This privacy and security statement explains how personal, payment or other information communicated by you on or through the website is collected, protected and managed by K-CV. Respecting and protecting your privacy is also of utmost importance to us.
Throughout this statement on our policies and terms, you will see the terms “K-CV”, “we”, “our” and “us” – these terms refer to K-CV organisation in Wiesbaden, Germany, and the operator of this website. K-CV is a , non-profit making, charitable, non-political and non-confessional organisation, which works on behalf of orphaned and destitute children and family in Kenya villages. The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” in this statement refer to visitors and users of our website.
We do not ask you for any personal information if you are just visiting our website. However, for you to take advantage of some of our services, we will ask for some personal information. Also in order to help us continually to learn and improve our content and services, data is collected in an anonymous and aggregated manner, for example the number of visitors to certain pages or the use of such features as e-cards and tell-a-friend.
Some personal data such as name, address and preferences are collected when you register on our website and when you sign up for a sponsorship. The data you provide enables us to give you information in a personalised manner. For example if you sign-up for our electronic sponsorship programme, which is a form of regular support of all K-CV activities in a specific village, you will receive news and stories. Registration and sign-up are completely voluntary. Completing the optional fields is your choice.
Data such as credit card numbers or other billing information are collected in order to process a donation. It is your decision whether you would like to store these payment details with us for a longer period than it takes to process the contribution. If you do, you will not have to re-enter all your details the next time you decide to make a donation or sponsorship payment.
A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from our web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. K-CV uses cookie information in order to provide better and more personalized content and services to the visitors of this website. For example, we may use the information for tracking which areas of our website you have visited, and how frequently. We may match information obtained from cookies with other data you provided in order to develop statistics.
Please check your computer or software manual for specifics on how cookies work on your computer. It is possible to block cookies from being loaded onto your computer. Please note, however, that blocking cookies can affect the performance of websites.
Any change of our policy concerning cookies will be communicated on our homepage and through a new version of this privacy statement.
Personal data collected is not distributed, shared, rented or sold to companies or organisations that are not a part of the K-CV organisational structure. In the case that administrative services such as credit card processing are required from third parties, such services are acquired under the understanding that all personal information is treated confidentially and only for the purpose of K-CV.
If compelled by law or some other regulatory authority, K-CV may share personal information. This is also valid if we have good reason to believe that there has been an inappropriate interference with or use of our website. In such cases we maintain the right to disclose personal information as we deem appropriate, or as asked for by a legal or regulatory authority.
Aggregated, statistical and other non-personal information such as the number of visitors to our website and their use of certain features or services may be shared with third parties working with us, for example for the promotion of our website.
K-CV uses well-recognised and proven technology for payments. Payment information is transferred by the use of an SSL connection which offers the highest degree of security that your browser is able to support.
Data on all on-line transactions are saved on a secure server hosted by an international, experienced and reputable company. Several layers of built-in security, including an advanced firewall system, encryption of credit card numbers, and use of passwords, protect the collected information.