The terms “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to Africode. (DBA Africode) (the “Company”). The term “Site” refers to www.africode.org. The term “User,” “you” and “your” refers to site visitors, customers and any other users of the site.
Personal Identifying Information (“PII”)
PII means information about you that specifically identifies you. This includes the following types of information: your name, physical address, email address, telephone numbers, and demographic information (e.g. date of birth, age, gender)
Non-Personal Identifying Information
We may collect non-personal identifiable information (“NII”) about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.
How We Collect Your Information
We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, a name and an email address.
Communication Through Comments
Web Browser Cookies
Our Site may use ‘cookies’ to enhance User experience. A cookie is a small piece of data or text stored in your computer or mobile device by your web browser. Your web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. You may manage how your browser handles cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. Browsers are different, so refer to instructions related to your browser to learn about cookie-related and other privacy and security settings that may be available.
We follow the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Our website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect PII from a child under the age of 13. Please contact us if your child has provided personal information to us and we will delete the information. If we discover on our own that a child under 13 has been accessing our website, we will delete this information soon after we discover it.
How We Use Collected Information
We will use this information to:
operate, maintain and improve the Site and our services;
provide you with interest-based communication, offers, and promotions for products and services from us;
respond to your comments, questions and requests and provide customer service;
perform analytics and conduct consumer research;
send you reminders, security alerts, technical notices, updates, support and administrative messages, service bulletins, marketing messages, and requested information; and
provide news and information we think will be of interest to you.
How We Protect Your Information
We adopt appropriate and industry-standard encryption data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site. However, no method is transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
While Africode makes every effort to protect your personal information shared through www.africode.org, you acknowledge that the personal information you voluntarily share through www.africode.org could be accessed or tampered with by a third party. You agree that Africode is not responsible for any intercepted information shared through Africode without its knowledge and permission. Additionally, you release Africode from any and all claims arising out of or related to the use of such intercepted information in any unauthorized manner.
Sharing Your Personal Information
We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others for marketing purposes. We may provide your PII to vendors, business partners, and trusted affiliates under the following who provide services with regards to our website (such as payment processors, shipping companies, United States Postal Service and other service providers) or with whom we jointly offer products and services.
We may be legally required to disclose your PII if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of our Terms and Conditions; (d) necessary to combat fraud or criminal activity, to protect our rights or those of our affiliates, users, and business partners; (e) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties, including you and/or other visitors; and (f) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of our company, users and employees.
Third Party Websites
Managing Your Personal Information
You can access, update and delete your PII you provided to us or by managing this information through an online account (if you have one) or by sending us an email at email@example.com. You may choose not to receive e-mails from us by following the instructions contained in any of the e-mails we send or through the unsubscribe link at the footer of all e-mail communications. We manage e-mail lists through a list management system. Unsubscribing from one list managed by us will not necessarily remove you from all publication email lists. We may still e-mail you non-commercial emails related to your account and your transactions on the Site.
We will retain your PII for as long as needed to provide you services and to maintain a record of your transactions for financial reporting purposes. Your information may be retained in electronic form, paper form, or a combination of both. When your information is no longer needed, we will destroy, delete, or erase it. If you have questions or are experiencing problems unsubscribing, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Updated October 15, 2018