The Global Kiter Foundation really values you and respects your privacy. We collect information to support our relationship with you, improve our services, and communicate news or special services. We only use your personal data in compliance with the Belgian Law of 8 December 1992 (as modified by the law of 11 December 1998).
- Collection and Use of Personal Information
- Creating a globalkiter.com Account
- Making a Donation
- Gift Certificates
- Contests, Promotions, and Surveys
- Technical Information
- Disclosure of Personal Information
- Links to Other Websites
- Contact Us
You are not required to provide GKF with personal information to use this web site. If you do choose to provide GKF with personal information, any information you submit will be subject to Belgian Privacy laws.
Policy on minors: GKF makes no active effort to collect personal information from users under the age of 18. GKF believes that children who do wish to submit information to us should have permission from their parent or legal guardian.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We retain two types of information:
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your first and last name, email address, country of residence, date of birth and gender. Such information is collected from you only if you voluntarily submit it to us. Of this information, only your first and last name, gender and country of residence are publicly available to all members of the GKF community. Other information including, but not limited to, personal preferences, interests, occupation and education may also be provided and/or posted on the website by you at your discretion.
GKF may occasionally use your name and email address to send you notifications regarding new services offered by us. You may opt out of such email notifications. Even if you opt out of all voluntary email notifications, GKF reserves the right to notify you about your account.
Purposes for which We Hold your Information
We will process any personal data you provide to us for the following purposes:
(a) to respond to any queries you submit to us;
(b) to provide you with information on services offered by us; and
(c) to seek your views on our site and our services
We use the non-personal data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organize our website.
Creating a globalkiter.com Account
When you create an account on our website, we collect basic information about you - your name and email address. We collect additional personal information if you submit a profile or picture.
Making a Donation
When you make an online donation on globalkiter.com, we collect personal information such as your name, billing address, and email address, if you have not already provided these details. Credit card or bank account numbers are collected by a third-party payment vendor such as VeriSign or PayPal depending on the method of payment you choose. These partners' use of your information is based on their terms of service and policies, which you should review. GKF will collect only your GKF account information and donation history. We do not collect or have access to the credit card numbers or bank account information our third-party vendors (PayPal and VeriSign) collect to process online transactions.
If you give a GKF gift certificate, we collect the name, email address, and mailing address of your recipient, as well as a personal message from you. This information is collected only to facilitate this service and we use it in good faith that the recipient will not object to us using it in this way
Contests, Promotions, and Surveys
Sometimes GKF may invite you to participate in contests, take advantage of special promotions, and complete online surveys. The information we collect from these contests, promotions, and surveys may be associated with your individual account in order to help us improve our website and services. This information will only be shared as described in this policy, and your answers to surveys will only be used in aggregate.
Disclosure of Personal Information
GKF will not disclose or supply your personal information to third parties without your consent. However, in the following cases, personal information may be disclosed or provided to third parties without the individual's consent.
- If required to do so by law.
- In the event that it is difficult to gain consent from an individual when human life, safety or property is threatened.
- In the event that it is difficult to gain consent from an individual when there is a need to improve public health or promote healthy childhood development.
- In the event that gaining consent from an individual may prevent national agencies, local public bodies and agencies mandated to carry out their activities from gaining the cooperation needed to execute their duties as defined by law.
We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar non-identifying information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of the users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website.
If (with your consent) we pass on your personal details to projects or organizations that you choose to support using our website, we are not responsible for the subsequent use of your personal information by those projects or organizations. You should contact them directly if you wish to stop receiving further communications from them. As with our Associates, these projects and organizations may be located in countries outside the EEA that do not have laws to protect your information.
Links to Other Websites
We recommend that you take all appropriate steps to safeguard your personal information online.
If you contact us by using the "Contact Us" links on the footer of our site, we will try to reply promptly to every message we receive. This information is used to respond directly to your questions or comments. We also may file your comments and share them with our customer care team to improve our service in the future.