Privacy Policy

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Africa Mercy Partners (AMP) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.  AMP’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how AMP’s visitors use its website. From time to time, we may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of our website.

AMP also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on future Word Press blogs. AMP only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

 

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to AMP’s website choose to interact with AMP in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up to donation or support a project to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with AMP are asked to provide additional information, including, as necessary, the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, AMP collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. AMP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.  Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

 

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

AMP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on AMP’s behalf or to provide services available at AMP’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using AMP’s websites,  you consent to the transfer of such information to them. AMP will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, AMP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information ONLY in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when AMP believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of AMP, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an AMP website and have supplied your email address, AMP may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new projects, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with AMP and our activities.  AMP takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. AMP uses cookies to help us identify and track visitors, their usage of our website, and their website access preferences. AMP visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features of AMP’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.