Ekatvam Privacy Policy

Last updated: Oct 10, 2018

Preservation of your privacy is important to us here at the Ekatvam Foundation. This Privacy Policy explains what personal information we collect on our website and how we use it. By visiting the Ekatvam Foundation on our website, you accept the practices described in this Policy. If you have any comments or questions about this notice, feel free to contact us at info@ekatvam.org.

I. The data we process

The following table explains the types of data we collect and the legal basis on which this data is processed.

PurposeData ElementsBasis
General inquiries about the organization, offerings, or content of the websiteName, email, messageLegitimate interests – it is necessary for us to read and store your message so that we can respond in the way that you would expect.
Subscribing to our newsletterName, emailConsent – you have provided your active consent.
Making a donationName, email, address, payment information (if using a method other than Stripe or PayPal)Legitimate interests – this information is necessary for us to fulfill your intention to donate and expectation to receive a confirmation message.
Signing up to be a memberName, email, address, payment information (if using a method other than Stripe or PayPal)Consent and legitimate interests – you have provided your active consent and this information is necessary for us to fulfill your intention to be an active member and expectation to receive special communications from us.
Website functionality Website activity collected through cookiesLegitimate interest – it is necessary for us to store a small amount of information, usually through cookies, to deliver functionality that you would expect, such as remembering the contents of your order before you have fully completed the process. We also use a web analytics tool to optimize our offerings and identify the content which drives the most website traffic.

II. How we secure data

We use technical controls to secure the information that we collect online as appropriate, including but not limited to: Secure Socket Layer (SSL), encryption, firewalls, and password protections. We may also use additional online security services or applications as appropriate.

III. How we use your data

We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected, as set out in the table at the top of this policy.

For example, we may use your personal information to: reply to emails and inquiries you send us; handle donations or other transactions that you initiate; where you have specifically agreed, send you newsletter communications by email relating to our work, which we think may be of interest to you; and to optimize our website and its content offerings.

IV. When we share data

Although uncommon, we may need to share your data with third parties in limited circumstances. For example, when you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party; if we use a third party for the purposes of processing data, such third parties are obligated to maintain the confidentiality of your data and are not authorized to use your data for any purpose other than providing those services; or when we are required by law to share your data.

V. How long we keep your data

We take the principles of data minimization and removal seriously and ensure that we only ever ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required. Where data is collected on the basis of consent, we may seek periodic renewal of consent and we offer the option of opting out at any time at the bottom of newsletters emailed to you or by contacting us at info@ekatvam.org.

VI. Rights you have

You have a range of rights over your data, which include: where data processing is based on consent, you may revoke this consent at any time and we will make it as easy as possible for you to do this (for example by putting ‘unsubscribe’ links at the bottom of our newsletter communications); you have the right to ask for deletion or correction of your information; and you have the right to review a copy to your information.

Please note that relying on some of these rights, such as the right to deleting your data, will make it impossible for us to continue to deliver some services to you. We will always try to allow the maximum access to your rights while continuing to deliver as many services to you as possible.

VII. Cookies and usage tracking

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping cart, and counting the number of people looking at a website. Where cookies are used to collect personal data, we list these purposes in section I above, along with other personal data that we collect.

We also use some cookies that do not collect personal information but that help us collect anonymous information about how people use our website. We use Clicky Web Analytics for this purpose. Clicky generates statistical and other information about website usage by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information collected by Clicky for usage of our website is not personally identifiable. The data is collected anonymously, stored by Clicky and used by us to create reports about website usage. Clicky’s privacy policy is available at https://clicky.com/terms/privacy.

VIII. Modifications

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we’ll notify people whose personal data we hold and is affected.