Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Alliance for Peacebuilding uses and protects any information given when using our website or CRM (Neon CRM) for membership purposes.

We have always treated your personal information with respect, and we want to ensure that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it, how it is secured, and what powers you have to manage what information you give and receive from the Alliance for Peacebuilding.

From time to time, the Alliance for Peacebuilding may change this policy by updating this page. You should regularly check this page to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes. This policy is effective from May 25, 2018.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Alliance for Peacebuilding does not require users to provide personally identifying information to access most of the site’s content.  However, non-personal information (which cannot be associated with a particular individual) may be collected during your visit. Examples of such information would be IP addresses, browser types and access times. The Alliance for Peacebuilding may aggregate such information to provide summaries of use of the Alliance for Peacebuilding’s website and to better understand the interests of users as a group.

Personally identifying information may be required if users wish to sign up for email lists, make purchases, register for an event, respond to a survey or access member-organization-restricted sections of the site. Personally identifying information may include a user’s name, job roles, affiliations, postal and email addresses. This information is collected and maintained by the Alliance for Peacebuilding in accord with this privacy policy. AfP only uses your information to communicate members news, organizational updates, event information, and other announcements. All personal information is stored securely through Neon CRM, which meets the security and privacy requirements of GDPR.

User profile information is available only to other registered users who work for the Alliance for Peacebuilding or a member organization of the Alliance for Peacebuilding or for those users who request their information to be made publically accessible (For example, the member directory).

Users should use caution in submitting personal information on publically accessible sections of the website (For example, in the comments section) as such information is publicly available and may be collected and used by others without our knowledge or consent.

The Alliance for Peacebuilding often publicizes events and other items on our website that contain external links to other websites not affiliated with or managed by AfP. Users accessing those links should take caution and care to understand the privacy policy of websites they visit.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 

Who we share your data with

The Alliance for Peacebuilding will not sell, exchange or release users’ personally identifying information to any third party, except to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws or valid legal processes, to protect the rights and property of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, or to provide the services or information a user has requested.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this website or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you have a membership account with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, you can change your consent and privacy settings by logging in and selecting the “update profile” box in the top-right menu. Additionally, all of our forms for membership and event registration provide consent options to manage how you receive communication from us.

You also have the opportunity to unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of our newsletters or any of our emails.

 

Where we send your data

On our website, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.