Privacy policy

Shifo respects your privacy and we want you to make an informed decision when using our website. Below we explain how it works. As a user of the Shifo website you are presumed to have accepted the practices laid out on this page and you agree to review this privacy notice to ensure that you are aware of any changes.
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 creating a profile account on the Shifo website we collect basic information about you through the registration process - your name, email address. You may also provide additional information such as photo and date of birth in the profile settings. We collect any additional information you choose to provide when updating your profile. If you choose to login or register through Facebook, you automatically grant Shifo permission to access your basic information and to use other information about you from Facebook in accordance with the Facebook terms of use, Shifo Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.
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
All payments through website are processed directly through PayPal and no credit card information is seen or stored by Shifo. PayPal does provide us with some details of every transaction including your name, amount and date of donation, address, e-mail address, payer ID, payer status, phone number. For financial and tax purposes, these are linked to the user's identity in the back-end of our system, but are not made available publicly. To read the PayPal privacy policy click here.
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.
Data Security
Personal information collected and stored on the Shifo website and Shifo servers is protected by appropriate physical, electronic and managerial security systems.
Cookies
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.
Email
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.
Links to other websites
If you follow any links which remove you from the Website this Privacy Policy no longer applies. The privacy policies and practices of other websites and other parties are governed by their respective terms of use and privacy policies.
Change Notifications
Shifo reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time. When any changes are made, Shifo will reflect the date on which any such changes are made and posted by updating the "last updated" date at the top of the page. If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your profile). Please be sure to check this page periodically for changes and familiarise yourself with the changes as the information becomes available.
Legal Notification
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.