Conditions

When registering to Pifworld you agree to the

General Conditions of PIF Foundation and Play it Forward B.V.

and

Privacy Statement of Play it Forward B.V.

You will find these terms below.

General Conditions of PIF Foundation and Play it Forward B.V.

1. Definitions

Agreement : every agreement between PIF BV and/or PIF Foundation on the one hand and the Nonprofit on the other hand, or between PIF BV and the User;

Nonprofit : the legal person that has signed, or intends to sign, the Sponsor Agreement and/or the Nonprofit Member;

Nonprofit Member : the legal person for which PIF BV has made a Nonprofit Page on the Website;

Nonprofit Page : the page on the Website on which information is presented to the visitors of the Website about the Nonprofit and where funds can be acquired for the Nonprofit;

General Conditions : general conditions of PIF Foundation and Play It Forward BV including the Special Provisions;

PIF: PIF Foundation and Play It Forward BV;

PIF BV : the private company with limited liability organised under Dutch law, Play It Forward B.V., registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 34291870, having its registered office at Tolstraat 129, Unit A3.16 (1017 TT) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

PIF Foundation : the Foundation Play It Forward, organised under Dutch law and registered in the commercial register of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under the name “Stichting PIF” under number 34291870, having its registered office at Tolstraat 129, Unit A3.16 (1017 TT) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands;

Player : the natural person who or legal person that has a personal account with PIF BV;

Privacy Statement : the Privacy Statement of PIF as can be found on the Website;

Project : the project that, on the basis of the Sponsor Agreement, has been placed on the Website by PIF BV; Project Budget: the total budget (irrespective the question whether or not the Nonprofit has already acquired part of this budget as a result of fundraising activities other than through the Website) that in the view of the Nonprofit is required to realise the Project;

Project Page : the page on the Website on which information is presented to the visitors of the Website about the Project;

Special Provisions : special provisions PIF – Player and/or special provisions PIF – Nonprofit;

Special Provisions PIF – Player : the special provisions that apply to the (legal) relation between PIF BV and the Player;

Special Provisions PIF – Nonprofit : the special provisions that apply to the legal relations between PIF BV and/or PIF Foundation on the one hand and the Nonprofit on the other hand;

Sponsor Agreement is the Agreement between PIF and the Nonprofit on the basis of which PIF BV places the Project on the Website and on the basis of which PIF Foundation is prepared to raise funds for the Project;

User : every natural person who or legal person that uses the Website, in whichever manner, including though not limited to the Player and the Nonprofit;

Wallet : the overview on the Website of the funds donated by a Player to PIF Foundation and through which such Player at a later moment can indicate (per unit of 5 Euro) which project or nonprofit should benefit from such funds;

Website : the website of PIF BV with Uniform Resource Locator (URL) http:// www.pifworld.com or any other URL indicated by PIF BV.

2. Applicability

2.1 By using the Website, in any way whatsoever, the User accepts to be legally bound to these General Conditions. These General Conditions furthermore apply to all applications, offers, assignments and agreements of PIF BV and/or PIF Foundation. General conditions of Users are specifically rejected.

2.2 PIF is entitled to amend these General Conditions at any time without notifying the User of this. It is the User's responsibility to stay updated on the changes made by PIF. The most recent version of the General Conditions will be available on the Website. If the User continues the use of the Website after one or more amendments to these General Conditions, this implies that the User irrevocably accepts this (these) amendment(s).

2.3 These General Conditions consist of:

  • (i) a general part that applies to the (legal) relations between PIF Foundation and/or PIF BV and the User (article 2 to article 11); and
  • (ii) a part that specifically and solely applies to the (legal) relations between PIF Foundation and/or PIF BV and the Nonprofit (the Special Conditions PIF-Nonprofit, articles 1.1 to 1.3); and
  • (iii) a part that specifically applies to the (legal) relations between PIF Foundation and PIF BV and the Player (the Special conditions PIF - Player, article 1.1 to 1.11).

2.4 These General Conditions are drawn up in the Dutch and English language. In case either the content or the meaning are conflicting, the Dutch text shall prevail.

2.5 English language words used in these General Conditions intend to describe Dutch legal concepts only and the consequences of the use of those words in English law or any other foreign law shall be disregarded.

2.6 Deviations from these General Conditions are only binding if and in as far as they are confirmed in writing by PIF.

2.7 If one or more provision(s) of these General Conditions are nullified, declared void, or prove to be invalid, the remaining provisions will continue to apply in their original form.

3. Use of the Website

3.1 The User guarantees that (s)he is authorised to make use of the services offered by PIF and that (s)he will act in accordance with these General Conditions and, if applicable, the Special Conditions. The User furthermore guarantees that (s)he will at all times perform the obligations under these General Conditions and if applicable, the Special Conditions and that (s)he will observe all laws and regulations governing the use of the Website.

3.2 Without prejudice to the other provisions of these General Conditions, the actions and/or activities carried out by the User, relating to PIF and/or the Website may not:

  • (a) infringe the rights of PIF BV, PIF Foundation and/or third parties, including intellectual property rights, such as (but not limited to) copyrights, database rights, neighbouring rights, trademark rights and patents, or rights relating to the protection of privacy;
  • (b) infringe any law, regulation, bye-law or any other applicable regulation;
  • (c) contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, bots, or other programmes that may damage, harm, delete, or otherwise render inaccessible and/or useless any authorised work or data;
  • (d) be based on lies and/or be misleading;
  • (e) be of a commercial nature, unless PIF BV has given prior written approval; or
  • (f) in any other manner be unlawful towards PIF BV, PIF Foundation and/or a third party.

3.3 Nothing in these General Conditions and/or on the Website is meant to transfer any intellectual property rights and/or grant any intellectual property rights to the User. The use the User may make of the Website is limited to what has been described in these General Conditions.

3.4 It is not permitted to remove, make illegible, hide, or change any notices or statements relating to intellectual property rights.

4. Uploading files

4.1 Under the conditions provided in these General Conditions and the Special Conditions, the User in principle keeps the copyrights and other intellectual property rights (s)he owns with regard to files (s)he makes available via the Website to the visitors of the Website.

4.2 The User acknowledges and agrees that by making files, data and/or materials available to PIF BV (in these General Condition this refers among others to the uploading of them), the User automatically grants PIF BV:

  • (i) a royalty free, unencumbered, worldwide, non-exclusive license, to
  • (a) use, reproduce, distribute and publicise the files, data and/or materials, in connection with the service of PIF; and
  • (b) use, reproduce (and to allow third parties to use and reproduce) the files, data and/or materials, via any medium, for marketing and/or promotional purposes in connection with the service of PIF;
  • (ii) the right to remove intentionally or unintentionally and for whatever reason and also without any reason being given from the PIF servers and from the Website any files, data and/or materials, made available by the User, without PIF becoming liable to the User or a third party in any way whatsoever as a result of such a removal.

4.3 The User acknowledges and agrees that the files, data and/or materials that (s)he has made available to PIF BV will be used by other Users of the Website. PIF does not accept any liability for the compliance with these General Conditions by the users of the Website. The User therefore acknowledges that the possibility exists that the files, data and/or materials made available by him/her to PIF BV are used by third parties in a manner that is contrary to these General Conditions or any legal provision or other unlawful act of third parties in relation to the files, data and/or material made available by the User.

4.4 The User guarantees that (s)he is fully entitled with regard to the files, data and/or materials as meant in article 4.2 and that (s)he is fully entitled and authorised to grant the license as meant in these General Conditions. The User indemnifies PIF and all affiliated companies and persons, against any claims by third parties based on the allegation that the files, data and/or materials infringe any current (intellectual property) right of third parties or are otherwise unlawful towards third parties and against all claims resulting from him/her acting contrary to these General Conditions. All costs incurred and damages suffered by PIF that any way shall be at the expense of the User.

4.5 The User is not allowed to make available via the Website files, data and/or materials (it being at the sole assessment of PIF BV):

  • (a) that ask personal data of minors; and/or
  • (b) that make personal data available; and/or
  • (c) that ask for passwords or other information that can be traced to persons for commercial or illegal purposes; and/or
  • (d) that are discriminatory as to appearance, race, religion, gender, culture, origin or may otherwise be called offensive; and/or
  • (e) that incite to violence against and/or harassment of another person or other persons; and/or
  • (f) that may lead to, or are the result of, exploitation or abuse of others; and/or
  • (g) that, in the reasonable judgement of PIF BV, are contrary to public morality or good taste, are violent or contain a link to pornographic material or pornographic websites or include pornographic or erotic material; and/or
  • (h) that involve commercial activities without prior written approval of PIF BV, such as advertising lotteries, contests or pyramid games; and/or
  • (i) that encourage or commits the performance of illegal activities; and/or
  • (j) that involve chain letters, junk-mail or spamming; and/or
  • (k) that include a photograph or image of another person without that person's consent; and/or
  • (l) that infringe intellectual property rights of others; and/or
  • (m) that infringe any law, regulation, bye-law or other applicable regulations, or these General Conditions.

5. Content of Third Parties

5.1 It is possible that the Website contains applications, files, data and/or materials and services of third parties and/or links to websites of third parties ("Content of Third Parties") for example by means of a hyperlink, banner or button. The inclusion or availability of Content of Third Parties on the Website does not imply that PIF has approved and/or checked this Content of Third Parties. PIF is not responsible for the content or manner of operation of Content of Third Parties or for any use thereof by the Users of the Website.

5.2 For products or services offered by third parties, the applicable terms and conditions of those third parties apply.

6. PIF's services

6.1 PIF does not regulate the communication between Charities, Players and Users among themselves and/or Users and the service of PIF. PIF has no, or at most very limited control over the quality, safety, lawfulness, integrity or accuracy of the various parts of PIF's services.

7. Privacy

By using the Website the User is bound by the Privacy Statement.

8. Discontinuation of services

8.1 In addition to the other (legal) remedies that are at the disposal of PIF, PIF BV is entitled to restrict the activities of the User in connection to the Website, to discontinue and/or remove the account of a User to remove files, data and/or materials, to inform the other Users of the Website of the activities, to send out a warning and refuse to provide services to the User, particularly but not limited to, in the event:

  • - the User acts in violation with these General Conditions and/or in violation with the Special Conditions;
  • - PIF BV and/or PIF Foundation are not capable to verify or identify certain data that the User provides to PIF BV and/or PIF Foundation;
  • - PIF BV is of the opinion that the actions of the User may harm him/herself, other Users, or PIF;
  • - PIF BV is of the opinion that the actions of the User may result in liability for him/herself, for other Users, or for PIF.

PIF will not have any liability whatsoever in this respect.

8.2 PIF BV is entitled without prior notification and without justification, to temporarily or permanently render the service unavailable or to limit the use thereof or to terminate the services all together and this will not result in any right for damages towards PIF.

8.3 PIF does not guarantee that the service of PIF BV will be available at all times, without interruptions or breakdowns.

9. Donations

9.1 Users can donate funds for the benefit of a Project or a Nonprofit to PIF Foundation or to a Nonprofit.

Payment of the funds donated to PIF Foundation for the benefit of a Project

9.2 After reaching the Project Budget and under the conditions mentioned in the Sponsor Agreement, PIF Foundation shall transfer the donations, minus transaction costs, to the Nonprofit for the Project it manages or supports.

9.3 PIF BV reserves the right not to place the Project on the Website or to temporarily, or permanently remove the Project from the Website if:

  • (a) the Project Budget has not been reached within six months starting from the moment the Project is placed in the Website; and/or
  • (b) the Nonprofit is acting in a manner conflicting with the General Conditions; and/or
  • (c) facts or circumstances are revealed with regard to the Project and/or the Nonprofit which, would PIF have been aware of such facts or circumstances at the time of entering into the Agreement, could have led to a reason for PIF not to enter into the Agreement; and/or
  • (d) the Nonprofit does not fulfil the obligations as laid out in the Sponsor Agreement regarding the provision of visual reports (video or photo) about the Project.

9.4 PIF BV will inform the Nonprofit via e-mail regarding its decision not to place the Project on the Website or to (temporarily or permanently) remove the Project from the Website.

9.5 In case the Project is (temporarily or permanently) removed from the Website, the Nonprofit is neither entitled to the funds that have been acquired by PIF Foundation for the Project, nor to any compensation or damages.

9.6 In the case of removal of the Project from the Website pursuant to article 9.3 and provided PIF Foundation has not (yet) transferred funds to the Nonprofit, the Wallet of the Players who donated on behalf of the Project will be credited with the same amount in order to enable such Players to support other project(s) on the Website with such amount, provided such Players had an account with the Website at the time of such donation.

9.7 Users and/or Players who donated on behalf of a Project without having an account with the Website at the time of such donation will, in case of removal of the Project from the Website, not be entitled to repayment of the amount donated on behalf of such Project. In that case PIF Foundation shall, at its discretion, allocate the funds it received in relation to the Project to an Nonprofit which has a project on the Website.

9.8 In the event PIF Foundation has already transferred the funds or part of the funds to the Nonprofit, crediting of the Wallet as referred to in Article p 9.6 will not take place. In that case PIF Foundation shall, at its discretion, allocate the funds it received in relation to the Project to an Nonprofit which has a project on the Website.

9.9 In the event two Users donate the missing amount to complete the project budget of a Project at the same time, the situation may occur that all these donations will be processed. If the User who donated last is a Player, his/her donation will be returned to his/her Wallet. If the User who donated is not a Player, he/she will not be entitled to repayment of the amount donated on behalf of such Project. In that case PIF Foundation shall, at its discretion, allocate the funds it received in relation to the Project to an Nonprofit which has a project on the Website.

9.10 Articles 175 to 188 of Book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code regarding donations (in Dutch ‘schenking’) apply to the legal relations between PIF Foundation and the User(s).

9.11 In accordance with Article 7:175, subsection 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, a donation made by a User to PIF Foundation counts as accepted, when PIF Foundation, after acknowledgement of the donation, has not rejected this donation to the suspension of all other business.

9.12 The deposited donations cannot be reclaimed, in accordance with article 46a to f of book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code, department 9A: Agreements from a distance (in Dutch "Overeenkomsten op afstand").

Payment of the funds donated to a Nonprofit and/or to PIF Foundation for the benefit of a Nonprofit

9.13 Funds donated by a User to a Nonprofit other then through allocation of the funds in the Wallet of such User to that Nonprofit are gifts to the Nonprofit and are directly transferred by the User to the bank account of the Nonprofit in the Netherlands provided by the Nonprofit to PIF BV.

9.14 Articles 175 to 188 of Book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code regarding donations (in Dutch ‘schenking’) apply to the legal relations between the Nonprofit and the User(s).

9.15 In accordance with Article 7:175, subsection 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, a donation made by a User to the Nonprofit counts as accepted, when the Nonprofit, after acknowledgement of the donation, has not rejected this donation to the suspension of all other business.

9.16 The deposited donations cannot be reclaimed, in accordance with article 46a to f of book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code, department 9A: Agreements from a distance (in Dutch "Overeenkomsten op afstand").

9.17 Funds donated by a User to a Nonprofit through allocation of the funds in the Wallet of such User to that Nonprofit will be transferred by PIF Foundation to the Nonprofit once per quarter of the year to the bank account of the Nonprofit in the Netherlands provided by the Nonprofit to PIF BV.

9.18 PIF BV reserves the right not to place the Nonprofit on the Website or to temporarily, or permanently remove the Chariy from the Website if:

  • (a) the Nonprofit is acting in a manner conflicting with the General Conditions; and/or
  • (c) facts or circumstances are revealed with regard to the the Nonprofit which, would PIF have been aware of such facts or circumstances at the time of making a Nonprofit Page for that Nonprofit, could have led to a reason for PIF not to make a Nonprofit Page for that Nonprofit.

9.19 PIF BV will inform the Nonprofit via e-mail regarding its decision not to place the Nonprofit on the Website or to (temporarily or permanently) remove the Nonprofit from the Website.

9.20 In case the Nonprofit is (temporarily or permanently) removed from the Website, the Nonprofit is neither entitled to the funds that have been acquired by PIF Foundation for the Nonprofit, nor to any compensation or damages.

9.21 Articles 175 to 188 of Book 7 of the Dutch Civil Code regarding donations (in Dutch ‘schenking’) apply to the legal relations between PIF Foundation and the User(s).

9.22 In accordance with Article 7:175, subsection 2 of the Dutch Civil Code, a donation made by a User to PIF Foundation counts as accepted, when PIF Foundation, after acknowledgement of the donation, has not rejected this donation to the suspension of all other business.

10. Liability

10.1 Neither PIF BV, nor PIF Foundation can be held liable in any way whatsoever for the implementation, financing, budgeting, spending of money donated for the Project and/or the Charities, monitoring, evaluation and follow-up of Projects and/or Charities.

10.2 To the extent permitted by law, PIF (which in this case includes companies, officials and employees related to PIF) hereby excludes any liability for any type of damage, direct and/or indirect, which in any manner originated from and/or resulted from the use of the Website or another site which is linked to the Website.

10.3 Without prejudice to the foregoing, PIF more specifically shall not be liable for whichever damages, that are in any manner caused by and/or a result of:

  • - actions carried out by the User, that would have been inspired by the information placed on the Website; and/or
  • - the inability to use the Website; and/or
  • - the fact that certain information on the Website is incorrect, incomplete or not up to date; and/or
  • - the manner in which Nonprofits, Players or other Users make use of the services and/or equipment and similar provisions offered by PIF. Nonprofits, Players or other Users shall specifically indemnify PIF against claims by third parties, that relate to the content of the files, data and or materials supplied by them which PIF makes available on the Website.

10.4 In case PIF, as a result of a shortcoming for which PIF is accountable, is nevertheless liable, the liability will at all times be limited to the direct property damage that are in direct connection to the shortcoming. In any case, PIF will never be liable for consequential damage, including but not limited to pure financial loss, loss of turnover and profit, loss of data and immaterial damage, resulting form or in connection with the services rendered by PIF and/or the use of the Website.

10.5 Insofar PIF, as a result of a shortcoming for which PIF is accountable, is nevertheless liable, this liability will at all times be limited per event (whereby a series of related events will be regarded as one single event) to the donated money that has actually been donated by the User to PIF Foundation in the current calendar year.

10.6 This restriction of liability does however not mean that PIF excludes any liability for intent and/or gross negligence on the part of PIF itself and/or the PIF board.

11 Other provisions; applicable law

11.1 Without prejudice to any existing statutory obligations on the part of PIF to retain the agreement between a User and PIF in connection with the use of the Website, PIF does not have to keep any archived agreement accessible of this User.

11.2 These General Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Netherlands. Any dispute resulting from or arising in connection with these General Conditions shall be exclusively submitted to the competent courts in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS PIF - Nonprofit

1. Project application and Project selection

1.1 Foundations organised under Dutch law with a bank account in the Netherlands can apply with PIF BV for placement of a Project on the Website by sending a completed Application form, as mentioned on the Website. Application forms completed by comparable foreign entities may also be taken into consideration.

1.2 The items specified in the Project Budget should refer to costs that are directly linked to the implementation of the Project.

1.3 PIF BV decides whether a Project is placed on its Website, and this decision depends among others on:

  • a. the manner/measure in which the project contributes to a positive change for man, animal, or planet;
  • b. the manner/measure in which the foundation referred to in article 1.1. at that moment fulfils and/or in the past has fulfilled its obligations under the Sponsor Agreement and the General Conditions and Special Conditions.
  • c. the offer of Projects on the Website taking into account an equally distributed project portfolio.

2. Application as Nonprofit Member

2.1 Foundations organised under Dutch law with an ANBI-status and a bank account in the Netherlands can apply with PIF BV as Nonprofit Member by sending a completed Application form (including attachments a recent extract of the Chamber of Commerce and a copy of the memorandum of association) as mentioned on the Website. Application forms completed by comparable foreign entities may also be taken into consideration.

2.2 PIF BV decides whether a Nonprofit is accepted as a Nonprofit Member, and this decision depends among others on:

  • a. the manner/measure in which the Nonprofit contributes to a positive change for man, animal, or planet;
  • b. the manner/measure in which the Nonprofit referred to in article 1.1. at that moment fulfils and/or in the past has fulfilled its obligations under the General Conditions and Special Conditions.

2.3 At the request of PIF BV the Nonprofit shall provide PIF BV with the financial statements of the current or previous financial year.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS PIF - Player

1. Account

1.1 A User can apply for his/her own account in the manner described on the Website in order to be able to make use of certain service(s) of PIF.

1.2 PIF BV may at its own discretion decide whether or not to provide a User with an account.

1.3 Legal entities with a for profit character which have created an account on the Website (and thus have become a Player) can only become and remain Player on the Website and (therefore) create and maintain a profile with the prior written consent of PIF BV. Unless explicitly agreed otherwise, this consent terminates on the moment the Website contains a separate functionality that is (also) designed for such legal entities. PIF BV is also entitled to withdraw its consent at any time or impose conditions for such consent.

1.4 The Player can terminate his/her account at any required time in the manner as described on the Website. The Player will not be entitled to repayment of any amount in the Wallet at the time of termination of his/her account. PIF Foundation shall, at its discretion, allocate these funds to an Nonprofit which has a project on the Website.

1.5 The Player guarantees to PIF that the information provided by the Player to PIF is complete, truthful and accurate, including the personal details of the Player such as his/her name and e-mail address.

1.6 The Player agrees that PIF BV uses and saves the details/data and use them in connection with the management of the account.

1.7 If the Player is younger than sixteen (16) years of age, (s)he should obtain the consent of his/her parents or guardian to create an account. By accepting these General Conditions, the Players guarantees that (s)he is either over sixteen (16) years of age, or has the consent of his/her parents or guardian to create an account.

1.8 The Player is not allowed to create an account in the name of another person, unless that other person has granted him/her (written) consent to do so and the Player will hand over this written permission to PIF BV upon first request from PIF BV.

1.9 In the event a Player, when (s)he created his/her account, has chosen a username which forms part of the name of a current or future partner of PIF, the username of such Player will be changed into "Player[Username]".

1.10 The Player is personally responsible for keeping the password of his/her account confidential to others and shall not grant others access to the services of PIF by using his/her account.

1.11 In the period prior to the moment the Player notifies PIF of any unauthorised use, the Player is liable for the consequences of the fact that other(s) use the account of the Player, with or without his/her consent or knowledge.

Privacy Statement of Play it Forward B.V.

Play it Forward B.V. (hereafter 'PIF') takes your privacy very seriously. PIF adheres to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • (i) PIF will never pass your contact information on to anyone, including the partner organization whose project you have chosen to support, without your express consent; and
  • (ii) PIF does not rent or sell your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes; and
  • (iii) any personally identifiable information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.

Please note, that by visiting or registering with www.pifworld.com (the 'Website') you are agreeing to the practices detailed below. PIF therefore recommends that you read this Privacy Statement carefully to find out how information relating to you will be treated as you use the Website.

Who is Play it Forward B.V.?

PIF is the creator of Pifworld.

PIF, established in 2007, is a private limited liability company organized under Dutch law, with registered office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. PIF is having its office at Tolstraat 129 -A3.16, Amsterdam and is registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under number 34291870. The manner in which your personal details are saved and used has been reported to the Dutch Data Protection Authority under number m1394590. PIF can be reached via

What personally identifiable information of yours is collected and processed by PIF?

PIF collects your personal information in the following ways:

(i) information PIF collects from you as a Website visitor

PIF collects information about your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, the URL's of sites from which you arrive or leave the Website, your type of browser and your ISP. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet making it possible to recognize your computer. This information helps PIF to monitor site traffic patterns in order to improve its service and to assess from which computers the Website is visited in case of potential abuse such as hack attempts. This data can also be used to reveal the identity of potential stalkers if PIF and/or the Website is being molested or in case of fake accounts.

The linkage between your IP address and your personally identifiable information is not shared with third-parties without your permission or except when required by law.

Like many Websites, PIF uses cookies and web log files to track site usage to recognize you, customize your experience on the Website and serve advertisements. A cookie is a small amount of data, which includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is saved on your hard disk or in the memory of your computer.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the Websites you visit. Please note that some parts of the Website may not function properly if the cookies are rejected. Cookies can't damage your computer or files. PIF does not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information.

(ii) information PIF collects from your registration as a Player or from your Profile

In order to become a Player, you must first create an account on Pifworld. When creating such account, you have to complete the following information about yourself: e-mail address, username and password. You can always adjust the information you have provided with the exception of your username.

Once you are a Player, you may provide additional information on your profile or when making a donation. Providing additional information beyond what is required at registration is entirely optional. You can indicate what your interests are, what countries you like etceteras as part of your profile. This is useful for other Players who are viewing your profile but also for PIF because in this way PIF will be better able to adjust Pifworld to your wishes.

Any information you provide at registration as a Player or in your Profile or when making a donation that is not personally identifiable may be used in the same manner and extent to which other information that is not personally identifiable is permitted to be used hereunder, including for the purpose of serving advertisements through the Website.

(iii) information PIF collects when you donate without registration as a Player

When you donate without registration as a Player, you have to complete the following information about yourself: your first name and last name, city of residence, country of residence and e-mail address. You can provide extra information when making a donation (by placing a donation comment).

(iv) information PIF's payment service provider collects from you when you donate or upload your Wallet

If you donate or upload your Wallet on the Website, payment details (such as your credit or debit card details) are requested. Please note that these payment details will not be collected by PIF but by its payment service provider RBS WorldPay which processes your donation. Consequently your credit or debit card details will not be known by PIF.

For what purposes will PIF use information about you?

PIF will use information about you for the specific purposes as set out above and for the following general purposes:

  • (i) to communicate with you about Pifworld and to send information to you about Pifworld's services such as Pifworld updates;
  • (ii) to adjust Pifworld to your wishes and needs
  • (iii) for security purposes; and
  • (iv) to formulate rendered anonymous statistical data; PIF may provide automatically generated data, including your IP-address, to third parties that draw up user statistics for PIF and that perform web analyses.

Communications from PIF

PIF will communicate with you through email and notices posted on the Website. As a Player you may receive periodically an update by email from PIF about Pifworld. If you donate without registration, you will not receive such updates and will only receive emails from PIF if you have indicated you wish to receive these. Every mail to donors without registration, will contain the possibility to unsubscribe. As a Player you can opt out for the periodic update in your profile.

PIF will occasionally send you email about Pifworld in general as well as notifications about any important changes in the service provided.

Communications with/from other Players within Pifworld

In order to invite others to become Friends with you within Pifworld, you may use the Pifworld services to invite them if they are Players, or enter their names and email addresses. This information will be used by PIF to send your invitation including a message that you write. The names and email addresses of people that you invite will be used only to send your invitation and reminders. When you provide a friend's email address for PIF to forward a web address PIF will only use your friend's address for this purpose.

As a Player you may receive emails from other Players who wish to become Friends with you. You may also receive per mail a request from befriended Player to donate on their supported project or receive private messages from Friends.

Blogs

If you write a blog within Pifworld you should be aware that any personally identifiable information you choose to provide there can be read, collected, or used by third parties, and could be used to send you unsolicited messages. PIF is not responsible for the personally identifiable information you choose to submit in such blogs.

What personally identifiable information of yours is visible to others?

If registered as a Player, other visitors of the Website can see your username and country of residence and your full profile (so if you have provided extra information in your profile, or during a donation, this will also be visible). If you have donated without registering as a Player, visitors can see your name, city, country of residence, the amount of your donation and, if placed, your donation comment.

Please note that your profile may be indexed in search engines. Furthermore, other Players and visitors can see a list of your Friends, the projects you donated to and the (accumulated) amount of your donations as well as the donation comment if placed. Should you wish that the amount of your donations remain invisible to others you can, as a Player, indicate this in your profile and consequently the accumulated amount of your donations will not be shown in your public profile nor be visible on the Project Page of the project you donated to. With regard to donors who have not registered as a Player the amount that is transferred per donation will always be visible on the Project Page.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

In order to deliver its services, PIF engages certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, database storage and management and payment services. PIF will share your personally identifiable information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these functions and provide such services.

PIF may also disclose your personal and other information you provide, to another third party in connection with a merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets or in the event of bankruptcy . Any third party to which PIF transfers or sells its assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to PIF.

Security precautions to protect your information

In order to secure your personal data, access to your data on the Website is password-protected. The applicable data (such as your credit card information) is protected by encryption using Secure Sockets Layer protocol. It is your responsibility to protect the security of your login information. Please note that emails with other Players within Pifworld are not encrypted and PIF strongly requests you not to communicate any confidential information through these means.

Children and Pifworld

In principle everybody can join Pifworld and everybody can create an account on Pifworld. However, it is important that special legal rules apply to persons who are not yet sixteen (16). If you are not yet sixteen (16) you are required to obtain the consent of your parents or guardian before you create an account on the Website. By accepting this Privacy Statement you guarantee that you are at least sixteen (16) years of age or have the consent of your parents/guardian to create an account.

Transfer of data to countries outside the EU

For technical and operational reasons it may be necessary that your (personal) details are transferred to (servers of) companies affiliated to PIF and/or advertisers in the United States or other countries outside Europe where the regulations in the field of privacy protection might not provide the same protection as in the European Union. Insofar as this is necessary, you hereby agree that your (personal) details can be transferred to the United States or other countries outside Europe.

Examination and improvement of your own details

You can always view your own (personal) details and if necessary change or delete them in your Profile, provided you cannot delete the required fields for registration.

You can also close your account through the Pifworld Website in your Profile. If you close your Pifworld account, PIF will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our publicly viewable data. PIF may retain certain data contributed by you if it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, non-personally-identifiable data, account recovery, or if required by law. All retained data will continue to be subject to the terms of the PIF Privacy Statement in effect at the time of your request.

If you want to know which details PIF has recorded about you or if you want to change details which you cannot change in your account, you can send a question via

Links to other Websites

The Website contains links to other Websites such as the Websites of the partner organizations that carry out the projects you wish to play forward. PIF has no power over the Websites of third parties to which you are linked. These other Websites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personally identifiable information from you. Other sites follow different rules regarding the use or disclosure of the personally identifiable information you submit to them. PIF encourages you to read the privacy policies or statements of the other Websites you visit. This Privacy Statement only relates to (personal) details which have been obtained via the Website. PIF does not accept any responsibility or liability for (the operation and/or contents of) Websites of third parties.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

Although unlikely, PIF may be forced by law to provide personally identifiable information to the appropriate authorities. PIF may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as PIF, in its sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of PIF or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.

Acceptance of PIF's Privacy Statement

Use of the Website of PIF and associated services implies acceptance of this Privacy Statement. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of it please do not continue to use the Website and PIF's services. In the future this Privacy Statement may be updated. By continuing to use PIF's service and the Website after notice of changes have been sent to you or published on the Website, you are consenting to the changed practices and the most current version of the Privacy Statement.