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Forward Global Privacy Policy

Forward Global privacy policy

Forward Global firmly respects the privacy rights of all individuals and takes affirmative measures regarding the storing, sharing, and safeguarding of personally identifiable information. Any information we collect is for the explicit purpose of furthering our mission and upholding legal protections. We support the privacy initiative of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which means you are protected from Forward Global storing and using any information about you without consent. You can request (at no cost to you) that we remove your data from our systems at your will.

The type of personal information we collect

Forward Global is the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. We only collect basic personal data about you which does not include any special types of information or location-based information. We ask for your name, email, and phone number to be able to contact you if you express interest in joining as a Forward Global member, if you choose to become a Forward Global member, or if you choose to actively partner with us on mission-related activities through your employer or through personal interest.

How we get personal information

The personal information we process is provided to us directly by you to further our mission, comply with legal protections, and conduct related financial transactions. We may also receive personal information indirectly, from publicly available sources like LinkedIn, to confirm biographical details such as geographic location or personal interest areas. We will not collect any personal data from you we do not need in order to provide mission-related services to you.

What we do with your personal information

We use the information you provide to curate content to your interests, provide relevant and timely information, and build relationships amongst our members and partners.

We use electronic communication to send newsletters that update you on our activities, changes to our organization, and share the progress of our community. You will always have the option to opt out of subscription of these emails using the unsubscribe links at the bottom of each newsletter. If you do not wish to receive emails from Forward Global, please use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter.

We keep basic personal data (name, address, contact details) and any information you give us for outreach or promotional purposes until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive and store this information. We permanently delete any personally identifiable information when no longer needed.

We use Google Analytics and other 3rd party tools to evaluate the traffic to our website. We have configured these tools to minimize the data that they collect.

We may use your IP address to provide you with the best possible experience when accessing our website such as local language support. Your IP address is used to help identify you for the duration of a session.

Cookies are pieces of information stored by your web browser that make it easier to interact with our site. JavaScript is a programming language that allows for a more dynamic browsing experience. We use JavaScript on our website, but do not use cookies. You may disallow cookies and/or JavaScript in your web browser, although it may have impacts on the site’s appearance and functionality. We never use cookies to retrieve information from a computer that is unrelated to our website.

How we store your personal information

Because we are collecting your data, we take extra care with our security and commit to securely storing your personal information. All personal data we process is reviewed and stored securely by our employees. We use a secure password manager to store information so that our team can access relevant login information regardless of their location. We ensure that all of our cloud-based information systems are accessed through secure HTTPS protocols and actively maintain the security on all electronic systems. Our website responds to Do Not Track signals from web browsers.

Forward Global does not share, rent, sell or lease your personal information to any unaffiliated person or entity for any reason and without your fully expressed consent. We may share this information with select organizations with whom we are partnering for mission-related activities, but only after requesting your consent to do so.

Changes to our privacy policy

Forward Global will notify you immediately by electronic communication when changes are made to this privacy policy.

Policy effective date

This policy is effective as of October 30, 2023.

Our contact details

If at any point you believe the information we process is incorrect, you can request to see this information and request to have it corrected and/or deleted. It is your right to view and update any personal information we have about you. Or, if you wish to raise a complaint about how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us.

Name: Rachel Simon, Chief Operating Officer
Phone Number: +1 347 212 4323