Protection of personal data

Version 1.0. Effective January 1, 2023


About us

The purpose of this policy is to provide you with comprehensive and clear information about how we process your data, who we share it with, and what rights you have to protect your privacy. It is our duty to ensure that your data is processed safely and securely, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We are committed to protecting your privacy and will do our utmost to ensure that all data is handled in a responsible, secure, and transparent manner.

Your personal data will be collected and processed in accordance with the legislation of the European Union (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR) and the Republic of Lithuania (Personal Data Protection Law). For more information on the protection of personal data, please contact us:

Why do we process your personal data? 

Below you will find the information on what data we collect, for what purposes, on what basis, and for how long we keep it.

What legal basis do we use?

  • Legal obligation: the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law.
  • Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests, unless interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject.
  • Consent: you have given clear consent for you to process your personal data for a specific purpose.
  • Contract (if applicable): the processing is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.

Information you provide to us directly and the purposes for which it is used.

  • We are requesting your email address and a brief description of your situation to submit the application. At this stage, you do not need to provide full name information if it is not necessary.
  • To help you, we need more information about your case. We adhere to the principle of minimization and will only request what is necessary. The information you provide may be sensitive under the GDPR, so we ask for your clear consent to process it. We will permanently delete the information after providing help, unless we are required to store it according to Lithuanian law.
  • If you would like to support our organisation, you have the opportunity to do so. We store transaction information only for legal requirements and do not share it with any third parties. We use Stripe and Donorbox services for donations.
  • If you wish to attend our online or offline events, we will only collect your first name, last name, email address, and social media account. After the events, we may send emails related to the event's theme. If you do not wish to receive these emails, you have the right to object (see “Rights”).
  • To apply for our vacancy, you need to provide a CV and a motivation letter, as well as references and writing samples, if applicable. If we continue to work with you after reviewing your application, we will store your data for the required period in accordance with Lithuanian law. Otherwise, we will keep it for no more than 6 months.

Information we collect automatically and the purposes for which it is used.

  • We use analytics services to improve our website and measure traffic. For instance, we use Google Analytics and only obtain statistical anonymised data about our website visits. We set up trackers taking into account the principle of minimization. We cannot use this data to identify you personally, and we do not need to do so for our stated purpose. Information about the collection of this data can be found in Google Privacy Policy.

Generalized anonymized information

  • We can use anonymized information, such as generalized facts, case descriptions with names replaced, and other data, for:
    • Publishing on the website, in social networks
    • Disclosure to donors
    • Disclosure to the media

Child Privacy

Due to the nature of our organization, we may receive personal data of children when their legal representatives make a request or give their consent. In cases where it is not possible to obtain such consent, we may process the personal information of that child in the context of preventive or counselling services offered directly to the child, in accordance with Recital 38 of the GDPR.

We do not use children's data for marketing or analytical purposes.

For more information: 

To whom do we transfer your personal data? 

We guarantee that we will not share or disclose your personal data to anyone without your knowledge.

Who can be the recipients of your data:

  1. Partner organisations / individuals

After you consent, we may share your personal data with professionals who assist us with preparing complaints, researching national legislation, translating documents, and other matters related to your request, such as lawyers, NGOs, and translators.

We take all necessary steps to ensure that your data is protected. Any recipients to whom we may transfer your personal data will also take all necessary measures to protect your data, they will store it securely and will only use it to carry out their tasks on our behalf. We ensure that once the services have been provided, your data will be deleted by third parties.

1. Services and social media

NameDescriptionCompany informationPrivacy Policy
Donorbox, Donorbox CorporationWe use this service for donationsRebel Idealist, 601 King Street, Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314Please read the Privacy Policy
Stripe, Stripe Technology EuropeWe use this service for donationsThe One Building, 1, Lower Grand Canal Street, Dublin 2, IrelandPlease read the Privacy Policy
Dropbox, Dropbox, Inc.We use this service to organize work with documents333 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107, USA. Grounds for cross-border transfer: Standard contractual clauses.Please read the Privacy Policy
Google, Google LLC. 

We can use:


Google Drive to organize our work and store data,

Google Analytics to collect statistical data about our website visits,

Gmail to contact you

Google, Google Data Protection Office, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. Grounds for cross-border transfer: Standard contractual clauses.Please read the Privacy Policy 
DeepL, DeepL GmbH. We use this service to work with translationsMaarweg 165, 50825 Köln.Please read the Privacy Policy
Slack, Slack Technologies Limited.We use this service to organize work with documentsSlack Technologies Limited, 4th Floor, One Park Place, Hatch Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland.Please read the Privacy Policy
Zoom, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. We use this service to organize online events.

55 Almaden Blvd, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113. Grounds for cross-border transfer: Standard contractual clauses.


Please read the Privacy Policy

Depending on the communication method chosen, the data recipients can be:

WhatsApp, Telegram, Signal, Meta (Instagram or Facebook), Twitter.

2. Public authorities

We do not share personal information with public authorities unless it is required by Lithuanian law or necessary to fulfill your request. We never disclose your information in response to requests from public authorities in other countries.

In addition, our website may contain links to third party websites and plug-ins. We are not responsible for the content of these websites and you are advised to read the privacy policy of each website you visi

Do we use automatic decision-making?

Automated decision-making is the process of making decisions by automated means without any human involvement.

We do not make any exclusively automated decisions or engage in profiling.


A "cookie" is a small file that a website can transfer to your browser. Your browser stores it for a period of time and sends it back to the web server each time you reconnect.

Strictly necessary cookies:

These cookies are essential for your website to function properly. You can block them using your browser settings, but this may prevent you from using certain features on the website.

Preferences cookies:

These cookies allow a website to remember choices you have made in the past, like what language you prefer.

Statistics cookies:

These cookies collect information about how you use a website.

None of this information can be used to identify you.

It is all aggregated and, therefore, anonymized. Their sole purpose is to improve website functions.

What cookies do we use and why?

Name PurposePeriod
_gat_gtag_UAStatistics. To store a unique user ID1 minute
_gaStatistics. To store and count pageviews2 years
_gid Statistics. To store and count pageviews1 day
NotFirstVisitTo customize future visitssession
acceptCookieTo collect evidence of cookie acceptancesession


We use Google Analytics and only obtain statistical anonymised data about our website visits. We cannot use this data to identify you personally and we do not need to do so for our stated purpose. Information about the collection of this data can be found in Google Privacy Policy. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics, visit

If you don't like the idea of cookies or certain types of cookies, you can change your browser's settings to remove cookies. Browser makers provide help pages for the management of cookies in their products. See below for additional details:

Google Chrome

Internet Explorer

Mozilla Firefox

Microsoft Edge

Safari (Desktop)

Safari (Mobile)


Opera Mobile

What privacy-related rights you have?

Under European Union law, you have rights that you can exercise at any time by contacting us:

You have the right to:

  • access (more details). You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • rectification (more details). You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate.
  • erasure (more details). You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information.
  • restriction of processing (more details). You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information.
  • objection (more details). You have the right to object to the processing of information when we process it on the basis of our legitimate interest.
  • portability (more details). You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organisation to another, or give it to you.
  • lodging a complaint with the supervisory authority (State Data Protection Inspectorate).
  • withdrawal of consent to data processing.

Our contact details

VŠĮ "Gerbti - Saugoti - Realizuoti"

Laisvės pr. 60, LT-05103 Vilnius, Lithuania


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