Privacy and Security
About PCI Compliance
What is giv360?
Giv360 is a user-friendly fundraising model that leverages today’s technologies to provide a seamless experience for users, businesses, and charities alike. Giv360 supports non-profit organizations when card holders shop and dine at participating businesses and restaurants.
How does giv360 work?
When organization supporters register their credit/debit card(s) with Giv360 and shop at participating merchants, up to 5% of the sale will automatically be generated and sent to the organization on behalf of the merchant.
How do organizations receive their funds?
Every month a monetary donation will be made via ACH deposit to the organization’s designated bank account. To cover the cost of the transfer, a small fee will be deducted from the donation each month.
Does giv360 work with all cards?
Our platform supports Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Cardholders can register credit and/or debit cards.
Where can I shop?
After you register card(s) using our online portal or mobile app, you can earn money for your selected charity by shopping at participating merchants. You can find merchants through the registration portal or via the mobile app.
Can I register more than one card?
Yes. There is no limit on the number of cards you can register.
What are Double Donation Events?
Double Donation events are special events scheduled by a merchant during which the donation amount doubles to up to 10%. When a Double Donation event is scheduled for the organization(s) you support, you will be notified via e-mail with details about the event.
What is the registration process like?
Once our representative has registered your business with Giv360, you will be asked to verify your account. After your account is verified, you have the option to add additional information about your business, such as uploading a logo, adding a description for your business, and selecting which organization(s) you wish to support.
How Do Double Donation Events Work?
Double Donation Events are special promotions in which the donated amount doubles to up to 10%. You establish a Double Donation Event through the Giv360 portal and the Giv360 platform automatically notifies interested cardholders.
Are there additional steps to complete or hardware necessary to accept giv360 transactions?
No. All transactions are accepted as normal and Giv360 does not require any additional hardware to work. Once you swipe a registered Giv360 credit card, the system will automatically deduct the donation from the sale. However, both the cardholder and the merchant must support the same organization in order for the donation to take place.
What are Double Donation Events?
Double Donation Events are scheduled by merchants and promoted to interested cardholders. The resulting donation is increased to up to 10% for your organization.
How Does my organization receive funds?
Donations are automatically deposited into the organization's designated bank account on a monthly basis as an ACH transfer. To cover the cost of the transfer, a small fee is deducted from the total donation.
After I Register my organization, what's next?
Promote! Promote! Promote!
Remember, the more people who support your organization, the more money you earn. Depending on your operation, there are many avenues you can use to spread the word and let people know how they can support you. Some examples are:
1. Include the Giv360 logo, sign-up instructions and links in newsletters and email blasts to your followers
2. Hand out Giv360 flyers and business cards to your supporters to promote your participation
3. Mention Giv360 and supporting merchants at all activities, fundraisers and events
Privacy and Security
What Information Do You Collect?
When you sign-up or register for Giv360, we may collect Personal Information and Other Information such as your name, email address, phone number, physical address, credit/debit/payment card account (“Card”) numbers and expiration dates, Card security codes, a password, your birthday and/or anniversary, etc. Certain information may be required to register with us or to take advantage of some of our features. If you do not provide us with such information, your access to or use of the Service may be limited.
How Does Giv360 Use My Personal Information?
Any of the information we collect may be used to personalize a user’s experience; to improve our website; to improve customer service; and to send periodic e-mails pertaining to a user’s account or updates on behalf of a merchant. Users can update their e-mail notification preferences at any time by logging into their Giv360 accounts.
Do you disclose my information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer cardholders’ personally identifiable information to outside parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing cardholders, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release cardholder information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety.
Why do you need my credit and/or debit card information?
Giv360 needs you to register your credit or debit card information so that we can track when you make purchases with Giv360 merchants, and so Giv360 can route donations to the proper school or charity.
Does Giv360 Store My Credit and/or Debit Card information? How Secure Is it?
Similar to eBay, Amazon, and others, credit and debit card data is safe and encrypted. Keeping cardholders' financial information secure has been and always will be our number one concern. Card information is stored on Priority Payment’s secure servers and Giv360 relies on a token system to track all transactions. As cardholders visit merchants using their registered credit cards, our system only recognizes the token generated by Priority Payment’s servers, therefore each transaction is done securely with no risk of the wrong information falling into the wrong hands. In fact, Priority Payment Systems processes millions of transactions each day around the world, so most likely the cardholder’s information has already passed through Priority Payment’s servers; giv360 is just tapping into information already securely stored on PPS servers.
About PCI Compliance
PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council offers robust and comprehensive standards and supporting materials to enhance payment card data security. These materials include a framework of specifications, tools, measurements and support resources to help organizations ensure the safe handling of cardholder information at every step. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process -- including prevention, detection and appropriate reaction to security incidents.
What is PCI Compliance?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of requirements designed to ensure that ALL companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
All companies that process, store, or transmit payment card information must meet these requirements on a regular basis, usually through audits.
Learn More About PCI-DSS
The PCI Security Standards Council website: pcisecuritystandards.org
Visa PCI-compliance standards: usa.visa.com
MasterCard PCI-compliance standards: mastercard.com
Discover PCI-compliance standards: discovernetwork.com
American Express PCI-compliance standards: americanexpress.com