Please find answers to the most common questions here. Very often we get questions with a focus on applications and the foundation’s activities. We are adding new questions and answers continuously but have limited capacity to answer questions via email promptly.
When are decisions made about applications?
It is possible to submit “Letters of Inquiry” throughout the year by using the form. Due to a restructuring of the fund, the upcoming decisions will be taken in February 2019. The foundation has a very limited operating capacity therefore decision making are focused within a time period.
How does the application process work?
The first step is to fill in the form or a “Letter of Inquiry”. Then a first assessment of the project or organization is made and if its appropriate to receive support from Rights Now. The next step is a larger application documentation sent to the contact person that is representing the organization. When returned to Rights Now, it becomes the actual application being decided on by the board.
When are notices concerning decisions sent out ?
As soon as a decision is made. Due to a restructuring of the fund, the upcoming decisions will be taken in February 2019. Important: The contact information on the application must be correct.
Can the same organization make multiple applications?
Yes, but it requires that each project is initially described in a separate form – “Letter of Inquiry” . One form is required per project, even if it is the same organization that is seeking support.
Can I send a request for grants via e-mail? No, we do not accept applications or other forms of requests for grants sent to Rights Now via e-mail. Your best chance to receive support from the foundation is to use the application form.
Do Rights Now have geographical limitations for projects?
No, Rights Now supports projects worldwide. The important factor is that the project or activity makes a positive difference in human’s lives and that it is in line with Rights Now’s criteria for receiving support.
We have a project that isn’t active yet – can we apply for support?
Yes of course! Often we are supporting groundbreaking and innovative efforts. The important factor is that the project is going to be manifested and makes a difference for humans according to Rights Nows criteria.
1.1 Rights Now Foundation, (hereinafter “Rights Now Foundation”) is personally responsible and processes personal data relating to physical persons communicating and sharing personal information with Rights Now Foundation via digital channels (e.g. website and email).
1.2 Rights Now Foundation shall handle personal information correctly and in accordance with applicable laws and rules for data protection. Rights Now Foundation is open with why and in what manner the personal data will be processed.
2. PERSONAL DATA TO BE STORED
2.1 Personal data that may be processed and stored when the user communicates with Rights Now Foundation via website or email include, for example:
• postal address and E-mail address
• IP address
• phone numbers
• organizational information
• personal information that might appear in the project description submitted.
3. WHAT PERSONAL DATA IS USED FOR
The following explains the purpose of processing personal data.
3.1 Rights Now Foundation processes personal information in order to for example review and follow up applications for grants through the website. Other purposes may be to communicate or track previous contacts with the applicant or stakeholders who actively chose to contact Rights Now Foundation. The data will not be shared to third parties or used for other purposes that the applicant has not clearly chosen and accepted to take part of.
3.2 The communication between the website visitor and Rights Now Foundation contains a consent clause whereby the applicant may voluntarily consent to Rights Now Foundation processing the registered personal data for the purposes stated above. This consent may be revoked by the applicant.
4.1 Rights Now Foundation will ensure that appropriate technical and organizational security measures are taken to protect personal data against abuse, destruction and loss through accident or unauthorized disclosure. If Rights Now Foundation employs a third party to provide Rights Now Foundation with services that include the processing of personal data Rights Now Foundation will ensure that such partners apply appropriate security measures and treat only personal data as Rights Now Foundation has approved.
4.2 When transferring information via the internet, security can never be guaranteed. Although Rights Now Foundation implements security measures for the protection of personal data, Rights Now Foundation cannot guarantee absolute security for information that the applicant transfers to the Rights Now Foundation website. All data transfer is therefore carried out on the applicant’s own risk. Once Rights Now Foundation has received information, Rights Now Foundation will apply strict procedures and security measures to prevent unauthorized access.
5. THE USER RIGHTS
5.1 Right of registration, correction and opposition
5.1.1 The applicant is entitled to request registry exemption free of charge for the personal data processing performed by Rights Now Foundation. The applicant also has the right to request correction of incorrect data.
5.2 Disposal and right of deletion
5.2.1 The applicant´s data will not be retained for longer than is necessary for the purpose of the processing and Rights Now Foundation will otherwise disidentify personal data in accordance with applicable law.
5.2.2 The applicant also has the right to require deletion of incorrect data and when processing of personal data is no longer necessary.
5.3 Right to data portability 6.4.1 The applicant has the right to request personal data in a structured, widely used and machine-readable format for the information that the applicant herself has provided.
5.4 Exercise of rights
5.4.1 If the applicant wishes to avail herself of one or more of his rights as described above, the applicant may direct such request to Rights Now Foundation. Contact details can be found below.
5.4.2 Rights Now Foundation will promptly process a request from the applicant. If Rights Now Foundation does not intend to grant a request in whole or in part, the applicant will be informed accordingly and the reasons for the decision.
6. COMPETENT AUTHORITY
6.1 In the event that the applicant is dissatisfied with Rights Now Foundation processing of personal data or decision regarding a request in accordance with the above, complaints may be made to Datainspektionen in Sweden, Datenschutzstelle in Liechtenstein or other applicable authority.