PRIVACY POLICY

WHO WE ARE:

STARS Association based in Lausanne, Switzerland is an online portal to support families with families and individuals with Autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions and creating opportunities for them.

This Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 16. If you are under 16, please do not provide any information on this Website.

 

COOKIES:

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

 

The Cookies We Set:

Account related cookies: If you create an account with us then we may use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out; however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

 

Login related cookies: We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from logging in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

 

Email newsletters related cookies: This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

 

Orders processing related cookies: This site offers payment facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

Forms related cookies: When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

 

Third Party Cookies:

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

 

Google Analytics: This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

 

Social Media: We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

 

PERSONAL DATA:

 

What We Collect and Store

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; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may 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, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

 

Why We Collect Information

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To provide and operate the Services;

  • 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 or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services;

  • To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

 

How We Collect Data

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process - Contact Forms, Newsletters, Membership, Donation etc, we collect personal information you give us willingly such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

 

Data Security

Your account is protected by a password for your privacy and security. You need to prevent unauthorized access to your account and Personal Information by selecting and protecting your password appropriately and limiting access to your computer or device by signing off after you have finished accessing your account.

 

We endeavor to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Information we hold in our records, but we cannot guarantee 100% security. Unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors may compromise the security of your information at any time. No data storage or transaction system is 100% secure.

 

We neither sell nor rent your Personal Information to anyone. We may, however, choose to sell our assets. In this scenario, customer information (which may include your Personal Information) will be one of the business assets that is transferred.

 

How Long Do We Store Your Data

We generally store information about you for as long as we need the information for the purposes for which we collect and use it, and we are not legally required to continue to keep it. For example, we will payment information for 2 years for tax and accounting purposes. This includes your name, email address and billing and shipping addresses. The Contact Form data is stored for 2 years. Unsubscribed data from newsletter subscriptions will be deleted every 3 months.

 

Rights You Have Over Your Data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive information about the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

 

PAYMENTS:

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. We only use the payment gateways provided by Wix on this website i.e. Credit Cards, TWINT and Paypal. All data processing and storage are done by the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products 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 our 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.

For more information about the terms and conditions of Wix Payment : https://www.wix.com/about/terms-of-payments

CONSENT:

We care about the integrity and security of your personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat our security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You acknowledge that you provide your personal information at your own risk.

 

Changes to the Privacy Policy:

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

 

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through our Contact Us Page.

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us through the Contact Us form.