Our Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy

Red Cross Red Crescent magazine is the digital storytelling hub of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Since its transition from print to a fully digital content generator, RCRC magazine’s main channel to reach diverse audiences is its website www.rcrcmagazine.org , which is technically hosted by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or the Federation).

The IFRC is the world’s largest humanitarian network. Our secretariat supports local Red Cross and Red Crescent action in more than 192 countries, bringing together almost 14 million volunteers for the good of humanity.

Privacy Policy

As  www.rcrcmagazine.org is hosted by the Federation, it falls under the Federation’s privacy framework.  The Federation takes your privacy and the security of your personal information—meaning any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual—seriously.  Please take a moment to read this Privacy Policy and learn about the Federation’s general privacy and information security principles.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this page.  This version of the Policy was published on November 08, 2022.

A. Data Collected by accessing our sites.

  1. Information you provide

On RCRCmagazine.org or certain IFRC.org sites, your personal data may be requested.  For instance, it is necessary to obtain your email address, name and other data to register for events, sign up for a newsletter or make a donation.  Any relevant changes to how your data is handled on those sites will be specified in the privacy policies located on the respective site.

  1. Automatically or routinely collected:

Just by visiting RCRCmagazine.org, certain metadata may still be collected and processed. While we have worked to minimize data collection, the following may be collected (and processed for the reasons set out in Section B of this Privacy Policy):

  1. RCRCmagazine.org also makes limited use of Cookies and analytics as further described below.

Cookies are text files that contain small amounts of information that we may store on your device when you use our site. Cookies enable us to monitor site traffic and estimate our audience size and usage pattern as well as allowing us to store information about your preferences to allow us to customise our site according to those preferences. They also help us to improve our site and deliver a more personalised service. We use the following types of cookies in connection with our site:

Our site will issue cookies to your device when you log on to the site. Cookies may either be permanent (i.e., remaining on your device until you delete them) or temporary (i.e., remaining only until you close your browser). Most browsers permit you to reject or delete cookies.

Certain browsers and devices allow you to block cookies.  If you do choose to block cookies, you may not be able to use certain features on our site and/or may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the site.

B. How is this information used?

This information is used to improve our service, compile statistics (including on consultation) and to communicate with you.

More specifically, it is used:


C. Data Access and Sharing

As a general rule, www.rcrcmagazine.org (or the Federation) will not disclose any information identifying you personally, except with your permission. Information you provide to the  www.rcrcmagazine.org will not be sold to third parties or used in a manner inconsistent with the aims of the website.

Further, your data will only be accessible to those staff (and other authorized individuals) that have a legitimate need to have such access.

D. Storage, security, questions about your data

www.rcrcmagazine.org is hosted on secure systems which implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal information and protect it against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction, or damage. While we take reasonable measures to protect your personal information, please be aware that no system can guarantee 100% security.

Where it is necessary for your personal data to be shared with third parties, we will take reasonable measures to ensure that your personal data continues to be treated securely.

These measures may be specific contractual provisions requiring those third parties to implement no less equivalent security measures than those of the Federation. Please be aware of this when sending any communications.  We cannot (and do not) guarantee absolute security.

Under certain circumstances, you may request to review personal information we hold about you. You may also object to certain personal data processing and/or request the correction or deletion of such personal data according to our Policy on the Protection of Personal Data.  More detail about data subject requests can be found in Section 3 of that Policy. Any related requests should be sent to RCRCmagazine@ifrc.org.

Further information on how IFRC (or RCRCmagazin.org) processes personal data, please consult our IFRC.org page dedicated to the Protection of Personal Data . Here you may also find general information, useful tools for humanitarians, and information specific to procurements and other partners of the Federation.

E. Privileges and Immunities

Nothing in or relating to this Privacy Policy or this site shall be deemed a waiver of any of the privileges and immunities of the Federation.


F. Note on links to external websites:

Please note that this privacy policy only applies to IFRC.org websites. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations, including National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which have their own privacy policies.  Additionally, www.rcrcmagazine.org and IFRC.org webpages may contain links to third-party sites, such as Facebook, YouTube or Twitter, for example. These sites and any other non-IFRC.org sites will typically have their own privacy policies and data handling practices that IFRC does not control.  You are strongly encouraged to review the relevant privacy policies on any external sites.


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