Privacy Policy

 
 

This Privacy Policy discloses the privacy practices for Village Health Works with respect to nonpublic personal information that we may collect through our website www.villagehealthworks.org (the "Site") including any mobile application or version of this website. This Privacy Policy applies to individuals only and may be changed at any time, provided that if we make any substantial change to this Privacy Policy, we will post a prominent announcement on the Site.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

The privacy of our visitors and donors is paramount.  We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. If you choose to make a donation to Village Health Works, whether by telephone, postal mail, or this Site, we will collect certain required financial information from you as a donor, such as credit card information if you choose to submit your donation in that manner, and the donation amount.  Donors have the option to share with us their email addresses using mail donations.  We will not sell or exchange the personal information of donors for a third party’s fundraising or marketing purposes unless the donor explicitly grants permission to do so. Donors may opt-out of our communications at any time.

Online donations are processed by a third-party service provider and all donors to Village Health Works should read the section below entitled “Links and Third Party Web Sites” and familiarize yourself with the privacy terms of all such non-Village Health Works web sites before using them. 

Village Health Works is an international non-profit organization, with operations in both the United States and Burundi.  Village Health Works may, from time to time, transfer personal information amongst its affiliates and offices, or to agents, representatives, or contractors providing services to Village Health Works; any such transfers to agents and contractors shall be solely for the purposes of providing services in accordance with our mission.  Some such transfers may be overseas, which may include transfers to countries outside of the United States whose laws provide levels of protection for personal information that are not always equivalent to the level of protection that may be provided in your own country.

 

How We Use the Information Submitted

We may use the personally identifiable information donors submit:

(i) to send donors materials or information that you have requested,

(ii) to notify donors of other communications that may be of interest,

(iii) to process donations, and

(iv) as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about our work.

 

Disclosure of and Access to Your Information

Subject to applicable law, we may disclose your personally identifiable information:

(i) to unaffiliated third parties, attorneys, accountants and advisors who provide Village Health Works with assistance or advice or are under contract to perform services for or on behalf of Village Health Works (collectively, “Service Providers”), and who are required to uphold and maintain our policies with respect to privacy, confidentiality and the treatment of your personally identifiable information, provided that any access to such information will be limited to the purpose for which such information was provided to our Service Providers;

(ii) to persons as permitted by applicable law or regulation;

(iii) to law enforcement personnel and agencies, as part of a legal process, if otherwise compelled to do so by law or in connection with any government or self-regulatory organization request or investigation, in order to protect our property or in furtherance of an investigation regarding a breach of the Site rules and policies, unauthorized access to or use of the Site or any other illegal activities; or

(iv) if you direct us to do so.

In addition, if you choose to include your personally identifiable information (such as your phone number and home address) when you create “events” using our tools, such information may be publicly available on the Site. In addition, if you sign petitions, join groups or otherwise attach your personally identifiable information to our initiatives, such information may be displayed on our Site or otherwise publicly available. Such displayed personally identifiable information will not, however, include your contact information (such as your street address, email, phone number).

 

Links and Third Party Web Sites

This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the Site. The Site contains hyperlinks or “links” to other sites, including access to content, products and services of our affiliated and non-affiliated sites. For example, online donations to Village Health Works are facilitated by our non-affiliated service provider. When you follow links to make such a donation, you will be linked to our service provider’s web site, which is subject to separate privacy and other terms and conditions. In some cases, these other web sites are made available via “framing technology”, and may appear to be part of our Site. We urge you to familiarize yourself with the individual privacy and other terms for each linked or framed site prior to submitting any personally identifiable information. If you decide to follow such links, be aware that Village Health Works does not take any responsibility for the third party content or compliance of the third party website with data privacy laws.  This Privacy Policy does not apply to such third party content or web sites. 

 

Cookies

Visitors to our Site should be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by our Site through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are small pieces of data sent to your computer browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. The data identifies you as a unique user and facilitates your ongoing access to and use of the Site. Cookies may be used by us to, among other things, recognize repeat visitors, frequency of visitor use, store user preferences, and to track information and usage behavior. By tracking user trends and patterns of how people search, we can better understand our user base. This helps us deliver better information and services, improve the content and administration of our Site, facilitate use of our Site by visitors and generally enhance your online experience when you visit our Site.

Village Health Works has procedures in place to ensure that personal information is transferred, processed, and stored in accordance with applicable laws. 

 

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page.

 

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may at any time request to review your personal information stored by us and request its correction or deletion.  You may also opt out of any future contacts from us at any time.

If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please email us with the new information or your review request at info@villagehealthworks.org. If this information is incorrect or incomplete, please let us know, and we will correct or update it promptly. You may also ask us to remove your name and other personal information from our database, in which case we will make all reasonable efforts to do so, subject to legal and other considerations. In order to stop receiving electronic communications from us, you may unsubscribe to our publications and other communications by following the unsubscribe directions included at the end of each e-mail we send.

For this purpose and for other questions, comments or enquiries regarding the collection, processing and storage of your personal information by Village Health Works, please contact us via telephone at 917-546-9219 or via email at info@villagehealthworks.org.