Privacy Policy

Thru-Hike for Schools is a campaign handled by the Pais Movement. The processing of your personal data is carried out by Pais Movement, which is legally registered as Pais Global, Inc.

Pais Global, Inc. is a registered 501c-3 non-profit corporation registered in the United States under #45-5354013. Our registered address is:


1980 Stadium Oaks Ct., Suite 201
Arlington, Texas


To contact us with a question about your data, please email us at or write to us at our registered address – you have a right to ask us what data we have about you and we will comply within a reasonable timeframe to all such requests (commensurate with our office hours Mon-Wed).

Note that from time to time this policy may be amended and you should visit periodically in order to keep yourself up to date.


Thru-Hike for Schools does not use cookies to collect information about any individual. You should be aware though that some third parties, for example if you use a link to another website, may use cookies and you should familiarize yourself with their policy and with your browser’s cookie settings.


We may collect data about you in the following ways:

  • When you register a hike that you want to organize on our website;
  • When you choose to contact us using the contact form;
  • When you sign up to join an existing hike on our website.



We do not seek to receive information about you from third parties or from public sources of information. Nor do we seek to supplement our information about you from your interaction with our social media other than that strictly necessary to access it.


What information might we collect?

  • Name
  • Email address
  • The city and country where you would like to organize or join a hike.

The information we collect depends on what we need it for and your stated preferences. We only keep it for as long as needed, so if you unsubscribe we will remove your data. Note that there are statutory requirements which require us to keep certain data for set periods of time.


Under the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which came into force in May 2018, processing of data deemed to be sensitive must receive explicit permission for its usage. Thru-Hike for Schools does not require or ask for sensitive data. This does not apply to general supporters and separate arrangements are in place for members of staff and volunteers who require them for their role.


How we may use your data:

  • To provide you with information about the hikes that will be happening in 2020 (these will be in electronic form)
  • For processing and accounting of donations we receive from you
  • To put you in touch with the organizer of an existing hike if you choose to join one on our website
  • To put you in touch with people who want to join your hike if you registered one on our website


Who might we share information with and for what purpose?

  • Organizers of hikes, in case you choose to join a hike on our website
  • People who want to join your hike if you registered one on our website
  • MailChimp, a third party provider that we use for bulk emails. When you receive emails from us via MailChimp, you will also be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from the mailing list by clicking on a button on the bottom of the email.

We do not pass on any information to third parties other than these clearly defined partners for the purposes of the charity and its work. We never sell your information for any reason.


We do not handle credit/debit cards.


Please contact us if you want to unsubscribe or change your preferences relating to how we use your data or how you hear from us. You can do this:


If you have any complaint relating to the use by Thru-Hike for Schools of your personal data, please get in touch at our registered address. We are committed to investigating and dealing with your complaint as quickly and as sensitively as possible.