Explore Africa Online ("Explore Africa Online") operates exploreafricaonline.com and may operate other websites. It is Explore Africa Online policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Explore Africa Online collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Explore Africa Online purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Explore Africa Online visitors use its website. From time to time, Explore Africa Online may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Explore Africa Online also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on exploreafricaonline.com blogs/sites. Explore Africa Online only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Explore Africa Online websites choose to interact with Explore Africa Online in ways that require Explore Africa Online to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Explore Africa Online gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at exploreafricaonline.com to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Explore Africa Online are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Explore Africa Online collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with Explore Africa Online. Explore Africa Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Explore Africa Online may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Explore Africa Online may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Explore Africa Online does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Explore Africa Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Explore Africa Online behalf or to provide services available at Explore Africa Online websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Explore Africa Online websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Explore Africa Online will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Explore Africa Online discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Explore Africa Online believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Explore Africa Online, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Explore Africa Online website and have supplied your email address, Explore Africa Online may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with Explore Africa Online and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Explore Africa Online takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
If Explore Africa Online, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Explore Africa Online goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Explore Africa Online may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.