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Privacy notice and data protection policy

Sinergia Animal is an international animal protection organization. We work in countries of the Global South to reduce the suffering of animals exploited by the food industry and promote more compassionate food choices.

 

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to keeping your data safe. We have created this policy so that you can understand how we collect, use, and protect your information.

This policy explains what information we collect from or about visitors, and users, volunteers, donors, including but not limited to all Sinergia Animal´s web domains, social media platforms, newsletters, text messaging services, and on- and off-line donor platforms. It explains how we collect, use, and protect such information, as well as if and how we share it with third parties, if necessary. It also explains how you can opt out of our communication channels if you desire. 

Please read this policy carefully. By using a Sinergia Animal website, you are consenting to the collection, use, disclosure, and transfer of your information, as described in this policy, and agreeing to the terms herein.

 

​What data do we collect?

We may collect the following types of data from you:

  • “Personal data” is information that can be used to identify, contact, or locate you or that relates to you. Personal data may include your name, age, email address, postal address, telephone number, mobile phone number, and identification card number.

  • “Financial data” is a type of personal data that may include credit/debit card or bank account information. These data are collected only if you make a donation or purchase at Sinergia Animal’s website and donor platforms.

  • “Location data” is a type of personal data that includes information about your geographic location. Location information may include a zip code, the location of the device you are using to access a Sinergia Animal website, and any other information you or others make available that indicates your location.

  • Other information that you provide to us. This may include the content of your communications with us and contacts through social media channels.

How do we collect your data, and for what purpose?

We collect information from you via various forms on our website. This may include the following:

  • Data you voluntarily provide to us directly, such as when you submit any of our forms. These include but are not limited to: volunteer registration, subscription to our newsletters or email lists, updates or action alerts, downloading recipe e-books, making a donation, etc.

  • Financial data you provide when donating through any of our platforms. Online donations are securely processed by payment service providers. All online transactions are protected and securely transmitted using the most current encryption protocols/algorithms. Any credit card details provided to us over the phone or via paper form are securely processed and are retained for the minimal and necessary time, according to regulations. 

  • Information automatically collected when you access a Sinergia Animal website and when you enable location services on your device when accessing a Sinergia Animal website.

  • Information collected through digital tools, including but not limited to cookies and pixels.

  • Information obtained from other sources, such as from social media networks, publicly available sources and databases, marketing companies, or other third parties.

 

We collect this information using forms, cookies, or similar technology. We only collect data that is necessary for the specified purpose. Our collection of this data is informed by this policy and any other applicable guidelines stated on our websites.

By submitting your data, you agree to receive our communications and content from us, including but not limited to: communications relating to important developments in the animal rights movement, volunteer opportunities, campaign updates, plant-based eating tips, donation opportunities to support our work, and similar.

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How do we keep your data safe?

We do our best to keep your personal information safe. In order to guarantee the security of your data, Sinergia Animal uses security protocols to ensure the privacy of your information. We maintain data-security measures in line with current industry standards to protect the personal data under our control against unauthorized access and disclosure. These measures include the implementation of reasonable industry-recommended technical, physical, and administrative data-security safeguards. In addition, we do not give away, exchange, or sell information that we collect through our websites.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that collect and store information about your equipment, preferences, and browsing patterns in your computer, smartphone, or other device when you visit a certain website.

 

Cookies help that website remember information about your visit, which can make it easier to visit the site again and make the site more useful to you. If a user returns to that site in the future, the web browser returns that data to the web server in the form of a cookie that recalls data from your previous sessions. Sinergia Animal uses cookies to facilitate the use of our website. Your consent is required in order for us to use this information.

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Your rights 

We respect your choices and right to control over your information. You may opt out of email communications from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the footer of an email. You are entitled to: ask whether we have any of your data; to access this data; to make corrections to the data; ask us to delete the data; ask for information about sharing, revocation of consent, etc. 

 

If you would like to exercise any of these rights or if you have any questions about our privacy policy, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at: info@sinergiaanimal.org.

You may also opt out of the application of cookies (except technically-necessary cookies) by clicking on the pop-up window.

Links to Other Sites

One or more Sinergia Animal websites may contain links to external sites, products, and services that are not owned or controlled by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other sites, products, and services. We encourage you to be aware when you leave Sinergia Animal websites and to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services, as you will be subject to their policies, rules, and terms.

 

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting. Please check this policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of any changes.

Last updated on November 2023

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