By using or accessing Volunteer for the Visayans, Inc.’s website you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this privacy policy. If you do not agree to all of the terms of this privacy policy, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue use of the website.

Data & Information Privacy Policies

Our Commitment

Volunteer for the Visayans, Inc. (“VFV”) collects certain data and information about our users (“You”) in order to develop and improve various features and functions of our website (“Site”). Personal information includes, but is not limited to, your first and last name, citizenship, travel interests, and your email address (“Personal Information”). User data includes, but is not limited to, your browser type, device, IP address, and session statistics (“User Data”).

VFV is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of any Personal Information You share with us. VFV established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) so that You can understand the care with which we will treat your Personal Information, including how we collect, share, store, and utilize data.

How We Collect User Data

Use of Cookies

If you are browsing our Site, you are anonymous to us, but we will still collect User Data, like browser type, device, and IP address, during your session through the use of web analytics tracking services. This User Data is collected for all VFV visitors, is non-personally identifiable, and is used to manage, monitor, and track usage to improve our website’s services. Once this data is collected, it is stored in our web analytics account and WordPress Dashboard indefinitely.

If you reside in the European Union, a Cookies Acceptance Banner will appear when you visit our Site. By closing this banner, scrolling this page, clicking a link, or continuing to browse otherwise, you agree and consent to our use of cookies, unless you manually disable Cookies in your browser.

If you voluntarily provide Personal Information to us through any forms, tools, or services on our Site, you will no longer be anonymous to us. Your Personal Information will be collected and stored in our database as specified below. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us via any form, tool, or service on our Site or withdraw your consent, please contact wimwim@visayans.org.

Disclosure of User Data

VFV may share aggregated Site usage information gathered from Cookies or other services in a non-personally identifiable manner with partners and other third parties in order to create more efficient, targeted advertising, products, and services. We promise this User Data will be non-personally identifiable.

How We Collect, Utilize, & Share Users’ Personal Information

Except as otherwise stated in this privacy policy, VFV will not disclose Personal Information collected through our Site to any third party unless we believe that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by VFV, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the VFV Terms of Service or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and users of VFV.

Contact Us Form

If you voluntarily submit any Personal Information through a Contact Us Form on our Site, the content of your inquiry will be shared with relevant VFV team members directly so they can follow up with you to provide detailed information and answer your questions. By checking the Consent Checkbox on our Contact Us Form, you willingly give VFV consent to collect your Personal Information and share it with our internal team. We will not share the Personal Information you submit through the Contact Us Form with any third parties or outside entities, unless you provide us with written consent via email to do so. The Personal Information you submit is not stored in our database indefinitely until we deem it necessary to delete. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us, please contact wimwim@visayans.org.

Application Form

If you voluntarily submit any Personal Information through the Application Form available on our Site, the content of your inquiry will be shared with relevant VFV team members directly so they can follow up with you to provide detailed information and answer your questions. By checking the Consent Checkbox on our Application Form, you willingly give VFV consent to collect your Personal Information and share it with our internal team. We will not share the Personal Information you submit through the Application Form with any third parties or outside entities, unless you provide us with written consent via email to do so. The Personal Information you submit is stored in our database and G-Suite indefinitely until we deem it necessary to delete. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us, please contact wimwim@visayans.org.

Volunteer Testimonials Form

If you voluntarily submit any Personal Information through the Volunteer Testimonials Form available on our Site, the content of your inquiry will be shared with relevant VFV team members directly so they can follow up with you to provide detailed information and answer your questions. By checking the Consent Checkbox on our Volunteer Testimonials Form, you willingly give VFV consent to collect your Personal Information, share it with our internal team, and publish it on our Site. We will not share the Personal Information you submit through the Volunteer Testimonials Form with any third parties or outside entities, unless you provide us with written consent via email to do so. The Personal Information you submit is stored in our database and G-Suite indefinitely until we deem it necessary to delete. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us, please contact wimwim@visayans.org.

Volunteer Evaluation Form

If you voluntarily submit any Personal Information through the Volunteer Evaluation Form available on our Site, the content of your inquiry will be shared with relevant VFV team members directly so they can follow up with you as needed and continue to improve our volunteer program. By checking the Consent Checkbox on our Volunteer Evaluation Form, you willingly give VFV consent to collect your Personal Information, share it with our internal team, and publish it on our Site. We will not share the Personal Information you submit through the Volunteer Evaluation Form with any third parties or outside entities, unless you provide us with written consent via email to do so. The Personal Information you submit is stored in our database and G-Suite indefinitely until we deem it necessary to delete. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us, please contact wimwim@visayans.org.

Donations

If you voluntarily submit your Personal Information through our Donate Page available on our Site, the content of your donation will be collected and stored in our payment processing service (if needed) and shared with relevant VFV team members as well as our U.S. partner, the GoAbroad Foundation, directly so they can follow up with you to provide detailed information about the receipt and use of your donation. By making a donation through any of the methods listed on our Donate Page, you willingly give VFV consent to collect your Personal Information, share it with our internal team and the GoAbroad Foundation donation managers who assist us with donor management, and store your donation information in our payment processing service and G-Suite indefinitely. Other than the GoAbroad Foundation, we will not share the Personal Information you submit through the Volunteer Testimonials Form with any third parties or outside entities, unless you provide us with written consent via email to do so. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us, please contact wimwim@visayans.org.

Supporter Newsletter

Volunteer for the Visayans periodically sends email newsletters to our supporters who subscribe through our website, Facebook Page, or other online email marketing signup forms. These newsletters were created to ensure we provide the best possible updates and information to our community.

If you voluntarily subscribe to Volunteer for the Visayans’ Supporter Newsletter, the content of your subscription will be added to our Mailchimp Subscriber List database. By clicking on the Submit button on the subscription form, you willingly give Volunteer for the Visayans consent to collect your Personal Information and share it with our internal team, and also agree to the Mailchimp Privacy Policy. We will not share the Personal Information you submit through the subscription form with any third parties or outside entities, unless you provide us with written consent via email to do so

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How We Safely Store User Data & Personal Information

We use industry standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. We limit access to this information to those employees who need access to perform their job function.

Please contact us if you have questions about how we safely store User Data or Personal Information.

Miscellaneous Policies

These Terms and Conditions and any other legal notices published by VFV on the Site, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and VFV concerning the Site, your use of VFV, and consumption of any content. If any provision of these Terms is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any one provision set forth in these Terms shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such provision or any other provision, and VFVs failure to assert or enforce any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

External Links

Our provision of a link to any other website or location is for your convenience and does not signify our endorsement of other websites or location or its contents. We have no control over, do not review, and cannot be responsible for these external websites or their content. Please be aware that the terms of our Privacy Policy do not apply to these third party websites. VFV is not liable or responsible for any communications that result from your visit to these external websites.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless VFV and its principals, shareholders, agents, officers, directors, consultants, and employees from or against third-party claims, damages, payments, deficiencies, fines, judgments, settlements, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses arising from or relating to any third-party claim, suit, action or proceeding arising out of the breach of VFV’s representations and warranties contained herein.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

VFV reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove portions of this Policy at any time. You should visit this page from time to time to review the current Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions, because all of the content on this page is binding when you become a User of VFV.

If you object to any such changes or any of the policies outlined above, you may cease using our Site. Continued use of VFV following notice of any such changes shall indicate your acknowledgment of such changes and agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions of such changes.

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