Privacy Policy

Effective Decmber 1, 2015; Version 2.0

Our Commitment to Privacy

iKeedo LLC. is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. iKeedo has developed this Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") to help make sure you understand what information we collect and what iKeedo does with the information we collect. The Privacy Policy discloses the information we gather on www.ikeedo.com (the "Site"), as well as ways in which we process and, share such information and how you can correct or change such information. Except where otherwise expressly indicated herein or on the Site, this Privacy Policy applies only to information collected on the Site and does not apply to information collected outside of the Site.

This Privacy Policy addresses our privacy practices relating to the general use of our Site by anyone who visits, browses or otherwise uses the Site (collectively, "You"). Before submitting information to the Site, please read this Privacy Policy. By visiting the Site, submitting information, making a donation or using any of our products or services, you acknowledge that you accept the practices and policies outlined in this Privacy Policy and consent to having your data transferred to and/or processed in the United States. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

The Information We Collect

 iKeedo is a free crowdfunding platform for organizations and candidates whose mission is to make the world a better place. iKeedo was founded on the belief that social change is often fueled by an opposing force and that small actions can make a big difference. It’s not advocacy, but counter-advocacy. The Site is intended to provide this great experience without requiring you to submit any more Personally Identifiable Information ("PII") than is necessary to use the Site effectively. We do not require you to register or submit PII in order to visit the Site. Some activities on the Site can be performed without providing PII. When we ask for PII to, for instance, set up an account or make a donation, we will not require anyone to disclose more PII than we believe is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We collect the following categories of information from you:

  1. Personally Identifiable Information Collected from Individuals
    We may receive and store any information you enter on the Site or provide to us in any other way through or via the Site that would allow us to identify you personally or contact you. The PII you provide to us only will be used by iKeedo in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Examples of PII we may collect from you:
    1. If you set up a personal account with the intent of making a donation to one or more of the causes utilizing or service, we collect your name and email address;
    2. PII when you make a donation, we collect billing address; if you are donating to a political campaign we are also required by law to collect the name of your employer and your occupation; we also ask for a phone number, but this is optional.
    3. PII you provide about yourself when you send us an email or Contact Us.

We may obtain address information about you from third-party sources for fraud prevention or for legal compliance. We may also collect Personal Information from you as a result of your email communications with us or your posts which we may retain along with our responses.

You can choose not to provide us with certain PII, but then you may not be able to take advantage of all of the services and products offered on the Site.


  1. Personally Identifiable Information Collected From Clients
    For organizations and candidates who wish to establish an account with iKeedo and use our products and services to raise money for your cause, we will collect the name, tax ID, physical address, email address, and phone number of the person who establishes a Client account and claims your iKeedo (the "Organization Contact").

  2. Passive Gathering of Information Electronically
    1. Cookies
      During the course of any visit to the Site, the pages you see, along with something called "cookies," are downloaded to your computer. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. These cookies do not contain or collect any PII, but they do enable us to provide features such as personalization. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you usually can change your browser to limit or prevent cookies. Cookies in themselves do not personally identify the individual user, but rather the computer that is being used to access the Site. You may have the opportunity to set your computer to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or to not receive cookies at any time. Different browsers may address cookies differently. If you set your browser to not accept cookies, it may result in certain personalized services not being provided to you when you use that computer.

    2. Web Beacons
      A web beacon is a transparent image file. Web beacons enable iKeedo to track website usage information, such as the number of times a given web page has been viewed. Web beacons are invisible to you and (unlike cookies) are not placed on your computer. They may be used in association with cookies to understand how visitors interact with the pages and content on the pages of the Site.

      Web beacons also may be used to track whether you have opened an HTML email. When the email is opened, a part of the code that makes up the HTML page calls a web server to load the web beacon that then generates a record showing that the email has been viewed. Web Beacons may also recognize when the email was opened, how many times it was forwarded and which URL's (links within the email) were clicked.

      iKeedo does not use web beacons to collect or otherwise record any type of PII provided by or about any User.

    3. Pixel Tags
      In addition, we use “Pixel Tags”(also referred to as clear Gifs, Web beacons, or Web bugs). Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of Web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in Web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send e-mail messages in a format users can read, and they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie the information gathered by Pixel Tags to our users’ Personal Data.

    4. How We Respond to Do Not Track Signals
      We do not currently respond to “do not track” signals or other mechanisms that might enable consumers to opt out of tracking on our Site.

    5. Google Analytics
      We use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and Services. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with your Personal Data. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Site, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.

  1. E-mail Communications to You
    When you send an email to iKeedo, we may retain your email address and the contents of the email you send.

  2. Non Personally Identifiable Information
    From time to time, we may also ask you to provide us with non-PII that is data that is not intended to allow us to identify you personally, such as your first name or zip code. Your non-PII may be aggregated and used for our internal purposes or for creating reports for third-party advertisers and partners, or otherwise shared with third parties for any lawful purpose, without your permission. No third-party is intended to be able to know who you are as a result of the use of your non-PII.

    We also may automatically collect Site usage information, such as the numbers and frequency of users to the Site, pages visited and similar data. This data is used in the aggregate, that is, as a statistical measure, and not in a manner that is intended to identify you personally. Aggregate information generally is collected through the use of cookies and web beacons as discussed above. This aggregate information helps iKeedo determine general usage patterns and modify the Site in order to improve your experience. This type of aggregate information may be shared with third parties at any time.

How We Use Information: simply put, your privacy is not for sale

We do not sell or rent your personal information to anyone, for any reason, at any time. iKeedo uses and discloses your personal information only as follows:

  • To analyze site usage and improve the Service;
  • To deliver to you any administrative notices, transaction alerts and communications relevant to your use of the Service;
  • To fulfill your requests for certain products and services;
  • For market research, project planning, troubleshooting problems, detecting and protecting against error, fraud or other criminal activity;
  • To third-party contractors that provide services to iKeedo and are bound by these same privacy restrictions;
  • To provide a report to a candidate or organization to whom you have made a donation; for many candidates and organizations this is a requirement necessary to be compliant with laws governing such entities;
  • To provide you with important functionality changes to the Site, new iKeedo services and special offers from iKeedo;
  • To enforce our agreements with you, prevent fraud and other prohibited or illegal activities, for other legally permissible purposes and generally to ensure that we comply with applicable laws;
  • to enforce iKeedo’s Terms and Conditions; and
  • as otherwise set forth in this Privacy and Security Policy.

If you do not want us to collect personally identifiable information about you, you can simply decide not to submit it to us.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

iKeedo will not disclose your information to third parties, except under the following circumstances:


  1. Fulfillment of Services
    We may retain other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include, but are not limited to, companies and individuals who: (i) administer the iKeedo accounts; (ii) process donations; (iii) conduct surveys or promotional activities; (iv) deliver products; or (v) provide customer support, web hosting, internet service, and data analysis. Such third parties may be provided with access to PII needed to perform their functions but may not use such information for any other purpose.

  2. Compliance with Law and Fraud Protection
    We may disclose any information, including, without limitation, PII, that we deem necessary, in our sole discretion and without your prior permission, to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request. We may also exchange information, including, without limitation, PII, with other companies and organizations for credit fraud protection, risk reduction and related activities or to protect the rights, property or safety of iKeedo, its agents, employees or affiliates or others. iKeedo reserves the right to disclose PII for a user who we believe is in violation of our Privacy Policy or other terms of service as posted on the Site, even without a subpoena, warrant, court order or other governmental request.

  3. Sale or Transfer of Information
    In the event of a sale, merger, liquidation, dissolution or sale or transfer of substantially all of the assets of iKeedo or the Site, PII and/or other information collected about you from the Site may be sold, assigned or transferred to the party acquiring all or substantially all of the equity and/or assets of iKeedo or the Site in order to permit the party to continue the operation of iKeedo and/or the Site or any successor version of the Site. By using the Site and providing PII to iKeedo, you consent to the sale and transfer of your information as described in this paragraph.

Credit Card Information

iKeedo does not collect, store or otherwise maintain any credit card information from individuals who make a donation through the Site. Donations, including information associated with your credit card, are processed by our partner Stripe, our payment service provider.

Important Disclosures, Practices and Contact Information

  1. Third-party Links
    The Site may contain links to third-party websites. Please be aware that iKeedo cannot control and is not responsible for the information collection practices of such websites, which may differ from those of iKeedo. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of these web sites before providing any information to them.

  2. Data Security
    We maintain a variety of safeguards designed to protect your PII from unauthorized access and disclosure. For example, we use industry accepted tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.

    You should be aware, however, that CrowdRise has no control over the security of other websites on the Internet that you might visit even when a link may appear to those websites from our Site. If you share your computer or use a computer that is accessed by the general public, remember to sign off and close your browser window when you have finished your session. This will help to ensure that others cannot access your PII.

    We want you to feel confident using the Site. However, no system can be completely secure. Therefore, although we take commercially reasonable steps to secure your information, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your PII, searches or other communications always will remain secure. In the event of a breach of the confidentiality or security of your PII, we will notify you if reasonably possible and as reasonably necessary so that you can take appropriate protective steps. We may notify you under such circumstances using the email address(es) we have on record for you. You should also take care with how you handle and disclose your PII. Please refer to the Federal Trade Commission's Web site at
      http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/consumer/data.shtm  for information about how to protect yourself against identity theft.

  3. Changes to this Privacy Policy
    We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices. When we post changes to this Privacy Policy, we will revise the updated date at the top of this Privacy Policy. If we make any material changes to our Privacy Policy, we only will notify You by sending an email to the email address(s) you provided to us, and by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Site. We will give you an opportunity to opt-out of any materially changed Privacy Policy or alternatively, delete the information you have provided to us. We recommend that you check the Site from time to time to inform yourself of any changes in this Privacy Policy or any of our other policies.

  4. Contacting Us
    If you have any questions about iKeedo generally, this Privacy Policy or the Site, please feel free to contact us either by sending an email to info@ikeedo.com.

  5. Users From Outside the United States
    The Site is hosted in the United States and is governed by United States law. If you are visiting the Site 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 and other countries might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. By using the Site, 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.

  6. No Rights of Third Parties
    This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.