Digitunity strives to make a difference in achieving digital equity by connecting interested donors of used technology equipment with qualified recipients, building a national network of people and organizations committed to our mission, and educating the public through our networking projects, newsletters, and published resources (our “Services”)
You can jump to particular topics by going to the headings below:
- Sources and Types Personal Information We Collect
- Online Data Collection
- How You Can Restrict Online Data Collection and Personalized Advertising
- How We Use Personal Information
- Why and with Whom We Share Personal Information
- Social Media
- Third-Party Sites
- Retention and Protection of Personal Information
- How You Can Make Changes to Your Account
- Children’s Online Privacy
- How to Contact Us
Sources and Types of Personal Information We Collect
The main sources and types of personal information we collect are summarized below:
- Account Registration and Network Sign-up
We collect your name, zip code, e-mail address and other contact information when you create an account to participate as an individual equipment or cash donor or sign up to join the Digital Opportunity Network.
- Processing Requests to Give Equipment or Cash Donations.
When you arrange to make an equipment donation, you will be asked to select a receiving organization and to provide your contact information so that the receiving organization can communicate with you directly to arrange to receive the equipment. When you sign up to make a cash gift, a third-party payment service will collect your name, credit card, or bank information, amount of your gift, and your email address and process your gift.
- Newsletter, Mailing List Sign-up.
When you sign up for our newsletter or mailing list, we ask for your email address or postal address.
- Requests for Resources
When you request a copy of a report or article on our Site, we ask for your name, e-mail address, and organization.
- Sponsor and Partner Donation Programs
If your employer, university, or other organization sponsors an equipment or cash donation drive, we may receive information about you and other individuals who participated.
- Email Interconnectivity
If you receive email from us, we use internet tools to capture data related to when you open our message and click on any links or banners it contained. We use this information to track the effectiveness of our communications with you and with all our donors and partners. This information is shared with a third party (Active Campaign) for these purposes
- Site and Internet Activities
- Community Forums and Social Media
If you post a comment or information on a publicly accessible blog, community forum, comments section, or other interactive feature way may offer on our Site or on a social media platform, we will collect the information you post. You should be aware that any information you post can be read, collected, or used by others who visit these community areas and may be used to send you unsolicited messages.
If you respond to a survey request or provide feedback to us, we may ask for your name, e-mail address, phone, and demographic information that you can choose to provide to us. We use this information to assess whether our Site and Services are performing effectively, whether we are meeting the expectations of donors, recipients, and other stakeholders, and what improvements we should consider in the future.
Online Data Collection
You can use the settings or tools offered on your browser to refuse or deny cookies, or to delete cookies that have already been stored. (See “How You Can Restrict Online Data Collection and Personalized Advertising” below.)
- Log in and Identification
Cookies enable our Site to recognize and verify you and your device when you return to the Site or log in to access your account by storing data including, for example, your password, device and browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses), device and browser identifiers and information (including device, application, or browser type, version, plug-in type and version, operating system, and other technical data).
- Features and Performance
Cookies enable functionality for the features and options you select to use on our Site; deliver consistent performance; recognize and implement your preferences; and enable information sharing with the organization you select to receive an equipment donation.
If activated by you, we can obtain geolocation data from device sensors, GPS signals, WiFi access points, and cell towers. We can also more generally identify your location through IP address or mobile device identifier.
- Data Analytics
We may track and log web usage data about your interactions with our Site and other online activities including, for example, browsing history, usage rates, settings preferences, content interactions (including searches, page views, downloads, and prints), and user journey history (including clickstreams and page navigation, URLs, timestamps, content viewed or searched for, page interactions, and similar data).
- Internet-Based Advertising
How You Can Restrict Online Data Collection and Personalized Advertising
The controls you may be able to use include:
- Managing the settings on your web browser or device.
- Installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on described at the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on page at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
- Communicating directly with third-parties we may authorize to collect data on our Online Services as explained, for example. at:
- Visiting http://optout.aboutads.info to learn more about personalized advertising and how to opt-out of personalized advertising on your web browser and Mobile Apps by companies participating in the Digital Advertising Alliance.
- Purchasing a utility from an independent software provider that you install on your computer browsers to limit tracking of your browsing activity.
Do Not Track (DNT) is an optional browser setting that is used by some website operators and third parties. Our Site does not respond to DNT signals.
How We Use Personal Information
We may use your personal information for any of the following purposes:
- Support our core activities by processing registrations and sign-ups for our Services, providing our Services, and operating the Site
- Establish your user name and password if you set up an account or wish to use the donation matching platform; your credentials are then used to identify you when you want to access the platform
- Process equipment and cash donations
- Operate the equipment donation matching platform
- Send newsletters and other information about our Services
- Manage, analyze and protect the security, performance and functioning of our Site
- Develop and manage the Digital Opportunity Network and communicate with its members
- Send surveys and other promotional materials
- Conduct analytics to understand and improve the user experience and functionality of our Site
- Gather internet usage information that may be used for online advertising
- Verify an organization’s nonprofit or other eligibility status
- Manage risks to the rights, privacy, property and safety of Digitunity, our equipment recipients, donors, employees, and sponsors (such as identity theft, data misuse, and fraud)
- Comply with valid legal process and respond to governmental requests
- Other purposes specifically disclosed to you at the time we may ask you to provide personal information.
Our Site displays links to the websites of organizations we have authorized to receive technology equipment donations using the Digitunity platform. We may also provide links to articles and resources of interest to people concerned about the digital equity and inclusion. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that website. These external websites are not operated by Digitunity. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, accuracy, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party websites or services. They may collect your IP address or device identifier and other internet browsing data, and may set a cookie to enable their features to function and track your usage. We recommend that you review the privacy policies of these sites before sharing any information with them.
Retention and Protection of Personal Information
We will retain your personal information as long as we provide Services to you, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes, and enforce our agreements.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is fully secure. While we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information.
Our Site permits you to create an account and may also provide single sign-on functionality. When you create a Digitunity online account, you will be prompted to create a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, and you are responsible for any access to or use of your account by someone else that has obtained your password, whether or not such access or use has been authorized by you. You should notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account, and, if any unauthorized use is suspected, you should immediately reset your password.
If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure (for example, you feel that the security of any account you might have with us has been compromised), you must immediately notify us of the problem by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-203-863-9100
How You Can Make Changes to Your Account
You can access, change, or discontinue your Digitunity account either through the Site portal or by contacting us at: email@example.com or 1-203-863-9100.
You may choose at any time to not receive e-mail marketing communications from us by using the “unsubscribe” feature provided in our e-mail marketing messages or by contacting us and electing to opt-out of our mailing lists. See, “How To Contact Us” below.
If you unsubscribe from receiving these e-mails, you will still receive service notifications and administrative messages that are not promotional in nature.
Children’s Online Privacy
Our Site and Services are not directed to children. We do not knowingly collect, use, or disclose personal information about children under the age of 18. If we learn that personal information from children under age 18 has been collected, we will take reasonable measures to promptly delete that information from our records. If you become aware of any personal information we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us as explained below under “How to Contact Us.”
How to Contact Us
If you have any questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices want to update your account information, or would like to opt-out of promotional market, please contact us at:
Last Revised: July 7, 2021
Effective Date: November 25, 2020