Privacy Policy

For questions, concerns or the modification or removal of personal information, please email us at: info@friendsofshamwari.org

Like many websites, we gather information about how visitors use our website. In general, you can visit many of our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. We may track your visit for trends and statistics, but you will remain anonymous unless you actively submit your personal data to us through the website. Once you choose to give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. For more information, see “Cookies and Pixel Tags” section below.

If you choose to use our e-mail link to send information about our site to others, we request your e-mail address and the e-mail addresses of your recipients.

If you choose to make a donation through Texting to Give, your phone number will be collected. We won’t receive your name or email address unless you choose to provide them.

When you make a donation to FriendsofShamwari.org online or through Texting to Give, your donation will be processed through our donation processing service provider. Our provider’s use of your information is based on its terms of service and policies, not ours, so we encourage you to review those policies carefully.


If you use our e-mail link to send information about our site to others, we will use the personal information you provide to send your message to the recipients you designate. We may also use your e-mail address to communicate with you about our outreach programs and about updates to our website.

If you choose to make a donation through Texting to Give, the personal information you provide will be used to process the payment of your donation.


If you choose to make a donation through Texting to Give, we may share the personal information you provide with third parties to process the payment of your donation.

On rare occasions, we may disclose specific information upon governmental request, in response to a court order, when required by law, to enforce our website policies, or to protect our or others’ rights, property, or safety. We may also share information with companies assisting in fraud protection or investigation. We do not provide information to these agencies or companies for marketing or commercial purposes.


We use a variety of security measures, including sophisticated encryption and authentication tools to maintain the safety of your personal information. Your personal information is contained behind secure networks and is only accessible to a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. Regardless of these efforts, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


You have the right to withdraw any consent given with respect to our use of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to request the modification or deletion of your personal data in the event it is incorrect or processed without your consent.

To modify your personal data, or to completely opt-out of FriendsofShamwari.org using your personal data, please contact us using the contact information set forth above.


A cookie is a small removable data file that is stored by your web browser on your computer. Cookies allow us to enhance and personalize your online experience.

For example, we use cookies to:

Recognize you when you return to our website

Analyze visitor behavior

You can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent or you can choose to turn off all cookies. You do this through your browser (like Netscape Navigator or Internet Explorer) settings. Each browser is a little different, so look at your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookie settings. If you turn cookies off, you won’t have access to many features that make your site experience more efficient and some of our services may not function properly.

We also use pixel tags – tiny graphic images – to help us analyze your online behavior. Pixel tags also allow us to send you email in a format you can read and let us know when you have opened an email message from us.

We may use pixel tags to collect information about your visit, including the pages you view, the links you click and other actions taken in connection with our sites and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring Web site addresses.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.


This website is operated, in whole or in part, from the United States. By using this website, regardless of where you live in the world, you consent to have your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States, and allow us to use and collect your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current Privacy Policy. This policy was last modified on August 27, 2010.


We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.


Please also visit our Terms of Use section that explains other terms governing the use of our website.