We respect your privacy

Transparency International (TI), through our Unmask the Corrupt Campaign, is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. We collect and retain only such personal information as you choose to provide us. All such information is stored securely and will not be made public, sold, rented or likewise distributed.

The Unmask the Corrupt Website, including all information and materials contained on it (the "Unmask Website") is managed by Transparency International Secretariat ("TI-S"), Alt Moabit 96, 10550 Berlin, Germany.

This Privacy Policy governs all pages on the Unmask Website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, including the websites of TI National Chapters or related organisations or third party sites. The Unmask Website may be linked to the websites of such other parties but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.

By using the Unmask Website you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. TI may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time and if such changes are made, we may place notices on the Unmask Website so that you can be aware of them. Your continued use of the Unmask Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

Use of anonymous data collected by TI

Our web servers collect anonymous data about visits to the Unmask Website. This information is stored in log files and is sometimes used to create aggregate statistics about when the Unmask Website is accessed, which pages refer visitors to us, the type of web browsers visitors use, which pages are viewed, etc. These statistics help us understand how the Unmask Website is used and provide us with valuable information for improving it for you in the future. This data cannot be used to identify you personally.

We also make use of Google Analytic to collate usage information about the Unmask Website. This tool places a cookie on your computer (see below about cookies) in order to more accurately collate certain metrics. You may choose not to be part of this anonymous, statistical collation; please review https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en for specific details.

Use of personal data collected by TI

We do not collect any information from the Unmask Website that can be used to identify you unless you choose to provide it.

For example, you can choose to provide your email address to subscribe to our newsletter or other email updates, and, if you donate to the campaign, you can provide additional personal contact or payment information.

Personal information you submit to TI is kept confidential, is stored securely, and is retained only for as long as it is required for the purpose for which it was given. Personal information you provide will not be sold or rented or made public. Personal information is never shared with third parties unless we have your permission or are required to disclose the information by law, with the exception of the following circumstances:

  • Payment processing and fraud: If you make an online purchase or donation, your card details will be disclosed to a bank so that payment can be processed. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, these details may be disclosed to the appropriate authorities for the sole purpose of investigation.
  • Hosting and processing: the Unmask Website is hosted by a third party service provider. We may also use third parties to process donations to TI. These third party services providers will process your personal information only on TI’s behalf and are bound by strict confidentiality conditions.

Processing of your information by TI and its service providers is regulated by German data privacy law and protected by appropriate security measures.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk so that the website can remember your computer.

We use cookies on the Unmask Website to permit voting and taking part in the discussion forum.

To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software, or go to: http://www.allaboutcookies.org

Data protection policy for the use of Facebook

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") from the social network Facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identified with the Facebook logo or the suffix "Facebook", "like", or "share". For a full list of all social Plugins please see: [https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins].

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, your browser may establish a direct connection to Facebook servers, thus enabling Facebook to receive information about you having accessed the respective page on our website via your IP address.

If you click the "Like-Button” while logged into your Facebook account, this links the contents of our website to your Facebook profile and in so doing also provides the information of your visit to Facebook. Please be aware that we, the operator, have no knowledge about the data gathered by the plugin or how Facebook uses it.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Data Policy Notice. If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Facebook before visiting our site.

Data protection policy for the use of Twitter

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are identified with a Twitter logo or the suffix "tweet".

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided.

By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Twitter and give your consent to the transmission of data to Twitter. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can associate the visit with your Twitter account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Twitter by your browser and stored there.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Twitter and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the Twitter Privacy Policy.

Data protection policy for the use of Google +1

Our websites use social plugins ("plugins") from the social network plus.google.com, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"). The plugins are identified with the Google+ logo or the suffix "Google+" or "Google plus", or "+1".

If you visit a page on our website that contains such plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. The Google +1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google +1 button means that you and other users receive personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores the information that you clicked the +1 button for certain content, as well as information about the page that you viewed when you clicked the +1 button. Your +1s may be shown together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, for example in search results or in your Google profile, or they may be displayed in other locations on Internet websites and adverts. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you require a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used across all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address, or have other identifying information about you.they are initially disabled. The plugins are not enabled until you click the button that is provided. By enabling the plugins, you establish the connection to Google and declare your consent to the transmission of data to Google. If you are logged into Google+, Google can associate the visit with your Google+ account. If you press the respective button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to Google by your browser and stored there.

For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Google+ and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to theGoogle Privacy Policy Notice. If you do not want Google to collect data about you via our website, you have to log out of Google+ before visiting our site.

Access to your personal information

If you have provided TI with personal information, under data privacy law you have the right of access to it in order to verify or correct it. In some circumstances you can object to our use of your information. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer
Transparency International Secretariat
Alt Moabit 96
10559 Berlin, Germany

Or please email us here