Updated: 16th April 2020
No To Poverty is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to us in accordance with the provisions of Electronic Transactions Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 2004 and as per the prevailing laws of Mauritius. Please read this Privacy Notice to learn about your rights, what information we collect, how we use and protect it.
No To Poverty is a Non-Profit Organisation and Non-Governmental Organisation incorporated in the Republic of Mauritius (NGO Registration No: 16378), operating under the domain name www.notopoverty,org
By using the Services you and your business entity, if applicable, are agreeing to the Policies and the terms for amending the same (see our Terms of Service for additional information).
When you use the website and the Services you are voluntarily providing us with certain information about you. Certain portions of the website and Services will require you to provide us with additional information, which may allow us to identify you as a specific user and/or an individual. If you do not want to provide such information to us, then do not use the website or the Services. To stop receiving our emails, please click the link found at the bottom of each email.
If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Notice or how we handle personal data, please contact us by email and we will endeavour to respond within 30 days from the date we receive any privacy-related communications.
Directly. We obtain personal data directly from individuals in a variety of ways, including obtaining personal data from individuals who provide us with their business card(s), complete our online forms, visiting our website, subscribing as Member or Beneficiary or Donor or Supporter or Volunteer, accessing our in-house training courses, attend meetings or events we host, visit our offices or for recruitment purposes. We may also obtain personal data directly when, for example, we are establishing a business relationship, performing professional services through a contract, or through our appointed representative(s).
Indirectly. For training and employment, we may obtain personal data about candidates from an employment agency, and other parties including former employers, and credit reference agencies.
We do not allow third-party advertisers to advertise on our website but we may post our own ads regarding our Activities on our website. We may also use the information we collect from you to provide you more relevant ads.
By using the Services, you consent to the following described uses of your information.
User information and content
We may obtain the following categories of personal data about individuals through direct interactions with us, or from information provided through client engagements, from applicants, our suppliers and through other situations including those described in this Privacy Notice.
Personal Data. Here is a list of personal data we commonly collect to conduct our activities.
Sensitive Personal Data.
We typically do not collect sensitive or special categories of personal data about individuals other than our own employees. When we do need to process sensitive personal data from data subjects who are not our employees, it is either on the instructions of a third party, with the express consent of the individuals or as required by law. Examples of sensitive personal data we may obtain, or otherwise hold, include:
We may rely on the following lawful reasons when we collect and use personal data to operate our business and provide our products and services:
Contract – We may process personal data in order to perform our contractual obligations owed to (or to enter into a contract with) the relevant individuals.
Consent – We may rely on your freely given consent at the time you provided your personal data to us.
Legitimate Interests – We may rely on legitimate interests based on our evaluation that the processing is fair, reasonable and balanced.
Legal obligations – We may process personal data in order to meet our legal and regulatory obligations or mandates.
We aspire to be transparent when we collect and use personal data and tell you why we need it, which typically includes:
We may occasionally share personal data with trusted third parties to help us deliver efficient and quality services. These recipients are contractually bound to safeguard the data we entrust to them. We may engage with several or all of the following categories of recipients:
If you would like to exercise your Data Subject Rights, you can contact us directly. We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information or to exercise any of your other rights. This helps us to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. No fee is required to make a request unless your request is clearly unfounded or excessive. Depending on the circumstances, we may be unable to comply with your request based on other lawful grounds.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to:
We have put appropriate technical and organisational security policies and procedures in place to protect personal data (including sensitive personal data) from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. We aim to ensure that access to your personal data is limited only to those who need to access it. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We may apply pseudonymisation, de-identification and anonymisation techniques in efforts to further protect personal data.
If you have access to parts of our websites or use our services, you remain responsible for keeping your user ID and password confidential. Please be aware that the transmission of data via the Internet is not completely secure. Whilst we do our best to try to protect the security of your personal data, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.
We retain personal data to provide our services, stay in contact with you and to comply with applicable laws, regulations and professional obligations that we are subject to. Unless a different time frame applies as a result of business need or specific legal, regulatory or contractual requirements, where we retain personal data in accordance with these purposes, we retain such personal data for seven years.
We regularly review this Privacy Notice and will publish any updates on this webpage.