Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website and reviewing our online privacy policy. This online privacy policy (“Policy”) describes Water For People/Water For People-Canada’s privacy practices for visitors to our website located at www.waterforpeople.org (“Site”), including what types of information we gather and track, how we use the information, and with whom we share the information. This Policy covers only privacy practices with respect to information and data we collect online and does not apply to any of our practices conducted offline. The Site is managed by Water For People located in Denver, Colorado, United States of America.

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Your use of the Site constitutes your acceptance of this Policy and your consent to the practices it describes. Please note that your use of the Site and services is subject to our Terms of Use.

Your Privacy

We are committed to respecting your privacy and recognizing your need for appropriate protection and management of your personal information, such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, and interests, that you share with us. The purpose of this Policy is to let you know what personal information we may collect from you when you visit our Site, how we use such information, and the choices you have regarding the use of, and your ability to review and correct, your personal information.

How We Collect Your Information

You can visit many of our Web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. When you visit our Site, we log general data, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, the name of the Web page from which you entered our Site, which pages you visit on our Site, the actions you take during your visit to a particular page (for example, any links or banners on which you click), and how much time you spend on each page. Your IP address is not linked to your personal information, and you will remain anonymous unless you voluntarily tell us who you are.

If you choose to register with us or use certain features and functions of our Site, we ask you to provide certain personal information. Whether or not you elect to provide personal information is completely your own choice. However, if you choose not to provide the information requested, you may be unable to access certain services and content on our Site.

How We Use Your Information

The non-personally identifiable information we collect is used to monitor use of and improve our Site as well as for internal analysis. In particular, IP addresses are used to diagnose problems with the server on which this information is stored, analyze trends and statistics, administer our Site, track visitors’ movement, gather information to improve visitors’ online experience, and to facilitate their visit within the Site.

We generally use your personal information for our own business and administrative purposes, such as responding to your questions or comments, identifying areas of user interest, and coordinating volunteer opportunities.

Use of and Disclosure to Third Parties

We use third parties to provide certain services for our Site, including administrative support, such as credit card transactions, volunteer registration and tracking traffic on our Site. In connection with providing these services, we may share your information with these third parties, and when appropriate, law enforcement authorities. In addition, these third parties may collect certain personal information such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, interests and, if you elect to use certain services, like making an online donation or purchasing Water For People merchandise, your credit or debit card information. Third parties retained by us to collect this information have implemented measures to collect this information and to ensure that your information is kept in a secure manner. Although we endeavor to select only reputable companies that share our commitment to user privacy, we are in no way responsible for the actions or policies of these third parties.

Water For People only shares your personal information with organizations that work on Water For People’s behalf. For instance, we may disclose your name and address to Water For People committees of the American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation, which operate to promote our mission and conduct fundraising efforts on our behalf. These committees will have access to such information solely for activities approved in advance by us. In certain instances we may also disclose your personal information when we have reason to believe that it is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against persons or entities who may be causing injury to you, us, or others. Water For People will not rent or sell your personal information.

Other Websites

Our Site contains links to third-party websites that are provided for your convenience. We do not endorse nor are we responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policies and terms of use that govern those websites when you visit them.

Use of Cookies

We may use “cookies” to track the online movements of our visitors. "Cookies" are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor's ongoing access to and use of the site, and allow a site to track usage behavior and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvements and the delivery of customized content. Many consider the use of cookies to be industry standard. If you do not want information collected through the use of cookies, there is a simple procedure in most browsers that will allow you to deny or accept the cookie feature. If you do so, however, some areas of some pages within our Site may not function properly. We use "cookie" technology only to obtain non-personal information from our online visitors in order to improve visitors’ online experience and facilitate their visit within our Site.

Privacy of Children

Our Site is directed towards adults and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 through our Site.

Tell-A-Friend

We may implement a referral service. If we do so and you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, you will be asked to supply the friend’s name and email address. Water For People will send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit our Site. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email.

Security

You are responsible for maintaining the security of your password. Do not share your password with any third parties. If your password has been compromised for any reason, you should notify us immediately.

To prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, we have put in place commercially reasonable physical, electronic, and managerial measures to safeguard and secure the information we collect through our Site. However, no data or information transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information and cannot be responsible for loss, corruption or unauthorized acquisition of information or data submitted to our Site, or for any resulting damages.

Donor Privacy Policy

At Water For People, we respect and protect the privacy of our donors. 

We encourage our donors to read the Donor Privacy Policy to understand how we treat donor information. The Donor Privacy Policy is in addition to the Online Privacy Policy on this page.

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will occasionally update this Policy. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the bottom of this Policy. For material changes to this Policy, we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the Site. We will not materially alter the use of your personal information without contacting you directly and seeking your affirmative consent.

© Water For People 2016. All Rights Reserved. Water For People Online Privacy Policy 12/6/16

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The last version of Internet Explorer was version 11. Now Microsoft is pushing 'Edge'. Older versions of IE aren't even supported by Microsoft anymore. This article is a bit dated, but is a quick read and helps to explain why you really should upgrade: Please Upgrade Your Browser. Essentially, dated browsers are a huge risk for the user.

Alternatively, if you don't feel like upgrading your browser, you can also use our full site on your phone.


Why Don't We Fix Our Site for X Browser?

Essentially, Water For People is a non-profit and we would rather spend money on our causes instead of the very significant amount of money that it would cost us to design and maintain a website that works for legacy, unsupported browsers.