Policy

Data Protection Policy for Afripedia

How we handle your personal data at Afripedia

For Afripedia personal integrity is vital. We always process your data according to applicable data protection law. Afripedia may from time to time change this Policy. We recommend that you re-visit this Policy from time to time to learn of any such changes to this Policy.

In this Data Protection Policy you can learn (i) what personal data we handle, (ii) why we handle your personal data, (iii) to whom and why we share your personal data, (iv) for how long we save your personal data, (v) your rights when it comes to accessing your personal data and (vi) where you can turn with any comments or questions regarding your personal data.

(i) What personal data does Afripedia handle?

The personal data we process consists of the data that you provide us with while signing up as a member. To create an account, you need to provide data including your name, date of birth, email address and a password. Once you have become a member, you can further choose to upload photos, videos and provide information about yourself such as a biography, where you live, work title and experience and contact information.

Furthermore, we log usage data when you visit our website and use our services such as when you click on content. This consists of information about your IP address and pseudonymous identifiers such as device identification. When you visit or leave our website, we receive the URL of both the site you came from and the one you go to next.

Afripedia services are typically intended for general audiences. Afripedia does not knowingly collect information of children without the consent of their parents or guardians.

(ii) For what purpose does Afripedia handle personal data?
The overall purpose for Afripedia to collect process and hold personal data is in order to provide and administer the service we offer you. To be able to offer you our service we handle personal data for the following purposes: (i) to check and verify your identity and (ii) to monitor and analyze how you use our website in order to improve our products, services and channels.

(iii) To whom and why does Afripedia share your personal data?
We may share your personal data if we have your consent to do so. Some services may allow you to share your personal data with other users of the service or with other services and their users. Please consider carefully before disclosing any personal data or other information that might be accessible to other users.

We may share your personal data with authorized third parties who process personal data for Afripedia for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include for example providing services including customer service, managing and analysing consumer data, conducting research and managing marketing and other such campaigns.

We may conduct joint marketing and other communications with our partners.

These authorized third parties are not permitted to use your personal data for any other purposes. We bind them contractually, require them to act consistently with this Policy and to use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

Third-Party services and content

Our Services may include integrated content or links to content provided by third parties, such as social media. This Privacy Policy does not address the third parties that provide such content.

(iv) For how long does Afripedia save your personal data?
Afripedia will save your personal data for as long as you choose to have an account at our website. You can choose to cancel your account which will make your personal data stop being visible to others. If you cancel your account, we delete all account information within 30 days.

(v) Rights to access and control of your personal data
Afripedia provides the following choices about the way we handle your data:

Delete data: You can ask us to erase or delete all or some of your personal data (this may affect our ability to provide our services to you).

Change or Correct Data: You can edit some of your personal data through your account. You can also ask us to change, update or fix your data in certain cases, particularly if it’s inaccurate

Object to, or Limit or Restrict, Use of Data: You can ask us to stop using all or some of your personal data.

Right to Access and/or Take Your Data: You can ask us for a copy of your personal data.

Requests can be made by using the contact information provided below

Security
We implement security safeguards designed to protect your data. We regularly monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks. However, we cannot warrant the security of any information that you send us. There is no guarantee that data may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.

Lawful bases for processing
We will only collect and process personal data about you where we have lawful bases. Lawful bases include:

Consent, when we process data based on consent, we will ask for your explicit consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time, but that will not affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data prior to such withdrawal.

Contract, when we rely on contract, we will ask that you agree to the processing of personal data that is necessary for entering into or performance of your contract with us. You can read about our service terms here (https://beta.afripedia.com/page/terms-of-service).

“Legitimate interests”, we will rely on legitimate interests as a basis for data processing where your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not override the processing of your data. Further information or specification of our legitimate interests may be provided in the Service Terms applicable to the service.

(vi) Contact information
If you have any questions or complaints regarding this policy, please contact us on the contact information provided below. Residents in countries in European Union, European Economic area and Switzerland may also have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority, for a full list of DPAs visit: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en

Contact information to our Data Protection Officer:

Afripedias Data protection Officer: Teddy Goitom  contact us at info@afripedia.com