Privacy Policy Including Cookies

This privacy policy sets out how Village Africa uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Village Africa is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Village Africa may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address

What we do with the information we gather 

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may periodically send newsletters about Village Africa’s news and fundraising activities which we think you may find interesting using the email address you have provided.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website however.

The list below shows the cookies we, or WordPress.com, use on our Website:

tk_ni: this cookie collects metrics about the user’s use of the website related to the WordPress.com features so that WordPress.com can improve its services.

tk_tc: this cookie collects metrics about the user’s use of the website related to the WordPress.com features so that WordPress.com can improve its services.

wordpress_eli: this cookie is only used when a user is logged into his/her WordPress.com account. It asks whether the user has logged in in the last 2 years and reduces the number of display adverts for repeat visitors. Users who do not have a WordPress.com account will not see this cookie.

wordpress_logged_in_*: this indicates the logged-in status of the user viewing the website.

wordpress_test_cookie: this cookie tests to see if the browser that a user is using to view the website has cookies enabled.

wpc_wpc: this cookie maps Village Africa’s custom domain to our WordPress.com website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

Information you provide to Village Africa will not be given to third persons or parties without your express permission. The information will only be used by Village Africa for the purpose given and to communicate details of Village Africa’s news and fundraising activities. Please let us know if you do not wish to be contacted by Village Africa about its news and fundraising activities. Please inform info@villageafrica.org.uk.

How to manage cookies

Our cookies do not store financial information, or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). Cookies simply allow our website to retrieve this information in order to personalise and improve your experience of our website.

However, if you wish to restrict, block or delete cookies provided by the Village Africa site – or any other website – you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different so check the ‘Help’ menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

Third Party Cookies

To help improve your experience of our site we use content from other sites to help users and improve usability. We use social sites such as Facebook and Twitter along with analytics to help improve user experience. Village Africa doesn’t control these sites and we suggest you read their cookie policy to see which ones they use and how to manage them.

Further information

If you wish to learn more about cookies in general and how to manage them, visit http://www.aboutcookies.org.