Privacy Notice

Date: 29 May 2019


Welcome on (the “Website”, the “Site”) operated by the America for Bulgaria Foundation (“us”, “we”, or “our”, “the Foundation”). We take to heart your privacy and the protection of your personal data and the present Notice is intended to clarify the collection and use of personal information and data that we receive from you as users of the Website.


Personal Data Collection and Use

While using our Website, you may be asked to provide certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include your name, phone number and email address, as well as Log Data as provided herein.

We use your personal information for operating and improving the Website. We may use your personal data to reply to a massage that you have submitted us by filling in the contact form available on the Website, as well as to contact you when you have made a request to “adopt a bird”  through our Website.


Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Website (“Log Data”). The Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, pages of our Site that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Google Inc., Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA (“Google”), which collects and process information about your actual location and other technical information about your visit on our Website. For this purpose we use “cookies” as described below in this Notice. The information collected by Google Analytics includes the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer or another device to the internet, click stream to, through and from our site (including date and time), page interaction information. Google Analytics use various technologies to determine location, including IP address, GPS, and other sensors that may, for example, provide Google with information on nearby devices, Wi-Fi access points and power supply. This information will be transferred to a Google server in the United States where it will be saved and analyzed. The relevant results will be provided to us in an anonymous form. Google is a certified US Privacy Shield organization in the relations between the EU and the USA (EU-U.S. Privacy Shield) that guarantees an adequate level of data protection in the United States. You can withdraw your consent at any time by downloading and installing the suggested browser, or by managing your consent in the box of opt-out cookies. Both options prevent web analytics only if you use the browser on which you have installed this plug-in or if you do not delete the refusal cookie. For more information check Google Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Facebook Inc., Facebook Pixel

Our Website uses Facebook Pixel – a tool of Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, California, USA (Facebook) or if you are located in the EU – Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (Facebook) for analytical purposes as well as optimize and economically exploit the Website. Using Facebook Pixel, Facebook has the ability to identify visitors to our Website as a target audience for Facebook and other company-related platforms (Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp, etc.). Accordingly, we can use Facebook Pixel to display the ads we post on Facebook to Facebook users who are interested in our Facebook page and/or this Website and thus make sure that our Facebook ads match the potential user interest. We may use Facebook Pixel to track and analyze the efficacy of Facebook ads for statistical and marketing research purposes. When visiting our Website, the Facebook pixel establishes a link between your browser and the Facebook server and sets a cookie. This information is stored by Facebook and processed in such a way that Facebook can link it with your Facebook account and your visit to our Website will be recorded in your Facebook account. The collected data is anonymous for us and this does not provid us with information about the identity of individual users. However, Facebook stores and processes the information so that it is possible to link it to users’ profile. For more information, please refer to Facebook’s Privacy Policy where you can find out more about how Facebook Pixel works and how Facebook ads are displayed ( You can object to the use of cookies on your computer in general by configuring your browser in such a way that no more cookies will be stored on your computer and any existing cookies will be deleted.


In order to provide an optimal user experience during your stay on our Website, we sometimes use small data files called cookies. Most websites also use this method. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the website. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the Website or browse from one page to another.

Our Website uses the following types of cookies:

  1. Essential cookies are necessary for the Website to work and enable you to move around it and to use its services and features such as navigating between pages and accessing protected parts of the Website. This Website cannot perform properly and smoothly for you without these necessary cookies, which are automatically activated (i.e. before you select “I agree” button).
  2. Functional cookies are not essential for browsing our Website but let you optimize operation by giving you access to specific functions. Functional cookies collect information about your choices and preferences such as your language preferences, the ability to comment and/or share information on Facebook, watch videos, and more. By refusing these cookies, you may not be able to access the full information on the Website.
  3. Marketing cookies are used to track a user across websites to target advertising to a user (for remarketing purposes). Their goal is to display ads that are relevant to and attractive to the individual user, making them more valuable to publishers of third-party ads and advertisers. These cookies will be activated when you click on the “I agree” button or if you proceed to use our Website without changing the browser settings, which means that you are giving your consent on our use of cookies.
  4. Third-party cookies: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Flickr, Storify and other third-party companies may place cookies on our Website to share content on social networks or for statistics and analytical purposes. The presence, number and status of cookies may depend on how you use these platforms before or during your visit to the Website. You need to refer to the relevant cookie policy of respective social network.


By choosing the “I agree” button in our cookies banner or continuing to use our Website without changing your browser settings, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You agree to the use of all cookies, including, but not limited to, Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel as described above.

Remove or block “cookies”

You can set your browser to refuse, remove or block cookies and/or delete cookies whenever you like – please refer to for more information. You can delete all the cookies already stored on your computer, and you can also set the browser to block them. However, if you do so, you may need to manually set up some parameters each time you visit the Website, and some services and features may not work properly.


Personal Data Storage

We store your data only for the term necessary for the specific purpose for which data are collected or for the periods prescribed or permitted by applicable laws. For more information about our storage terms, please contact us at the contact details listed below.


Personal Data Disclosure

We may share your personal data with: (i) contractors/service providers of the Foundation for the purposes of maintaining, improving and optimizing the Website; (ii) partners of the Partners of the Foundation, in particular the Friends of the Basilica Foundation for the purposes of the campaign “Adopt a Bird” administered by the Friends of the Basilica Foundation; (iii) third parties when required by law. These data recipients are legally or contractually obliged to protect the confidentiality and security of your personal data.


Your rights

The right to be informed   The America for Bulgaria Foundation is publishing this Privacy Notice to keep you informed as to what we do with your personal data. We strive to be transparent about how we use your data.
The right to access   You have the right to access your information. Please contact us at the contact details listed below if you wish to access the personal information we hold about you.
The right to rectification   If the information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you have the right to ask us to rectify it. If these data have been passed to a third party, then we must also ask them to rectify the data. Please contact us if you need us to rectify your information.
The right to erasure   If you want us to erase all your personal data we have about you and we do not have a legal basis to continue to process and hold it, we shall do that upon your request.
The right to restrict processing   You have the right to ask that we restrict the way we process your data. This means that we are permitted to store the data but not further process it. We will keep just enough data to make sure we respect your request in the future. If you want us to restrict the processing of your data, please contact us.
The right to data portability   We shall allow you to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes in a safe and secure manner without this affecting the usability of your data. This right only applies to personal data that you have provided to us which we hold based on your consent or for the purposes of the performance of a contract.
The right to object   You have the right to object to the processing of your data for certain purposes, e.g. for marketing purposes. If you wish to object, please contact us.
The right to withdraw consent   If you have given us your consent to process your data but change your mind later, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note that the withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing of your personal data on the basis of the consent given before withdrawal.
The right to complain to a Supervisory Authority/remedy   You have the right to file a complaint before the Commission on the Protection of Personal Data if you feel that we have not responded to your requests to solve a problem. You can also refer your claim to the competent court of justice.


Changes to This Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is effective as of the date first set above and will remain in force except with regard to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will apply immediately after being posted on the Website.

We reserve the right to update or change this Privacy Notice at any time and you should check this Notice periodically. Your continued use of the Site after we post any modifications to the Privacy Notice will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications of the Privacy Notice.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you either to the email address you have provided to us, or by placing a prominent notice on our Site.


Contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or your personal data processing, you can contact us at