Mon. Nov 27th, 2023

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy describes what information is made available to TomDem Any information voluntarily disclosed to TomDem by users of TomDem website is held with the utmost care and security and will not be used in ways other than as set forth in this privacy policy. Through this website you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to TomDem, such as the sites of our national partners which are fundraising on behalf of TomDem. All these sites have their own privacy statements which are similar to this one but may vary slightly.

How we use your personal information

Providing information is your choice. When you undertake certain actions on our website, such as donating, signing up for our email newsletter, or filling in a form to register your interest in our activities or to apply for a job, you knowingly provide us with personal information about you, such as your name, email address, postal address and other information.


Aside from the personal information that you disclose to us for a specific purpose, TomDem also collects anonymous information about your browsing behaviour when you visit our website, through the use of cookies. By using TomDem website, you agree that we can place the types of cookies set out below on your computer, mobile phone or handheld device.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small data files made up of letters and numbers placed onto your computer or other mobile devices when you access TomDem website. TomDem uses cookies to collect information about you to the extent necessary to ensure its website functionality and performance as well as for the purpose of targeting its audience and tailoring the content offered to the public both on its website and elsewhere. We send cookies when you visit, respond to online surveys or polls, or request information. Accepting the cookies used on TomDem website does not give us access to your personally identifiable information, but we can use the cookies to identify your computer. Encrypted information gathered from cookies is used to understand the performance of our website as well as our fundraising partners’ websites , improve your experience while using it, and to remind you of TomDem work and how you can support us after you have left TomDem website in a relevant manner. However, this information is anonymous and based on behaviour rather than on personally distinguishable features.

Disabling cookies

If you do not wish to have cookies installed on your computer or mobile device, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it. You can also set your browser to turn off cookies. If you do so, however, some areas of TomDem website may not function properly.

How cookies are used on TomDem website

TomDem wishes to be transparent with users about how cookies are used, so that you are clear on how your privacy is protected when using TomDem website.

We use cookies for the following reasons:

To improve your experience on our website – Cookies enable us to ensure that we are providing you content that is relevant to your interests while deprioritising content that is not relevant to you. For example, cookies can tell us if you have shown interest in learning about a specific emergency or campaign, so we could ensure that the next time you visit TomDem website, information about this emergency or campaign is prioritised over other content. In the same way, cookies can tell us if, for instance, you have filled in a TomDem form or signed a petition, so that we don’t present this to you the next time you visit our website. Cookies can also provide us with an understanding about other factors relating to your visit that can help us to enhance your website experience, such as: which part of the world you are visiting from, if you came to the site because of an email or social media post we sent you, or whether your website browser supports the different technologies used on TomDem website. To understand how TomDem website and other communication efforts are performing – Cookies help to provide us with anonymous statistics that tell us about how many users visit our website, where they came from and how they interact with it. This information is very useful for us to be able to see which pages and content on TomDem website is most popular so that we can modify it accordingly. Data gathered through cookies can also help us understand how our other activities, such as social media content and emails affect the use of TomDem website. To improve the relevance of TomDem campaign and marketing messages displayed to you after you leave our website – Cookies can help us to ensure that you receive personalised advertising banners from advertising services when you browse other websites, based on the content you interacted with on TomDem website. For example, cookies can tell us if you visit a web page about a particular humanitarian emergency, so that campaign messages about this particular emergency can be displayed to you when you visit another website. None of TomDem commercial partners providing such services collect or use any personally identifiable information.

Third party cookies

Some of the cookies you may receive when visiting TomDem website are not related to TomDem For example, if you visit sections of TomDem website that contain embedded content such as YouTube video or a Twitter feed, or contain a plugin such as a Facebook like button, you may receive cookies delivered from these websites. As detailed above, we also use third-party cookies for targeted advertising services and for tracking our website awareness-raising and communications performance.

TomDem does not govern the settings or use of these third-party cookies, so we suggest that you visit these websites for more information about their cookies and applicable privacy policies.

TomDem cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites that it does not own or manage, even if these websites link to TomDeml website. Modern web browsers provide the ability to disable all cookies or only third-party cookies.

Uploading Content to Social Networks

If you upload content to a social network and then tag TomDem, your submission will be subject to that website’s terms of use and privacy policy. Please be aware of a website’s terms and privacy policy, which may differ from TomDem, when submitting your content to it.

Notification of changes

We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. We thus encourage you to visit this section of TomDem website regularly in order to keep up to date with any changes. Changes to the policy will apply from the date they are posted on our site and shall not apply retroactively.