Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

RPCV Health Crusade

RPCV Health Crusade’s privacy policy and terms of use demonstrates how we take your privacy and ours very seriously. This page reflect our expectations and commitments.

Any usage of the phrasing of “we”, “us”, “ours”, or other similar references are intended to indicate RPCV Health Crusade. The phrase “you” or “yours” indicate the reader, website visitor, story submitter, survey responder, etc.

Our Group Core Values

We are a group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) pulling together to help other RPCVs in the spirit of volunteerism and humanitarianism. Our group’s core values are based on inclusion, support, and understanding. We want to provide a safe space where differences are accepted and opinions are respected.
Violators of our terms, as outlined below, may be removed from our group and platform as well as be removed or prevented from attending our events. There will be no refunds made for group violators.

Interacting with Us or Our Site

Be respectful with exchanges, comments, and content and avoid any verbiage that is threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, racist, sexist, ageist, ableist, malicious, or is considered stalking, discriminatory, or otherwise offensive.

You must be at least 13 years old to access our website, submit comments, view/download information, or submit a contact request. And, you must be at least 18 or have parental or guardian approval and participation to make purchases or attend our events.

Please do not provide any private, personal, or medical information to us or others on our platform. Nothing on the website or in our exchanges can be interpreted as medical, business, legal, or other professional advice. However, financial information may be provided to us for purchases or event payments.

While you may be offered the opportunity to be displayed anonymously in certain instances, you are not allowed to misrepresent yourself or impersonate a different person or entity in any submissions or exchanges with us or anyone else in our group. You are also acknowledging that you have legal ownership and responsibility of any comments, stories, images, videos or any other information that you provide to us.

We encourage you to include images with your story submissions but you may want to remove any tracking or geotagging information associated to the image before submission as others may be able to track you. While we may crop or edit the image to fit the dimensions, we are not responsible for evaluating or managing your metadata.  However, you may request that we remove or replace the image.

By interacting with us or submitting information, you agree to allow us to edit, distribute, and publish any comments, stories, or other submissions on our website, at our events, or in any other format that may be viewed by others. However, we may also edit or remove inappropriate content that violates our terms.

Intellectual Property

We retain ownership and the use of any proprietary or intellectual property rights of any materials, digital content, or other information in our website or materials. You are not allowed to copy, duplicate, or display any of the information on our website or materials without our express written consent. You also cannot solicit or advertise to the group without our express written consent unless you are an authorized group sponsor.

There is no intention of intellectual property or copyright infringement with any of the information provided on our website or in our materials. And, you are responsible for any international use to comply with local laws.

Releases

By viewing or interacting with us in any whether in person, at our events, through our website or other digital means, or in any other form, you agree to release RPCV Health Crusade and its officers, group leaders, staff, volunteers, consultants, partners, and all other participants from all liability.  Your participation and interactions are by your own choice. We are just a small group of folks with the best of intentions to do some good within our community.

We also try our best for accuracy in any information or assistance provided but we are not responsible for any errors or omissions including but not exclusive to bad/broken links, changed/incorrect information, incomplete information, etc.

We are also not responsible for any third party’s websites, materials, content, business operations, etc. You are responsible for validating any information provided before relying or taking action on it.

We may take photos or video at our events and your attendance indicates a release for open use of those images. If you do not wish to be photographed or videotaped, you are responsible to notify us before any photographs/videos are taken and we will do our best to respect your request but it may be challenging in a group environment.

We own all exchanges (emails, letters, etc.), website content (stories, articles, etc.), materials (libraries, files, etc.), and any other information about our group. Any display, publication, or representation of our exchanges, information, content, etc. requires our written consent. Additionally, representation of our group or any of its group members in any capacity (private or public) requires our expressed written consent.

Third Party Links and Websites

We do not endorse or have any responsibility to any third party website, links, or content. Please conduct your own research and review their own privacy policies before accessing embedded content, links or third party websites.

Articles or other materials on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.).  Embedded content from other websites behaves in the same way as if you had visited these other websites directly.

These external websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, or monitor your interaction with that embedded content.  They may track your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and/or are logged in to that website. We do not have any agreement or access to information collected by a third party.

Your Data

What We Collect And Why We Collect It

Information You Provide Directly to Us

We may collect information that you provide to us directly or through submitted information such as your membership form, contact form, volunteer form, event signups, etc. The information collected will only be utilized for the purpose it was submitted.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.  The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.  After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

We may use cookies when you:

    • login;
    • take a survey;
    • submit information to us (stories, volunteer interest, etc.);
    • contact us;
    • or interact with us or our website in any other manner

When you log in, we may use cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices.  We may also use cookies to track and/or identify submissions.  Some cookies are also for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment, etc.

We may collect information via our website or other sources to improve our services, information, or offerings.

If you take a survey, you may be required to accept cookies to retain your session as you complete the survey questions especially if there is more than one page.  Depending on the setting, you may or may not be able to return to the survey if it has not been completed but please try to complete in one setting to avoid the possibility of losing your entries and having to start over.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment or engage in other exchanges, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely or as long as the comment is displayed.  This helps us better track the comment and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you register through our website, we may also store the provided personal information in the user ‘s membership or newsletter profile.  For membership profiles, you can see, edit, or delete your information at any time (except they cannot change their username).  Website administrators can also see and edit that information.  But if you sign up for newsletters or other group distributions, we retain the information to be able to send the needed distribution. There will be an option to “unsubscribe” with each distribution. For all other registrations, we retain the data only for as long as needed to conduct the related business.

If you take a survey, we may retain the results indefinitely to be able to track trends and responses over time. But any survey data displayed will only contain randomized responses so there is no traceability to any individual participant.

If you make a donation, purchase, event payment, or other financial transaction, we may store your financial information to ensure payment success and potential refunds. However, we may not need to store any financial information if we utilize third party sources.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. However, this does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, financial, or security purposes.

We understand that you may have a sensitive story or other content for public post. Therefore, you may request to have your stories posted as an anonymous author or request for your name to be removed (or partially hidden) in an article, story, etc. However, we may request for confirmation that you are the person actual mentioned or publicly posted or for any removal requests.

Who we share your data with

Our privacy policy specifies that we will not share or sell your data with any third party including government entities unless required to by law. We operate independently of any other group or organization to ensure that our direction is driven by the PC community itself through feedback, comments, survey responses with our group members or through our contact form and emails.

However, we are an organization run by volunteers who may have access to internally stored information but we will do our best to limit access to all of our data to those who have a legitimate reason for access.

However, your comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. And, your payment information may also be sent to a third party (PayPal, etc.) if we use their services for completion of purchase or processing of the payment. Also, we have no control in how or where the technology hosts store and manage the website, emails, or other information that passes through it.

 

Terms of Use or Privacy Policy Changes

Our Privacy Policy and Terms is subject to change at any time or without notice.  We will attempt to update this page with any changes in a timely manner so review

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