Protection Of Children
As a child charity we try to protect the privacy of our children and avoid giving too much information on individual children in our general publications. We have a clearance process for use of photos and avoid in general using the children's real names (except for the personal information sent to child sponsors). We only use photos where we have relevant permission. Some photos used on our website are of children who have since grown up, and are no longer recognisable.
Charity Data Protection Policy
We only send mail, whether by post or electronically, to people who have indicated that they are happy to hear from us. We give everyone an opportunity to state their preferences on our use of their details and strictly respect those preferences. Please contact us if you would like to change your preferences.
Personal data that Voice for the Children collects is not distributed, shared, rented or sold to companies or organisations that are not a part of Voice for the Children's organisational structure except for organisations involved in the technical delivery of our IT services.
We also try to avoid sending emotive or "negative" messages or images to people (and especially never send "Chate" or Charity "Hate mail"). We receive plenty of very sad stories in our office from field workers dealing with African Aids orphans etc but we feel that most people are aware that there are cases of desperate need, and find "in your face" appeals intrusive. We try to ensure that people receive good news about some of the positive progress being made for vulnerable children by Voice for the Children.
Information Collected Automatically
We automatically collect information about your visit to our site. This information is used to make your visit to our site more efficient, and to help us follow browsing preferences on our site so that we can make regular improvements. We may also automatically log your IP address, a unique identifier for your computer or other access device.
Our email distributor, may includes an image in our emails to help monitor what proportion of people read them. If your email client is configured to load images automatically, or you choose to load images for our emails, then when you open the email a request is sent to their server that identifies that you have opened that email. We use these statistics to help judge the success of our emails and improve future communications.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
We do not associate the cookies with personal data such as your name or address, or build any profiles of other sites you may have visited. We do not make the fact that your browser has visited our site available to other organisations (e.g. other advertisers) apart from others, who are not allowed to pass these details on.
We are open to any comments on this policy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your views about it.