Privacy Policy of Teach For Bulgaria

Teach For Bulgaria’s privacy policy explains how we collect and process your personal data. Personal data is any information which identifies you or can be used to identify you (in combination with additional information). This includes the information you share with us, what we learn from you. It also includes your preferences about the marketing messages we send you. This policy explains how we process your personal data, what your rights are, and what your legal protection is. 

We guarantee that we use your personal data in compliance with all applicable laws. This policy explains:

  • What information about you Teach For Bulgaria collects;
  • How we use this information;
  • Do we disclose your information to third parties;
  • Your preferences about the information you provide;
  • How we use cookies to provide services or to improve your user experience on our website. 

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or cookies, please contact us. 

Who are we?

We are Teach For Bulgaria Foundation, BULSTAT United Identification Code BG 175935973, Sofia, 23 Tsarigradsko Shose Boulevard.

You can email us at or call +359(0)29880688.

When we refer to our website we mean

What personal data do we collect?

We collect personal data in the following ways:

Personal data you share with us. For example, when you apply to join our program, when you register for an event hosted or co-organized by us, when you make a donation, when you communicate with us on social media, by email, or by phone, or in some other way. When you register with us or you contact us via a pop-up contact form on our website we request personal information such as your name, email address and phone number. This information is stored with your profile in our contacts database. 

Third party information. Like most organizations we can see which browser you use, your IP address and operating system. We can use this information to improve our services. According to the legislation on personal data protection, some personal data categories are more sensitive than others. This is the so-called “sensitive personal data” which includes information about your health status, race or ethnicity, religion, and political views (please, note that this is a non-exhaustive list). We collect sensitive personal data only when there are clear reasons for it. For example, when someone applies for our program and we have to be informed about any reasonable adjustments we should make in our selection process. We can also use this information about monitoring purposes after the necessary proportionality test. 

We can also collect sensitive personal data, if you publish this information yourself or if you tell us about your experience in the program or while you were a student. If this is the case, we’ll always notify you when we collect this information, which categories of sensitive data we collect and why.

What cookies do we use?

Our website,, uses cookies in order to make it easier to explore and improve its functionality and optimization according to your preferences. Many cookies contain unique identifiers which allow our website to differentiate your browser from other internet browsers which contain other cookies. By using cookies Teach For Bulgaria can provide more user-friendly services which would not be possible otherwise, e.g. not having to enter access data every time you try to access our website. 

You can prevent new cookies from being installed or block them by going to your browser settings menu and disabling some or all cookies. Any cookies you’ve saved in the past can be deleted from your browser or other software programs at any time. If you decide to deactivate all cookies, not all functionalities of our website will work. 

Please note that there are some essential cookies which cannot be disabled, if you’d like to use our website.

How do we use your personal data (legal grounds for processing)?

The processing of your personal data depends on the reason or reasons you need to contact us. The legal grounds we use to process your personal data are:

Contractual obligations. 

The processing of your personal data is often necessary when you enter into a contract with Teach For Bulgaria or when we work under the stipulations of an already existing contract or agreement between you and Teach For Bulgaria. If, for example, you join our program, we’d have to use your personal data in order to provide the services we offer. 


In some cases we rely on your explicit consent to use your personal data. This legal ground is most often used when we send marketing information to you or when we need to share your personal data with some of our partners (“third party”) for our purposes. 

Legitimate interests. 

When we process your donations in support of Teach For Bulgaria, when we process your personal data for our internal administrative purposes and for the improvement of our selection process, or when we need to take certain steps for the security protection of Teach For Bulgaria’s network, we rely on the legal ground of legitimate interests. In these cases we have legitimate organizational interests to process your personal data.  

Legal basis.

All cases in which we process your personal data in compliance with any legal obligations of Teach For Bulgaria. 

Marketing information.

We can guarantee that you receive only the specific amount of information about Teach For Bulgaria that you’ve requested. We’d also like to get in touch with you in the most convenient and acceptable way for you. It is important for you to understand that your preferences are only valid for the marketing information you receive from us. If you are part of our program, for example, we can get in touch with you in any way we find appropriate in order to ensure that your participation in the program is going as expected. This type of communication is administrative and is not determined by your preferences. 

Email marketing.

If you give us your explicit consent and your email address, we can get in touch with you for marketing purposes via email. If you subscribe to a newsletter, you give us the right to use your email address for our email marketing purposes. 

It is entirely up to you to decide whether you’d like to receive marketing messages from us. They would include information about our work, the work of our partners (third parties), information about fundraising, or guidelines on how to join our program. 

You can change your preferences at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the end of each email. You can also change your contact preferences at any time (including telling us that you do not want us to contact you for marketing purposes) by emailing us at

Who do we share your personal data with?

Teach For Bulgaria Foundation can share your data with third parties under the following circumstances:

To related companies and service providers in order to provide products and services you’ve requested from us. This includes, for example, schools and universities we work with in order to provide initial training and qualification to our teachers. This is part of Teach For Bulgaria’s program. 

To third parties

Who provide services and process data. This includes trusted partners who work with us to provide information and marketing services to Teach For Bulgaria Foundation. This depends on your marketing preferences and our internal policies and procedures. We demand such third parties to keep our requirements and legal obligations for personal data protection. We conclude contracts and additional agreements about data processing with third parties who process personal data and we monitor their activity to make sure they adhere to Teach For Bulgaria’s policies and procedures. 

When we have an obligation to disclose your personal data in order to keep a legal obligation (a request by the police, for example), exercise our rights, or defend Teach For Bulgaria’s interests (if we are suspected of fraud, for example). 

Teach For Bulgaria Foundation will not share, sell, or exchange your personal data with third parties for the purposes of their own marketing unless you have given us permission to do so. 

Children under 18 years of age. Children and young people under 18 years of age are at the core of Teach For Bulgaria’s mission and we take their rights very seriously. This is why we are determined to protect the privacy of children and young people we reach through our programs, events, and partner schools. 

How long do we store your personal data?

We store your personal data just as long as it is necessary for the purposes we’ve collected the information, including legal, accounting, or reporting purposes.

In order to determine the appropriate duration of that period we take into consideration:

The volume, nature, and sensitivity of your personal data,

Any potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data,

The purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can accomplish these purposes in other ways,

Applicable legal requirements. 

Your rights

The General Data Protection Regulation grants you a specific set of rights you can exercise when we process your personal data. More specifically, you have:

– The right to receive a copy of the information that we store   

You can request a copy of the personal data we store by sending an email to

We’ll try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. This can sometimes take more than a month, in which case we’ll notify you. 

– The right to inform us if the information we store is inaccurate  

You have the right to question any information about you that we store, if you think it is false or incomplete. Please contact us via email at, if you’d like to inform us about that and we’ll take any reasonable steps to check the accuracy of the information and, if necessary, correct it. 

–  The right to inform us that you’d like us to stop using your personal data

You have the right to:

Object against us using your personal data;

Or ask us to delete your personal data;

Or demand more limited processing of your personal data;

Or ask us to stop using your personal data, if we don’t have to (also known as the right to be forgotten).

There may be some legal grounds which would require us to keep or continue using your data. We’ll inform you of any of those legal grounds when you exercise any of your above-mentioned rights. 

–    The right to withdraw your consent 

You can withdraw your consent regarding us using your personal data at any moment. Please contact us via email at, if you’d like to withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services. 

Filing a complaint

Please let us know if you’re not satisfied with the way we’ve used your personal data via email at

You also have the right to file a complaint with the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection. Address: 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd., Sofia 1592; tel. +359 2 91 53 518; fax: +359 2 91 53 525; email address:; website:

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update this privacy policy at any time. Please revisit this page periodically to see any changes. We’ll inform you of any considerable changes in the way we use your personal data by placing a noticeable notification on our website and by sending an email to those affected by the changes. If you continue using our website and services, we’ll assume you’ve been informed of these changes.