Privacy policy

We respect your privacy

Transparency International (TI) is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. We collect and retain only such personal information as you choose to provide us. All such information is stored securely and will not be made public, sold, rented or likewise distributed.

The Transparency International Website (http://www.transparency.org), including all information and materials contained on it (the "TI Website") is managed by Transparency International Secretariat ("TI-S"), Alt Moabit 96, 10550 Berlin, Germany.

This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the TI Website, http://www.transparency.org. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, including the websites of TI National Chapters or related organisations or third party sites. The TI Website may be linked to the websites of such other parties but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.

By using the TI Website you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. TI may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and if such changes are made, we may place notices on the TI Website so that you can be aware of them. Your continued use of the TI Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

Use of anonymous data collected by TI

Our web servers collect anonymous data about visits to the TI Website. This information is stored in log files and is sometimes used to create aggregate statistics about when the TI Website is accessed, which pages refer visitors to us, the type of web browsers visitors use, which pages are viewed, etc. These statistics help us understand how the TI Website is used and provide us with valuable information for improving it for you in the future. This data cannot be used to identify you personally.

We also make use of Google Analytic to collate usage information about our website. This tool places a cookie on your computer (see below about cookies) in order to more accurately collate certain metrics. You may choose not to be part of this anonymous, statistical collation; please review https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en for specific details.

Use of personal data collected by TI

We do not collect any information from the TI Website that can be used to identify you unless you choose to provide it.

For example, you can choose to provide your email address to subscribe to the Transparency Watch newsletter or other email updates, and, if you donate to TI, you can provide additional personal contact or payment information.

Personal information you submit to TI is kept confidential, is stored securely, and is retained only for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was given. Personal information you provide will not be sold or rented or made public. Personal information is never shared with third parties unless we have your permission or are required to disclose the information by law, with the exception of the following circumstances:

  • Payment processing and fraud: If you make an online purchase or donation, your card details will be disclosed to a bank so that payment can be processed. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, these details may be disclosed to the appropriate authorities for the sole purpose of investigation.
  • Hosting and processing: the TI Website is hosted by a third party service provider. We may also use third parties to process donations to TI. These third party services providers will process your personal information only on TI’s behalf and are bound by strict confidentiality conditions.

Processing of your information by TI and its service providers is regulated by German data privacy law and protected by appropriate security measures.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember your computer.

We use cookies on the TI Website to do things such as control the behaviour of automatic pop-up surveys so they don’t pop up every time you visit.

To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software, or go to: www.allaboutcookies.org

Access to your personal information

If you have provided TI with personal information, under data privacy law you have the right of access to it in order to verify or correct it. In some circumstances you can object to our use of your information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer
Transparency International Secretariat
Alt Moabit 96
10559 Berlin, Germany

Or please email us here

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