Effective Date: January 2, 2024
Scope and Consent
What Information Do We Collect?
DPN collects the following types of personal information in order to provide you with the use of and access to the DPN Services, and to personalize and improve your experience. DPN collects information both automatically and from you when you access our Site and any of the DPN Services.
“Cookies” are small files placed on a user’s computer by a Web site in order to facilitate use of that Web site. For example, a cookie may contain information about a user’s preferences, so that the Web site automatically complies with those preferences whenever the user visits that Web site. When using the Site and Services, we may create “cookies” on your computer for purposes of facilitating and maintaining your current user session, and may collect Personal Information using those cookies in order to enable DPN and Chariot to identify you in connection with the Site and to track use of the Services for purposes consistent with this policy. You are free to decline our Cookies if your browser or browser add-on permits, unless our Cookies are required to help prevent fraud or help ensure the security of websites we control. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with your use of the Site and DPN Services.
Do Not Track: Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that allows you to express your preferences regarding tracking by advertisers and other third-parties. We do not currently respond to DNT signals. We do, however, provide you notice of the tracking by advertisers and other third parties in our privacy and cookies policies.
Information you provide to us: We may collect and store any information you provide to us when you access the DPN Services, including but not limited to during the registration process, when processing donation payments, or as otherwise required to access or use the DPN Services. In addition, DPN collects certain Non-Personal Data.
DPN collects and maintains a record of all data provided through any of the above-mentioned channels. In the course of making or receiving donations, Authorized Users may be required to provide certain contact information and financial information, such as name, address, email address, a credit card number, an expiration date, and/or a Chariot account identifier.
Information from other sources: DPN may also receive information about you from other sources, including Chariot. This information may include, but is not limited to, Authorized Users’ Chariot account identifier, and email address. These data are used to collect and maintain records of all individual transactions conducted through the DPN Services. Those records are associated with each Authorized User’s individual account profile within the DPN system.
The DPN Services are not directed to children and children are not eligible to use the DPN Services. Protecting the privacy of children is very important to us. We do not collect or maintain personal information from people we actually know are under 18, and no part of the DPN Services are designed to attract people under 18. If we later learn that a user is under 18, we will take steps to remove that user’s Personal Information from our databases and to prevent the user from utilizing the DPN Services.
Use and Disclosure of Collected Information
DPN uses information that we collect from you in order to provide donation services as described in the DPN User Agreement or as required by law (“Necessary Disclosures”). For example, we use such information to do the following:
To communicate with each Authorized User to confirm registration and to inform about the status of particular charitable listings, or as otherwise necessary to provide the DPN Services;
To process donations, including but not limited to, billing donors and obtaining authorizations for payments (e.g., credit card payments, certified bank checks, wire transfers or other electronic payments); and
To send Authorized Users receipts and appropriate tax documentation for donations made through the Site.
DPN also uses information collected through the DPN Services to communicate with the Authorized Users from whom such information was collected in order to provide promotional materials about DPN, about nonprofit organizations participating in the Services, and/or about our partners and affiliates. “Optional Communications” are all communications to Authorized Users that are optional, including but not limited to promotional materials about DPN, about nonprofit organizations participating in the Service, and/or about our partners and affiliates. DPN will refrain from sending Optional Communications to you if you inform us that you prefer not to receive them, as described in more detail below.
If we collect information that you provide to us voluntarily by participating in online surveys, through email communications, or by other means, we will treat that information as described above, as applied to both Personal Information and Non-Personal Data.
DPN will respect your preferences regarding whether it is permissible for us to make disclosures of Personal Information, as you may indicate to us in your “Account Profile,” which is the area of the DPN site where your registration information and other information that you voluntarily provide is contained, as well as the area where you can set your preferences regarding Optional Communications and Optional Disclosures. If you indicate in your Account Profile that we may make such disclosures, third parties may contact you for various reasons, such as for purposes of providing promotional information about charitable opportunities. Unlike Necessary Disclosures, these kinds of disclosures of Personal Information are optional (“Optional Disclosures”), and Authorized Users may use the DPN Services even if they indicate their preference that we not make such Optional Disclosures. DPN will not make Optional Disclosures of your Personal Information if you inform us of that preference as described below.
We will not sell, trade or rent your personal information to any third party for promotional or unknown uses.
Choice, opting-in to Optional Communications and Optional Disclosures
Because DPN respects your privacy, we provide certain opportunities for you to indicate your preferences regarding how we use and/or disclose information collected about you from the DPN Services. If you are an Authorized User, you will be able to inform us whether you wish to receive certain Optional Communications from us and our select partners by indicating your preferences in your online account profile for the DPN Services, which includes your registration information and other information voluntarily provided by you (your “Account Profile”). Each Authorized User may also indicate such preferences during the initial registration process, or may click here to contact us. Please also note that, although we will respect preferences that you indicate regarding Optional Communications and Optional Disclosures, information is nevertheless collected from your use of the DPN Services as described above. We will treat Personal Information collected from you in accordance with your preferences, unless otherwise required by applicable law.
Access to Personal Information Collected from You
Authorized Users may access their Account Profile at any time to update Personal Information contained within that Account Profile. Subsequent uses or disclosures of information by DPN will reflect those changes, but DPN has no ability to update any information previously disclosed to any third party. Certain information within your Account Profile may be provided to DPN by Chariot (such as nonprofit name, address and email address), and in such cases you will only be able to update such information by doing so within your Chariot account, after which the updates will be reflected within your Account Profile. Certain information, including email address, is necessary in order for DPN to provide the DPN Services; therefore, if you delete such necessary information you will not be able to use the Services.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, although most information within the Account Profile can be updated online, certain information within the Account Profiles of participating nonprofit organizations (e.g., payment account information) may only be changed by contacting DPN directly or by following the instructions that DPN may provide. For example, in order to change the payment account information of a participating nonprofit organization, DPN will require that Participating Nonprofits confirm their charitable status with DPN Confirmed Charities.
How We Protect and Store Personal Information
Please be aware that, although we endeavor to provide reasonable security for information in our possession and control, no security system can prevent against all potential security breaches, and DPN bears no liability for uses or disclosures of Personal Information or Non-Personal Data arising in connection with the theft thereof. Likewise, Authorized Users are responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of passwords to the Services, and DPN bears no liability for access to, or use or disclosure of, Personal Information, if such access, use or disclosure arises in connection with the theft or disclosure (whether intentional or negligent) of such Authorized User’s password.
Last Updated: January 2, 2024