Privacy declaration


The scope of this privacy statement
Your privacy is important to us and in this privacy statement we explain how we collect data and use it. The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation (CAF) respects the privacy of visitors to its websites. This privacy statement lets you know what information the Caribbean Arthritis Foundation may collect about you and how we use it. This Privacy Statement applies only to websites owned by the Caribbean Arthritis Foundation and to websites that link to this statement if you click on “Privacy Statement” in the footer of the website and for mobile applications and digital services that link to this Privacy Statement or these items. In this Privacy Statement, “website” means the websites, apps and digital services that can link to this Privacy Statement or post these.

Security of your and our data
Certain secured zones of this website that collect your data use standard secure socket layer encryption (SSL). To be able to use this security, your browser must support this encryption (all versions of Internet Explorer 3.0 and higher). The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation uses its own hosting that protects your data in accordance with standard industrial standards. This hosting places your data in protected databases.
We have taken security measures to protect personal information collected through this website. For example, we restrict access to this data to authorized employees who need this access to perform the activities described in this notification. But while we strive to take adequate security measures for data that we process and store, no security system can prevent all possible violations.

Use website and data
We will use your information to respond to your requests. From time to time, we may also view your data to better understand your information needs and thus improve our website, products and services.
We may share your information with our partners in connection with services that these individuals or third parties perform for or with the Caribbean Arthritis Foundation (CAF). These partners may not use this data, except to provide services to the CAF or services that are related to the cooperation in which they are associated with the CAF. We may, for example, only pass on your information to our partner for, for example, sending newsletters and books, if we offer them. The partners in question may only use this information for the provision of these services to us. Every third party with which we share data (except government institutions to which we are legally obliged to disclose data) will be contractually obliged to provide a level of privacy protection that is at least as high as that provided for in this statement. The CAF reserves the right to share your information with authorized information requests from the government or where we are required by law.
This website is owned and operated by the Caribbean Arthritis Foundation. By using this site, you consent to the storage and processing of your data by us.

Collected and processed personal information
The website may collect personal data that allows you to be identified immediately or used in combination with other data to identify you. Examples of personal data that you directly identify are your name, contact information, e-mail address and other data in combination with identifying information. Our websites may also collect personal information that you do not directly identify by name or contact information, but which can be used to determine that a particular computer or device has accessed our website. We will do this in accordance with the provisions of EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58 / EC. That directive – ePrivacy Directive – is translated into national legislation in every EU country concerned. In America you can visit for information on cookies.

Identifiable information sent by you
Contact information
The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation may collect personally identifiable information from you when it is voluntarily sent to us, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, IP address and other similar information. We collect this information so that we can communicate with you. You can send us ‘your data’ via a part of the website, which allows us to contact you. We will clearly show you on this website when we collect this information from you. You can always refuse to provide your personal information to us, but we may not be able to offer you certain information, products or services.

Other information
You may provide additional personal information to us in certain places on our websites. For example, you can sign up for one of our newsletters or become a donor. We may use the information you provide to send you information that you have requested, to answer your question, to improve our websites, to verify our relationship with you and to take other steps that may be necessary to comply with your request.

Interests and preferences
With this information we can better serve you based on your interest in our products and/or services. These data may be: your preference about how we can contact you, build a business or professional relationship, understand your product preferences, service preferences and certain demographic data. We collect part of this data with your permission, part of which we collect automatically via the website for our legitimate professional purposes.

Use of websites
We use the data to manage and secure our websites, network systems and other assets. This may include information about your IP (“Internet Protocol”) address, the date and time of your website session, your geographic location, how you have navigated on the website and other data that are generated through our weblogs, cookies and in other ways. This may include data that you do not directly identify but match with your device. It is possible that your IP address or a cookie that we use contains information that can be considered personal data.
We may also use the information to comply with obligations imposed on us by the law or governmental agencies, such as reporting adverse reactions or to assert our rights and for document retention, website management, research and product development that are in the legitimate interest of the Caribbean Arthritis Foundation.
Where permitted by law, we may also optimize or aggregate information about you, including personal data, with information about you that we have obtained from third parties for the same purposes as described above. Your data can also be used for profiling for the same purposes as above. You can object to profiling via automated decision-making by contacting us via [email protected]

Web server logs
Like the vast majority of Internet websites, we automatically collect “web server log” information about you when you visit one of our websites. This is done by the host computer of our website (called a “web server”). The web server automatically recognizes certain non-personal information such as your IP address, the date and time you visited our site, the pages you visited on our site, the website you came from, the type of browser you use (eg Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you use (eg Windows XP) and the domain name with the domain address of your Internet service provider (eg AOL). If a website uses “cookies” (as described below), the web server will also collect this information. These Web Statistics allow us to maintain and improve our service. In case of system abuse we may use this information in consultation with your Internet Service Provider and/or the local authorities to trace the source of such abuse.

IP Addresses
This website uses Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider so that you can access the Internet. In general, an IP address changes every time you connect to the Internet (it is a “dynamic” address). Note, however, that if you have a broadband connection it is possible, depending on your personal situation, that your IP address that we register, or even a cookie that we use, may contain information that is considered identifiable. This is because with some broadband connections your IP address does not change (it is “static”) and could be related to your PC. IP addresses are used as part of the web server log information as mentioned above.

This website uses a technology called “cookie”. A cookie is a small information file that a website can place on the hard drive of your computer, where the files of your internet browser are stored. A cookie saves you the effort to re-enter certain data in registration fields, because a website with cookies can “remember” data that you previously entered as a visitor. With a cookie we can offer specific information to you and we can keep track of how parts of the website are used. Some cookies are necessary for the correct functioning of the website and may already have been set. Other cookies (usually Web Analytics cookies) require your consent before they can be placed on your computer. Cookies can be placed on your computer by us and also by third parties with whom we have a relationship, such as other organizations, web analysis services and advertising network services. With most Internet browsers or other software you can adjust your browser settings to delete cookies from your hard drive, block all cookies, restrict the use of cookies or get a warning before a cookie is placed. For more information about these functions, please consult the user manual of your browser.

Refusing and/or checking Cookies
The EU regulations on the use of cookies in the provision of electronic communication services require that organizations and institutions inform the website visitor correctly and fully about the use of cookies on their website. The law is based on the EU ePrivacy Directive 2002/58 / EC. That directive – ePrivacy Directive – is translated into national legislation in every EU country concerned. In America you can visit for information on cookies.
If you refuse cookies, the functionality of the site may be limited and you may not be able to use certain functions on the website. But the majority of our website will still be visible to you if you choose not to allow cookies on your computer. Certain functions, such as registering for our newsletter or as a member or donor, may then not be available.
There are different methods for viewing and deleting cookies that are placed on your computer. This depends on the browser (search engine) you use. To find the instructions, please refer to the website of the manufacturer of the browser you are using. There are also sites with collected information about cookies such as

Do not track
There are several ways to prevent your online activity from being traced. One possibility is to set your browser so that websites you visit receive a notification that you do not want them to collect certain information about you. This is called a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) signal. But until now there is no universally accepted standard for what an organization has to do when a DNT signal is detected. Our websites and online facilities cannot yet respond to these signals from web browsers.

Choices about cookies
The European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance has a website where people can choose not to receive ads based on interest from some or all of the network advertising companies participating in this initiative. Information about the EIDAA can be found here:
In America you can visit for information on cookies.

We use the following types of cookies on this website
Session Cookies
While you surf on our site, there are often times when we need to remember technical information about you (eg the language setting). For this we use a Session Cookie. With a session cookie we can improve your user experience on our site. This Session Cookie does not include personally identifiable information and only remains valid until you end your browsing session and leave our site.

Forever or Login Session Cookie
When you log into a website that requires a log-in code, the web server can place a cookie on your computer with which your login details are ‘remembered’. This can be used in your own interest so that you do not have to enter the complete login information again when you visit this website. This Login Cookie will remain on your computer for an indefinite period of time, even after you have left the relevant website.

Google Analytics
Google Analytics can be used to make our website function better and to give us a picture of which parts of the website are used. Google Analytics uses technical tools such as First-party cookies and JavaScript code to collect data about visitors. Google Analytics traces visitors to the website where JavaScript is active and autonomously traces the interaction of visitors with a website, for example where they came from and what they did on a website. Google Analytics collects the above-mentioned data from users, uses this data to manage and update the website and also to assess how certain target groups navigate through the content.
Option for Opt-Out: Google analytics has an opt-out option for website visitors who do not want their data collected. More information about this can be found here:
Use of data by Google: Google and its wholly owned subsidiaries may, under the terms of its Privacy Policy, be found at or another URL that Google may provide from time to time, to retain and use data that has been collected.

Third party cookies on our sites
The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation (CAF) does not allow third parties to place cookies on your computer via our website, unless these cookies are placed at our request, they are under our direct control and are not used or are available to a third party, unless As explained in this privacy statement.

Social media plugins
Our websites can use social media plugins to enable you to more easily share information with others. When you visit our websites, the administrator of the social media plugin on our website can place a cookie on your computer, allowing that administrator to recognize people on their website who have visited our websites before. If you previously logged into the social media website while browsing our website, social media plugins can allow the social media website to receive directly identifiable information about you that shows that you have visited our website The social media plugin can collect data for visitors who have logged in to social networks, regardless of whether they have interacted specifically with the plugin on our website. With social media plugins, the social media website can also exchange information about your activities on our website with other users of their social media website. The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation has no control over the content of social media plugins. For more information about social media plugins from social media websites, see the statements about privacy and data exchange on those websites.

Links to other websites
In order to increase the user friendliness for our visitors, this website currently contains links to a number of websites that, in our opinion, can provide useful information. These sites are managed by third parties. The privacy statement we describe here does not apply to those websites. We are not responsible for the collection or use of personal data by third party sites. We recommend that you contact those websites directly for information about their privacy, security, data collection and dissemination policies. The Caribbean Arthritis Foundation cannot be held liable for the content of such third-party sites and the actions performed on these sites. We therefore disclaim all liability for the use of personal data by third parties that have been obtained by visiting the website of these third parties.

For how long we save your data
Your data will be retained for as long as necessary to comply with legitimate and legitimate business purposes in accordance with our policy for the retention of documents and applicable laws and regulations.

Your rights and choices
You have the right to request information from us about how your personal data is used and with whom that data is exchanged. You also have the right to view the personal data that we have about you, request a copy of it and ask for its correction or deletion.

Changes to this Website Privacy Statement
We may update this Website Privacy Statement from time to time. When we do so, we post, for information, the updated version of the Privacy statement on this page. We will always process your personal data according to the Privacy Statement, which applied at the time this data was collected.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the viewing / deletion of your data or a complaint about our website, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]