Collection of Your Information
The information that we may collect from you includes the following:
We may store personally identifiable information, such as your name, shipping address, email address, and telephone number, that you voluntarily give to us when you register with the Site or when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as commenting on our blog. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind; however, refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.
Data from Social Networks
User information from social networking sites, such as Facebook, Google+, Instagram, and Twitter, including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you choose to connect your account to such social networks.
Use of Your Information
The information that you voluntarily provide to ItsforAfrica.org may be used for the following purposes:
- To create and manage your account
- To provide you with further information about the products or projects ItsforAfrica.org supports
- To assist you in answering any questions or queries that you may submit
- To email you regarding your account (as necessary) or your order (if you make an order)
- To fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site
- To resolve disputes and troubleshoot problems
- To send you a newsletter (if you opt in)
ItsforAfrica.org operates an email newsletter/blog program, used to inform subscribers with updates about our projects, the people and African culture. Users can subscribe through our online automated process should they wish to do so at their own discretion.
All personal details relating to free newsletter/blog programs are held securely. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with any other companies, people, or entities outside of ItsforAfrica.org.
Those who choose to subscribe can also un-subscribe at any time.
Disclosure of Your Information
ItsforAfrica.org does not share any of your personal information with third parties and does not use external vendors, referral programs, sponsored links, or advertisements. However, when you post comments, contributions, or other content to the Site, your posts may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside the Site in perpetuity.
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that ItsforAfrica.org participates on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and with due care and caution regarding their privacy and personal information. ItsforAfrica.org will never ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourages users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact ItsforAfrica.org through its communication channels found in its Contact Us page.
ItsforAfrica.org may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to a specific social media platform, but such posts (if generated) will never contain user information. Users are advised before using any social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and that the social media platform may track and save their request to share a web page.
Through a social media platform, ItsforAfrica.org may share its own web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy URLs [web addresses] (for example, to a URL such as http://bit.ly/zyVUBo). Users are advised to use good judgment before clicking any shortened URLs published on social media platforms by ItsforAfrica.org. Despite our best efforts to ensure that only genuine URLs are published, many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking. Therefore ItsforAfrica.org and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Controls for Do-Not-Track Features
Security of Your Information
While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorized parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.
Options Regarding Your Information
You may at any time review or change the information in your account or terminate your account by logging into your user account, accessing the account settings, and updating the user account.
Email and Communications
If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by logging into your account settings and updating your preferences.
California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) that we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided in our Contact Us page. Note, however, that we do not disclose any of your personal information to third parties for any reason.
If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Site, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Site. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Site, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.