Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 1st November 2023

Welcome to the Kenya Red Cross Society website. We are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. In this privacy policy, we explain the data we collect, why we collect it, how we use it, and your rights concerning your personal data.

Who We Are

What Personal Data We Collect and Why


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the following data:

  • Data provided in the comments form.
  • IP address and browser user agent string to help prevent spam.

An anonymized string created from your email address may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment after approval.


If you upload images to the website, please avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) as this data can be extracted by visitors.


When you leave a comment, you may opt-in to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These cookies are for your convenience and will last for one year.

When you log in, we will set cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser, indicating the post ID of the article. This cookie includes no personal data and expires after one day.

Embedded Content from Other Websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves similarly to if you visited the other website, including data collection and the use of cookies. Be aware of these websites’ privacy policies.

Who We Share Your Data With

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How Long We Retain Your Data

  • If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely.
  • For registered users, we store personal information provided in their user profile. Users can see, edit, or delete their personal information, except for their username. Website administrators can also view and edit this information.

Your Rights Over Your Data

If you have an account or have left comments, you can:

  • Request an exported file of the personal data we hold about you.
  • Request the erasure of your personal data, subject to legal and security obligations.

Where Your Data Is Sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional Information

  • How We Protect Your Data: We employ various security measures, including encryption and staff training, to safeguard your data.
  • Data Breach Procedures: We have procedures in place to deal with data breaches.
  • Third Parties We Receive Data From: If applicable, we will disclose any data received from third parties.
  • Automated Decision-Making: We do not engage in automated decision-making with user data.
  • Industry Regulatory Disclosure Requirements: If we are subject to additional privacy laws, we will disclose that information.

For specific inquiries or concerns about your privacy, please contact us at [Insert Contact Information].

This privacy policy is subject to changes and updates, and the latest version will be available on our website.

About Us

Kenya Red Cross Society is a humanitarian relief organization, created through an act of parliament CAP256 of the laws of Kenya

We are auxiliary to the National and County Governments and work to alleviate human suffering and preserve life and human dignity.