Please read this policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and process your personal data.
Last updated: November 27, 2020
Gapminder Foundation means the Swedish non-profit foundation registered as Stiftelsen Gapminder with organization number 802424-7721, referred in this document as “Gapminder” (and “us”, “we”, or “our”).
What types of information do we collect and store?
The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the Gapminder Websites and/or Applications. You can access most of the pages on the Gapminder Websites without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.
How do we use the information collected?
Your personal information will be retained by Gapminder and its service providers in a secure environment, will be kept confidential, and will only be used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted, or as otherwise explained on Gapminder Website or Gapminder Application, or as necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations. For example, personal information submitted for the purposes of making a donation will be used to process that donation and personal information submitted with an expression of receiving a certificate will be used to create the given certificate. We may also use the grouped data collected by google analytics or similar service in connection to our website to better understand how users use Gapminder Website and Applications.
We take appropriate security measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date, and that we only keep it for as long as is reasonable and necessary. However the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to the Gapminder Websites and/or Gapminder Applications.
Sharing of your personal information
The information you provide will not be sold or rented nor will it be shared with third parties unless we have your permission, or are required to disclose the information by law or in the following circumstances:
Hosting and processing: Gapminder Websites and Gapminder Applications are hosted by third party service providers and therefore any personal details you submit may be processed by that third party data processors.
Improvement of Gapminder’s Websites and Applications: we work with third party service providers to improve the Gapminder Website and Gapminder Applications. These services providers might be given access to your personal data on Gapminder’s behalf and they shall use it in connection to that service only. For example, we might provide your personal data to the third party IT consultancy firm who is improving the platform we use for issuing the Gapminder Certificates.
All of these third party services providers will process your personal information only on Gapminder’s behalf and will be bound by strict confidentiality conditions and have signed a third party data processing agreement with us in compliance with GDPR. A full list of third party processors can be provided by contacting [email protected].
The disclosure of your personal information discussed above may involve transfer of that information outside of the UK and European Union. Countries outside of the European Union, may not have data privacy laws as strong as those in force in the European Union.
Access to your personal information
You have the right of access to personal information that we hold about you, to correct that information or, in some circumstances, to object to our processing of your information, under data privacy law. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact us at [email protected]. An eventual deletion of personal information will be handled in accordance to GDPR and will on request be provided with a full record of our processing of your information.