What cookies does our website use?
The cookies used on our website have been categorized based on the guidelines found in the ICC UK Cookie guide. We use the following categories on our website and other online services:
Category 1 - Strictly Necessary Cookies
These cookies are essential to enable you to browse around our website and use its features. Without these cookies, you would not be able to apply for programmes or pay programme fees on our website.
Category 2 - Performance Cookies
These cookies collect information about how you use our website — for instance, which pages you go to most. This data may be used to help optimize our website and make it easier for you to navigate. These cookies are also used to let us know how you came to our website, for example, through social media, an advert, our newsletter etc. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated (Non-Personal) and therefore anonymous.
Category 3 - Functionality Cookies
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make while browsing. For instance, we may store your geographic location in a cookie to ensure that we show you prices in your local currency. We may also remember preferences such as text size, fonts, and other customizable site elements. The information these cookies collect will not personally identify you, and they cannot track your browsing activity on any other site.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small pieces of data that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website or application.
What are these cookies used for?
Authentication: If you have made a purchase on our site before, cookies help us show you the right information and personalise your experience. They also help link your activity across devices if you have previously signed into our website from another device.
Performance: Used for system monitoring and debugging as well as system stability and effectiveness measurement.
Analytics: These cookies allow us to count site visits, usage time, page visits and traffic sources wo we can measure and improve performance on our site.
Preferences: Used to remember website language preferences from previous visits to our website.
The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:
- Cookie settings in Firefox
- Cookie settings in Internet Explorer
- Cookie settings in Google Chrome
- Cookie settings in Safari (OS X)
- Cookie settings in Safari (iOS)
- Cookie settings in Android
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, click here.
How do we collect this information?
When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons of applying to or participating in one of our programmes or contacting our team only.
What type of information do we collect?
We receive, collect, and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and purchase history of programme fees paid on our website. We use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, messages sent through our site); payment details, comments and feedback.
Why do we collect this information?
We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:
- To provide and operate the programmes and services offered by Global Changemakers;
- To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support;
- To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages;
- To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we use to improve our programmes, services or responses;
- To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.
How do we store and use this information?
Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide our programmes and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by their company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
How do we communicate with our site visitors?
We may contact you to notify you regarding your purchases, to troubleshoot problems with your usage of our website, to answer a message you send, to collect fees or monies owed for our programmes or application fees, to send email updates about Global Changemakers, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce applicable international laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email.