At AfryCulture Org, our relationship with you is our most valuable asset. We understand and appreciate that you are trusting us with your information, and as such, we are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use it.
STATEMENT OF COVERAGE"Personal information" is information that you provide to us that personally identifies you, such as your name, email address, phone number, etc. or other data which can be reasonably linked to such information by AfryCulture Org.
INFORMATION COLLECTION AND USEGENERAL: AfryCulture Org may collect and store information about you when you register with us, when you use our services or when you visit our website pages. AfryCulture Org uses this information for the following general purposes: improving our services, developing new services, customizing the advertising and content you see, fulfilling your service requests, conducting research and contacting you.
REGISTRATION: Upon registering with AfryCulture Org, information such as your full name, e-mail address, birth date, gender, phone number and Location will be requested. You are not anonymous to us when you register with AfryCulture Org and sign in to our services.
SITE ACCESS & ACTIVITY: AfryCulture Org automatically collects and records certain information from the computer, mobile phone, or other device you use to access the Site, including your AfryCulture Org cookie information, IP address, browser type, browser language, the Web pages you request, and the date and time of your request.
AfryCulture Org receives data about you whenever you interact with our Sites. Such as when you look at another person's profile, send someone a message, search for a topic, person or page. When you post things like photos or videos on the Site, we may also receive additional related data (or metadata), such as the time, date, and place you took the photo or video.
PUBLIC CONTENT: Your reviews, comments, questions and answers, posts, followers, groups, topics and users you follow, profile information (including your name), and any other information that you post to the Site are meant for public consumption. We may display this content on the Site, collect and store it, and further distribute it to a wider audience through third party sites and services. Please also keep in mind that whenever you voluntarily make other personal information (e.g. your home address) available online for viewing by third parties by posting it on the Site that information is public and can be seen, collected and used by others besides us. AfryCulture Org cannot be responsible for any unauthorized third party use of such information.
OTHER USERS: We receive information about you from other users through their use of the Site, such as when they follow you, comment on your posts, ask you questions, mention you, or send you messages.
LOCATION: We may collect and store information about your location if you enable your computer or mobile device to send us location information. You may be able to change the settings on your computer or mobile device to prevent it from providing us with such information.
CONTACTS: When you invite your friends to join the Site by providing their contact information or allowing us to use your address book from your computer, mobile device, or other sites, AfryCulture Org may use and store your friends' contact information long enough to process your requests.
MESSAGES: If you exchange messages with others through the Site, we may store these messages in order to deliver them and allow you to manage them. If you send information from the Site to your phone via SMS text message, we may log your phone number, phone carrier, and the date and time that the message was processed. Carriers may charge recipients for texts that they receive. When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
Please also note that the messages you send or receive using the Site are only private to the extent that you and the sender/recipient keep them private. For example, AfryCulture Org does not have any control over whether a recipient of one of your personal messages publicly reposts it or its contents.
You can also connect your AfryCulture Org account to your accounts on third party services like Facebook or Twitter, in which case we may collect and store information identifying your account with the third party service as well as other information from these third party services that you have given us permission to access (e.g. name, date of birth, profile picture and friends birthdays). We use the information to help you connect and share public content with your friends and followers. You can always disconnect your accounts on these third party services from your AfryCulture Org account by visiting those services directly.
CHILDREN: AfryCulture Org is committed to protecting the privacy of children. We will not knowingly or intentionally collect personal information online from children under the age of 16. If you are under 16 years of age, please do not submit any personal information through the Site.
DISCLOSURE AND SHARING OF INFORMATIONAfryCulture Org does not rent, sell, or share your personal information with other people or non-affiliated companies, except when providing you with the products or services you have requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
|(a)||While responding to subpoenas, court orders, legal process, or establishing or exercising our legal rights, or defending against legal claims.|
|(c)||After we have removed your name or any other personally identifying information from it, or have combined it with other people's data in a way that it is no longer associated with you.|
ABOUT COOKIESA cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your web browser when you visit our site. Cookies enable our systems to recognize your computer so that we can provide you with personalized service and features, and to track traffic patterns. Although our cookies may contain a unique user ID, they do not collect or store any of your personally identifiable information.
Afryculture.com, Afryculture.org and associated sub-domains only collect non-personally identifiable information to evaluate the effectiveness of our websites. Data collected helps us understand how visitors use our website, such as the most visited pages and features. We do not share your non-personally identifiable information collected with anyone else for any purpose.
EDITING YOUR INFORMATIONAt any time, you can edit your AfryCulture Org Account Information. We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to our services that are considered part of your AfryCulture Org account without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them, including such items as service announcements, administrative messages, and the AfryCulture Org Newsletter. Other users may be able to identify you, or associate you with your user account if you include personal information in content that you post on the Site.
When you use AfryCulture Org services, we provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In cases where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Because of the way we maintain certain services, after you delete your information, residual copies may take a period of time before they are deleted from our active servers and may remain in our backup systems.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND SECURITYAfryCulture Org takes your security very seriously, and we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data, both during transmission and once we receive it. In particular:
|(a)||We limit access to personal information about you to employees, contractors, and agents who may need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.|
|(b)||We regularly back up the information we collect online to protect against loss.|
|(c)||We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your personal information. Some of the safeguards that we use include: SSL encryption, firewalls and password protections.|
If you have been contacted by someone about your AfryCulture Org account asking for a password, birth date or other personal information, please do NOT respond. Instead, forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
In the event that you believe that your personal safety is at risk or if you believe that you may be the victim of identity theft or other illegal conduct, please contact the appropriate federal, state or local law enforcement agencies directly.
QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONSTo report any known or suspected privacy or security breaches or if you do not feel your concerns have been addressed in our privacy statement, feel free to contact us. You may contact us in the following ways:
|(i)||By email using this Contact Form|
|(ii)||By mail at:
14747 N Northsight Blvd Suite 111,
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260, USA.