In these terms and conditions “we, our, us, EsseQuam” refers to “Esse Quam Videri”.
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If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain in force.
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EsseQuam is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This statement explains how and why we will collect, use and disclose your personal information. EsseQuam, aims at building a better, fairer and more sustainable world in the areas of General Wellbeing, Economic Empowerment, the Environment and Technological Advancements. Our programmes are formulated to advance humanity in all spheres of life, and geared towards supporting communities in achieving the SDGs, especially in developing countries. We are a non-governmental organisation registered in Ghana as a company limited by guarantee. We are engaged in charitable activities and social entrepreneurial initiatives. This statement is a summary of how we are taking all reasonable steps to ensure your information is secure. There may be other privacy policies that apply to certain services we provide. We will make these explicit when they apply. Please read them before you subscribe for such services to ensure you are happy with our use of your information. This policy is effective from January 2022. We will regularly check this notice and update it when necessary to be transparent about how we process and protect your information.
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We collect a variety of personally identifiable or sensitive information from you for various reasons. The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it. For example, we may collect:
We will normally only record sensitive, personal data (including health, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, political and philosophical beliefs) where we have your explicit consent, unless we are permitted to do so in other circumstances under data protection law. For example, we may make a record that a person is in a vulnerable circumstance to comply with requirements under charity law and the Code of Fundraising Practice, to ensure that we do not send fundraising communications to them.
If you are a volunteer or have volunteered on the EQUIP programme with EsseQuam, some of your personal data you provided to us in connection with your volunteering with EsseQuam is transferred to your alumni record. For example:
We also record, where applicable, based on information you provide to us and, in some cases, publicly available information:
Your data is collected and used by us for many interdependent purposes in support of delivering our programmes, communications and fundraising. Depending on how you interact with us, we use your information to:
To provide the best experience of volunteering with and supporting EsseQuam, we may carry out targeted communication and fundraising activities to ensure these are timely and relevant for you. In creating a profile, we may combine information that you have provided to us with other information when it is available (e.g. public records or social media). We do this to conduct due diligence before seeking or accepting major donations. Where possible, we cleanse and remove out of date data by checking it against publicly available records such as deceased records. We do this screening to help make best use of the charity’s resources by not sending inappropriate communications. You can withdraw your consent, unsubscribe from or update your communications preferences at any time by contacting us using the details below. If you do make any changes, we will update your record as soon as we possibly can.
In some instances we may process your information without your specific consent when we are legally allowed to do so, for example to provide the opportunity to volunteer with EsseQuam in response to your application to volunteer. This will only be where it is in our legitimate interests to do so and where we are confident that such processing is not likely to prejudice your legitimate interests or rights and freedoms. Where we are processing your personal data on the basis of your specific consent that you have given us, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time.
EsseQuam may collect information in the following ways via any paper forms you complete, telephone conversations or face-to-face interactions, digital forms completed via our website or online surveys, communication via social media.
We keep personal information for different lengths of time dependent on what is necessary or reasonably required for the purpose. For example, we will keep a record of any donations you have made for at least seven years. We want to ensure that the personal information we collect from you is used to appropriately to support our work together and considers any future dealings that you would like to have with us. For example, many people ask to receive references for their voluntary work. In these cases, it is important we have the correct personal information on file. We would like to keep volunteer information beyond the length of your programme, so we can keep in touch with opportunities to be inspired by stories about EsseQuam’s work, opportunities to reconnect with other former volunteers, develop your skills and networks and give back by supporting projects and other volunteers. You can contact us at any time to ask us to remove or amend your personal information. If you ask us to stop sending you marketing communications, we will keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us.
If you apply to volunteer or work for EsseQuam, we will use your personal information to run checks against official sanctions lists, which contain details of known terrorist individuals and entities (e.g. UN Sanctions). This ensures that EsseQuam is not complicit in funding or supporting terrorism. We may also need to disclose your details if required to by the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers. We never sell your personal details with third parties for the purpose of marketing. Sometimes we may need to share your information with external organisations to provide the voluntary opportunity you have applied for. Some of our suppliers are outside the African, European and American Economic Area. Whenever we share or transfer your personal information, we comply with the standards set by the GDPR and this privacy statement at a minimum.
The security of your information is of utmost importance to us. We use reasonable measures to protect your information as required by the law, in line with industry standards and in accordance with the policies EsseQuam has set. Sensitive data is held under strict security conditions. If you have any reason to believe that any personal information we hold is no longer secure, please contact us immediately.
You are in control of how we use your data. You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal data, and if it’s not necessary for the purpose you provided it to us for (e.g. for audit purposes, processing your donation or registering you for an event) we will do so.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to:
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