While DWC makes every effort to ensure that information on this site in relation to DWC and its activities is accurate and up to date, it does not accept any legal responsibility for any omissions or errors on the site unless due to its negligence or the negligence of its employees or volunteers. DWC makes every effort to ensure all information on the site is accurate and safe, but cannot accept liability for any resulting injury or damage unless due to its negligence or the negligence of its employees or volunteers.

While DWC makes every effort to review links to external sites, it does not endorse or accept responsibility over any external sites that may be linked to or from this site.


Developing World Connections is committed to safeguarding your privacy online while providing information about the organization and the work that it does with volunteers, donors, corporate partners and in-country partners. The following questions explain how your personal information will be treated when you access the DWC website.

What data do you collect and how do you use this information?

DWC does not capture or store personally identifying information (such as your email address, name, title or postal address) without your knowledge when you visit our site. You are always able to choose to provide us with such information.


We use cookies (text files that identify your computer to our server) and IP addresses (the domain from which you access the Internet) to indicate which pages have been accessed and when. This information is collected automatically. It is not linked to any personal data, so your browsing is anonymous.

Personally identifying information can only be collected on our website if you choose to provide it. This information may be in the form of such things as online application forms, online subscriptions or email lists, membership and order forms, or sending us an email. Some of these may also include optional survey information.

The information you supply will be used only for the purpose specified (for example, responding to your request for information, processing your orders and applications, etc.) and will be handled according to DWC’s data protection policy.

We may use your data to contact you with current and future information about our work, events, campaigns and activities, or other aspects of DWC’s activities. You can always opt out of receiving further information (see the opt-out section below).

Who is collecting your information?

When you are on the DWC website and are required to submit personal information, you are sharing that information with DWC only, unless otherwise stated.

Who do you share my information with?

Unless the law requires it, DWC does not pass your personal data to outside organizations and/or individuals without your consent. The information we collect may be used to: (i) improve the content of our website; (ii) personalize the content and/or the layout of our website; (iii) notify consumers about updates to our website; and (iv) contact consumers for marketing purposes. If you do not want to receive emails from us, please let us know by sending an email to us at info@developingworldconnections.org and telling us that you do not want to receive email from us. If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you will only get the information for which you provided us your address. Developing World Connections will never willfully disclose individually identifiable information about you to any third party without first receiving your permission. DWC does not rent, trade or sell your personal information to others. Information collected is not shared with other organizations for commercial purposes.

Opt out or change your personally identifiable information

DWC’s website gives users the chance to opt out of getting more communications from us at the point where we request information from you. You are entitled to know about the personal information DWC holds about you and you also have the right to have your data updated, corrected or deleted. Maintaining accurate and up-to-date information about our supporters is important to DWC.


Your credit card security is of the utmost importance to us. We want you to have peace of mind when supplying this information to us.

DWC uses a high-level secure server to store your credit card details to ensure that information stays private and confidential. We have appropriate security measures in place to protect against the misuse of information we have collected from you. All financial information is kept in locked files or electronic files that are password protected.

All confidential information sent via our website (such as credit card numbers) uses the Internet security protocol known as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL. This is a certification and encryption technology designed to make using your credit card as safe as possible on the Internet. We do not save credit card numbers and no one at DWC has access to your entire credit card number, only the last four digits for identification purposes.

External links

This website has links to other sites that may be useful or of interest. However, DWC is not responsible for the content, views or accuracy of information of these external websites.


DWC strives to observe the law in all collection and processing of subject data and will meet any subject access request in compliance with the law. DWC will only use data in ways relevant to carrying out its legitimate purposes and functions as a charity in a manner that is not prejudicial to the interests of individuals. DWC takes due care in the collection and storage of any sensitive data. DWC staff will do their utmost to keep all data accurate, timely and secure.

As a charity, DWC shares some data with employees and partners overseas, but ensures that all staff understand they are required to observe data protection laws when handling information transferred overseas.

All DWC staff, whether permanent or temporary, and voluntary workers must be aware of the requirements of data collection laws when they collect or handle data about an individual. DWC staff must not disclose data except where there is subject consent or legal requirement. Data sent to outside agencies must always be protected by a written contract. All collection and processing must be done in good faith.

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