Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.freedomghana.org.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

The Freedom University Privacy Policy (“Policy”) was created to help you understand how Freedom University uses information that is automatically collected from your computer and information you submit to this website. Freedom University is committed to protecting your online privacy. By using this Site, as defined by our Terms of Use, you agree to be legally bound by this Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. If you do not agree to this Policy or cannot form a legally binding contract, you are not permitted to use this Site.

Generally, if we collect information from you, we use it only for the purposes for which it was collected and the other limited purposes set forth below.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Information Collected

This Site collects two types of information from you: (1) General Information; and (2) Personal Information.

General Information:

Freedom University automatically collects some non-personal information from our Site’s “cookies,” other tracking mechanisms, registration forms, online surveys, etc., such as:

  • Your domain name and host for Internet access
  • The date and time of your entry
  • Your IP address, browser type, or operating system
  • The pages you visit and links that you use
  • The domain name from which you linked to our Site
  • Your zip code
  • Your age
  • Other general demographic information

We use this general information to help diagnose problems with the Site and to administer our Site. We may also share it with our business partners on an as-needed basis.

Personal Information:

Freedom University also collects personal information from our Site’s donations forms, registration forms, contact form, online surveys, merchandise transactions, and position applications, such as:

  • Name
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail address
  • Credit card and bank information
  • Job, fellowship, internship, and volunteer position application information
  • Resumes

We may use the information from these forms, transactions, and applications for the purpose for which it was collected. We also work with certain third parties and, in some cases, personal information will be shared with these third parties in order to pursue Freedom University’s mission and goals.

We will not sell or disclose any of your personal information to a third party, except for the sharing information with our business partners (as noted above) and in the following limited circumstances:

  • With your permission to disclose the information
  • To change hosts or when our host transfers business assets (as further described below)
  • To share it with agents or contractors who perform services for us
  • As required by law

Please note that Freedom University is obligated to disclose all donors, which it does by listing donors by range of donation amount on our website.

Corrections/Updates

This Site gives users the opportunity to change any information previously provided to us through this Site. To do so, please send us an e-mail through our Contact Page.

Transfer of Business Assets

At any time, this Site’s host may be acquired, merge with another business, or acquire or buy other businesses or assets. In such transactions, both General and Personal Information will likely be among the transferred assets.

Cookies

The Site may use “cookies,” a small string of text stored by a web browser on the user’s computer, to determine whether you have visited our Site previously. Cookies also allow Freedom University to measure activity on the Site and to improve your user experience, by, for example, remembering your passwords and viewing preferences and allowing you to visit any member-only parts of the Site without re-registering. Cookies cannot retrieve any other data from a hard drive or obtain an e-mail address. Although a user has the ability to modify most browsers to either accept all cookies, notify the user when a cookie is sent, or reject all cookies, it may not be possible to use certain services on this Site if cookies are not accepted.

Links

This Site contains links to other sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of or the contents on any other websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy and any other online policies of other websites that you link to, visit, and/or use.

Children

The Site does not seek to collect any information from children. If a child provides us with information, the parent or guardian may notify us, and the information will be deleted from our records.

Security

While there is no such thing as “perfect” security on the Internet, we take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of your personal information. This Site has security measures in place to protect loss, misuse, and/or alteration of such information under our control. However, we do not guarantee the security of your General or Personal Information. In addition, we do not assume any liability for third party use of your General or Personal Information, whether obtained legally or illegally from or through this Site.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or any other provision of our Terms of Use, please send us a message through our Contact Page.

THE USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR AGREEMENT TO THE TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING THIS PRIVACY POLICY.