PRIVACY POLICY

GPS by Design (GPS) is very committed to respecting your privacy. We follow a Privacy by Design (PbD) approach and believe that it is important to take proactive measures to protect your personal information that you provide to us. This Privacy Policy explains how we handle personal information to ensure its confidentiality, security and accuracy.

 


WHAT IS “PERSONAL INFORMATION”?

“Personal information” is all information about an identifiable individual.  This includes contact information such as your name, email address and financial information.


 

HOW WE OBTAIN YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION 

We obtain the personal information that you decide to provide. This information can be obtained in a variety of ways, including 

  • When you visit our website or subscribe online to our updates and communications
  • If you become a member and/or complete a donation via our website 
  • If you submit a question or comment to us via our email address or contact form

The information that we obtain can include:

  • Contact and identification information, such as your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address and/or social media handles.
  • Donation information such as donation date and amount.
  • Financial information required to process your donation including payment method and billing information.


 

HOW WE USE AND SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION

Without your consent, we will not use your personal information for any purpose other than described in this privacy policy.


We use your personal information to communicate with you about GPS by Design, its projects and activities as well as news and information relevant to our organization. Your personal information is used to process your contributions, but your financial information is not visible to us.  It is only visible to our payment processor, Paypal.


If you have made a donation to our cause, we may contact you again requesting your financial support. Under no circumstances, however, do we sell, rent or otherwise disclose your personal information to any party at any time.


 

PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION

The security of your personal information is very important to us. Our website contains security measures in order to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control.

 


UPDATING OR UNSUBSCRIBING TO OUR LISTS

You may update the information you provide to us by e-mailing us at admin@gpsbydesign.org. If you have subscribed to our mailing list, you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” at the bottom of any email communication sent to you.

 

DOES GPS BY DESIGN LOG IP ADDRESSES?

GPS by Design has “Server logs” that collect error logs and access logs, which include IP addresses. This is standard security measure to help with things like confirming when and from where the site is being attacked. The Server Settings are set up to maintain them for 30 days after which they are automatically deleted. This means IP Addresses are not retained, and more importantly, are not stored alongside any other Personally Identifiable Information.

 

DOES GPS BY DESIGN USE COOKIES?

We use “session cookies” on our site. This type of cookie immediately auto-expires and erases itself when the visitor closes the window/tab.

 

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

Our website contains links to a limited number of other websites. GPS by Design is not responsible for the content or the privacy policies of these websites.

 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information you have provided to us online, simply email us at admin@gpsbydesign.org.