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Digsby Donates Browser Plugin

This page provides information about the Digsby Donates Browser Plugin, an optional module offered during Digsby installation.

What is the Digsby Donates?

  • Digsby Donates is a small browser plugin for Internet Explorer and Firefox that helps support Digsby development and allows us to make a donation on your behalf whenever you shop at one of over 1,800 participating merchants.

How does it work?

  • After installing the browser plugin, a small bar will appear for 10 seconds whenever you visit a participating merchant's website letting you know that part of your purchase amount will be donated to charity. The bar looks like this:

Does it cost me anything?

  • Not a penny. Each of the participating merchants has an affiliate program that pays Digsby a portion of the purchase amount (usually between 1% and 5%) for encouraging you to complete the transaction. Part of that affiliate fee is used to continue developing Digsby and part of it is donated to a charitable organization.

Who gets the donation?

  • We couldn't decide on a single charity so we picked 12 top rated charities to support. Each month a different charity will get the donation from that month's affiliate fees. The charities are:
    • January: Charity:Water
    • February: American Red Cross
    • March: Humane Society
    • April: American Diabetes Association
    • May: Lupus Foundation
    • June: Multiple Sclerosis Society
    • July: Alzheimer's Association
    • August: Doctors Without Borders
    • September: American Cancer Society
    • October: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
    • November: Make-A-Wish Foundation
    • December: St. Jude Children's Hospital

Is it spyware?

  • Absolutely not. Spyware collects personal information about you and uses it to serve ads without your consent or for other, more malicious purposes. The Digsby Donates plugin does not send any personally identifiable information about you to us or a third party. It keeps a list of participating merchants and notifies you whenever you visit a website on that list.

How can I turn it off?

  • If you are an Internet Explorer user, you can remove it by going to the Windows Control Panel and then the “Add/Remove Programs” section. If you are a Firefox user, you can remove it by going to “Tools” > “Addons” in the main menu.

Last modified: 2010/02/25 15:53 by steve
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