West African Vocational Schools (“WAVS” or ‘we’ or ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information that we process, and to provide a compliant and consistent approach to data protection.

This policy describes how we collect, use and share personal data collected from visitors to our website (located at www.wavschools.org) (“website”) and users of our services (such as our email updates or donor platform) (“services”). By using our Website and registering for one of our Services, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Collection of Information

Registration Information. We collect the information you provide to us when you register through our website as either a donor or an email subscriber. When you register with WAVS, you may be asked to provide identifying information to create your account, such as your:

  • Email
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Phone number
  • Any other information you voluntarily share with us

Device Information. We also collect information from and about the devices you use to access our website and use our services. This includes things like IP addresses, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analyzing the use of our website and services.

Cookies and other technologies. We use technologies like cookies to improve and protect our services. For example, cookies help us with things like remembering your username for your next visit, understanding how you are interacting with our services, and improving them based on that information. You can set your browser to not accept cookies, but this may limit your ability to use the services.

Pixel Tags: We utilize pixel tags, which tracks conversions between social media and our website, from both Facebook and Twitter.

Behavioral Advertising: We may participate in behavioral-based advertising. We may collect information on how you interact with our website to present targeted ads, which may appear on our website or other websites that you visit.

Links: We may include links to other websites on our site. If you choose to click on those links and leave our website, you enter a site that is governed by their own privacy policy.

Usage of Information: We are dedicated to ensuring that your personal data is accurate and limited to what is necessary and helpful for our services. We use industry standard methods to protect your data and prevent unauthorized access to it. We will securely store your data in the United States indefinitely unless specifically asked by you to delete it. If you would like to update your information, please contact the office. If you have chosen to set up a profile through Aplos, you may login and update your information through that portal.

We may disclose information about our users in aggregate, but will not reveal any individual identifiable information.

Your information is accessible only to staff and authorized volunteers.

We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

Financial transactions relating to our website and services are handled by our payment services providers, Aplos, WePay and PayPal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your donations and payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.

We will never sell your personal information.

When you make a donation to WAVS, you will automatically be added to our email newsletter list, which you may opt out of at any time.

We may change or update our privacy policy at any time.

To ask questions or comment about this privacy policy and our privacy practices, please contact us: Email: info@wavschools.org

Phone: (559) 825-1771

Address: 2210 San Joaquin St. #100

Fresno, CA 93721

Updated: January 25, 2019