PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction

This website is owned and administered by Amref Health Africa.

Amref Health Africa is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications about Amref Health Africa that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise. The ‘personally identifiable information’ is information that enables us to identify you, such as your email address, name, title, and address.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

What information do we collect?

You can access our web site www.ahaic.org without disclosing any of your personal data. However, we collect some personal information as provided by you in donation forms & newsletter subscriptions.

We also collect non-identifying information to help us understand more about how our site is used.

Like many websites, Amref Health Africa uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that we pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web-browser so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. For more information about cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy – http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google – https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Amref.org also uses interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and others. If you choose to “like” or “share” information from this website through these services, you should review the privacy policy of that service. If you are a member of a social media site, the interfaces may allow the social media site to connect your visits to this site with other Personal Information

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

a) Comments and Profile Images

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

b) Contact forms

Certain areas of the site use contact forms in order to generate an email message directed to us (and only us).

Contact forms capture personal data such as your name and email address, necessary to generate such email and allow for a smooth communication. Thankfully, that’s all we need and no unnecessary additional data is required from you.

Of course, and clearly, we do not use the information for marketing purposes.

c) Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

d) Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, products, etc.) – embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We mostly use embedded videos (from YouTube and Vimeo) and embedded tweets (from Twitter). They’re pretty reliable with their data handling so hopefully there is nothing to worry about.

e) Analytics

When you use our site, our tracking service providers such as Google Analytics collect information using various technologies, including cookies and pixel tags (which are also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or pixels).

Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us improve our  site and your experience, and track usage of our resources. These service providers may use cookies to collect and store information about your device, such as time of visit, pages visited, time spent on each page of the site, links clicked and conversion information, browser, mobile network information, and type of operating system used.

f) Billing / Shipping Information

If you purchase products or services on the site, we need to collect your billing/shipping information in order to generate an invoice.

 

Use of Personal Information

Amref Health Africa uses the information we collect about you to help us with understanding more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.

Use of Information

As a general rule, Amref Health Africa will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. When you are using our secure online donation pages you are going through to a partner company and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information is provided so that the transaction can take place.

If you indicated that you are interested in receiving regular information about Amref Health Africa’s campaign work or emergencies appeals we will send you communications regarding Amref Health Africa’s work and activities, either electronically or otherwise. In addition, we may send you direct mail that we feel may be of interest to you.

We comply with all laws to which we are subject. With respect to personally identifiable information you provide to us, we will only disclose it to the extent that we, in good faith, believe that applicable law requires it.

Amref Health Africa may also exercise our legitimate interests:

  • To share your name, job title, and organisation with our exhibitors. Use of your data will be governed by each exhibitor’s privacy policy.
  • To inform you about similar events Amref Health Africa intend to hold in the future
  • To market certain goods or services which Amref Health Africa believe will be of relevance or interest to you
  • To photograph and/or film the event for business and promotional purposes

You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where it is based in legitimate interests. Please see the unsubscribe link provided in our email marketing to object to email marketing, or contact us at the address below to object to any of our other processing.

Who has access to your information and to whom is it disclosed?
We may disclose personal data to the following parties:

  1. Amref Health Africa Projects and Enterprises;
  2. Host organizations;
  3. Contractors – who support Amref Health Africa in our provision of services;
  4. Payment processors – to allow payment to be made;
  5. Hotels and Travel agencies – to book your accommodation and/or flights where applicable;
  6. Exhibitors and sponsors – to whom you specifically consent to share your data with.

Access, update or delete your data
If you have created an account on our website, you can access, correct or delete your personal data by logging in to your user account and making the necessary changes. You should promptly update your personal information if it changes or is inaccurate.

If you have any questions, comments, or requests regarding this Privacy Notice or our practices relating to use of your personal information, please contact Amref Health Africa at webmaster@amref.org. We are committed to safeguarding and respecting your personal information and privacy.

Protection of Information

Amref Health Africa is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.

Amref Health Africa makes every effort to ensure the secure collection and transmission of sensitive user information, including credit card information, by using high grade encryption and https security protocol to communicate with your browser software.

This method reflects industry standard security protocol and makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept your credit card information, whilst protecting your privacy.

Children

Our website is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect data on children.

If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at webmaster@amref.org. We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.

Read the conference Photo & Video Notice.