Privacy

Privacy Policy for ACT Alliance Website

The ACT Alliance is committed to ensuring that your data is protected and respected.  The ACT Privacy Policy details how ACT collects and processes your personal data.

For the purpose of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in force from 25 May 2018, the data controller is the ACT Alliance-  route de Ferney 150, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland.

Ownership

The ACT Alliance website is published by the Action by Churches Together (ACT) Alliance- route de Ferney 150, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland.  Unless otherwise indicated, all intellectual property rights relating to the information on this website belong to ACT Alliance.

However, the ACT Alliance will not be held liable for any damage arising from the use of this website or the information contained therein. Reading, downloading or using the material on this website in any way is done entirely at your discretion.

Whereas this website contains links to websites operated by third parties, ACT Alliance does not take responsibility for nor is it to be held responsible for information contained on those websites.

What data do we collect?

Personal Data

ACT collects and processes data from you in relation to ACT events, your engagement in ACT bodies, or to disseminate information about the work of the ACT Alliance to you in your capacity as a staff member of an ACT member.  We do not collect data which can identify you unless you have given us your explicit consent or authorized a third party to transfer it to us.  Personal data may include, but is not limited to, your name, organization name, e-mail address, address, photographs, and videos.

When you contact ACT Alliance, we may keep a record of the correspondence.  From time to time, ACT sends emails to staff of member organisations for research or quality and accountability purposes.  Should you participate in such surveys, your responses will be kept by ACT Alliance.

Cookies and Analytics

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

  • Login related cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

  • Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences, we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page is affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases, we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

  • This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, click here.

  • We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

However, if you are still looking for more information, please contact us by email: actcom@actalliance.org.

Where will the data be held?

Data submitted through the forms on our Website is held on our servers in Switzerland and/or on backup servers used by ACT Alliance. Data collected through “Google Analytics” is transmitted to and stored by Google Inc on its servers.

Data disclosure

ACT Alliance does not disclose the data you provide to us with third parties unless necessary.  Potential circumstances could include:

  1. To deliver a service or programme you have requested
  2. Under a duty to disclose your personal data to comply with legal obligations
  3. To enforce or apply ACT’s statutes or other agreements

Access to your data

You may have access to your data at any time, and may amend or delete it.  Please contact penny.blachut@actalliance.org.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact actcom@actalliance.org.

The policy is available in French and Spanish.

Version was published on April 11, 2019.


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