Collection of information
AKFC may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout the site. Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information. Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to AKFC.
Personal information is collected from donors who donate through our “Donate Now” page. We use this information to process your donation and to write to you an acknowledging receipt of your donation for tax purposes. It is important to us that the financial information you give when making an online donation remains secure. The financial information is used only for that particular transaction and is not stored.
To access more information regarding targeted online advertising and to better understand your rights as a consumer, please see the Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada website here. If you wish to opt-out of online interest-based advertising, you can do so here.
Donor information may be shared on a “need to know” basis with volunteers, and agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network involved with donor outreach and follow-up. These individuals and agencies shall maintain such personal information in confidence and use it only to deal with the purpose for which it has been provided. AKFC may use your personal information to contact you about an upcoming AKFC event, news item, or for online surveys. You may opt out of email communications at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link that is included at the bottom of every email communication from AKFC.
Like many other websites, the AKFC websites make use of log files. These files log visitors to the site – usually a standard procedure for hosting companies and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
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Links to third-party sites
The AKFC websites provides links to several other third-party websites. While we choose our links carefully, AKFC is not responsible for the content of linked websites, or for the privacy policies of websites we link to. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites prior to any use.
We believe it is important to provide added protection for children online. AKFC websites do not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13.