Privacy Policy

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Who we are:

AfricaFactsZone (africafactszone.com) is keen on data security as we are well aware that our users (you) care about how personal information is used. Hosted on a high-performing dedicated server, we assure you that all our customer information is held confidential. We never sell our customer list or our customer information.

Our website address is: https://africafactszone.com/

The Personal data we collect and why we collect it:

AfricaFactsZone collects data from our site visitors. Data collected such as name, email address, social media handles, mailing address is collected for the sole purpose of providing best services to our visitors and to update them of the improvements to our services. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to:

  • Email address.
  • First name and last name.

When visitors leave comments on AfricaFactsZone, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

How we use personal data:

AfricaFactsZone uses the collected personal data for various purposes:

  • To notify you about changes to our services.
  • To provide customer support.
  • To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our services.

Cookies:

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Legal basis for collecting and processing personal data:

AfricaFactsZone legal basis for collecting and using the personal data described in this Data Protection Privacy Policy depends on the personal data we collect and the specific context in which we collect the information:

  • You have given My Company permission to do so.
  • Processing your personal data is in AfricaFactsZone’s legitimate interests.
  • AfricaFactsZone complies with the law.

Retention of personal data:

AfricaFactsZone will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Data Protection Policy.

We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our policies.

Comments:

If you leave a comment on AfricaFactsZone, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

What rights you have over your data:

We will send sports updates, via mail, email or voice broadcast, from time to time, to our visitors who have expressed interest and requested such information. As a visitor, you can always opt out from receiving such offers/ notifications by following the opt out link on the specific communication or by contacting AfricaFactsZone directly.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. If you wish to be informed what personal data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.

In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the information we have on you
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to object
  • The right of restriction
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Disclosure to Third Parties:

We do not share or sell your personal information to third parties.

We disclose information only in the following cases:

  • As required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena or a similar legal process.

when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud, or to respond to a government request

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice through our website of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information to any other third party with your prior consent to do so.

Security – How we protect your data:

The security of your personal information is important to us. We take commercially reasonable measures and follow generally accepted standards to protect the information you provide us, both during transmission and once we receive it. For example, the information you provide is transmitted via encryption using technologies such as secure socket layer technology (SSL).

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information.

Really Simple SSL and Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personally identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or the usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.

Privacy Statement Updates:

We may update this privacy statement to reflect changes to our website as it pertains to the information collected from you and our use of it.

If the change impacts how we use or handle information collected from you, AfricaFactsZone will email you and/or your , or post a notice where you first access this app prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on AfricaFactsZone privacy practices.

Breach Notification:

In this section, we’ll explain to you what procedures we have in place to deal with data breaches, either potential or real, such as internal reporting systems, contact mechanisms, or bug bounties.

If by any time AfricaFactsZone experiences a breach that results in the acquisition of your personal data by a third party, we will notify you within 72 hours.

What third parties we receive data from – dealing with third party data:

Google, as a third-party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on AfricaFactsZone. Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to AfricaFactsZone.com and other sites on the Internet. Website visitors may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at the following URL – http://www.google.com/privacy_ads.html.

Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site.

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on AfricaFactsZone.com directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see.

It is pertinent to note that AfricaFactsZone.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt out of certain practices. AfricaFactsZone privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or websites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Newsletter:

If you have signed up for our newsletter you may receive emails from us. This includes but not limited to transactional emails and marketing emails. AfricaFactsZone will only send emails which you have explicitly or implicitly (registration, product purchase etc.) signed up to.

On signup we collect your email address, your name, your current IP address and timestamp of signup, your IP address and timestamp when you have confirmed your subscription and the current web address were you sign up. We send our emails via a service called sendgrid. Once you get an email from us we track if you open the email in your email client, if you click a link in the email and your current IP address.

Log Files

Like many other Web sites, we makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Demographics and Interests Reporting:

We along with third-party vendors, such as Google use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) or other third-party identifiers together to compile data regarding user interactions with ad impressions, and other ad service functions as they relate to our website.

Opting out:

Users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising initiative opt-out page or permanently using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add-on.

Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Ad Companies to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. They serve content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First-party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioural advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting.

Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons and other similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and to target and optimize advertising.

Each internet browser has functionality so that you can block both first and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to receive notifications of new cookies, how to disable existing cookies and how to clear your browser’s cache. For more information about cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information at All About Cookies.

Without cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Website content and features. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean that you will no longer see ads when you visit our Site. In the event you opt out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Feel free to contact us using our contact page if you have questions concerning this Privacy Policy.

 

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