The Asia Vision Foundation (hereinafter "AVF") is committed to protecting the privacy of its donors, supporters, and visitors to AVF’s website - (hereinafter the "Site"). Our "Privacy Policy" serves to inform you about how and when we collect information that can specifically identify you ("Personal Information"), and how we use this information.

By visiting the Site, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Site.

Personal Information

Personal Information includes basic contact information including your name, e-mail address, address, telephone number. How we collect and use Personal Information is detailed in our Privacy Policy.

Collecting Personal Information

AVF collects Personal Information through its donation subscriptions, pledges of financial support, and/or services which require subscriptions such as an email or postal newsletter ("Subscription Activities"). Personal Information may be collected and used by AVF as is reasonably necessary to complete a transaction you requested (e.g., credit card information to process your donation). AVF also collects Personal Information directly from you, and others authorized by you to share your Personal Information with AVF. AVF may offer various correspondences in connection with its subscription Activities (e.g., newsletters, postings or other communications) in order to inform its donors, supporters and Site visitors about events, changes or postings to the Site.

Use of Personal Information

General Uses

AVF may use your Personal Information in the following ways:

(1) to respond to your requests for information;

(2) to process your donation requests;

(3) to provide you with communications, newsletters, emails and other information as authorized by you, as requested by you, or as part of your participation in any subscription based service provided by AVF;

(4) for contest management;

(5) for editorial purposes such as contacting users for an online survey;

(6) for informational notices about AVF;

(7) for purposes included in this Privacy Policy;

(8) for any other use specified at the time the Personal Information is collected; and

(9) for purposes that are new or outside the scope of this Privacy Policy but only after obtaining your prior consent.

Creation and Use of Aggregate Information

We may use your Personal Information and other information about or provided by you to create "Aggregated Information". Aggregated Information is created by aggregating or generating statistical data from Personal Information about donors, supporters, and Site users. Aggregated Information is anonymous data, because it cannot be used to identify any particular individual. We may use Aggregate Information for research purpose and for improvement of the AVF Site.

Disclosure of Personal Information

AVF takes all steps it deems necessary to restrict access to the Personal Information provided by donors, supporters, members and visitors to its Site, but AVF may provide access as follows:

(i) to those who may use the Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, any other applicable agreement between you and AVF, or with your prior written consent;

(ii) to provide you with customer service;

(iii) to protect the rights, property and safety of AVF, its subsidiaries, affiliate, business associates or partners, donors, viewers and website visitors or others;

(iv) to parties engaged by AVF to process information to fulfill purposes authorized by you (e.g., processing of credit card payments for donations).

Further, AVF may also disclose Personal Information if upon advise of legal counsel it is required to do so by law, or if AVF or its legal counsel believes that such action is necessary to:

(a) comply with the law or with a legal process such as a court order, subpoena, search warrant or a law enforcement request,

(b) protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the AVF Site or other AVF content, or

(c) protect the personal safety or property of AVF and AVF subsidiaries, affiliates, business associates or partners, members, donors, viewers and Site visitors, the public or AVF and its employees.

Links to Other Sites

The AVF Site may contain links, which, if you choose to click, will lead to websites controlled by third parties. AVF is not responsible or liable for the actions of these third parties, including how they process personal information or for the content posted on their websites.

Security of Online Financial Transaction

AVF offers you the convenience of making on-line donations via credit card. AVF uses reasonable precautions to keep this and other Personal Information disclosed to us secure. To reduce the risk of unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and help ensure correct usage of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Nonetheless, AVF can not guarantee the security, accuracy or completeness of any such procedures. You should be aware that third parties might unlawfully intercept transmissions of Personal Information or misuse or abuse the Personal Information that we collect from you.

Children and Privacy

AVF encourages parents and guardians to spend time with their children online and to be fully familiar with the sites visited by their children. In general, AVF’s Site will not contain content that is reasonably considered unsuitable for children.

Modifications To Our Privacy Policy

We may occasionally modify this privacy statement. All such changes will be reflected on this web page. If you just have a question, comment or concern about how AVF uses your Personal Information, simply contact us by email at or by U.S. mail to:

Asia Vision Foundation,
1150 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20036