Privacy/Cookie policy

This policy has been developed to confirm Build Africa's commitment to your privacy.

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. This policy is your guide to how we will handle information we learn about you from your visit to our website. If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at: Build Africa, Second Floor, Vale House, Clarence Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1HE or by email at info@build-africa.org.uk.

Use of links

Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our supporters. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers. Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission. If you have a link you'd like us to consider adding to our website, please send an email to info@build-africa.org.uk with the subject "Link request".

Use of text and Images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please send your request to info@build-africa.org.uk. Where text or images are posted on our site with the permission of the original copyright holder, a copyright statement appears at the bottom of the page.

Accessibility

This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with DDA guidelines concerning accessibility. Please do send us any comments you might have; they are warmly welcomed. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at info@build-africa.org.uk.

Reading or downloading

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the date and time you access our site, and the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our site. We use the information we collect to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site, and to help us make our site more useful to visitors.

Donations

If you make a donation through the website and share your personally identifying information, this information will be used only to provide you with more targeted content. We may use your contact information to send further information about our organisation or to contact you when necessary. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

Sending us an email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment, or by filling out a web form that provides us this information. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our programs that may be of interest. You may always opt-out of receiving future mailings; see the "Opt Out" section below.

Information sharing

We want to be very clear: we will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary. We will only use your information within Build Africa for the purposes for which it was obtained. Sometimes we contract third parties to process your information on our behalf. We require these third parties to comply strictly with our instructions and data protection laws. We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

Users aged under 18

If you are aged under 18, please ensure you obtain your parent/guardian's consent before sending any personal information to Build Africa. Please note that Build Africa will not accept online donations or orders for goods from persons aged under 18 years. We do have activities that under 18s can sign up for, prior to taking part in these, please ensure you speak to your parent or guardian.

Parents and guardians

We encourage you to be aware of the activities in which your children are participating in both offline and online, particularly with regard to third party websites. If your children voluntarily disclose information, this may encourage unsolicited messages. We suggest that you discourage your child from providing any information without your consent.

If your child is a member of Build Africa’s Rafiki club we will store your child’s details securely and will only use them to send out a welcome pack and regular newsletters. Build Africa will never write to anyone we know to be under 18 years old and ask for monetary donations. If your child becomes a long term supporter and at 18 years old is still interested in receiving information from us, we will send them our regular supporter communications and this may include requests for donations.

Opt-out or change your contact information

You have a choice about whether you want to receive information about our progress and fundraising activities. We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us at Build Africa, Second Floor, Vale House, Clarence Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1HE by phone on 01892 519619, or email supportercare@build-africa.org.uk. If your personal details have changed, then please help us to keep your information up to date by emailing supportercare@build-africa.org.uk.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at info@build-africa.org.uk.

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this information then please send your request, including your full name and address to: Supporter Care, Build Africa, Second Floor, Vale House, Clarence Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1HE.