SEED Madagascar's website (available at seedmadagascar.org and madagascar.co.uk) is run by SEED Madagascar UK. The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it. This policy and accompanying linked documents explain how we use your personal information.
What information do we collect?
If you choose to make a single or recurring donation to our bank account we will only retain your contact details if you have provided us with appropriate permission for Gift Aid purposes or if you have independently signed up to our newsletter. We never retain bank details or share your details with other charities.
Donations made indirectly to SEED via the ‘Donate link’ on our website are processed outside of SEED by our partner Charity Checkout and adhere to their policy on privacy which can be found here https://www.charitycheckout.co.uk/privacy/. We also get donations in Bitcoin via BitPay whose policy can be scrutinised here https://bitpay.com/about/privacy. Other donation platforms such as Global Giving, CAF and Virgin Giving may also be used from time to time for external fundraising and we would encourage donors to consult their privacy policies should they have concerns.
When you register to receive emails from us, we will collect the information necessary to provide these services to you. As a minimum, we will require your name and e-mail address. We will also collect information from you if you complete any other forms on our site, if you apply to join one of our volunteering programmes, or if you contact us with comments or specific requests.
What do we use personal information for?
We will only use your personal information for the purposes you choose. We will never pass your information to third parties, other than to our carefully selected service providers (upon whom we will impose strict contractual requirements) or where permitted or required by law.
If you decide you would like to receive our regular newsletter you will receive this email at most once per week. An unsubscribe link will be provided in every email we send, should you wish to stop receiving emails from us.
Contacting you for other purposes
From time to time we may contact you about other SEED Madagascar events or campaigns, but only if you choose to provide these contact details. Wherever possible, we will only contact you with information about events and services that we believe will be of interest to you.
Information collected automatically
We automatically collect information about your visit to our site. This information is used to make your visit to our site more efficient, and to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can make regular improvements and so that we can determine what subjects are of most interest to particular groups of users. Our external web host may also automatically log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device. Log file analysis is used to monitor our website usage, However, we will make no attempt to identify individual users, except where there is a reasonable suspicion that unauthorised access to systems is being attempted.
Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user's experience more efficient. You can find out more about what cookies are and how to control them on the aboutcookies website.
Transferring information overseas
Outside the UK, SEED Madagascar also has an office in Madagascar. It is possible therefore that your details or information collected may be available to this office. However, we have taken all steps necessary to ensure that your information is adequately protected where it is transferred to a jurisdiction whose data protection laws are not as strict as the UK.
You can ask for a copy of the information we hold about you at any time (for which we may charge a small fee). We will also correct any inaccuracies in your information at your request.
If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.