Privacy Policy

The Global Call for Climate Action (“GCCA”) is an international organization, based in Montreal, Canada. In partnership with a global network of non-government organizations, trade unions, faith groups and individuals, the GCCA has established callforclimateaction.org to mobilize public support for action on climate change.

This privacy statement applies to information about identifiable individuals (“Personal Information”), regardless of medium, in the custody or control of the GCCA and collected by callforclimateaction.org (collectively referred to in this statement as “callforclimateaction.org”). Please note that callforclimateaction.org may revise this Privacy Statement at any time and any changes will apply to all Personal Information held by callforclimateaction.org at the time of the revision.

What Information We Collect and How

callforclimateaction.org expressly collects four specific data elements: first name, last name, email address and country of residence. This will occur when you add your name to our pledge campaign, whether directly through our website and through the use of our widget placed on another web site.

A partner organization may share these data elements with us in accordance with it’s own privacy policy, notice or statement and applicable law. callforclimateaction.org has entered into data sharing agreements with its partner organizations to facilitate such exchanges of Personal Information.

When you visit callforclimateaction.org, we also automatically collect information related to each visit that in some jurisdictions is considered Personal Information (e.g. your IP address, date and time of visit, URLs of pages visited).

How We Use Your Personal Information

Any use or disclosure of Personal Information will be in accordance with this privacy statement or where permitted or required by law. callforclimateaction.org uses your Personal Information to communicate with you about our climate change initiatives and progress to date on our organizational goals. We may also disclose your Personal Information to governmental authorities as evidence of your pledge to support action on climate change.

When you join the callforclimateaction.org campaign through the use of our widget that has been placed on another organization’s website, callforclimateaction.org will share your information with that organization in accordance with our data sharing agreement with that organization and applicable law.

While callforclimateaction.org is the custodian of the Personal Information provided to us, our website and associated databases are maintained by third party service providers who may be in countries other than Canada. Our current service providers are located in the United States of America. Please note that Personal Information located in any jurisdiction is subject to the laws of that jurisdiction.

In the event callforclimateaction.org ceases to operate, or merges with another organization following the completion of its mandate, the Personal Information held by callforclimateaction.org will be transferred to a successor organization designated by callforclimateaction.org.

Privacy/data protection laws in many jurisdictions permit or require the disclosure of Personal Information without consent in specific circumstances. callforclimateaction.org will disclose Personal Information without consent only in such circumstances as permitted or required by law but, in doing so, will not disclose more information than is required.

Your Consent to Our Use Your Information

By providing your Personal Information to callforclimateaction.org, either through our web site or the use of a widget placed on another organization’s web site, you agree and consent that callforclimateaction.org may collect, use, disclose or otherwise process your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time and, upon reasonable, advance notice, callforclimateaction.org shall stop using your Personal Information.

Your provision of Personal Information to a partner organization is subject to the privacy policy, notice or statement of that organization and callforclimateaction.org relies on that organization to obtain your consent to its disclosure to, and use by, callforclimateaction.org.

How We Safeguard Your Personal Information

callforclimateaction.org endeavors to ensure the accuracy, currency and integrity of the Personal Information in its custody or control.

callforclimateaction.org maintains appropriate security measures with respect to our transmission or storage of your Personal Information. Any third party service provider who holds or accesses this data is contractually obliged to use such data solely for the purposes of providing services to callforclimateaction.org and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of that Personal Information. Where we provide your Personal Information to partners, we require them to maintain appropriate security measures as part of our data sharing agreement with them.

If any of your Personal Information changes, you may contact us though our web site to correct it. We will revise such information and, if necessary, use our best efforts to inform our partner organizations in order to permit those organizations to correct their records.

How Long We Keep Your Information

callforclimateaction.org retains your Personal Information until the completion of the mandate of callforclimateaction.org or until you withdraw your consent of our continued use of your information. Our retention of information may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but only for so long as it is necessary for us, as required by law, to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date.

Upon a decision to remove your Personal Information from our records, callforclimateaction.org will destroy, delete or erase such information or convert it into an anonymous form.

How to Contact Us About Privacy

In the event you wish to access to your Personal Information, to correct any Personal Information we hold, to withdraw your consent to our use of your Personal Information or to discuss our practices or policies with respect to Personal Information, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected]