Privacy Policy

If you are below the age of 18, it is important to have a conversation with your parents or the responsible adults in your life to ensure their consent regarding how you share your personal information.

What does this Privacy Policy cover?

We prioritize the protection of your information. This Privacy Policy outlines the procedures we follow for collecting, utilizing, and safeguarding your personal data on the Barangayanihan.com website. It pertains to all our sites, encompassing those within the “Barangayanihan.com” domain name and other sites managed by BARANGAYANIHAN. Certain sites may have their own specific privacy policies, but if they do not, this Privacy Policy applies. Before using our sites, we kindly request that you carefully read and regularly refer back to this Privacy Policy for any updates. Please be aware that this policy governs the collection and usage of your personal information from the moment you begin accessing or utilizing our sites. 

What does this Privacy Policy NOT cover?

It is important to note that our sites may contain links or direct you to other websites affiliated with BARANGAYANIHAN, such as the websites of various private charities worldwide that support BARANGAYANIHAN’s mission. These linked sites have their own privacy policies that adhere to similar principles of personal data privacy and protection as BARANGAYANIHAN, but there may be some variations. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy does not apply to non-BARANGAYANIHAN websites that may be accessed through links on our sites, nor does it cover the collection of your personal information after clicking on such links. BARANGAYANIHAN does not endorse the linked sites or their privacy policies by including links to them on our sites. For more information, see https://www.barangayanihan.com/legal#terms-of-use

What is Personal Information?

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, “personal information” is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to any identifiers such as your name, address, phone number, email address, identification number, location data, online identifier – or one or more other factors specific to you as an individual that would allow us to identify you.  

In brief: How do we protect your personal information?

  • We will only use your personal information for the purposes described in this Policy and for no other purpose.
  • We will not sell your personal information.
  • We will not keep your personal information for longer than is necessary for the stated purposes except to the extent required by applicable regulations.
  • We will take all reasonable and necessary technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information.
 

Special note for children

Several sites within the Barangayanihan.com domain are specifically designed for children and feature interactive elements like group discussions. Some of these sites may require children to provide personal information, typically for the purpose of creating an account. In such cases, we will only request the essential personal information required. These specific sites will generally have their own privacy policy that pertains to the site, and we recommend that you carefully review it. 

 

 

  1. WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT FROM YOU?

Depending on how you interact with us, the personal information that we collect may include your name, address, email address, telephone or mobile number, social media name, your contact preferences, bank details, the date and/or year of your birth, and gender (where this is appropriate, such as when you register for a running event). We may also collect personal information about the donations you make to us, any actions you take as part of a campaign for us, or events that you register for or participate in, and details from any interactions with our support team. We may combine this information with information we gather during your general browsing from standard server logs (such as your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits). We do this to make sure our communications to you are appropriate and tailored – something we know means a lot to our supporters. We’ve set out some examples below.

 

Personal information provided when you contact us or create an account through our sites

  • When you reach out to us directly, we have the potential to collect personal data related to you. For instance, if you get in touch with our team, subscribe to a newsletter, seek information, offer feedback, apply for a job, create an account, or participate in a discussion group, we may obtain your name, email address, mailing address, phone number, and other pertinent personal information required to address your interaction with us. Additionally, we may receive the content of your message or any attachments you send, along with any other information you decide to share.

Personal information provided when you donate

  • If you donate through one of our sites, you will be asked to provide certain personal information to help us process the payment and make sure that your donation goes where you intend it to go. For example, we may receive your name, email address, postal address, phone number, a record of your consent, and other information you choose to provide.

Publicly Available Personal information about you

  • We may also gather personal information that is publicly available to build up a better picture of you and your interests, as well as behavioral data on digital platforms so we can consider how best to ask for your support. To do this we do research, which may include using third-party subscriptions, to help us understand things such as the demographic information associated with your postal code, an estimate of your age, information about directorships and shareholdings, employment and earnings as well as your charitable interests and giving history.
 
 
  1. HOW DO WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We may use your personal information:

To communicate with you

  • If you have reached out to us with a question or feedback, we may communicate with you to respond to that question or feedback.
  • We may communicate with you to provide you with access and use of the services you have requested or signed up to, such as newsletters and updates.
  • If you have created an account with us under any of our sites, we may send you a message to check and see if there is any help we can give or check whether you encountered any problems. And we may reach out to you to verify if the email or postal address we hold for you is correct.

To fulfill administrative tasks, including processing donations

  • We will use your information to keep a record of your relationship with us.
  • We may use your information to process payments of donations and contact you about the payment transaction or donation and verify the payment transaction.
  • If we have a contractual arrangement with you or your employer (and you have been named as the contact person), we may use your information to contact you about that contractual arrangement.
  • We may also use your information to analyze and improve our website, services, products or information we provide to you.

To engage your support to advocate for children’s rights

  • We may collect pledges of support for campaigns to stand up for children’s rights, like petition signatures or connecting you with your representatives so that you can contact them directly to ask them to take action.

To engage support from you and other potential supporters

  • We may use your information to ask you to participate in surveys or research, to carry out and analyze research surveys, focus groups or other research methods.
  • We may also use you and other supporters’ information, and combine it with other publicly available information, to create supporter ‘profiles’ and assess trends.
  • We may also carry out research to identify individuals who have an affinity to our cause but with whom we are not already in touch. We use sources from the public domain, and our volunteer campaign boards and committees, to identify other individuals who may be able to support us or introduce us to others, usually at a major gift level.
  • The purpose of doing so will be to:
  1. better understand you and our other supporters and to engage with you and them in appropriate and efficient ways
  2. to provide more targeted, relevant experiences for our individual donors, provide more awareness for BARANGAYANIHAN’s work around the world, to be more transparent on how donors’ funds are being used, and to target similar profiles in different digital landscapes.
  • In certain cases, we may use the information we’ve collected to conduct due diligence on all major gifts in accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations and internal risk management policies and procedures. This is to safeguard our reputation and to help us mitigate any associated risk.

To market directly to you

  • We may use your information to let you know by email, telephone, SMS or post or through social media the latest news about our work for children and share with you how else you can help, where we have a legitimate basis to do so. These updates may include information on fundraising or campaigning for us, our range of BARANGAYANIHAN-branded merchandise and other gifts, information on leaving a gift in your will, specific appeals as well as updates on our work with children.
  • Where we don’t specifically ask for you consent to do this, we believe it is in our mandate and legitimate interest to let our supporters know about the latest news about our work for children and share with you how you can help. We only do this where we don’t believe sending these will impact your privacy or cause you harm or distress.

To facilitate your participation in a competition

  • We may use your information to enable you to take part in one of our competitions.
  • If you take part in one of our competitions, we may use your information to carry out the administration of the competition.

To protect our legal rights

  • We may use your personal information to enforce our Terms of Use, to defend our legal rights, and to comply with our legal obligations and policies.

Aggregate data

  • We may de-identify (i.e. anonymize) and aggregate information collected through our sites for statistical analysis and other legitimate purposes, including in research studies.
 
 
  1. HOW DO WE SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We may share your personal information with our Partners, agents and/or service providers. They will only use your Personal Information for the purposes set out in the Section above.

We will only share your personal information with these partners if they provide sufficient guarantees that your personal information will be protected and kept secure, including in cases where those third parties are located in countries outside your country of residence. We will also take reasonable steps to ensure that the means of transfer of your personal information provide adequate safeguards.

We promise to always keep your details safe and we’ll never sell or swap your personal information with any other organization.

We may provide your email address or mobile phone number to digital advertising or social media companies who work on our behalf, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. This is so we can reach you and others like you with our latest news and information about how you can help keep children safe. This personal information is always provided in an encrypted format and is deleted immediately after use.

If you don’t want to see targeted advertising from us on social media, please refer to the instructions provided by the specific social media website or app, for example on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google. 

  1. HOW CAN YOU CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

You can request more information about how we hold and use your information or make any other request in relation to your personal information, including withdrawing your permission to use your personal information, by contacting us at info@barangayanihan.com

  1. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We will only use and store your personal information for so long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for. How long personal information will be stored for depends on the personal information in question and what it is being used for, as well as whether there is any administrative or regulatory requirement for retaining the personal information. For example, we retain your personal information as long as necessary to comply with our obligations, including our obligations to you, to address any request by you (including to administer your donation), or to enforce our rights. 

  1. HOW DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURE?

We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all personal data provided by individuals from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Only authorized personnel, who have been made appropriately aware of our privacy obligations, are provided access to personal information. 

  1. COOKIES

BARANGAYANIHAN’s websites use cookies to provide statistics that help us to give you the best experience of our sites. You can find out more in our cookies policy page or switch them off if you prefer. However, by continuing to use our sites without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. 

  1. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

If we make changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy to www.Barangayanihan.com and those changes will become effective immediately on posting. For this reason, we encourage you to check our Privacy Policy frequently. The “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this page indicates when this Privacy Policy was last revised. The updated Privacy Policy will apply from the date it is posted on www.Barangayanihan.com and will govern the way in which we collect and use personal information from then on. 

  1. CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@barangayanihan.com.

 

Privacy policy for petitions

 

This BARANGAYANIHAN privacy statement for petitions is in addition to BARANGAYANIHAN’s general privacy statement where you can find more information about how BARANGAYANIHAN protects your information, including how we use cookies and other user tracking tools. 

 

Before signing a petition, you should know what information we will keep private and what information we will make public.

BARANGAYANIHAN believes that it is important for decision makers to know what BARANGAYANIHAN’s supporters think about the major development challenges facing children and their families.  A powerful way to influence those decision makers is to present them with the results of petitions and similar types of actions.

To be effective, it is important to show that there are real people behind these petitions.  For that reason, when you sign a petition, we treat your name and your country as public information which we can share with decision-makers.  We also share this information publicly on our website to encourage other like-minded people to show their support by signing the petition.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please do not sign the petition.

However, we will never publicly disclose your email address, phone number or any other personal information you share with us. 

 

If you have checked the box to receive more information from us

If you have checked the box to receive more information from us about BARANGAYANIHAN’s work, including progress of the petition’s campaign, fundraising appeals and other ways you can support children, then BARANGAYANIHAN will use the information you have given us to contact you about subjects we think will be of interest to you.  We may do that directly or through one of our BARANGAYANIHAN partner organizations in your country. 

If you have not checked the box to receive more information from us, then we will not share your information with any other person and will only contact you (if at all) for administrative purposes. 

 

Authorized agents

We may share your information with selected agents or service providers, for example external contractors working to maintain our websites, for the sole purpose of helping us do our work. These partners will only act under our instruction and will not use your information for their own purposes.

If you no longer want us to contact you or hold your information

As explained above, when you sign a petition, we treat your name and country as public information.  That information cannot be removed from the petition.

However, if you would like us to remove your other personally identifiable information from our systems, or if you checked the box to receive more information from us, but have changed your mind and wish to unsubscribe, please contact us. Our policy is to retain a minimum amount of information about you after you unsubscribe solely to ensure that we have a record of your decision.

 

Tracking

BARANGAYANIHAN’s websites use cookies and other user tracking tools to provide statistics that help us to give you the best experience of our sites and to display relevant promotion, communications, and appeals on other websites you may visit. You can find out more in our cookies policy page or switch cookies and other tracking tools off if you prefer. However, by continuing to use our sites without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies and other user tracking tools.

 

More information about how we keep your information safe

You can find out more about how BARANGAYANIHAN keeps your information safe in BARANGAYANIHAN’s general privacy statement.

 

Terms of use

Use of this Web site, www.barangayanihan.com and all pages in this domain (together, the “BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site”), constitutes acceptance of the following terms and conditions. BARANGAYANIHAN reserves the right to seek all remedies available by law for any violation of these terms of use, including any violation of BARANGAYANIHAN’s rights in the BARANGAYANIHAN name and emblem and its rights in connection with the information, artwork, text, video, audio, or pictures (together, the “Content”) of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site.

 

The BARANGAYANIHAN Name and Emblem

The BARANGAYANIHAN name and emblem are the exclusive property of BARANGAYANIHAN, Inc. They are protected under international law. Unauthorized use is prohibited. They may not be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written permission of BARANGAYANIHAN. Requests for permission should be sent to us using the copyright permission option our feedback form.

 

The BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site

The BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site is provided by BARANGAYANIHAN for personal use and educational purposes only. Any other use, including reproduction or translation of anything more than a de minimis portion of the Content of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site, or any use other than for personal or educational purposes, requires the express prior written permission of BARANGAYANIHAN. Requests for permission should be sent to us using the copyright permission option on our feedback form, specifying full details of the proposed use. All Content of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site is protected by law including, as applicable, copyright laws.

The Content of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site is selected on the basis of BARANGAYANIHAN’s own criteria and in its own sole discretion. BARANGAYANIHAN reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site, including but not limited to these terms of use, hours of availability and equipment needed for use.

The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgment by BARANGAYANIHAN as to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation of their boundaries. The mention of names of specific companies or products (whether or not indicated as registered) does not imply any intention to infringe proprietary rights, nor should it be construed as an endorsement or recommendation on the part of BARANGAYANIHAN.

The United Nations and BARANGAYANIHAN disclaim any liability or responsibility arising from the use of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site or the Content of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site. The United Nations, BARANGAYANIHAN, members of their staff, and their contractors, shall not be liable for any financial or other consequences whatsoever arising from the use of the Content of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site, including the inappropriate, improper, or fraudulent use of such Content.

No representations or warranties of any kind concerning the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site are given, including responsibility for any infection by virus or any other contamination or by anything which has destructive properties.

 

Other Web Sites

The BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site may be linked to other web sites that are not under BARANGAYANIHAN’s control. BARANGAYANIHAN provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply an endorsement or approval by BARANGAYANIHAN of any web site, product or service. BARANGAYANIHAN does not assume any responsibility or liability in respect of such web sites, including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made on those web sites.

 

Working Papers

The BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site may contain Working Papers or discussion drafts of BARANGAYANIHAN Policy Papers. Comments and responses are welcome, but these should in all cases be addressed directly to BARANGAYANIHAN and not uploaded to the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site. These documents are provided by BARANGAYANIHAN as a contribution to discussion on important issues affecting children and families, and to assist BARANGAYANIHAN by broadening and deepening the range of the consultations engaged in by the Organization. Such documents do not represent the Organization’s definitive position on the issues covered and are not to be represented as such. Working papers may not be quoted or otherwise used outside the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site.

 

Interactive Parts of the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site

The BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site may contain bulletin boards, chat rooms, access to mailing lists or other message or communication facilities. The user agrees, when taking advantage of such facilities, not to do any of the following: (a) defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal, moral, or human rights of others (such as rights of privacy and publicity); (b) publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; (c) upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy) unless the user owns or controls the rights thereto or has received all necessary consents; (d) upload or attach files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer; (e) delete any author attributions, legal notices or proprietary designations or labels in any file that is uploaded; (f) falsify the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded; (g) advertise or offer to sell any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, or chain letters; or (h) download any file posted by another user that the user knows, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner. BARANGAYANIHAN reserves the absolute right to delete any material posted to the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site without notice to the user.

BARANGAYANIHAN accepts no responsibility or liability in respect of the conduct of any user in connection with such facilities, or for any material submitted by users and carried on the BARANGAYANIHAN Web Site including, for example, responsibility or liability for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice or statements made in such material. 

BARANGAYANIHAN cookies policy

 

By visiting or using this website, a cookie will be created which BARANGAYANIHAN may use to provide statistics that help us to give you the best experience of our sites. The statement below describes our policy on cookies.

If you do not agree with any of the following, you can switch off the cookies. However, by continuing to use our sites without changing settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

 

What is a cookie?

During the course of any visit to our websites, the pages which you see, along with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. Most, if not all, websites do this, and that’s because cookies allow the website publisher to do useful things like find out whether the computer (and probably its user) has visited the site before. This is done on a repeat visit by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

So – what is a cookie? When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files which identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site, in order to track traffic flows. Cookies themselves only record which areas of the site have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time, although this of course means that certain personalized services cannot then be provided to that user. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can do this. Even assuming you have not set your computer to reject cookies, you can browse our sites anonymously until such time as you register your information with BARANGAYANIHAN.

 

What do cookies tell us?

We use cookies to collect data for analytics, such as demographic and interest data, based on your browsing patterns. This data allows us to estimate your age range, your gender and things that might interest you.

 

What do we use cookies for?

We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our websites. In particular, we use cookies to:

  • better understand our audience and supporters, for example by estimating our audience size and patterns and tracking the level of interest in our campaigns;
  • track your preferences and personalize the sites to your requirements and interests. For example: if on a previous visit you went to, say, the [Imagine Campaign] pages, then we might find this out from your cookie and highlight particular information – which you may find interesting, on a second visit;
  • avoid lengthy registration/personalization on each visit;
  • display relevant promotion, communications and appeals on other websites you visit;
  • improve and update our websites.

How do we collect and analyze cookies?

BARANGAYANIHAN does not collect and analyze the data to create cookies directly; we use a specialist service provider which both collects information on your preferences from your visits to our websites and analyzes your preferences from cookies already stored in your browser.

We obtain this information by enabling Google Analytics to analyze the traffic on our websites via “Google Advertising Cookies”. Google Advertising Cookies are a series of cookies already stored in your browser that compile data from your browsing preferences. You can see the types of cookies used by Google and learn more about the different categories in the Google privacy & terms.

We may change our specialist service provider at any time without notice to you and will update this Policy as necessary at that time.

 

What can you do if you do not want us to use your cookies?

 How do I opt-out of the collection and use of information for promotional purposes generally?

There are many websites that provide guidance on how to opt out of the collection and use of your information for promotional purposes that are not limited to BARANGAYANIHAN web properties. For example:

Do you share data from cookies with other organizations?

We may share your data from your cookies with partners, agents or service providers to understand our supporters more effectively and to further BARANGAYANIHAN’s mission.