Global Communities does not share personal information provided by you through its website with any other institution, company, government or governmental agency or other organization. Global Communities is obligated to disclose personal information in exceptional cases as required by US law, including a subpoena.
Global Communities uses the information you provide about yourself for various services, which are disclosed to you when you provide the information. Examples include email newsletters, invitations to Global Communities events, or for information alerts about Global Communities programs or activities. In some cases, Global Communities uses this information, including the email addresses and contact information gathered from our websites, for fundraising activities.
Information collected on Global Communities websites are never used for commercial purposes.
We use a third-party email marketing party to deliver emails. This company employs techniques for tracking open rates and click-through that use email addresses as unique identifiers.
You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update. We will not sell, rent or trade your email address to a third party.
Site Usage Information
When visitors browse, read or download information on the Global Communities website, limited, anonymous data is collected about the visit. For instance, the web server may record the numerical Internet Protocol address of your computer; information about your browser and operating system; date and time of access; and the Internet address and page that linked (referred) you to our site. If you search the site, your search requests may be logged. Global Communities uses this information to measure the number of visitors to different sections of the site, diagnose and correct system errors, and conduct research—all with the sole objective of improving the information services, features and usability of the site.
The Global Communities website uses web cookies—a mechanism by which a website and a web browser can jointly “remember” information within or between browsing sessions. Cookies are useful because they can improve the user experience. However, cookies have been subject to criticism because they also can be employed to invisibly assemble information about user’s browsing habits for marketing purposes.
Global Communities Partner Websites and Links to Independent Websites
Similarly, Global Communities websites may contain pages with links to independent, external websites for which the Institute is not responsible.
Global Communities Commitment to Data Security
Global Communities online and offline donation processing systems comply with PCI Security Standards, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security. Our online donation processor hosts our secure giving pages on PCI Compliant servers and uses high-grade encryption and the industry standard https security protocol to ensure secure transactions. We do not store or retain your credit/debit card information after the transaction is processed.
How to Access or Correct Information
To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.
Changes to this Policy