Privacy & Cookie policy

1. Introduction

1.1 Afghanistan and Central Asian Association ("We", "Our", "Us") are committed to safeguarding and respecting the privacy of our website visitors. This policy (together with our terms of use and any documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

1.2 By visiting and using our website you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

2. Collecting personal information

Information we collect about you. With regard to each of your visits to our site we will automatically collect information including (without limitation) the following:

3. Using personal information

3.1 Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

3.2 Information we collect about you. We will use your personal information for analytic purposes.

3.3 Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on our website, although it may affect functionality, and you may adjust the privacy controls on the internet browser that you use to access our website.

3.4 We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.

4. Disclosing personal information

4.1 You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:-

4.2 We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

5. International data transfers

5.1 Information that we collect will be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. It will also be processed by staff engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services. Information that we collect may be transferred to and stored at (including but not limited to) the following countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area: the United States of America, Chile, Taiwan and Singapore. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

5.2 Unfortunately the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access.

6. Access to Information

The Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) (GDPR) (collectively, the Act) gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access requests will be subject to the payment of a fee, to be determined on a case by case basis at our sole discretion, to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you and the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity. For this purpose, we will usually accept a certified copy of your passport and a certified copy of a utility bill dated within the last 3 months showing your current address.

7. Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website. Please check this page occasionally to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

8. Cookies

8.1. Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

8.2 By continuing to browse our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

8.3 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

8.4 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

8.5 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

8.6 Cookies can be used by web servers to identify and track users as they navigate different pages on a website and identify users returning to a website.

9. Our cookies

9.1 We only use session cookies.

9.2 The names of the cookies that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below. We use a session cookie to:

10. Analytics cookies

10.1 We use Google Analytics to gather and analyse traffic which accesses our website.

10.2 Our analytics service provider generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies.

10.3 The analytics cookies used by our website have the following names: _ga, _gat, _gid, __utma, __utmt, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz and __utmv.

10.4 The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website.

10.5 Our analytics service provider's privacy policy is available at:

11. Third party cookies

11.1 Our website also uses third party cookies over which we have no control.

11.2 You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser by visiting: You can also opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie using those settings or using the NAI's (Network Advertising Initiative's) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: However, these opt-out mechanisms themselves use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained.

To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you may wish to consider using the Google browser plug-in available at:

12. Blocking cookies

12.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

12.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

12.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

13. Deleting cookies

13.1 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

13.2 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

14. Our details

You can contact us by email using