Privacy Policy

The TPD@Scale Coalition for the Global South respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information that you provide. Generally, you can browse the site without providing any information about yourself. When your personal information is needed to provide services that you request, or when you choose to provide your personal information, this policy describes how your personal information is collected and used.

Information collection

Personal information means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, email address, a home, postal or other physical address, other contact information, title, birth date, gender, occupation, industry, personal interests, and other information needed to provide a requested service.

Browsing the site is done anonymously. The Coalition does not collect personal information, including any email address. The Coalition logs the IP address (the Internet address of your computer) to provide information on which part of our website is frequently visited. The Coalition does not link your IP address to any personal information. Like many other commercial websites, the Coalition website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site. Please go to “Cookies and Tracking Technology” below for more information.

The Coalition only collects personal information when you register or participate in any of its online mailing lists for any reason. From time to time, the Coalition may receive personal information from its partners and members. The Coalition only uses such information if it has been collected in accordance with acceptable privacy practices consistent with this policy and applicable laws.

Access to certain Coalition webpages require a login and a password. The use of those webpages, and the information or programs downloadable from those sites, may be governed by a written agreement between your organization and the Coalition. Your personal information may be retained by the Coalition to verify compliance with the agreement, log software licenses granted, to track software downloaded from those pages, or track usage of other applications available on those pages.

Notice

When personal information is collected, the Coalition will inform you of the purpose at the point of collection. The Coalition does not intend to transfer your personal information to third parties without your consent, except under the limited conditions described in “Information Sharing and Disclosure” below.

If you choose to provide the Coalition with personal information, the Coalition may transfer that information, within the Coalition or to its partners and members, including across borders or from your country or jurisdiction to other countries or jurisdictions around the world.

The Coalition will always give you the opportunity to “opt out” of receiving emails or other information by clicking an option box at the point of data collection. Not clicking this option means you have given consent to collect and use your information in accordance with this policy. In some cases, when applicable, the Coalition will provide you with the opportunity to “opt in.” This means the Coalition will require your affirmative action to indicate your consent before your information is used for purposes other than the purpose for which it was submitted.

Cookies and tracking technology

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you’ve visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Some parts of the Coalition’s website uses cookies to track user traffic patterns. The Coalition does this in order to determine the usefulness of its website information to the users and to see measure effectiveness of the navigational structure.

If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing the website, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser, although you may not be able to take full advantage of the Coalition’s website if you do so. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of our website, except access to certain of the Coalition’s webpages, which may require a login and password.

How information collected is used

The Coalition uses information for several general purposes: to fulfill your requests for certain products and services, to personalize your experience on the website, to keep you up-to-date on the latest announcements, to provide software updates, special offers, or other information you may like to hear about either from the Coalition or from its partners and members, and to better understand your needs and provide you with better services. The Coalition may also use your information to send you, or to have its partners or members send you, relevant information or contact you for market research.

Information sharing and disclosure

Because the Coalition is a global network, your personal information may be shared with its partners and members around the world. All such entities are governed by this Privacy Policy and/or are bound by the appropriate confidentiality and data transfer agreements in their respective organizations.

Your personal information is never shared outside the Coalition without your permission, except under conditions explained below. Inside the Coalition, data is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the Philippines, where the Secretariat is located, or in any other country where the Coalition and its partners or members are located.

The Coalition may send your personal information to other companies or people under any of the following circumstances:

  • when the Coalition has your consent to share the information;
  • when there is a need to share your information to provide the product or service you have requested;
  • when there is a need to send the information to organizations who work on behalf of the Coalition to provide a product or service to you (the Coalition will only provide those organizations the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose); or
  • when the Coalition wants to keep you up-to-date on the latest product or service announcements, software updates, special offers, or other information you may like to hear about, either from the Coalition or from its partners and members.

The Coalition will also disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, to enforce its Terms of Use, or in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public, or the website.

Data security

Your Coalition account information is password-protected for your privacy and security. The Coalition safeguards the security of the data sent with physical, electronic, and managerial procedures. In certain areas of the site, the Coalition uses industry-standard SSL-encryption to enhance the security of data transmissions. While the Coalition strives to protect your personal information, it cannot ensure the security of the information you transmit, so you are urged to take every precaution to protect your personal data when you are on the internet. Change your passwords often, use a combination of letters and numbers, and make sure you use a secure browser.

Children and privacy

The Coalition’s website does not target and is not intended to attract children under the age of 13. The Coalition does not knowingly solicit personal information from children under the age of 13, nor does it send them requests for personal information.

Third party sites

The Coalition’s website contains links to other sites. The Coalition does not share your personal information with those websites and is not responsible for their privacy practices. You are encouraged to learn about the privacy policy of those websites.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Coalition will amend this policy from time to time. If any substantial changes are made in the way the Coalition uses your personal information, the Coalition will make that information available by posting a notice on this site.

Questions or suggestions

If you have questions or concerns about the collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information, please email the website administrator at tpdatscalecoalition@fit-ed.org.