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Website Privacy Statement

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

 

International Foster Care Organisation Ltd is committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Statement sets forth our current privacy practices with regard to the information we collect when you or your computer interact with our website. By accessing www.ifco.info, you acknowledge and fully understand Company’s Privacy Statement and freely consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Website Privacy Statement.

This privacy statement sets out how the International Foster Care Organisation Ltd (‘IFCO’ or ‘we’) uses and protects any information that you give IFCO when you use this website.

IFCO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

In line with the GDPR Policy changes, we updated our policy statement in 2018 to reflect the legal requirements set out in the Data Protection Policy providing you with more information on what information we collect and how we use it. 

 

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title;
  • contact information including email address;
  • demographic information such as address, preferences and interests; and
  • other information, subject to it being demonstrated as being of relevance to the exercise.
     

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the information to improve our products and services.
• We may periodically send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
• From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail.
• We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use commercially reasonable procedures to protect the personal information that we collect from you against loss, theft and misuse, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

We have developed and implemented and continue to maintain and monitor a written information security program applicable to all records containing personal information. This security program is appropriate to the size, scope and type of our business, the resources available to us, the amount of stored data, and the need for security and confidentiality of the personal information we store.

No security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our databases or the security during transmission to us of the information you supply over the Internet. You can help us by taking precautions to protect your personal information when you are on the Internet and only disclose information that you want made public. Change your passwords often using a combination of letters and numbers and make sure to use a secure web browser.

For the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, personal information may be transferred to, processed, stored and accessed by us, our affiliates and third parties in the United Kingdom and in other jurisdictions where we or they operate. Courts and other authorities in these jurisdictions may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to access your personal information. By using the website, you consent to this transfer, processing, storage and access of your personal information in and/or outside of the jurisdiction in which you reside

 

Information we collect and how we use it

IFCO collects certain information from and about its users three ways: directly from our web server logs, cookies, the user, including in response to surveys and questionnaires and content voluntarily shared in forums.

 

a. Web Server Logs 

When you visit our website, we may track information to administer the site and analyze its usage. Examples of information we may track include:

  • Number of links you click within the site
  • State or country from which you accessed the site
  • Date and time of your visit
  • Webpage you linked to our site from
  • Pages you viewed on the site

 

b. Use of Cookies

IFCO may use cookies to personalize or enhance your user experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. For example, if you personalize a web page, or navigate within a site, a cookie helps the site to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. Hence, this simplifies the process of delivering relevant content and eases site navigation by providing and saving your preferences and login information as well as providing personalized functionality.

Company reserves the right to share aggregated site statistics with partner companies, but does not allow other companies to place cookies on our website unless there is a temporary, overriding customer value (such as merging into brenebrown.com a site that relies on third-party cookies).

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings, then be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our website.

 

c. Personal Information of Users

Visitors to our website may be permitted to register for certain services such as a newsletter email. When you register, we will request some personal information such as name, address, email, telephone number or facsimile number, account number and other relevant information.

We will not disclose personally identifiable information we collect from you to third parties without your permission except to the extent necessary including:

To fulfill your service requests for products or services.
To protect ourselves, our customer or our vendors from liability or to defend our rights, including investigations of fraud or misconduct.
To third parties who have agreed in writing to maintain such information in confidence and use such information solely in performance of services to us.
To respond to legal process or comply with law, including subpoenas.
To entities under common ownership or control with us or to our owners, or
In connection with a merger, acquisition, or liquidation of the company.

How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in or after having not initially taken an opportunity to opt-out, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at Ifco@ifco.info

 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

• whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for a box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
• if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at ifco@ifco.info.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.