Privacy Policy

LifeFunder, ("LifeFunder," "we," "us," or "our") is committed to protecting our customers’ privacy and personal information. This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which LifeFunder collects, uses, maintains, and discloses information collected from users ("you") of its website (the "Site"), its mobile applications ("Mobile Apps") available for you to download and use on handheld devices and tablets ("Mobile Devices"), any affiliated websites or mobile applications on which this Privacy Policy is posted, and our related services, products, and features (collectively, the "Services").By using or accessing the Services in any manner, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy, and you consent to our collection, use, and sharing of your information in the ways described in this Privacy Policy.Remember that your use of our Services is at all times subject to the Terms of Use (""), which incorporates this Privacy Policy. LifeFunder reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Privacy Policy at any time by posting such changes to this page.YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MUST CHECK THIS PRIVACY POLICY PERIODICALLY FOR CHANGES, AND YOU AGREE THAT YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SERVICES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY MEANS YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THOSE CHANGES.


The Services are made available for users to communicate and network with other users to facilitate online donations ("Donations") by individuals ("Donors"). Charities that have set up a formal relationship with LifeFunder may also set up an account with a partner payment gateway, linking their banking information and thus getting funds directly, cost effectively and expediently from the donor.


We believe that every user should know how we utilize the information collected from users. Please note that our Services may contain links to other websites.These linked sites may not be operated or controlled by LifeFunder, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of these or any other websites, and you access these websites entirely at your own risk. LifeFunder recommends that you review the privacy practices of any other websites that you choose to visit.

Your Information
Personal Information You Give Us

We may collect personal information from you in a variety of ways. Personal information is information that can be used to identify you. Personal information may include, without limitation: (a) contact information, such as your name, email address, and physical address; (b) demographic data, such as your ZIP code, age, and income; (c) financial information collected to process donations made via our Services or otherwise, such as credit card, debit card, or other payment information; (d) Mobile Device names or images, and (e) other information collected during the account registration process, including your user name(s) and password(s). If you communicate with us by email or otherwise, complete online forms, or otherwise interact with or use the features included in our Services, we may collect and store any information you provide in such communications. We may also collect information obtained from the Facebook or other social media accounts you use to login to the Site or a Mobile App, such as your public profile (name, profile picture, age range, gender, language, country and other public information), friend list, email address, and relationships. We may use this information to help you complete your profile, to help you log into the site, to help suggest friends, campaigns, organizations and other opportunities and to customize your experiences with our Services.

Information We Collect Automatically

Whenever you interact with our Services (whether via a browser, an application, or otherwise), we automatically receive and record information from your browser, Mobile App, or Mobile Device. Other information collected automatically may include your IP address, location details, the type of browser, application or Mobile Device you are using to access our Services, and the identity of the Site page or feature you are requesting. We may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer our Services, track your movement within the Site or Mobile Apps, and gather broad demographic data for aggregate use.We may also use technologies, such as location based information, to provide you with tailored information and features as you use our Services.

Mobile Apps

When you access Mobile Apps on your Mobile Device, LifeFunder may obtain information from your Mobile Provider about the type of Mobile Device you are using. We may use this information to notify you of features and products that may be available on your Mobile Device. Certain features of the Mobile Apps may require our collection of the phone number from your Mobile Device. We may link that phone number to the Mobile Device identification information. Some Mobile Providers use technology that tracks the physical location of Mobile Devices using their service. Depending on your Mobile Provider, we may automatically receive this information. You agree that we may use and store this information to provide location-based services, including location-targeted advertising. You may choose to turn off your Mobile Device location data collection within your Mobile Device’s Location Services settings. However, this may disable our features that use this data.

Tracking Technologies

We may use "cookies" or other tracking technologies to track how you use our Services. We also may send instructions to your computer or device using JavaScript or other computer languages to gather the sorts of information described above and other details about your interactions with the Site or Mobile Apps. A cookie is a piece of software stored on your computer or device to uniquely identify your browser or to store information or settings on your computer or device. If applicable, our advertising partners may also transmit cookies to your browser, application or Mobile Device, when you click on ads that appear on the Services. Also, if you click on a link to a third party website or service, that third party may also transmit cookies to you.

We may also use "web beacons", also known as "single–pixel" or "clear" GIFs. Web beacons allow ad networks to provide anonymized, aggregated auditing, research and reporting for us and for advertisers. Web beacons also enable ad networks to serve targeted advertisements to you when you visit other websites. Because your web browser must request these advertisements and web beacons from the ad network’s servers, these companies can view, edit, or set their own cookies, just as if you had requested a web page from their site.

You may adjust your web browser software if you do not wish to receive cookies or web beacons, but this may prevent you from taking advantage of some of our features.Please refer to your browser or email software instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions. This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of cookies or web beacons by any third parties, so be sure to review the Privacy Policy of any third party website you visit. You may also request to opt-out of advertiser’s use of cookies by visiting theNational Advertising Initiative, or theDigital Advertising Alliance. You may request to opt-out of Google’s use of cookies by All applicable terms on these sites will apply to your request to opt-out in addition to this Privacy Policy.

How We Use Information
Non-Personal Information

We may use and share non-personal information – that is, de-identified information that cannot be used to identify you - for any lawful business purpose without any obligation or accounting to you. For example, we can use non-personal information for developing products, services, and providing those offerings to other users and third parties. We may use your personal information to generate non-personal information. When we do so, we will take reasonable measures to ensure that the non-personal information is no longer personally identifiable and cannot later be used to identify you.

Personal Information

We may use personal information collected through our Services (1) for the specific purposes for which the information was collected, (2) to provide information regarding you and your Donations, (3) in connection with your instructions regarding your Personal Causes or pages created by Charities, or (4) to contact you regarding Services offered by LifeFunder and its parent organization, We may combine and enhance your personal information with information we receive from third parties, as long as we use the combined information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may also use information collected through our Services for research regarding the effectiveness of our Services and the business planning, marketing, advertising, and sales efforts of LifeFunder and its parent organization , trusted affiliates, independent contractors, and business partners.

Disclosure of Information
When We Share Your Personal Information

LifeFunder may make available to Charities reports identifying, where available, your name, address, email, and Donation transaction accounting details.We employ other companies and people to perform tasks on our behalf and need to share your information with them to provide products or services to you, for example those who assist us with credit card billing, survey administration, technical or customer support, shipping, and email and data analytics. Unless we tell you differently, they do not have any right to use the personal information we share with them beyond what is necessary to assist us.
LifeFunder may disclose personal information at the request of law enforcement or government agencies or in response to subpoenas, court orders or other legal process, to establish, protect or exercise LifeFunder’s legal or other rights or to defend against a legal claim or as otherwise required or allowed by law. We may disclose personal information in order to protect the rights, property or safety of a user or any other person. LifeFunder may disclose personal information to investigate or prevent a violation by you of any contractual or other relationship with LifeFunder or your illegal or harmful activity. LifeFunder may also disclose non-personal, aggregate, anonymous data in a de-identified format based on information collected from users to investors and potential partners. Finally, LifeFunder may disclose or transfer your personal information in a sale or potential sale of our assets or business, or a merger, consolidation or other reorganization of our business.


We also may allow advertisers ("Advertisers") to choose the users who will see their advertisements or promotional offers. You agree that we may provide any non-personal information we have collected from you to an Advertiser, so that Advertiser may select the appropriate audience for advertisements or offers. For example, we might use the fact you are located in San Francisco to show you ads for San Francisco businesses or information regarding San Francisco charities, but we will not tell such businesses or charities who you are.

In addition, if you have not opted out of our targeted advertising, you agree that we may share your personal information with Advertisers in order to deliver specific targeted advertising or offers to you ("Targeted Advertising"). For example, we might share with our Advertisers the fact that you have donated to a charity that protects animals in order to show you ads or offers for local pet store services.If we enable Targeted Advertising for our users by default, you will be able to opt out of Targeted Advertising at any time by changing your personal settings.You may see certain ads on other websites because we participate in advertising networks administered by third parties. These networks track your online activities over time by collecting information through automated means, including through the use of the automated technologies described above, and they use this information to show you advertisements that are tailored to your individual interests. The information they collect includes information about your visits to our Site and Mobile Apps, such as the pages you have viewed. This collection may take place both on our Site and Mobile Apps, and on third-party websites that participate in the relevant ad network, such as websites that feature advertisements delivered by the ad network. If you want to prevent third parties from delivering tailored advertising, visit theNetwork Advertising Initiative Consumer Opt-Out Page, and theDigital Advertising Alliance Opt-out Page.

Protection of Your Personal Information

Information about users that is maintained on LifeFunder’s systems is protected using industry standard security measures. However, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and LifeFunder cannot guarantee that the information submitted to, maintained on or transmitted from its systems will be completely secure. LifeFunder is not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures relating to our Services by any users or third parties.

Correcting, Updating, Accessing, or Removing Personal Information

If your personal information changes, orif you no longer want to receive information from LifeFunder beyond information related to our Services, you can correct, update or remove your previously-provided personal information. This can be done by emailing a request to us at You may also request access to personal information collected by us by sending a request to us at In certain circumstances, we may not be able to completely remove your information from our systems. For example, we may retain a your personal information for legitimate business purposes, Charity requirements, if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, for account recovery purposes, if required by law, or as retained in LifeFunder’s data backup systems or cached or archived pages. All retained personal information will continue to be subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy to which you have previously agreed.

Your California Privacy Rights

California law permits users that are residents of California to request the following information regarding our disclosure of your personal information to third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes: (i) a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to certain third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, (ii) the identity of certain third parties that received personal information from us for their direct marketing purposes during that calendar year, and (iii) examples of the products or services marketed (if we have that information). If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please email us at

Users from Outside the United States

The Service is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are using the Service from outside the United States, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored and processed in the United States where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data protection and other laws of the United States might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Service, you consent to your information being transferred to our facilities and to the facilities of those third parties with whom we share it as described in this Privacy Policy.

No Children Without Consent of Parent

This Site is not for use by those under the age of 13. If you use the Site, you hereby represent and warrant that you are at least 13 years of age. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, any information we receive from users we believe to be under the age of 13 will be purged from our database. You may use this Site if you are over the age of 13, but if you are under the age of 18, make sure you and your parent or guardian understand the Site before you decide to become a Donor.