Entry into force: May 24, 2018

In accordance with the Federal Data Protection in Private Possession Act, its bylaws and the Rules of Privacy Notice (hereinafter the “Law”) through this means we issue and communicate the Privacy Notice of Sociedad Mexicana Pro Derechos de la Mujer, A.C. (FONDO SEMILLAS), (hereinafter, “FONDO SEMILLAS” or “us”).

1. Information gathered

Gathered personal data will be used for the following purposes: (i) process donations; (ii) issue invitations to campaigns and events organized by FONDO SEMILLAS; (iii) issue invitations to have direct contact with groups of women in which FONDO SEMILLAS invests; (iv) send tax deductible receipts; (v) statistical purposes; (vi) elaborate testimonials of experiences during participation with us; (vii) mention your participation in our social networks; (viii) provide information requested by governmental entities or authorities in accordance with laws and regulations applicable to the activities carried out by FONDO SEMILLAS, in Mexico or abroad; (ix) provide assistance in cases of complaints, questions or comments; and (x) send notifications about changes to this Privacy Notice.

We may also use personal data for the following additional purposes: (i) send periodic information about FONDO SEMILLAS, the projects it supports and the women’s movement in Mexico.

If you do not want your personal data to be used for these additional purposes, please send an email to the person responsible for Communication at the email address or phone number shown in our contact details, in section 5 of this Privacy Notice with the following message:

  • I do not consent to the use of my personal data for the purposes of sending periodic information from FONDO SEMILLAS, the projects it supports and the women’s movement in Mexico.

What data we collect

How we collect it

Full name

Can be requested via email, phone call, or through our social networks, or printed data form.

Email address

Can be requested via email, phone call, or through our social networks, or printed data form.

Mailing address

Can be requested via email, phone call, or through our social networks, or printed data form.

Phone number

Can be requested via email, phone call, or through our social networks, or printed data form.

Age and Sex

Can be requested via email, phone call, or through our social networks, or printed data form.

Official Identification Document/ Taxpayer Registry or equivalent

Can be requested via email.

Social networks

Can be requested via email, phone call, or through our social networks, or printed data form.

Debit card or Credit Card information for donations*

Your payment information, including your debit/credit card number, or bank account number, expiration date, billing address, and the operation’s amount is sent to a third party responsible of processing the data, and consequently subject to the privacy policy of that third party.  We have no control or responsibility for collection, use or transfer of personal data in possession of third parties.  We only receive information regarding the payment’s amount and our systems do not save any other payment information.

*These data are considered financial data, in accordance with the “Law”.

Other information voluntarily provided.

Opinions, experiences or testimonials about experiences with us can be sent through whichever means selected.

Type of currency for transactions with FONDO SEMILLAS

We infer the currency based on the country of residence.

Our activities are not directed towards minors under the age of 18, and we do not voluntarily gather their information.

2. How we use the data

  • To send administrative information, such as bank account updates or updates to our policies, terms and conditions.
  • To share content published by you through social media accounts, on FONDO SEMILLAS’ social networks such as Facebook or Twitter.
  • For Audit purposes, to determine whether our internal processes work as designed and whether they fulfill legal, regulatory or contractual requirements.
  • For monitoring safety and preventing fraud, for example, with the objective of impeding or detecting cyber-attacks or identity theft attempts.
  • To determine the efficacy of our campaigns.
  • If you choose to provide a phone number/email address, we can contact you through those channels or via whatsapp for topics related to Fondo Semillas Community of Donors, and for invitations to Fondo Semillas events.

3. Who can receive personal data

It is our commitment to treat your personal data confidentially and under the most strict administrative, physical and technical security measures established by the Law, in order to prevent damage, loss, destruction, theft, misplacement, alteration or unauthorized treatment.

In the event that FONDO SEMILLAS saves or treats your personal data through information technology systems or through the internet, we highlight that given the general vulnerabilities of any information technology system and the security breaches to which they are exposed, FONDO SEMILLAS, can not guarantee the absolute absence of damage, loss, destruction, misplacement, alterations or unauthorized treatment. FONDO SEMILLAS will comply with all administrative, physical and technical security measures in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

Information Management

    1. FONDO SEMILLAS reserves the right to share contact information with third parties related to our activities.
    2. All information published on our social networks will be accessible to other users.  If you choose to send messages or comments through our social media accounts, you will be sharing your personal information with the message’s recipients.
    3. You have the right to limit the use or transfer of your personal data for the purposes that are not essential to our legal relationship; consequently, if you no longer want to receive our communications, please send an email or post mail to the person responsible for Communications to the address, email/phone number that appear in our contact details, stating this situation.

FONDO SEMILLAS reserves the right to share and transfer personal data to administrative, judicial or governmental authorities of any kind, in Mexico or abroad, provided that there is a judicial or administrative requirement, or it is legally mandated. FONDO SEMILLAS will also be able to share or transfer personal data to lawyers, law firms, accountants, and service providers who use personal data on behalf of FONDO SEMILLAS, and according to its instructions; and only when the objective is to maintain or comply with legal duties between you and FONDO SEMILLAS.  For these transfers, FONDO SEMILLAS will not require your consent.

4. Access or Cancellation

As the owner of your personal data, you will have at all times, and in accordance with the Law, the right to: (i) know which personal data is in our possession, how is it used, and under which circumstances it can be accessed (Access); (ii) Request the correction of personal information in the event that it is not updated, not exact or not complete (Rectification); (iii) Request that your personal information be eliminated from our records or databases when you consider that it is not being used according to the principles, duties and obligations established by applicable legislation (Cancellation); and (iv) Oppose the use of your personal information for specific purposes (Opposition).  These rights Will be identified as ARCO rights.

If you choose to issue a request to exercise your rights to access, rectify, cancel or oppose treatment of your personal data, or if you have any questions or comments regarding those rights, please contact the person responsible for Communications at the address, email/phone number in our contact details listed in section 5 of this Privacy Notice.

In accordance with the Law, any request to exercise the mentioned rights must necessarily include:

  • Name and address
  • Copy of official ID (passport, voting card or driver’s license).
  • A clear and precise description of the personal data you wish to Access, rectify, cancel or oppose treatment, and any other element that enables their localization.
  • Any other requirement established by law or applicable regulations.

FONDO SEMILLAS will answer complete requests within 20 calendar days or the maximum authorized by Law.  The answer of FONDO SEMILLAS will state if the request to access, rectify, cancel or oppose is valid, in which case, FONDO SEMILLAS shall carry out the request during the 15 days following the reception of the answer by the petitioner.  The terms may be increased according to applicable regulations.  FONDO SEMILLAS will provide electronic copies of your personal data every time you choose to exercise your right to access said data.

5. Contact, Storage and Security of Data

We adopt several measures to protect your personal information.  If you suspect that someone using your account without your consent, please let us know by contacting us at: [email protected] or at [email protected]

We seek to implement reasonable organizational, technical and administrative measures to protect your personal information against any kind of loss, misuse, unauthorized access or transfers, alteration or destruction. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a 100% the security of any data transmission or storage system.  If you suspect that your interaction with us is no longer safe, please let us know immediately by sending an email to [email protected], by writing to our mailing address, or calling (55) 5553 2900 or (55) 5553 0109 ext. 212. We shall retain your personal information only for the necessary time according to the purposes for which it has been collected. The criteria used to determine storage terms includes the duration of the relationship that we have maintained with you and the services that we may have provided you, our legal obligations or the fact that storage may or may not be advisable regarding our legal status (for instance, with respect to regulations pertaining statutes of limitations, litigation or mandatory investigations)

6. International Transfers

FONDO SEMILLAS may store your personal data in databases located in Mexico or abroad, with no limitations except for those established by applicable legislation, in order to comply with the purposes mentioned in this Privacy Notice and legal requirements.

Some countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) are recognized by the European Commission as providers of an adequate level of data protection according to the norms of the EEA, and the complete list of said countries can be consulted here aquí . 

For transfers from the EEA to countries not considered adequate by the European Commission, adequate protection measures, similar to those adopted by the European Commission to protect its personal information, have been implemented as contractual clauses.

7. Services to Third Parties

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties with whom our website or social networks may connect.  Our Policy does not include privacy practices or information management by third parties.  We are not responsible for third parties who operate our website or who connect with our website or our social networks.  The fact that we provide links to other sites, does not mean that we endorse said website or service.

8. Policy Updates and Contact Information

We reserve the right to modify or update this Privacy Notice at any time.

In the event that this Privacy Notice is modified, you will be notified through the email you gave, or through our website at www.semillas.org.mx. In any case, you will have the right to cancel your personal data, and to limit their use and transfer in case of modifications to the terms of this Privacy Notice. If you believe that your right to personal data protection has been infringed by our actions or answers, or presume that the treatment of your personal data is in breach of legal provisions, you can issue a complaint or claim at the Instituto Nacional de Transparencia, Acceso a la Información y Protección de Datos Personales, for more information visit www.inai.org.mx