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Privacy Statement

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ACWW Website Terms and Conditions

Use of ACWW's websites is provided by Associated Country Women of the World subject to the following Terms and Conditions.


  1. ACWW reserves the rights to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.

  2. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes, and in a manner which does not infringe the rights, or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.

  3. This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos regarding or relating to ACWW are provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. In no event will ACWW be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the site, whether in contract or in negligence.

  4. ACWW tries to ensure that the website is up-to-date and functioning well. However ACWW does not warrant that the functions and the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials.

  5. ACWW takes no responsibility for the content of external websites.

  6. Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the site including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information.

  7. If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

  8. These terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

  9. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this site must be terminated immediately.



Privacy Statement

As part of its vision, ACWW looks forward to a world in which the rights and dignity of each person are respected. This extends to our staff and supporters as well as the communities we work with overseas. In line with the Data Protection Act 1998, ACWW is committed to ensuring that it not only meets the legal requirements but also establishes a culture of good practice regarding personal information about its supporters.


These principles apply to all our communications, however this statement focuses on our use of personal information collected electronically through the website and email. Given the changing nature of electronic communications, ACWW reserves the rights to change the details of this privacy statement by posting changes online.

What personal information does ACWW collect?

On this website, ACWW will only collect the personal information that you provide. There are various occasions where you will be asked to give personal information, for example resources and donations forms as well as sign-up lists. You may also provide personal information when you contact ACWW directly.


On the website, ACWW tracks non-personal statistical information about visits to the site through a tracking programme that shows how many visits each page receives, the route taken through the pages and other general information. ACWW uses this information to help us understand more about how our site is used and work on ways to improve it. This information is not linked to any personal details on the actual visitors.


How does ACWW store the information it collects?

When ACWW receives personal information from you via the website or email, it is legally obliged to keep this information up-to-date and secure. Within ACWW, only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our administrative staff) are granted access to personal information. When ACWW provides personal data to an external agency for a specific project such as the mailing out of our newsletter, this is done under strict agreements regarding the security and confidentiality of all personal data.


ACWW takes particular care over online giving. ACWW uses one of the world’s leading online payment companies, Worldpay, which specialises in the secure capture and processing of online transactions. The credit card form is secure and your information is encrypted and stored on a secure database.


Unfortunately, despite all these measures, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while it strives to protect your personal information, ACWW cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.


How does ACWW use the information it stores?

ACWW stores your details online for internal monitoring purposes. ACWW keeps information on its supporters to record their communication preferences and to stay in contact with them and answer their enquiries, as well as to meet its requirements for financial administration and stock control. Information may also be kept where it helps us to assess and monitor our performance, or build a relationship with a supporter and thereby better respond to their interests by providing details of campaigns, fundraising and other areas of our work.


We will not use your details to contact you via electronic mail unless you request communications from us. We will always give you the opportunity of unsubscribing from email communications that you have opted into.


If you wish to amend or review the ACWW communications you receive at any time, please call us on +44 (0)20 7799 3875 or email info@acww.org.uk.


Who is my information shared with?

ACWW does not sell or supply data to third parties. We only pass on your data to specific agencies outside ACWW who are working on our behalf, when required to do so by law, or to take advantage of schemes such as Gift Aid.  Agencies working on our behalf (for example mailing out newsletters) do so under strict agreements regarding the security and confidentiality of all personal data.  We will also let you know when we are working in partnership with other agencies on specific campaigns.


When participating in an online action on ACWW’s website, your contact details may be seen by the target of your action. For example, Corporations and Governments which receive web, e-mail or fax communications via an online action on our website, could respond to your personal e-mail or physical address if you have provided these. These bodies also have obligations under current Data Protection laws. If you believe your personal information has been incorrectly gathered or disclosed by one of our targets as a result of participating in a ACWW action online, please contact ACWW campaigns.


Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google.


Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.


Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.


Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


More about cookies

How can I change my personal contact details or stop receiving materials from ACWW?

ACWW is working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information it keeps about you. In the meantime, if you inform us of changes to your details, or if you want ACWW to stop sending you certain, or all, communications, we will amend your details as necessary.


ACWW will occasionally provide you with the opportunity to opt in to receiving certain types of communication. If you are already receiving such communication, you do not need to opt-in again as your existing preference will persist until you provide explicit instruction that you want to opt out.


How can I see what information ACWW holds about me?

Under the Data Protection Act 1988, its your right to see all the information which ACWW currently holds about you via a Subject Access Report. If you would like to see what information we hold about you please contact the Data Protection Officer at ACWW (address below).


If I am under 18, can I provide personal information to ACWW?

If you are aged 18 or under, please obtain your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to ACWW.


What if I upload material to the website?

All material uploaded to our website is subject to approval by ACWW before being used. By uploading material in the form of photographs, videos, stories or any other format onto our site you are automatically agreeing to ACWW editing and using your material on the website and in future promotional material or events. This agreement is lifelong and royalty free and non-exclusive to ACWW.


You must be 18 or over and if not you must have the express permission of your parent or guardian to upload the material. Material must not violate any copyright laws, the rights of any third party or any other laws. Photographs and videos must have been taken with the knowledge of the subjects, or where the subjects are under 18, with the permission of their parent or guardian. All subjects must have given permission for the material to be used by ACWW.


By submitting material you agree that ACWW has the right to share the material with any third party involved in the submission and receipt of the material as well as any third parties which ACWW uses to act on their behalf.


Under certain laws and regulations ACWW might be asked to disclose information to government agencies or employees. By submitting material you authorise ACWW to do this without having to give you prior notice.


ACWW will use any material in accordance with our own data protection policy and the Data Protection Act (1988).




Data Protection Officer, ACWW, A04 Parkhall, 40 Martell Road, London SE21 8EN, United Kingdom

or email info@acww.org.uk



ACWW Media & Communications Team


Cookies Policy

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.


Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Remember your settings during and between visits
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)


We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions


Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.


More about our Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:


  • Remembering your search settings


There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.


Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:


  • You Tube videos
  • E-activist who helps us with our campaigning


Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties


Social Website Cookies

So you can easily 'Like' or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site. Cookies are set by:


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+


Who provide us with lots of sharing buttons all in one neat package. The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.


Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. The analytics program also tell us if , on a completely anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us developing our services for you.


We use:


Advertising Cookies

Cookies are widely used in online advertising. Neither us, advertisers or our advertising partners can gain personally identifiable information from these cookies. We only work with advertising partners who work to accepted privacy standards such as http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/iab-good-practice-principles


You can learn more about online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com . You can opt-out of almost all advertising cookies at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices although we would prefer that you didn't as ultimately adverts help keep much of the internet free. It is also worth noting that opting out of advertising cookies will not mean you won't see adverts, just simply that they won't be tailored to you any longer.


Remarketing Cookies

You may notice that sometimes after visiting a site you see increased numbers of adverts from the site you visited. This is because advertisers, including ourselves pay or use our grants for these adverts. The technology to do this is made possible by cookies and as such we may place a remarketing cookie during your visit. We use these adverts to help you find what you're looking for. Don't worry we are unable to proactively reach out to you as the whole process is entirely anonymised. You can opt out of these cookies at anytime as explained above.


Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites


It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.



ACWW Media & Communications Team



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