Friends of Nepal Association (“FONA”) respects and values your privacy.
FONA collects personal information when a user subscribes to our newsletters and announcements or sends us a message using the website contact form. FONA also collects personal information about donors in connection with their donation. FONA does not sell, share, rent or trade this information to a third party, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organisations.
FONA provides email updates to keep interested users to our website informed of developments and events related to our mission. In order to receive these updates you must provide FONA with your name and email address. This information will be held securely, and FONA will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise reveal this information to a third party without your consent. You will be given the option to remove your name from our email list at the bottom of each email update.
Your online donations are safe and secure. Where FONA accepts donations on its website, it uses industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to protect the confidentiality of your personal information and the security of your transaction during transmission.
Donations made through our website are in compliance with PCI data security standards. We do not store or retain your credit/debit card information after the transaction is processed.
FONA makes available PayPal and Stripe to process donations. When you make a donation via PayPal or Stripe on the FONA web site, your personal information is subject to PayPal or Stripe’s data collection practices respectively. For a full description, please read PayPal or Stripe’s privacy and security statements.
No data transmission over the Internet, however, is 100% secure. While we strive to protect your information, FONA cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. FONA’s goal is to forge a long-term partnership with you, and we value and appreciate the trust that accompanies your online donation. If you donate online, FONA will never sell, rent or trade this information to a third party.
FONA may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration. This is statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, and will not allow FONA to personally identify you as the user.
Links to Other Internet Websites
Please be aware that FONA may provide links to third party websites from our site as a service to our users and we are not responsible for the content or information collection practices of those sites. We have no ability to control the privacy and data collection practices of such sites and the privacy policies of such sites may differ from that of FONA. Therefore, we encourage you to review and understand the privacy policies of such sites before providing them with any information.
FONA does not intend, and this website – or any part of this website – is not designed to collect personal information from children under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years old, you should not provide personal information on our website or use this site without the supervision or authorization of an adult. In addition, please note that children under the age of 18 may not make donations on this website without parental consent.
Uses Made of Your Information
FONA uses information held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that the FONA site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide you with information or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you.
- To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
- To notify you about changes to our service.
FONA may use your personal data for marketing purposes, with your consent.
Disclosure of your information
FONA may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply any other of our agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of FONA, our users, subscribers, donors, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
Effective date: January 2017
Last updated on: January 2017