PRIVACY POLICY – Friends of Free Wildlife

Friends of Free Wildlife (FFW) believes in the fundamental right to privacy, including privacy when using the internet and viewing websites. We endeavour to protect such online security as diligently as possible.

We use Your Personal data to provide a better user experience and to provide you with updates on FFW actions. By using the website and supporting us, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


For the purposes of this Privacy Policy:

 (referred to as either “the Company”, “We”, “Us” or “Our” in this Agreement) refers to Friends of Free Wildlife (FFW), 69 Rose Rd, Kyalami AH, Midrand, 1684.


Data means the information in electronic form.


Device means any device that can access the Service such as a computer, a cell phone or a digital tablet.


IP Address means a unique address that identifies a device on the Internet or a local network.


Personal Information means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, exiting juristic person, including but not limited to –


  1. Information relating to the race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, national, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental health, well-being, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language and birth of a person;
  2. Information relating to the education or the medial, financial, criminal or employment history of the person;
  3. Any identifying number, symbol, email address, physical address, telephone number, location information, online identifier or other particular assignment to the person;
  4. The biometric information of the person;
  5. The personal opinions, views or preferences of the person;
  6. Correspondence sent by the person that is implicitly or explicitly of a private or confidential nature or further correspondence that would reveal the contents of the original correspondence;
  7. The views or opinions of another individual about the person; and
  8. The name of the person if it appears with other personal information relating to the person or if the disclosure of the name itself would reveal information about the person.


POPIA means the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013;


Service refers to the Website;


Service Provider means any natural or legal person who processes the data on behalf of the Company. It refers to third-party companies or individuals employed by the Company to facilitate the Service, to provide the Service on behalf of the Company, to perform services related to the Service or to assist the Company in analysing how the Service is used;


Traffic Data means any data processed for the purpose of the conveyance of a communication on an electronic communications network in respect of that communication and includes data relating to the routing, duration or time of a communication;


User means a person who uses a computer or other device to access this website;


Website refers to


  1. Personal Information

While using our service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to: email address, first name and last name, phone number, address, province, zip/postal code, city, usage data. Places on our website where you can provide personal information to us are: contact us and donate.



  1. Use and Disclosure

We will only make use of your personal information provided to us, for the purposes for which you provided it.


FFW will not make your personal information available to any third party unless this is necessary for the purpose for which you provided the information.


FFW may use your personal information for the purposes of administering and improving the site, improving our services or communicating with you. The personal information you provide to us may be shared with operators to the extent necessary for them to administer and improve the website on our behalf.


FFW will only disclose your personal information to third parties in limited circumstance where authorised by POPIA.



  1. Usage Data

Usage Data is collected automatically when using the Service.


Usage data may include information such as your device’s internet protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


When you access the service by or through a mobile device, we may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile device unique ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile internet browser you use, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


We may also collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our service or when you access the service by or through a mobile device.



  1. Use of Your Personal Information

FFW may use personal data for the following purposes:


To provide and maintain our service, including to monitor the usage of our service.


To manage your account and your registration as a user of the service.


To contact you by email, telephone calls, sms, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities and services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.


To provide you with news, and general information about our work, unless you have opted not to receive such information.


To attend and manage your requests to us.


We may use Your information for other purposes, such as data analysis, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and to evaluate and improve our services, marketing and your experience.


  1. Retention of Your Personal Information

FFW will retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use Your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.


FFW will also retain Usage Data for internal analysis purposes. Usage Data is generally retained for a shorter period of time, except when this data is used to strengthen the security or to improve the functionality of Our Service, or We are legally obligated to retain this data for longer time periods.


  1. Security of Your Personal Information

FFW’s Donation and supporter pages use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL): a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. The protocol allows clients and server applications to communicate in a manner that  prevents eavesdropping, tampering and message forgery. The protocol encrypts all personal information, including credit card numbers, names, and addresses. By doing so information cannot be read as it travels via the Internet.



  1. Links to Other Websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site You visit.


We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.


We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on Our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the “Last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

  1. Your Right to Access and Correct Personal Information

FFW will provide you with access to any personal information that FFW holds about you. You may also request FFW to correct your personal information. Kindly contact FFW’s Information Officer to request access to your personal information or the correction of your personal information. You can be asked to be removed from any of FFW’s subscription lists at any time.


FFW’s security measures and privacy policies are reviewed on a regular basis. Should you have any queries regarding the information we maintain and retain, kindly engage with us.


By registering as a donor, you hereby accept this Privacy Policy and authorise FFW to collect, store and process your information in the manner mentioned above and for the purposes in which you submitted it.