Commitment to Privacy
Information Collected from this Website
When you visit our website, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information) that you knowingly choose to disclose, which is collected on an individual basis for various purposes. These purposes include registering to receive e-mail newsletters or other materials, requesting further information from us about projects and services, donating to us, sponsorship, ordering merchandise, making requests, submitting a form on our website, or simply asking a question. We receive and store any information you enter on our website or give us in any other way. We ask for personal information so that we can fulfill your request and/or return your message. This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies. Four Seeds International does not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, we may not be able to fulfill your request or complete your order, but you will still be free to browse the other sections of the websites owned and administered by Four Seeds International . This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.
Use of Information
When you supply information about yourself for a specific purpose, we use the information for that purpose. For example, we use your information to complete a transaction, provide the service or information you requested or fulfill a merchandise order. From time to time we may also provide you with information we think would be of particular interest, such as updating you on your sponsored child or special event. We do not share your information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the appropriate service or information.
Four Seeds International will not sell, rent, lease, give-away or share its email addresses or other personally identifiable information to outside sources, except our sponsorship business partner who is acting on our behalf to complete the activities described above. We will post changes to our use of identifiable information on our site at least 21 days prior to change.
Our Commitment to Data Security
Certain personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. Further, personally identifiable information is only accessed by Four Seeds International personnel on a “need to know” basis. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Additionally, sensitive data such as credit card numbers are encrypted using SSL and other industry standard measures, to provide an additional level of security. Four Seeds International does not store credit or debit card information.
Changes to our Privacy Statement
We may disclose personal information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Four Seeds International .
Generally, a donation to Four Seeds International is, like all charitable donations, not refundable. Four Seeds International may consider (in its absolute discretion) a refund if the donation was made accidentally or in some other extremely unusual circumstance if Four Seeds International receives a written request within 48 hours of the donation. Four Seeds International will never issue a refund after the donated funds have been granted to a project. If a donation is refunded, the associated tax receipt is no longer truthful so you should shred it.