This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) was created to help you understand how we collect and use information that is collected online through the website www.I-ARKS.org. 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.

Information Collected

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

General Information

We may collect 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 may 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.

Personal Information

We may also collect information that may identify you (“Personal Information”) (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
  • Mailing address
  • Email address

 

Use of Information We Collect

We use the Personal Information for the purposes for which it was collected (for example, responding to your requests) and the limited purposes set forth below. We will not sell the Personal Information to a third party.  Further, we do not share, transfer, exchange or disclose your Personal Information with third parties except in the following limited circumstances:

  • to carry out our mission;
  • to enable 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 and administering, enhancing and troubleshooting the Site and 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 (see “Legal Disclaimer” below)

Passive information we trace is used to personalize and improve your experience 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

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 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.

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 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, Personal Information is only accessed by us 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, we have 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

We take all necessary 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. We also take the needed measures to ensure your personal data is safe and third parties do not use your data illegally. Should a third party illegally use our or your gathered information we will take the needed legal steps and corrective actions in collaborations. In that case the liability resides with that third party.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We 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.

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. 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

Unlike many others we have a policy to use no / as little cookies as possible on this website.

If there is use of cookies through this website it is through third party collaboration (eg web hosting provider, web agency, etc.). At all times we take following laws, regulations and good governance very seriously. We encourage our collaborators to take all needed responsability to be compliant. Responsibility for legal compliance and good governance from their perspective resides with them. We do take all measures possible to make them compliant.

Cookies are small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit a Site. They allow an organisation /company to measure activity on a Site and to improve user experience by, for example, remembering your viewing preferences and allowing you to visit any member-only parts of a Site without re-registering.  Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an email address.

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.

THE USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THIS PRIVACY POLICY.