Privacy policy

(Last updated 24 May 2018) 

GirlEffect.org has been created by and is owned by Girl Effect, a non-profit organisation. Girl Effect is committed to respecting the privacy and security of your personal information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation, the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation and the Information Commissioner Office’s guidelines. The following Privacy Policy describes the information we collect via this website and how we use it. By using this website, you consent to our Privacy policy.

If you have any questions or concerns relating to our privacy policy or how we capture, store or use your personal information, please contact us via our Contact Page or contact our Data Protection Officer on dataprotection@girleffect.org

Email contact

If you submit your e-mail address to us, for example through our Contact Page, we will keep this on record in order to contact you only regarding your enquiry and will delete it once the matter is resolved unless you tell us otherwise. We will never sell or rent your e-mail or other information you have provided to us to third parties.

If you submit your email address to us for the express purpose of receiving information and news about our work and/or partnership opportunities (and this was clear on the submission), this action is your explicit consent to receive such information and we will use your email address to provide you with the requested information. 

You can always opt-out of hearing from us for any reason and at any time by replying unsubscribe to your emails, emailing us dataprotection@girleffect.org or clicking unsubscribe in your emails. 

Collecting other information

Like many websites, we gather information about how visitors use our website. In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track your visit for trends and statistics, but you will remain anonymous unless you actively submit your personal data to us through the website. Once you choose to give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. For more information, see "Cookies and Pixel Tags" section below.

Sharing information

We will never provide your information to third parties, agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.

We will not share your personal information without your explicit consent unless required to do so upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law enforcement agencies, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others' rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. 

Protecting your information 

We use a variety of security measures, including sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secure networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required and committed to keep the information confidential. We do our best to honour the integrity and security of your data. 

Modifying or removing your information

You have the right to withdraw any consent given with respect to our use of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to request the modification or deletion of your personal data in the event it is incorrect or processed without your consent.

To modify your personal data, or to completely opt-out of Girl Effect using your personal data, please contact us via dataprotection@girleffect.org

Accessing your personal data

In line with your ‘Right to Access’ your personal information, you can always request to see a copy of the personal information we hold on you by completing the Subject Access Request form and sending it to dataprotection@girleffect.org

Once we confirm your identity, we will supply you with a copy of any personal information we hold on you within 30 days. 

Cookies and pixel tags

A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow us to enhance and personalise your online experience.

For example, we use cookies to: Recognise you when you return to our website; Analyse site visitor behaviour

For more detail on our Cookie usage, see our Cookie Policy.

We also use pixel tags - tiny graphic images - to help us analyse your online behaviour. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.

We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our site. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses.

Children's privacy

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

International users

This website is operated, in whole or in part, from the United Kingdom. By using this website, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United Kingdom, and allow us to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Policy changes

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to refer back to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current Privacy Policy. 

This policy was last modified on 24 May 2018.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy or any other aspect of our website. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy to dataprotection@girleffect.org or any other issue to info@girleffect.org

If you do not feel that we will be able to resolve any concerns about the way we manage your data, you can always contact the ICO via ico concerns for further advice and how to complain.   

Terms of use

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section that explains other terms governing the use of our website.