Privacy Policy

The SODA Fund, Inc. (collectively, “We” “Our” or “Us”)


Thank you for visiting We created this privacy policy (the “Policy”) as part of our commitment to help you better understand how we collect and may use information collected through, or any other platform we may make available to you (collectively, the “Site”). By visiting or accessing the Site, you agree to the collection, use, retention, protection and disclosure policies set forth herein. In addition, your use of the Site shall be subject to and governed by the Terms of Use, which is incorporated by reference herein. If you do not agree to this Policy, you may not use the Site.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is information that specifically identifies you, including your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, images and certain other identifiable information which reveals your personal identity and which you may provide to us.

What personal information do we collect from the people that visit our Site? When do we collect personal information? How do we use personal information?

You may disclose personal information to Us when you make a donation. Such information is collected, stored, maintained and managed by one or more third party agent (“Data Processor”). As of the Effective Date of this Privacy Policy, we use (“Classy”) as our Data Processor for managing donations, but reserve the right to change third party payment processors for any purpose, at any time. Personal financial information provided to Classy will be processed by Classy’s third party payment processor. You can read more about how Classy uses your Personal Information and processes payments here: Personal Information shall be accessible by Us only to the extent allowed by law and the Data Processor’s internal business practices.

While we will not collect, store, maintain or manage your personal information, we may leverage the Personal Information possessed by our Data Processor to send you an automated message (such as a transaction receipt), or for certain outreach purposes. You may unsubscribe from such communication at any time using the link contained in such communication.

By using the Site, you hereby authorize such use of personal information.

How do we protect your information?

The Site is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit to our site as safe as possible.

We use regular Malware Scanning.

What is Non-Personal Information?

Non-personal information is information commonly collected to track website usage and may include computer and server IP addresses, browser versions, pages most visited, duration and time of visit, and geographic location. This information does not contain personal information and is not directly linked to you personally. Non-personal information will be collected to improve your Site experience.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser (if you allow) that enables the site or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. We may use cookies, web beacons, and log file information to: (a) store information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit the Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; and (c) monitor aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. If such information is shared, it will only be shared in the aggregate, and will not contain personal information.

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser settings. Since each browser is a little different, look at your browser’s Help Menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies.

If you turn cookies off, some of the features that make your site experience more efficient may not function properly.

Google Advertising

Google’s advertising requirements can be summed up by Google’s Advertising Principles. They are put in place to provide a positive experience for users.

We may use Google AdSense Advertising on our Site.

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on previous visits to our site and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt-out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google Ad and Content Network privacy policy.

We have implemented the following:

Demographics and Interests Reporting

We, along with third-party vendors such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions and other ad service functions as they relate to our Site.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser add-on.

Third-party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personal information unless we provide users with advance notice. This does not include website hosting partners and other parties who assist us in operating our Site, conducting our business, or serving our users, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when its release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others’ rights, property or safety.

We may allow third-party advertising companies to display advertisements on the Site. We do not provide any personal information to these companies. We may allow third parties to use metric tools on the Site to collect anonymous information, including, but not limited to, tracking tools such as cookies or web beacons. It’s also important to note that third-party behavioral tracking may be allowed. Some of these companies may allow you to opt out of having your information collected.

Third-party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include links to third-party products, services or contests on our Site. These third-party sites do not belong to us, are not controlled by us, and have separate and independent terms and conditions and privacy policies. We, therefore, have no responsibility or liability for the content of these linked sites, or your use and interaction with such third party sites.

How does our site handle Do Not Track signals?

We honor Do Not Track signals and Do Not Track, plant cookies, or use advertising when a Do Not Track (DNT) browser mechanism is in place.

COPPA (Children Online Privacy Protection Act)

When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

The Site does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 and no part of the Site is designed to attract children under the age of 13. The Site is designed and intended to be used by adults, which may include parents or guardians. Anyone under the age of 13 is not permitted to use the Site, or provide personal information.

Fair Information Practices

The Fair Information Practices Principles form the backbone of privacy law in the United States and the concepts they include have played a significant role in the development of data protection laws around the globe. Understanding the Fair Information Practice Principles and how they should be implemented is critical to comply with the various privacy laws that protect personal information.

In order to be in line with Fair Information Practices we will take the following responsive action, should a data breach occur: we will notify the users via in-site notification within 7 business days of the date we become aware of such breach. We also agree to the Individual Redress Principle which requires that individuals have the right to legally pursue enforceable rights against data collectors and processors who fail to adhere to the law. This principle requires not only that individuals have enforceable rights against data users, but also that individuals have recourse to courts or government agencies to investigate and/or prosecute non-compliance by data processors.


By using the Site, you hereby agree to indemnify, release and hold harmless The SODA Fund, Inc. and its members, agents, officers, representatives and employees, from any and all loss, damage, expense or cost (including attorneys’ fees and disbursements attendant thereto) arising out of or in any way connected with the use, maintenance, disposal or disclosure of personal information and content as set forth on the Site, in any form, or mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files or email, errors, defects, viruses, delays in operation or transmission or any failure of performance including any claims you might have under laws protecting intellectual property and personal privacy.


If we sell or transfer all or substantially all of our assets, whether in conjunction with a merger, acquisition, asset purchase, or any other change in management of The SODA Fund, Inc., personal information and non-personal information may be among those assets transferred. We will ensure that the security measures set forth herein remain throughout the transition, and any changes to this Policy upon the consummation of such sale or transfer will be communicated to you.

Entire Agreement

Together with the Terms of Use, this Policy contains the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the privacy policy matters provided for herein, and supersedes all prior oral or written understandings with respect to the privacy policy matters provided for herein. All other rules, policies and procedures, including the Terms of Use, should be read to be consistent with this Policy whenever possible.


If any term or provision of this Policy shall to any extent be deemed invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this Policy shall be unaffected thereby, and each term and provision of this Policy shall be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.


We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy from time to time without notice. You are encouraged to visit this page periodically to check for updates. No amendment, modification, extension, limitation, waiver or termination of this Policy shall be valid except with our consent.


By using the Site, you agree that any disputes arising out of or relating to the Site, content, information collected or shared about you, or the Services made available through the Site, is subject to the applicable provisions in the Terms of Use.

How to Contact the Company

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of the Site or your dealings with the Site (including your choices regarding cookies), please contact us:

Effective Date: October 1, 2018