Voluntary Acceptance, Confidentiality of Personal Information, Your Authority, Processing of Information
By submitting personal information, you agree that we may process your personal information for the following purposes: To use for our Database; to email ASHIA related info to you; to contact you regarding Covid or any other infectious diseases; site and social media purpose; to notify you about any changes on our site or services we offer or provide. Various elements of data may be collected to track the usefulness of certain actions and to ultimately improve the value for customers of the Site.
Comments and Posts
The Site allows individuals to posts publicly visible comments on discussion topics on facebook, blog or other pages. The Site utilises a moderation policy for ensuring posts are appropriate and not harmful to others. As such, we review and moderate posts according to our stated guidelines below. The views expressed in posts reflect those of the individual making the post, and are not intended to be viewed as those of ASHIA. ASHIA promotes public comments and posts for purposes of transparency in who we are and what we do. However, as courtesy and professionalism are paramount, ASHIA reserves the right to block, hide and/or delete, posts that: Reveal personal information; contain obscene remarks, indecent or profane language; contain threats or derogatory statements, offensive material and are defamatory; invoke threats, promote violence and are deemed unprofessional and unethical or that violate any local, state, or federal law or regulation; contain information posted in violation of law, including libel, condoning or encouraging illegal activity and revealing classified information, or might affect the outcome of ongoing legal proceedings; promote or endorse services or products, including links to external commercial sites; contain content that is completely off-topic, spam, or intended primarily to promote a link for purposes of link building. Do not submit copyrighted, trademarked or other proprietary, confidential, and/or sensitive non-public information. By submitting your posts or other work, you grant and effectively allow anyone viewing any (discussion) form on the Site irrevocable permission to copy, distribute, make derivatives, display or perform the poster’s work publicly and free of charge. To protect your privacy, please do not include personal information that can potentially be used to identify you. ASHIA will review all posts in a timely manner, might respond accordingly and might take action if necessary.
Site Security, External Links, Usage details, IP addresses, Cookies, Data Security
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the platform on which the Site resides, commonly known as a “production environment”, utilises a wide-range of software tools and programs for the ultimate goal of ensuring its confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Various tools are currently in use or are to be deployed if necessary for the security of the Site.
The Site may contain links to websites created and maintained by other public and/or private organisations. When users click on a link to an external website, they are leaving the Site and are thus subject to the privacy and security policies and the related terms and conditions of these external websites.
Information that we collect from and about users of our Site, includes information: By which you may be personally identified, such as name, country of origin, postal address, email address or telephone number (“Personal Information”); that is about you but might not identify you as individual; and/or is about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Site and usage details.
We collect this information: Directly from you when you provide it to us; automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses and information collected through cookies, and other tracking technologies. Credit card information is used only to process payment – but we don’t keep it on record after the transaction has been made as long as it is not required for statutory accounting or tax purposes; when you make any Donations or Adoptions through our Site.
The information we collect may include: Details that you provide by filling in forms on our Site. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Site, subscribing to a newsletter, email registrations, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem on our Site; records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us; your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes; details of transactions conducted through our Site and in the fulfilment of orders; your search queries on the Site; information that you provide through phone, mail interactions or paper registrations that you submit to ASHIA via the Site.
To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical and electronic procedures designed to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. The Site offers encryption of sensitive data. Please note, no method of transmission over the Internet, or electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your Personal Information with commercially acceptable practices, we cannot guarantee absolute security. Any transmission of Personal Information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
Protecting the privacy of children is vital. For that reason, ASHIA never knowingly collects or maintains information at our Site from those under 16 years of age, and no part of our Site is directed at anyone under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Site. Parents are responsible for data provided concerning children under 16.
The Site includes hypertext links or pointers, to information created and maintained by other public and/or private organisations. As such, ASHIA only provides these links for your information and convenience, thus, when you select a link to an outside website, you are leaving the Site and therefore become subject to the privacy and security policies of these external websites. ASHIA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website; does not endorse the organisations sponsoring linked websites and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer; therefore cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked websites (users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website); is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.
If a third party requests your personal information, we will share information, only on the following conditions: If you have given your consent for the disclosure of information to a certain third party; and if that person or organisation has a legal right to access your information and has requested the information via lawful prior procedure.
By continuing to use our Site, you confirm that we may share and combine all your personal information for any or more of the following purposes: Marketing, statistical, social media, research, academic programs; to customise our service to meet your needs.
We maintain the right to communicate with you electronically about any ASHIA related changes, improvements, general information, animal adoptions, fundraising, social media matters and marketing of conservation at ASHIA.
Please let us know via email if we should discontinue direct email marketing to you: email@example.com