Thank you for visiting https://www.rhinomercy.org/ (the “Site”), a website developed and maintained by Rhino Mercy (“RHINO MERCY”), a non-profit organization whose mission is to help save the magnificent rhino from extinction by providing resources for programs, including: anti-poaching units; environmental education; technology usage to fight poaching; ecosystem scientific research; and direct visitor stay opportunities to experience in-person the rhino and its environment.
What Information Does RHINO MERCY Collect and Store about Me?
RHINO MERCY strives to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to the Site. One of the basic principles we follow is minimizing the amount of information we collect. We ask only for the information we need to provide the service you've requested. As a result, what information we collect and store depends almost entirely on how you choose to make use of the Site. Read further to find out more…
We collect and store information that you enter into this Site or provide to us via other means. For example, if you sign up for an event or send an email inquiry, we collect and store some or all of the following information that you provide, such as: name, address, phone number, email address, message contents of emails. We may also collect personal information at other points in the Site that states that personal information is being collected.
RHINO MERCY offers you a wide variety of programs and opportunities for direct participation and for providing support (financial or otherwise). The personal information you provide is used by RHINO MERCY to send communications regarding our programs and to solicit donations or other support, to send confirmations, to sign up individuals and groups for events and programs, and to provide customer service or respond to your inquiries.
Disclosure of Your Personal Information
Third Party Service Providers. We may share your personal information with third-party service providers to: process signups and collect fees for events; conduct quality assurance testing; provide technical support; and/or provide other services to RHINO MERCY. These third-party service providers are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by RHINO MERCY.
Children’s Privacy Protection
Although not required to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) due to our non-profit status, RHINO MERCY does not target its offerings toward and does not knowingly collect any personal information from users under 16 years of age. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on our Site, make any purchases through our Site, use any of the interactive or public comment features of our Site or provide any information about yourself to us. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe that we might have any personal information from a child under 16, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changing or Deleting Your Personal Information
You may change any of your personal information by sending an email to us at email@example.com. You may request deletion of your personal information by us, and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to honor your request, but please note that we may be required to keep such information and not delete it (or to keep this information for a certain time, in which case we will comply with your deletion request only after we have fulfilled such requirements). When we delete any information, it will be deleted from the active database, but may remain in our archives. We may also retain your information for fraud prevention or similar purposes.
Information Collected via Technology
Log Files. As is true of most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data. We may use third parties to analyze trends and user movement around the Site, administer the Site, gather demographic information about our user base, and better tailor the Site to our users’ needs.
Mail and Email Communications
Social Networks and Other Communications Forums
Personal Data Retention
RHINO MERCY retains personal data identifying you for as long as you have a relationship with us for a reasonable period to send you marketing where we have regular contact with you, or as may be needed to enforce or defend contract claims or as is required by applicable law.
Processing of Data
The following are rights under European Union’s General Protection Data Regulation (“GDPR”) which RHINO MERCY recognizes for all users of the Site. These rights are as follows:
Access – you have the right to request what personal data we hold about you, what we use it for, and if it is disclosed to others. We will strive to respond to any such request within one month and will notify you if it will take longer and why.
Correction of personal data - we strive to maintain correct data about you. Please notify us if any data is inaccurate or incomplete.
Deletion of personal data – we will erase your personal data in a timely manner if we no longer need to store or process it. We will honor any request to delete your personal data subject to the need to retain it to enforce or defend contract claims or as is required by applicable law.
Automated processing – if we performed any automated processing, you would have the right to object to it.
Direct marketing – you have the right to object to our use of your personal data for direct marketing.
Purpose – you have the right to restrict the use of your personal data for purposes other than those set out above unless we have compelling legitimate reason.
If you would like to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at the email address below.
In addition, if you are subject to the GDPR, make a request, and are not satisfied with our response, or believe that we are illegally processing your personal data, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in your Member State.
Our Site is published in the United States. The laws of the State of Washington shall govern in any and all disputes, including privacy or defamation issues or other concerns.
If you have any questions or comments about this policy, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated: May 31, 2018