for Africa, Inc. (alternately, “Heart for Africa,” “we,” “us,” or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to complying
what information we collect about you, including how we collect it, how we use
it, with whom we may share it and what choices you have regarding our use of
website located at http://www.heartforafrica.org/ (the
“Website”), any current or future mobile application associated with the
Website (the “Mobile Application”), all
interactive features, applications, widgets, blogs, social networks and social
network “tabs” and other online or wireless
computer, mobile device or other technology or any associated Content (as
Website or Mobile Application (collectively, the “Services” and, together with
We encourage you to become familiar with the terms and conditions of both this
and that in exchange for access to the System, you accept and consent to the
privacy practices (and any uses and disclosures of information about you) that
We may change this Privacy
Policy at any time and from time to time. The most recent version of the
effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may give by any means,
including, but not limited to, by posting a revised version of this Privacy
Policy or other notice on the Website and the Mobile Application. You should
your continued use of the System signifies your continuing consent to be bound
which were in force on any given date you visited the System.
legal right in or on behalf of any party other than Heart for Africa.
Information Do We Collect?
As described in detail below, we may
collect certain identifying information from or about you in connection with
your use of, or your submissions to, the System (collectively, the “Collected
Information includes, without limitation, any information that may be used to
identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a
home, business, or other physical address, business name, a phone number, a mobile
phone number, date of birth, an email
address, employer name, employer information (i.e., employer address and other
identifying information), and credit card number (and related information such
as expiration date). If you are a
parent or guardian of a minor, you may also be asked to provide certain Collected
Information about such minor in order to obtain the Services available on the
Website and Mobile Application. Heart for Africa uses the information we
collect to provide the Services that are available via the Website and Mobile
Application. In order to continuously
improve your service and tailor our subsequent communications to you, we may
also ask you to provide us with additional information regarding your
demographics, comments, professional interests, and contact preferences.
By placing a small file known as a
"cookie" on your computer (or other device), Heart for Africa servers,
of its third party service providers passively
gather information about all visitors' use of the System for several reasons,
including, but not limited to, the following: statistics collection and
analysis, System optimization, analytics (as described below), market research,
and maintenance of user login information. The information that we and our
third party service providers track with cookies includes, but is not limited
to, the type of browser (such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer) and
Internet-connected devices being used to access the System, your Internet
protocol (“IP”) address, your home domain or Internet service provider, your
referrer URL (which is the URL for the website that you were viewing prior to
visiting the System), how you were directed to the System, which specific pages
you access on the System, how long you view each page, the time and date you
access our System and the total number of visitors to the System and any
portions thereof. We, and/or our
third party service providers, may use the information collected from cookies
or similar files on your computer for security purposes (such as
authentication), to facilitate site navigation and to personalize your
experience while visiting the System. This data helps us and our third party
service providers improve our respective product and services.
Most popular Internet browser applications
will allow you to configure the browser so as not to accept cookies. However,
setting your browser to reject cookies may, in certain instances, prevent you
from taking full advantage of the System (or some portion thereof) and its
capabilities, or cause some features of the System to function improperly or
Analytics and Web Beacons
Our websites may use Google Analytics,
a web analysis service provided by Google, in order to better understand your
use of our websites and how we can improve them. Google Analytics collects
information such as how often users visit a website, what pages you visit when
you do so, and what other websites you used prior to coming to such website.
Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you
visit a website, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do
not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with
your personal information. Although Google Analytics plants a permanent cookie
on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit a
website, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google’s ability to
use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Heart
for Africa website is restricted by the Google
data collected to track and examine the use of the Heart for Africa website, to
prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the data collected on the Heart for Africa website to
contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. To more
fully understand how Google may use the data it collects on the Heart for
Africa website, please review “How Google uses data when you use our partners'
sites or apps” (located here or any successor URL).
Some of the areas of the System may contain electronic images known as
web beacons (sometimes known as clear gifs) that allow Heart for Africa, and its third party providers or affiliates, to count and track users who
have visited certain portions of the System. Web beacons collect only limited
information and do not collect any of your personal information. Specifically, Heart for Africa plans to use a type of web beacon known as a “retargeting pixel,” which
will allow users to receive targeted advertising from Heart for Africa via certain social media websites, including Facebook.com.
We appreciate your questions
and comments about the System and Services and welcome your messages at our
“Contact Us” page, which you can find here. If you correspond with Heart for Africa through the System
or via email, the Collected Information may include the content of, and
metadata regarding, any correspondence you may have with us. We may share your messages with those within our organization
who are most capable of addressing the issues contained in your message. We may
archive your message for a certain period of time or discard it.
Can I Opt-Out of Promotional Correspondence?
We may send you emails with
promotional offers only if you opt-in to receiving such emails. If you would no longer like to receive
information, newsletters or other promotional messages from us, please click
the link at the bottom of any such email you receive from us and follow the
instructions, or alternatively you may contact us at email@example.com with the word “UNSUBSCRIBE” or “REMOVE” in the
subject line. Your email address
will be removed from our marketing list.
Please allow us a reasonable period of time in order to satisfy your
request, as some promotions may already be in process.
elected to subscribe to any online services provided via the System, including
the ability to access any password-protected areas of the System, you will be
required to submit personal information (including some Collected Information)
for the purpose of verifying your identity and your authority to manage the
account. This Collected Information will be used exclusively by Heart for
Africa, our agents, suppliers and third-party service providers for internal use
and to respond to your service requests.
How Do We
Use The Information That We Collect?
Heart for Africa and our third party
services providers collect and use the Collected Information to operate the
System and deliver the Services, including to provide certain services and
improve the user experience, address System integrity or security issues, and
conduct research and analysis to maintain, protect, develop, and improve the
System, sell certain merchandise, and, additionally, use any information submitted
Use. We may send you information that you request from us, promotional
materials regarding Heart for Africa or any third
party entity or individual affiliated with individual members of Heart for Africa, and any other communication for
any other legitimate and lawful business purposes. Additionally, we may retain
and use certain Collected Information to facilitate and otherwise address
certain inquiries or requests regarding the Services or the System, or respond
to your questions or requests for information about or from Heart for Africa. We may also use Collected Information as necessary to ensure
compliance with any Heart for Africa policies and
any applicable law, regulation or order.
Except as set forth in this Privacy
Policy, Heart for Africa will not
use, disclose, or transfer your Collected Information unless (1) you expressly
authorize Heart for Africa to do so;
(2) it is necessary to allow Heart for
service providers, agents, or other third parties to provide products or
services for or to Heart for Africa; (3)
it is necessary in order to provide the System or the Services; (4) Heart for Africa is sending
you other information that may be useful to you; (5) subject to
applicable contractual or legal restrictions, it is disclosed to entities that
perform marketing services on Heart for
behalf or to other entities with whom Heart
for Africa has
joint marketing agreements; (6) it is necessary to protect the
confidentiality or security of your records; (7) it is
necessary in connection with other business purposes including, without
limitation, verifying identity, age, and/or payment details, investigating
complaints about the System, risk assessment, security, fraud and crime
prevention/detection, monitoring, research and analysis, marketing, customer
purchasing preferences and trends and dispute resolution; (8) it is
necessary to comply with law enforcement, governmental mandate, or other legal
requirement, if appropriate, for your protection or in connection with an
investigation or prosecution of possible unlawful activity; (9) subject to applicable contractual or legal
restrictions, it is necessary in connection with a sale of all or substantially
all of the assets of Heart for Africa or the merger of Heart for Africa into
another entity or any consolidation, share exchange, combination,
reorganization, or like transaction in which Heart for Africa is not the
(10) it is otherwise necessary for Heart for Africa to disclose it as required
or permitted by law.
With Whom Do
We Share Information That We Collect?
In addition to the uses mentioned or
catalog and add Collected Information to our database.
For any donations that you make on
our Website or any purchases that you make through our Online Store, it will be
necessary for us to share some of your Collected Information with the third
party payment processors in order to process your requested transaction.
We do not sell, rent, or lease our
user lists or the identity of individual users to third parties. However, Heart
for Africa may use and disclose certain aggregated, anonymized information,
such as System usage data, to our trusted business partners. Such information
may also be shared with other users or the general public for advertising,
informational, or comparison purposes.
However, such information shall not be personally identifiable to any
We may also disclose Collected
Information if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are
otherwise legally required to disclose information. We may also use and
disclose Collected Information to establish or exercise our legal rights, to
believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other
action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or
potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person.
As Heart for Africa grows and
develops its business, it is possible that its corporate structure or
organization might change or that it might merge or otherwise combine with, or
that it or portions of its business might be acquired by, another company. In
any such transactions, customer information generally is, and should be
expected to be, one of the transferred business assets. Also, if any bankruptcy
or reorganization proceeding is brought by or against us, your information may
be considered a company asset that may be sold or transferred to third parties.
Promotions, Contests & Surveys
On the System, you may wish to participate in certain
online polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that may be offered
from time to time by us, a partner, or other entity through which you are using
the System. Participation
in these polls, surveys, contests,
sweepstakes and promotions is completely voluntary; you have a choice about whether or not to
disclose information required to enter. Information requested may include Collected
Information such as your name, address, date of birth, phone number, mobile
phone number, e-mail address, username, and/or similar information. Through these online polls, surveys and promotions,
you may choose to participate in activities such as sharing information with
others and sending email invitations. In connection with any online polls,
surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions that may be offered from
time to time via the System by us, we use the information you provide to
administer the polls, surveys, contests, sweepstakes and other promotions.
Subject to applicable contractual or legal restrictions, we also may use the
information to communicate with you, or the other people you select, about our
services or products. Any information that you submit to one of our partners or
another entity through which you are using the System in the course of any
poll, survey, contest, sweepstakes, or promotion offered by any third party
shall be fully at your own risk, and Heart for Africa hereby disclaims all
responsibility for any losses, liability, damages, or expenses that may arise
from your submission of such information
Do You Have?
When submitting information,
corresponding, making requests for information, and otherwise interacting with Heart
for Africa and its representatives through or in connection with the System,
you choose what information to supply or submit, whether you wish to receive
further information, and how you may be contacted. Please take care to share
only such information as is needed or that you believe is appropriate. Any
promotional email we send to you will contain a link which will allow you to
opt out of receiving any further correspondence. If you have created an online
account, you may also change your correspondence preferences by logging into
How Do We
Protect Information Collected About You?
Heart for Africa takes commercially
reasonable measures to secure and protect information transmitted via or stored
on the System. Nevertheless, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot
guarantee that information that users of the System may happen to transmit or
otherwise supply will be totally secure. You agree to immediately notify us of
which you become aware.
convenience, some hyperlinks may be posted on the System that link to other
websites not under our control. We are not responsible for, and this Privacy
Policy does not apply to, the privacy practices of those websites or of
any companies that we do not own or control. We cannot be responsible for the privacy
practices of any such websites or pages not under our control and we do not
endorse any of these websites or pages, the services or products described or
offered on such sites or pages, or any of the content contained on those websites
or pages. We
visit. In addition, should you happen to initiate a transaction on a website
that our System links to, even if you reached that website through the
System, the information that you submit to complete that transaction becomes
subject to the privacy practices of the operator of that linked website. You
should read that website's privacy policies to understand how personal information
that is collected about you is used and protected.
Any information, communications, or material of any type or nature that
you submit to the Website or any Mobile Application by e-mail, posting,
messaging, uploading, downloading, or otherwise (collectively, a “Submission”)
is done at your own risk and without any expectation of privacy. We cannot
control the actions of other users of the System and we are therefore not
responsible for any Submissions contained on the Website. By visiting any of
our pages that are contained on the Website, you are representing and
and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein.
Additionally, in the event that we offer a message board or any other
interactive or social-type feature on the Website, please be aware that these
areas may allow you to post, and share with other users, certain messages, content,
or other information. We encourage you to be wary of giving out any personal
information, or any personal information of others to which you may have
access, in such forums. The information you post can be collected and used by
other people. We cannot guarantee the privacy and safety of these areas and are
therefore not responsible for any information you choose to post. Your use of
these features is fully at your own risk.
Media Platforms and Websites
Any Submission that you submit to any of our pages contained on a social
media platform or website by e-mail, posting, messaging, uploading,
downloading, or otherwise is done at your own risk and without any expectation
of privacy. We cannot control the
actions of other users of a social media platform and we are therefore not
responsible for any Submissions contained on a social media platform or website.
By visiting any of our pages that are contained on any social media platform or
website, you are representing and warranting to us that you have reviewed the
platform and that you will abide by all such provisions contained therein.
The System (including the Website, Mobile Application,
and Services included therein) is intended for a general audience and is not
intended for use or view by children under 13 years of age without parental
consent, and we do not knowingly collect information about children or sell
products to children. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection
Act, we will not knowingly collect any information from children under the age
of 13. If you are under the age of
13, you must ask your parent or guardian to assist you in using the System.
Furthermore, we may restrict entries to any contests, sweepstakes or promotions
to entrants who are at least 18 years of age. For children under the age of 13 to participate in a trip or
activity offered through the System, such child’s parent or guardian must
provide the information necessary for that child to participate in such trip or
The System From Outside The United States
If you are visiting the System, or any part thereof,
from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your
information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States,
where our servers are located and our central database is operated. The data
protection and other laws of the United States and other countries might not be
as comprehensive as those in your country, but please be assured that we take
steps to protect your privacy. By using any portion of the System, you
understand and consent to the transfer of your information to our facilities in
the United States and those third parties with whom we share it as described in
Privacy Notice - Do Not Track Requests
California law requires that we indicate whether we
honor “Do Not Track” settings in your browser concerning targeted advertising.
“Do Not Track” is a standard that is currently under development. As it is not
not monitor or follow any Do Not Track browser requests.
Whom Can You
Contact For More Information?
If you have any questions or
suggestions about the System, Heart for Africa, our services, or our privacy
practices, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SYSTEM, OR
ANY PORTION THEREOF, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND