Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on December 12, 2017
Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Charitable Foundation (Aurora Foundation) is committed to protecting your privacy and the security of your personal data. This Privacy Policy informs you of what personal information Aurora Foundation collects from you by means of the website accessible at (the “Website”) and explains how Aurora Foundation uses this information. 
Please read this document carefully before starting to use the Website to be aware of the ways in which your personal data may be treated. This Privacy Policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, terms and conditions accessible online (the "Terms"). By submitting your personal data to the Website, you are giving your free consent to its processing in accordance with terms set forth in this Privacy Policy (including as amended from time to time). 
Who handles your personal data?
Any personal data gathered from you by means of the Website will be controlled by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization whose registered office is at Marshal Baghramyan Ave 6, 0019, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Whenever you provide Aurora Foundation with personal information, such information will be processed in line with this Policy and current legislation of the Republic of Armenia (including the Law of the Republic of Armenia on Personal Data adopted on October 8, 2002) and other applicable data protection law. At the same time, being focused on observing requirements established by national legislation, Aurora Foundation will also take into consideration international best practices generally accepted in the field of data protection. 
While Aurora Foundation exercises control over the use of your personal data, third parties (“Partners”) may be outsourced to conduct processing of your personal data on behalf of Aurora Foundation. In particular, Partners may store or otherwise use your personal data in order to provide Aurora Foundation with professional website hosting or data management services. However, Partners will be engaged to process your personal data only if they undertake obligations equivalent to those which are assumed by Aurora Foundation pursuant to this Privacy Policy and agree to have in place appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data. Currently, the primary Partner of Aurora Foundation is A&R Edelman Limited, an international consulting firm whose registered office is at Southside, 105 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QT London, United Kingdom. Further details of Partners involved in processing your personal data may be provided on your request.
What types of your personal data are being collected?
Although you can browse through the Website without giving any information about yourself, in some cases, personal information is required in order to facilitate communications between you and Aurora Foundation. This being so, the following personal data may be gathered and processed by Aurora Foundation: full name, date of birth, e-mail, nationality, country of residence. All personal data is only collected when provided to Aurora Foundation by filling in forms available on the Website or specifying the data in correspondence. Please note that if you contact Aurora Foundation by post or e-mail, records of these communications may be kept. 
Besides personal data specified above, Aurora Foundation may also collect details of your computer's internet protocol address and some other technical information, which is automatically collected by our webserver (e.g. type of browser, operating system used, and survey information). In collecting some of this data, the Website uses cookies, which are small files stored on your computer's hard drive which are used to collect some information related to your history of visiting the Website. You may choose to refuse cookies but, if you do so, some of the functionality of the Website may no longer be available to you. For more information about cookies, including further details as to what they are and how to refuse them, please review the Cookie Policy.
The Website contains links to other online resources. If you follow a link to any of these resources, please note that Aurora Foundation does not accept any responsibility for the privacy practices adopted by the owners of the respective resources even if you access those using links from the Website.  Please check their privacy policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
How is your personal data used?
Aurora Foundation may process your personal data
(a) to ascertain your identity before entering into agreements regarding materials submitted to the Website;
(b) to carry out contractual obligations arising from its agreements with you, including the Terms;
(c) to contact you regarding submissions you have made, including any materials you provide;
(d) to indicate you as an author or originator of the materials submitted; 
(e) to facilitate your participation in charity events launched by Aurora Foundation;
(f) to consider your requests;
(g) to provide you with a personalised browsing experience when using the Website;
(h) to send you recent newsletters to which you have subscribed and to inform you about our activities.
Aurora Foundation will not use your personal data for any purposes inconsistent with the purposes above or not permitted by law. Where Aurora Foundation proposes using your personal information for any other purposes it will ensure that you are properly notified where legally required. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above. Aurora Foundation will keep your personal data for as long as is reasonably required for the purposes for which it was obtained.
As far as the above purposes are met, Aurora Foundation may conduct the following operations with your personal data: collecting, recording, storage, systematization, depersonalizing, extracting, and transfer to third parties (including by granting access to personal data). Unless otherwise expressly stated by you, it is assumed that by submitting content to the Website, including words of support or any other materials, you confirm that you agree with subsequent disclosure of your full name and country of residence by publication of this data on the Website, as well as on any other online platforms and printed publications. 
What means are employed to secure you data?
We have put in place technical and organisational security measures to prevent the loss of or unauthorised access to your personal data. While your personal data is stored in secured databases that are hosted with the use of technical facilities controlled by Aurora Foundation and its trusted Partners, security of this data is protected by appropriate authentication mechanisms, firewalls and encryption tools (protocols). 
Aurora Foundation assumes responsibility for its Partners’ compliance with the requirements introduced by this Privacy Policy. However, attention should be paid to the fact that some Partners may be located in countries other than the Republic of Armenia and other than in the European Economic Area. Moreover, your personal data may be transferred to jurisdictions which may not provide the same level of data protection as those countries or the country of your residence. In such a case the respective Partners may be governed by local regulations on personal data protection, and thus their privacy practices may in some ways differ from those adopted by Aurora Foundation. Nevertheless, Aurora Foundation will take all necessary steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected at least in line with this Privacy Policy.
Whilst Aurora Foundation uses its best efforts to ensure the security of your personal data, please be aware that the security of information transmitted over the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, any transfer of personal data over the Internet, including during submission of such information to the Website, is done at your own risk.
Are your data disclosed to third parties?
Your personal data will not be disclosed or transferred to any third party, subject to the following exceptions: 
(a) personal data is transferred to the Partners for the purpose of its processing on behalf of Aurora Foundation;
(b) personal data may be transferred to a third party in connection with the assignment of a contract;
(c) personal data may be transferred to a third party as part of a sale of assets or business restructuring;
(d) personal data may have to be disclosed under applicable law for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or requested of Aurora Foundation in the exercise of official authority;
(e) personal data may be required to be disclosed for the protection of state and public security;
(f) the disclosure of personal data may be otherwise required or permitted by applicable law. 
Whatever the reasons for the disclosure of your personal data may be, Aurora Foundation will take all reasonable steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.  
What rights do you have with respect to your personal data?
You have the right to obtain at any time confirmation as to whether or not personal data relating to you is being processed. Where such personal data is being processed, you may also be provided with information on the content of such personal data, the recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed, and other information relating to the terms of your personal data processing. You also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on legitimate compelling grounds except when it is collected in order to comply with a legal obligation, or is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party.
If you would like to receive further information concerning the processing of your personal data or to ask us to correct, update or delete any personal data relating to you, you may contact Aurora Foundation with a request to do so at [email protected]. At the same time, to protect your privacy and security, Aurora Foundation may take reasonable steps to verify your identity before taking any steps based on your request (e.g., by asking you to indicate the e-mail address that your have previously submitted to the Website). 
You can unsubscribe from a newsletter or other electronic information about our activities at any time by sending an unsubscribe e-mail as described at the bottom of every newsletter, or by updating your newsletter subscriptions on the Newsletter Sign Up page of the Website.
Changes to this privacy Policy
Aurora Foundation may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to comply with law or to meet its changing internal policies without notice to you. Any updates will be posted and the date of recent revisions will appear on the Website, so please check this page occasionally to see if you are happy with current edition of the Privacy Policy. 
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your information, you may contact us:
6, Marshal Baghramyan Avenue,
0019 Yerevan, Republic of Armenia