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Privacy PolicyPrivacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:

  • What data do we collect?
  • How do we collect your data?
  • How will we use your data?
  • How do we store your data?
  • Marketing
  • What are your data protection rights?
  • What are cookies?
  • How do we use cookies?
  • What types of cookies do we use?
  • How to manage your cookies
  • Privacy policies of other websites
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us
  • How to contact the appropriate authorities

What data do we collect?

Code for Africa collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)
  • Communications preferences for Code for Africa and partner organisation updates.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Code for Africa with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or complete a form on any of our platforms.
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

Code for Africa collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order and manage your account.
  • Email you with updates on upcoming products and announcements for Code for Africa and Outbreak.AFRICA initiatives.

If you agree, Code for Africa will share your data with our partner companies so that they may offer you their products and services.

How do we store your data?

Code for Africa securely stores your data on our encrypted server.

Code for Africa will keep your mail subscription data until you opt out.

Marketing

Code for Africa would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think might interest you, as well as those of our partner companies.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop Code for Africa from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other partner companies.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send us an email at info@codeforafrica.org.

What are your data protection rights?

Code for Africa would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Code for Africa for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Code for Africa correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Code for Africa to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Code for Africa erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Code for Africa restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Code for Africa’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Code for Africa transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: info@codeforafrica.org

Cookies

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Code for Africa uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – Code for Africa uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Outbreak.AFRICA website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Code for Africa keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 1 July 2020.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Code for Africa’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email us at: info@codeforafrica.org

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Code for Africa has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the South African Human Rights Commission to lodge a complaint.

Terms of ServiceTerms of Service

1. Terms

By accessing any of Code for Africa’s services, websites, or data, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright and trademark law. These terms of use and service manage the relationship between you (user of the website) and us (website owner) when you use the website or the services this website provides. You may not use the website or its services if you do not agree to be legally bound by these terms of use, and any other terms or policies on this website.

CfA promotes the use of licenses developed by the Open Data Foundation for sharing databases  If you believe there may be illegal or compromised content hosted on our web services please let us know at info@codeforafrica.org

2. Use License (based on the terms on laws.africa)

  1. We make our content and data available through this website and through our APIs. You may only use this content in accordance with the terms of the license associated with the content or data. The license may differ for different types of content or data. 
  1.  Licence and services

We give you a revocable and limited license to use our services in accordance with these terms. You must also have the necessary infrastructure, equipment, and software to access the services. We will do our best to make the services available at all times, however we cannot guarantee that they will always be available.

  1. You may only use the services for the specified purposes that we’ve communicated to you on the website, from time to time. We provide the services free of charge, and we may monitor your use of the services for security and operational purposes.
  1. Use of Content

We make our content and data available through this website and through our APIs. You may only use this content in accordance with the terms of the license associated with the content or data. The license may differ for different types of content or data.

  1. Your Contributions

You agree that all content you contribute to the website, including but not limited to all text, images and editorial content, is perpetually and irrevocably licensed to us on a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive basis. You grant us the perpetual and irrevocable right and license to use, process, copy, distribute, export, display and to commercially exploit such contributed content.

  1. Framing

You may not frame this website, or embed content from this website unless we specifically indicate that you may do so, and you do so through the mechanisms we provide.

  1. Virtual agents

You may not use any technology to gain any information from this website without our permission, except as allowed by any licences that may apply to the relevant code, data or content.

  1. Prohibited conduct

You may not use, or help others to use, the website or its services to interfere with the connections or security of networks, systems, or other users. You may not perform any actions, or help others to perform any actions, that may damage the website, its services, connections or security in any way.

  1. Restrictions

You may not change, hire out, reverse engineer, or copy this website outside of the licences granted for the code, data or content of the website. The applicable licences will be indicated on the website.

  1.  Capacity

By using the website or the services, you warrant that you are 18 years old or have the capacity to enter into legal agreements. If you are younger than 18 years old or do not have the capacity to enter legal agreements, you must not use the website or the services, unless you have the permission of your parent or legal guardian, in which case the terms and policies on this website apply to them on your behalf.

  1.  Accurate information

You promise that you will give this website only accurate information.

  1. Ownership

We or our third party licensors own all rights in this website.

  1. Trademarks

All our trademarks are our property and you may not use them without our permission. All other trademarks are their respective owners’ property.

  1.  Intellectual property

We or our third party licensors own all proprietary and intellectual property rights in our services, trademarks and the technology we use to provide the services to you.

We collect and provide the information for the informational and educational benefit of our users. We may not own the copyright in some of the information that we provide through the website or the services. In this case we will indicate the copyright owner of this information on the website or the services, where appropriate, and any licence that may apply to the use of this information. You are not allowed to reproduce this information without the permission of the original copyright owner.

  1. Disclaimer and indemnity

You use the website and its services at your own risk and we disclaim all warranties to the extent allowed by applicable law. We are not responsible for the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of any information that we provide through the website or the services. We are also not responsible for, and you indemnify us against, any loss you suffer as a result of placing reliance on the services or any information we provide you through the website or the services. We are not liable for any defect that you cause.

  1.  Limitation of liability

Our maximum liability to you for all claims for direct damages related to the use of the website or the services we provide through it is R100. We will never be responsible for any indirect damages arising from providing the services to you, or from your use of the website.

  1. Breach and termination

We may cancel your licence for any reason, and stop providing the services to you, in which case you will not have the right to access them.

  1. Entire agreement

The terms are the entire agreement between the parties on the subject.

  1. Changes to terms

We will notify you of any changes by placing a notice on a prominent place on the website. If you do not agree with the changes, you must stop using the website and its services. If you continue to use the website and its services following notification of a change, the changed terms will apply to you and you will be deemed to have accepted them.

  1.  Waiver

Any favour we may allow you will not affect any of our rights against you.

  1.  Severability

Any term that is invalid, unenforceable, or illegal may be removed from the agreement without affecting the rest of it.

  1. Governing law

South African law governs this agreement.

  1. Jurisdiction

Only the South African courts may decide any dispute about the terms.

(The above Use License is based on the terms on laws.africa)

  1. Permission is granted to temporarily download one copy of the materials in the case of editorial content or information) on Code for Africa’s website for personal, non-commercial transitory viewing only. This is the grant of a license, not a transfer of title, and under this license you may not:
    1. modify or copy the materials;
    2. use the materials for any commercial purpose, or for any public display (commercial or non-commercial);
    3. attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on Code for Africa’s website, except in the case of a specific agreement with Code for Africa;
    4. remove any copyright or other proprietary notations from the materials; or
    5. transfer the materials to another person or “mirror” the materials on any other server.
  1. This license shall automatically terminate if you violate any of these restrictions and may be terminated by Code for Africa at any time. Upon terminating your viewing of these materials or upon the termination of this license, you must destroy any downloaded materials in your possession whether in electronic or printed format.

3. Disclaimer

  1. The materials on Code for Africa’s website are provided on an ‘as is’ basis. Code for Africa makes no warranties, expressed or implied, and hereby disclaims and negates all other warranties including, without limitation, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of intellectual property or other violation of rights.
  2. Further, Code for Africa does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials on its website or otherwise relating to such materials or on any sites linked to this site.

4. Limitations

In no event shall Code for Africa or its suppliers be liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages for loss of data or profit, or due to business interruption) arising out of the use or inability to use the materials on Code for Africa’s website, even if Code for Africa or a Code for Africa authorized representative has been notified orally or in writing of the possibility of such damage. Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on implied warranties, or limitations of liability for consequential or incidental damages, these limitations may not apply to you.

5. Accuracy of materials

The materials appearing on Code for Africa’s website could include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. Code for Africa does not warrant that any of the materials on its website are accurate, complete or current. Code for Africa may make changes to the materials contained on its website at any time without notice. However Code for Africa does not make any commitment to update the materials.

6. Links

Code for Africa has not reviewed all of the sites linked to its website and is not responsible for the contents of any such linked site. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Code for Africa of the site. Use of any such linked website is at the user’s own risk.

7. Modifications

Code for Africa may revise these terms of service for its website at any time without notice. By using this website you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these terms of service.

8. Governing Law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Africa and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in that State or location.

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