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The website, Reporting on Sexual Violence in Conflict, sets out best practice media guidelines for reporting on sexual violence in conflict zones, and is an initiative of Dart Centre Europe.
Dart Centre Europe is committed to respecting and protecting your privacy. Here we describe how we uphold that commitment and manage your personal Data.
We may update this Policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.
Like most websites, Reporting on Sexual Violence in Conflict (coveringcrsv.org), does collect information such as IP addresses of visitors and data about the usage of pages. This information is used to help us evaluate and improve the site and to understand what our readers are looking for when they visit the site.
We do not currently collect personally identifiable information from website visitors, except in specific voluntary instances, such as signing up for our e-mail list.
Dart Centre Europe is a regional hub for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma which is a project of Columbia Graduate Journalism School. The link on the coveringcrsv.org leads directly to an email sign-up page on an external site dartcenter.org, which is maintained by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma in New York. By entering details on that site you are signing up on the mailing list for both Dart Centre Europe and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
Who we are
Dart Centre Europe is a not for profit company limited by guarantee and a charity registered in England and Wales. (Charity number 1172731).
Its registered office is St John’s House, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, UK
What is meant by personal data?
Personal data is any information about you that enables you to be identified. This includes obvious information such as your name and contact details, but also includes any personal data you voluntarily provide to us and less obvious online identifiers, such as IP addresses and cookies.
We will only use your e-mail address as set out in the overview above and for administrative purposes (such as notifying you of changes to our website or customer service). If you requested it, we may also use your e-mail address to contact you about programs or upcoming events, and to send you newsletters or other editorial content. Electronic messages to you will provide you with the opportunity to opt out of receiving similar messages in the future.
A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to be stored on a web browser so that it can be read back later from that browser. The cookie is a text file saved in the browser’s directory and stored in RAM while the browser is running. The cookie may also be stored on the computer’s hard drive once a user logs off from that website or web server.
The Dart Centre collects information about users’ activities and experiences while visiting this website. Examples of tools that collect such information include but are not exclusive to: browser cookies, web beacons, flash cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies.
The Dart Centre uses data gathered about the website activity (e.g., demographic data, browser type, IP address, pages visited, the day and time of visit) to recognize new visitors to our website, recognize past users, better understand the interests of our users and our website visitors, and improve our website to enhance visitors’ experience.
Cookies can be managed through browser settings. To learn more about how to do this, refer to the support instructions for each browser you use (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer). Be aware that disabling or deleting cookies can impact your ability to use certain features of this website. If you intend to disable or delete cookies, repeat this process for each browser and computer you use.
We use Google Analytics to collect information about the number of site visitors, which pages they visited, how they came to the site and their location. The information this site shares with Google Analytics is anonymised and can not be used to identify you personally.
This site links to other sites on the internet, for example Twitter and Facebook. These sites may also deliver cookies to your advice. We have no control over how these third-party cookies work.
This website uses the following services – please refer to the documentation in the links provided for the specific privacy policies used by these external providers, for which Dart Centre Europe has no responsibility: Twitter, Facebook, WPML, Raidboxes and Borland Cookie.
Understanding your rights
It is important that you understand your legal rights around your personal data and how we may use it. If you would like to discuss or exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
If you feel that any of the information that we hold about you is incorrect, do let us know so that we can look into it. You have the right to object to the processing that we have outlined in this policy. You also have the right to request that we delete your information and can discuss this with us at any time.
You should be aware that there are some circumstances where we may need to keep your details, for example, if it is necessary to comply with a legal obligation on us. If this situation occurs, then we will explain and discuss these circumstances with you. In some situations, to enable us to honour your request to ‘erase’ you, there may be minimum information that we are required to maintain.
Our legal basis for processing your personal data
Dart Centre Europe collects and processes the information referred to in this Privacy Notice in pursuit of our legitimate interests in:
- Fulfilling our mission as an organisation that advocatesethical and thorough reporting of trauma; compassionate, professional treatment of victims and survivors by journalists; and greater awareness by media organizations of the impact of trauma coverage on both news professionals and news consumers.
- Providing you with the services that you have signed up to receive
We collect personal data to help us to process your requests, keep in touch with you and to help us to interact with you in the most effective way. Examples of why we process your personal data include:
- Keeping you updated on our work and the impact of your support;
- Making sure you know about events that you can participate in as Dart Centre supporter;
- Inviting you to participate in campaigns;
- Providing services, products or information you have requested;
- Checking with you on how you want us to contact you, and record these preferences;
- Keeping notes of conversations that you have with our team, as a reference if you want to revisit the conversation later;
- Notifying you of changes to our policies when these affect you;
- Ensuring that content from our site is presented in the most effective way for you and your computer;
- If we need to do so, to comply with a law, process or regulatory requirement.
The personal data that we hold may be transferred and subsequently processed by external providers. For example, it may be stored securely in the cloud on servers belonging to third-party suppliers, who provide Dart Centre Europe with IT services. Where such third-party suppliers have such access to personal data, we ensure that proper controls and contracts are in place to regulate how those suppliers manage the personal data to which they have access. Where those companies run their operations outside the European Economic Area, we take steps to make sure that they provide an adequate level of protection in accordance with UK data protection law by requesting and checking their data policies and associated documents.
How we keep your information secure
The Dart Centre takes the care of your data very seriously and we use a combination of organisational and technological security measures to protect your personal information to the highest possible standards.
Whilst we take all of the measures that we’ve outlined above, unfortunately, the transmission of information using the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.
In the extremely unlikely event that we experience a data breach, our Data Protection Representative would immediately work with the Information Commissioner’s Office if necessary. You can contact them at this address: data.controller.DCE@dartcentre.org.
Date of Policy: 14 May 2021