Privacy policy

Effective May 12, 2018; Version 4.0

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OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

Stichting The Crowd Versus (‘The Crowd Versus’) is committed to the privacy of all users to its website, www.thecrowdversus.org (‘Website’). To that end, The Crowd Versus has established this privacy policy (‘Policy’) to protect each user’s privacy, to be transparent to the user, to clarify the reasons for gathering information on each user, and to ensure the correctness of this user information. The Policy explains what and how The Crowd Versus collects, uses, stores, and protects the information gathered from its Website. By visiting and using the Website, you agree to this Policy and the uses made of personal information as set forth herein or amended hereafter.

On May 25, 2018, new European privacy regulations demand that The Crowd Versus keep a register of personal data information collected through website use and pursuant to new accountability rules. The Crowd Versus is a “Public Benefit Organization” (or non-profit; in Dutch: Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI) and will adhere to this General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR; in Dutch: Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming, AVG). Pursuant to the GDPR, The Crowd Versus has adopted a Personal Data Privacy Policy within this Policy to protect and safeguard you, the user. The person designated the Official for keeping the records according to the GDPR (in Dutch: Functionaris) is the Platform Coordinator and can be contacted via our general email address, support@thecrowdversus.org. You have the right to know which specific personal data The Crowd Versus gathers during your website visit; you have the right to have this data corrected; you have the right to ask for this data to be deleted; and you have the right to know how your personal data will be treated.

WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED AND HOW IT’S USED

Right to Know: Upon visiting the Website, your browser automatically sends The Crowd Versus your IP-address, the type of browser you are using, and certain other information. The Crowd Versus may decide to use this information for research and marketing purposes and to enhance the Website.

Right to How Data Will Be Treated: When you use our Website to make donations, apply for our Ambassador program, or request information, you will be required to provide personal information. When you make a donation, The Crowd Versus will solely disclose your first name, last name, email address, and country of residence to the beneficiary fundraiser(s) of the The Crowd Versus case of your choice. The Crowd Versus will not sell, trade, or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information to any third party, unless stated otherwise in this Policy, or required by law, or as required to protect The Crowd Versus’ rights. The user database is subject to the Dutch Personal Data Protection Act. The personal data collected by The Crowd Versus will be stored as follows: (1) for one-time Donors, the legally prescribed term of seven (7) years; or (2) as long as a registered Donor/User wants to be informed about the cases; and/or (3) until deleted at the request of Donor/User.

Right to Correct and/or Delete: There may be features on the Website allowing you to contact The Crowd Versus via email at support@thecrowdversus.org, which provides The Crowd Versus with your email address and certain other personal information contained in the email. By sending The Crowd Versus an email, you consent to knowingly and voluntarily provide us with personal information.

 

 

USE OF COOKIES

Cookies are used when visitors register on the Website. Cookies are small pieces of information transferred to your computer’s hard drive, through your web browser, to enable The Crowd Versus’ systems to recognize your preferences and settings. Cookies collect information such as the type of search engine used, the sections of the Website visited, and other website usage information. The Crowd Versus uses this information for payment purposes to ambassadors and to enhance the Website, and this information is not disclosed to either The Crowd Versus or any of the ambassadors. The information is aggregated prior to such use, and does not include any personally identifiable information, apart from the email address.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies and you may manually disable them. For more information on disabling cookies, go to the ‘help’ menu on your browser. The Website may still be viewed after disabling cookies.

COMPLIANCY INFORMATION

The Crowd Versus collects your name, email address, and country of residence to comply with “Know Your Customer” (KYC) rules in place to verify and monitor customer risk, in accordance with the Anti-Money Laundering Laws. The Crowd Versus has safeguarded all personal data and information collected during your visit to the Website with organizational and technological safety measures.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

The Crowd Versus may change and update this Policy, including materially changing the use made of personal information described herein. Any change or update to our Policy will be posted on our Website under ‘Privacy Policy’ at least 30 days prior to their implementation. Your continued use of the Website, after the effective date of any changes, will constitute your acceptance of all of the changes.

QUESTIONS

We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding the The Crowd Versus’ privacy notice. Please send questions about our Policy, or the information we have collected from you, to support@thecrowdversus.org. If you believe your personal information has been misused, or handled in such a manner contrary to the Policy stated above, please contact us at support@thecrowdversus.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

This Policy and any issue or dispute regarding privacy concerns will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of The Netherlands, without regard to any choice of law provisions. This Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to use of the Website and the personal information collected by The Crowd Versus.