Global Brigades is an international non-profit that empowers communities to meet their health and economic goals through university volunteers and local teams.

Privacy Policy & Legal Notice

(Updated May 9, 2018)

Thank you for visiting the Global Brigades1 Website2.

For additional information about this site or about Global Brigades, please contact us at:
Global Brigades
1099 East Champlain Drive Suite A176
Fresno, CA 93720
Telephone: +1 206 489 4798

Statement of Purpose

This Web site is an educational and informational electronic publication of Global Brigades. Global Brigades vision is to improve equality of life, by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet. Global Brigades’ mission is to empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures.

Legal Notice

This site was developed and is maintained by Global Brigades, Inc.

“Global Brigades” and all its logos are registered service marks owned by Global Brigades, Inc. and may not be used without permission.

Reprint Information

Permission generally is granted to reprint articles from this Website for educational, non-commercial purposes. Requirements for reprinting are as follows:

Writer’s byline, if applicable
© Global Brigades
Reprinted, in its entirety, with permission of Global Brigades
For permissions or to advise of links to this site, e-mail

Upon print publication of material from this site, for our records we require that a copy be sent to: Webmaster, Global Brigades, Inc. 1099 East Champlain Drive Suite A176, Fresno, CA 93720, USA.

Privacy Policy

Global brigades respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit the website and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by Company or any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries); or
  • any third party (including our affiliates and subsidiaries), including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Lawful Basis for Processing
You agree that we have a lawful basis to process any of your personal information necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, or those of a third party, to the maximum extent permitted by law. By accessing this site, you agree that we have a legitimate interest:

  • To perform general business operations related to our purpose, mission and vision, and to seek funding in support thereof.
  • To comply with foreign and domestic legal requirements.
  • To improve of our existing operations and develop new operations.
  • To notify you of new products, services, and events that may be of interest.
  • To protect the vital interests of the public.
  • To personalize our services.
  • To seek donations in furtherance of our mission to empower volunteers to facilitate sustainable solutions in under resourced communities while fostering local cultures.

You further agree that the uses of your personal information described below are necessary to our legitimate interests.

How We Use Your Information
We use information about you that we collect or that you provide to us, including any personal information, for the purposes described in this policy. Please note that one or more purposes may apply simultaneously.

  • Provision of products and services: We may use personal information to fulfill transaction requests, process an order or as otherwise may be necessary to perform a transaction, to ensure the functionality and security of our products and services, to identify you and to prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses. We may also store or otherwise record personal information in the course of providing products and/or services.
  • Development of products and services: We may use personal information to develop our products and/or services. However, for the most part we only use aggregate and statistical information in the development of our products and services. We may also use personal information to personalize our services and to provide users with service more relevant, for example, to make recommendations and to display customized content and advertising in our Website. We may combine personal information collected in connection with your use of a particular Global Brigades product and/or service with other personal data we may hold, except where such personal data was collected for a different purpose. We may create aggregate and statistical information based on personal information.
  • Communicating with you and marketing: We may use personal information to communicate with you, for example, to respond to your inquiries, to provide information relating to our services that your request from us or that we feel may be of interest to you, or to contact you for participant feedback and satisfaction queries. We may use your personal information for marketing or research purposes, for example, to conduct market research. And we may, in accordance with applicable law, contact you to inform you of new services or promotions we may offer. Some of our services may be used to promote other companies, but, we do not disclose your personal information to such companies or any other company for marketing purposes without your prior consent unless otherwise described in this agreement.
  • Employment: We may use personal information to process applications for employment.
  • Legal requirements: We may disclose /or otherwise process your personal information to comply with any foreign or domestic legal requirements.
  • Otherwise described: We may process your personal information any other way we may describe when you provide the information.
  • Consent: We may use your personal information for any other purpose with your consent.

Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It
We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

  • by which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or ANY OTHER INFORMATION THE WEBSITE COLLECTS THAT IS DEFINED AS PERSONAL OR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR PERSONAL DATA UNDER AN APPLICABLE LAW (“personal information”); and/or
  • about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website and usage details.

We collect this information:

  • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
  • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies.
  • From third parties, for example, our business partners.

Information You Provide to Us
The information we collect on or through our Website may include:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our Website. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our Website, posting material, or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our Website.
  • Records and copies of your correspondence (including email addresses), if you contact us.
  • Your responses to surveys that we might ask you to complete for research purposes.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our Website and of the fulfillment of your orders. You may be required to provide financial information before placing an order through our Website.
  • Your search queries on the Website. 

You also may provide information to be published or displayed (hereinafter, “posted”) on public areas of the Website, or transmitted to other users of the Website or third parties (collectively, “User Contributions”). Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to others at your own risk. Although we limit access to certain pages, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Website with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons.

Consent to Share Health Data
We may request personal information relating to your health (e.g. dietary restrictions and existing medical conditions) through this Website. We will only collect this information from you with your consent, and will not disclose it to others without your consent.

We may use your medical and dietary information for any lawful purpose in planning and organizing volunteer activities, such as assessing the feasibility of your participation in volunteer activities, promoting your safety during participation, and providing you with suitable accommodations. We may also use your information to assess the future participation of other volunteers with similar circumstances. We may store your information for any period of time necessary for these purposes.

Participation in our services is conditioned upon your consent to provide us with this health data. If you decline to provide us with this data we may be unable to accommodate your participation in relevant activities.

Your consent may be withdrawn at any time by emailing

Information We Collect Through Automatic Data Collection Technologies
As you navigate through and interact with our Website, we may use automatic data collection technologies to collect certain information about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns, including:

  • Details of your visits to our Website, including traffic data, location data, logs, and other communication data and the resources that you access and use on the Website.
  • Information about your computer and internet connection, including your IP address, operating system, and browser type.

The information we collect automatically is statistical data and does not include personal information, but we may maintain it or associate it with personal information we collect in other ways or receive from third parties. It helps us to improve our Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service, including by enabling us to:

  • Estimate our audience size and usage patterns.
  • Store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize our Website according to your individual interests.
  • Speed up your searches.
  • Recognize you when you return to our Website.

The technologies we use for this automatic data collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). A cookie is a small file placed on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept browser cookies by activating the appropriate setting on your browser. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you direct your browser to our Website.
  • Flash Cookies. Certain features of our Website may use local stored objects (or Flash cookies) to collect and store information about your preferences and navigation to, from, and on our Website. Flash cookies are not managed by the same browser settings as are used for browser cookies.
  • Web Beacons. Pages of our the Website may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit Global Brigades, for example, to count users who have visited those pages and for other related website statistics (for example, recording the popularity of certain website content and verifying system and server integrity).

Disclosure of Your Information
We may disclose aggregated information about our users, and information that does not identify any individual, without restriction.

We may disclose personal information that we collect or you provide as described in this privacy policy:

  • To our subsidiaries and affiliates.
  • To contractors, service providers, and other third parties we use to support our organization and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them.
  • To a buyer or other successor in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of Global Brigades’ assets, whether as a going concern or as part of bankruptcy, liquidation, or similar proceeding, in which personal information held by Global Brigades about our Website users is among the assets transferred.
  • To fulfill the purpose for which you provide it.
  • For any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information.
  • With your consent.

We may also disclose your personal information:

  • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request.
  • To enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other agreements, including for billing and collection purpose.
  • If we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to protect the rights, property, or safety of Global Brigades or others.  This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We are an international organization, and may decide to transfer your personal information to an affiliate or third party outside your home jurisdiction. Please be aware that the legal protections for personal information in these jurisdictions may not be equivalent to the protections in your home jurisdiction. By providing us with your information, you agree that we may store, transfer, and otherwise process your information in any reasonably necessary location outside your home jurisdiction.

Choices About How We Use and Disclose Your Information
We strive to provide you with choices regarding the personal information you provide to us. We have created mechanisms to provide you with the following control over your information:

  • Tracking Technologies and Advertising. You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. To learn how you can manage your Flash cookie settings, visit the Flash player settings page on Adobe’s website. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this site may then be inaccessible or not function properly.
  • Disclosure of Your Information for Third-Party Advertising. If you do not want us to share your personal information with unaffiliated or non-agent third parties for promotional purposes, you can opt-out by checking the relevant box located on the form on which we collect your data. You can also always opt-out by logging into the Website and adjusting your user preferences in your account profile by checking or unchecking the relevant boxes or by sending us an email stating your request to
  • We do not control third parties’ collection or use of your information to serve interest-based advertising. However these third parties may provide you with ways to choose not to have your information collected or used in this way. You can opt out of receiving targeted ads from members of the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) on the NAI’s website.

Your Right to Access, Correct, Erase, Restrict, and Object to use of your Personal Information

Residents of the European Union and the United Kingdom have the right to request certain actions regarding the personal data that we possess. You may email to request the following actions:

  • To access personal data about you that we possess. This includes information on the ways in which we use your personal data, categories of personal data concerned, recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, the source of your personal data, and our use of automated decision-making in processing your data.
  • To correct and update your personal data.
  • To erase personal data, if that data is no longer necessary for the purpose it was collected or otherwise processed, if you object to the use of that data and a fundamental right is at stake, or if your personal data has been unlawfully processed. Where your data was made public, our responsibility to erase it is limited to deleting data in our possession, and taking reasonable steps to inform other data controllers of your request. In no event shall we have any obligation to erase your data where doing so would prevent exercise of the right of freedom of expression and information, would interfere with a legal obligation, would interfere with the processing of health data, would interfere with legitimate archiving, or would impede the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
  • To restrict processing of your personal data, except for storage and other uses with your consent. We are not obligated to restrict processing of your personal data unless you contest the accuracy of that data for a period of time reasonably allowing us to verify accuracy, the processing is unlawful and you request that processing be restricted instead of erasing the data, your data is no longer necessary for processing but you require it for the establishment, exercise, or defense of a legal claim, or pending a determination after you object to data processing.  
  • To object to any given form of data processing.

We will notify you of any action taken regarding your request. You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for failure to provide you with a response within a period of one month.

For requests that are manifestly unfounded or excessive, we may charge a fee based on administrative costs or refuse to respond. If we refuse to respond, you will be informed of the reason for refusal, and of available recourse.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy
It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page [with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users’ personal information, we will notify you by email to the primary email address specified in your account and/or through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date active and deliverable email address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

Children’s Information

We are pleased when young people visit the Website of Global Brigades to learn more about the organization and our movement for global health and sustainable development. Global Brigades does not knowingly solicit data from children and does not knowingly market to children. If you are under the age of 18 you must have your parent or guardian’s permission before providing us with any personal information.

Credit Card Information

Global Brigades has contracted the services of a banking partner to process credit card donations submitted online. Our banking partner’s secured server encrypts your credit card information so that it may be safely transmitted over the Web. Your credit card information will not be released by Global Brigades or its banking partner to any other party.

Feedback Invited

Again, thank you for visiting the Website of Global Brigades International. We welcome your feedback.

1 Except where it appears as “Global Brigades, Inc” in these Terms of Use, the name “Global Brigades” refers to one or more Global Brigades entities, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity; “Global Brigades, Inc.,” “Global Brigades Ventures, Inc.,” “Global Brigades Health and Development,” “Global Brigades Germany,” “Global Brigades Ireland,” “Global Brigades UK,” “GBO Ghana,” “Asociación Global Brigadas de Honduras,” and “Global Brigades Foundation of Panama.”

2 Websites included in and subject to this Privacy Policy are,,,,,,,, and


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