Greater Giving Privacy Notice

Last Updated: 12/30/2022

Greater Giving, Inc. (“Greater Giving,” “us”, “we” or “our”) provides products and services (“Services”) to support nonprofit organizations and schools (our “Customers”) in their fundraising efforts. The individuals who engage with our Customers and contribute to their fundraising efforts through use of our Services are “End Users” of our Service.

We respect your rights and preferences regarding data privacy. In this Privacy Notice (“Notice”), we describe how we collect, use, and share personal information about our Customers, as well as End Users who interact with Greater Giving websites, forums and blogs (“Sites”), our mobile applications (“Apps”), or other products and services (collectively, “Services”) for the purpose of participating in our Customers’ fundraising efforts.

This Notice applies to the Services provided by Greater Giving on its own behalf or in combination with one of its parents, affiliates, or subsidiaries.

In this Notice, we provide information about:


Please be aware that not all of the information in this Notice will be directly applicable to our handling of your personal information. If you are a Greater Giving Customer, there may be additional terms that govern your use of the Services that are provided in the agreement you have with Greater Giving. This Notice provides an overview of the possible circumstances in which we interact with your personal information. If you have any questions about our processing of your personal information, please contact us at [email protected].


Greater Giving collects personal information about two different categories of individuals:

  • Personal information about Greater Giving Customers or potential customers (“Customer Information”), and
  • Personal information about End Users who use Greater Giving to support the fundraising efforts of our Customers (“End User Information”).

Greater Giving processes Customer Information and End User Information differently. We have a direct relationship with our Customers, and we process Customer Information for our own business purposes. In contrast, our relationship with End Users is indirect and based upon our relationship with our Customer. We process End User Information for our Customers’ business purposes, and in accordance with our Customers’ instructions. If you are an End User who has a relationship with one of our Customers, and you have a question about how your personal information is collected, used, or shared, or would like to exercise any rights you may have with respect to your personal information, please contact the Customer with which you have a relationship directly.

We will only collect, use, and share personal information where we are satisfied that we have an appropriate legal basis to do so. Subject to Customer consent if required by law, we may collect the following categories and types of Customer Information as relevant to the Services with which a Customer is engaging:

  • Identifiers (including name and contact information including telephone number, email address, or postal address)
  • Sensitive Personal Information (such as financial account information and username and password)
  • Commercial Information (such as your access and purchase history, the Services we provide to you, your marketing preferences, or information you provide in any communication with us or when you participate in any blog, community or forum on our Sites)
  • Internet/Electronic Activity (see “Cookies” for additional information)
  • Employment Information (such as your status with the organization with which you are affiliated)
  • Geolocation Information
  • Inferences drawn from the foregoing, such as Customer preferences, characteristics or predispositions
Greater Giving may also collect the following categories of End User Information on behalf of and as directed by our Customers:
  • Identifiers (such as name, contact information including telephone number, email address, or postal address),
  • Sensitive Personal Information (such as your name and financial account, gender (if you use a prefix before your name), and username and password),
  • Commercial Information (including records of registration activity, products or services purchased, marketing preferences, information provided in any communication with us, including customer service requests, email messages, and call recordings, or information provided through participation in any blog, community or forum on Greater Giving Event Software)
  • Internet/Electronic Activity (see “Cookies” for additional information)
  • Education information

How we use your personal information. We use your personal information to provide the Services. In providing the Services, we may use your personal information for the following business purposes:

  • Create, maintain or provide service for your account
  • Process or fulfill requests from you
  • Respond to customer service requests from you
  • Send Customers whitepapers, updates, or notices about our organization, or emails about products or services that Customers have requested or we believe may be of interest
  • Market to our Customers, subject to their consent if required by applicable law purposes.
  • Verify Personal Information
  • Conduct promotions our Customers have entered
  • Process payments
  • Undertake activities to maintain the quality, safety or integrity of the Services
  • Maintain data security including detecting and responding to security incidents and protecting you, and us, from fraud and other malicious activity
  • Monitor our Sites including gathering usage data and other analytic information that enables us to maintain and improve the Services
  • To personalize your experience on our Sites
  • Other uses that are required for us to meet our legal, contractual or regulatory requirements
  • Other uses as directed by Customers and subject to their privacy policy.

Our Processing of Sensitive Personal Information: Sensitive Personal Information includes personal information defined as sensitive under the applicable privacy and data protection laws. When we collect Sensitive Personal Information about you, we will limit our use and disclosure of that information to what is necessary to perform the Services, unless we are required to do otherwise under applicable laws. In addition to processing Sensitive Personal Information as required to perform the Services, we may process Sensitive Personal Information to detect and prevent security incidents or fraud, to ensure the physical safety of natural persons, for short-term transient uses (when consistent with the purpose for which the information was collected), and to verify or maintain the quality or safety of any Services we perform. Under some privacy and data protection laws, you may have the right to limit the processing of your Sensitive Personal Information. You can find more information about your rights in other sections of this Notice, including any applicable section directed at residents of the state or country in which you reside.


We collect personal information from the following categories of sources:

Information that you provide to us: We collect personal information that you provide to us when you set up an account with us, use our Services, or communicate with us. For example, if you register for an online account with us, then we may request your name, contact information and payment information. Providing us with personal information about yourself is voluntary, and you can always choose not to provide certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of or participate in some of the Services’ features.

Information collected from third parties: We may collect Customer Information from third parties in the course of providing our Services to you. For example, we may collect personal information like Customer name and contact information from a trade show organizer where a Customer attended such event.

Information collected through technology: When you visit our Sites or Apps, interact with an email we send to you, or use any of our Services, we may collect certain information automatically such as your account or device identifier, and usage information such as pages that you visit, information about links you click, the types of content you interact with, the frequency and duration of your activities, and other information about how you use our Services. You have the ability to express your preference regarding some of the ways we collect information through technology in some of our Services (see “Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies'' for more information). We may collect geolocation in the Apps for the purpose of enabling location-based Services.

Data anonymization and aggregation. 

Subject to your consent if required by law, we may anonymize or aggregate your personal information in such a way as to ensure that you are not identified or identifiable from it, in order to use the anonymized or aggregated data. For example, we may use anonymized or aggregated data for statistical analysis including to analyze trends, for product development, and for risk assessments and cost analysis. We may share anonymized or aggregated data with our parents, subsidiaries, affiliates or with other third parties.

This Notice does not restrict Greater Giving’s use or sharing of any non-personal, summarized, derived, anonymized or aggregated information.


Except as otherwise specified, we may share any of the categories of your personal information in the manner and for the purposes described below:
  • With Greater Giving affiliates where such disclosure is necessary to provide you with our Services or to manage our business.
  • With third-party service providers. For example, we share personal information with IT service providers who help manage our back office systems or administer our Sites and Apps. These third-party service providers have agreed to confidentiality restrictions and have agreed to use any personal information we share with them, or which they collect on our behalf, solely for the purpose of providing the contracted service to us.
  • With our Customer with whom you are also engaging when you use the Services. For example, you may be using a Greater Giving Site provided to you through a nonprofit organization or school, to participate in a fundraising campaign. Greater Giving may share the personal information you provide with the nonprofit in order to fulfill your request. You may also receive communications from the nonprofit (or other Customer that you have engaged with). Each such customer operates independently from Greater Giving and their collection and use of your personal information is not subject to this Notice but to their own privacy notices.
  • With banks and payment providers to authorize and complete card payments.
  • On Customer facing Sites only, we may share with advertising or social media networks for personalized marketing purposes (See “Cookies” for additional information”).
  • We may share identifiers with logistics service providers to enable the delivery of packages to individuals. 
  • With other third parties with whom you direct us to share defined categories your personal information.

Greater Giving may also disclose personal information about you if it believes such disclosure is necessary to comply with laws or respond to lawful requests and legal process or to protect or defend the rights, safety or property of Greater Giving, users of the Services or any person including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use.

In addition, subject to applicable legal requirements, we may share personal information in connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business assets to another company.

We do not sell your personal information to third parties for monetary compensation, and we do not share your personal information with third parties for cross-context behavioral advertising.


We take seriously our responsibility to protect the security and privacy of your personal information. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect the personal information you provide against accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use.

Any suspected attempt to breach our policies and procedures, or to engage in any type of unauthorized action involving our information systems, is regarded as potential criminal activity. Suspected computer mischief may be reported to the appropriate authorities.

Please remember that communications over the internet such as emails are not secure. We seek to keep secure all confidential information and personal information submitted to us in accordance with our obligations under applicable laws and regulations.

However, like all website operators, we cannot guarantee the security of any data transmitted through the internet.

We retain the personal information we collect for different periods of time depending on what it is and how we use it. In some contexts, we will provide additional information about retention as you use the Services. When we collect your personal information, we will retain it only for as long as is necessary to complete the legitimate business or legal purposes for which we collected it. In many cases, the retention time period will correspond to the time period for which you have an account or other type of business relationship with us plus a defined period after that relationship ends which will be defined by our regulatory requirements.


A “cookie” is a text file that is stored to your browser when you visit a website.

Unique device identifiers like IP address or UDID recognize a visitor’s computer or other device used to access the internet. Unique device identifiers are used alone and in conjunction with cookies and other tracking technologies for the purpose of “remembering” computers or other devices used to access the Sites and Apps.

Cookies can be classified by duration and by source:

    Duration. The Sites use both “session” and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies are temporary - they terminate when you close your browser or otherwise end your “active” browsing session. Persistent cookies remember you on subsequent visits. Persistent cookies are not deleted when you close your browser, and they will remain on your computer or other device unless you choose to delete them (see below for “How to Delete or Block Cookies”).

    Source. Cookies can be “first-party” or “third-party” cookies, which means that they are either issued by or on behalf of Greater Giving or by a third-party operator of another website. For an example of a third-party cookie, our Sites may contain a Facebook “like” button, which would set a cookie that can be read by Facebook. Our Sites may use both first-party and third-party cookies.

The cookies that we may use on the Sites fall into the following categories:

  • Strictly Necessary Cookies. These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions taken by you such as logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but blocking them may impede the functionality of the Sites.
  • Performance Cookies. These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.
  • Functionality Cookies. These cookies enable the Sites to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some of these services may not function properly.
  • Targeting Cookies. Greater Giving does not set targeting cookies on our End User facing Sites or Services. However, our Customers may set targeting cookies on our End User facing Sites for their own purposes and subject to their own privacy policy. On our Customer facing Sites only, we may set targeting cookies. These cookies may be set through our Sites by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant advertisements on other sites, including social media platforms. They are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

On Customer facing Sites only, we may enable social media sharing features, such Facebook or LinkedIn “share” buttons. The providers of those features may collect personal information through cookies or other tracking technologies from Customers on Sites where these applications appear. Such collection is subject to the privacy policy of the company providing such feature.

How to Delete or Block Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

On some Sites, when technically feasible, we will enable tools to help you make choices about information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies. You may also delete or block cookies at any time by changing your browser settings. You can click “Help” in the toolbar of your browser for instruction or review the cookie management guide produced by the Interactive Advertising Bureau available at If you delete or block cookies, some features of the Sites may not function properly.

External Links

Greater Giving may provide links on our Sites and Apps to other websites that are not under our control. We do not endorse or make any warranty of any type regarding the content contained on such websites or products and services offered on those websites.

We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our Sites and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personal information. This Notice applies solely to personal information collected by us. You should read any other applicable privacy and cookies notices carefully before accessing and using other websites.


The Sites, Apps, and Services are not intended for use by children. We do not solicit or knowingly accept any personal information from persons under the age of 18 and we do not sell or share personal information of consumers under age 18. Please do not use the Sites, Apps, or Services if you are under the age of 18.


If you are an End User who interacts with our Sites or Apps for the purpose of engaging with our Customers and you have questions about legal rights you may have with respect to your personal information collected by our Customer, please consult the Customer with which you have a relationship.

Subject to certain exemptions, and in some cases dependent upon the processing activity we are undertaking, you have the right to:

Know whether we process your personal information;
Know how your personal information is used;
Access, request and receive the personal information we have collected in a portable manner;
Object to having your personal information sold or shared; and
Request that we delete your personal data.
For some users we have additional disclosures in the sections of this Notice directed at users based on where they reside. You may contact us using the information in the Contact Us section of this Notice for additional information about how to exercise your rights.

Information for California Residents

If you are a California resident, this section applies to you in addition to the rest of the privacy Notice.

California Shine the Light

If you are a resident of California, you may request information concerning the categories of personal information (if any) we share with third parties or affiliates for their direct marketing purposes. If you would like more information, please submit a written request to us using the information provided in the “Contact Us” section of this Notice.

Categories of Personal Information We Collect and Our Purposes for Collection and Use

You can find a list of the categories of personal information that we collect, as well as a description of how we use it, in the section titled, “Personal Information We Collect and How We Use It,” above. 

Categories of Personal Information Disclosed and Categories of Recipients

We disclose the following categories of personal information for business or commercial purposes to the categories of recipients listed below:

  • We disclose Identifiers to service providers, affiliates, and third-party partners.

  • We disclose Sensitive Personal Information to service providers and affiliates.
  • We disclose Commercial Information to service providers, affiliates, and third-party partners.
  • We disclose Internet/Electronic Activity to service providers, affiliates, and third-party partners.
  • We disclose Employment Information to service providers, affiliates, and third-party partners.
  • We disclose Geolocation to service providers, affiliates, and third-party partners.
  • We disclose Inferences to service providers, affiliates, and third-party partners.

For more information on how your information is shared, please see the “How We Share Personal Information" section, which provides more detail.

As a California resident, you have specific rights with regard to your personal information. When we act as a business for the purpose of processing your personal data you can contact us using the information provide in the “Contact Us” section of this Notice with regard to the following rights:

Right to know about personal information collected, disclosed, and sold

You have the right to request, twice in a 12-month period, the following information about the personal information we have collected about you during the past 12 months:

  • the categories and specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you;

  • the categories of sources from which we collected the personal information;

  • the business or commercial purpose for which we collected or sold the personal information;

  • the categories of third parties with whom we shared the personal information; and

  • the categories of personal information about you that we sold or disclosed for a business purpose, and the categories of third parties to whom we sold or disclosed that information for a business purpose.

Right to opt-out of the sale of personal information

You may request that we do not sell your personal information to third parties. You may also request that we do not share your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising.

Right to request deletion

In some circumstances, you have the right to have your personal information erased or deleted.

Right to equal service and prices (“non-discrimination”)

Your choice to exercise your privacy rights will not be used as a basis to discriminate against you in services offered or pricing.

Right to request correction

You have the right to request that we correct any inaccuracies in your personal information.

Right to limit the use and disclosure of sensitive personal information

In some circumstances, you may request that we limit the use and disclosure of your sensitive personal information.


Changes and Updates. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify, update, add to, discontinue, remove or otherwise change any portion of this Notice, in whole or in part, at any time. When we amend this Notice, we will revise the “last updated” date located at the top of the document. We will also take reasonable steps to ensure you are made aware of any material updates including providing you direct communication about such changes or providing a notification through the Services, as appropriate. If you provide personal information to us or access or use the Services after this Notice has been changed, you will be deemed to have unconditionally consented and agreed to such changes. The most current version of this Notice will be available on the Sites and Apps and will supersede all previous versions of this Notice.

Choice of Law. Except where prohibited by law, this Notice, including all revisions and amendments thereto, is governed by the laws of the United States, State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict or choice of law principles which would require application of the laws of another jurisdiction.

Arbitration. Except where prohibited by law, by using the Services in any way, you unconditionally consent and agree that: (1) any claim, dispute, or controversy (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) you may have against Greater Giving and/or its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates and each of their respective members, officers, directors and employees (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the "Greater Giving Entities") arising out of, relating to, or connected in any way with the Services or the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be resolved exclusively by final and binding arbitration administered by JAMS and conducted before a sole arbitrator in accordance with the rules of JAMS; (2) this arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce, and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), 9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16; (3) the arbitration shall be held in Atlanta, Georgia; (4) the arbitrator's decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this Notice and any of the other agreements referenced herein that the applicable user may have entered into in connection with the Services; (5) the arbitrator shall apply Delaware law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations, and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law; (6) there shall be no authority for any claims to be arbitrated on a class or representative basis, arbitration can decide only your and/or the applicable Greater Giving Entity's individual claims; the arbitrator may not consolidate or join the claims of other persons or parties who may be similarly situated; (7) the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive damages against you or any Greater Giving Entity; (8) in the event that the administrative fees and deposits that must be paid to initiate arbitration against any Global Entity exceed $125 USD, and you are unable (or not required under the rules of JAMS) to pay any fees and deposits that exceed this amount, Greater Giving agrees to pay them and/or forward them on your behalf, subject to ultimate allocation by the arbitrator. In addition, if you are able to demonstrate that the costs of arbitration will be prohibitive as compared to the costs of litigation, Greater Giving will pay as much of your filing and hearing fees in connection with the arbitration as the arbitrator deems necessary to prevent the arbitration from being cost-prohibitive; and (9) with the exception of subpart (6) above, if any part of this arbitration provision is deemed to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, or otherwise conflicts with the rules of JAMS, then the balance of this arbitration provision shall remain in effect and shall be construed in accordance with its terms as if the invalid, unenforceable, illegal or conflicting provision were not contained herein. If, however, subpart (6) is found to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then the entirety of this Arbitration Provision shall be null and void, and neither you nor Greater Giving shall be entitled to arbitrate their dispute. For more information on JAMS and/or the rules of JAMS, visit their website at


If you are an End User who has a relationship with one of our Customers and have a question about how your personal information is collected, used, or shared, or would like to exercise any rights you may have with respect to your personal information, please contact the Customer directly.

For other question about this Notice, or if you are a Customer and want to exercise your rights as described in this Notice, you may contact us by completing this form, or by using the following contact information:
Greater Giving, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Office
2035 NW Front Avenue
Suite 205
Portland, OR 97209
[email protected]

If you designate an authorized agent to make a rights request on your behalf, we request that you notify us of such designation by contacting us using the methods listed above.