Company encourages its users to be aware when they leave Company’s website and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects any personally identifiable information.
The Collection, Use, and Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information
Company is the owner of all PII that is collected by Company on Company’s website. Company may collect PII from users, customers, and in responses to online surveys and group discussions at several different points on Company’s website.
Company may use PII to contact the user about Company, the goods and services available on Company’s website, and to provide information about other topics and discussion groups.
Company may disclose PII to third parties as required or permitted by law.
Company may share aggregate demographic information that does not contain PII.
“Legitimate Interest” under the GDPR
Company will generally only collect European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) (comprised of EU member states, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) based user’s PII when it is necessary for Company’s “legitimate interests,” including but not limited to, performing Company’s legitimate legal, employment, and business interests. Company may also use user’s PII for the legitimate interest of providing goods and services, needs, and processing donations. The table below provides some examples of how Company uses user PII, and the legal basis for such use of user PII.
|How Company Uses PII||The Types of PII||Legal Basis||Legitimate Interest|
|To contact users with information about the activities of Company||Identity Data; Contact information||Legitimate Interest||Company may use user’s contact information to send user information about Company activities that that he/she has requested|
|For electronic marketing communication||Identity Data; Contact Information; Marketing/Communication Data||Consent; Legitimate Interest||When users engage with Company, the law permits Company to send user relevant email marketing|
|For physical communication (e.g., post, telephone calls, etc.) and non-marketing electronic communication||Identity Data; Contact Information; Marketing/Communication Data||Legitimate Interest||To keep users informed of Company’s work; To send users work information and resources that Company believes would interest user|
|For contact management||Identity Data; Financial Data; Contact Information; Requests and Preferences; Demographics||Legitimate Interest||To manage participation in Company’s work and contact management|
|To improve user’s experience and allow log-in access to Company affiliated websites and online portals||Identity data; Contact Information; Security Credentials||Contract; Legitimate Interest||To ensure that Users’ accounts on Company’s websites and online portals are kept safe and private|
|For fund development||Identity Data; Financial Data; Financial Transaction Data; Contact Information; Information about user’s beliefs and circumstances; requests and preferences||Legitimate Interest||To provide opportunities for user to partner with Company through financial giving and communication|
|To process donations||Identity data; Financial Data; Financial Transaction Data; Contact Information; Tax Status||Contract; Legitimate Interest||To securely receive user’s donation toward Company’s charitable aims|
|For statutory reporting||Identity Data; Contact Information; Tax Status||Legal Obligations; Legitimate Interest||Company may have obligations to report government authorities|
|To deliver goods and services||Financial Data; Financial Transaction Data; Contact Information||Contract||To provide user with goods or services that the user has purchased|
|To enable user to partake in a prize draw, sweepstakes, competition, or complete a survey||Identity Data; Contact Information; Marketing/Communication Data||Contract||To collect contact information to provide user with any prize they have one; To gather survey data that the user has provided voluntarily|
|To allow Company to improve its tools; To maintain an audit trail of access to data; Troubleshooting; Data analysis; System maintenance||Historical Transaction Data; System Data; Audit Logs; Location Data||Legitimate Interest||To manage and protect access to Company affiliated websites; To ensure that Company’s services operate effectively and to track who is accessing user’s data|
|To respond to complaints and requests||Identify Data; Contact Information; Historical Transaction Data; Application Data||Legal Obligation; Legitimate Interest||To ensure that user’s concerns are addressed|
|For Ethnographic, Cultural, and Humanitarian Research||Identity Data; Contact Information; Information about user’s Personal Beliefs; Demographics||Legitimate Interests||Company conducts extensive ethnographic, geographic information systems (GIS), and humanitarian research and data collection to improve humanitarian efforts|
|To apply for, or participate in humanitarian opportunities with Company; To apply or participate as a volunteer||Identity Data; Contact Information; Application Data; Self-identified Health Information||Contract||In the application process, user must provide certain personal information to assess user’s suitability to serve as a volunteer|
|To apply for Employment with Company through a job application||Identity Data; Contact Information; Application Data; Information about user’s Personal Beliefs; Requests and Preferences; Security Credentials, Demographics; Employment Information; Self-identified Health Information||Contract; Legal Obligations||In the application process, users must provide certain personal information to facilitate employment|
Types of Data
To carry out the legitimate interests discussed above, Company may collect, store, process and transfer different kinds of personal data about users, which Company has grouped together as follows:
Special Categories of Data: Company may also collect, store, process and transfer the following types of data that GDPR defines as “special categories” of more sensitive personal information:
Government and Legal Requests
It may be necessary − by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside a user’s country of residence − for Company to disclose PII. Company may share PII if Company has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce applicable terms of service, including investigations of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Company, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.
Users may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of Company’s website, or transmitted to other users of the website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at user’s own risk. Although Company limits access to certain pages, users must be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, Company cannot control the actions of other users of Company’s website with whom a user chooses to share his/her User Contributions. Therefore, Company cannot and does not guarantee that User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.
Company’s website uses IP addresses to help Company analyze trends, administer Company’s website, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses do not contain PII.
Company’s website uses “cookies”. A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on a user’s hard drive that contains information about the user. A cookie does not contain and is not linked to PII while a user is on Company’s website. For instance, by setting a cookie on Company’s website, a user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on Company’s website. If a user rejects the cookie, the user may still use Company’s website, but would be limited in some areas of Company’s website. Cookies can also enable Company to track and target the interests of users to enhance their experience on Company’s website.
In order to receive certain updates or use certain features on Company’s website, a user may have to complete a registration form. During registration, a user may be required to provide PII, such as the user’s name and/or an e-mail address. If requested, it is optional for a user to provide demographic information (such as income level and gender) and unique identifiers which enable Company to provide a more personalized experience on Company’s website.
A user may subscribe to Company’s newsletters or other publications on Company’s website. In that case, Company will request PII, such as the user’s name, mailing address, and/or an e-mail address. PII may be used to send such newsletters and may be used to contact the user about Company, the goods and services available on Company’s website, and to provide information about other topics and discussion groups.
Company’s website includes an online catalog for customers to order goods and services related to Company’s work, and contact forms for customers to request information and services. In such instances, Company collects customer PII, such as a name, an e-mail address, a mailing address, an account number and/or credit card number.
Third Party Contractors
Company may contract with third parties to provide services to Company, including services relating to the internal operations of Company’s website, the storage and retrieval of information, including PII, and other services. PII, on-line survey information, discussion group information, and aggregate demographic information may be maintained on Company’s servers or on Company’s third party contractor’s servers. Company may use a third-party contractor to facilitate the serving of targeted content and may transmit data to the third party to facilitate this service. Except as may be required by law, Company is not responsible for the acts of any such third parties with regard to their handling and treatment of PII.
Use of Shipping Companies and Credit Card Processing Companies
Company may use shipping companies to ship orders and credit card processing companies to process and bill customers for goods and services related to Company’s work. Company may affiliate with other organizations to provide goods and services related to Company’s work. When a user or customer signs up for or orders goods or services, Company may share PII as necessary to provide such goods and services, and to provide information about Company, the goods and services available on Company’s website, and information about other topics and discussion groups. Except as may be required by law, Company is not responsible for the acts of any of the entities discussed in this section with regard to their handling and treatment of PII. With respect to entities based in the EEA, whenever Company transfers PII, Company may use standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission that protect the confidentiality of such PII to provide similar data protection as is available in Europe.
Company’s website has security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information, including PII, which is under Company’s control. However, because of the nature of the threats to the security of information, Company cannot guarantee that it can prevent security breaches that could compromise information, including PII, which is under Company’s control. The safety and security of PII also depends on the actions of the user. Where the user has been given (or where user has been chosen) a password for access to certain parts of Company’s website, the user is responsible for keeping this password confidential. Company urges users to be careful about giving information in public areas of the website, such as message boards. The information users share in public areas may be viewed by any user of the website.
Protection of Children
Company is committed to the protection of children. Company works to voluntarily comply with applicable provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA) and its accompanying Federal Trade Commission regulations, which establish United States Federal law that protects the privacy of children using the Internet.
The Company will not condition a child’s participation in an activity on that child disclosing more PII than is reasonably necessary to administer the activity.
The Company does not share PII from children under the age of 13 with any third party.
Company opposes the use of unsolicited commercial email and mass posting to inappropriate newsgroups (spam) as a way to promote or advertise. Company attempts not to send email to persons who are not related to Company’s ministries or who have not otherwise requested contact from us, nor do we post advertisements to unrelated newsgroups. If user receives any unsolicited commercial email that appears to be from Company or an employee of Company, please notify Company immediately.
Company will reasonably investigate instances of unsolicited commercial email that appears to originate from Company. If we find persons or entities using Company’s name inappropriately, we will contact Company’s lawyers and take reasonable steps, which may include legal action, to stop the unauthorized use of Company’s name.
Company has measures in place to attempt to require double opt-in, which means if someone receives a forwarded email or is added to an email list by another person or entity, the receiver of the forwarded email must nonetheless still agree to a subscription for themselves before they become a subscriber to that list.
User’s Rights under the GDPR
Users have the right of access (Art.15 GDPR), rectification (Art.16 GDPR), erasure (Art.17 GDPR), restriction of processing (Art.18 GDPR) and the right to data portability (Art.20 GDPR). In addition, users have the right to object to processing that is based on Art.6 (1)(f) GDPR. Users also have the right to lodge a complaint with the data privacy supervisory authority.
If a user has given Company his/her consent to process personal data for specific purposes, this consent is the legal basis for processing user’s personal data. Consent can be revoked at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. The revocation can take place form-free and should be directed if possible to the contact information provided in this policy.
Correcting, Updating, and Removing Personally Identifiable Information
Under the GDPR, if a user is located in the EU or EEA, a user may request the following:
Company’s website provides users and customers the opportunity to opt-out of receiving further mailings and e-mailings from Company at the point where Company requests information about the user, customer, survey participant, or discussion group participant.
(a) The user or customer can contact Company at the contact form on the website, or (b) the user or customer can send Company a request by United States mail to the following postal address: