Privacy Policy

RSPN Website Privacy Policy

By visiting our website, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy.

Royal Society for Protection of Nature Website Privacy Policy

Last updated: 10 May 2016.

Royal Society for Protection of Nature (the “RSPN Bhutan”) takes your privacy very seriously. This Privacy Policy applies to the following sites: www.rspnbhutan.org (and each sub-domain associated with this URL) and other websites owned and/or operated by or for RSPN Bhutan, including mobile sites (collectively referred hereon as “RSPN Bhutan websites”).

By visiting the RSPN Bhutan websites, you are accepting the policies described in this Privacy Policy.   If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy, you are not permitted to use the RSPN Bhutan websites. RSPN Bhutan may revise this privacy policy from time to time. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. Your continued use of the RSPN Bhutan websites after changes have been posted will constitute your acceptance of such changes.

What information we ask:

RSPN Bhutan may ask for and collect from you personally identifiable information at various points throughout RSPN Bhutan websites.  Depending on the information and/or services you request, you may be asked to provide your name, email address, address, phone number, payment details, and similar information.  Once you provide your personal information, you are not anonymous to RSPN Bhutan.

Credit Card Information:  

If you choose to provide your credit card information to RSPN Bhutan, we will use that information for the purposes for which it was provided, not share with any third party entities than RSPN Bhutan.

How RSPN Bhutan uses your information:  

RSPN Bhutan may use your information to:

  • Process and respond to inquiries and for the purposes for which you provided the information, such as to process donations, register or renew you as a member, purchase merchandise, or receive information about a project.
  • Personalize the content and improve the navigability of the Website.
  • Alert you to new projects, site features, special events and services.
  • Conduct surveys to measure your satisfaction with our service.
  • Enforce our Terms of Use.

RSPN Bhutan processes your information on servers located in the United States and other multiple datacenters where our service provider has their presence.

Sharing of information by RSPN Bhutan:

Subject to your right to opt-out (discussed later in this policy), RSPN Bhutan may share your name and postal address (but not your email address) with organizations that offer products or services that we believe may interest you.  RSPN Bhutan may also share your information with third parties in the following situations (i) to complete your request, e.g. providing information about a project, product, or service; (ii) to outsource one or more of the functions described above; or (iii) to share your information with the authorities in response to a legal order or official request, or when we believe you have acted in violation of our Terms of Use.

Where and when RSPN Bhutan collects information on the Website:  

In addition to the information you knowingly provide, RSPN Bhutan also collects the domain names and IP addresses used by people that visit us, as well as site usage statistics such as web browser types and page requests. This data is not usually personally identifiable, and is used to more efficiently operate RSPN Bhutan’s business, prepare for network load demands, promote our organization and administer RSPN Bhutan websites.

How we collect information:  

In addition to the information gathered as described above, there is a technology called “cookies” that can be used to provide you with tailored information from a website.  A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then – depending on your web browser’s settings – store it on your system.  For example, some pages on RSPN Bhutan websites use cookies so that RSPN Bhutan can better serve you when you return to RSPN websites.  Depending on the type of browser you use, you can probably set it to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to accept or reject it.  However, please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from taking advantage of certain features on the Website. Please note that our system may not respond to some or all Do Not Track requests.

How we protect information: 

RSPN Bhutan has taken certain physical, administrative and technical steps to safeguard customer information which may include but are not limited to password restricted access to personal information and encrypting data where applicable. We take efforts to help ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of customer information; however, no transmission or electronic storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Choice:  RSPN Bhutan may share your name and postal address with organizations that offer products and services that we believe may interest you with your prior approval.  You have the right to opt-out of such information sharing.  RSPN Bhutan may also use your personal information to send you surveys or email messages about RSPN Bhutan projects, events, and services.  You may also choose to opt-out of receiving email and information from RSPN Bhutan. Finally, you may choose to de-activate your online registration records with RSPN Bhutan websites.

To opt-out or change your preferences at any time, Click here to send an email to request deactivation of your membership or to make any other changes.

If you prefer, you may opt-out by calling our office at +975 2 322056 / 326130 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Bhutan Standard Time (GMT +6).

Links:   

RSPN Bhutan Websites contain links to third-party websites.  RSPN Bhutan is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Emails:

This privacy policy applies to the RSPN Website and is inapplicable to information that you may send to RSPN Bhutan by email or other means of communication.  We may retain your emails or other communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Contacts:

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us online to send us an email or call our office +975 2 322056 / 326130 Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00pm Eastern Time.