Altemus Privacy Statement

 
 

Altemus complies with the General Data Protection Act. Protecting your privacy and personal data is very important to us. This privacy policy explains what information we collect from you, why we collect it and how we use it and how long it is kept.

What personal data do we collect from you

We collect information in 3 ways:

1. Automatically through operating our services

Access, usage and location  information:  Date and time of your website visit, notification of successful access, pages visited, data requested and amount of data transferred, browser type & version, location, type and operating system of user referring ULR, requesting domain, IP address of requesting computer.  We only use this information for statistical purposes and the safety and optimization of our website. We retain the right to use this data to investigate illegal use of our services.

Information from Cookies & Other Technologies: As do most webpages, we use Cookies to identify you as our user and provide you with a better user experience. A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Pixel tags (also called web beacons) are small blocks of code placed on websites and e-mails. We use cookies and other technologies like pixel tags to help us identify and track visitors, usage, and access preferences for our services, as well as track and understand our e-mail campaign effectiveness and to deliver targeted ads. You can refuse the use of cookies any time by setting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please be aware that doing so may hinder you from accessing the full functionality of our webpage and services.

Analytics Information: We use third-party analytic tools such as Google Analytics to help us understand the usage of our services. Google collects cookies (including your IP address), which are text files on your computer, which will be transmitted and stored by Google on their servers in the US. Google will use this information to generate reports on the use of our website and the traffic and activity. 

Google may pass this data onto third parties, if these are engaged by Google to process the data, or if Google is legally obliged to do so. To find out more about how Google Analytics uses personal data, please see the Google Privacy Policy (https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl).

The IP address transmitted as part of the Google Analytics service will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can stop the use of cookies by adjusting the settings in your internet browser (e.g. Safari, Internet Explorer, Opera, Firefox etc.). You can stop Google Analytics from collecting your data by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl

You can opt out from Google Analytics via the link below. In doing so, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your computer, preventing the future collection of your data on our website.

2. If and when you provide information to us online.  

When you contact us with an Inquiry using the online contact form, we collect the IP address and date/ time of the Inquiry, in order to prevent the misuse of the contact form.  When you contact us by email, we process the information you provided in order to answer your enquiry.

When you apply for and are accepted to an Altemus educational program or activity.  We collect information related to you as a part of the application process for the Altemus Leadership Program or other activities, including, for example, your personal contact information, uploaded essays and curriculum vitae.  If you are accepted, we collect questionnaires completed before, during or after the training, psychometric test results, evaluation reports from work shared by the participant or his/her employer with the permission of the participant, medical forms, medical and travel insurance policies, passport information and next of kin contact information, feedback from course instructors and other participants and alike.

When Alumni wish to access information about other alumni or alumni activities, on our website or on the closed group Facebook page, alumni are required to register for an account or be invited to the closed Facebook group page. In those cases, we will collect and store any information you provide, such as email address, phone number, profession, website link, social media profiles, photo and any other information you chose to provide. We only need your email and a username essentially to create your account, providing us with the other details is a matter of choice and you may choose not to share them with us.

Any information (e.g. testimonials, surveys, blogs) and photographs that you share with us with your approval.

3. From other sources.

We may also obtain information about you from other sources. For example, if you create or log into your account through another service (e.g. Facebook or LinkedIn), we will receive information from that service (such as your username, basic profile information, and friends list) via the authorization procedures used by that service. The information we receive depends on which services you authorize and any options that are available.

How we use the information

We use the information collected to:

  • Update or redesign our website site (e.g. photos, testimonials)

  • Provide, administer and facilitate the use of our services;

  • Communicate with you with regards to your account and respond to your requests;

  • Send you updates and administrative information such as changes in services, terms and our privacy policy;

  • To process your application to an Altemus program or activity and communicate with you;

  • Analyze trends and traffic and tack user information for internal business purposes;

  • Monitor and protect the security of our services, detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, fight spam, and protect the rights of our intellectual property and others;

  • Monitor and analyze trends and better understand how users interact with our services, which helps us improve.

How we share information

We do not sell our users’ private personal information. We share information about you in the limited circumstances spelled out below and with appropriate safeguards on your privacy:

In order for you to obtain the maximum benefit from out educational programs, Altemus may disclose information about you to our volunteer trainers, outdoor experiential experts, facilitators, coaches and other consultants who we work with us. These individuals re required by Altemus to follow this Privacy Policy for any personal information that we share with them. 

We may disclose information about you in response to a subpoena, court order, or other governmental request

Security

While no online service is 100% secure, we work very hard to protect all information about you that we have against unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction, and take reasonable measures to do so. While we do our best, we cannot guarantee the security of the information transmitted to us.  Any transmission is therefore at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are short text files that are saved locally in the cache of the visitor’s internet browser and allow the visitor’s computer to be recognized again in the case of another visit. This information can be used for different purposes, such as advertising personalization or user experience improvement. You can stop the use of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari).

Facebook

Our website uses the “Like” button from the social network www.facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Facebook’s “Like” button can be recognized from the Facebook “f” logo. If you open a page of our website that contains the “Like” button, your internet browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. The content of the plug-ins will be relayed to your internet browser directly by Facebook and will thus be integrated into the website. Camp Europe does not have any influence over the data collected by Facebook via these plug-ins.

The integration of the plug-in means that Facebook is informed when you open the given page of Camp Europe’s website. If you are logged into your Facebook account, Facebook can associate this visit with your account. Similarly, if you use the plug-in (e.g. to like or comment), Facebook will also be informed accordingly and save this information. To find out more about how Facebook collects and processes data, or how you can protect your personal details, please see the Facebook Privacy Policy.

Your Choices and Rights

You have several choices available when it comes to providing us any information about you or extend future services:

  • You can always choose not to provide certain data to us. However, this may prevent you from using certain features of our services or certain services altogether. If you have an account with us, you can choose not to provide the optional account information, profile information. Once you have set up a user account, you can always access your account and change any personal information we store about you based on the one entered in your account.

  • Set Your Browser to Reject Cookies:You can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject browser cookies before using our website, with the drawback that certain features may not function properly without the aid of cookies

  • You have the right be informed about all information we store about you without charge which also includes correction of any incorrect data.

  • You may request changes to or the full deletion of your account and all related information by emailing altemus.online@gmail.com provided that there is no legal obligation for us to preserve your information.

  • If you believe that your data is not being handled in compliance with data protection law or that your data protection rights are not being respected, you should visit the European Commission’s online dispute platform (https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).

How long do we keep your information?

Personal data of applicants to the Altemus programs or activities will be stored for 1 year and then deleted.  If you are an active alumni, your data is stored for a maximum of 7 years and then deleted.