Data Protection

What is Data Protection?

Simply put, data protection is about protecting people from the misuse of their personal information.
The Data Protection Act1998 (DPA) came into force on 1st March 2000 and comes from the European Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC); part of the European Union’s body of privacy and human rights law.
The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations first came into force in 2003 and include provisions relating to electronic marketing which may also have implications for your data protection policy and practices. These regulations were updated 2011 and include new rules on the use of cookies on websites.

ROLDA takes the privacy of our website visitors very seriously and we are committed to protecting your privacy online.

This statement explains the privacy and the data protection practices which apply to the website operated by Fundatia ROLDA (registered charity no. 18416340 in Romania) and to its affiliates Gatehunder fra Romania from Norway, Association ROLDA Suisse from Switzerland, Association ROLDA Sverige from Sweden, Romanian League in Defense of Animals, Inc from USA, ROLDA from Australia, Save Romanian Strays – ROLDA Germany e.V from Germany, ROLDA UK from 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.

Our aim is to safeguard our users’ privacy whilst providing a personalized and valuable service. Collecting personal information is necessary if we are to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our users, e.g. by communicating with them and providing an interactive service.

We appreciate that you do not want the personal information you provide to us distributed indiscriminately and here we explain how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have.

What information do we collect?

We collect this information about our users: personal information such as name, postal address, e-mail address. We collect this information only in connection with specific activities, such as registration, feedback, etc. The information is either needed to fulfill your request or to enable us to provide you with a more personalized service by analyzing or reviewing the information that you provide to ensure that we give you access to or send you the information that you are interested in.

You don’t have to disclose any of this information to browse our site. However, if you do choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.

How is the information used?

Any personal data relating to you will be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation (Directive 95/46/EC and others) and this Privacy Policy.

We will use the information you provide to:

  • fulfill your requests, for example email newsletter subscriptions and provision of information;
  • identify contributors;
  • provide a personalized service to you when you visit our websites e.g. by customizing the content and/or layout of our pages for each individual user;
  • record any contact we have with you;
  • prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our websites and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf;
  • in aggregate (and therefore anonymously) to profile your use of the websites and carry out research on our users’ demographics, interests and behavior to help us gain a better understanding of how our users navigate and use the website, and to enable us to improve our service to you; and
  • provide you with information which we think may be of interest to you.

As well as using personal information to fulfill requests, we also like to keep our website visitors informed about ROLDA activities and promotions or about updates to our site.

When submitting your personal information, you will be given the option to be included in mailings or other contacts from ROLDA. If you do agree to receive this information and later decide that you no longer wish to be contacted, you can let us know by e-mailing: and we will immediately remove your data from the database.

If we contact you by email or text message, each time you receive a message you will also have the option to decline to receive further information from us in that manner.
We may disclose personal information if we receive a complaint about any content you have posted or transmitted to or from our site, if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of ROLDA, its site or its visitors. Except as indicated above we will not use or transfer this data to any third parties without your prior permission.

ROLDA have notified and complied with DataProtection Romania about the collection and storage of data from our supporters and donors.