Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting bonobos.org. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. Amendments to this policy will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

For each visitor to this website our web servers may automatically recognize and collect non-personally identifiable information, such as referring URL, country, location, your computer’s IP address or operating system, the type of browser in use, and pages viewed. This data tells us which pages our users visit and allows us to improve visitor experience in the future. At no time is your IP address linked with anything that personally identifies the owner of the IP address.

We collect personally identifiable information about you only when you voluntarily submit such information to us, for example, by signing up for our newsletter or by donating. Depending on the service you choose, the personal identifiable information collected may include your name, e-mail address, address, phone number, payment details, organizational affiliation, and similar information (“Personal Information”).

When you donate online by credit card, you must submit your name, your credit card number and billing information for credit card verification purposes. This information allows us to process and fulfill your donation, to notify you of your donation status, or to associate your donation with a particular fundraising campaign. If you would like to donate anonymously, please indicate this when completing the donation form. The payment information you provide on our website when making a donation is transmitted and stored securely by our payment processors: Classy and Paypal. These payment partners adhere to industry standard privacy protocols. You should review their respective privacy policies and contact them directly with any questions about payment security.

USE OF INFORMATION

Any Personal Information we collect is used only for internal review, to improve our web content, to optimize your web experience and, in some cases, to customize the content and/or layout of select pages.

In general, we will only use Personal Information you provide to us for the purpose for which it was provided, for example:

  • To periodically alert you via email to Friends of Bonobos | Lola ya Bonobo-US news and events

  • To respond to inquiries

  • To process donations

If you choose to sign up for our mailing list, you will receive emails that may include news, updates, and solicitations for donations. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Our website hosted on the Wix.com platform. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. Wix.com stores your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Wix.com is a global company 100% committed to data protection. See all the security certifications received by Wix.com or refer to details on Wix.com privacy policies.

We do not share your Personal Information with any third parties without your consent, except under the following circumstances: (i) as set forth above, (ii) in response to a subpoena or when we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or other legal obligation; (iii) in response to a law enforcement agency’s request; (iv) to protect the security or confidentiality of our records; (v) in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with our rights, or (vi) in the event Friends of Bonobos | Lola ya Bonobo-US goes through a reorganization (e.g., a merger into another organization), in which case you will be notified via a prominent notice on the website of any such transfer of your Personal Information.

USE OF COOKIES

Your web browser places cookies on your computer’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about you. You may choose to set your web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do so, note that some parts of our website may not function properly. We may use cookies showing your past activity on this website in an effort to provide better and faster service upon your return visits to this website. We may also customize certain web content based on your browser type, bandwidth, or other settings to optimize your site experience.

USE OF IP ADDRESSES

We may use your IP Address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our website.

SECURITY

This site incorporates reasonable and appropriate safeguards using industry standard technology to heighten the security, accuracy, and privacy of any Personal Information we have collected, and we have put in place reasonable precautions to protect information from loss and misuse. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as required.

LINKED WEBSITES

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

UPDATE PERSONAL INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS PREFERENCES

If you wish to update your personal information or change your communications preferences please contact us at info@bonobos.org or info@friendsofbonobos.org.  If you no longer wish to receive email communications from us, please choose the unsubscribe option found at the bottom of every email message we send.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of children on the web and will never collect or maintain information at our websites from those we actually know are under 13 years old. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under age 13. If we discover that a person under the age of 13 has provided us with any Personal Information, we will delete that information from our systems. We do not reply to information requests from children under the age of 13, if so identified. A parent or guardian must initiate any requests for information from children under the age of 13 on their behalf. We encourage parents to supervise children when they browse the internet.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify or supplement this policy at any time. If a material change to this policy is made, we will post a notice on our home page, and any changes to the policy will be posted on this page.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this website, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

QUESTIONS

If you have any questions about our privacy statement or the practices of this site, please contact us at info@bonobos.org.

 

This statement last updated September 2020.

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Privacy Notice for Users in the European Economic Area

The Friends of Bonobos | Lola ya Bonobo-US (FOB | LYB-US) website and associated services are designed for and targeted to audiences in the United States and are governed by and operated in accordance with U.S. law. By using our services and providing us with information, you understand and agree that your information may be transferred to and stored on servers located outside your resident jurisdiction and, to the extent you are a resident of a country other than the United States, that you consent to the transfer of such data to the United States for processing by us in accordance with this privacy policy.

Personal data

‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Categories of Data Obtained Directly from You

FOB | LYB-US obtains personal data from you including your name, email address, postal address, telephone number, and payment card information. We collect this information when you:

  • Register for an email newsletter.

  • Contact us for information or ask a question via email.

  • Make a donation to Friends of Bonobos | Lola ya Bonobo-US

  • Post, upload, or otherwise submit a comment, story tip, commentary, photo, or other content

 

Information Obtained Automatically Through Technology

The information collected automatically through technology, such as access logs, cookies, pixels and other tracking technologies, may include:

  • Internet Protocol Address (IP address)

  • The domain name of your Internet Service Provider

  • The website, application, platform or service you visited before and after visiting our services.

  • Information about your computer or mobile device, and their browser, operating system, settings, and software.

  • Unique device identifiers on your mobile device, including as applicable the Apple, Facebook, or Google advertising identifiers.

  • Your approximate geographic location (derived from requested header information, such as your IP address) and/or more precise location information if you have given FOB | LYB-US consent to receive this information for an application on your mobile device.

  • The dates, times, duration and frequency of your interactions with our Services, search terms, the media files you download, interact with or share, and your navigation path through our Services.

  • Information about your interactions with our email messages.

  • Any errors you encountered during your use of the Services.

 

Information Not Obtained Directly from You

The website may use third-party analytics, cookie data collection and linking services (collectively “Analytics Services”), such as Google Universal Analytics. These Analytics Services may use cookies, pixel tags, and other tracking and storage technologies to collect or receive information from the Services and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to analyze and measure our audience. We may use analytics data, including but not limited to, geographic, demographic, and interest reporting information to recognize and understand user preferences, make improvements, and for other operational purposes.

Purposes for Processing of Personal Data

FOB | LYB-US processes your data in order to:

  • Manage, administer, promote, analyze and improve the Services and our communications, including measuring and analyzing user traffic and usage patterns.

  • Respond to your questions or messages and fulfill your requests.

  • Recognize you as a returning user as you access our website using different computers, devices and browsers and to save and “remember” your registration information, settings and preferences for later visits.

  • Send you email newsletters and marketing, fundraising, and other communications.

  • To understand whether and when you read our email messages and click on links in those messages.

  • Generate aggregate or other information that does not directly identify you as an individual or the devices you use to access our Services, and use that information to improve our website.

  • To prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities, comply with applicable laws, and enforce our Terms of Use and other legal rights.

  • We also may use the information collected from you in other ways, and for other purposes, that are described to you at the point of collection or for which we otherwise have obtained your consent.

 

Sharing Your Personal Data

FOB | LYB-US may share your personal data with the following categories of recipients:

  • Third-party applications authorized by FOB | LYB-US to provide certain Services to you on the third-party applications, e.g. Classy fundraising platform and Constant Contact e-mail platform. The payment information you provide on our website when making a donation is transmitted and stored securely by our payment processors:  Classy and Paypal. These payment partners adhere to industry standard privacy protocols. You should review their respective privacy policies and contact them directly with any questions about payment security.

  • Analytics partners such as Google Analytics.

  • With public authorities when required by law, to respond to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, and other law enforcement measures, and to comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

  • With persons we contact on your behalf when you choose to email, text, or otherwise share a story or other content through the Services.

  • With social networking services, if you choose to share stories or other content with your friends and followers on the social networking service.

  • With other parties if the information is anonymous and aggregate.

  • With other parties if we have disclosed such sharing to you at the time of collection of the information or if we otherwise have your consent.

 

Lawful Basis for the Processing of Personal Data

FOB | LYB-US relies on legitimate interest to process data for the following purposes:

  • Data analytics

  • Managing user accounts

  • Operating, modifying and improving the Services

  • Identifying usage trends

  • Customizing content and user experience

  • Web hosting

  • Direct marketing

  • Fraud prevention

  • Network and information systems security

  • Determining the effectiveness of promotional campaigns

  • Serving promotional and sponsorship messages based on user behavior and preferences.

  • Responding to user questions and requests for information

  • Complying with laws and regulations

 

Consent: We process personal data based on your consent to receive messages from FOB | LYB-US, to collect precise location information and to send promotional emails. You can unsubscribe from emails using the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails.

 

Retention

Your personal data is retained no longer than is reasonably necessary to perform the processing described in this Notice and in case of any legal claims or complaints, or as required by law.

Transfer of Data Abroad

Because FOB | LYB-US operates its website from the United States, your personal data may be transferred to the United States and/or to countries or territories outside the EEA.

Age Limits

You must be at least 18 years of age to submit any User Materials or Personal Data on or through the FOB | LYB-US website or affiliated services.

Further Processing

If FOB | LYB-US plans to use personal data for a new purpose, it will update this notice and communicate the changes to individuals before starting any new processing.

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