Your privacy on the Internet is of the highest importance to Aqua Africa Foundation. This privacy statement describes our policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the Aqua Africa Foundation web site.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what Personal Information, we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
• The right to access, update, or to delete the information we have on you.
• The right of rectification.
• The right to object.
• The right of restriction.
• The right to data portability.
• The right to withdraw consent.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it?
Normal web site usage
Aqua Africa Foundation follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Like any other website, aquaafrica.org uses ‘cookies*’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites. What Are Cookies?
Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, donate or apply for a job, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name and e-mail address.
This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission and is kept in Aqua Africa Foundation’s databases and mailing lists. If you are donating, you will be asked to provide your credit card details. These details are transferred to a secure, online payment service, hosted outside Aqua Africa Foundation. Credit card information is not retained by Aqua Africa Foundation.
What does Aqua Africa Foundation do with the information it collects?
Normal web site usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “aquaafrica.org” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the website. It is not connected with any personal information.
Personally, identifiable information
Aqua Africa Foundation may use the personal information you provide to:
• Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you;
• Manage and process your job application;
• Confirm your donation and issue a receipt;
• Obtain payment for donations through the site (via credit card);
• Statistical analysis.
What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the Aqua Africa Foundation site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the website, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as donate, register for a newsletter or apply for a job.
Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by contacting Aqua Africa Foundation.
All our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of official business matters, including personal data.
Aqua Africa Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any website linked to aquaafrica.org.
Notification of changes
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from a web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles.
It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by Aqua Africa Foundation site by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.