Privacy Policy

When Social Initiative processes personal data, we ensure it is done in a safe and appropriate manner, in accordance with Swedish and European legislation.
This privacy policy describes why the Social Initiative collects personal data and what tool is used to do so. You will also find information on how to manage what data you are willing to share with us.
1. Why are we collecting your personal data?
We collect your personal data for the following purposes:
  • So that you can receive information from us, such as newsletters or emails
  • To analyse web statistics in order to improve the functioning of our website. This includes traffic and feeds that appear on our website, browsing patterns and demographics
  • To assess our ad performance and improve the quality of content displayed on our social media
2. How do we collect this information?
2.1 Information you give us

We obtain personal information when you directly share it with us. This only concerns your name and email address, when you subscribe to our newsletter. We will immediatly delete your information from our newsletter, if you choose to unsubscribe from our newsletter.

2.2 Automatically collected data

We use Google Analytics to analyze visitor flows on our website For this purpose, the tool’s own privacy policy applies.

We also automatically collect information through our website using cookies. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer and other mobile devices that you use to browse our website. We use cookies for three main purposes: web analytics, advertising and to improve the experience on our website. We receive support from third-party providers that help us with the analysis. This means that they too have access to the collected information.

3. Settings to handle your personal information
For more information about allowing Google Analytics to collect data, see Google ad settings. If you want to change or opt out of all Google Analytics tracking services, you can install an add-on. Alternatively, you can also use the browser’s “private mode”, which is available on Google Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer.
4. Questions about our privacy policy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact:

Photo Policy

Social Initiative is committed to respect the privacy and dignity of all humans. When using photos in our communication we adhere to the following principles.

1. Safety and Privacy

Social Initiative ensures to portray people appearing in photographs/videos in a respectful and dignified way. This implies refraining from portraying individuals as passive victims and instead spreading the image of them as capable agents of change.

Special care will be taken to ensure that the material cannot be interpreted as exploitative or inappropriate in any way. Personal and sensitive information will be protected by leaving out details such as last name, health status or religious belief when communicating in social media, unless otherwise agreed.

2. Consent

Social Initiative’s partners have their own photo policies and processes to gather consent from the individuals they are in contact with. A parent or guardian must give their consent to share a photo or video of child under the age of 18. Social Initiative is given the permission to use photos and videos taken/recorded by our partners. Our partners have then ensured that individuals visible in the photos or videos have given their consent.

When Social Initiative visit our partner organisations, we also obtain oral consent from individuals that will be clearly visible and identifiable in a photograph or video.
In cases where sufficient guidelines are lacking among our partners, Social Initiative collaborates with the organisation to develop a policy to ensure the fulfilment of integrity rights for all individuals we come in contact with.

Individuals have the right to withdraw their given consent to appear in photos/videos in Social Initiative’s channels at any time.

3. Sharing and retention

Pictures and videos can only be used in the purpose stated when asking for consent. By default, this entails communicating the work of the organisation relevant for the portrayed individual(s), if nothing else is stated.

To ensure that Social Initiative accurately represents the current level of development, photographs and video materials will not be utilised beyond ten years from their capture – unless the purpose is to show the progress made.