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Privacy Policy | Family Empowerment Media

Effective date: June 13, 2024
 

Family Empowerment Media  (“FEM,” “We,” or “Us”) is a non-profit entity that enables informed family planning and birth spacing decisions through radio-based communication.  

The FEM team operates the Familyempowermentmedia.org website (“Website”) and related programmes. This Privacy Policy informs you of our practices regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Website and any of our websites, tools, apps, or other technologies that link to this privacy policy (our “Services”). FEM is the data controller of your personal data processed in connection with our Services.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Personal Data We Collect and Its Source 

  • How We Use Your Personal Data and the Legal Basis for doing so

  • Retention of Data

  • Transfer of Data

  • Disclosures of Data to Third Parties 

  • Security of Data

  • Your Data Protection Rights Under the GDPR

  • Marketing 

  • Links to Other Sites

  • Children’s Privacy

  • Changes to This Privacy Policy

  • Contact Us

TYPES OF PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

Information You Provide to Us 

 

While using our Services, you may provide us with: 

 

  • Your contact information, such as name and email address 

  • Information relating to any inquiry you submitted through a “Contact Us” form (“Inquiry Information”), such as the type of inquiry you made (e.g., donation inquiry), your message to us and any subsequent exchanges between you and FEM

Information We Collect Automatically

We may also collect internet or other electronic network activity information automatically from the devices and browsers you use, including but not limited to how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser version, and the pages of our Service that you visit.

Tracking & Cookies Data. We use only essential cookies on our Website which monitor and analyse the performance, operation and effectiveness of our Website and ensure it is secure and safe to use. Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from our Website and stored on your device. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies however, if you do not accept certain ‘essential’ cookies (e.g., those necessary to operate the Website), you may not be able to use some portions of our Services.

Examples of Cookies we use:

  • Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Services.

  • Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.

  • Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND OUR LEGAL BASIS FOR DOING SO

 

We use the personal data described above for the following purposes, and in accordance with the following legal bases under applicable laws:

Purposes

- To provide you with the Services, as well as information, products, and services that you request from us

- To manage our relationship with you

- To inform you about our Services

- To keep our Services and users safe and secure

- To improve our Services

- To comply with applicable laws and regulations; to protect or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims 

We Collect

- Your contact information

- Inquiry information

- Information we collect automatically (via essential cookies) 

Legal Basis

- Our legitimate interests to provide services to you and other users. 

- Your consent to receiving information about our services. 

- Our legitimate interests to inform you about our services. 

- Our legitimate interests to ensure that our services remain safe and secure. 

- Our legitimate interests to improve and update our services. 

- Necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation. 

- Our legitimate interests to defend our legal rights. 

RETENTION OF DATA


Family Empowerment Media will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. We will retain and use your personal data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

 

TRANSFER OF DATA 

Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

 

If you are located outside of the United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to the United Kingdom and process it there. Information may also be stored on U.S. servers.

Where FEM makes such transfers, Family Empowerment Media will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

 

DISCLOSURE OF DATA TO THIRD PARTIES 

FEM shares the categories of personal data detailed above with the following categories of third parties: 

 

  • Service providers, vendors, and other business partners that help us administer the Services. 

  • Law enforcement authorities if we are required to comply with legal requirements, protect other users of the Services, or protect and defend the rights or property of FEM. 

  • Third parties in the unlikely event that FEM is involved in a transaction or sale or transfer of assets.

SECURITY OF DATA

The security of your personal data is important to us. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place reasonable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the data we collect. It is important to remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, and therefore we cannot 100% guarantee the security of the personal data we collect.

 

YOUR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS

Depending on where you live, you may have certain additional rights regarding your personal data, subject to certain limitations and restrictions: 

  • The right to access, update or to delete your personal data. 

  • The right to have your information rectified if that information is inaccurate or incomplete.

  • The right to object to our processing of your personal data.

  • The right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information.

  • The right to be provided with a copy of the information we have on you in a structured, machine-readable and commonly used format.

  • The right to withdraw your consent at any time, where Family Empowerment Media relied on your consent to process your personal information.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

To exercise any of the rights listed above, please contact us at hhart@familyempowermentmedia.org. You have the right to contact a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal data. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA), or the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.

 

MARKETING

If you have provided it for this reason, we may use your personal data to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any, or all, of these communications from us by following the unsubscribe link or instructions provided in any email we send, or by contacting us on: hhart@familyempowermentmedia.org.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our Services may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. When you access this content, you are interacting directly with the third parties, whose data collection and other processing activities are governed by their privacy policies, and not by this Privacy Policy. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services, and strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every website you visit.

 

CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

We do not intend to and do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

 

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page and updating the “effective date” at the top of this page.

If you are a user of our Services, we may also notify you of substantive changes to this Privacy Policy via email and/or a prominent notice on our Services, prior to the change becoming effective.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

CONTACT US

If you would like to exercise your rights under applicable laws or have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:

  • By email: hhart@familyempowermentmedia

  • By mail: Family Empowerment Media,  Unit 10, The Linen House, 253 Kilburn Ln, London W10 4BQ

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