We at AboutMicrofinance (hereafter, AboutMicrofinance.com, AboutMicrofinance.org, AboutMicrofinance.net, “we” or “us”) respect your concerns about privacy and value the relationship we have with you. Therefore, we publish this Privacy Policy to affirm our commitment to maintaining privacy for our users and to inform you of our practices concerning the collection and use of information you provide us. This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we collect on this website, how we may use that information, and with whom we may share it. Our Privacy Policy also describes the measures we take to protect the security of the information. We are committed to protecting your privacy as a visitor to this website.  We therefore offer this pledge:  We will not sell, disseminate, disclose, trade, transmit, transfer, share, lease or rent any personally identifiable information to any third party not specifically authorized.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

Personal Information and Submission of Content

You may choose to provide personal information (such as your name, email, and home address) on this website. You may also choose to submit content to the website for publication as well as comments on and ratings of existing content. Here are the ways you may provide information and content and the types of information and content you may submit. We also tell you how we may use the information and content.

Contact Us

If you email us through this website or at info@aboutmicrofinance.com, we will receive your email address and any other information you choose to include in your email. We use your email address to respond to your inquiry.

Email Bulletins

If you would like to receive our email bulletins, we ask you for your name and email address so that we can fulfill your request. You may provide your country and address of residence as well.

Submitting Announcements, Events, Job Openings, Organization Profile and Library Documents

AboutMicrofinance encourages users to submit announcements, events, job openings, and library documents, hereafter referred to as “content,” for publication on AboutMicrofinance.com. You can submit such materials to our email at info@aboutmicrofinance.com.

Users (“contributors”) who submit content to AboutMicrofinance are asked to provide their contact information, which we will only use to follow-up on questions regarding the submission. Contributor contact information will not be published online.

Use of Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

IP Addresses

In addition, we record your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our visitors and the technology they use to access our website. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us on our website.

Information We Share

We do not sell or otherwise disclose personal information about our website visitors, except as described here. We also may share information provided by our website visitors with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf.

AboutMicrofinance will take reasonable steps to help ensure that these service providers are obligated to safeguard your information on behalf of AboutMicrofinance. In addition, we may disclose information about you (i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process, (ii) to law enforcement authorities or other government officials, or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.

We reserve the right to disclose any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use personal information you have provided through this website in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

Links to Other Websites

We may provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These websites may operate independently from this website and they may have their own privacy policies in place. We strongly suggest you review those privacy policies if you visit any linked websites. To the extent any linked websites you visit are unrelated to AboutMicrofinance, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by such privacy statement.  We are also not responsible for their content or any use of the websites.

How We Protect Personal Information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect the personal information you provide on this website.

Your Choices

If you would like to update the personal information you have provided on this website,  or would like to have you name removed from our mailing list, please contact us at:  info@aboutmicrofinance.com. We will make reasonable efforts to honor your request in a timely manner.

Updates to Our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated periodically and without prior notice to you to reflect changes in our online information practices. We will post a prominent notice on this website to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate at the top of the notice when it was most recently updated.

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, or if you would like us to update information we have about you, please contact us by:

  • Email: info@aboutmicrofinance.com
  • Phone: +1 (646) 436-6457
  • Postal mail:  AboutMicrofinance, 170 John Street, Ste. 3B, New York, New York 10038, USA