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Privacy policy

At Friends of the Earth International we take your privacy very seriously and we're committed to protecting your personal information online. This statement explains how we collect and use the information which you give us.
Our aim is to safeguard your privacy whilst providing a personalised and valuable service. Collecting personal information is necessary if we are to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our supporters.
 
We appreciate that you don't want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we use your personal information and let you know what rights you have regarding its use.
 

Personal information

In some areas of our website, we ask you to provide personal information that will enable us to enhance your site visit or contact you with information you request or that may be of interest to you, e.g. when you subscribe to our newsletters, make a donation, or take an online action.
 
Examples of your personal information include your name, postal address, phone number and email address.
 
How is the information used?
 
We'll only send you information about our work by email where you've given us your consent to do so.
 
We may send you any information we believe may be of interest to you. For example, where you have given consent to be contacted by email, we'll normally sign you up to the bi-monthly email newsletter and send you the occasional call to take action or donate to a campaign. You may also receive a welcome email telling you about the newsletter and letting you know about other ways to support us. Emails we send you will always give you the chance to opt out of receiving further emails or alternatively, you can contact us using the contact information above. We don't send out random, untargeted emails, known as spam.
 
Friends of the Earth International will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except as outlined in this policy or when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe the law requires it.
 
We collect information about the date and time in which our web site was accessed and the internet address of the server from which you linked to our site. This may be linked to personal data you have given us. We use this data to improve our site performance and to evaluate traffic statistics, such as the times of day and days of week at which we see peak traffic, and to assess the relative popularity of different areas of the site.
 

Accuracy

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date please contact us using the above contact information.
 
Any information we hold that is incorrect will be amended or deleted promptly. We will give you confirmation of corrections and deletions.
 

Security

We place great importance on the security of your personal information and we always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it.
 
We maintain our own server and monitor its security regularly. The server is installed behind a locked door with access restricted to individuals known to us.
 
All our online financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Paypal. You should only provide your personal information to Paypal after reviewing the Paypal privacy policy (available at www.paypal.com). We will share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website. We do not store your financial or credit card details.
 
Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us online and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.
 
We are also concerned to protect your personal information off-line. We take steps to ensure that access to personal information is restricted to employees who need it. All Friends of the Earth International employees who handle personal information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Our employees are notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure your information is protected.
 
We cannot, however, be responsible for the theft, destruction or inadvertent disclosure of your personal information whether we hold it on or off-line.
 

Use of cookies

Like many websites, Friends of the Earth International uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.
 
Friends of the Earth International websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google").
 
Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
 
You may avoid the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
 
Further information about cookies, including steps you can take to refuse their use, can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website www.allaboutcookies.org.
 

Changes

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. If we change our Privacy Policy we will post the changes on this page. Please revisit the policy each time you consider giving personal information.
 

Your acceptance of this Policy

By using our sites, you consent to the collection and use of information by Friends of the Earth International in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Policy, please do not use our sites.
 

Privacy policy for minors

The protection of children is very important to us. If you are under 18, please do not provide us with any personal information.
 
Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.
 

Email

We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by the public. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with any email message sent by you to us or by us to you.
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