Privacy, Security and Acceptable Use Statement
YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE CONSTITUTES YOUR AGREEMENT
TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS STATEMENT
Throughout this statement of policies and agreements, you will see the terms "The Mugangu Foundation or FONDAMU," "we," "our," and "us" - these terms refer to the Mugangu Foundation, a US 501(c)(3) equivalent non-profit organisation that was established on 14 April 2006 and registered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as an association sans but lucratif (asbl) under number F-92-9884 recognized by Ministerial Ordinance N°589/2006 dated 30 December 2006. You will also see the terms "you," "your," and "yours" - these terms refer to visitors and users of our website or our blogs.
The Mugangu Foundation's website has several features including descriptions of our programs and how we help vulnerable, war-displaced or returnee people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as blind persons, handicapped people, raped women, widows, and orphaned or abandoned children with shelter, entrepreneurship skills, and leadership training. The website also gives you the opportunity to provide direct support to the Mugangu Foundation via online donations, sponsorships and an opportunity to browse our Blog postings.
We encourage you to read this statement in its entirety as it sets forth our mutual understanding when you visit our website.
We do not ask you to submit personal information if you are just browsing our website. However, if you choose to make an online donation, become a sponsor, or subscribe to our email newsletter, you may be required to provide us with personal information including your name, email address and other identifying information so that we can contact you back as needed.
To make online contribution to the Mugangu Foundation, we may ask you through PAYPAL to provide credit card or other billing information. This includes, but may not be limited to, your name, address, billing address, credit card type, number, and expiration date. In addition, to subscribe to our newsletter, you may be asked to submit personal information including name, address, and email address.
3. How is personal information used by the Mugangu Foundation, and can I control its use?
Personal information will be used only internally by the Mugangu Foundation to provide you updates on information you have requested. You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to. Simply do not use those website services or features that require such information. Our interest is to offer you convenient online services that match your interests.
4. What are "cookies," and does the the Mugangu Foundation website use "cookies?"
5. How does the Mugangu Foundation use "cookie" information and can I control its use?
Cookie information is used by the Mugangu Foundation to keep and sometimes track information about you in order to deliver better and more personalized services and better administration of our website. For example, we may use the information for tracking which areas of our website you have visited, and how frequently. In addition, cookies help us to diagnose problems with our server. We may use domain names and e-mail addresses to gather demographic information about our user community. We may also match information obtained from cookies with other data you, or third parties, provide in order develop statistics. This type of information helps the Mugangu Foundation provide services and site content that is interesting to our visitors.
Please check your computer or software manual for specifics on how cookies work on your particular computer. It is possible to block cookies from being loaded onto your computer. Please note, however, that blocking cookies can affect the performance of websites, including loading time, with your computer.
6. Does the Mugangu Foundation share personal information or cookies with other organizations?
The Mugangu Foundation hires third parties to provide certain administrative services - such as processing credit card transactions, preparing address labels, managing databases, and sending mailings - which requires the Mugangu Foundation to provide third parties with access to certain information. We make an effort to require all third party service-providers to hold personal information in strict confidence. While we believe these other companies are upstanding and will treat your personal information responsibly, we don't own or control them.
Further, if we are compelled by law, or some other regulatory authority, the Mugangu Foundation will disclose personal information. Also, if we have reason to believe that there has been some inappropriate interference with or use of the Mugangu Foundation website, or if we have reason to believe that one of our website users may have been injured or some other party harmed, we will disclose personal information as we deem appropriate or if asked by a legal or regulatory authority.
You are under no obligation to disclose any personal information if you do not want to. If you are not comfortable with the Mugangu Foundation's uses of information, you can choose not to use those services or features that require such information.
7. What rules apply if I "click" over to another website?
The Mugangu Foundation works with PayPal to manage our online donations capabilities. All on-line transactions are done on a secure server located at the PayPal site.
When you use our website, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions contained in this Statement. These terms and conditions have been developed for your protection, as well as ours. The Mugangu Foundation owns the materials and technology, or has the right to use the materials and technology, included on the Mugangu Foundation site. No one outside the Mugangu Foundation may use any of the material or technology for any purpose, including personal financial gain or other inappropriate activity. If you choose not to accept the terms and conditions of this Statement, you are free to leave our website.
It is improper, and may be a violation of law, for you to post or download and distribute any material that you do not own or for which you do not have permission to use. Please be aware: violation of someone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights may subject you to civil or criminal penalties.
Use of the Mugangu Foundation materials or technology for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, or in support of such activities is strictly prohibited. We define these terms as follows:
- "Illegal activities" are those that violate laws, regulations and/or private agreements, including federal or state laws governing charitable activities, copyright laws, trademark laws, license agreements or other intellectual property rights.
- "Inappropriate uses" are any uses other than for legitimate informational, educational or fundraising purposes.
- "Obscene activities" are those that violate generally accepted social standards for use of this type of material or technology.
You are entirely responsible for all of your activities on the FONDAMU website. Please be aware that the Mugangu Foundation may terminate your ability to interact at our website in the event we, in our sole discretion, determine that you have engaged in a prohibited activity. Listed below are some, but not all, prohibited activities that may result in termination:
- Posting, transmitting, or facilitating in the promotion of illegal content through our website.
- Use of our website to harass, threaten, embarrass, or do anything else to another visitor or third-party that is unwanted.
- Transmitting or facilitating distribution of content that is untrue, threatening, harassing, abusive, racially or ethnically offensive, vulgar, sexually explicit, obscene, defamatory, or objectionable.
- Disrupting the flow of any chat or blog areas with vulgar language, abusiveness, or other conduct that may disrupt normal activities.
- Pretending to be anyone whom you are not. You may not impersonate the Mugangu Foundation staff, or anyone else.
- Attempting to get a password, other account information, or other private information from others, or harvest e-mail addresses or other information.
- Posting any unsolicited advertising, promotional materials, or any other forms of solicitation at our website.
From time to time, the Mugangu Foundation may add features or services to our website. This may include collecting different types of information and/or changing the uses of the information. In these instances, we will endeavour to edit this policy in a timely fashion to explain the new practices. Please check these policies from time to time to find out if there are any changes; we put a date of publication at top. If we make substantial changes in our web-site policies, we will try to include an announcement on our homepage so that you will know to look for the revised policy.
If you have any questions about our privacy and acceptable use policy, or if you would like to update or remove your personal information, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at:
The Mugangu Foundation
73 Rue Maindombe
Commune of Kintambo
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
011-(243) 81 813 9280
Publication Date: July 1,2007