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Privacy Policy

Protection of your personal data is important to us.

LEADO understands the importance of protecting personal data. If you are a current or former employee, consultant, contractor, sub-contractor, customer, supplier, or client, we welcome you to read our data protection policy. Please continue reading below for our website data privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy describes how your personal information is collected, used, and shared when you visit or make a donation to leado.org (the “Site”).

Website Data Privacy Policy

Livelihood, Economic & Agriculture Development Organization (LEADO) is dedicated to making your online experience informative and beneficial to your business. We truly appreciate your presence on our site and understand that you are our guest at all times and should be treated accordingly. To ensure this, we have listed the components of our Website Privacy Policy below.

To earn and maintain your trust, we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal data we have about users of our website, our clients, and our clients’ accounts. This notice is intended to help you understand our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, and disclosing your personal data.

Collection and Processing of Information

We are processing personal data. Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. However, information which cannot be directly tied to an individual, such as aggregated information, or anonymized information, is not considered personal data.

We limit the collection and processing of personally identifiable information to that which is necessary to deliver services to our clients. We collect personal data in a number of ways. This can be done directly from you or your custodians, either via telephone, Web form or email, or via automated tools which are embedded in our technology platform (e.g. this website). Some of the automatically collected information is personal data, some of it is not.

The information we generally automatically collect is technically related to the use of our website. This information is gathered through our servers’ log files. These log files record information such as:

  • IP-address
  • number of visits our website receives
  • the types of browsers and operating systems used
  • time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • requested site or file
  • date and time of your request
  • web page where the request originated
  • status of this request (file transferred, file not found etc.)
  • amount of data transferred

This log file information allows us to improve out website, created better content, and deliver a more personalized service. To this end, the legal basis for this kind of processing is our legitimate interest as described by GDPR Article 6(1)(f).

You may be required to register in order to be granted access to certain information, services and/or products on this website. At the time of registration, you may be prompted by one of our online forms to provide certain personal data to us, including your name, company name, email address, company address, company size, and job title.

Use of Cookies – general information

  1. Some of our pages may use a feature of your browser called a cookie. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. Cookies can contain personal data, depending on the configuration of the cookie. This cookie automatically identifies your computer to our servers when you visit our site. First party cookies are cookies that LEADO uses related to the functionality of the website or platform. Third party cookies are those that someone else other than LEADO sets on your browser. LEADO does not use third party cookies on its platform unless the third party is contracted to LEADO to provide a specific service. LEADO does not generally collect personal data via cookies, however, we may connect cookie information to other personal data you provide to us for the purposes described in this Policy.
  2. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. However, if you decline cookies you might not be able to use all functions offered on our website. If you choose to accept cookies, you also have the ability to later delete cookies.
  3. This website may use flash-cookies via your flash-plug-in. Flash cookies are created if certain Flash objects are used on the website: things like Flash videos and Flash animations hosted on our servers. If we do not use such objects on our website, Flash cookies do not apply. Furthermore, we use HTML5 storage objects that will be stored on your end devices. These objects store necessary data independent from the browser you are using. They do not have automatic expiry date.
  • If you do not wish the processing of flash-cookies you have to install an add-on-tool, e.g. “Better Privacy” for Mozilla FireFox or the adobe-flash-killer-cookie for Google Chrome.
  • You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by activating the private mode of your browser.

Use of web analysis tools

  1. Google Analytics
  2. a) We use the web analytics services of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. It enables LEADO to conduct an analysis of the use of the LEADO website. Google Analytics does not provide us with personally identifiable data; it provides us with aggregate data on the usage of our website.

The information generated by such a cookie is transmitted and stored by Google to servers in the United States of America (US). Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, and will compile reports relating to website activity.

  1. b) Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
  2. c) You can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. However, if you decline cookies you will not be able to use all functions offered on our website. Additionally, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
  3. d) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” so that IP-addresses are processed only for the specific purpose of optimizing your experience in using our website.
  4. e) LEADOs’ use of Google cookies, is in our legitimate interest to process personal data by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out herein.

Once cookies are deleted, you will be presented a cookie usage message each time you visit LEADO web pages and convenience features will no longer be available.

Use of Personal Data 

  1. LEADO uses your personal data generally for the following purposes:
  • Establishing and maintaining communications with you;
  • Where you have requested a service from LEADO, assisting you in the completion of your application, the assessment of your eligibility for any such requested service, the processing and maintenance of the service, as well as any applicable renewal of such service;
  • Responding to your inquiries about applications, accounts and other services;
  • Protecting against fraud, suspicious or other illegal activities; and
  • Compiling statistics for analysis of our sites and our business.

Any information you submit through LEADO’s website will be processed in accordance with this Policy. LEADO generally does not disclose individually identifiable information about its customers to any third party without first receiving that customer’s permission, or as otherwise permitted by this Policy. In no way will your personal data be used without a legal basis for such use LEADO.

In our normal course of business, we do not sell your personal data to anyone, nor do we use any information about you for market research or any other research that is shared outside of LEADO. However, under certain circumstances outlined in this Policy, we may provide personal data to a third party as part of a business transaction.

We may disclose your personally identifiable information to certain third-party vendors (e.g., data storage facilities, payment processors) used by LEADO to assist us in providing LEADO services to the extent necessary to enable such vendors to provide such assistance. These third parties are prohibited from using your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. We regularly review the processes of third-party processors and ensure compliance with our Website Privacy Policy.

Data Retention 

LEADO will not retain your personal data longer than is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected or as required by applicable laws, regulations, or applicable data retention policies. Note that should you feel that your personal data is being retained outside the scope of this Policy, you may request deletion of your personal data. Where we are required by law, we will delete your personal data after such a request.

Safeguarding of Information 

Our employees, or anyone acting on our behalf, are required to protect the confidentiality of information and to comply with our written procedures, and are subject to disciplinary action if they fail to follow these procedures. We have established policies to maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to maintain the security and privacy of all client data and information. Our employees access information you store with us only upon your request to service and manage your account data and to monitor the information as it relates to your interaction with LEADO.
LEADO will release personal data to a non-affiliated third party where we are required to by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law or comply with an official investigation by a law enforcement organization, including judicial and governmental agencies. LEADO may provide transaction-related information to Government or private auditors for the purpose of inspecting or validating our business practices, accounting records or financial reports.

Local and International Transfer of Personal data 

You should be aware that by using this and other LEADO website, and by using services and products provided by LEADO, your personal data may be acquired into, processed in, or transferred to computer systems residing in the United States of America. By using this website, you agree that any of your personal data that is collected by this website may be managed in this way.

Former Clients 

Even if you are no longer a LEADO client, our Privacy Policy will continue to remain in effect.

In the Event of Merger, Sale or Bankruptcy 

In the event that LEADO is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right, in any of these circumstances, to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the event that LEADO experiences bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, LEADO may not be able to control how your personal data is treated, transferred, or used.

Policy Changes 

LEADO reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you and LEADO will post any changes to this Privacy Policy on this website as soon as they go into effect. We will occasionally update this privacy statement to reflect changes in our services and client feedback.

Communication Preferences 

You can stop the delivery of email communications from LEADO by notifying us of your wish to do so, or by selecting the “unsubscribe” link that is provided. You may also proactively communicate your preferences regarding the receipt of email and phone calls by contacting LEADO. These choices do not apply to the receipt of mandatory service communications, which you may receive periodically.

  1. How to Contact Us

To access the information that we store about you or your organization, or for more information about LEADO information practices and/or privacy statement, please contact us via any of the channels below:

Livelihood, Economic & Agriculture Development Organization



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