InformAfrica.com recognize that the privacy of your personal information is important. To that end, we have simply outlined what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit InformAfrica.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as Verizon or Comcast), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Google Chrome), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
Cookies and Web Beacons
We also use third party advertisements on InformAfrica.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP, the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geo-targeting purposes (showing South Africa property ads to someone in South Africa, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).
DoubleClick Dart Cookies
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Lagos –the commercial capital of Nigeria, you may see a Lagos hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about Football). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security number, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of these ads serving on all sites by visiting:http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Privacy Protection For Children Using The Internet
Protecting children’s privacy is important to us. For that reason, InformAfrica.com does not collect or maintain information on our Web Site from those we actually know are under the age of 13, nor is any part of our Web Site targeted to attract anyone under 13. We request that all visitors to our Web Site who are under 13 not disclose or provide any personally identifiable information. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personally identifiable information, we will delete that child’s personally identifiable information from our records.
Conditions of Use, Notices, And Revisions
Information You Give Us
We may ask for certain personal information from you which is necessary to provide you with the content and/or services you request. For example some of the services which ask you to provide personal information include:
- Newsletters and subscriptions
- Email Alerts
- Contributing to blogs
- Sharing pictures and videos
- Submitting questions or editorial feedback
We will never send you any marketing material unless you have requested it through this Web Site. From time to time, we use non-identifying information collected on our Web Site to better understand your use of the Web Site and to enhance your enjoyment and experience. For example, we may use the information to improve the design and content of our Web Site or to analyze the programs and services that we offer.
We will not share your personally identifiable information in ways unrelated to those described above without providing you with an opportunity to opt out of such use or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as other internet security systems that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.
To help us make e-mails more useful and interesting, we often receive a confirmation when you open an account at InformAfrica.com, if your computer supports such capabilities. If you do not want to receive e-mail or other mail from us, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Web Site contains links to third party sites as well as to other sites owned and/or operated by other parties. Please be aware that InformAfrica.com is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party sites. Therefore, we encourage our users to read the privacy statement of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this Web Site.