Privacy policy

Data Controller

The organization responsible for the processing of your data under this Privacy Policy is:Habitat International Coalition Association, hereinafter referred to as HIC

Commercial Register number 40412090, The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce

Office Postal Address 101 Lower Main Road, Observatory, Cape Town 7925, South Africa

HIC believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the web and we recognize the importance of protecting your personal information. We work to protect your security online. This policy applies to We will always seek your approval for other use of your data if your consent is not covered by this policy.

This privacy statement sets out the basis on which HIC will process any personal information that we may collect about you as a visitor to the HIC website or, as the case may be, otherwise provided to HIC. We therefore ask you to read this privacy statement carefully.

Data privacy

This Privacy Policy aims to regulate all aspects relating to the processing of the data of the users who browse or provide their personal data through the different forms available on the website.

Data provided by the user will be processed for the following purposes:

  • Respond to requests made by the user through the contact form available on the website. We collect and process the user’s personal data in order to process and manage any requests, enquiries or questions submitted through this form.

The basis of legitimacy for processing the data will be the consent given by the user when ticking the box accepting our Privacy Policy before sending the request. The user has the right to withdraw their consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on the consent prior to its withdrawal.

  • Improve your web browsing experience. We will store this data for as long as the user does not withdraw their consent to its processing by deleting the cookies.


The legitimate basis for improving your web browsing experience is the consent you give by accepting cookies. The user has the right to withdraw their consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on the consent prior to its withdrawal.

Retention Period For Data

We only hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the purposes outlined above. We remove personal data from our systems once it is no longer required, in line with our guidelines on how long important information must remain accessible for future use or reference, as well as when and how data can be destroyed when it is no longer needed.

Mandatory nature of information requested

All our forms include an asterisk (*) to indicate mandatory data. If the user does not provide data in these fields, or does not tick the box to accept the Privacy Policy, they will not be allowed to submit their information.

How do we use information collected?

We use your personal information collected via our websites for the following purposes:

  • To update you on our campaigns and activities
  • To action your expression of interest HIC
  • To process donations that we receive from you
  • To improve our websites
  • To fulfil any legal obligations

​​Processing of cookies

A cookie is a small file that is downloaded and stored on the user’s computer or device when the user accesses a website. Cookies allow the website to, among other things, store and retrieve information about the browsing habits of the user or their computer or device and, depending on the information they contain and how you use your computer or device, they may be used to recognize the user.

The user has the option to prevent the generation of cookies by selecting the corresponding option in their browser. You can find out more about cookies by reading our Cookie Policy.

Contact us

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Last updated: 4 November 2022