North Star Alliance and all its employees do their utmost to ensure that the information on this website is as accurate, complete  and up-to-date as possible. However, despite the great care we invest in its production, North Star Alliance is unable to guarantee that all the information shared on our website is complete and free of errors.

For this reason, North Star Alliance cannot accept responsibility or liability for possible inaccuracies. No rights can be derived from the information presented in the website.This website contains links to websites designed and maintained by third parties. Here too, North Star Alliance is unable to  guarantee that the information given in these third-party websites is complete and free of errors.

Your Consent
By using this site, you agree with the terms of this privacy policy. Whenever you submit information via this site, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of that information in accordance with this privacy policy.

What personally identifiable information does North Star Alliance collect about you?
Examples of information that we may collect and process about you includes, but is not limited to:

  1. information you provide when filling in forms on the website such as your name, email address and address;
  2. records of correspondence with you;
  3. details of any transactions you carry out through our site such as donations to our work.

The following information may be automatically collected through your use of the website:

  • We use Google Analytics to collect anonymous information on site usage so that we can track total visitors the website, along with other information such as pages viewed and referring website. For more information: Google Analytics.
  • Like many other websites, North Star Alliance uses cookies in order to provide you with a better, more personal web experience. A cookie is a file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer and which enables the website to recognise you. Cookies cannot, in themselves, be used to identify you. We may, however, collect information with such cookies.
  • If you do not wish to receive cookies, you can easily modify your web browser to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, should you choose to refuse cookies, you may be unable to access certain parts of the website such as interactive features.

For more information visit: All About Cookies.

How is North Star Alliance using information about you?
Any information we collect about you from the website is used to help us understand more about who visits the website.
You may receive the following correspondences:

  1. communications (whether electronically or otherwise) about North Star Alliance’s work or that we feel may be of interest to you.
  2. periodic email newsletters from North Star Alliance. The frequency of these newsletters may vary. You can choose not to receive these newsletters by unsubscribing at any time.

We do not distribute, sell or rent user information gained by you using our website to any third party. Occasionally, however, we work with other organisations, some of which may write to you for the mutual benefit of both themselves and North Star Alliance. Should you wish us not to use the information as set out above, please contact us stating your name and address.

Does North Star Alliance share your information?
Except with your consent, we will only share your personally identifiable information as set out in this privacy policy.
Certain pages on the website indicate that information you submit will not remain with North Star Alliance alone. Information submitted on the donation pages, for example, and as stated on that page, will be processed by PayPal, our partner company that provides secure transactions.
We may disclose your information to third parties in order to comply with any legal obligations or to protect the property and other rights of North Star Alliance, including disclosing information for the purposes of, or protection against, fraudulent activities.

How does North Star Alliance store your information?
When we collect data from you, we take the necessary steps to ensure that it is stored securely on our systems and treated in accordance with this privacy policy.
Any payment transactions will be based on PayPal.
The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any data transmitted to our site and any transmission is at your own risk.

What are your rights?
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you before collection of data if we intend to use it for such purposes or if we intend to disclose it to third parties for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us, giving your name and address.

Can you update, correct, or delete your personally identifiable information?
North Star Alliance maintains high standards of accuracy in keeping any identifiable information up-to-date. If you change your email address or know that the information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us.
You have the right to make a written request to access any information held about you. We reserve the right to impose a small administration charge for fulfilling any request for details on the information we hold about you.

Is there anything else you should know?
This website is intended for use by adults. North Star Alliance is not liable for any personal information submitted by users under the age of 18 and recommends that parents and/or guardians do not post, or permit others to post, any personally identifiable information with respect to persons under the age of 18.

Will this privacy policy change?
North Star Alliance may update or modify this privacy policy from time to time. Such changes will be posted on this page and, where appropriate and possible, notified to you via email. Please be sure to check this page periodically for changes. This privacy policy was last changed and posted on the website on 29 October 2010.

Links to other websites
This site may contain links or references to other websites. Please be aware that we do not control other websites and that this privacy policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

How can you contact North Star Alliance?
Questions, comments and requests regarding our privacy policy and the website are welcome and should be addressed to:

Stichting North Star Alliance
Maliebaan 92
3581 CX Utrecht
the Netherlands

Alternatively, please use the Contact us form.