Cookies Policy

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Our website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience and to help us understand how users interact with our site. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies. You can learn more about our use of cookies and how to change your cookie settings by reading our Cookie Policy. If you do not want to accept cookies, you can change your browser settings to block them. Please note that blocking cookies may affect your experience on our website.

We process personal data about users of our site, through the use of cookies and other technologies, to deliver our services and to analyze site activity.
We may share certain information about our users with our analytics partners.
For additional details, refer to our Privacy Policy.

By clicking “I AGREE” on the Cookie Privacy Policy Banner, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our personal data processing and cookie practices as described therein.
You also consent to the transfer of your data to our servers in Europe, where data protection laws may be different from those in your country.

We use MailChimp as our marketing platform. By clicking to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailChimp for processing.

Learn more about Mailchimpโ€™s privacy practices here.

Who we are

Our website address is www.voluntouring.org.

Voluntouring.org is a platform for users to find volunteering opportunities or advertise their own volunteer projects to recruit volunteers. It is not a registered business and does not have a physical office. Those who work to maintain the website are volunteers, friends, or occasional helpers.

What personal data we collect and whyย  we collect it:
1) Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitorโ€™s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

2) Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

3) Contact forms

If you leave a message through our contact form we may save your addresses for the sole purpose of communication. We won’t share your contact details with third parties unless requested by the service you asked us to provide.

Also, we keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes.

4) Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

5) Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website

6) Analytics

Our Analytics doesn’t require you to share private data except for geographical locations and the use of specific devices (computers, mobile phones, etc.)

Who do we share your data with

By default, voluntouring.org does not share any personal data with anyone except if this is requested by a particular service that the user and reader require.

If you are a member of the Facebook group, by voluntarily submitting an announcement or a comment, you accept that info might as well be shared with the readers of our magazine.

If you are part of the Facebook group it is because you requested it, and also accepted its rules and guidelines.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of 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.

Where do we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.


Contact information


A contact for privacy-specific concerns.

  • voluntouring.freelist@gmail.comย  ๐Ÿ“ง