Privacy Policy

Last modified: November 2, 2015

Your privacy on the Global First Ladies Alliance website is important to us. This privacy statement describes Global First Ladies Alliance’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the Global First Ladies Alliance web site. It applies to the Global First Ladies Alliance website located at gfla.org and all associated sites linked to gfla.org by Global First Ladies Alliance (collectively, the “Site”). By visiting the Site you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

In general, you can browse the Global First Ladies Alliance site without revealing much personal information about yourself. The only information we may gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your Internet Protocol address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Personal Information Use and Collection
You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Global First Ladies Alliance. It may share this personal information with its partners and use the personal information consistent with this Privacy Policy. Global First Ladies Alliance may also combine it with other information to provide and improve content, services, contributions, products, and advertising.

If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain Global First Ladies Alliance sites, order a book or other merchandise, request information, request content, participate in a survey, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address, e-mail address and credit card information. By giving such information you agree to give Global First Ladies Alliance permission to collect and keep the information. This information is collected only with your knowledge, and is kept in various Global First Ladies Alliance databases.

Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-Global First Ladies Alliance employees) will see personal information which you volunteer. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.

When you share content with family and friends using Global First Ladies Alliance site or invite others to join you on our forums, we may collect the information you provide about those people such as name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posted on Global First Ladies Alliance announcements, updates, and upcoming events. It also helps us to improve our services and content. From time to time, we may use your personal information to share information, send important notices, distribute newsletters, communications about purchases and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. If you don’t want to be on our mailing list, you can email info@gfla.org and state that you wish to opt out.

We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Global First Ladies Alliance’s services, communications, fundraising and products.

Providing personal information on the Global First Ladies Alliance web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the Global First Ladies Alliance site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as registering for information or purchasing items.

Personally identifiable information
Global First Ladies Alliance may use the personal information you provide to:

  • Contact you in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, updates or opportunities to you;
  • Confirm your purchases and registrations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for purchases through the site (via credit card);
  • “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Manage and process an application;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

Disclosure to Third Parties
At times, Global First Ladies Alliance may make certain personal information available to partners and other third party service providers that work with Global First Ladies Alliance to provide data processing, products and services. Personal information will be shared by us to provide or improve our products, services and advertising; it will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. Global First Ladies Alliance does not control use by third parties.

It may be necessary, by law, legal process, litigation, investigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence, for Global First Ladies Alliance to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization or merger we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected the personal information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.

California Privacy Rights
Global First Ladies Alliance does not share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties for their own independent marketing purposes without your consent. California residents may request the categories of personal information which Global First Ladies Alliance shared with its affiliates during the previous calendar year. To make such request, send an email to info@gfla.org. Written requests may be sent to First Ladies Initiative, 2355 Westwood Blvd., Suite 1121, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Global First Ladies Alliance will respond to these requests within 30 days. Requests that come to Global First Ladies Alliance by other means may result in a delayed response.

International Users
Information you provide may be transferred or accessed by entities around the world as described in this Privacy Policy. Global First Ladies Alliance abides by the “safe harbor” frameworks set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information collected by organizations in the European Economic Area and Switzerland. Learn more about the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Program here.

Privacy Questions
If you have any questions or concerns about Global First Ladies Alliance’s Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@gfla.org.

First Ladies Initiative, 2355 Westwood Blvd., Suite 1121, Los Angeles, CA 90064