Privacy

Solar Cookers International does not sell, rent, or trade donor information. 

Our Privacy Policy

 This Privacy Policy is valid from 25 May, 2018. The laws of the United States of America and the European Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) apply to this Policy. 

Solar Cookers International (SCI) is committed to maintaining the privacy of those who visit our Web site (site), as well as those who contribute funds or order products.  SCI does not store social security numbers, credit card numbers, or other highly sensitive information.  SCI honors donor wishes regarding anonymity. Simply email info@solarcookers.org to indicate your preferences.

SCI protects your information

SCI uses PCI encryption standards to protect your information. While we use a third party for processing donations, no credit card numbers are stored or kept by SCI once charged. SCI’s databases are password protected and access is limited to only certain individuals in the organization. 

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices SCI uses on its site http://www.solarcookers.org. SCI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization assisting people as they harness the sun to benefit people and environments.

Finding more individuals to join in supporting our services is also critical to the long-term success of our organization. Balancing the needs and desires of our contributors with meeting the need for efficient and effective fundraising practices are the principles that underpin our data management policy. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that we conduct our fundraising and outreach in compliance with national and international guidelines while ensuring that our members’ trust and faith in us is well-place and deserved.

Information collection and use

SCI is the sole owner of the information collected from this site. SCI does not send “cookies” to monitor or record site activity. SCI may use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate reporting. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. Personal information is only collected as necessary for financial transactions, or as volunteered by visitors to our site. This information may include, but is not limited to, email addresses and survey responses.

Protecting your data

SCI is committed to the security of your personal information and will provide updates whenever we detect potential threats. Please see solarcookers.org for updates on potential risks, or email info@solarcookers.org if you have any concerns or wish to have more information.

Financial transactions

To process a charitable contribution or product order, it is necessary for SCI to gather the visitor’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and credit card information or ACH information. This information is used to verify identity and execute the financial transaction. Additionally, telephone numbers and email addresses may be used to contact visitors if there is a problem with the transaction.

SCI may use service providers (such as payment gateways and merchant banks) to conduct financial transactions. Personal information is kept private and secure and is not sold, rented, or traded to third parties. Financial transactions are encrypted through a secure server. SCI is Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant.

Right of Erasure

In line with current European Union regulations, you can request that SCI delete any information that you have shared with us at any time. You may arrange for your personal data to be corrected, blocked, or completely deleted at any time. Please send your request to info@solarcookers.org.   

We reserve the right to exchange correspondence with you in this regard.  

Please note that we may be required to retain your personal data in part even after a request for cancellation under the terms of our retention requirements (such as for accounting purposes).  You may object at any time by e-mail to the use of your data for fundraising or any other purpose by contacting info@solarcookers.org.  

Links

This site may contain links to other sites. SCI is not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites. We encourage our site users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each site that collects personally identifiable information.

Changes to this policy

SCI reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to modify or correct any error or omissions in any portion of this site, including this privacy policy, at any time.

Contact us

For questions regarding this privacy statement, our data protection practices, or changes to your personal data, please email info@solarcookers.org or write us at the address on our Contact Page.