At Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) and Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY), we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi is a legally established Bolivian organisation, made up of a team of young professionals and Bolivian volunteers, as well as international volunteers from all over the world.
In 1992 the organisation was born thanks to a group of Bolivian volunteers and became a nationally recognised environmental movement. In the beginning CIWY worked with orphans and children with limited resources, aiming to support their personal development and build their self-esteem by participating in different activities in defence of the environment and raising awareness among the general population about the importance of respecting our biodiversity.
As an organisation we want to bring about significant changes in our country and create a responsible awareness around this issue. We currently manage three Wildlife Sanctuaries - Machía (Cochabamba), Ambue Ari (Santa Cruz) and Jacj Cuisi (north of La Paz) - where animals rescued from trafficking are given a home.
Friends of Inti Wara Yassiis a charity registered in England and Wales - number 1124355
Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY) is the UK branch of the Inti Wara Yassi Community and a charity registered in England and Wales (look us up on the Charities Commission website). Founded in 2008, FIWY supports CIWY's work by: providing administrative support to the organization, managing international fundraising (applying for grants, organizing events, creating on-line campaigns), raising international awareness of CIWY's work and establishing partnerships with other organizations. Donations made through this website are administered by FIWY on behalf of CIWY.
We obtain information about when you make a donation to us, purchase merchandise from us or sign up to our E-Newsletter list via an online form, in person at an event or at one of our wildlife sanctuaries.
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address and, if you choose to provide them to us, details of any volunteering you have done with us. If you make a donation online or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors (PayPal), who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.
We may use your information to:
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third party payment processor (PayPal, CAF Donate or BTMyDonate), who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions or Direct Debit management. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.
If you purchase merchandise from our online shop, your details are processed by third party E-Commerce platform, Ecwid, with payments managed by PayPal.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about the vital work we do for animals, people and the environment and our exciting products and campaigns, then you can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email you receive from us. Alternatively, you can email us friends@intiwarayassi and we will remove your details from our mailing list.
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: email@example.com. This is particularly important if you have previously completed a Gift Aid declaration with us – please get in touch if you have any questions.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information CIWY/FIWY holds about you (we may charge £10 for information requests to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you).
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”), particularly to Bolivia, where CIWY’s work is carried out. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. While CIWY is based in Bolivia and thus not directly subject to EU Data Protection laws, CIWY is committed to meeting the equivalent standards of EU regulations on privacy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in March 2018.
Friends of Inti Wara Yassi (FIWY) is our sister organization in the UK. They have been a major source of support since their founding in 2008. Find out more about FIWY here.
Quest Overseas organizes gap year trips for British and international students. Since 2001, Quest has worked with CIWY to bring much needed volunteers and funds. If you are interested in the programs they have with us, find out more here.