Privacy Policy


Version 1.

Effective Date: June 2017, Last Revised: July 2018

Techies Without Borders ("TWB," "we," or "us") cares about how information about you is used and shared, and we are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains what information we collect when you access any TWB Service, located at (the "Site"). We will not use or share your personal information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. We treat your personal information as we would and do treat our own.


If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints about our Privacy Policy or data collection and processing practices, or if you want to report any security violations to us, please contact us at


By submitting Personal Data through our Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy and you expressly consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


If you are non-U.S. user of the Site, by visiting the Site and providing us with data, you acknowledge and agree that your personal information may be processed for the purposes identified in the Privacy Policy. In addition, your personal information may be processed in the country in which it was collected and in other countries, including the United States, where laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent than the laws in your country. By providing your data, you consent to such transfer.


We do not intentionally gather personal information from visitors who are under the age of 13. If a child under 13 submits personal information through the Site and we learn that the personal information is the information of a child under 13, we will attempt to delete the information as soon as possible. If you believe that we might have any Personal information from a child under 13, please contact us at


We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • Information (such as your name, email and postal address, telephone number, sex, and country of residence) that you provide by completing forms on the Site, including if you register and create an account as a user of the Site ("Account"), upload or submit any material through the Site, or request any information
  • When you fund a Project on the Site, we will collect information necessary to complete the donation, including your name, credit card information, and billing information.
  • If you provide us feedback or contact us via email, we will collect your name and email address, as well as any other content included in the email, in order to send a reply.
  • The information you provide if you create an Account, such as your profile photo and any other information you choose to make public on your public profile page ("Profile").
  • Information that you provide to us voluntarily, such as your operating system and version, browser version, product registration number, and other requested information if you contact us via e-mail regarding support for the Service.
  • Information that we collect via technology as set forth in the section titled "Technology" below.
  • We may receive information from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or another social networking site ("SNS") to make it easier for you to create an Account on our Site and show our relevant content from your Facebook or other SNS friends.


We will use the personal information you provide to:

  • Identify you when you log into your Account or services we provide.
  • Enable us to provide you with services.
  • Send you information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us.
  • Administer your Account with us.
  • Enable us to contact you regarding any question you make through the Site or related to services that you use.
  • Analyze the use of the Site and the people visiting to improve our content and the Site.
  • Analyze our services that you use.
  • Use for other purposes that we may disclose to you when we request your information.
  • Protect, investigate, and deter against fraudulent, unauthorized, or illegal activity.


We do not share your personal information with third parties other than as follows:

  • With third-party vendors, consultants and other service providers who work for us and need access to your personal information to do that work;
  • To (i) comply with laws or to respond to lawful requests and legal process, (ii) to protect the rights and property of TWB, our agents, users, medical partners, and others, including to enforce our agreements, policies, and terms of use; or (iii) in an emergency to protect the personal safety of TWB, our users, or any person.
  • In connection with or during negotiation of any merger, financing, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, transaction or proceeding involving sale, transfer, divestiture or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets to another company.

We may also share aggregated or de-identified information.


We want to communicate with you about the great work you are enabling through the Site, but only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the email you receive or by contacting us directly at Despite your indicated email preferences, we may send you service-related communications, communication about blog posts, including emails related to your donations and any updates to our Terms of Use or Privacy Policy. You may also send requests about your contact preferences, changes to your information, including requests to opt-out of sharing your personal information with third parties, by emailing us at


The Service allows donors to create Accounts using third-party services like Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, the Service allows donors to access various social networking services ("SNS") such as Facebook, to interact with friends and to share Service related information.

We use many third-party software, products, and services for payment, analytics, and other business services. When you make a purchase, the third-party software, products, and services receives information about you, your transaction, and your payment instrument. Additionally, third-party software, products, and services collects standard information about your device that may be sufficient to uniquely recognize it. These third-party software, products, and services uses this information to operate and improve the services it provides to us, including fraud detection and compliance purposes.


We use various technologies to enhance your experience on our Site. Cookies are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer's hard drive while you are viewing the website. We may use both session Cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent Cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our Site. This type of information is collected to make the Site more useful to you and to tailor the experience with us to meet your special interests and needs. Most Web browsers are set to accept cookies by default. If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove cookies and to reject cookies. If you choose to remove cookies or reject cookies, this could affect certain features or services of our Site. Pixel Tags are tiny graphic images with a unique identifier, similar in function to Cookies, that are used to track online movements of Web users. In contrast to Cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, Pixel Tags are embedded invisibly in Web pages. Pixel Tags also allow us to send e-mail messages in format users can read, and they tell us whether e-mails have been opened to ensure that we are sending only messages that are of interest to our users. We may use this information to reduce or eliminate messages sent to a user. We do not tie the information gathered by Pixel Tags to our users' personal information.

We use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the Site. Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect information such as how often users visit the Site, what pages they visit, and what other sites they used prior to coming to the Site. We use the information we get from Google Analytics only to improve our Site and Services. Google Analytics collects only the IP address assigned to you on the date you visit the Site, rather than your name or other personally identifying information. We do not combine the information generated through the use of Google Analytics with your personal information. Although Google Analytics plants a persistent Cookie on your web browser to identify you as a unique user the next time you visit the Site, the Cookie cannot be used by anyone but Google. Google's ability to use and share information collected by Google Analytics about your visits to the Site is restricted by the Google Analytics Terms of Use and the Google Privacy Policy.


Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose in public areas of the Site, such as in the creation of your Profile, becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others. You should exercise caution before disclosing your personal information through these public venues.


We are committed to protecting the security of your Personal information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We also require you to enter a password to access your Account information. Please do not disclose your Account password to unauthorized people. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy on our privacy page and we will change the "Last Updated" date above. You should consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes.