Terms & Privacy Policy



This Website (the “Site”) is operated by Gold In September® Charitable Trust (“G9”). G9 is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions are tax deductible. G9 is further classified as a public charity.

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) applies to information that you provide to G9 via this Site, and/or by use of other services (collectively, the “Services”) that may be provided by other means or media, including as set forth in these Terms of Service (‘TOS”).

This Privacy Policy is intended to provide you notice of G9’s information management practices, including the types of information gathered, how it is used and safeguarded, and the degree to which you may control the maintenance and sharing of your information. Your use of any G9 Site or Services constitutes acceptance of this Privacy Policy and any other applicable terms, including the TOS, which TOS incorporates this Privacy Policy by reference.

Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect

G9 respects your privacy and is committed to protecting personally identifiable information that you provide in connection with your use of the Site and the Services.

In some situations, we may collect personally identifiable information and other information about you through other means, directly or indirectly. For example, if you access any G9 content, or purchase such content via your wireless carrier or through another third party, G9 may collect information directly from you or through the third party. Likewise, if you use our software, or provide information to other companies who share information about their customers, we may collect additional information about you. In each of these cases, G9 will apply this policy to any personally identifiable information.

To ensure that credit card information is secure and electronic payments are processed safely and efficiently, we use a JP Morgan Chase & Co. secured site to protect your online payment.

To make an online gift, we require you to provide your full name, address, telephone number, and email address. This website will not sell or transfer such information to any third parties except to the extent necessary to authorize third parties such as the JP Morgan Chase & Co. secured site to process the transaction you are authorizing and to use the necessary information needed to perform their functions. G9 may collect information about you to deliver the Services that you request, to keep you informed about changes affecting the Site and the Services or your account, to inform you of offers in which you might be interested, to improve and enhance the Site and the Services, to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, and to enforce our TOS. If you provide G9 with personally identifiable information, we will take all reasonable and appropriate steps to protect it from unauthorized disclosure.

You will be deemed to have consented to the disclosure to, and use by, a subsequent owner or operator of the Site or the Services, of any information about you contained in the applicable G9 database, if G9 or one of its companies assigns its rights and obligations regarding any of your information at the time of a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or substantially all of G9’s or such G9 company’s assets related to the Site or the Services to a subsequent owner or operator. In the event of such a merger, acquisition, or sale, your continued use of the Site or the Services signifies your agreement to be bound by the TOS and Privacy Policy of the Site or the Service’s subsequent owner or operator.

G9 will not share, sell, rent, or disclose any personally identifiable information that we have collected except as stated herein, or in the following instances: 1) we have been given your consent to disclose; 2) we have previously informed you of the disclosure, including by means of our Privacy Policy or on the Site, or through the Service where you provided your information; 3) we are required by law, legal process, or court order to disclose; 4) disclosure is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may cause or be causing harm to, or interference with, G9’s rights or property, other G9 website users, or anyone else; or 5) to respond to an inquiry, request or complaint that you have made. G9 may also use IP addresses in cooperation with Internet service providers to identify users if we deem it necessary to comply with law, to enforce compliance with this Privacy Policy or our TOS, or to protect our sites, customers, or others.

G9 reserves the right to retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with law, prevent fraud, collect any fees owed, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce the TOS, and take other actions otherwise permitted by law.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information That We Collect

In many cases, G9 will automatically collect certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of the Site and the Services. G9 might collect, among other things, information concerning the date, time and length of your visit and the type of Internet browser or computer operating system you are using, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your “click path” through the G9 Site or “click-through” from an e-mail, the website or advertisement that was linked to or from the G9 Site when you visited, and your IP address. To do this, G9 may use cookies and other technology (see below). If you are using our wireless Services, we may also automatically collect information such as the type of wireless device you are using, your mobile identification number (assigned by your telecommunications carrier) and telecommunications carrier. Your use of the Site and the Services, and information provided through these technologies, will be anonymous unless you provide us with personally identifiable information or have provided such information in the past.

From time to time, G9 may use and share with third parties aggregate, non-personally identifiable user information to show general demographic and preference information among users of the Site and the Services.

Refund Policy

By making a charitable gift to G9, a 501(c)(3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.

Special Notice Regarding Children Under 13

G9 recognizes the sensitivity of personally identifiable information concerning children under the age of 13 and therefore provides this special notice. G9 is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding children, including the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Except in limited circumstances allowed by COPPA, G9 will not knowingly collect, maintain, or disclose any personally identifiable information from a child under 13 without first obtaining consent from that child’s parent or legal guardian. G9 will not share your child’s personally identifiable information with any third party (except for purposes of fulfillment by a third party that has agreed to protect the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy), unless you specifically consent, or as permitted by COPPA or other applicable law.

Cookies and Related Technology

The Site, some Services, and advertisements contained therein may contain “cookies,” clear gifs (also known as web beacons or web bugs), or similar technology. A cookie is a piece of data that is sent to your Internet browser, which will store the cookie on your computer if your browser is enabled to accept cookies, that helps a server identify and provide information about a browser when it’s used to visit a website. We may also use cookies to better understand how our visitors use the Site and the Services and to continue to improve our services. Web beacons assist in the delivery of cookies and the collection of non-personally identifiable information, such as “click path” and other data as described above.

G9 uses cookies, clear gifs, frames, server log analysis, and other technologies as they are developed to customize your experience with the Site and Services.

Most Internet browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. You should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about how to manage cookies. Please note, however, that if you block cookies, some portions of the Site and the Services may not function properly.

G9 does not control cookies in third party ads, and visitors are encouraged to check the privacy policies of advertisers and/or ad services to learn about their use of cookies and other technology. The ads appearing on the Site and the Services may be delivered to you by third-party advertising companies. G9’s Privacy Policy does not cover the use of information collected from you by third party ad servers. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, e-mail address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements on this Site and other sites about goods and services that may be of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, please review the privacy policies and terms of service for these companies. For more information on how to modify your browser settings to block or filter cookies, see http://www.cookiecentral.com/faq.

No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

We do not tolerate spam. You may not use our communication tools to send spam or otherwise send content that would violate the TOS.

User Disclosure of Information on the Site and the Services

The Site and the Services may enable you to share or otherwise disclose personal information. This Privacy Policy addresses only the use and disclosure of information G9 collects from you, except as otherwise expressly indicated. Different rules may apply to the use or disclosure of your personal information, if you disclose such information to others on the Site or the Service or on other sites throughout the Internet. We do not have the ability, nor will we attempt to control the privacy policies of third parties. You are subject to the privacy policies of those third parties, where applicable.

Our Commitment to Data Security

While G9 takes reasonable and appropriate precautions to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized disclosure and to prevent possible security breaches in our websites, Services, and customer databases, no website, Internet transmission, computer system, or wireless connection is completely secure. Consequently, G9 cannot guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. Your use of the G9 sites and Services is at your own risk. Whenever you give G9 sensitive or confidential information (for example, credit card numbers for donations), G9 will take commercially reasonable steps to protect the information by establishing a secure connection with your Web browser. G9 employs a security technology known as a secure-socket-layer (“SSL”) to protect the transmission of payment information to the site. Unless otherwise specified herein or on the Site where you make a donation, credit card numbers are used only for payment processing and are not retained for marketing purposes.

Hyperlinks To and From Other Sites

G9 sites may frame, and/or contain links to, or advertisements about, non-G9 websites. Other sites may also reference, advertise, or link to G9 sites. G9 does not endorse or sponsor other websites, is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-G9 sites, expressly disclaims any statements or assertions made on such websites, and denies all liability associated with your use of, and the content on, such other sites and advertisements.

Consent to Processing in the United States

By providing any personally identifiable information to G9, all users, including, without limitation, users in the member states of the European Union, fully understand and unambiguously consent to this Privacy Policy and to the collection, storage, and processing of such information in the United States of America.

Contact Us Regarding Privacy

G9 is dedicated to protecting your personally identifiable information and welcomes comments and questions on this Privacy Policy. You may e-mail your questions or comments to: info@goldinseptember.org.

Changes to Policy

G9 reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy and its TOS at any time. All changes to the Privacy Policy and/or TOS will be effective when posted, and your continued use of any G9 site or Service after the posting will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

Effective Date: June 15, 2013