Privacy Policy

OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Better Me e.V. is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the domain bettermekenya.org. The Better Me e.V. Website (the “Website”) may be linked to the websites of such other parties, but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.

By using the Website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.Better Me e.V. may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and, if such changes are made, we will notify you of those changes by contacting you if appropriate or publishing the updated Privacy Notice on our website. Your continued use of the Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT AND STORE?

The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Website. You can access most of the pages on the Website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the Website. This information may be used to create aggregate statistics about how the Website is used (see our Cookies Notice below for more information about this).

We do not collect personal information (such as your name, e-mail address or country of residence) on the Website unless you choose to provide it. For example, where you express an interest in subscribing to our email updates or make a donation.

By subscribing to our email updates, you have provided us with your consent to process your personal data and send you marketing information.

When donating, we collect the following data: donor name, acknowledgement name, amount donated, address, telephone number, and email address.

HOW DO WE USE INFORMATION COLLECTED?

Where you have provided your consent for your personal information to be processed by Better Me e.V. and its service providers, it will be done in a secure environment and only used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted. At Better Me e.V. we process personal data in order to send you email updates about the work we are doing, marketing information or as necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations.

Donor information is used for internal purposes only. Better Me e.V. does not sell or lease donor information. Donor information will only be used by Better Me e.V.’s staff to:

  • Distribute receipts for donations;
  • Thank donors for their contribution;
  • Inform donors about current and upcoming activities, including additional opportunities to support;
  • Track and analyze donor data; and
  • Comply with any reporting requirements related to specific grants or contributions.

DONOR BILL OF RIGHTS

  • To be informed of Better Me e.V.’s mission, of the way it intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for its intended purposes.
  • To be informed of the identity of those serving on Better Me e.V. Board of Directors and to expect the Board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
  • To have access to Better Me e.V. most recent financial statements.
  • To be assured their gifts will be used by Better Me e.V. for the purposes for which they were given.
  • To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition of all contributions to Better Me e.V..
  • To be assured that information about their donations is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
  • To be assured that their contact information will not be used if so chosen by the donor.
  • To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
  • To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

If you have additional questions about Better Me e.V. or its Donor Privacy Policy, please send an email to: media@bettermekenya.org.

SHARING OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The information you provide will not be sold. Where necessary, we will share your information with our service providers. Otherwise, we shall only share your personal information if we are required to disclose it by law.

If you choose to email us directly using the ‘Contact us’ facility, we have a legitimate interest to process your personal information for the purposes of reply or to forward to the appropriate Better Me e.V. department. E-mail addresses are not otherwise retained. E-mail addresses are not passed to any third party.

OPTING OUT OF RECEIVING MESSAGES FROM BETTER ME e.V.

We will hold your personal information for as long as you continue to subscribe to our mailing list. Any e-mail we send you will enable you to opt out of receiving further e-mails from us. If you choose to unsubscribe from receiving further emails, we will immediately stop sending you any communications and we will remove your personal information from our system within six months. You can also request that we remove you from our mailing lists by contacting media@bettermekenya.org.

OUR RIGHTS UNDER THE DATA PROTECTION ACT AND THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

The collection and use of personal information on this site is in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

You have rights of access to personal information that we hold about you, to correct or delete that information or, in some circumstances, to object to our processing of your information, under data privacy law. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact media@bettermekenya.org

OUR COOKIE NOTICE

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your web browser so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Better Me e.V. uses cookies and analysis software for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. For example, measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website.

This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you.

By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software, go to www.allaboutcookies.org, or read further instructions below.

 

OUR USE OF COOKIES

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The Website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Better Me e.V.

Better Me e.V. will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither Better Me e.V. nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. See Google’s Analytics overview for further information.

GOOGLE ADS

Better Me e.V. uses first party Google Analytics cookies to collect anonymous information about visitors’ behaviour on the website. This information is used to create remarketing audiences based on specific behaviour, demographic, and interest data. These lists are shared with Google Ads.

These audiences can then be targeted by online advertising through Google Ads when visitors are browsing Google or its partner websites.

Better Me e.V. will not (and will not allow any third party) to use Google Analytics or Google Ads to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our website.

Find out how to opt out of personalised online advertising.

FACEBOOK

This Website uses a Facebook cookie which creates a link between your visit to this Website and Facebook. This helps us to show users relevant content on Facebook and to learn how users are interacting with our content on Facebook. Facebook will collect data to enable this. Information on how Facebook handles its users’ data can be found here. See below for information on how to disable this cookie.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube or Twitter. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Twitter, these sites may set a cookie.

This Website also has ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

Better Me e.V. does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

DISABLING AND ENABLING COOKIES

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this Website.

To disable cookies if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer: Click on ‘Tools’ in the top menu, then on Internet Options, then on the tab marked ‘Privacy’; Move the slider to the position corresponding to the level of cookie acceptance/denial acceptable to you.

To remove existing cookies if you are using Microsoft Windows Explorer: Click on ‘Tools’ in the top menu, then on Internet Options; In the section marked ‘Browsing History’, click on ‘Delete…’; In the section marked ‘Cookies’ click on ‘Delete cookies’; Click on ‘Yes’ or hit the ‘Enter’ key.

To disable cookies in other browsers see the links below:

Other browsers have similar cookie management abilities in their settings, please refer to your browser’s ‘Help’ facility.

Find more detailed information on disabling cookies here: www.aboutcookies.org.