[Publication date: 31 March 2010]
Thank you for your interest in our cause, our website and the security and privacy and policies and terms guiding the use of this website. These terms and conditions govern your the use of the SOS-childrensvillagestanzania website and our commitment to you.
This privacy and security statement explains how personal information communicated by you on or through the website is collected, protected and managed by SOS Children’s Villages. Respecting and protecting your privacy is also of utmost importance to us.
We encourage you to read through the complete privacy and security statement including the section on terms ofuse, which describes limitations placed on your use of information, images and technology provided on or through the website. These are issues of legal concern to us. YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
Throughout this statement on our policies and terms, you will see the terms “SOS Children’s Villages”, “we”,“our” and “us” - these terms refer here to SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania, and the operator of this website. SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania is a private, non-profit making, charitable, non-political and non-confessional organisation, which works on behalf of orphaned and destitute children worldwide. The terms “you”, “your” and"yours” in this statement refer to visitors and users of our website.
1. What is the purpose of this website?
To communicate our work both in Tanzania and in the rest of the world.
The website includes features, which make it possible to share something you have seen or read with a friend oracquaintance. You can also make a donation to SOS Children’s Villages on both a regular and on a more spontaneous basis.
2. Where and why does SOS Children’s Villages collect information on or through the website?
We do not ask you for any personal information if you are just visiting our website. However, in order to help us continually to learn and improve our content and services, data is collected in an anonymous and aggrega ted manner, for example the number of visitors to certain pages.
3. Does SOS Children’s Villages use cookie information?
A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. SOS Children’s Villages uses cookie information in order to provide better and more personalized content and services to the visitors of this website. For example, we may use the information for tracking which areas of our website you have visited, and how frequently. We may match information obtained from cookies with other data you provided in order to develop statistics.
Please check your computer or software manual for specifics on how cookies work on your computer. It is possible to block cookies from being loaded onto your computer. Please note, however, that blocking cookies can affect the performance of websites.
Any change of our policy concerning cookies will be communicated on our homepage and through a new version of this privacy statement.
4. Does SOS Children’s Villages share information collected on the website with 3rd parties?
Personal data collected is not distributed, shared, rented or sold to companies or organisations that are not apart of the SOS Children’s Villages’ organisational structure.
If compelled by law or some other regulatory authority, SOS Children’s Villages may share personal information.This is also valid if we have good reason to believe that there has been an inappropriate interference with or use of our website. In such cases we maintain the right to disclose personal information as we deem appropriate,or as asked for by a legal or regulatory authority.
Aggregated, statistical and other non-personal information such as the number of visitors to our website and their use of certain features or services may be shared with third parties working with us, for example for the promotion of our website.
5. Does SOS Children’s Villages use addresses collected on the website for sending additional information through e-mails, traditional mail or by other means?
SOS Children’s Villages sends you additional information by e-mail or contact you by phone. You can cancel this service any time by writing to the e-mail address given at the bottom of this statement.
6. What rules apply if I “click” over to another website?
SOS Children’s Villages may choose to link its website to the website of third parties in order to provide either a particular service or more in-depth information on a specific topic. However, our Privacy and Security statement no longer applies when you leave the website. It is not possible for us to control the information collected on you by externally linked websites, nor the use of this information. For the policies guiding these third party websites, please consult their respective privacy and security statements.
7. How does the website of SOS Children’s Villages provide security and protect confidential information?
Data on all on-line transactions are saved on a secure server hosted by an international, experienced and reputable company. Several layers of built-in security, including an advanced firewall system, and use of passwords, protect the collected information.
8. Are there any limitations on how I can use the website including its texts, images and features?
WHEN YOU USE OUR WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT.THESE TERMS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED FOR YOUR PROTECTION, AS WELL AS OURS.
Much of the content, features and technology have been offered to us on condition that their ownership rights are respected. Other material and technology is owned by SOS Children’s Villages.
Copy or use of texts, photos, graphical elements, features or technology for personal financial gain, commercial purposes or any inappropriate or unlawful activity will not be accepted. This includes use of material or technology for private interests or activities, which may harm SOS Children’s Villages or is not related to our work.
The name and logo of SOS Children’s Villages are protected by law, and the use of these in any language is not permitted without the explicit and written approval of the International Office of SOS-Kinderdorf International located in Innsbruck, Austria.
IT IS IMPROPER, AND MAY BE A VIOLATION OF LAW, IF YOU POST OR DOWNLOAD ANY MATERIAL YOU DO NOT OWN OR FOR WHICH YOU DO NOT HAVE PERMISSION TO USE. VIOLATION OF SOMEONE’S COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK OR OTHER PROPERTY RIGHTS MAY SUBJECT YOU TO CIVIL OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES. The above includes posting or storing any information on our website, which violates the law or third parties’ rights (including, but not limited to copyrights, trademarks,trade secrets, patents, privacy and confidentiality).
9. Does SOS Children’s Villages take responsibility for links and their content?
Our website may provide links to other websites or resources. As we have no control over these websites or resources, we cannot take responsibility for their availability. Nor can we endorse, take responsibility or liability for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. Further we do not take responsibility or liability, direct or indirect, for any damage or loss cause dor alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on such content, goods or services available from externally linked websites or resources.
10. What is SOS Children’s Villages’ liability for the use of this website?
With regard to services provided on or through the website free of charge, SOS Children’s Villages shall beliable only in cases of wilful misconduct or gross negligence by its legal representatives or any other employee when performing her or his duties for the organisation.
These limitations in terms of liability apply to all compensation claims for damages regardless of whether they are based on breach of contract, tort or any other reason.
Should any dispute arise concerning liability, the legal domicile would be Dar es salaam, Tanzania, the location of SOS Children’s Villages Tanzania.
CHANGES IN POLICIES
14. Does SOS Children’s Villages ever change its website policies?
Adjustments of our policies will always be communicated under this section of the website, and marked with a new publication date. This date can be found at the top of this page. Substantial changes in our policies will also be communicated on this webpage.