Information We Collect from You
You may provide us with personal information when you interact with the Site. For example, when you register with our Site, contact us by email or by using a web form, or make a donation, you may provide us with personal information including but not limited to: name, home or other physical address, email address, telephone number, credit card information, and any other information you choose to provide.
Information We Collect Automatically
We also collect information regarding how you interact with the Site, which may include pages you view, links you click or hover over, selections you make on the Sites, your web browser’s HTTP referrer header, features you use, preferences you set, your web browser type and version, the operating system type and version of the device you are using to access the Site, the Internet protocol (IP) address of the device you are using to access the Site (or any portion thereof), general physical location, and Internet service provider.
How We Use The Information We Collect
- Improve the content on our Site;
- Communicate with you and respond to your inquiries, requests or orders;
- Perform data analytics;
- Send you information you request from us and promotional materials regarding our projects and events;
- Engage in marketing activities;
- Create an aggregated data set;
- Prevent fraudulent activity, protect the security and integrity of the Site, and correct technical problems and malfunctions in how the Site operates or processes visitors’ information; and
- Comply with applicable laws, regulations, court orders, government and law enforcement requests.
Choice and Opt-Out
We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. If you prefer not to receive information from us or would like to update or change your information or preferences, please follow the instructions below. However, we may send you service-related announcements, announcements about changes in policies, and transactional email such as confirmations and receipts, from time to time through the general operation of the Site or by email. If you do not want to receive any marketing emails from us in the future, click the “unsubscribe” reference in any email we send you.
To have your name and contact information removed from the list we share with other non-profit organizations, please contact us by email at [email protected]
If you wish to review the contact information we have on file for you, correct your contact information, provide a change of address, or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the Site, our Services, or Fossey Fund, please contact us by email at [email protected]
European Economic Area (EEA) Residents
Using the contact details provided under the “Contact Information” heading above, if you are a resident of Switzerland or the EEA, which includes all countries in the European Union, Lichtenstein, Iceland, and Norway, for personal information that we have about you, you can also ask us for a copy of your personal information, ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal information, ask us to stop using all or some of our personal information or limit our use of it, or ask us for a copy of your personal information provided in a machine readable form.
If we have collected and processed your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
We do not make use of automated decision-making. As defined under current data protection laws, automated decisions are defined as decisions about individuals that are based solely on the automated (i.e., no human involvement) processing of information and that produce legal effects or that significantly affect the individuals involved.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. Contact details for data protection authorities in the European Union are available at http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals residing in the EEA and who wish to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to verify your identity in order to help us respond efficiently to your request.
Legal Basis for Processing
Where required by the EU General Data Protection with Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (“GDPR”), we will only collect and process personal information about you where we have a legal basis. Examples of legal bases include consent (where you have given consent), contract (where processing is necessary for entering into or the performance of a contract with you), and “legitimate interests”.
Where we process personal information based on consent, we will ask for your consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time, but that will not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data prior to such withdrawal. Where we rely on contract, we will ask that you agree to the processing of personal data that is necessary for entering into or the performance of your contract with us, and we will inform you whether the provision of your personal data is mandatory and of the possible consequences if you do not provide your personal data.
We may process your personal information for the purposes of our legitimate interests, provided that such processing does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. Where we rely on legitimate interests, you have the right to object. We process your personal information based on legitimate interests in order to:
- Solicit donations;
- Send marketing materials about our programs;
- Protect you, us, or others from data security threats;
- Comply with laws that apply to us; and
- Enable internal administrative processes, such as account administration.
International Data Transfers
If you are visiting the Site, or any part thereof, from outside of the United States of America, please be aware that your information may be transferred to, stored or processed in the United States, where our servers are located and our central database is operated. We will rely on legally-provided mechanisms to lawfully transfer personal data across borders.
We retain the information we collect from you when we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so. We will also retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.
When we no longer need to process your personal data for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice, we will delete your personal data from our systems.
How We Protect Collected Information
Credit Card Information
When you enter your credit card information into a form field on our website, your credit card information is encrypted and transmitted securely. The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund does not store your credit card information; your credit card information is only used for the duration of the transaction.
Social Media Platforms and Sites
Sweepstakes, Promotions, Contests & Surveys
California Privacy Rights
Under California law, California residents have the right to request in writing from businesses with whom they have an established business relationship, (a) a list of the categories of personally identifiable information, such as name, email, and mailing address, and the type of services provided to the customer, that a business has disclosed to third parties (including affiliates that are separate legal entities) during the immediately preceding calendar year for the third parties’ direct marketing purposes and (b) the name and address of all such third parties. To request the above information, please email us at: [email protected] with a reference to California Disclosure Information.
We do not knowingly collect any information from children under 16 years old through the Site. However, if the parent or guardian of a child under 16 believes that the child has provided us with information, the parent or guardian of that child should contact us using the contact details provided under the “Contact Information” heading above if they want this information deleted from our files. If we obtain knowledge that we have information about a child under 16 in retrievable form in our files, we will delete that information from our existing files. In addition, anyone under 16 years old should seek their parent’s or guardian’s permission prior to using or disclosing any information on the Site.
California and Delaware “Do Not Track” Disclosures
Updated April 8, 2019
State Nonprofit Disclosures
Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. Individual state disclosures are below.
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-435-7352 (800-HELP-FLA), OR VISITING www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Florida Registration #CH2550
Georgia: A full and fair description of our programs and our financial statement summary is available upon request at our office and phone number indicated above.
Maryland: For the cost of copies and postage, from the Office of the Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Inc. may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 1-888-236-6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.
Nevada: Contributions may be tax deductible pursuant to the provisions of sec. 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, 26 U.S.C. ¤170(c).
New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/
New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or www.charitiesnys.com.
North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-919-814-5400. The license is not an endorsement by the state.
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.
Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.
Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483 or http://www.sos.wa.gov/
West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.
Wisconsin: A financial statement of the charitable organization disclosing assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenue and expenses for the preceding fiscal year will be provided to any person upon request.
REGISTRATION WITH A STATE AGENCY DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THAT STATE.