Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) shares your concern about the protection of your personal information online. We take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting it. We maintain the privacy of your non-public information using security technologies and adhere to policies that prevent unauthorized use of your personal information. This policy discusses the information and the manner in which that information is used to ensure a smooth and secure experience while connected to and our affiliated websites, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial ( and The People Living with HIV Stigma Index Website (

Information We Collect

In general, you can browse the GNP+ site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the website that referred you to us, the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.

GNP+ collects the following information about website users: personal information users voluntarily provide by participating on our website; and tracking data which is automatically collected (see “cookies” section further below).

Personal information can be voluntarily collected as follows:

  • when making an online donation through our website;
  • completing a sign-up form;
  • participating in an online petition or advocacy initiative;
  • sending website content to a friend;
  • leaving online question or comment on a blog or statement

Tracking Data

We also use your information on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our website and statistically analyze website usage, including the behaviour of our visitors, to improve the content, layout and upgrade the GNP+, Stigma Index or International AIDS Candlelight Memorial websites.

Shared Information

As a general rule, we do not disclose identifiable information without your permission or under special circumstances, such as when a law requires it. If personally identifiable data about you will ever be shared; we will tell you in writing, whenever possible, before we transfer the data.


GNP+ collects data through the use of cookies to track website usage. The main purpose of cookies for many websites are for record-keeping. Cookies are able to track a user’s activity and store things such as passwords, and form information previously entered, such as a credit card number or address. The use of cookies makes surfing the internet easier and has become unavoidable. If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. Refusing to accept cookies may mean certain functions on our websites may not be accessible.

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR upon its effectiveness on May 25, 2018.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular, those related to the following requests:

  • Access to your personal information;
  • Correction of the personal information that we hold;
  • Deletion of your personal information;
  • A restriction of processing of your personal information;

We hold your information and use it as described in this Privacy Policy and will use reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is not transferred to third parties unless you are informed beforehand. Additionally, in the event that your information is transferred to a third party with your consent, we commit transferring your personal information to third parties who also maintain at least the standard of protection required under the GDPR.

Outside Websites and Resources

GNP+ website frequently contain links to other websites to share content or to provide further resources. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another website for which GNP+ has no responsibility. GNP+ encourages you to read the privacy statements on all websites you enter, as their policies may be different.

Privacy Policy changes

GNP+ reserves the right, at any time, to modify this policy. Changes made to this policy will be effective immediately upon posting. If you have questions about this policy or wish to change your personal information previously provided, please contact GNP+ at the contact information listed below.


If you no longer wish to receive email correspondence or our newsletter from GNP+, you can do so by clicking the unsubscribe button at the bottom of each email or newsletter. If you have questions about unsubscribing, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please reference “unsubscribing” in the email subject line.

Contacting the Website

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of the GNP+  website, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please reference “Privacy Policy” in the email subject line.

Website Usage Agreement  

Use of this Site constitutes agreement with the following terms and conditions.

GNP+ maintains this website (the "Site") as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site ("Users"). The information presented herein is for informative purposes only. GNP+ is pleased to allow Users to visit the Site and download and copy the information, documents and materials (collectively, "Materials") from the Site for User's personal, non-commercial use, without any right to resell, create derivative works, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below, and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to specific material within this Site.

Last Edited on 2018-05