Definitions and interpretation
collectively all information that you submit to GTF via the Website which directly or indirectly concern you. This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definitions provided in the data Protection Laws;
a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in the clause below ( Cookies);
Data Protection Laws
any applicable law relating to the processing of personal data, including but not limited to the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation;
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation);
we or us
The Global Trust Foundation, a company incorporated in Bulgaria whose registered office is at Dimitar Manchev 1v, 1407, Sofia, Bulgaria (https://globaltrustfoundation.org/);
EU Cookie Law
the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, and Directive 2009/136/EC (Cookie Directive);
User or you
any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed by GTF and acting in the course of their employment or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to GTF and accessing the Website in connection with the provision of such services; and
the website that you are currently using, http://globaltrustfoundation.org, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
a. the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
c. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships;
d. "including" is understood to mean "including without limitation";
e. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it;
4. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, GTF is the " data controller". This means that GTF determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your personal data is processed.
Personal data collected
5. We may collect the following personal data, from you:
b. contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
c. IP address (automatically collected);
d. web browser type and version (automatically collected);
e. a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected);
How we collect personal data
6. We collect personal data in the following ways:
a. personal data is given to us by you; and
b. personal data is collected automatically.
Personal data that is given to us by you
7. GTF will collect your Personal data in a number of ways, for example:
a. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, e-mail or through any other means;
b. when you elect to receive marketing communications from us;
c. when you use our services;
Personal data that is collected automatically
8. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your personal data automatically, for example:
a. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.
b. we will collect your personal data automatically via cookies, in line with the cookie settings on your browser. For more information about cookies, and how we use them on the Website, see the section below, headed "Cookies".
Our use of personal data
9. Any or all of the above personal data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, personal data may be used by us for the following reasons:
a. improvement of our products / services;
b. transmission by email of marketing materials that may be of interest to you;
10. We may use your personal data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for our legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see the section headed "Your rights" below).
11. For the delivery of direct marketing to you via e-mail, we'll need your consent, whether via an opt-in or soft-opt-in:
a. soft opt-in consent is a specific type of consent which applies when you have previously engaged with us (for example, you contact us to ask us for more details about a particular product/service, and we are marketing similar products/services). Under "soft opt-in" consent, we will take your consent as given unless you opt-out.
b. for other types of e-marketing, we are required to obtain your explicit consent; that is, you need to take positive and affirmative action when consenting by, for example, checking a tick box that we'll provide.
c. if you are not satisfied about our approach to marketing, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time. To find out how to withdraw your consent, see the section headed "Your rights" below.
Keeping personal data secure
13. Our Website is hosted on the Wix.com platform, which acts as a subprocessor to GTF.
14. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to respond to your contact request or subscribe you to our newsletter.
15. Your personal data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications.
Personal data retention
17. Even if we delete your personal data, it may persist on backup or archival media insofar as this is required for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.
18. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
a. Right to access - the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive." Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request. If we refuse your request, we will tell you the reasons why.
b. Right to correct - the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
c. Right to erase - the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
d. Right to restrict our use of your Data - the right to "block" us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
e. Right to data portability - the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
f. Right to object - the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for our legitimate interests.
19. To make enquiries, exercise any of your rights set out above, or withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data (where consent is our legal basis for processing your personal data), please contact us via this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
20. If you are not satisfied with the way a complaint you make in relation to your personal data is handled by us, you may be able to refer your complaint to the relevant personal data protection authority. For Bulgaria, this is the Commission of Personal Data Protection (CPDP). The CPDP's contact details can be found on their website at https://www.cpdp.bg.
21. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during the period for which we hold it.
Transfers outside the European Economic Area
22. Personal data which we collect from you may be stored and processed in and transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). For example, this could occur if our servers are located in a country outside the EEA or one of our service providers is situated in a country outside the EEA.
23. We will only transfer personal data outside the EEA where it is compliant with personal data protection legislation and the means of transfer provides adequate safeguards in relation to your data, e.g. by way of personal data transfer agreement, incorporating the current standard contractual clauses adopted by the European Commission, or by signing up to the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, in the event that the organisation in receipt of the personal data is based in the United States of America.
24. To ensure that your personal data receives an adequate level of protection, we have put in place appropriate safeguards and procedures with the third parties we share your personal data with. This ensures your personal data is treated by those third parties in a way that is consistent with the Data Protection Laws.
Links to other websites
Changes of business ownership and control
27. We may also disclose personal data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
28. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.
30. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current EU Cookie Law.
31. Before the Website places Cookies on your computer, you will be presented with a message bar requesting your consent to set those Cookies. By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies, you are enabling GTF to provide a better experience and service to you. You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of the Website may not function fully or as intended.
32. This Website may place the following Cookies:
33. You can find a list of Cookies that we use in the Cookies Schedule.
34. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
35. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time; however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
36. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
37. For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.
40. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
41. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of Bulgaria. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Bulgaria courts.
43. You may contact GTF by email at email@example.com.
01 January 2023
Below is a list of the cookies that we use. We have tried to ensure this is complete and up to date, but if you think that we have missed a cookie or there is any discrepancy, please let us know.
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