The I-ARKS Foundation (the “Foundation”), having its registered office at Keizersgracht 241, 1016EA Amsterdam, the Netherlands, registered in the Commercial Register (Handelsregister) under number 66652707 is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors of this website.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) was created to help you understand how the Foundation collects and uses information that is collected online through the Foundation’s website www.I-ARKS.org or that you submit to the Foundation when using the website or making a donation. By using this Site, you agree to be legally bound by this Policy and the Terms of Use, as they may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this Policy or cannot form a legally binding contract, you are not permitted to use this Site.

This Policy may also cover information collected and used by the Foundation via third party social media platforms, including Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Information Collected

This Site collects two types of information from you: (1) General Information; and (2) Personal Information.

General Information

The Foundation automatically collects some non-personal information (“General Information”) when you visit our Site via “cookies”, other tracking technology, registration forms, online surveys, etc., such as:

  • Your domain name and host for Internet access
  • The date and time of your entry
  • Your IP address, browser type, device, or operating system
  • The pages you visit and links that you use
  • The domain name from which you linked to our Site
  • Your city and state
  • Other general demographic information

We aggregate and analyze this usage information and use it for operational and administrative purposes, including to identify levels and area of interest in our website, and to improve and refine the Site. We may also share this aggregated, anonymous data with our business partners on an as-needed basis.

Personal Information

The Foundation also collects information that may identify you (“Personal Information”) that you provide when making a donation to the Foundation (whether online, by mail or other physical means) that requires your voluntarily submitted information, including completing any of our Site’s forms, for example, donation forms, registration forms, contact forms, online surveys, such as:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Credit card, payment card and bank information

Use of Information We Collect

We use the Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected (for example, responding to your requests, sending newsletters, administering surveys or processing donations) and the limited purposes set forth below. The Foundation will not exchange or sell the Personal Information of donors for a third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes unless the donor explicitly grants permission to do so.  Further, we do not share, sell, transfer, exchange or disclose your Personal Information with third parties except in the following limited circumstances:

  • to carry out the Foundation’s mission;
  • to enable the Foundation to provide you with access to all relevant parts of its website;
  • to compile visitor reports and to help us improve our website;
  • to enable us to respond to your requests, process donations or merchandise orders, send newsletters, surveys, notices or content, and administering, enhancing and troubleshooting the Site and the Foundation’s other online offerings
  • With your permission to disclose the information
  • To change website hosts or when our host transfers business assets (as further described below)
  • As required by law or court order (see “Legal Disclaimer” below) or to comply with the Foundation’s donor disclosure obligations (see “Donor Disclosure” below)

Passive information we trace is used to personalize and improve your experience on our website and the offers we offer on our website. This information is also used to enable us to pre-fill your login to assist you when you log in once you are registered on our website.

We will retain your personal data only for the time necessary to fulfill the above purposes or to comply with the law

Donor Disclosure

Please note that the Foundation is obligated to disclose all donors, which it does by listing donors by range of donation amount on our website.

Right to access, correct your personal data and unsubscribe

You have the right to access your own Personal Information, and to ask that incorrect information be rectified or that unnecessary or inappropriate information be deleted. This request should be sent to the address of the Foundation by mail or to the following email address: info@i-arks.org.

If you have registered to receive emails from the Foundation and later change your mind, you may contact us to have your name removed from our distribution lists by sending us an email at info@i-arks.org. Please note that if you choose to unsubscribe, we may continue to send you information about an account you may have with us or a relationship that you may have with us or with regard to a request you have submitted.

This Site gives users the opportunity to change Personal Information previously provided to us through this Site. To do so, please send us an email at info@i-arks.org.

Transfer of your Personal Information

Your Personal Information may be accessed by or transferred to suppliers and service providers of the Foundation or staff of the Foundation in the European Economic Area, for and to the extent required by the purposes set out in this statement.

At any time, this Site’s host may be acquired, merge with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both General and Personal Information will likely be among the transferred assets.

Our Commitment to Data Security

Personal Information is stored on our server and the servers of our third party vendors who perform services for us and is not publicly accessible.  Further, Personally Information is only accessed by Foundation staff on a “need to know” basis.  To prevent unauthorized access and maintain data accuracy, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online from access by unauthorized persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. Where your Personal Information can be accessed by or transferred to processors, the Foundation has made contractual arrangements in order to ensure the confidentiality and security of your personal data and, more generally, their processing in accordance with the applicable law.

Children

The Site does not seek to collect any information from minors.  If a child provides us with information, the parent or guardian may notify us, and the information will be deleted from our records.

Security

While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we take reasonable steps to protect the safety of your personal information. This Site has security measures in place to protect loss, misuse, and/or alteration of such information under our control. However, we do not guarantee the security of your General or Personal Information. This is why we encourage you to take appropriate measures to protect yourself, in particular by keeping all your usernames and passwords confidential. In addition, we do not assume any liability for third party use of your General or Personal Information, whether obtained legally or illegally from or through this Site.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Foundation may update this Policy at any time.  Any changes to the Policy will be reflected on this “Privacy Policy” page, and by using this Site subsequent to any changes, you agree to those changes.  We may also notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information through such means as sending a notice to the email address that you have provided us or placing a prominent notice on our Site.

Legal Dislaimer

We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Foundation. Although we use security that we believe to be appropriate to protect your Personal Information, we do not guarantee that our security precautions will protect against, and we expressly disclaim any liability for, any loss, misuse, or alteration of your Personal Information.

Cookies, Tracking Tags, and Other Technology

The Site may use cookies and other tracking mechanisms across our Site and social media platforms.  Cookies are small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the Site. They allow the Foundation to measure activity on the Site and to improve your user experience by, for example, remembering your viewing preferences and allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the Site without re-registering.  Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an email address.  Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to use certain services on this Site if cookies are not accepted.

The Foundation may use electronic images known as web beacons to monitor activity on our website, as well as across social media platforms and other websites. These web beacons allow the Foundation to provide personalized services and advertising content. With both cookies and web beacon technology, the information that we collect and share is anonymous and not personally identifiable.

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see www.aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

You can easily accept or reject the cookies by choosing one of the following links: “I accept cookies” / “I refuse cookies”.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@i-arks.org.

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