Why We Need to Know About You
We need to know about you so that we can provide you with information on products and services and better target our content offering to your interests.
How We Learn About You
What we know about you we get mostly from you. We do not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you specifically provide such information on a voluntary basis. For example, such personally identifiable information may be gathered from competitions, suggestions and transactional areas.
Your Right To Opt Out
At our points of data collection, you have the opportunity to indicate whether you would like to “opt in” or “opt out” of receiving promotional and/or marketing information about other products, services and offerings from group companies and/or third parties on whose behalf we may send out information. Further, notwithstanding any opt out of promotional information by the user, we reserve the right to contact you regarding account status, changes to our service agreement and other matters relevant to the underlying service and/or the information collected. You can request to “opt out” of further promotional contacts at any time and all promotional emails we send you allow you this facility. Also, upon request, we will use commercially reasonable efforts functionally to delete you and your personal information from our database; however, it may be impossible to delete a your entry without some residual information due to backups and records of deletions.
How We Protect What We Know About You
We treat what we know about you confidentially. Our employees take care in handling your information. They may get information about you only when there is a good reason to do so. We take steps to make our databases secure and to safeguard the information we have about you.
How We Use and Disclose What We Know About You
We may use anything we know about you to help us serve you better. We will not disclose your information to any third party save for the following exceptions:
- To help us process questions you may have about a purchase, registration or other inquiry you may have.
- To help us or law enforcement agencies prevent fraud, money laundering, terrorism and other crimes.
- To allow for verification of what we know about you.
- Data processing requirements.
- Assisting an agency perform research for us.
- Compliance with the law or request of a government agency for example, complying with a search warrant.
- Compliance with an audit of our business.
- If we sell all or any part of our business or merge with another company.
Generally, we will disclose only the information we consider reasonably necessary to disclose.
How You Can See and Correct Your Information
Generally, we will let you review what we know about you if you ask us in writing or email. If you tell us that what we know about you is incorrect, we will review it. If we agree with you, we will correct our records.
Third Party Data Collection
How We Use IP Addresses
We may use your IP address to help diagnose any problems with our server or to administer our websites. Your IP address may be used to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information that helps us understand user requirements. This specific information will only be used within our organisation and we will only share or use this information on an aggregate basis.
Cookies are small text files a web site used to recognise repeat users, facilitate your ongoing access to and use of the site, track usage, follow site behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and targeted advertising. Cookies are not programs that come onto a your system and damage files. Generally, cookies work by assigning a unique number to the user that has no meaning outside the assigning site.
Cookies can help you for example by delivering content specific to your interests, or to save your password so you don’t have to re-enter it each time you visit a website.
Links to Other Sites
Our site contains links to other sites outside of our control. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices or the content of such websites.
The Aid & International Development Forum reserve the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. This statement and the policies outlined herein are not intended to and do not create any contractual or other legal rights in or on behalf of any party.