At World Appeal we understand and appreciate that your decision to choose us for your donation and philanthropic investment is an expression of confidence. You trust us with your investment and you trust us to keep secure any information we obtain from you or about you.
We understand that privacy is important, and we are strongly committed to protecting the privacy of both our current and prospective donors and investors as well as visitors to our website.
The following notice is designed to help you better understand the information we gather from donors and investors and from those who visit our site. It also describes how we handle the information once we gather it, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of the information.
Information collection and use
Our primary goals in collecting personal information are to share information about our work, to invite you to events designed to update you on World Appeal’s activities, to allow you to request information, and to thank you for your support.
Aggregate data collected online
When you browse our site, non-personal information about you is recorded by World Appeal’s Internet servers. This information is used primarily to provide an enhanced online experience.
Information tracked may include, but is not limited to the type of operating system in use [e.g. Macintosh, Windows] and the domain name and the type of browser being used [e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome etc.]. This information may be used to review the number of visitors to our site and the specific pages visited, but only in an aggregate and in a non-personally-identifiable form.
E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable data about visitors to this site are known only when voluntarily submitted. We care about the security of your personal data and we employ several different security techniques to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorised access by users inside and outside the organisation.
You should be aware, however, that “perfect security” does not exist and that unauthorised third parties may unlawfully intercept or access private data. You provide us with this information at your own risk.
As a matter of policy, we will not sell, share or rent information about you in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. However, we may be forced to disclose information to the national or local government or law enforcement agencies under certain circumstances.
We can (and you authorise us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials, as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation into any activity that is illegal or may expose us, or you, to liability.
We may, from time to time, make changes to this policy, based on your comments and our needs. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will contact all donors directly, whether in writing, telephonically or via email, and notify all others by posting a prominent announcement on our website.