Every computer connected to the Internet is provided with a domain name and an IP Address. When a visitor requests a web page from within the Working Abroad website, our servers automatically identify and log the HTTP request that is made.
This information reveals nothing personal about you. In fact, the only information that we automatically gather and log is as follows: the IP address of the site that may have referred you; your IP address; the web page that you may have linked to us from, if any; the product identifier for version and make of browser (e.g. Internet Explorer 8); the operating system platform that you may be running (e.g. Macintosh or Windows); search words or terms that are passed from a search engine (e.g. Google or Yahoo).
Working Abroad has found it advantageous to examine visitor traffic so that we can ensure maximum compatibility for the various browsers and operating systems that visit our site. By analysing visitation patterns, referring URLs and search engine terms, we can strategically enhance our exposure across the Internet.
When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, your computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
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|Records the time of the last page load. Used in conjunction with the last_visit cookie.
|Date of the user’s last visit.
|Contains the last 5 pages viewed. Typically used for form or error message returns.
|End of session
We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. The Working Abroad website does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.
|These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
WorkingAbroad is fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are also registered with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):
Organisation name: Workingabroad Limited
Registration reference: ZA357073
WorkingAbroad may hold your personal information and any other information deemed necessary for the running of our volunteer projects overseas. This may include, but is not limited to contact information, dietary requirements, gender, passport details, medical history and criminal background information. Where possible, we will endeavour to keep this information as up to date and accurate as possible. All personal data will be deleted (with the exception of your name, email address and nationality) within 1 year of your volunteer project abroad finishing. Please contact us earlier if you wish the data to be deleted before this.
During your interaction with WorkingAbroad we may share this information with our project partners, suppliers, staff, and where applicable and reasonable, other volunteers. Volunteers data may also need to leave the EU in order to fulfil the contract and arrange your volunteer placement abroad.
Should you wish access to the information held about you in our database or if you wish to remove any of the data held, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
By no means will this information be used for third party marketing purposes. All information is kept strictly confidential. All data is used only for the purposes of arranging your volunteer placement abroad, and will be deleted (with the exception of your name, email address and nationality) within 1 year of your volunteer project abroad finishing.
For further information:
EU GDPR site
UK data protection site
We may also request your email address or mailing address for the purposes of conducting a survey or to add you to our mailing list, or by your request to have someone contact you with additional information. Whenever we request the identity of a visitor, we will clearly indicate the purpose of the inquiry before the information is requested. You will have the option to unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.
We enforce a strict ‘Anti-Spam’ policy that means we do not intend to sell, rent, or otherwise give your e-mail address to a third-party without your consent.
In addition, Working Abroad will not send you email that you have not agreed to receive. If you are a member of our mailing list, you may be contacted with announcements, news, portfolio additions, and new products or services.
With each email sent, you have the option of ‘unsubscribing’ from our mailing list at any time, thereby disabling any further such email communication from being sent. If you wish to have specific communications with a member of the Working Abroad staff, you will be required to provide specific information that will be routed to the appropriate contact within Working Abroad.
Working Abroad will only disclose your personal information or any of its log file information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such actions are necessary.
Working Abroad uses all reasonable precautions to keep the information disclosed to us secure. Working Abroad reserves the right to transfer information in connection with the sale of all or part of the Working Abroad capital stock or assets to any third party. Furthermore, we are not responsible for any breach of security or for any actions of any third parties that receive the information.