Wayfinders Circle Website

The Wayfinders Circle Website (this “Website”) is a project of The Pawanka Fund, The World Union of Indigenous Spiritual Practitioners (“WUISP”), and Nia Tero Foundation (“Nia Tero”) as initial conveners (the “Conveners” and “we”, “our” or “us”) in connection with The Wayfinders Circle (the “Wayfinders Circle”), a network dedicated to unleashing the transformative potential of Indigenous lifeways, inspiring all people to re-imagine development, conservation and the way they relate to each other and to Mother Earth.

Nia Tero is a US-based non-profit working in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and movements worldwide. Nia Tero provides lasting support to Indigenous peoples to protect their homelands from colonization and destruction, and shares Indigenous methods of care for the land with non-Indigenous communities. Nia Tero understands guardianship as Indigenous peoples’ right, capacity, and acceptance of responsibility to sustain vital natural systems within their collective territories.

The Pawanka Fund—which is an Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning Initiative—is committed to the concept of intercultural philanthropy, based on ancestral practices of solidarity and reciprocity of Indigenous Peoples. Intercultural Philanthropy builds from the knowledge that Indigenous Peoples have our own learning processes, systems of knowledge and ways to integrate new information, values, and interpretations and to share them with younger generations.

WUISP is an open voluntary alliance of Indigenous spiritual practitioners, shamans, healers, sacred sites guardians, cultural activists, holders of traditional Indigenous knowledge and values, Indigenous organizations and clans committed to working together with the common goal of achieving the mission and vision for protection of Mother Earth and strengthening of pristine ties human-nature- culture for the survival and wellbeing of generations to come.

Wayfinders Circle is a joint initiative of the Conveners for the purpose of amplifying Indigenous leadership that manifests a time-tested understanding of human responsibility to Mother Earth and to inspire strong courage for transformative actions to protect Mother Earth and the wellbeing of all life. To accomplish this joint purpose, we collect and process personal information.
This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about our policies and procedures regarding the collection, use, and storage of personal information we receive from users of our website found at (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy applies to all users of our Website. By using our Website, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood the terms of this Privacy Policy. Please do not use our Website if you do not accept our Privacy Policy.

1. What types of information do we collect?

We collect different types of information when you use our Website or that you give us in any other way. You may choose not to provide certain information, but you may not be able to take advantage of the Website services and features.

• Personal information. We may collect “personal information” from you when you submit forms available on our Website. For purposes of this Privacy Policy, personal information is information that that could reasonably be used to identify you, such as your name, postal address, email address, phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with that information. Personal information does not include technical information about your device or browser, such as unique device identifiers, randomly assigned unique identifiers in cookies, mobile device name, timestamp, IP addresses, installed plug-ins or fonts, device type, operating system (“OS”) version, or similar data.

• Anonymous information. We may collect “anonymous information” from you when you use our Website. Anonymous information is information that does not identify you directly, and may include, for example, statistical information concerning how you and other general users use our Site or information that is linked to a cookie ID or other ID that is not paired in our records with your name, phone number, or email address.

• Automatic information. We may automatically collect certain information about your device when you use our Website, such as the type of access device you use to view the Website, your Web browser type and OS, your internet protocol (“IP”) address and information regarding the content you view, length of time you spend on the Website, and features you access on the Website, cookies, analytical tools, or other technologies. The use of cookies is described below.


2. How and when do we use your collected information?

The privacy and protection of your information is important to us. The information we collect is used to better tailor the features, performance, and support of our services and Website. We also screen submitted forms for potential risk, spam, or fraud.

We use your contact information, such as your email address, to send alerts, newsletters, bulletins, e-announcements, and other communications concerning us, our services, or related notifications. You may choose not to receive these types of communications, as discussed below in the Opt-Out section.

3. Who can access your collected information?

With the exception of vendors providing hosting, database management, and development services related to the operation of this Website, we do not share, disclose, sell, rent, or otherwise provide personal information to third parties for the marketing of their own products or services.

We may share your information pursuant to valid legal process, such as for law enforcement purposes or to in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our Terms and Conditions of Use or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other Website users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.

4. How can you opt-out of communications or change/remove your information?

• Opt-Out of Electronic Communications. If you receive alerts, invitations, or other electronic communications, we will provide you with the ability to opt-out of receiving these communications. Instructions for opting-out will be provided either (a) with each such communication, or (b) in a prominent location on our Website.

• Cookies. Cookies are small data files that are stored on your device from our Website server so that our Website server can identify your browser software when you visit the Website. If you do not wish to receive cookies through our Website, you can change the settings on your browser to notify you before you receive new cookies or to refuse to accept cookies.

5. What are the methods we use to protect your information?

We use security software to protect the confidentiality of your personal information. Our business practices are reviewed periodically for compliance with policies and procedures that govern the security and confidentiality of our information. Our business practices limit employee access to your personal information, and limit the use and disclosure of such information to authorized persons. Please be advised, however, that no data transmission or storage can be completely secure. While we take all reasonable measures to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us.

6. How do we protect children’s privacy?

No part of our Website is directed to anyone under the age of 13. We do not seek to collect or maintain information from those we know are under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you may use this Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. If we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under 13, we will either (a) delete this information from our databases in accordance with our deletion procedures; or (b) obtain verifiable parental consent in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.

7. How do we notify you of changes to this Privacy Policy?

We may from time to time update this Privacy Policy. If such changes are made to this Privacy Policy, we will give you notice of such changes by posting the updated version of the Privacy Policy on our Website. Your use of our Website following any such change constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the Privacy Policy, as amended. If new Privacy Policy terms materially affect only users that have subscribed to our Website, those users will be notified and required to affirmatively accept such new terms.

8. How do you provide consent to the collection and use or your information?

By using our Website, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.

9. How can you contact us?

If you have comments or questions about this Privacy Policy, or you would like to access, change, or remove personal information you provided to us via our Website, please contact us at the contact form