Privacy Policy

Respecting Your Privacy

SOKAAB values your support and the trust you place in us.  We have created this Privacy Statement to address any concerns you may have about the way we use your personal information. If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or our use of your personal information, please contact us by email at

Shaqodoon Organization

ATTN: Communication & Technology Manager
Shacbka, Pepsi Area
Hargeisa, Somaliland

This Privacy Statement May Change

This Privacy Statement describes SHAQODOON’s current policies and practices with regard to the personal information we collect from our donors, volunteers, supporters and visitors to this web site.  As our organization grows or laws change, we may need to update or revise this Privacy Statement.  Accordingly, we reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Statement at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Statement on this web site.  If we modify our Privacy Statement, the modifications will apply only to the personal information we collect after we have posted the revised Privacy Statement on this web site.

For your convenience, whenever this Privacy Statement is changed, we will alert you by posting a notice on our home page for 60 days.  If more than 60 days goes by between your visits to this web site, be sure you review this Privacy Statement to see if it has been revised since your last visit.

What is Personal Information?

“Personal information” is information about an identified or identifiable individual.  Your personal information may include your name, your address, and your e-mail address.

What Personal Information Does SHAQODOON Collect?

SHAQODOON collects the personal information you knowingly and voluntarily provide to us when you use this web site, for example, the personal information you provide when you make a donation, register for an SHAQODOON event, volunteer your time, subscribe to our newsletter, or add your name to our mailing list.

How Does SHAQODOON Use Your Personal Information?

SHAQODOON uses your personal information for the purposes for which it was provided.  For example, if you subscribe to a newsletter, we use your contact information to mail or email the newsletter to you.  If you volunteer to help us, we use information about your interests and skills to help you find the right volunteer opportunity.  We also use your personal information to compile statistics about our donors, volunteers and other supporters.  These statistics do not identify you personally. We add the names and contact information we receive to our general mailing list.  For example, if you provide us with your name and address, you may receive periodic mailings from us with news and information about SHAQODOON programs and events or containing requests for your support.  If you do not wish to receive these mailings from us, please let us know by sending us an email at

Does SHAQODOON Share Personal Information with Others?

SHAQODOON shares the personal information it collects with third party vendors who act for or on behalf of SHAQODOON.  For example, when you make an online donation to SHAQODOON, a third party processes your donation on our behalf.  These third party vendors may need information about you in order to perform their functions.  These companies are not authorized to use your personal information for any other purpose.

There may be some other, limited circumstances in which we may share or transfer information in our databases to an unrelated third party, for example, to comply with a legal requirement or court order; to investigate a possible crime, such as credit card fraud; to protect the security of our web site and the integrity of our databases; if we reorganize or merge with another organization, or in some similar event.

SHAQODOON does not rent, sell or share its mailing lists with other organizations. With regard to SOKAAB, SHAQODOON will share the personal information that it collects through SOKAAB only with SOKAAB partner organizations to allow them to fulfill their mandate and support communities that join SOKAAB.

Access to Your Personal Information

If your personal information changes or if you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please contact us by e-mail We will correct or delete the personal information we have on file at your request.  Please give us your full name and contact information so that we can locate information about you in our files.  It is also helpful if you let us know what led you to submit personal information to us so that we can efficiently locate your personal information in our files. 

Technical Information Collected Through This Website

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our Site. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users’ movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the site, and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to any of the personal information you provide.

Use of "Cookies"

Our Site may use cookies to enhance your experience while using our Site. Cookies are pieces of information that some Web sites transfer to the computer that is browsing that Web site and are used for record-keeping purposes at many Web sites. Use of cookies makes Web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving your passwords, your personal preferences regarding your use of the particular Web site and to make sure you don’t see the same ad repeatedly. Many consider the use of cookies to be an industry standard.

Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our Site will not function properly when you view them.


When you supply credit card information through this web site, the transmission is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).  You must understand, however, that the Internet is inherently insecure and no web site operator can guarantee that a web site is completely secure.  SHAQODOON does not warrant that this web site is secure or “hackerproof”; you use this web site solely at your own risk.

Tell-A-Friend: (email this page)

If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our Site, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. American Refugee Committee will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site. The American Refugee Committee stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email and does not possess the ability to send subsequent email. 

Links to Other Web Sites

This Privacy Statement applies only to this web site owned and operated by SHAQODOON.  Our web site may contain links to web sites that are not operated by SHAQODOON.  These links are provided as a service and do not imply any endorsement of the activities of these third-party web sites nor any association with their operators.  SHAQODOON does not control these web sites and is not responsible for their data practices.  We urge you to review the Privacy Statement posted on any web site you visit before using the web site or providing any personal information about yourself.

Opt Out

SHAQODOON’s site gives you the option of not receiving additional information from us. If you do not want to receive additional information, please uncheck the boxes at the point at which we request that information. This site has links to other Web sites whose privacy policies may differ from ours. SHAQODOON is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of other Web sites.

Questions and Concerns

Your privacy is very important to us. We rely on the generosity and trust of our supporters and want to make sure that your experience with SHAQODOON is as positive as possible. We do want to keep you updated on the situation of refugees and displaced people around the world, but not at the expense of any personal information concerns. If you have any concerns about the way SHAQODOON processes your personal information, please contact us by email at

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