Privacy

GRAIN respects your privacy and aims to be compliant with the European Union General Data Privacy Regulation. This document explains how we do this.

Data collection

We use Google Analytics [1] to track aggregate (not personally identifiable) information about our website traffic. This allows us to draw up annual statistics about the number of unique visitors to the site, pages most visited, documents most downloaded, the countries that users are browsing from, etc. We share such statistics with our funders and the public in our annual activity report, as it helps us account for our work to those who support us.

When you subscribe to one of our mailing lists, you are asked to give an email address for delivery. We do not use your address for any other purpose. You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking ”unsubscribe” at the footer of the email.

We offer basic social media services that allow you to share material from our site on your own accounts at Facebook [2] or Twitter [3]. We also offer Disqus [4] as a mechanism for the public to post comments about our articles. But we do not collect personal information through any of these services.

Sometimes people send us their CV when they offer to volunteer or when they respond to a job offer that GRAIN circulates. In these cases, we keep the CV on file for two years at our coordination office [5] in Barcelona, Spain, and then delete it.

Cookies

This site uses a cookie to remember your language preference. This being a trilingual website, if you want to open it in your preferred language each time you visit, a cookie will facilitate that. The other cookies we use are required for the functioning of the site and can be consulted below. Cookies are managed in your browser’s settings, where they can be manually disabled.

Surveys

From time to time, we may invite people who use our services to answer an online survey or questionnaire. We appreciate your participation as it helps us improve our work. Any data collected through these forms is used only for the purpose stated.

Donations

If you make a donation to GRAIN through this site, Paypal [6] or Tefpay [7] will process the payment but we collect no personal data nor payment information through their services.

Sister sites

GRAIN helps run two other web sites: farmlandgrab.org and bilaterals.org. The same privacy provisions apply to those sites. One difference is that they are open-publishing, meaning anyone can register and publish relevant information on them. If you register, you must create a login and give us an email address. This is strictly for the purpose of identifying you as a contributor to the site and may be changed or deleted by the user at any time.

Storage and transfer

Our web servers are located in UK [8] and Canada [9]. Any personal data collected through our websites or email services are held by our web developer in the Philippines, while data collected about people who apply to work with us are held in our office in Spain. GRAIN does not use, share, rent, transfer or sell your information with anyone except as described in this privacy policy.

Changes in our policy

We may revise this policy from time to time. Any changes will be announced on GRAIN’s homepage for one week.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at [email protected].

Cookies details

Site

Key

Description

grain.org

locale

Saves the current user language preference

 

_ga

Google Analytics session data to determine unique users

 

_gid

Google Analytics session data to determine unique users

 

_gat

Google Analytics session data to determine unique users

 

Disqus widget

Third-party cookie requests session data only when user comments using Disqus.

 

_cfduid

Cloudflare security settings on a per-client-basis

[1] Google Inc: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

[2] Facebook: 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

[3] Twitter: 1355 Market Street Suite 900. San Francisco, CA 94103, USA

[4] Disqus: 301 Howard Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

[5] GRAIN: Girona, 25, ppal. 08010 Barcelona, Spain

[6] Paypal:  2211 North First Street, San Jose, CA, 95131, USA

[7] Tefpay: New Computing Netservices s.l., Ferran Valls i Taberner, 5, 08006 Barcelona, Spain

[8] Spiral Limited; 3rd Floor, 60 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7ET, N Ireland

[9] Speedyrails; 449 Sussex Drive Unit 201, Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z4, Canada