Privacy Policy

Your personal information collected is for internal use only and will be protected. Personal information provided will only be used as detailed in the Competition Rules. Your private information will not be sold to a third party.

We may use “cookies” to improve your experience of using this site.

Our contact details are at the bottom if you have any comments or questions.

Your privacy is important to Global Blood Fund and Your Blood Institute. This privacy statement provides information about the personal information that we collect, and the ways in which we use that personal information. It applies to your use of various websites you may visit where we run promotions or similar activities (together with associated and successor websites and services, the “Site”). We reserve the right to change this Policy from time to time and will notify you of any changes via email or on our web site.

Information Collected

We may collect personal information for those who enter, vote or otherwise participate in our promotions. Personal information may include your username, your password (we only store an encrypted version of this; not the actual password), one or more email addresses and other contact information.

Like most web-based services, we may automatically collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your computer’s Internet Protocol address, and the browser type of the web page you were visiting before you came to the our Site and information you search for on our Site.

Like many websites, we may also use “cookies” to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use “persistent cookies” to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Site; and we may use “session ID cookies” to enable certain features of the Site, to better understand how you interact with the Site and to monitor aggregate usage and web traffic routing on the Site. You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Site or all functionality of our services.

Information Use

We use the information collected to enable your access to and use of the website services, to personalize the website for you, or to supply you services that you have asked for.

We may also occasionally contact you via email to tell you about web maintenance, upgrades and new features regarding our promotions or those on behalf of third parties, but will provide you with a vehicle for opting out of these emails.

We will never disclose data on an individual or identifiable basis to third parties except when we must comply with laws that require such disclosure to law enforcement authorities or other government third party officials such as subpoenas.


We use industry standard security measures to protect against the loss and misuse of information within our control, as follows:

Passwords are only stored in an encrypted form and are therefore not retrievable by us or any other third party. (In case you need a new password we will generate and send you one that you can subsequently change).

The data is hosted in a secured environment with 24 X 7 monitoring, surveillance and support to prevent unauthorized access and data security. Advanced security measures including firewalls, security guards and surveillance are taken to ensure the continued service and protection of your data.

Despite our best attempts to secure your data no data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. In addition, while we work hard to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent “hackers” or other unauthorized persons from illegally accessing or obtaining this information.

We take security issues seriously and will respond swiftly to fix verifiable security issues. Some of our products are complex and take time to update. When properly notified of legitimate issues, we’ll do our best to acknowledge your emailed report, assign resources to investigate the issue, and fix potential problems as quickly as possible.

Other websites & Links

At some point there may be links to other websites or services included on the Site. We make no representation or warranties and are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.


Our site is designed to be used for people over 13 years of age. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) protects the online privacy of children under 13 years of age. Global Blood Fund does not knowingly collect or maintain personal information from anyone under the age of 13, unless or except as permitted by law. Any person who provides Personal Information through our site represents to us that he or she is 13 years of age or older. If we learn that Personal Information has been collected from a user under 13 years of age, then we will take the appropriate steps to cause this information to be deleted.

Change of Ownership

In the event of a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we reserve the right to transfer all of your Personal Information, including email addresses, to that entity. We will use reasonable efforts to notify you of such a transfer.

Changes and Updates to This Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. If we do, we will update the “effective date” at the top of the Privacy Policy. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about our collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information. Your continued use of this site constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.

Contacting Global Blood Fund

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact us at

Key Entry Rules

  1. You must be employed by a recognised blood collection organisation in Africa or be involved in some other capacity in the recruitment or management of blood donors
  2. You should have Individual or (through your employer) Associate membership of the Africa Society for Blood Transfusion at the time you undertake the IDREaM training.
  3. You should be free and able to travel on the relevant dates and be eligible for any necessary visas etc.
  4. In accepting a training place you undertake to attend all workshop sessions, to participate fully and to share acquired knowledge with others upon your return to work

Application Criteria