Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to Merci For All (  This privacy statement describes’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the web site.  It applies to all “ sites” – that is, all sites within the “” domain name.  You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to, such as or the sites of our partner organizations; all these sites have their own privacy statements which are similar to this one but may vary slightly.  By visiting the website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.

What information does collect?

Normal website usage
In general, you can browse the site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself.  The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs.  These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain sites, request information, provide feedback, apply for a job, join a discussion group or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address and e-mail address.  This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various databases.  If you are donating, you may be asked to provide your credit card details. sites with specific requirements to collect personal information may publish a privacy policy specific for that site.  In these cases, the site-specific policies will be complementary to this general privacy policy, but will give additional details for that particular use.

For certain sites, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie.  By setting this cookie, will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information.  This helps us to provide you with a better service.

Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non- employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered.  For open discussion groups, this information will be public.


What does do with the information it collects?

Normal web usage

The information gathered during general browsing of the “” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the site and to improve the usefulness of the site.  It is not connected with any personal information.  However, if you have registered with in connection with any activity on the site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.

Personally identifiable information may use the personal information you provide to:

Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you, and we also may provide the information to committees so they can contact you as well;

  • Manage and process your request;
  • Confirm your donations on the site;
  • Obtain payment for donations through the site (via credit card);
  • “Remember” your online profile and preferences;
  • Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
  • Undertake statistical analysis.

What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the web site is optional.  If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as donating online, registering for a newsletter, or contacting us about volunteer opportunities.

Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant department.  Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can the “Contact Us” form for further information.

We do not sell or share any personally identifiable information volunteered on the site to any third party without prior consent.  We do, however, share some user information with our committees so that the right team respond to your needs.  Any information provided to by users of the site is held with the utmost care and security, and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy, or in any site-specific policies, or in ways to which you have explicitly consented. employs a range of techniques and security measures to protect the information maintained on our system from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

However, assumes no responsibility for the security of information.

The site contains link to sites external to the domain. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.

Notification of changes
Changes to this privacy policy will be posted here. You will also be alerted via email if you have an active account with us.


For questions or queries regarding this privacy policy, please the “contact us” form.

* cookies: a Cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser.  It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles.  It is stored on the hard drive of your computer.  You can choose not to have cookies delivered by sites by changing your browser settings.  Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer.  To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, no the cookies sent by other sites.