Privacy Policy

Your Privacy is Important to Us

Let’s cover the legal stuff!

This privacy policy discloses the privacy practices for This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by this website.


It will notify you of the following:


  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What third-party services we use to optimize our websites and services.
  • What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.
  • The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

Operation Groundswell collects information from you by asking you to provide personal information such as your email address when you subscribe to our mailing list or request more information about our programs. We also collect personal information such as your name, age, address, email, and phone number where required, when you apply for and/or are accepted to a program. We collect this information so that we can provide the services and information that you request.


We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via our application form, program inquiry request, email, and/or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent your information to anybody. We wouldn’t even know how.


We will simply use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request (i.e. to process a payment, which can be done via PayPal).


Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about new programs, deadlines, news about ethical travel, or changes to this privacy policy.

Cookies of Third-Party Providers

We use the services of other companies to optimize our website for your perusal. Here’s an overview of the services we use:


a) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, text files stored on your computer, to help us analyze how you and other users engage with our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services relating to website activity.


Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site by clicking here.


b) Facebook Conversion Tracking Cookies
We also use a technology called Facebook Conversion Tracking. This allows us to track those visitors who have been referred through a Facebook page, application, or advertisement and then contacted us through this website within a 30-day period.
We will share information regarding your visit to our website with Facebook but this will not include any information specific to your application or other personal information. Facebook will use this information to monitor on our behalf the effectiveness of our campaigns.


The information we share with Facebook will only be used in accordance with Facebook’s data use policy. Facebook Conversion Tracking may also enable us to serve ads on and off Facebook.


Please click here if you would like to revoke your permission.

Your Access to and Control Over Information

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by calling us at 1-888-422-0164 or emailing us at


  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.


Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as your address, email, or payment details), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.


Please note however that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we take all steps to ensure the safety of your data, we cannot ensure the security of information you transmit to us over the Internet.


While we use encryption to help protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline.


Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.


Our Privacy Policy may change occasionally (but not often) and all updates will be posted on this page.

If you have any questions or feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, please get in touch by calling us at 1-888-422-0164 or emailing