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Privacy Policy

Your assurance of privacy 


Thank you for wanting to make a difference.


Rural Smiles Foundation (God's mercy building (Karuguuza Towers) Level 1, Ruharo Road, Plot 315 Block 244, Kibaale Town Council - Uganda.) has created this privacy statement notice in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this site: www.ruralsmiles.org.

You do not have to provide any personal information on our Web site unless you choose to do so. Various locations on our Website may invite you to give us certain contact information (e.g., name, address, telephone or fax numbers, e-mail address) and other demographic information (e.g., nationality) if you desire more information about our organization. We may use this contact information to send you information about Rural Smiles Foundation and its programs. Your contact information may also be used to contact you when necessary. You may opt out of receiving future communications by visiting the form again and submitting a request.

You may also provide personal information on our Website if you wish to apply for employment at Rural Smiles Foundation or another member entity in the  Rural Smiles Foundation Partnership.  Rural Smiles Foundation maintains a separate privacy statement for job applicants, which can be found on this Web site when you click “Careers”, pertaining to such personal information.

 Rural Smiles Foundation  assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this Web site is kept confidential: we do not rent, sell, or exchange our mailing lists, or otherwise disclose such information to third parties, except as may be required by law, or through voluntary cooperation with law enforcement authorities if we judge that such cooperation is necessary to avoid potential serious harm. We may also provide your contact information to other member entities in the  Rural Smiles Foundation (e.g., the  Rural Smiles Foundation  entity in your home country), which will handle the information in accordance with their own privacy policies as well as the privacy and data protection laws applicable to them. These entities determine themselves for what purposes they use personal information, and  Rural Smiles Foundation is not responsible for how the entities handle personal information. 


Privacy Statement

 Rural Smiles Foundation handles your contact details in accordance with its Privacy Policy, as well as applicable privacy and data protection laws in the Uganda, where the level of data protection may be different from that in your country.

The personal data you provide, such as your contact information (e.g., first and last name, country of residence, and e-mail address), will be consolidated and stored by  Rural Smiles Foundation using a third-party online platform MailChimp, whose official name is The Rocket Science Group, LLC in accordance with its Terms of Service. Please consult the website of MailChimp directly to learn more about its privacy and data protection practices.

If you have requested to receive more information about the petition, we will share your contact details with a respective office in your country of residence so that they can follow up with you directly. That office will be solely responsible for any further processing of your information, in accordance with the privacy and data protection laws in your country. If you would like to learn more about how  Rural Smiles Foundation office protects your information, or how to exercise any data protection rights against the office, please review the office’s online privacy policy.

Information on Cookies


As with most other Internet sites, our web servers utilize “cookies” to track a user’s activity within our site as well as record the IP address of each visitor to this site. A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your computer. A cookie contains a unique identifying feature that allows our computer to recognize you when you return to the  Rural Smiles Foundation site. The recorded IP address tells us which domain you visited from (for instance, aol.com), but not your email address or other private and personal information. We use the information we record to help diagnose problems with our servers, administer this website more effectively, and gather broad demographic information about what countries and domains our visitors hail from and their behavior on our site.

We may share aggregate statistical information (e.g., the number of visitors to our Web site), whether gathered by our Web servers or through submissions from visitors, with third parties. These statistics do not include personal information. 

 Rural Smiles Foundation specifically uses Google Analytics to gather statistical information about web traffic to ruralsmiles.org. We also may use Google Optimize or Hot Jar to track user engagement with ruralsmiles.org such as heat mapping, scroll time, time on page, bounce rate and click-throughs. Google Analytics and Google Optimize are is subject to the privacy policy of Google, Inc., which you can find on Google's website. The privacy policy of Hot Jar can be found at https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy.  This data is used to optimize our website for our visitors and does not include personally identifiable information. 

This Website may contain links to other sites, including links which frame the content of the other sites within the  Rural Smiles Foundation name and logo.  Rural Smiles Foundation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Web sites, even if our name and logo are still on the top of the screen.

This privacy notice has been updated and is effective as of January 2024.  Rural Smiles Foundation may make changes to this privacy notice from time to time. The revised notice will be effective immediately upon posting to our website. Please check the effective date of this privacy notice to determine whether changes have been made since the last time you visited this website.

Contacting the Website


If you have any questions about this privacy notice, the practices of this website, or your dealings with this website, please Contact Us.