Privacy Policy

Updated February 14, 2024

1. Introduction

This Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) governs the collection and utilization of Personal Information by Femigrants Foundation (“Company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). It delineates the Company’s practices concerning the gathering, utilization, and disclosure of Personal Information when individuals visit our websites, utilize our mobile applications, interact with our Learning Management System (“Sites”), and engage with us offline. Furthermore, it elucidates the rights that residents of the European Union, United Kingdom, and California may hold concerning their Personal Information. As per European data protection laws, the Company acts as the controller of your Personal Information.

This Policy does not extend to the information we gather about employees, individuals applying for employment with the Company, and independent contractors.

For the purposes of this Policy, “Personal Information” denotes data that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could reasonably be linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household. Within the United States, this definition excludes de-identified or aggregate information, as well as public information lawfully obtainable from governmental records.

2. Personal Information We Collect and Have Collected – Sources and Categories

We may have obtained your Personal Information when you visited our Sites, requested information about our products or services, provided your information to us at a conference or other event, clicked through links on our Sites to access archived events or presentations, or voluntarily furnished information to us through our web portal, email, or phone number. We shall persist in collecting Personal Information from these sources.

For any inquiries regarding this Policy or to exercise your rights under applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), and similar regulations, please contact us at 

The categories of Personal Information we may have collected from these sources include the following:

  • Personal identifiers: Name, address, email address, telephone numbers, IP address or other unique identifiers, account name, and similar information.
  • Financial and insurance information: Bank account information, social security or ID, and payment details.
  • Protected class information: Age, legal status.
  • Commercial information: Records of products purchased or considered, consumption histories or tendencies.
  • Internet or other electronic activity information: Device and browser type, browsing and search history on our Sites, and information regarding your interaction with our Sites and advertisements.
  • Educational information: Educational history, degrees.
  • Professional information: Name and location of current or past employers, professional qualifications, information from your resume or CV, positions held.
  • Geolocation information.
  • Audio and visual information: Recordings from video or telephone conference calls.
  • Inferences drawn from any of the Personal Information identified above.
  • Credit card information through third parties like Paypal and Stripe

3. Purposes for Collection of Personal Information

We have set out below a description of the ways we use your Personal Information (referred to as “processing purposes” below), and for individuals located in the EEA or the UK, we explain which of the legal bases we rely on to do so.  

Categories of Personal Information 

Processing Purposes 

Legal Basis (where you are located in the EEA or the UK) 

Personal identifiers; financial and insurance information; protected class information; commercial information; educational information; professional information; credit card information 

To provide our services to you: (i) to provide information you request and information on our products and services; (ii) to respond to your inquiries; and (iii) to provide you with news about the Company and for marketing purposes. 

To enter into / perform a contract with you (i.e., our Terms of Service) (Article 6(1)(b), GDPR). To pursue our legitimate interests in providing the requested information and/or information about our processing of your Personal Information in an effective and efficient manner (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR). 

Personal identifiers; financial and insurance information; credit card information 

To administer your donation: (i) to confirm that your donation has been received and provide you with a receipt (by sending a confirmation and thank you email); and (ii) to set up direct debits or process one-off donations. 


To pursue our legitimate interests in processing your donation and properly administering our relationship with you (Article 6(1)(f), GDPR) 

Personal identifiers; internet or other electronic activity information; geolocation information; audio and visual information 

Monitoring: (i) to understand your use of our Sites; (ii) to monitor or improve our Sites; and (iii) for internal business analysis. 

To pursue our legitimate interests to ensure our Sites are safe and secure and to ensure they are used in accordance with our Terms of Services (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). 

Personal identifiers; financial and insurance information; protected class information; commercial information; educational information; professional information; credit card information 

Legal Claims: to prevent fraud, activities that violate our Terms of Service or that are illegal; and to protect our rights and the rights and safety of our users or others.  


To comply with a legal obligation, e.g. to respond to an official request (Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR). 

If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) and the United Kingdom (“UK”), you have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Information where such processing is carried out for our legitimate interests. Please note, however, that we may not always be able to accommodate such requests. Should we be required to collect the aforementioned categories of Personal Information due to a legal obligation or in fulfillment of a contract entered into or to be entered into with you, failure to provide this Personal Information upon request may impede our ability to meet our legal obligations, provide services to you, or fulfill the contract we have or are seeking to enter into with you. In such instances, we may be compelled to terminate our relationship with you.

4. Disclosure of Personal Information

The following outlines the categories of third parties with whom we share personal information:

  • The U.S. government, other charitable organizations, private funders, educational institutions, and service providers including but not limited to talent acquisition companies, providers assisting us in operating, analyzing, and displaying content on our website, providers of analytics information, providers engaged in advertising or marketing our services, providers hosting our Sites, providers of webcast and teleconference services, legal and accounting services, providers of data security services and cloud-based data storage, social media platforms and providers of subscribers to our newsletter, and providers assisting with other IT-related functions.
  • Banks, IRS, Sage (general ledger), and third-party Form 1099 preparers.

5. Additional Information About How We May Share Personal Information

We may also disclose your Personal Information as required or permitted by law to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or government request, or when in good faith we believe that disclosure is legally required or otherwise necessary to protect our rights and property or the rights, property, or safety of others, including law enforcement agencies, judicial and regulatory authorities. Furthermore, we may share your Personal Information with third parties to help detect and protect against fraud or data security vulnerabilities, and we may transfer your Personal Information to a third party in the event of a reorganization of our entity or other restructuring.

We may share your personal information for the purposes described in this privacy policy with our affiliates, partners, consultants, vendors, and service providers, subject to applicable confidentiality and data protection obligations. We will never rent, trade, or sell your e-mail address or other personal information for commercial purposes. However, with your consent as required by applicable law, we may agree with other reputable charitable organizations to exchange a donor’s contact information in order to correspond via postal mail or e-mail with some of the other’s supporters to reduce costs and expand our audience. Donors have the right to opt-out of having their personal information shared by emailing Femigrants Foundation at

Like most websites, our Sites use small data files stored on your computer or mobile device called cookies. Cookies consist of two different types: session and persistent. Session cookies enable us to recognize your actions during the browsing session. Persistent cookies remain stored on your device after you close your browser until they expire or when you delete them.

6. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

Cookies and web beacons, typically a one-pixel image, are utilized to transmit information from your computer or mobile device to our Sites. These technologies enable us to enhance our website and provide you with exceptional customer service, product assortments, and special promotions by:

  • Keeping track of items in your shopping cart.
  • Recognizing you upon your return to our Sites.
  • Identifying the pages you interact with during your visit to our Sites.
  • Recording the website you visited immediately before navigating to our Sites.
  • Assisting in tracking the delivery and effectiveness of our communications, thereby facilitating the design of future communications.

We utilize this information to enhance our site design, product offerings, customer service, and promotional activities. Certain cookies are essential for accessing and operating the website, while others are non-essential.

We may engage third-party entities to employ cookies and web beacons to collect information on our behalf or provide services such as data management, website troubleshooting, and analytics. These third parties are contractually bound to refrain from sharing such information with any party other than us or our authorized vendors offering similar services.

Additionally, we utilize Google Analytics to assess the usage of our Sites. Google Analytics employs cookies and other identifiers to gather information, such as frequency of website visits, pages visited, and prior website visits. To gain further insight into how Google Analytics collects personal information, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy.

7. Security and Online Donations & Membership

To ensure your online security, we employ PayPal to process online donations in accordance with the highest industry standards and PCI compliance guidelines. For membership services, we utilize Stripe. Femigrants Foundation does not directly receive or process online credit or debit card information.

8. Opt-Out of Receiving Communications from Femigrants Foundation

Our marketing platform offers users the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us via an Email Subscriptions/Preferences form accessible at the bottom of emails received from Upwardly Global. You may choose to receive specific communications only or opt out entirely.

9. Your Privacy Rights

In accordance with applicable legislation, you may possess certain privacy entitlements based on your jurisdiction of residence. However, please be aware that the entitlements outlined below are not absolute and may be subject to limitations.

EEA/UK Privacy Rights

Individuals located in the EEA/UK may, subject to applicable constraints: (i) request access to, rectification, or erasure of their Personal Information; (ii) request that the processing of their Personal Information be restricted; (iii) object to the processing of their Personal Information; and (iv) request a copy of their Personal Information to be provided to them or a third party in a digital format. Additionally, individuals located in the EEA/UK retain the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of their 

Personal Information with their local data protection authority.

10. International Data Transfers

Our services are hosted in the US. Therefore, when you disclose Personal Information to us, this Personal Information will be transferred to the US. If you are located in the EEA/UK, Company may, for the purposes listed above, transfer your Personal Information to other recipients as referred to above, that are also located in countries outside the EEA/UK including to the U.S., and which are not currently considered by the European Commission and/or UK Government to provide an adequate level of data protection. In these circumstances, Company will take steps to ensure that the Personal Information is protected including by entering into Standard Contractual Clauses or similar. You can request further information on the data transfer solutions relied upon, by using the contact details below.

11. Retention of Personal Information

We retain Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period, the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Information are considered, together with the necessity and purposes for the processing (including, whether such purposes can be achieved through other means) and the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of the Personal Information.

12. Personal Information of Children

We do not knowingly collect personal information from children or knowingly allow such individuals to provide us with their personal information. Upon request, the parent or guardian of a child under 13 may review and request the deletion of the child’s personally identifiable information, as well as refuse to permit the further collection or use of such information. If we discover that a user is under the age of 13, we will delete their personally identifiable information immediately.

13. Third Party Websites

Our Sites may contain links to third-party websites, which may have privacy policies that differ from our own. We are not responsible for the activities and practices that take place on these websites. Accordingly, we recommend that you review the privacy policies posted on any website that you may access through our Sites.

14. How We Maintain Your Personal Information Secure

We implement and maintain reasonable security measures appropriate to the nature of the Personal Information that we collect, use, retain, transfer, or otherwise process. These measures include administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of your Personal Information. However, data security incidents and breaches can occur due to a variety of factors that cannot reasonably be prevented; therefore, our safeguards may not always be adequate to prevent all breaches of security.

15. Changes to This Policy

We will review and update this Policy periodically. We will notify you of material changes to it by posting on our Sites notification that the Policy has been revised and by updating the effective date of the Policy.

16. Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this Policy or to request a copy of this Policy in another format you may contact us at