Privacy Policy

Welcome to African Community & Conservation Foundation’s (“ACCF”) website (the “Site”).  This Privacy Policy (as may be amended, the “Policy”) describes how certain personal information (“Information”) may be collected through use of the Site by you or other users (“Users”) and subsequently stored and used.  This Policy applies to all services available on the Site and does not apply to services or products offered by other companies or individuals, including third party sites made available through this Site.

Please note that ACCF reserves the right to revise and update this Policy at any time, with any such revisions or updates effective immediately upon notice thereof, which we may provide by posting a revised version of the Policy on this Site or by other means.  As such, Users should refer back to this Policy from time to time to review any revisions or updates that may have been made.  Any use of the Site by a User subsequent to such notice shall be deemed to constitute such User’s acceptance of the Policy as amended or revised.

More details concerning the collection or processing of Information may be requested from ACCF at any time by means of the contact information listed below:

Ross Neubauer
Data Controller
African Community & Conservation Foundation
470 W. 78th St, Ste. 225
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Data Controller contact email:

Types of data collected

Based upon a User’s use of the Site, ACCF or third parties providing services to ACCF, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others, may collect certain Information, including one or more of the following:

  • First name, last name, phone number, company name, address, country, state, email address, city, ZIP/Postal code, date of birth, and other personal information;
  • Browser type, language, plug-ins, Internet domain and operating system;
  • Internet Protocol address;
  • The website(s) visited before visiting the Site and the website(s) visited after visiting the Site;
  • Unique identifiers, including mobile device identification numbers, that may identify the physical location of such devices;
  • Data collected through cookies and other tracking technologies, provided that any use of cookies or of other tracking tools by this Site or by the owners of third-party services used by this Site serves the purpose of providing the services made available through this Site; and
  • Data relating to a User’s interactions with content on the Site, such as the type of content viewed on the Site.

Such Information may be freely provided by a User, or, in case of usage data, collected automatically when using this Site.  Users are responsible for any third-party Information obtained, published or shared through this Site and confirm that the User has the third party’s consent to provide the Information to ACCF.

ACCF attempts to protect the Information collected through the Site, but no security system is perfect and, as such, ACCF does not guarantee the security of the Site or the Information, or that User Information will not be intercepted while being transmitted to the Site.

Legal basis of Information processing

ACCF may process Information relating to a User if one of the following applies:

  • The User has given consent for one or more specific purposes or, in some jurisdictions, if the User has not objected to such processing;
  • Provision of Information is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation; or
  • Processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by ACCF or by a third

Place of Information processing

Information is processed at ACCF’s operating offices and in any other place(s) where the parties involved in the processing are located.  Depending on a User’s location, Information transfers may involve transferring a User’s Information to a country other than the User’s own. If certain broader data protection standards are applicable, Users may be entitled to learn about the legal basis of data transfers to a country outside the EU or to certain international organizations, and about the security measures taken by ACCF to safeguard Information in these circumstances.  Users can find out more about such transfers by inquiring with ACCF.

Retention time of Information

ACCF keeps User’s Information for as long as it is necessary or useful or until the User ask us to delete such Information, in which case we will attempt to comply with such requests.

The purposes of Information processing

Unless otherwise specified, failure to provide Information requested by the Site may make it impossible for this Site to provide its services, which include, among other things, fundraising and campaigning for the issues on which ACCF works and administering this Site and the ACCF organization.  In cases where this Site states that certain Information is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Information without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Site. If a User is uncertain about which Information is mandatory, that User is welcome to contact ACCF.  In addition, the Site collects certain Information to allow ACCF to provide certain other services, such as analytics, interaction with external social networks and platforms, contacting Site visitors, tag management and displaying content from external platforms.

Users’ rights

Users may exercise certain rights, as applicable, regarding Information processed by ACCF, and we will make attempts to comply with such requests.  If a User is entitled to broader  protection standards, such a User may exercise any of the rights described below.  Users generally have the right to do one or more of the following:

  • Withdraw consent at any Users have the right to withdraw consent for the processing of their Information where such User has previously given such consent.
  • Object to processing of Users have the right to object to the processing of their Information if the processing is carried out on a legal basis other than consent.
  • Access Users have the right to learn if their Information is being processed by ACCF, obtain disclosure regarding certain aspects of the Information processing and obtain a copy of the Information undergoing processing.
  • Verify and seek rectification of Information. Users have the right to verify the accuracy of their Information and ask for it to be updated or
  • Restrict the processing of Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to restrict the processing of their Information. In such circumstances, ACCF will not process such User’s Information for any purpose other than storing it.
  • Have Information deleted or otherwise Users have the right, under certain circumstances, to have ACCF erase their Information.
  • Receive Information and have it transferred to another Under certain circumstances, Users have the right to receive their Information in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format and, if technically feasible, to have it transmitted to another controller without any hindrance. This provision is applicable provided that the Information is processed by automated means and that the processing is based on the User’s consent, on a contract which a User is a party to or on pre-contractual obligations thereof.
  • Lodge a Users have the right to file a complaint with the competent data protection authority.

Applicability of broader data protection standards

While most provisions of this document concern all Site visitors, some provisions apply only if the processing of Information is subject to certain binding data protection standards.

Such broader data protection standards apply when data processing:

  • Is performed by an owner based in the EU;
  • Concerns the Information of Site visitors who are in the EU and is related to the offering of paid or unpaid goods or services to such Site visitors; or
  • Concerns the Information of Site visitors who are in the EU and allows ACCF to monitor such Site visitors’ behavior taking place in the

Additional information about data collection

  • Users’ Information may be used for legal purposes by ACCF in the context of litigation or a dispute or in preparation for litigation or a dispute, in each case arising from or related to improper use of this Site or the related services.
  • By using the Site, you and other Users declare yourself or themselves to be aware that ACCF may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities or due to other binding legal or regulatory obligations.
  • In addition to the information contained in this Policy, this Site may provide Users with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Information upon request.

How “Do Not Track” requests are handled

This Site does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services the Site uses honor the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.


Latest  update: October 22, 2018


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