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Privacy Policies




Albanian-American Development Foundation (hereinafter referred to as “AADF” “us” “we” or “our”) is committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with all applicable data protection and privacy laws.

The objective of this policy is to inform you how we handle your personal data. Our goal is to protect personal information you provide us whenever you contact us, visit or use our website. By visiting or using this website, you agree to these policies and practices.

AADF may amend or update this Privacy Policy in the future. Any amendment to our Privacy Policy will become effective upon its publication on AADF website.

  • We believe user privacy and data protection are human rights;
  • We take protecting your privacy seriously, and we recognize we have a duty of care to the people whose data we hold;
  • We will only collect and process data when it is absolutely necessary, and when we do, we will make it clear why we are doing so and how it will be used;
  • We will not share your personal information with anyone else without your consent.


  2. General

We collect and process personal data from individuals only as necessary in the exercise of AADF’s legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a private, non-profit organization governed by a Board of Trustees, whose mission is to facilitate the development of a sustainable private sector economy and a democratic society in Albania.


  1. Website access

When visiting our website, the browser automatically transmits data that is saved in a log file. AADF itself processes only the data that is technically required in order to display the website correctly and to ensure its stability and security. When accessing our website, the data stored includes, but is not limited to, the page that is viewed, the IP address of the accessing device, the page from which the user was redirected, the date and time of access. The data in the log file is automatically deleted after 4 (four) months.


  1. Statistical and analytical information

We also may collect information about your online activity on our website. This statistical and analytical information is collected on an aggregate and non-individual specific basis of all browsers who visit the website, unless you choose to provide to us your individual information. No personal data shall be collected by AADF without visitors’ consent. One of our goals in collecting the above information is to help us monitor traffic on the website so that we can manage the website’s capacity and efficiency, for security purposes as well as to customize your user experience. This type of non-personal information and data can be collected through the standard operation for Internet servers and logs, as well as “cookies” and other technical mechanisms.

  1. Cookies

Cookies are small data files that a website can use in order to recognize visitors who revisit a website, for example by assigning a unique number to the visitor, so as to facilitate their ongoing access to and use of the website. Cookies are used by websites to store a visitor’s user settings – therefore most browsers are initially configured to accept cookies.


AADF website uses only necessary, performance and functional cookies which are essential for providing necessary website functionality, improve your experience and analyze our traffic.

  1. Contact

When users of our website contact us for a relevant request, personal data provided through the following options are processed for purpose of being able to contact or respond the enquiry:

  • Email;
  • Phone;
  • Letter;


AADF will store and process such personal data only to the extent necessary for contacting the user and processing his/her request.

  1. Other online services

For accessing other online services, such as job applications or registering for AADF programs, it is necessary to enter personal data for further processing. The corresponding data privacy policies for the respective service apply.



If any part of the website links you to other websites (such as AADF partners’ websites), those websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.



AADF is member of several third-party community and social networks. It manages a presence on their platforms and our website contains links to these networks. These companies also process personal data, and you should check their privacy policies before sharing personal information:

  • Twitter;
  • Facebook;
  • LinkedIn;
  • Instagram;
  • YouTube;

We use the personal information you provide us to provide you with content and information on our activities or to address a relevant request or application submitted by you. You explicitly consent to allowing us to contact you in this regard.


AADF will not collect or keep your personal data unless it is necessary for the purpose(s) outlined above, nor will we keep your personal data for longer than is necessary. Thereafter, your personal data identifying you shall be permanently deleted or anonymized.



AADF does not give, sell or disclose your personal information to any third parties for purposes or services you have not requested or for marketing purposes without your consent.


We reserve the right to share your personal data with other companies and organizations in response to any claims or legal proceedings to establish or exercise our legal rights, to defend against any claims or as may be otherwise required by the law, as well as for the purposes of fraud protection.



You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of your personal data or oppose their processing by us. You may exercise these rights at any time by sending a written request to AADF at the address: Ibrahim Rugova Street, Building no. 42, Entrance 7, Apartment 60, Tirana, Albania.


The erasure of your personal data shall be subject to applicable laws and retention periods in accordance with AADF policies and procedures. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of AADF’s processing of the information prior to receipt of your request.



Protection of secrecy and confidentiality of your personal data is of crucial importance to AADF and its partners. For this reason, we implement the necessary organizational, technical and physical security procedures to protect the personal data you provide to us. Only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they may do so only for permitted functions as explained to you above. We use industry standards practices such as encrypted communication, firewalls and intrusion detection systems to protect the confidentiality of users’ personal data and help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.



If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at