more to her story privacy policy

This Privacy Policy explains how information about you is collected, used and disclosed by moretoherstory.org and any related websites/platforms. This Privacy Policy applies to information we collect when you use our website and other online services that link to this Privacy Policy or when you otherwise interact with us.

I. Collection of Information

We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you sign up to receive emails, participate in any interactive features of the Site (including submitting your work or a request through our contact forms) or otherwise communicate with us. The types of information we may collect include your name, email address, postal address, phone number, social media handle, and any other information you choose to provide.

Information We Collect Automatically When You Use the Site: When you access or use our Site, we automatically collect information about you using Google Analytics, including:

  • Log Information: We log information about your use of the Site, including the type of browser you use, access times, pages viewed, your IP address and the page you visited before navigating to our Site.

  • Device Information: We collect information about the computer or mobile device you use to access our Site, including the hardware model, operating system and version, unique device identifiers and mobile network information.

  • Information Collected by Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies: We use various technologies to collect information, and this may include sending cookies to your computer or mobile device. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in device memory that help us to improve our Site and your experience, see which areas and features of our Site are popular and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as “tracking pixels”). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our Site or emails and help deliver cookies, count visits, understand usage and campaign effectiveness and determine whether an email has been opened and acted upon. For more information about cookies, and how to disable them, please see “Your Choices” below.

Information We Collect From Other Sources: We may also obtain information from other sources and combine that with information we collect through our Site. For example, if you interact with the Site through a social media site, we may have access to certain information from that site, such as your name, account information and friends lists, in accordance with the authorization procedures determined by such social media site.

II. Use of Information

We may use information about you for various purposes, including to:

  • Provide, maintain and improve our Site;

  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts and support and administrative messages;

  • Respond to your comments, questions and requests;

  • Communicate with you about services, offers, promotions, campaigns, and events offered by More to Her Story and others, and provide news and information we think will be of interest to you;

  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage and activities in connection with our Site;

  • Administer your online account with us;

  • Personalize and improve the Site and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests;

  • To comply with applicable laws and regulations;

  • Link or combine with information we get from others to help understand your needs and provide you with better service; and

  • Carry out any other purpose for which the information was collected.

More to Her Story is based in the U.S. By accessing or using the Site or otherwise providing information to us, you are aware that your personal data will be processed in the U.S. and in limited circumstances, in other countries in which More to Her Story operates.

III. Sharing of Information:

We may share information about you as follows or as otherwise described in this Privacy Policy:

  • In response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation;

  • If we believe your actions are inconsistent with the spirit or language of our user agreements or policies, or to protect the rights, property and safety of More to Her Story or others;

  • With your consent or at your direction, including if we notify you through our site that the information you provide will be shared in a particular manner and you provide such information.

  • We may also share aggregated or de-identified information, which cannot reasonably be used to identify you.

Social Sharing Features: The Site may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools, which let you share actions you take on our Site with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.

Advertising and Analytics Site Provided by Others: We may allow others to serve advertisements on our behalf across the Internet and to provide analytics services. These entities may use cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the Site and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information. This information may be used by More to Her Story and others to, among other things, analyze and track data, determine the popularity of certain content, deliver advertising and content targeted to your interests on our Site and other websites and better understand your online activity.

IV. Security

More to Her Story takes reasonable measures to help protect information about you from loss, theft, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can 100% guarantee security. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from the Site so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information. More to Her Story is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on sites outside of the Site.

V. Your Choices

Your Information: You may ask us to update, correct or detach your name from any information about you at any time by emailing us with your request at info@moretoherstory.org but note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate purposes related to our organization.

We may also retain cached or archived copies of information about you for a certain period of time.

Cookies: Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies. Removing or rejecting browser cookies does not necessarily affect third party flash cookies used in connection with our Site. To delete or disable flash cookies please visit: www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/security. Please note that if you choose to remove or reject cookies, this could affect the availability and functionality of our Site.

Promotional Communications: You may opt out of receiving promotional emails or messages from More to Her Story at any time by following the instructions in those emails or messages, or by contacting us using the details below. If you opt out, we may still send you non-promotional communications, such as those that are necessary in connection with our ongoing service relationship (if applicable).

VI.  Our Legal basis for Using Data:

Data controllers need a lawful basis to collect and use your personal data. The law allows for six ways to process personal data (and additional ways for sensitive personal data). One of these is relevant to the type of processing that More to Her Story carries out. This includes information that is processed on the basis of:

  • A person’s consent; for example, to post submitted content, on your behalf, and to contact you directly by email.

Personal data may be legally collected and used if it is necessary for a legitimate interest of the organization using the data, as long as that interest is not overridden by the privacy rights of the individual whose data is being used.

If you would like to change your name or remain anonymous when submitting your work, please get in touch with us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below.

How Long We Retain Data: We will keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed, in accordance with our internal policies. The length of time that data will be kept may depend on the reasons for which we are processing the data or regulations that the information falls under such as financial regulations, statutory limitation periods or any contractual obligation we might have. Subject to the above, we will typically store data relating to donors and supporters for 7 years after their last donation or interaction with us unless there is a justifiable reason to keep it for longer. Once the retention period has expired, the information will be confidentially disposed, permanently deleted, or in some cases archived.

If you request to receive no further contact from us, we will keep some basic information about you on our suppression list in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future.

VII. Your Rights:

  • Right of Access: You have the right know what information we hold about you and to ask, in writing, to see your records. We will supply any information you ask for that we hold about you as soon as possible, but this may take up to 30 days. We will not charge you for this. You will be asked for proof of identity as the person dealing with your request may not be the staff member you have met before. We need to be sure we are only releasing your personal data to you. This is called a data subject access and can be done by writing to us using the “Contact Us” details.

  • Right to be Informed: You have the right to be informed how your personal data will be used. This policy as well as any additional information or notice that is provided to you either at the time you provided your details, or otherwise, is intended to provide you with this information.

  • Right to Withdraw Consent: Where we process your data on the basis of your consent (for example, to send you marketing emails) you can withdraw that consent at any time. To do this, or to discuss this right further with us, please contact us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below.

  • Right to Object: You also have a right to object to us processing data where we are relying on it being within our legitimate interests to do so (for example, to send you direct marketing by post). To do this, or to discuss this right further with us, please contact us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below.

  • Right to Restrict Processing: In certain situations, you have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted because there is some disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage.

  • Right of Rectification: If you believe our records are inaccurate you have the right to ask for those records concerning you to be updated. To update your records please get in touch with us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below.

  • Right to Data Portability: Where we are processing your personal data because you have given us your consent to do so, you have the right to request that the data is transferred from one service provider to another.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please get in touch with us using the details in the “Contact Us” section below. If you are unhappy with the way in which we have handled your personal data, please contact us using the information listed on the site.