the pages you visit on the website.

Our messages and content contain tracking pixels. This pixel is embedded in e-mails and allows us an analysis of the success of our messages and offerings.. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an e-mail and which links within the e-mail you click. This behavior is not passed to third-parties. All data submitted at the time of subscription to our education material, newsletters, and events is stored on Active Campaign's servers. You may access Active Campaign's privacy policy here. At any time, you may be removed from our any of our Giving Excellence's lists by clicking on the unsubscribe button provided in each e-mail.

We may also rely on a third-party service, Thrive Themes, to service certain pop-up subscription boxes, quizes, and opt ins. Any information collected by Thrive Themes is passed through directly to Active Campaign and is not stored by any party other than Active Campaign.

Purchases:


Giving Excellence uses AccessAlly and MoonClerk to service payments for some services run through Stripe.. AccessAlly processes orders, tracks orders, and affiliate activity. AccessAlly and MoonClerk collects personal information such as your name, e-mail address, address, and payment information. All data entered into AccessAlly is stored on AccessAlly's site. Click here for their Privacy Policy.

All payments processed through AccessAlly and MoonClerk use Stripe. This service stores your name, amount of your purchase, and payment details on their site. PayPal Payflow is governed by Stipe's Privacy Policy.

Upon making a purchase through AccessAlly, you will receive e-mail confirmations to the e-mail address you provide during your purchase. These e-mails are sent through various services as outlined below:

Events, Trainings, and Workshops:


Giving Excellences hosts a variety of events from workshops, retreats, conferences. If you purchase tickets for any of our events, you will enter personal data into AccessAlly for processing this transaction.  Information you provide at the time of purchase will be used for creation of conference badges and to invite you to join a group on LinkedIn, Facebook, access to Excel (Giving Excellence hub for services). E-mails regarding your purchase may be transmitted through Active Campaign.

Online Summits:


Giving Excellence hosts regular online events (“Summits”). If you purchase tickets for one of these Summits, you will enter personal data into AccessAlly for processing this transaction. Your payment will be processed by AccessAlly, as described above. Emails regarding your purchase may be transmitted through Active Campaign.

Excel:


Giving Excellencs hosts a paid membership site, the Excel: Excel is our in-house library for services like: Together We Elevate, Gathering of Brilliance, VIP clients, and Conscious Business Development. If you purchase any of our services that require access to the portal, your purchase will be processed through AccessAlly, as described above.

Additionally, at the time you join, you will create a profile through AccessAlly, which stores your personal information on our servers. We communicate with via e-mail through Active Campaign, which stores your personal contact information on their servers.


Webinars


From time to time, Giving Excellence or will host webinars, Podcasts, and trainings which are hosted through Zoom or Crowdcast. If you elect to participate in a webinar, you will be required to submit personal information to register and login. You may also receive e-mail communications regarding reminders and playback availability.

All information submitted for your participation is stored by the software hosting the webinar. Please consult their individual privacy policies.

Zoom: Privacy Policy

Crowdcast: Privacy Policy

Contact Information and Website Support


We offer multiple ways to contact Giving Excellence, including contact forms, e-mails, and chat. If at any time, you attempt to contact us through a contact form, the information you provide will be stored on our servers. If you use the chatbot feature, it will be stored on the servers of FlowXO, in accordance with the FlowXO privacy policy.

Comments


Giving Excellence uses Disqus to make it easy for you to leave comments on blog posts. Personal information that you enter for comments will be stored on the Disqus servers, in accordance with the Disqus privacy policy.

At this time, your personal information is not shared with any other third-party applications. This list may be amended from time to time in Giving Excellence's  sole discretion.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your e-mail address(es) or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through Giving Excellence to third-parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganization proceeding brought by or against us.

ANONYMOUS DATA

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

PUBLICLY VISIBLE INFORMATION

If you create a user profile on Giving Excellence or the Excel or leave a comment on any of blog, podcast, or social groups certain information may be publicly visible.

COOKIES

Giving Excellence uses cookies to: store visitors’ preferences; record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit; ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads; or customize our content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

At any time, you may prevent the setting of cookies by the website, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of Giving Excellence may be entirely usable.

WHAT IF THERE ARE CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY AND SPAM POLICY?
If we change our Privacy and Spam Policy, we will post those changes on our privacy page at https://www.GivingExcellence.com/privacy/.

RIGHTS RELATED TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Opt-out:


You may opt-out of future e-mail communications by following the unsubscribe links in our e-mails. You may also notify us at privacy@GivingExcellence.com to be removed from our mailing list.

Access:


You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to privacy@GivingExcellence.com.

Amend:


You may contact us at privacy@GivingExcellence.com to amend or update your personal information.

Forget:


In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to privacy@GivingExcellence.com.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

SENSITIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION
At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Giving Excellence. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy and Spam Policy.

CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
Social Media Examiner does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Social Media Examiner has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at privacy@GivingExcellence.com and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

SPAM POLICY
Giving Excellence is strongly opposed to spam. We will only send messages to users that have explicitly requested to receive messages from Giving Excellence. Examples may include:

  • Opt-in subscribers to the Giving Excellence Newsletter
  • Opt-in subscribers to Excellence-grams
  • Opt-ins based in education, development, or offer opportunities
  • Users that complete a contact form
  • All communication will be related and relevant to what you have requested.

WEB LINKS
Giving Excellence contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Giving Excellence is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy and spam policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy and Spam Policy applies solely to information collected by Giving Excellence.

HOW DO I CONTACT GIVING EXCELLENCE?
If you have any further questions or comments regarding the Giving Excellence website or this Privacy and Spam Policy, you may contact privacy@GivingExcellence.com.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on our site.

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