Privacy Policy

Last Updated: April 10, 2011

PRIVACY POLICY UPDATES

No new updates as at April 10, 2011.

Our Commitment to your privacy

The AfricaNext Project is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy tells you about our online collection, use and protection of your personal information.

We may amend this policy at any time by posting a revised version on our website. When we make changes, we will revise the "last updated" date at the top of the policy. The revised version will be effective as at the revision date. For minor changes to our privacy policy, we will provide seven (7) days' prior notice. If there are material changes to our privacy policy, 30 days’ prior notice will be given. All changes will be communicated by prominently posting notice of the change under the "Policy Updates" section of this page, and in "The AfricaNext Project News Room" section of our "News" page. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit our site. After the notice period, you will be considered as having expressly consented to all amendments to this policy.

By using the site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.

Collecting your information

We only collect personal information about you after you have provided us with your consent to collect that specific information. By voluntarily providing this information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy.

We collect your information when:
you apply to any of our programs, activities or events
you sign-up to receive our newsletter
you contact us or contribute your opinions or views to articles, questions or comments on our website
you become an alumni of any of our programs and by extension become a member of The AfricaNext Leaders Network
you donate to The AfricaNext Project.

Information collected may include:
your name, your mailing address, email address, and phone number
data given during application to any of our programs, activities or events
data received when you make a purchase including your credit card number and billing address.

Your donations to The AfricaNext Project are handled through PayPal, a third-party service provider. PayPal offers a safer, easier way for The AfricaNext Project to accept one-time or recurring donations. With PayPal, donors can trust that their contributions are secure and that their financial information will not be exposed. For more information on PayPal's Privacy Policy, please click here.

The AfricaNext Project does not use cookies or collect IP addresses of visitors to our sites. However, our privacy policy does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.

Please remember that you may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain services may not be available to you.

We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18 without parental consent. If you are under 18, you shall not use or enter information on this site without parental consent. Please contact our Chief Privacy Officer at the coordinates below to obtain the necessary parental consent forms.

Use of your personal information

We will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following:
To contact you when there is need for us to reach you at a later time
To provide you with services relating to your application to any of our programs, activities or events
To process your donations.

We will keep your information confidential and generally we will only use your information within The AfricaNext Project. However, we sometimes use third parties to provide services on our behalf.

Third-party service providers:
shall be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service
must protect personal information to the same extent as The AfricaNext Project
shall be prohibited from using it for any other purpose.

Security of Your Personal Information

The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information including without limitation:
limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who require it to provide services to you
requiring employees to sign confidentiality agreements to protect customer and other confidential information
ensuring that third-party service providers maintain the confidentiality of your personal information and not to use it for any unauthorized purposes
using services that encrypt credit card information on payment order forms using secure socket layer (SSL) technology
storing your personal information in secure systems which protect it from unauthorized access or use.

No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.

For more information on privacy, our privacy policy and the use of your information, please contact our Chief Privacy Officer:

Chief Privacy Officer
People & Sustainability Division
The AfricaNext Project Inc.
Telephone: +1 (226) 777-7249
Email: cpo@theafricanextproject.org