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Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the DTPF Terms of Use.  The terms “DTPF,” “we,” and “us” include Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and our affiliates.  The Privacy Policy explains how DTPF may collect, use, and disclose information we obtain through the “Site.”  Any capitalized terms used and not defined in this Privacy Policy shall have the meaning given to them in the Terms of Use.

Personal Information” can be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you.

Personal Information” means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as: name, address, email address, or phone number.  We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.


The Site Collects Your Information


We collect Personal Information when you:

  • make a donation;
  • post your story and content on the Site;
  • submit a volunteer form;
  • otherwise use the Site; and
  • communicate with us.

We also collect information, such as anonymous usage statistics, by using cookies, server logs, and other similar technology as you use the Site.

Making a Donation. 
When you make a donation through the Site, you may need to provide financial account information, such as your credit card number, to our third-party service providers.  We do not collect or store such information, though we may receive summary information about transactions that does not include credit card or bank account numbers, such as your name, email address, mailing address, and any comments or notes you submit.Using the Site.  We collect information you provide through the Site.  For example, when you sign up for emails from us, share information or content on the Site, and submit a volunteer form, the Site will collect the information you provide in such submissions, including any Personal Information.

Partner Organizations.  We may partner with other organizations to jointly communicate and request donations for common causes.  We may use the Site for such purposes, and the information collected by the Site with respect to the partnership will be collected for both DTPF and our partner organization.

Customer Support.  We may collect Personal Information through your communications with our customer-support team.

Cookies, Automatic Data Collection, and Related Technologies.  The Site collects and stores information that is generated automatically as you use it, including your preferences and anonymous usage statistics.  When we associate such information with Personal Information, we will treat the combination as Personal Information.

When you use the Site or receive emails from us, we and our third-party partners, such as analytics providers, use “cookies” and other similar technologies to collect information about how the Site or email is accessed.  Our partners also may collect information about your online activities over time and on other websites or apps.  When they provide such services, they are governed by their own privacy policies.  You may be able to change browser settings to block and delete cookies when you access the Site through a web browser.  However, if you do that, the Site may not work properly.

By using the Site, you are authorizing us to gather, parse, and retain data related to the provision of the Site.


How DTPF Uses Your Information


We use Personal Information to:

  • facilitate and improve our services; and
  • communicate with you.

We may use aggregate information for any purpose, including for marketing purposes.

Communications.  We may send email to the email address you provide to us for informational and operational purposes, such as customer service, system maintenance, and other Site-related information.Internal and Service-Related Usage.  We use information, including Personal Information, for internal and service-related purposes and may provide it to third parties to allow us to facilitate the Site.  We may use and retain any data we collect to provide and improve any of our services.

Marketing.  We may use information, including Personal Information, to email you information we think may be useful or relevant to you.  For example, we may email you if you sign up for our emails or when you make a donation through the Site.

Aggregate Data.  We may anonymize or aggregate data collected through the Site and use it for any purpose.


DTPF May Disclose Your Information


We may share your Personal Information:

  • with our third-party vendors and service providers;
  • with partner organizations when we jointly sponsor activity on the Site;
  • to comply with legal obligations;
  • to protect and defend our rights and property; and
  • with your permission.

We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.

We Use Vendors and Service Providers.  We may share any information we receive with vendors and service providers we use to help us provide the Site.

Partner Organizations.  We may partner with other organizations to jointly communicate and request donations for common causes.  We will share information the Site collects as part of the partnership with our partner organization.  For example, if we receive your email address through the Site as part your donation to a cause by our partner organization, we and our partner will have access to your email address.  We will treat such information as described in this Privacy Policy.  Our partners will treat the information according to their privacy policies, and we are not responsible for the actions of our partner organizations.

Marketing.  We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies for their direct marketing purposes, unless we have your permission.

Legal and Similar Disclosures.  We may access, preserve, and disclose collected information, if we believe doing so is required or appropriate to: comply with law enforcement requests and legal process, such as a court order or subpoena; respond to your requests; or protect your, our, or others’ rights, property, or safety.

Merger, Sale, or Other Asset Transfers.  If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, reorganization, bankruptcy, receivership, sale of DTPF assets, or transition of service to another provider, your information may be sold or transferred as part of such a transaction as permitted by law and/or contract.  We cannot control how such entities may use or disclose such information.

With Your Permission.  We may also disclose your Personal Information with your permission.


Information Security


We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us.  We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.


Children’s Privacy


We do not knowingly collect information from children under 13.  We will take steps to delete it if we learn we have collected it.

international usersWe do not knowingly collect, maintain, or use personal information from children under 13 years of age, and no part of the Site is directed to children under the age of 13.  If you learn that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, you may alert us at info@tutufoundationusa.org.  If we learn that we have collected any personal information from children under 13, we will promptly take steps to delete such information and terminate the child’s account.

By using the Site, you will transfer data to the United States.

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION OR POSE A QUESTION OR SUGGESTIONIf you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, you agree to the transfer of your information to the United States and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

If you would like to update or correct any information that you have provided to us through your use of the Site or otherwise, or if you have suggestions for improving this Privacy Policy, please send an email to info@tutufoundationusa.org.


Changes to Our Privacy Policy and Practices


We may revise this Privacy Policy, so review it periodically.

New Uses of Personal Information.  From time to time, we may desire to use Personal Information for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy.  If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.Posting of Revised Privacy Policy.  We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on this web page, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted.


Contact Information


Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
619 West 54th Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10019


Effective Date: December 1, 2015