How we respect privacy when we deal with personal information collected by our organization

This Privacy Policy applies to information we (TRIBUTARIES INTERNATIONAL) collect about individuals who interact with our organization. It explains what personal information we collect and how we use it. We have updated our Privacy Policy to take into account the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) which means if you are a resident of the EU and your donor records reflect that address, you may be entitled to certain additional protections in accordance with GDPR.

TRIBUTARIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a registered 501(c)(3) organization based in the United States. Our website address is: https://tributariesinternational.org. We also use the shorter name, tributaries.org for email.

If you have any comments or questions about this notice, feel free to contact us at partners@tributaries.org.

1. Personal data that we process

The following table explains the types of data we collect and the legal basis, under current data protection legislation, on which this data is processed.

Purpose Data (key elements) Basis
Enquiring about our organisation and its work Name, email, message Legitimate interests – it is necessary for us to read and store your message so that we can respond in the way that you would expect.
Subscribing to email updates about our work Name, email Consent – you have given your active consent.
Making a donation Name, email, address, payment information Legitimate interests – this information is necessary for us to fulfill your intention of donating money and your expectation of receiving a confirmation message.
Signing up as a supporting member or volunteer Name, email, phone Contract – when you sign up under any group, membership, or volunteer agreement, you are subject to that agreement’s terms and conditions.
Website functionality Website activity collected through cookies Legitimate interests

– it is necessary for us to store a small amount of information, usually through cookies, to deliver functionality that you would expect, such as remembering the contents of your order before you have fully completed the process.

2. Security

TRIBUTARIES INTERNATIONAL, INC. uses third party services to process donations. These services use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. With the SSL technology, the credit card information you enter while making a donation or purchase will be encrypted before traveling over the internet. Your credit card information is only used to process your donation or purchase, and we do not hold your credit card details on any of our computers or servers.

We use Classy, Inc. to process donations, to run fundraising campaigns, and to manage email campaigns. We use Classy to communicate with fundraisers and team leaders, and for marketing purposes. Please refer to Classy’s privacy policy and terms of service.

3. How we use your data

We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected, as set out in the table at the top of this policy.

For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • reply to enquiries you send to us;
  • handle donations or other transactions that you initiate;
  • where you have specifically agreed to this, send you marketing communications by email relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you.

4. When we share your data

We will only pass your data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf and we have in place a data processing agreement with that third party that fulfils our legal obligations in relation to the use of third party data processors;
  • you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party; or
  • we are required by law to share your data.

5. How long we keep your data

We take the principles of data minimisation and removal seriously and have internal policies in place to ensure that we only ever ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required.

Where data is collected on the basis of consent, we will seek renewal of consent at least every three years.

6. Rights you have over your data

You have a range of rights over your data, which include the following:

  • Where data processing is based on consent, you may revoke this consent at any time and we will make it as easy as possible for you to do this (for example by putting ‘unsubscribe’ links at the bottom of all our marketing emails).
  • You have the right to ask for rectification and/or deletion of your information.
  • You have the right of access to your information.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint if you feel your rights have been infringed.

Please note that relying on some of these rights, such as the right to deleting your data, will make it impossible for us to continue to deliver some services to you. However, where possible we will always try to allow the maximum access to your rights while continuing to deliver as many services to you as possible.

7. Cookies & usage tracking

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, like remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

We also use some cookies that do not collect personal information but that do help us collect anonymous information about how people use our website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website usage by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information collected by Google Analytics about usage of our website is not personally identifiable. The data is collected anonymously, stored by Google and used by us to create reports about website usage. Google’s privacy policy is available at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

We implement Google’s Invisible reCAPTCHA to protect our site from spam and abuse. Use of this service is subject to Google’s privacy policy and terms.

Our website may contain links to other Web sites. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another site that is governed by that site’s privacy policy.

8. Modifications

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website.

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