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This Cookie Policy ("Cookie Policy") provides information about how and when we use cookies and similar technologies on Big Life Foundation’s (“Big Life”) website ("Website"), accessible from http://biglife.org, and the choices that you have. It forms part of Big Life’s Privacy Policy.

Like most websites, our servers automatically collect certain technical information when you visit our Website, including your Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your visit, the referring URL, and, if you have visited our Website before, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. We also collect information about your activities on the Website, such as the pages you access.

These technologies help our Website function, allow us to understand how you use our services, and have a number of purposes that you can read about in this Cookie Policy. More information on cookies can be found on Wikipedia’s article about HTTP Cookies.

Where required by the law, when you first visit the Website, you will be asked to consent to the use of cookies and similar technologies on the Website, and if you accept we will use these technologies.

If you do not want us to use cookies as described in this Cookie Policy, you may disable their use by adjusting the settings of your browser (see your browser’s Help for how to do this).

Please note: if you do disable cookies, the performance of the Website may be affected, and you may not be able to take advantage of the full range of services we offer.

TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies

Cookies are small data files sent from a server to your web browser. They are stored in your browser's cache and allow a website or a third party to recognize your browser. There are three primary types of cookies:

  • Session cookies are specific to a particular visit and carry information as you view different pages so you don't have to re-enter information every time you change pages or attempt to checkout. Session cookies expire and delete themselves automatically in a short period of time like after you leave the site or when you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies remember certain information about your preferences for viewing the Website, and allow Big Life recognize you each time you return. Persistent cookies are stored on your browser cache or mobile device until you choose to delete them, and otherwise typically delete themselves at expiration.
  • Third-party cookies are placed by someone other than Big Life, and may gather browsing activity across multiple websites and across multiple sessions. They are usually a type of persistent cookie and are stored until you delete them or they expire, based on the time period set in each third-party cookie.

Cookies store data about your use, but they are helpful because they enable key functionality, such as checkout and login, and allow us to customize your experience. You can configure your desktop or mobile browser's settings to reflect your preference to accept or reject cookies, including how to handle third-party cookies (see Managing Cookie Technologies below).

Other Technologies

In addition to cookies, Big Life (like many other websites) may use similar technologies to allow us to achieve our mission of protecting East African wildlife and wild lands for the benefit of all:

  • Social widgets: These are buttons or icons provided by third-party social media providers that allow you to interact with those social media services when you view a web page or a mobile app screen. These social widgets may collect browsing data, which may be received by the third party that provided the widget, and are controlled by the third parties.
     
  • Email newsletter-related cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services, and cookies may be used to remember you if you’re already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid for subscribed/unsubscribed users.
     
  • Order process-related cookies: This site offers e-commerce or payment facilities, and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.
  • Form-related cookies: When you submit data through a form, such as those found on a contact page or comment form, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

PURPOSES

We use several tools (described below) to collect information about use of this Website. These tools collect information such as how often you visit this Website, what pages you visit when you do so, what elements you interact with, and what other sites you used prior to coming to this Website. We use the information we get from these tools to improve our Website, for website analysis and statistics and respond to service requests you make.

SECURITY AND AUTHENTICATION (STRICTLY NECESSARY)

Some cookie and similar technology functions are necessary and vital to ensuring that Big Life’s website works properly for visitors and users, such as: maintaining the security, safety, and integrity of the site and ensuring the ability to securely complete transactions.

SOCIAL NETWORKS

Facebook: We use various Facebook plugins and cookies to make it easier for you to log in, share content, and so we can track usage of the site from Facebook posts and ads. You can opt-out of Facebook tracking here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/

SECURITY, SITE AND PRODUCT INTEGRITY

We use cookies to help us keep your data and the Big Life website safe and secure.

For example, we use cookies to track common usage patterns of the site to prevent and limit credit card thieves from using our site to test stolen cards.

PERFORMANCE AND ANALYTICS

Some technologies help provide performance data on how the services are functioning in order to improve Big Life’s website and services. This includes, for example, data on site functionality and speed to help us optimize our site, data on how the services are used, which helps us improve your experience on our site, and data to help us detect and gather information about bugs to help make our site work better.

Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to determine aggregate performance metrics about our site. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or other identifying information. We do not combine the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personally identifiable information.

Although Google Analytics places a permanent cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit this site, the cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to this site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy. You can read more about Google Analytics cookies, change your preferences for Google Ads Settings, or you can opt-out through Google Ads Settings. In addition, Google also provides a Google Analytics opt-out plug-in for the web.

LAWFUL BASIS FOR THE PROCESSING

Certain cookie technologies are employed to make the site function for its intended purpose, and are provided to perform the services you have requested. These include the functions strictly necessary to the service noted above.

By choosing to use our Website after having been notified of our use of cookie technologies in the ways described in this Cookie Policy, and, in applicable jurisdictions, through notice and unambiguous acknowledgement of your consent, you agree to such use.

MANAGING COOKIE TECHNOLOGIES

You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies. On most web browsers, you will find a "help" section on the toolbar. Please refer to this section for information on how to receive a notification when you are receiving a new cookie and how to turn cookies off.

Please see the links below for guidance on how to modify your web browser's settings on the most popular browsers:

THIRD-PARTY TOOLS

Various third parties provide browser plug-ins and apps that can help provide you information on, and limit or block, third-party cookies, web beacons, and some Javascript-based technologies. Note that use of these plugins may impact the functionality of our website and your experience using it. Big Life cannot vouch for the efficacy of a particular third-party product, but popular products that provide these privacy enhancements include Ghostery and AdBlock Plus.

CONTACT US

You may contact us by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We do our best to reply promptly to every message we receive, to address your questions or comments. We also may file your comments in order to improve our service in the future.

Still have questions about our Cookie Policy?

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact us at:

Big Life Foundation USA
1715 N Heron Drive
Ridgefield, WA 98642
USA
Phone: +1 971-322-3326

Big Life UK 
c/o Chapel & York Ltd 
Unit 12 Ladycross Business Park 
Hollow Lane 
Dormansland 
Surrey RH7 6PB
UNITED KINGDOM

Big Life Foundation Canada
17474 Humber Station Road 
Caledon Ontario L7E 0Z2
CANADA

 

LAST MODIFIED: May 24, 2018
EFFECTIVE: May 25, 2018 

 

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