ECDAN

Privacy Policy

Effective date: February 4, 2022

Your privacy is importance to us.  This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) is entered into by and between PATH (“PATH” or “us” or “we” or “our”), a charitable nonprofit corporation under the laws of Washington state, USA, in its role as hosting institution for the Early Childhood Development Action Network (“ECDAN”) managing its Secretariat, and you as an individual or, if acting on behalf of your employer or another entity, the entity for which you act as agent when accessing this website (“you” or “your”).  If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by this Privacy Policy, which together with our Terms and Conditions govern this website, including, without limitation, your use of our sites and all information on or submitted through them. If you are not authorized to enter into a binding contract on behalf of the party for which you are accessing this website, you are not authorized to access this website unless such party has provided separate written authorization to PATH.  PATH and you may be referred to herein by name or individually as a “Party,” and collectively as the “Parties.”  If you disagree with any part of this Privacy Policy or you are a person who cannot enter into a binding contract, please do not use our website.

1. Application

This privacy policy relates to:

  • How we handle information received or collected about you as an individual through the Website,
  • How we communicate with you as an individual, and
  • Your rights as an individual in respect to such information and communications.

It does not relate to information about companies held and processed by us.

2. Definitions

In this privacy policy references to:

  • “the Website” are to www.ecdan.org.

3. Information we collect

The information which we collect may include:

a. Any personal details about you as an individual which you provide to us through forms on the Website and emails exchanged with us or any of its personnel, such as your name, address, telephone number, job title etc.

b. Your preferences and use of email updates, as recorded by emails that we send you (if you elect to receive email updates on our products and offers).

c. Your IP Address, a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component of the Website. This information may be used to monitor your usage of the Website.

In addition, we may automatically gather technical information, for instance through the use of Google Analytics, cookies, or other technology, such as:

  1. anonymous analytics and activity data that does not identify you, but records information about your visits to an ECDAN website, including the URL from which you originated, the browser and operating system you use, the IP address and associated geographic location of the computer you are using, access times, pages viewed, and click actions on the site
  2. social media tracking pixels that allow us to create advertising on platforms (such as Facebook and Twitter) that is targeted to individuals who have visited our site(s).

We may combine information that we have collected from various sources.

4. Use of your information

a. Any information about you as an individual which we collect from the Website will be used in accordance with applicable laws.

b. In certain cases we may use your email address to send you information about our products and services. If so, you will be offered the option to opt out of receiving such e-mails.

c. We may need to pass your personal information to third parties working on behalf of PATH for the same purposes. We may use third parties to carry out certain activities, such as processing and sorting data, monitoring how customers use the Website and issuing our e-mails. Third parties are not allowed to use your personal information for their own purposes. 

d. We will not sell or pass on your personal information to any other person, except third parties working on behalf of PATH for the same purposes within our group or in accordance with paragraph 4(c) above, or if we are required or permitted to do so by law.

e. Under no circumstances will we hold payment details such as your card number, expiry date and security code. Where payments are handled through an accredited payment bureau, you should visit their website to view their privacy policy.

f. We may share your personal information with the following trusted third parties: (i) companies, including those who provide us with technology services such as data analytics, hosting, email and direct mail services, and technical support; (ii) our professional advisors, auditors, and business partners; and (iii) regulators, governments, and law enforcement authorities. Your personal information may be processed by us and our trusted third-party suppliers outside of your home country. Data privacy laws in the countries to which your personal information is transferred may not be equivalent to, or as protective as, the laws in your home country.

5. How Long We Keep Personal Information

We will keep your personal information for the period require by law and where we need to do so in connection with legal action or an investigation involving us. Otherwise, we keep your personal information:

  • for as long as needed to provide you with access to services or information you have requested; or
  • where you have contacted us with a question or request, for as long as necessary to allow us to respond to your question or request.

6. Cookies

a. Cookies may be used by the Website to allow us to recognize you and your preferred settings, e.g. to store your ID and password for future sessions. This saves you from re-entering information on return visits to the Website. You have the option not to use this feature, in which event no cookies will be retained on your computer.

b. If the site has a secure log-in for our registered users, it may use a temporary ’session cookie’ in order to perform the secure login to our website. This cookie contains no personal information, just a long random number, and is deleted from your web browser when you exit the Website.

c. Temporary cookies are used in the transactional part of the Website to authenticate you as an authorized user after you have logged in.

d. Your browser may be capable of being programmed to reject cookies, or to warn you before downloading cookies, and information regarding this may be found in your browser’s ‘help’ facility.

If you have any questions regarding the use of cookies, please contact us.

Below is a table of all cookies on this website – their name, type, purpose, and duration:

Cookie Name

Cookie Category

Description

Duration

wordpress_

2

WordPress cookie for a logged in user.

session

wordpress_logged_in_

2

WordPress cookie for a logged in user

session

wordpress_test_

2

WordPress cookie for a logged in user

session

wordpress_test_cookie

2

WordPress test cookie

session

wp-settings-

1

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 

1 year

wp-settings-time-

2

WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 

1 year

PHPSESSID

1

To identify your unique session on the website

session

SESS

1

To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered.

session

We use third party companies as suppliers for some of our functions. Their use of the data is controlled by our contract with them, and they are only allowed to use the data strictly for the purpose we have stated e.g. the data is not used in connection with data from other companies and we are not tracking user behavior outside our own sites. 

7. Other Websites

This privacy policy only covers the Website. Any other websites which may be linked to by the Website may be subject to their own privacy policy, which may differ from ours and we are not responsible for the content provided on any third party web sites.

8. Contact Us

If you have questions or requests regarding this privacy policy, or if you would like to exercise your rights, please contact us using the contact information below.

Mail:

PATH

ATTN: Chief Communications Officer

P.O. Box 900922

Seattle, WA 98121 USA

Email: info@path.org