Last updated: May 2014
What Information Do We Collect?
Shifo has adopted an opt-in approach requiring only minimum amount of information for making donations and utilising the specific functions of the Shifo website.
When you request our newsletter and donation status reports only your username and email address are required. The decision to provide identifying information is at every user's discretion. The only information we connect with the user profile is that which you have chosen to provide.
Shifo uses Google Analytics to collect visitor information such as pages viewed, date/time of visit and which browser has been utilised. This information is primarily used for internal website management and to optimise the user experience. Similarly, IP numbers may be recorded and temporarily used to identify domain or geographic region. However, this data is at no point linked with a particular user profile.
Payment & Billing Information
Information Displayed on the Shifo Website
As you use additional features on the website, we may collect any additional information you choose to provide in order to facilitate the operation of these features on the website.
1. Fundraising campaign: you may create a fundraising campaign on the Shifo website. The information you choose to provide in your campaign page (such as name, photo, description text, total funds raised etc) is public and displayed on the Shifo website.
2. Fundraising campaign supporters: The supporters of the campaign can choose to be anonymous, otherwise information supporters choose to provide is display on the website. Only the campaign owner can see the amount donated by the supporters.
3. Donors: If you choose not to register on the Shifo website and want to make a donation you can do so and no personal information about you is displayed in the website.
Non-disclosure and Utilisation
Shifo collects as little information as possible, but some personal information is still required to access certain services and sections of the site. If a user is unwilling to disclose this information, he/she will be unable to utilise said elements, though he/she may explore the rest of the site anonymously.
Use and Sharing of Personal Information
Shifo uses personal information only a) for the specific reasons described at the particular point where the information is requested, b) in connection with services that a user opts into and c) as anonymous aggregates for information purposes.
Donation information provided by Paypal is used at Shifo to connect you and your donation information with the Shifo Projects in order to track your contribution until it has been used.
Shifo does not share user details with outside sources, beyond those that the user chooses to engage with, for example PayPal and Facebook. Shifo does not sell, rent, or give away any personal information to an outside party.
Donations made by Swedish citizens, which are submitted for tax deductions may be audited by the Swedish Tax Office, in which case certain details of those transactions may need to be confirmed.
Personal information collected and stored on the Shifo website and Shifo servers is protected by appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security systems.
Cookies are small text files which are created by your web browser. Using these, Shifo collects information about the web pages you visit in shifo.org
. They also support user sessions and for storing some user-specific internal variables. This information is used for analytical purposes to improve website performance. No personally identifiable information is collected from these cookies.
The Shifo website provides the opportunity at various points to contact us directly by email. Information provided in emails to Shifo will be used to respond to questions or requests, and may be utilised to improve internal processes. These emails and their content may also be stored.
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Shifo may disclose personal information when required by the force of law, or when we believe such action is necessary to comply with relevant legal edicts.