Local Charities Worldwide

Local Charities Worldwide
Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy

Local Charities Worldwide respects your privacy and ensures that the personal data you provide to us is treated confidentially. Local Charities Worldwide (or “we” or “our”) created this privacy policy to demonstrate respect for your privacy preferences and to disclose our information collection and sharing practices. This Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy explains how Local Charities Worldwide collects and processes your personal information and applies to www.localcharitiesworldwide.org.

Our Privacy Policy was posted on 13 January 2021 and it governs the privacy terms of our website, located at www.localcharitiesworldwide.org and the tools we provide you (the “Website” or the “Service”). Each time you use our site, the current version of the Privacy Policy will apply. Accordingly, whenever you use our site, you should check the date of the Privacy Policy and review if there were any changes since the last version. From time to time, our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy may change or be updated. 

1.1 Introductory Notes 

  1. This website privacy statement is designed to be published on Local Charities Worldwide’s website.
  2. This website privacy statement is designed to give general information to individuals
  3. This website privacy statement is designed to give general information, seeking to meet the requirements of the General Data
    Protection Regulation (
    GDPR), to individuals whose personal data Local Charities Worldwide collects in their capacity as visitors to the Local Charities Worldwide website.
  4. This document is not designed to be addressed to Local Charities Worldwide’s staff members or other individuals who deal with Local Charities Worldwide (i.e. other than as casual website visitors) in their personal capacity.

Our website follows the GDPR requirements to protect your privacy. Our Privacy Policy is a legal statement that explains how we may collect personal information from you, how we may share your information and how you may limit our sharing of your information. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will
treat it. By visiting the site, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy explains the following: 

  • Who we are
  • Which information you provide to us
  • Which information we collect from you
  • How we use the information we collect from you
  • How we store your personal information
  • Whether we will disclose the information that you provide to us to others
  • Which policies apply to the use of social media
  • How this website use cookies and how you can change the preferences related to those cookies

1.2 Who are we

Local Charities Worldwide is an online platform located in the Netherlands. We are a charity registered in the Netherlands, Charity Number n°81608268. Local Charities Worldwide is the data controller responsible for keeping your data safe and using it wisely.

1.3 Information you provide

When you visit the website, visit our social media pages, make a donation, apply for a vacancy or contact us with questions or request information you provide to use your personal information. It depends on the type of communication or transaction which information you provide us but it can be your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, bank details, social media name or organization name.

With regard to each time you visit the website you will also provide us technical information, information about your visit and location information.

Furthermore, you may also provide us non personal information – information that is sent to us by your web browser such as IP addresses, browser type and plug-in details, device type (e.g. Desktop, laptop, tablet, phone etc.) operating system and local time zone.

1.4 Information we collect 

We collect information to provide better services to our visitors. When you visit the website, join us on social media, make a donation, apply for a vacancy, contact us with questions, request
information or make use of any other of our services we collect (personal) information from you. We collect information about your activity e.g. which content you shared, which pages you visited, which charity profiles you browsed on, what links you clicked on and to which links of organizations you clicked on and where directed to their websites. We also collect (technical)
information about your location with e.g. GPS, IP addresses, website preferences, device type, plug-in details etc. We use tracking services like Google Analytics to collect information when you navigate on our website. Some of this information is collected using cookies and tracking services. To find more about the types of cookies we use please look at our Cookie Policy. Should
you not be willing to get the analytics cookies, please change your cookies settings (‘change your cookies preferences’).

1.5 How we use your information 

Local Charities Worldwide uses your personal, non-personal data and the technical information logged by our servers, that you provide to us or we collect for different purposes, which may include the following:

  • To operate our website and provide you with any services you have requested;
  • To improve our services, develop our services and/or provide personalized services, including content and ads and to improve/measure the performance;
  • To provide you with information about our work or our activities (e.g. newsletters);
  • Provide and/or improve our customer service, e.g. assisting with your support requests or other issues relating to our website. This can be via email, telephone or our support system;
  • To communicate with you.g. to provide you with information you’ve requested from us or information we are required to send to you, in business communications e.g. changes to our websites / services, security updates;
  • We use the technical information logged by our servers when you visit our website to improve your experience on our website (such as remembering your name or your preferences) and preventing fraudulent activity;
  • If you ask us to delete your data or to be removed from our marketing lists and we are unwanted processing;
  • To comply with the legal obligations; 

1.6 How we store your information

Local Charities Worldwide intends to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. We will store your personal data, in a format which permits us to identify you for no longer than 2 years after our most recent communication with you, after which it will be deleted or anonymized, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for a longer period. Furthermore, we will not keep your information longer than necessary for the purpose for which the personal data is processed and we will delete the information we hold about you when we no longer need it.

1.7 Sharing of your information

We respect your privacy and your personal information. Therefore, we will not share your personal information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing. Local Charities Worldwide will only provide your personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the agreement with you or to comply with a legal obligation. Local Charities Worldwide will never sell your personal data.

1.8 Social media widgets and applications

Local Charities Worldwide’s website will typically include functionalities to enable sharing via third party social media applications (such as the Facebook Like button and the Instagram follow button). These social media applications will collect and use information regarding your use of our website (for further details see “Social Sharing” cookies). Any personal information that you
provide via the social media application and such interactions are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that offer the social media services and provide the application. We do not have control over, or responsibility for, those companies or their
use of your information. For more information please read and refer to the third party’s privacy policies. 

1.9 Information Security 

Local Charities Worldwide takes the protection of your personal data seriously and takes appropriate measures to prevent misuse, loss, unauthorized access, unwanted disclosure and unauthorized changes. We are committed to protecting your personal data and have the appropriate technical and procedural measures in place to make sure your data is secure. We make sure only designated employees have access to your personal information. On secure pages, a “closed” lock symbol is displayed in the bottom part of your browser screen and the website address in the address bar at the top of the browser screen starts with an “https” instead of an “http”.  If you feel that your data is not properly secured or there are indications of abuse, please contact us using the contact details below.

1.10 Links to other websites

Where we provide links to websites of other organizations, this privacy notice does not cover how that organization processes personal information. We encourage you to read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit.

1.11 Your rights

In this section we describe the key controls for managing your privacy and we inform you about your rights. Under GDPR data protection law, you have rights and we want to make you aware of your rights. The rights available to you depend on our reason for processing your information.

You have the right to:

  • Access your personal information that we hold of you. You can ask us for copies of your personal information;
  • Ask us to rectify information which you think is inaccurate. You have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete;
  • Ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances;
  • Ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances;
  • Object to processing of your information;
  • Ask that we transfer the information you gave to us from one organization to another, or give to you. This right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent or under, or in talks about entering into a contract and the processing is automated. 

You can read more about your rights on the GDPR website. We work to high standards when it comes to processing your personal information. It is our utmost intent to keep your personal information safe and secure. If you have questions or concerns please contact us at info@localcharitiesworldwide.org

2. Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy provides information about how and when we use cookies or similar technologies on the Local Charities Worldwide’s website and the choices that you have. The Cookie Policy forms a part of Local Charities Worldwide’s Privacy Policy.

2.1 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files with small pieces of data (like letters and numbers) that are installed, if you agree, in your browser or the hard drive on your computer. Cookies are created when you use your browser to visit a website. Cookies identify your computer as you use the computer network.

Find more information about cookies on: www.allaboutcookies.org

2.2 How we use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below (“The cookies we set”). It is recommended that you do not disable setting cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not, in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

2.3 Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help on how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this website. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies we set: 

2.4 Account related cookies

If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

2.5 Login related cookies

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember that you are logged in. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

2.6 Email newsletters related cookies

This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

2.7 Site preferences cookies

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

2.8 Third party cookies

We also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics to collect usage statistics and details of user behaviour patterns. This aids us in understanding how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to improve our website.

This information is only processed in a way that does not allow for individual user identification. We do not make, and strongly discourage Google Analytics to make, any attempt to find out the identities of our visitors.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

More Information:

Hopefully this has clarified things for you. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us via email at info@localcharitiesworldwide.org.