This statement explains the data protection practices which apply to the https://rolda.org and all its sub domains (“site”) operated by Romanian League in Defense of Animals, Inc, ROLDA USA or “ROLDA” (EIN 32-0176929) and to its affiliates: Fundatia ROLDA in Romania, ROLDA Gatehunder fra Romania in Norway, Association ROLDA Suisse in Switzerland, Association ROLDA Sverige in Sweden, ROLDA, Inc in Australia, Save Romanian Strays – ROLDA Germany e.V in Germany, ROLDA UK in England and Wales, as part of the ROLDA project.
In this Policy references to ROLDA or to “we” or “us” are to all these parties (Fundatia ROLDA, Gatehunder fra Romania, Association ROLDA Suisse, Association ROLDA Sverige, Romanian League in Defense of Animals, Inc, ROLDA, Save Romanian Strays – ROLDA Germany e.V, ROLDA UK) together.
What the Law says about protection of personal information
The Law on Data Protection is derived from various pieces of legislation (can be found in a number of places). These include the Data Protection Act and the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’) which became enforceable in May 2018. The GDPR states that personal data (information relating to a person that can be individually identified) can only be processed if there is a legal ground to do so. Activities like collecting, storing and using personal information would fall into the GDPR’s definition of processing. The GDPR provides six legal grounds (reasons) under which personal information can be processed (used) in a way that is lawful. For the processing to be permitted by law (lawful), at least one of the legal grounds must apply.
The four legal grounds that are most relevant to ROLDA’s use of your personal information are:
- Legitimate Interest
- Legal Obligation
How the law applies to ROLDA’s use of personal information
ROLDA will only process (use) your personal information if we have:
– asked you and have a record of your express and recent consent for us to do so;
– a ‘Legitimate Interest’ to do so in order to support our charitable purposes. Our use will be fair and balanced and never unduly have an impact on your rights.;
– a contract with you that we can only fulfil by using your personal information, e.g. a dog adoption contract or a contract to send you an item that you have requested;
– a legal obligation to use or disclose information about you
We will not unduly prioritize our interests as a charity over your interests as an individual. We will always balance our interests with your rights. We will only use personal information in a way and for a purpose that you would reasonably expect in accordance with this Policy.
ROLDA will not rent, swap or sell your personal information to other organisations for them to use in their own marketing activities.