We at World Vision respect your privacy and comply with our obligations under the
- The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003
- General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) – Implementation Date 25.05.18
What Are Cookies?
A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as “traffic data” so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.
World Vision Ireland collects details provided by you for the purposes of making a donation, creating a Direct Debit donation, signing up for information/newsletters, or sponsoring someone that is fundraising on our behalf. We record the contact and transactional details on a database in order to manage our supporter relationships.
As part of the Child Sponsorship journey, you will receive information relating to your Sponsorship and your Sponsored Child from World Vision Ireland via email, post or phone call. You will also receive annual updates from the field about your Sponsored Child's progress at school, home, their general health and wellbeing and updated photos and other information relating to your Sponsored Child.
As part of the Childhood Rescue journey, you will receive information relating to your contribution to our work with children caught up in emergency situations around the world from World Vision Ireland via email, post, SMS or phone call. You may also receive updates on other World Vision work that might be of interest to you.
World Vision and Data Processor
World Vision will engage certain service providers to perform certain services on its behalf which may involve the processing of personal data, for example third parties that assist with distribution of World Vision newsletters and emails. To the extent that such processing is undertaken based on the instructions of World Vision and gives rise to a Data Controller and Data Processor relationship, World Vision will ensure that such relationship is governed by a contract which includes the data protection provisions prescribed by Data Protection Law.
Users 16 years and under
If you are aged 16 or under, you MUST obtain your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to our website. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received online, mail and telephone.
How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?
World Vision Ireland will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights.
When you choose to provide your contact details to us, we will use your contact details to communicate with you. We may use your information to send you news and latest updates about World Vision Ireland events and services. We may contact you by post, email or telephone for these purposes as specified in your preferences on signing up for information. To change your contact preferences simply contact us by email at Ireland@wveu.org
When you choose to provide your contact details to us this information may be passed to and used by all World Vision Ireland departments and may also be used anonymously for statistical purposes. If you discover that we are holding inaccurate information about you, you can request us to correct that information at any time. Simply contact us by email at Ireland@wveu.org
How Do We Protect Your Information and Secure Information Transmissions?
Email is not recognised as a secure medium of communication. For this reason, we request that you do not send private information to us by email. However, doing so is allowed, but at your own risk. All of the information you may enter on our website is transmitted securely via a secure medium known as Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL.
World Vision Ireland may use software programs to create summary statistics, which are used for such purposes as assessing the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, what information is of most and least interest, determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, World Vision Ireland uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
You have a right to access the personal data that is held about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information that the World Vision Ireland holds about you, please write to us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions regarding this Policy, or your dealings with our web site, please contact us at: Ireland@wveu.org