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Chemists Without Borders

Privacy Policy

Welcome to www.chemistswithoutborders.org (the “Site”) and thank you for reviewing our Privacy Policy. Your privacy is important to us, so we have created the following Privacy Policy to explain what information we collect when you visit our Site and how it is used and disclosed. The terms “you,” “your,” and “yours” refer to the user of our Site. The terms “Chemists Without Borders” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Chemists Without Borders. This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to our Terms of Use. By using this website, you consent to the data practices prescribed in this statement.


What Information Do We Collect?

  • User-Provided Information

    “Personally Identifiable Information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, a first and last name, home or other physical address, an email address, phone number or other contact information, whether at work or at home. We may collect personally identifiable information in various ways on the Site, such as when you make a donation, become a member, or submit a project idea. If you would like to be informed of upcoming conference calls, receive our newsletter, or volunteer to assist us, you will also be asked to fill out an online form requesting certain personally identifiable information in order to join as a member.

  • Automatically Stored” Information

    When you visit our Site, we automatically receive and record certain information from your browser, including the IP address from which you access our website, the date and time you access our website, the pages, files, documents and links that you visit, the Internet address of the website from which you linked to our website, the name of the domain from which you access the Internet, the type of browser and operating system used to access our website, and type of Plug-in and Plug-in version on the system.

  • Cookies

    Chemists Without Borders uses technology known as “cookies” to track usage patterns, traffic trends and user behavior, as well as to record other information from the Site. Cookies are small files of information that are stored on your computer’s hard drive by your Web browser. Many browsers provide an option to block or remove cookies. You can visit the Site successfully while blocking cookies, but leaving cookies enabled in your browser will help us to improve the Site’s usability and effectiveness.

  • Third Party Content

    We may also implement third party content on the Site, such as third party buttons (such as “like” or “share” buttons), which may allow the third party content provider to read and write cookies to your browser. This information is collected directly by the third party, and we do not participate in that data transmission. Please note that information collected by a third party in this manner is subject to that third party’s own data collection, use, and disclosure policies. Please note that when making a donation on www.chemistswithoutborders.org, you exit the Chemists Without Borders website and enter the website of our store merchant, PayPal. PayPal has an independent privacy policy that governs PayPal’s use of Personally Identifiable Information which is collected during the transaction, such as such as your name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card number and expiration date. For more information, please click here for PayPal’s privacy policy.

  • Linking

    In order to provide a more comprehensive and useful site, the Site contains links to other websites. You should be aware that your use of these third-party websites may be subject to separate terms and conditions, information collection practices, and other provisions. Chemists Without Borders does not endorse, nor is it responsible for, any of the products, services, or content offered in any third-party sites, and Chemists Without Borders is not responsible for the privacy practices of these sites.

  • Information from Other Sources

    We may also obtain information, including personally identifiable information, from third parties and sources other than the Site, such as our partners or advertisers. We may also, at your direction, receive information from third party services that provide a mechanism to expose information you have provided to such third party through the use of an application program interface (API), such as Facebook Connect or the Twitter API. If we combine or associate information from other sources with personally identifiable information that we collect through the Site, we will treat the combined information as personally identifiable information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


How Do We Use the Information We Collect?

Chemists Without Borders may use the information that we collect in a variety of ways in providing the Site, including for the following purposes:


  • To respond to inquiries and process requests

    If you send us personal information – such as by sending us an e-mail, requesting information, sending us feedback, submitting a project, making a donation, or signing up for membership – we may use this information to respond to your inquiry or to process your request.

  • To allocate volunteer efforts

    When you sign up for membership or request to participate in volunteer activities, you may be asked to voluntarily supply us with, along with your name and contact information, information regarding your job title, primary duties, and professional interests. We will use this information to direct your volunteer efforts into various operations, activities, or projects that we deem appropriate for your skill set and interests.

  • To send periodic emails and newsletters

    We may also use the personally identifiable information that you voluntarily supply us with to contact you to provide information about other Chemist Without Borders activities, programs, membership and fundraising opportunities, products and special events that may interest you. You may opt-out of having your information used by us for these purposes, or you may update your contact information anytime, by contacting us via the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • To operate, maintain and improve our Site

    We may use the information that you provide or that we collect, to operate, maintain, enhance and provide all of the features of the Site. We may use all or part of the information that you provide and that we collect to understand and analyze the usage trends, choices, and preferences of our users, to improve the Site, and to create new features and functionality.

  • To personalize user experience

    We may use “cookies” information and “automatically collected” information to personalize our services, such as remembering your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our Site, monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Site, and track aggregate site usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages viewed. Many content adjustments and website improvements are made based on the data derived from cookies. The information we collect from cookies will not be used to create profiles of users and will only be used in aggregate form.


Is The Information Shared or Disclosed?

Chemists Without Borders may disclose your information to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Chemists Without Borders or this Site; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Chemists Without Borders; or (3) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Chemists Without Borders, its web sites or the public.

  • If we should ever file for bankruptcy, be acquired by or merge with another entity, we may share the information you provide to us on this Site to a third party or share your Personally Identifiable Information with any company by which we are acquired or with which we merge.

  • We work with third party service providers to provide website and application development, hosting, payment processing, maintenance, and other services. To the extent it is necessary for these third party service providers to complete their contractual obligations to us, these third parties may have access to or process your Personally Identifiable Information. Generally, these disclosures are made under terms comparable to this policy, and the recipients are limited to using the information the purpose for which it was provided.

  • We make certain automatically collected and other aggregate non-personally-identifiable information available to third parties: (i) to comply with various reporting obligations; (ii) for business or marketing purposes; or (iii) to assist such parties in understanding our users’ interests, habits, and usage patterns for certain programs, content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality available through the Site.



If you would like to correct, amend, or delete any information that you provide to the Site, you may contact us by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Security of Your Information

Chemists Without Borders has implemented measures designed to create a secure and reliable website. However, please be advised that the confidentiality of any information, communication or material transmitted to/from this Site over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, Chemists Without Borders is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Site. You assume the sole and complete risk for using this website and must make your own determination as to these matters.


International Visitors

This Site is hosted in the United States. If you choose to use the Site from the European Union or other regions of the world with laws governing data collection and use that may differ from U.S. law, then please note that you are transferring your personally identifiable information outside of those regions to the United States for storage and processing, and by providing your personally identifiable information on the Site you consent to that transfer, storage, and processing. We may choose to limit the availability of the Site or any feature of the Site by geographic area or country.


International Transfers

Information collected on this web site may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which Chemists Without Borders or its affiliates maintain facilities, and by using this Site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.


Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

Please revisit this page periodically to stay aware of any changes to this Privacy Policy, which may be revised periodically at our sole discretion, as provided in Section 17 of the Chemists Without Borders Terms of Use. If we modify the Privacy Policy, we will make it available on our website at www.chemistswithoutborders.org and indicate the date of the latest revision. In the event that the modifications materially alter your rights or obligations hereunder, we will make reasonable efforts to notify you of the change. For example, we may send a message to your e-mail address, if we have one on file, or generate a pop-up or similar notification when you access the Site for the first time after such material changes are made. Our amended Privacy Policy will automatically take effect 30 days after it is made available on the Site, except that (i) we generally only use your personally identifiable information in the manner described in the Privacy Policy in effect when we received that information and (ii) if you do not agree with any changes to the Privacy Policy, you may stop using the Site. Your continued use of the Site after the revised Privacy Policy has become effective indicates that you have read, understood and agreed to the current version of the Privacy Policy.


Online Privacy Policy Only

This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our Site and not to information collected offline.


Contacting Us

If you believe that Chemists Without Borders has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by postal mail at:
Chemists Without Borders,
745 S. Bernardo Ave.,
#A121, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1003,