Who We Are
HowToUse is an online community run by dedicated individuals who believe that all women, regardless of where they live, should have access to a safe abortion option.
What We Do
HowToUse works to share facts and resources about the abortion pill- what to consider beforehand, where to acquire quality abortion pills, how to use them safely, what to expect, and when to seek medical help if necessary. We're here to equip women with the information they need to safely navigate abortion on their own terms.
Where We Work
HowToUse is a global organization- we're here to provide information and resources to women around the world. We currently have our website translated into 24 languages. Need a language you don't see? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every effort is made to ensure the information contained in the pages of the web site is accurate. However, contents are subject to change from time to time and the authors can accept no liability for the accuracy of the information presented at any given time.
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2. This Policy Covers
3. Data We Collect
Your General data will be collected automatically by Our Website. Below mentioned is the General data which may be collected automatically privacy
- IP address and location
- web browser type and version operating system
- a list of URLs starting with a referring Website, your activity on Our Website
We do not collect any personal identifiable data and in future if we intend to collect the same then we shall take users voluntarily consent.
4. How Do We Use Your Data?
- All general data is stored securely in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We use your data to provide the best possible services to you. This includes:
- A.1. Providing and managing your access to Our Website
- A.2. Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our Website
- A.3. Analysing your use of Our Website [and gathering feedback] to enable us to continually improve Our Website and your user experience.
- In some cases, the collection of data may be a statutory or contractual requirement.
- We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the GDPR and other applicable relevant laws.
5. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?
- As such, we retain the general data unless the user specifically requests to delete it. In any event, we will conduct an annual review to ascertain whether we need to keep your data. Your data will be deleted if we no longer need it in accordance with the terms of our Policy.
Some or all of your data may be stored or transferred outside of the European Economic Area (“the EEA”) (The EEA consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). You are deemed to accept and agree to this by using Our Website and submitting information to us. If We do store or transfer data outside the EEA, We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the EEA and under the GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage. The safeguards used are:
- B.1. Data is securely transferred via SSL encrypted protocol,
- B.2. Data is stored securely in encrypted Heroku Servers located in the United States.
- Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet.
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- We may share your data with our holding organization and its subsidiaries.
We may contract with third parties to provide you efficient services. These may include search engine facilities, Google analytics, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your general data. Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take your consent and take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under the law. We currently contract with:
Party Name Purpose Data Disclosed Google Analytics Get statistics about the impact and the audience Google has its own page for that detail: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6318039?hl=en
- We may compile statistics about the use of Our Website including data on traffic, usage patterns and other information. We may from time to time share such data with third parties. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.
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We employ appropriate technical and standard security procedures and processes to safeguard the confidentiality of users’ information. Our employees, agents and associates, do everything in their reasonable control to protect your information.
Internally, access to all users’ information is restricted to those who need access in order to fulfil their job responsibilities and have entered into confidentiality agreement.
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To use all features and functions available on Our Website you may be required to submit or allow for the collection of certain data.
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