This is the BirdLife Cyprus statement on how we store, use and protect personal information provided either online or offline by members and supporters.
BirdLife Cyprus uses the contact information you provide to communicate (electronically or in printed form) with people like you who are interested in birdwatching and bird and nature conservation. We store and use your personal information to send you messages and materials about birdwatching, birds and their conservation, and about related issues.
How we gather your personal information
We gather names and e-mail addresses from the emails that you send to us and from forms you complete for us, on-line or on paper. BirdLife Cyprus does not gather personally identifiable information of visitors to its web site.
What personal information we store
Your name and e-mail address (as written on your e-mails to us) and if you supply them, your postal address, phone number and date of birth.
What personal information we do not store
We do not ask for nor store any of your financial details. When you become a member or donate through our website, we do not receive any information from the financial intermediaries such as PayPal and VISA other than the name, the e-mail and postal address of the purchaser, the membership package and the sum paid. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering a purchased product or service requested.
Use of “cookies”
We may contract with third-party service providers to assist us in better understanding our site visitors. These service providers are not permitted to use the information collected on our behalf except to help us conduct and improve our organisation. If you prefer, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies via your browser settings. Like most websites, if you turn your cookies off, some of our services may not function properly.
How we store personal information
All gathered material is stored on password-protected computer systems under our personal control.
How we protect personal information
We use up-to-date commercial anti-virus and anti-malware protection, we scan for potential problems regularly and we update our systems whenever we are advised to by the software manufacturers. Our computer systems are kept either in our personal care or else securely locked up. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway provider’s database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. After a transaction, your private information (credit cards, social security numbers, financials, etc.) will not be stored on our servers.
How we use personal information
Your personal information is used for personal communications from BirdLife Cyprus, and for mailing out items of general interest to group mailing lists.
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience. Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.
- To improve our website. We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.
- To improve our service. Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your requests and support needs.
- To process transactions.
- To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature
- To send periodic emails
The email address you provide when becoming a member or when donating, may be used to send you BirdLife news, updates, related product or service information, etc.
Right to be informed – BirdLife Cyprus is publishing this Data Protection Policy so that you are informed as to what we do with your personal data.
Right of access – You may at any time ask to see the personal data we hold on you.
Right to rectification – If we hold inaccurate or incomplete personal data about you, you may ask us to rectify it.
Right to erasure (also known as “right to be forgotten”) – You may ask for personal data we hold on you to be deleted, and we will comply, without question and without undue delay, unless we have a legal reason to continue to process and hold it.
Right to withdraw consent – If you have given us your consent to process your personal data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and we will stop processing your data. If you no longer wish to receive mailings from us, please tell us and we will promptly comply.
P.O. BOX 12026,
Tel: +357 22 455072
Fax: +357 22 455073