Our Privacy Policy

We are committed to respecting the privacy rights of all visitors to our website. The following information details GirlSPARKS' collection, protection, and use of the data we receive from visitors to this website.

How do we obtain your personal information?

We obtain your personal information when you give it to us directly.

You may decide to share personal information with us by signing up to our newsletter, emailing us via our website contact form or opting in to cookies that allow us to assess website performance.

 

What information do we collect?

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you. For example, that can include your name or email address. We only collect personal information that is relevant to the type of interaction you have with GirlSPARKS.

 

How do we use your information?

Subscriptions to our newsletter:

We will only contact subscribers to share our newsletter and important updates (e.g. to our privacy policy) from the GirlSPARKS team. We use a third-party platform to deliver emails and track open rates. We will never sell your details or share them for marketing purposes. You can update your details or unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking ‘update subscription preferences’ or ‘unsubscribe’ at the foot of our newsletter email.

 

Contacting us via our website:

GirlSPARKS uses a secure contact form to enable visitors to directly email our team. We process the information provided to respond to messages and to better understand how visitors our engaging with our website. Personal information gathered will not be used for any other purposes, and we will never sell your details or share them for marketing purposes.

 

Cookies:

Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user's computer when they visit a website. These files usually contain the site name and a unique user ID.  Each time you visit the site your computer shares the file with the site server, which allows the site to determine whether you have visited before.

We need cookies for our website contact form and newsletter sign up form to function. If you contact us using these forms, you give consent for us to use cookies.

We also use cookies to track website performance and visitor engagement with the different pages on our site. When you first visit our site you are given the opportunity to opt in to these cookies to help us improve our service.

 

How long do we keep your information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. We will generally treat any consent that you give us as lasting no more than 36 months (3 years) from the date you give your consent.

 

Who do we share your information with?

GirlSPARKS will only use your information for the purposes for which it was provided and for our own planning and analysis. We will not, under any circumstances, sell your personal data to any third party.

 

Accessing and updating your personal information

If you let us know about any changes to your personal circumstances, we will always comply with your wishes. You are in control of your personal data and you have the right to request access to the information we hold about you. For more information about your rights visit the Information Commissioner's Office. Please contact Mercy Corps at mce-dataprotection@mercycorps.org if you have any questions.

 

 

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Your information will only be used for our newsletter and updates, and not for marketing purposes.