Privacy policy

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact us. Access to Understanding operates a website at www.access2understanding.org. It is Access to Understanding’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our Web site.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, Access to Understanding collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that Web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Access to Understanding’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Access to Understanding’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Access to Understanding may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Gathering of personally identifying information

The amount and type of information that Access to Understanding gathers depends on the nature of the user’s interaction with the website. For example, Access to Understanding provides a feedback form, which allows us to collect personal information and send emails to people who want to receive a response. In each case, Access to Understanding collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Access to Understanding. Access to Understanding does not disclose personally identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can choose not to provide personal information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities such as receiving an email response from us.

Protection of certain personally identifying information

Access to Understanding discloses personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Access to Understanding’s behalf or to provide services available at Access to Understanding’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Access to Understanding’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Access to Understanding will not rent or sell personally identifying information to anyone. Access to Understanding will disclose personally identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Access to Understanding believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Access to Understanding, third parties or the public at large. Access to Understanding takes all measures it can to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of personally identifying information provided by users. However, we cannot guarantee we will be able to guard against all malicious attempts to access the personal information that we hold, and you consent to sharing this risk if you submit such information to us in your use of this website.

Contact preferences

If you have registered with the Access to Understanding website, based on the preferences you expressed at email sign-up, we may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or keep you up to date with the latest activities.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Access to Understanding uses cookies to help Access to Understanding identify and track visitors, their usage of Access to Understanding website, and their website access preferences. Access to Understanding visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Access to Understanding’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Access to Understanding’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies. You can modify your browser settings to notify you each time a cookie is sent to it and you can decide whether or not to accept. Alternatively, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies. Cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time using your browser settings. The independent website at www.aboutcookies.org contains comprehensive information on how to modify your browser settings.

Business transfers

If Access to Understanding, or all of its assets, were acquired by a third party organisation, registered user information and anonymous website usage information, would be one of the transferable business assets. By using this website, you acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and you consent to Access to Understanding’s transferring your user information to any acquirer of Access to Understanding and their continuing use of this information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Access to Understanding may change its Privacy policy from time to time, and at Access to Understanding’s sole discretion. Access to Understanding encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of such change. First published November 2014.