Statistics Without Borders Policies
Statistics Without Borders has strong data and information handling and sharing policies to protect both our volunteers and projects.
SWB VOLUNTEER Code of Conduct
Thank you for being part of our SWB community. To ensure the best possible experience, we have established guidelines for SWB volunteers.
By joining SWB, you agree that you have read and will follow the rules and guidelines set forth below. Questions about SWB should be directed to our Volunteer Management committee. Technical questions about a project should be sent to the Project Manager.
Please take a moment to read through these important guidelines. In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, SWB reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership for those who violate these rules.
SWB Volunteer Code of Conduct
SWB volunteers should be professional, honest, and impartial; communicate effectively and clearly; maintain confidentiality; and never accept any forms of payment or remuneration (other than travel expenses, room and board, and hospitality) except those which are agreed to be covered by the client on a case-by-case basis.
We ask that SWB volunteers follow these guidelines:
Ensure good and timely communication
Report honestly and maintain impartiality/neutrality
Reproducibility and sharing
SWB Confidentiality and Data Security
This policy outlines behaviors expected of all Statistics Without Borders (SWB) volunteers who handle data and will provide guidelines for proper storage and transfer of data.
The primary objectives of this data security policy are to:
Data confidentiality, privacy and security are priorities for SWB to ensure the protection of its customers. The protection of data is a critical business requirement, yet flexibility to access data and work effectively is also critical.
It is not to be expected that this policy can effectively deal with the malicious theft scenario or that it will reliably protect all data. Its primary objective is user awareness and to avoid accidental loss or disclosure scenarios.
Data Definition and Use
The data received by SWB will be used solely for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the intended project and will not be used for other purposes, without prior permission from the client organization.
Data, for the purpose of this policy, includes all information that is communicated between the client and SWB project participants. This includes documents, written and verbal communications and other types of information that are shared or created during the course of the project.
Data received by SWB in any form as part of client communication or during the project will be used solely for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of the intended project and will not be used for other purposes, without prior permission from the client organization.
While this policy covers all types of data, of particular concern for the purpose of confidentiality, security and privacy are sensitive information pertaining to both physical persons and organizations, which includes invention description(s), technical and business information relating to proprietary ideas and inventions, ideas, patentable ideas, trade secrets, drawings and/or illustrations, patent searches, existing and/or contemplated products and services, research and development, production, costs, profit and margin information, finances and financial projections, customers, clients, marketing, and current or future business plans and models, regardless of whether such information is designated as sensitive at the time of its disclosure.
All information covered by this policy is to be classified among one of three categories, according to the level of security required. In descending order of sensitivity, these categories are "Confidential", "Internal Use Only,” and “Public.”
It is the responsibility of the SWB Business Consultant and the client to identify which data that will be used during the project belong to which of these categories, and to agree on protocols to protect the confidential and internal use categories.
It is the responsibility of SWB volunteers working with client data to ensure that data identified as confidential or internal use only not be made available outside the project team. Access to the confidential and internal use only data, whether raw or in a format specific to an application or software tool (i.e., application-native), will normally be limited to the SWB volunteers processing and/or analyzing the data.
Storage and Retention
Copies/duplication of data will be kept to the minimum necessary to complete the project.
All confidential data or data for internal use only will be removed from equipment/environment within 120 days of sign-off for project completion or sooner if requested by the client. All data not publicly available will be encrypted according to industry best practices and destroyed at the end of the maximum retention period.
Any transfer of data (email attachments, email body, FTP, removable media, etc.) with confidential or for internal use only information will be encrypted, transmitted using secure file transfer protocols, and/or transferred via a secure file sharing service.
Encrypted data file and password/key for unencrypting it will not be transmitted via the same channel.
Last Updated on 23 May 2018
This statement discloses policies and procedures concerning information gathering and dissemination practices for Statistics Without Borders (SWB). Each time you use our site, the current version of the Privacy Statement will apply. This Privacy Statement is applicable to all site visitors, registered users, and all other users of our site.
"Personal Data" is any information that enables us to identify you, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as your name, identification number, location data, online identifier or one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.
By visiting https://swb.wildapricot.org/, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the processes and policies referred to in this Privacy Statement.
If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us using the Contact Us section on our site. Alternatively, you can contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Users of this website may differ in their access or needs. We recommend you read this policy in its entirety to understand your and our responsibilities. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and administer our website.
We collect members’ contact information (e.g., name and email address) and statistical background information (e.g., areas of study and interest). Contact information is only used to send information about our organization and calls for volunteers. This contact information is also used to get in touch with members when necessary. Members’ contact information is never shared with other organizations or individuals without members' permission.
We may share your Personal Data for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement with:
Our site is not directed to minors. If you are a minor under the laws of our country, do not use our site. Please have your parents contact us on your behalf. We do not knowingly collect Personal Data from minors. If we learn that Personal Data of minors has been collected through our site, we will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.
Members can change their address and related information at the SWB membership site (https://swb.wildapricot.org).
The SWB website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. Members’ personal information is behind a firewall, modifiable by each member only by password access through secure forms pages. Member Directory information is not accessible by search engines that target HTML pages.
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