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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Via International we have a few fundamental principles:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of one of our services.

Below is our privacy policy which incorporates these goals:

Website Visitors

It is Via International’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites. Like most website operators, Via International collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Via International’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Via International’s visitors use its website.

Via International also collects potentially personally-identifying information. Via International only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Via International’s websites choose to interact with Via International in ways that require Via International to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Via International gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. Those who engage in transactions with Via International – by purchasing a service trip, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Via International collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Via International. Via International does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Via International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Via International’s behalf or to provide services available at Via International’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Via International’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Via International will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Via International discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Via International believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Via International, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Via International website and have supplied your email address, Via International may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Via International and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Via International takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Via International uses cookies to help Via International identify and track visitors, their usage of Via International website, and their website access preferences. Via International visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Via International’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Via International’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers

If Via International, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Via International goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Via International may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Via International may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Via International’s sole discretion. Via International encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a WordPress.com account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please email admin@viainternational.org

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