The Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views);
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of posting a comment on our blog or other pages of this website (for example in order to participate in a website forum discussion);
(c) any other information that you choose to send to us.
The commenter cookies are set to expire a little under one year from the time they’re set.
Another cookie is set by wordpress as a test of the browser’s ability to set cookies:
All the data in the cookies is stored hashed. It is very difficult to take a hash and “unhash” it to find the original input data, which means you don’t have to worry about someone acquiring your personal information by reading the cookie data. When a visitor returns to the blog, WordPress checks for the existence of their cookie, and then tries to compare their hashed data with the values stored in the WordPress database.
Content from external websites
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. For other browsers we suggest consulting the Help section. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
For Further information take a look at the About Cookies website.
Our cookies policy is also available online as a separate page.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the website;
(b) send you general (non-commercial) email communications relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you (you can inform us at any time if you no longer want to receive these kinds of communications);
(c) provide our non-commercial partners and funders or contractors working with us to develop or manage our website with aggregated general statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;
(d) deal with enquiries made by or about you relating to the website
We will not provide your personal information to third parties save insofar as this may be necessary for purposes of backing up data held on our website and computers to secure password-protected off-site servers.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and/or
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).
(5) International data transfers
You should be aware that information which you provide for publication on the website could potentially be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.
In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world.
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
(6) Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. However, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
(7) Policy amendments
(8) Your rights
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (which is currently fixed at £10.00).
You may instruct us by email at any time (to firstname.lastname@example.org) not to process your personal data for purposes of occasional email communications about our work.
(9) Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
(10) Updating information
Please let us know if you would like us to correct or update any personal information which we hold about you.
(12) Data protection registration
As a registered charity collecting and processing personal information for limited purposes, we do not hold a data protection registration number.