Last updated: May 25, 2018
At The Task Force for Global Health, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
The Task Force for Global Health (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the www.taskforce.org website (the “Service”).
This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it safe and secure and your rights and choices in relation to your information.
Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you in the following ways:
Information you give us directly: For example, we may obtain information about you when you take part in one of our events, make a donation, apply to volunteer for us, or when you sign up to receive one of our electronic mailings such as newsletters.
When you visit this website
We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this type of information. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages, and to see their journey through the website. These third party service providers have their own privacy policies addressing how they use such information.
You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. The Help feature on most browsers provide information on how to accept cookies, disable cookies or to notify you when receiving a new cookie.
If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some features of our Service and we recommend that you leave them turned on.
Do Not Track disclosure
We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked. You can enable or disable Do Not Track by visiting the Preferences or Settings page of your web browser.
When you email us
Should you choose to contact us using an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us.
When you interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter we may obtain information about you (for example, when you publicly tag us in an event photo). The information we receive will depend on the privacy preferences you have set on those types of platforms.
We supplement information on our supporters with information from publicly available sources or purchased lists in order to create a fuller understanding of someone’s interests and support. For more information, please see the section on ‘Building Profiles’ below.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect, store and use might include:
- your name and contact details (including mailing address, email address and telephone number);
- your date of birth;
- information about your activities on our website and about the device used to access it, for instance your IP address and geographical location;
- your bank or credit card details. If you make a donation online, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialize in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions;
- any other personal information shared with us.
We collect this information for the purpose of providing the Service, identifying and communicating with you, responding to your requests/inquiries and improving our services.
The Task Force for Global Health is compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. These standards ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.
Further you will see the “closed” lock symbol in the web site address bar when you are on our secure donation page. You will also notice in your web site(s) address bar that the domain name starts with an “https” on the donation page. This means that information entered on this page is encrypted for your security.
Data protection laws recognize certain categories of personal information as sensitive and therefore requiring greater protection, for example information about your health, ethnicity and religion.
We do not usually collect sensitive data about you unless there is a clear and valid reason for doing so.
Where appropriate, we will make why we are collecting this type of information and what it will be used for clear.
How and why is your information used?
We may use your information for a number of different purposes, which may include:
- providing you with the services or information you asked for.
- processing requests you have submitted;
- carrying out our obligations under any contracts entered into between you and us;
- keeping a record of your relationship with us;
- conducting analysis and market research so we can understand how we can improve our service;
- dealing with entries into a competition;
- seeking your views or comments on the services we provide;
- notifying you of changes to our services;
- sending you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, fundraising appeals, activities and promotion of services;
- processing job applications;
- analyzing your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can tailor and target our communications in a way that is timely and relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. This allows us to be more focused, efficient and cost effective with our resources and also reduces the risk of someone receiving information they may find inappropriate or irrelevant.
How long is your information kept for?
We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal information for is determined by operational and legal considerations. For example, we are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfill our statutory and regulatory obligations (e.g. tax/accounting purposes).
We review our retention periods on a regular basis.
Who has access to your information?
We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We may employ third-party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services and/or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used. These third parties have access to your personal information only to perform specific tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use your information for any other purpose.
Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.
Links to other sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Compliance with laws
We will disclose your personal information where required to do so by law or subpoena or if we believe that such action is necessary to comply with the law and the reasonable requests of law enforcement or to protect the security or integrity of our Service.
Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information and this includes:
Where you have provided specific consent to us using your personal information in a certain way, such as to send you email, text and/or telephone marketing.
We consider our legitimate interests to be running The Task Force as a charitable organization in pursuit of our aims and ideals. For example to:
- send communications which we think will be of interest to you;
- conduct research to better understand who our supporters are to better target our fundraising;
- monitor who we deal with to protect the charity against fraud, money laundering, and other risks;
- enhance, modify, personalize, or otherwise improve our services /communications for the benefit of our customers; and
- understand better how people interact with our website.
- When we legitimately process your personal information in this way, we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. We will not use your personal information where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, for example, where use would be excessively intrusive (unless, for instance, we are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
Fundraising and marketing communications
We may use your contact details to provide you with information about the vital work we do in protecting the health of people around the world, our fundraising appeals, and opportunities to support us if we think it may be of interest to you.
We will only send you marketing and fundraising communications by email if you have explicitly provided your prior consent. You may opt out of our marketing communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of our marketing emails.
We may send you marketing and fundraising communications by post unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about the work we do, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form used to collect your information.
We’re committed to putting you in control of your data so you’re free to change your marketing preferences (including to tell us that you don’t want to be contacted for marketing purposes) at any time by contacting us by email: email@example.com.
We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted and will retain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you. However, we may still need to contact you for administrative purposes like where we are processing a donation or thanking you for your participation in an event.
Only persons age 18 or older have permission to access our Service. Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 13 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If you are a parent or guardian and you learn that your children have provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
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