Independent Diplomat (“ID”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals using our website, www.independentdiplomat.org. ID is a group of charitable entities consisting of Independent Diplomat, Inc. in the US with a subsidiary in Belgium and Independent Diplomat, Ltd. (UK). Below, please find a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding our policy on how ID gathers and uses information via this website. Please note that if you follow a link to another website, these websites may have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility for such policies.
1. What personal information of mine are you collecting and how will you use it?
- We will only collect personally identifiable information (your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, etc.) from you if you voluntarily supply it, for example, by filling in forms on this site. Subject to Question 2, below, ID will not sell, rent, or transmit such personal information to any third party if you elect not to permit such exchanges. However, if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
- ID may use certain third parties to process online donations. Any personal information you submit to such third parties may be used by them in accordance with their policies. ID is not responsible for such uses. ID may, however, receive certain personal information about you (which information will not include your credit card number or bank account) from such third parties.
- ID may use your personal information to inform you about ID’s programs and to conduct and evaluate ID’s internal business, including analyzing patterns of use in order to pursue our mission and operations. ID may also use your personal information to provide you with opportunities to support our work more directly, through greater involvement and donations.
- ID does not seek to collect any information from minors. If a minor provides us with information and the parent or guardian notifies us, the information will be deleted from our records.
- Individuals who receive any communications from ID are free to opt out at any time by following the procedures described under Question 4, below.
2. Will you share my information with other agencies, institutions or entities?
- ID has put in place reasonable and appropriate procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access to your information, maintain data security and correctly use information collected online. However, due to existing legal, regulatory and security regulations, ID cannot fully ensure that your personal information and/or other communications will not be disclosed to third parties. Consequently, any transmission of your data to this site is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to inhibit and/or prevent unauthorized access.
- ID may disclose your personal information without your consent (i) to other ID offices and (ii) if such disclosure is reasonably necessary, either to comply with legal obligations (including responding to subpoenas, court orders or other legal processes) or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of ID, its employees, its users and donors or the general public.
- ID does not assume any liability for third party use of your personal information or your non-personal information, whether obtained legally or illegally from or through this site.
4. How do I update or change my personal information or stop receiving communication from ID?
- You can also contact ID to request that we delete your personal information from our databases. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to comply with this request, except to the extent ID is required to maintain that information pursuant to any applicable laws.
5. If I am a resident of a European country are there matters I should particularly be aware of?