This is the privacy and cookies policy for www.whynottoafrica.com and any other websites through which Why Not To Africa Limited makes its online platform (Platform) available (collectively, the “Site”) and as applications for mobile, tablet and other smart devices and application program interfaces (collectively, the “Application”). The Site and Application are operated by Why Not To Africa Limited (we, us and our). For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, we are the data controller.
Use of Mobile Apps
We also provide an App to access our Services or aspects of our Services:
These Terms apply to the use of any App and the Service through the App. These Terms control over any Terms which may be imposed by either iOS or the Android platform and any other application distribution platform for use of the App and/or the Service through an App.
Anywhere in the Terms where the word website is used shall also include the word App and vice versa.
Your use of any App will terminate at the same time as use of the Services to which the App relates.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following information about you:
Or information from surveys that we may, from time to time, run on the Site for research purposes, if you choose to respond to, or participate in them.
You are under no obligation to provide any such information. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.
We may, from time to time, run referral programs or similar initiatives, such as a “Tell a Friend” program, that invite you to provide us with the contact details of someone who is known to you who may find our products or services to be of interest. We will only use those contact details for the purpose of the relevant initiative (and not for general marketing purposes). By providing us with their details, you confirm that you have their permission to do so and must not provide us with the details of anyone from whom you do not have such permission. We reserve the right to identify you as the person who has made the referral in the message that is sent to them.
When you visit the Site, we may automatically collect additional information about you, such as the type of internet browser you use, any website from which you have come to the Site and your IP address (the unique address which identifies your computer on the internet) which is automatically recognized by our web server. You cannot be identified from this information and it is only used to assist us in providing an effective service on the Site and Application and to collect broad demographic information for aggregate use.
Cookies on this website
Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your device when you visit a website or application and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the Site. A number of cookies we use last only for the duration of your session and expire when you close your browser. Other cookies are used to remember you when you return to the Site and will last for longer.
The main cookies and data analysis and behavioral intelligence technologies we use on the platform are:
Facebook Custom Audience
Facebook Custom Audience helps us reach people who have visited our website or used our app. Previous visitors or users can see ads as they browse Facebook and websites they are affiliated with.
This web analytics cookie collects information about how visitors use the Websites, which website the user came from, the number of each user’s visits and how long a user stays on the Websites.
Remember that you have visited us before; this means we can identify the number of unique visitors we receive. This allows us to make sure we have enough capacity for the number of users that we get;
Customize elements of the promotional layout and/or content of the pages of the Site;
Collect anonymous statistical information about how you use the Site (including how long you spend on the Site) and where you have come to the Site from, so that we can improve the Site and learn which parts of the Site are most popular with visitors;
And gather information about the pages on the Site that you visit, and also other information about other websites that you visit, so as to place you in a “market segment”. This information is only collected by reference to the IP address that you are using, but does include information about the county and city you are in, together with the name of your internet service provider. This information is then used to localize the service providers most suitable to you. For more information about this type of interest based advertising, and about how to turn this feature off please visit www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/
Some of the cookies used by the Site and Application are set by us, and some are set by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set. You can also learn more about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different types of browser. Please note, however, that by blocking or deleting cookies used on the Site, you may not be able to take full advantage of the Site.
In addition to cookies, tracking Gifs may be set by us or third parties in respect of your use of the Site. Tracking Gifs are small image files within the content of the Site or the body of our newsletters so we or third parties can understand which parts of the Site are visited and whether particular content is of interest.
Uses made of your information
We will use the information you provide to:
We may disclose aggregate statistics about visitors to and users of the Site in order to describe our services to prospective partners and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personally identifiable information.
Why Not To Africa Ltd – User Checks
In order to make the platform as trustworthy, secure and safe as we can without providing any personal endorsements we endeavor but have no obligation to carry out some basic id checks. The degree of checks depend on whether you are a professional or consumer user.
If the information you have provided us does not allow us to verify your identity then you may not be able to register an account with us.
You acknowledge that the Why Not To Africa Limited User checks is an identity check service and you agree and accept that we will use your Personal Data to check your identity in order to establish that you are who you have represented yourself as being and/or that you reside or are located at a particular address. To do this we may check your Personal Data against any particulars on any database (public or otherwise) or through any third party identity verification service. A record of the search will be retained by us for up to 12 months from the date of termination of your account.
Disclosure of Personal Data
You also acknowledge and accept that we disclose your Personal Data to any of our affiliates, or to our agents or contractors who assist us in providing the services we offer through the Site, processing transactions, fulfilling requests for information, receiving and sending communications, updating marketing lists, analyzing data, providing support services or in other tasks, from time to time. Our agents and contractors will only use your information to the extent necessary to perform their functions.
In the event that we undergo re-organization or are sold to a third party, you agree that any Personal Data we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organized entity or third party.
We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to prevent fraud or cyber crime or to protect the Site, or the rights, property or personal safety of any person.
The Site may, from time to time, make chat rooms, message boards, news groups and/or other public forums available to its users. Any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when using these and never disclose your personal information.
Protecting the safety of children when they use the Internet is very important to us. We recommend that children receive permission from their parent or guardian before gaining access to the Site or sending personal information to us or anyone else online.
The Site may, from time to time, contain links to external sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or the content of such sites.
We place great importance on the security of all personally identifiable information associated with our users. We have security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized personnel have access to personal information. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.
You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via the Site whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk.
It is advisable to close your browser when you have finished your user session to help ensure others do not access your personal information if you use a shared computer or a computer in a public place.
Storage of your information
Information that you submit via the Site and Application is sent to and stored on secure servers located in the United Kingdom. This is necessary in order to process the information. Information submitted by you may be transferred by us to our other offices and/or to the third parties mentioned in the circumstances described above (see Information sharing), which may be situated outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA. The countries concerned may not have similar data protection laws to the EEA. Where we transfer your information we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected. By submitting information via the Site, you agree to this storing, processing and/or transfer.
You have a legal right under the Data Protection Act 1998 to a copy of all the personal information about you held by us. On request, we will provide you with a copy of this information subject to a fee not exceeding £10. You also have a right to correct any errors in that information. As mentioned above, you have a right to prevent the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about these terms of service or any requests concerning your personal data by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone on 0044 7856 091 961 between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday or write to us at: 36 Whitegates Court Bushes Road, Whyteleafe CR3 0BX