Our commitment to privacy
What information is collected by Bright Start?
We collect personal information when you voluntarily submit it to us.
For example, donors may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information). If a donor, or a website visitor, contacts us by email they may provide us with their email address, and name. Providing data is required in these contexts in order for us to process your donations, requests, or respond to inquiries.
Where do we transfer and store information?
Bright Start is based in South Africa, and any information transmitted to us may be stored, accessed, or processed in South Africa. Residents of some other countries should be aware that the laws of South Africa do not offer the same protections as the laws of your home country.
How do we use information?
We collect information primarily to accept donations, complete our charitable projects, and provide you with information concerning our programmes, projects, and activities. We also use information for internal purposes (to better understand our supporter network) and for analytical purposes (to respond to requests for information and to improve our website, donor base and outreach).
With whom do we share information?
We do not trade, share, or sell information that you provide us with other organisations who intend to use it only to market their products or services to you.
There may be instances in which we share your information with others. We may share your information, for example, in conjunction with your sponsorship of a certain project, as required by law, with law enforcement, to comply with legal process, to protect our legal rights, to protect the safety or security of a person, or to protect against fraud, criminal acts, or misconduct. We may also share your information with companies that provide us with services, or with a successor legal entity.
Your access to data, and your choices
If you would like to access the data that we received from you, or make corrections to it, you may contact us at the email or mailing addresses provided at the end of this policy.
If you registered to receive communications from us and later change your mind, you may ask that your name and contact information be removed from our distribution list. You can send such a request to the email or mailing addresses at the end of this policy.
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What are Cookies
Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient.
For almost any modern website to work properly, it needs to collect certain basic information on its users. To do this, a site will create files known as ‘cookies’ – which are small text files – on its users’ computers. These cookies are designed to allow the website to recognise its users on subsequent visits, or to authorise other designated websites to recognise these users for a particular purpose.
Cookies do a lot of different jobs which make your experience of the Internet much smoother and more interactive. For instance, they are used to remember your preferences on sites you visit often, to provide you with relevant content and to help you navigate between pages more efficiently. They also help ensure that the advertisements that you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Your consent applies to the following domains: brightstart.org.za
Communicating with us. If we need or are required to contact you about the privacy or security of your information we may do so by telephone, email or mail. If you have any questions, concerns, requests, or comments about privacy, you can contact us by email, telephone, or mail at:
Bright Start Educational Support Programme
Tel: +27 21 790 0458