Effective: August 1, 2014

www.PhilanthropyProject.com (“Philanthropy Project” or “The Philanthropy Project” or our “Site”) is owned and operated by The Philanthropy Project, a Colorado nonprofit corporation. Our site is an online platform that empowers youth (ages kindergarten through college) to take action, increase awareness and raise money for causes that inspire them. We are dedicated to creating a safe online community that allows youth to be inspired to change the world and inspire those around them to do the same!

The Philanthropy Project is committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information collected or received during the use of the site, especially information from children under 13.

The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) requires that The Philanthropy Project:

  • Notify parents and guardians on how we collect, use, and disclose personal information from children under the age of 13
  • Obtain verifiable consent from parents and guardians in order for children under the age of 13 to utilize certain aspects of the Site
  • Require the child to disclose no more information than is reasonably necessary for a child to participate in a given activity on this site
  • Allow the parent to review and delete the information collected about their child

What this privacy policy covers:

This privacy policy is designed to answer your questions regarding the privacy policy and the collection of information through the Site. “Personal information” and “personally identifiable information” refer to information that can specifically identify you or your child.

What information does The Philanthropy Project collect from users? How is it collected?

  • We do not collect any personally identifiable information from anyone unless they register with our site.
  • For users 13 years or younger, the only information we collect during the user registration process is a username, password, parent’s e-mail address and user’s birth date. The birth date is used to validate the user’s age. The parent’s e-mail is used only to notify the parent of their child’s registration with the Site and subsequently, to approve that their child’s registration with the site by providing verifiable parental consent.
  • For users over 13 years of age, the only information we collect during the user registration process is a first and last name, username, password, user’s e-mail address, and user’s birth date. The birth date is used to validate the user’s age.
  • For users under 13, their parent or legal guardian is required to approve their registration with PhilanthropyProject.com before using the website.
  • During use of the site, a child may voluntarily reveal additional information about himself or herself, such as personal photos, videos, or written content describing their campaign.
  • We never solicit information from a child. Parents should be aware that any personal information that the child chooses to disclose in their username or post on their pages is made public after launch and can be collected or used by others. During the time of registration, parents should monitor all of this data and talk to their children about Internet safety. If you wish to request removal of yours or your child’s personal information from these areas of the site, please log in to the account setup to manage the campaign or contact us.
  • The Philanthropy Project encourages campaign creators to communicate with friends, family and community members via email or social media to support and donate to their campaign. When making a donation, donors are required to give their full name, email address, and billing information through a secure third party processor.
  • The Philanthropy Project collects personal information passively, by using cookies to track traffic analytics and to monitor unique visitors to our site. This information is used to monitor and improve our website. We may also collect user’s IP addresses. This information is used to prevent and monitor fraud, diagnose technical problems, and estimate demographic data. We do not link the information we store in cookies to any personal information you submit while on our site.
  • The use of cookies by third parties is not covered by our privacy policy. We do not have access or control over these cookies.


Name of Third Party Partner What info is shared with or collected by this partner Partner’s purpose Link to Partner’s privacy policy
Google Analytics IP Address, user agent string Web Analytics http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/
WePay Payment processing information (card data, billing address, name) Payment Processor https://www.wepay.com/legal/privacy-policy/us

If you have any inquiries regarding our partner’s privacy practices or how they use your child’s personal information, please contact us.

How are parents notified, given consent, or able to access/change/delete information collected from their children under 13?

  • Parents are sent an email during the account registration process if the age entered is less than 13 years of age (birthday is requested during the account registration process). The parent is asked to review and agree to our privacy policy. If the parent agrees to the privacy policy, a log in will be created that is linked to the parents email address and this log in can be shared with their child. As a campaign is submitted and approved by The Philanthropy Project team, an email will be sent to the parent which will give the parent the opportunity to review the details of the campaign. Since the campaign is linked to an account in the parents name, parents will have the ability to change or delete a campaign at any time or contact us to delete a campaign and the corresponding personal information.
  • Parents can access, change, or delete information about their child at anytime or refuse further collection and use of the information collected from the child by contacting us. Parents can access their child’s account using the log in information sent to them when their child registered with us or contact us.
  • Parents have the right to consent to our collection and use of personal information collected from their child without having to consent to its disclosure to third parties as we do not share information collected from a child with third parties.
  • We will retain yours or your child’s information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide services. If you wish to cancel the account or request that we no longer use the information to provide services, contact us. We will retain and use the information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Do third-party sites or sponsors use information collected?

The Philanthropy Project does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you collected in connection with your use of the service with third parties. We may, however, make inquiries, either directly or through third parties, to validate the registration information provided in order to prevent misrepresentation and fraud on the site.

We may also disclose your personal information as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

If we are acquired or merged with another company, we may also transfer your information as part of that transaction, as permitted by applicable law. We will notify you before your information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

How do I edit my information?

To modify or delete any or all of the personal information you have provided to us, log in and update your account or campaigns, or contact us. We will respond to your access request within 10 calendar days.


We use a third party to process payments and donations. They are PCI compliant and all credit card information entered is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, assuming that you have selected the secure server method and that your browser supports this functionality. Regardless, no data transmission over the public Internet is ever guaranteed to be 100% secure. 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, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Social Media and Widgets

Our website includes social media integration. 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. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

Public Forums

Our website offers publicly accessible campaigns. You are only allowed to share them via social media widgets (for more information regarding social media widgets, please see above).

Links to Other Sites

This website may contains links to other sites that are not owned or controlled by us. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personal information.

This privacy policy only applies to information collected by this website.


From time-to-time we may provide you the opportunity to participate in contests on our site. If you participate, we will request certain personally identifiable information from you. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. The requested information typically includes contact information (such as name and email address) and demographic information (such as zip code). If you are under 13, we will ask for your parent’s email address and ask them to provide this information to us about you.

We use this information to notify contest winners and to send occasional updates regarding the status of the contest and the participant’s entry.

Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our information practices. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this website prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

If we make material changes to how we use Personal Information collected from children under age 13, we will notify parents by email in order to obtain verifiable parental consent for the new uses of the child’s Personal Information.


We will send users over the age of 13 (if under 13, parents will receive emails) emails related to their personal transactions and account/service related updates. Users will also be sent updates and newsletters, which they may opt out of.


If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.