JusticeFundr (“JusticeFundr”, “we”, “us”, “our”) is committed to protecting your privacy. This document explains how we collect, use, disclose and otherwise manage personal information. This privacy statement applies to the privacy practices of JusticeFundr, including on our website www.justicefundr.ca (our “website”).

We may update this document from time to time, and will do our best to reasonably inform you of any changes.

Personal Information Collection and Use

The term “personal information” means information about an identifiable individual, including name, address, email address, and other information relating to an individual.

We may collect personal information when you:

  1. Register for an account and create a campaign;
  2. Make a donation;
  3. Sign-up to receive a newsletter;
  4. Participate in a forum;
  5. Enter a contest;
  6. Complete a survey; or
  7. Contact Us.

Register: You do not have to register in order to browse our website or make a donation. However, in order to create a campaign, you will need to register and provide a name, email address and a password that you select. If you register, we will use your registration information to identify who you are, communicate with you, and otherwise administer your use of the website.

If you create a campaign, in addition to your registration information, we may collect additional information, such as a contact name and address, your lawyer’s name and address, and information about your campaign. Only the information about your campaign will be visible to others on the website.

Online Donations: If you make a donation, we may use the name and email address collected when you register in order to facilitate and communicate with you about your donation. Your name and email address may also be provided to the Campaign Creators whose campaigns you’ve contributed to if you’ve requested an official donation receipt or a reward from the Campaign Creator or if you’ve requested to receive emails from the Campaign Creator. However, only your first name and last initial will be visible on the website as a backer of the campaign.

We use PayPal to process all donations. For information about the way in which your personal information is treated by PayPal, please consult their privacy policy.

Newsletter: We may collect your name and email address in order to send you the JusticeFundr email newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter by following the instructions at the bottom of each of our emails.

We may also offer you the opportunity to sign-up to receive email newsletters from Campaign Creators. You will need to contact the Campaign Creator for information about your unsubscribe options.

Forums: You may interact with Campaign Creators and other users of our website on our public forums. Your comments, suggestions or feedback may be visible on our website along with your first name and last initial. Please remember that any information that you provide in these comment areas is accessible to all users of the website, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose any personal information about yourself or anyone else. We may use your comments, suggestions or feedback to monitor and/or improve our website.

Contests: When you enter a contest or participate in a promotion, we may collect your name, address, phone number, email address, and other information you provide. We use this information to administer your participation in the contest or promotion.

Surveys: From time to time, we may offer you the opportunity to participate in one of our surveys or other customer research. The information obtained through our surveys and customer research is used to help us understand the users of our website, and to enhance our service offering.

Contact Us: When you contact us with a comment, question or complaint, you may be asked for information that identifies you (such as your name, address and a telephone number) along with additional information we need to help us promptly answer your question or respond to your comment. We may also retain this information to assist you in the future.

Disclosure of Personal Information & Use of Third Party Service Providers

We will not disclose, trade, rent, sell or otherwise transfer your personal information, without your consent, except as otherwise set out in this Privacy Statement.

Service Provider Arrangements: We may transfer (or otherwise make available) your personal information to third parties who provide services on our behalf. For example, we may use service providers to authorize and process payments, host our website and operate certain of its features. Your personal information may be maintained and processed by third party service providers in the US or other jurisdictions. Our service providers are given the information they need to perform their designated functions, and we do not authorize them to use or disclose personal information for their own marketing or other purposes.

Sale of Business: We may transfer any information we have about you as an asset in connection with a merger or sale (including transfers made as part of insolvency or bankruptcy proceedings) involving all or part of JusticeFundr or as part of a corporate reorganization or other change in corporate control.

Legal and Compliance: JusticeFundr and our Canadian, US and other service providers may provide your personal information in response to a search warrant or other legally valid inquiry or order, or to an investigative body in the case of a breach of an agreement or contravention of law, or as otherwise required or permitted by applicable Canadian, US or other law. We may also disclose personal information where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and to investigate or prevent actual or suspected loss or harm to persons or property.

Additional Information about our Website:

In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or submitting any personal information.  However, like most websites, we collect standard web log entries for each page served, including your IP (Internet protocol) address, page URL, page requests, browser type, operation system, the average time spent on our website and timestamp. This information allows us to diagnose problems with our server and administer.  We use this information to help us understand our website activity, and to monitor and improve our website.

Cookies: We use cookies on the pages on our website where you are prompted to log in or that are customizable. These cookies may let us know who you are and will provide us and our service providers with information that we use to personalize our website in accordance with your preferences. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to not accept certain cookies. However, if you decide not to accept cookies from our website, you may not be able to take advantage of all of the features of our website.

Tracer Tags & Web Beacons: We may also use a technology called “tracer tags” or “Web Beacons”. This technology allows us to understand which pages you visit on our website or what e-mail communications you receive and open. This information helps us optimize and tailor our website and email communications for you and others.

Links:  Our website may contain links to other sites that JusticeFundr does not own or operate. Except as provided herein, we will not provide any of your personal information to these third parties without your consent. We provide links to third party websites as a convenience to the user. These links are not intended as an endorsement of or referral to the linked websites. The linked websites have separate and independent privacy statements, notices and terms of use, which we recommend you read carefully. We do not have any control over such websites, and therefore we have no responsibility or liability for the manner in which the organizations that operate such linked websites may collect, use or disclose, secure and otherwise treat your personal information.

Social Media:   We may offer you the opportunity to engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites and applications.  When you engage with our content on or through third-party social networking websites and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information associated with your social media account (e.g., name, username, email address, profile picture, gender) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the website or application.  When you provide information from your social media account, we may use this information to personalize your experience on our website and on the third-party social networking websites and applications.

Safeguarding Your Personal Information

We respect your privacy. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification and disclosure of personal information in our custody and control.

Although we make good faith efforts to store all collected data in a secure operating environment, no collection or transmission of information over the Internet or other publicly accessible communications network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee complete security of such information.

Your online access to certain of your personal information may be protected with a password you select. You are responsible for keeping your user details confidential.

Accessing & Updating Your Personal Information

You have the right to access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information in our custody and control, subject to certain exceptions prescribed by law.

You may request access, updating and corrections of inaccuracies in personal information we have in our custody or control by submitting them to us through our contact page or emailing us as set out below. We may request certain personal information for the purposes of verifying the identity of the individual seeking access to their personal information records.

Contact Us

JusticeFundr is committed to answering questions and resolving complaints about your privacy and our treatment of your personal information. If you (i) have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, (ii) wish to access, update, and/or correct inaccuracies in your personal information, or (iii) otherwise have a question or complaint about the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information, please submit them to our privacy officer in writing through our contact page. We will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner.