The EMS FOUNDATION believes strongly in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our members and visitors to our websites. Since the protection of your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number or e-mail address or any other information provided to us by our members and website visitors. These policies do not extend to external sites linked from our sites or other non-EMS FOUNDATION website content. Please check with these companies and sites for their policies regarding data privacy, including the use of “cookies”.

Why does EMS FOUNDATION ask for my information?

In order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection with any one or a combination of the following:

  • Making or renewing a donation online
  • Sending personalised faxes or e-mail messages
  • Participation in, surveys, petitions and information requests

What information does the EMS FOUNDATION collect?

We do not collect personal information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. We do not store credit card details or share your payment details with any third parties.

How does the EMS FOUNDATION use the information gathered from the above-mentioned sources?

We use your information to provide you with details about our campaigns, events, activities, local volunteer opportunities, alerts, and appeals.

The EMS FOUNDATION also uses information gathered via our websites to improve our web-based campaigns. The EMS FOUNDATION performs statistical analyses of aggregate user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our websites and to use such information to improve our websites’ abilities to serve you better.

How does the EMS FOUNDATION use materials I submit?

All photos, text and other content or information submitted by you to the EMS FOUNDATION shall become the property of the EMS FOUNDATION, and EMS FOUNDATION shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or other people any photos or information so submitted.

You understand that because the EMS FOUNDATION becomes the owner of all photos, text and other content or information submitted by you, the EMS FOUNDATION and its officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns may use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish, prepare derivative works of and otherwise make use of the submitted photos, text and other content or information in any and all media – whether now known or hereinafter created – throughout the world and for any purpose, without compensation to you of any kind. By submitting any photo, text or other content or information to EMS FOUNDATION, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo, text or other content or information does not infringe on any copyright or trademark, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person or any other right of any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that you have the right to transfer the photo, text or other content or information to the EMS FOUNDATION free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.

You acknowledge and agree that EMS FOUNDATION shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo, text or content or other information submitted by you.

You further understand and intend that any photo, text and other content or information submitted by you to EMS FOUNDATION may be available for viewing, rating, reviewing and commenting by the public. You understand that comments or ratings that you disagree with or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo, text or other content or information that you submit to the EMS FOUNDATION. By submitting any photo, text or other content or information to the EMS FOUNDATION, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo, text or other content or information submitted by you to the EMS FOUNDATION.

You hereby agree to hold EMS FOUNDATION and its officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns harmless from and against – and hereby waive any right to pursue – any claims of any nature arising in connection with EMS FOUNDATION’s use of the photos, text or other content or information submitted by you to the EMS FOUNDATION and used in any manner in the EMS FOUNDATION’s sole and absolute discretion.

Does the EMS FOUNDATION use cookies on its websites?

The EMS FOUNDATION uses “cookies” on some web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive but that does not itself contain any personal information. Cookies enhance a visitor’s experience by saving the visitor from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits an EMS FOUNDATION web page and by customising content based on a visitor’s interests. Visitors can configure their browsers to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie, although some EMS FOUNDATION e-commerce pages will not function properly without accepting cookies.

The EMS FOUNDATION also uses cookies to administer the website, track visitor movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

How are your contact details used by the EMS FOUNDATION?

The information we gather from supporters or those that request information (including e-mail addresses) is not shared with other organisations or companies not affiliated with the EMS FOUNDATION. From time to time, we may send out e-mail messages that might include information about these like-minded organisations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information you have provided. In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile details about e-mail response and website usage. This information helps us to better understand site usage patterns and what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on the EMS FOUNDATION’s website.

You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any e-news or e-mail communication from the EMS FOUNDATION at any time.

How does the EMS FOUNDATION protect your information?

The EMS FOUNDATION is extremely protective of the information gathered through its website. Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our web server is located in a locked, secure environment.

When you contribute to the EMS FOUNDATION online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.

Does the EMS FOUNDATION rent, sell or trade my information?

EMS FOUNDATION occasionally makes the names and contact details of members who have consented to the sharing of this information available to reputable advocacy and non-profit organisations and commercial companies.

If you would like the EMS FOUNDATION to contact you to keep you updated on our campaigns and future activities, please email us your preferred contact details.

If you have provided personal contact information on our website through the methods listed above, your information will not be exchanged with organisations that are not affiliated with the EMS FOUNDATION.

Do you have additional questions?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, email us.

You can also contact us via post at:


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