Privacy Policy

The Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe (“CEE Trust,” “we” or “us”) last amended this Privacy Statement on 19th March, 2009.

The protection of your personal information is important to us. This privacy statement ("Statement") describes how CEE Trust collects and uses information from visitors to our web site, www.ceetrust.org (“Our Site”).

By using Our Site, you consent to our collection and use of information about you in accordance with this Statement. We may update this Statement from time to time by posting a modified statement on this page; if we determine that it is appropriate, we may post a notice of the change on our home page. By continuing to use Our Site after we have posted an amended Statement indicates that you agree to the modified Statement. This Statement is part of the Terms that govern your use of Our Site, so please be sure to read the entire Terms and Conditions.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

CEE Trust collects personally identifiable information (“Your Data”) that you voluntarily submit through Our Site (e.g., online forms) which, among other information, may include:

How We Use Your Data

Your Data is used for the purposes for which you give it to us which may include the following:

If you do not want CEE Trust to send any communications to you, or if you want to limit the kinds of communications sent to you, you can indicate your preferences by selecting the “unsubscribe” option in our emails or by contacting us by email at trust@ceetrust.org.

Location of Servers and Transfer of Information to Bulgaria

Our servers are located in Bulgaria. If you are located outside of Bulgaria, please be aware that Your Data will be transferred to and stored on a server located in Bulgaria. By submitting Your Data to us, you consent to this transfer and the collection, storage, processing and use of Your Data in Bulgaria.

EU Data Privacy Directive

CEE Trust is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal data.

Cookies

Certain parts of Our Site use cookies, which are small files placed on your computer, to better enable visitors to use Our Site. Generally, cookies enable our server to remember visitors, to help ensure accurate measuring of web traffic, and to allow participation in activities such as responding to surveys and posting comments. Cookies can be deleted or rejected by changing the settings on your web browser. Please be aware that your deletion or rejection of cookies may affect your ability to use certain parts of Our Site effectively.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Sharing Information With Service Providers

CEE Trust uses third-party service providers (“Service Providers”) to provide certain services, such as hosting, software maintenance, database maintenance, and address verification, which are necessary for CEE Trust operations, including the operation of Our Site and fulfilling your requests. These Service Providers may be supplied with or have access to Your Data, but only for the purpose of providing these services to CEE Trust or on our behalf. All Service Providers are obligated to keep Your Data confidential.

CEE Trust Service Providers also collect certain anonymous information for statistical analyses of web site traffic. The anonymous information collected includes:

This information is used to determine:

Our server logs and our Service Provider’s server logs do not collect personally identifiable information about individual visitors, such as names, addresses, email address, occupation, etc. CEE Trust does not link anonymous information it collects through Our Site to individual visitors’ personally identifiable information.

Disclosure for Legal Purposes

We may disclose and use Your Data in special circumstances where we determine it is necessary, including to protect our proprietary rights, in connection with a sale or transfer of some or all of our assets in Our Site, or when we, in good faith determine the law requires us to do so or it is necessary to protect CEE Trust, visitors to our Site, or third parties.

Email Addresses

Except as otherwise set forth in this Statement, CEE Trust will not share your email address with any third party other than our Service Providers; we use email addresses for internal purposes and to promote efficient communications between CEE Trust and its visitors.

Protection of Children Under Age 13

CEE Trust does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under 13 years of age, unless it is necessary to respond to a one-time request. Once the request has been answered, CEE Trust will delete the requesting child's personally identifiable information. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child under age 13 may have provided his or her personal information to us through Our Site, please contact us at trust@ceetrust.org.

Links to Third Parties

Our Site contains links to third-party web sites and content providers that contain information or services we believe may be of interest to you. If you follow any link to a third-party site, you leave Our Site. This Privacy Statement applies to Our Site only. We recommend that you review the privacy statement (or “policy”) and terms of use at each of these Web sites to determine how the operators of those sites protect your privacy.

Security

CEE Trust takes reasonable precautions to keep your information secure (e.g., protecting servers with firewalls, encrypting data in the database, and so forth). Of course, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, you provide us with your information at your own risk.

Comments and Questions

If you have any questions about any parts of this Statement or have any comments or suggestions, please contact us at trust@ceetrust.org.

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