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Privacy Policy

The policies below are applicable to the Web site of the International Human Rights Funders Group (“IHRFG”) located at www.ihrfg.org. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Web site. They do not apply to information that you may submit to us offline or to Web sites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link.

By visiting our Web site, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Web site.

IHRFG may collect personal information, voluntarily submitted by visitors to the Web site, which enables us to respond to requests for more information or assistance. To the extent IHRFG does collect such information via the Web site, IHRFG will adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices in all of our operations and is dedicated to protecting the privacy of all visitors to our Web site. Except as disclosed below, we do not sell, barter, give away, rent or permit anyone outside of IHRFG to use your personal information.

We may occasionally use third-party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners to perform functions such as marketing or analytics on our behalf. These entities would have access to the personal information needed to perform their functions and will be contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information collected from the Web site. They will be restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Web site.

To the extent that you, as a visitor to this Web site, submit any personal information, we may use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Web site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Web site or our users, and/or (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents or the users of the Web site or the public.

IHRFG may collect additional information to help us tailor the Web site to visitor interests and concerns. We may use “cookies” to help us understand which parts of our Web site are the most popular, where our visitors are going and how much time they spend there. The information that is gathered through cookies is used solely to assist in improving Web site design and function. You may elect to block cookies from this Web site through your browser settings. IHRFG strives to protect the transmission of any information submitted by visitors. But no transmission of data is completely secure, and submissions are at the visitor’s risk.

We may use Internet Protocol addresses (i.e., a number assigned by your Internet Service Provider so you can access the Internet) to diagnose possible technical problems, administer our Web site, and aggregate data on use. Log files, which identify every request made to our server, may be used to determine statistically which areas of the Web site our visitors prefer and to prepare future content based on the interests of our visitors.

This Web site may contain links to sites operated by third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy do not apply to information gathered through these other Web sites.

Please remember that any information you share in public areas of this Web site, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this Privacy Policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

The Web site is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. IHRFG shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the site.

Member Area

Accessing the Member Area:

We will provide a username and password as part of our security procedures. You must treat this information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or organization. We have a right to disable any user identification code or password if in our opinion you have breached any of these Rules.

Intellectual Property Rights

By publishing material in the Member Area, you agree to allow IHRFG the authority and intellectual property rights to re-distribute this material to its’ members and network.

You must not publish or use for commercial purposes any part of the materials on the Member Area without obtaining written consent from us or the members of the Member Area who have provided the content that you wish to use.

Reliance of Information Posted

The material and information made available on the Member Area is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy.

Use of your contributions to the Member Area:

You are wholly responsible for all Contributions posted on the Member Area by you or any materials (including emails) sent by you in connection with the Member Area.

You grant other users of the Member Area a non-exclusive license to view the Contributions you post or upload to the Member Area, subject to these Rules.

Links from the Member Area

Where the Member Area contains links to websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We do not endorse and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

How do we protect personal information?

Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us or other members of IHRFG and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.

IHRFG may change this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in the way we collect visitor information.

Questions and comments should be directed to info [at] ihrfg [dot] org.

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