May 7, 2024

Collection of Information

We collect various types of information through your use of our website, such as personal details when you subscribe to our newsletter, information collected from cookies to enhance your user experience, and details provided when you send us communications. This extensive collection helps us tailor our content and services according to your preferences and interests. The information gathered includes, but is not limited to, your name, email address, contact information, and browsing behavior on our site. Each interaction with our platform is logged to improve functionality and to understand user behavior more deeply, aiding in our commitment to creating a personalized experience for each visitor.

Use of Information

The information we collect is used to better serve our users. This includes improving our website's functionality, responding to user inquiries promptly, enhancing security measures, and developing new features that align with our users' needs. News delivery is tailored based on the preferences and interests of our audience, ensuring that each user receives the most relevant African news updates. Detailed analysis of user interaction with our services helps us identify popular topics and areas needing improvement, fostering a dynamic and responsive news environment. Information may also be utilized for communication regarding service changes or promotional activities, always with the option for users to opt-out.

Protection of Information

Protecting your information is a primary concern for us, hence adopting robust security protocols to safeguard personal data against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. Our technical and administrative measures are reviewed regularly to ensure they meet high industry standards on data security. Encryption, secure servers, and restricted access are part of the comprehensive measures we employ to protect user information. The integrity and confidentiality of your data are paramount, and we are committed to upholding them through continuous improvement of our security infrastructure.

Sharing of Information

Information collected is not shared with third parties without explicit consent from the users, except as required by law or necessary for the protection of our rights. Instances where limited data might be shared include but are not limited to, collaborations with technical service providers who assist with our website operations. These third parties comply with strict data protection standards and are bound by confidentiality agreements to ensure data security. When required, we may also reveal information during legal processes or to comply with governmental requests.

User Rights

Users retain various rights concerning their personal information, including accessing, correcting, removing, or limiting the use of their data. Requests for data access or correction can be made through our customer service channels. We are dedicated to providing users the control they require over their personal information, including the right to object to certain processing activities. Transparency in handling user data is crucial, and we strive to provide the necessary tools and information to enable users to make informed decisions about their data's use.

Contact Information: For any privacy-related inquiries, please contact Tristan Fowley at [email protected]. Postal address: University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa.