Privacy policy

The African Climate Reality Project (“The African Climate Reality Project,” “we,” “our,” or “us”) is very sensitive to online privacy concerns. This online privacy statement describes how we treat all user data collected during your visit to the African Climate Reality Project’s website (“Website”).

COLLECTION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION

On this Website, you request more information about our goals and programmes, download materials, subscribe to our newsletters, and enjoy other interactive services. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected on these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, and information about your preferences. Personal information does not include “aggregate” information, which is data we collect about the use of the site or about a group or category of services or users, from which individual identities or other personal information has been removed.

Aspects of our Website allow you to log in using sign-in services such as Facebook Connect, Twitter, Youtube or Google+ (the “Sign-In Services”). These Sign-In-Services will authenticate your identity. The Sign-In Services give you the option to post information from this Website to your profile page to share with others within your network.

PRIVACY OF OUR E-MAIL LIST AND PERSONAL INFORMATION

The African Climate Reality Project maintains several e-mail lists to keep interested parties informed about its programmes. Individuals can unsubscribe from the e-mail list at anytime. We collect and use your personal information to deliver information and services that you have requested.

Only the African Climate Reality Project staff and our authorised agents have access to personally identifiable information provided by visitors to this Website in order to better serve you. People who affirmatively submit their contact information through the Website may be contacted by the African Climate Reality Project staff or authorised agents.

We do not share the information you’ve given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups:

• Affiliated Third Parties – for example, our database administrators (for the sole purpose of helping us do our work) or affiliated campaigns, which share our mission and privacy concerns.

• Third Party Administrators, such as organisations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages.

COLLECTION AND USE OF CHILDREN’S PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Website and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Website.

USE OF COOKIES

We may use cookies to tailor your experience on this Website according to the preferences you have specified. When you visit the Website, your browser may save a tiny piece of information on your computer. This information personaliwes and improves your experience online. It is not possible and we do not attempt to access information from other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personal identifiable information. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you chose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience all features of climatereality.co.za.

IP ADDRESSES, LOG FILES, AND DATA ANALYSIS 

As with any website operator, we analyse our Website logs to constantly improve the value of our Website. We use an external service to provide real-time reporting to us and our authorised agents of browser accesses to our Website. This includes page views, unique visitors, repeat visitors, frequency of visits, and peak-volume traffic periods. We do not use this service to gather, request, record, require, collect, or track any Internet users’ personally identifiable information.

We log IP addresses which describe the location of your computer or network on the Internet. This information is helpful for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We may also use third-party services such as Google Analytics. These practices help us understand traffic patterns and know if there are problems with our Website. We may also use embedded images in e-mails to track open rates for our mailings. This practice helps us determine which mailings appeal most to our members and subscribers.

URLs contained in e-mails may contain an ID that enables us to correctly identify the person who takes an action using a web page. We use URLs to simplify the process of signing petitions and filling out surveys. We may occasionally present a shortened URL that references a longer URL which contains an ID. We do this to simplify the display, to prevent links from becoming broken when copied, and to ensure compatibility with e-mail programmes which do not handle long URLs. When shortened URL is displayed in an e-mail, you will see the full URL in the browser’s address bar when you access the page.

PETITIONS AND SURVEYS

For petitions and surveys you’ve signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information – for example, we may provide compilations of petitions, with your comments, to the intended recipient of the petition or survey. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the intended recipient of the petition or survey as part of the petition or survey. This is standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your e-mail address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online.

CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT

We may occasionally update this privacy statement especially as new features are added to this Website. If there are material changes to this statement or in how we will use your personal information, we will prominently note such changes prior to their implementation. We encourage you to periodically review this page to be informed of how we are protecting your information.

Last updated 06 March 2017.