The Policy covers both our “online” (e.g., web and mobile services, including any web sites operated by us such as www.theafrocakery.com, and any subdomains, mobile applications, however accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices or otherwise) and “offline” (e.g., collection of data through mailings, telephone, or in person) activities owned, operated, provided, or made available by the Company, collectively referred to as the “Services.”
What Information Do We Collect?
a) Personal Information.
Personal information means any information that could be used to identify a natural person (‘data subject’); directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person that, such as your name, e-mail address, password and mobile number (“Personal Information”). We may collect this information various ways through the Services, including account registration forms, contact us forms, or when you otherwise interact with us.
b) Information We Collect As You Access And Use Our Services
In addition to any Personal Information or other information that you choose to submit to us, we and our third-party service providers may use a variety of technologies that automatically (or passively) collect certain information whenever you visit or interact with the Services (“Usage Information”). This Usage Information may include the browser that you are using, the URL that referred you to our Services, all of the areas within our Services that you visit, and the time of day, among other information.
We may use Usage Information for a variety of purpose, including to enhance or otherwise improve the Services. In addition, we collect your IP address or other unique identifier (“Device Identifier”) for your computer, mobile or other device used to access the Services (any, a “Device”). A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device used to access the Services, and our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier. Usage Information may be non-identifying or may be associated with you. Whenever we associate Usage Information or a Device Identifier with your Personal Information, we will treat it as Personal Information.
We collect location information for various purposes – including to determine the charge for the delivery you requested via our Services, to provide you with customer support, to send you promotions and offers, to enhance our Services, and for our internal business purposes.
A few of the methods that may be used to collect Usage Information include, without limitation, the following (and subsequent technology and methods hereafter developed):
Cookies . A cookie is a data file placed on a Device when it is used to access the Services. A Flash cookie is a data file placed on a Device via the Adobe Flash plug-in that may be built-in to or downloaded by you to your Device. Cookies and Flash Cookies may be used for many purposes, including, without limitation, remembering you and your preferences and tracking your visits to our web pages. Cookies work by assigning a number to the user that has no meaning outside of the assigning website.
Embedded Scripts . An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Services, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our web server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Services, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.
c) Information Third Parties Provide About You
If you no longer wish to receive direct marketing messages, please click the “Unsubscribe” link in the footer of our e-mail.
d) Information You Provide About A Third Party
If you choose to use our referral service to tell a friend about our Services, we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address or phone number. We will automatically send your friend a one-time email or sms inviting him or her to visit the Services. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time notification and tracking the success of our referral program, and do not use this information for any other marketing purpose unless we obtain consent from that person or we explicitly say otherwise. Please be aware that when you use our referral service, your e-mail address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
Your friend may contact us through Afrocakery@gmail.com to request that we remove this information from our data store.
e) Information Collected by Mobile Applications
Our Services are primarily provided through an application on your mobile, tablet, computer or similar device (“Mobile Application”). You agree that we may collect and use technical data and related information, including but not limited to, technical information about your device, system and application software, and peripherals, that is gathered periodically to facilitate the provision of software updates, product support and other services to you (if any) related to such Mobile Applications.
When you use any of our Mobile Applications, the Mobile Application may automatically collect and store some or all of the following information from your mobile device (“Mobile Device Information”), including without limitation:
Your preferred language
Your phone number or other unique device identifier assigned to your mobile device
The IP address of your mobile device
The manufacturer and model of your mobile device
Your mobile operating system
The type of mobile Internet browsers you are using
Information about how you interact with the Mobile Application and any of our web sites to which the Mobile Application links, such as how many times you use a specific part of the mobile application over a given time period, the amount of time you spend using the Mobile Application, how often you use the Mobile Application, actions you take in the Mobile Application and how you engage with the Mobile Application
Information to allow us to personalize the services and content available through the Mobile Application
We may use information automatically collected by the Application (including the Mobile Device Information) in the following ways:
To operate and improve our Applications, other Services, our company’s services, and tools;
To create aggregated and anonymized information to determine which Mobile Application features are most popular and useful to users, and for other statistical analyses;
To customize the content or services on the Application for you, or the communications sent to you through the Application.
We also provide some of your Personal Information to the driver/partner who accepts your request so that the driver may contact and find you. The companies for which drivers work (that are providing the transportation service) are also able to access your Personal Information, including your geolocation data.
We may associate your unique Device Identifier or Application usage information with any Personal Information you provide, but we will treat the combined information as Personal Information.
f) Information Collected from Job Applicants
If you wish to apply for a job on our web site(s), we will collect Personal Information such as your name, email address, phone number and may collect additional information such as resume and gender. We use the information collected within this area of the web site(s) to determine your qualifications for the position in which you have applied and to contact you to set up an interview.
How Do We Use The Information Collected?
Our primary goal in collecting your Personal information or Usage Information is to provide you with an enhanced experience when using the Services.
Based upon the Personal Information you provide us when registering for an account, we will send you a welcoming email to verify your email address. We will also communicate with you in response to your inquiries, to provide the services you request, and to manage your account. We will communicate with you by email, telephone, or text message, in accordance with your wishes.
We use your information to closely monitor which features of the Services are used most, to allow you to view your trip history, view any promotions we may currently be running, rate deliveries, and to determine which features we need to focus on improving, including usage patterns and geographic locations to determine where we should offer or focus services, features and/or resources.
We use the information collected from our Mobile Application so that we are able to serve you the correct app version depending on your device type, for troubleshooting and in some cases, marketing purposes. We use your Internet Protocol (IP) address to help diagnose problems with our computer server, and to administer our web site(s). Your IP address is used to help identify you, but contains no personal information about you.
We will send you strictly service-related announcements when necessary, such as, when our Services are temporarily suspended for maintenance. Generally, you may not opt-out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature.
In addition, we may use your Personal Information or Usage Information that we collect about you:
to provide you with information or services or process transactions that you have requested or agreed to receive including to send you electronic newsletters, or to provide you with special offers or promotional materials on behalf of us or third parties;
to process your registration with the Services, including verifying your information is active and valid;
to improve the Services or our services, to customize your experience with the Services, or to serve you specific content that is most relevant to you;
to enable you to participate in a variety of the Services’ features such as online or mobile promotions;
to contact you with regard to your use of the Services and, in our discretion, changes to the Services and/or the Services’ policies;
for internal business purposes;
for inclusion in our data analytics; and
Please note that information submitted to the Services via a “contact us” or other similar function may not receive a response.
How and When Do We Disclose Information to Third Parties?
(a) When You Agree To Receive Information From Third Parties.
(b) Third Parties Providing Services on Our Behalf.
We use third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Services, provide or perform certain aspects of the Services on our behalf – such as partners and companies they work for to provide the Services, and other third-parties and process payments. We may provide these vendors with access to user information, including Personal Information, this information sharing is limited to only the information needed by the vendor to carry out the services they are performing for you or for us. Each of these vendors are obligated not to disclose or use Personal Information for any other purpose.
While we may use third party analytics service providers to evaluate and provide us with information about the use of the Services and viewing of our content, we do not share Personal Information with these analytics service providers, but they may set and access their own cookies, web beacons and embedded scripts on your Device and they may otherwise collect or have access to information about you, including non-personally identifiable information.
(c) Co-branded Services.
Certain aspects of the Services may be provided to you in association with third parties (“Co-Branded Services”). Such Co-Branded Services will identify the third party. If you elect to register for products and/or services through the Co-Branded Services, you may be providing your information to both us and the third party. Further, if you sign-in to a Co-Branded Service with a username and password obtained through our Services, your Personal Information may be disclosed to the identified third parties for that Co-Branded Service and will be subject to their posted privacy policies.
(d) Contests and Promotions.
We may offer contests, and other promotions through the Services that may require registration. By participating in a Promotion, you are agreeing to official rules that govern that Promotion, which may contain specific requirements of you, including, allowing the sponsor of the Promotion to use your name, voice and/or likeness in advertising or marketing associated with the Promotion. If you choose to enter a Promotion, Personal Information may be disclosed to third parties or the public in connection with the administration of such Promotion, including, in connection with winner selection, prize fulfilment, and as required by law or permitted by the Promotion’s official rules, such as on a winners list.
(e) Administrative and Legal Reasons.
We cooperate with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. Thus, we may access, use, preserve, transfer and disclose your information (including Personal Information), including disclosure to third parties such as government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we reasonably determine is necessary and appropriate:
to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, governmental requests or legal process;
to protect and/or defend the Terms and Conditions for online and mobile Services or other policies applicable to any online and mobile Services, including investigation of potential violations thereof;
to protect the safety, rights, property or security of the Company, our Services or any third party;
to protect the safety of the public for any reason;
to detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; and /or
to prevent or stop activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, an illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity. Further, we may use IP address or other Device Identifiers, to identify users, and may do so in cooperation with third parties such as copyright owners, internet service providers, wireless service providers and/or law enforcement agencies, including disclosing such information to third parties, all in our discretion. Such disclosures may be carried out without notice to you.
(f) Business Transfer
We may share your information, including your Personal Information and Usage Information with our parent, subsidiaries and affiliates for internal reasons. We also reserve the right to disclose and transfer all such information:
to a subsequent owner, co-owner or operator of the Services or applicable data store; or
in connection with a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, the sale of substantially all of our membership interests and/or assets or other corporate change, including, during the course of any due diligence process.
What is Online Behavioural Advertising and How Can I Opt-Out?
Targeted advertising (also known as Behavioural Advertising) uses information collected on an individual’s web or mobile browsing behaviour such as the pages they have visited or the searches they have made. This information is then used to select which advertisements should be displayed to a particular individual on websites other than our web site(s). For example, if you have shown a preference for nursing while visiting our web site(s), you may be served an advertisement for nursing-related programs when you visit a site other than our web site(s). The information collected is only linked to an anonymous cookie ID (alphanumeric number); it does not include any information that could be linked back to a particular person, such as their name, address or credit card number. The information used for targeted advertising either comes from us or through third party website publishers.
If you would like to opt out of targeted advertising from us that occurs when visiting our third party advertising publishers, please contact us at Afrocakery@gmail.com. Please note that this will opt you out of targeted ads from our Company and any other participating advertisers. If you opt out, you may continue to receive online advertising from us; however, these ads may not be as relevant to you.
In order for behavioural advertising opt-outs to work on your Device, your browser must be set to accept cookies. If you delete cookies, buy a new Device, access our Services from a different device, login under a different screen name, or change web browsers, you will need to opt-out again. If your browser has scripting disabled, you do not need to opt out, as online behavioural advertising technology does not work when scripting is disabled. Please check your browser’s security settings to validate whether scripting is active or disabled.
Additionally, many network advertising programs allow you to view and manage the interest categories they have compiled from your online browsing activities. These interest categories help determine the types of targeted advertisements you may receive.
What About Information I Disclose Publicly?
(a) User Generated Content and Public Information.
To request removal of your User Content from our blog or community forum or similar features, contact us through Afrocakery@gmail.com In some cases, we may not be able to remove your User content, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.
(b) Name and Likeness
We may also publish your name, voice, likeness and other Personal Information that is part of your User Content, and we may use the content, or any portion of the content, for advertising, marketing, publicity and promotional activities. For full terms and conditions regarding User Content you submit to the Services, please review our Terms and Conditions.
Does Third Party Content And Links To Third Party Services Appear on the Services?
The Services may contain content that is supplied by a third party, and those third parties may collect web site usage information and your Device Identifier when web pages from any online or mobile Services are served to your browser. In addition, when you are using the Services, you may be directed to other sites or applications that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any of these third parties. For example, if you click on a banner advertisement, the click may take you away from one of our websites onto a different web site. These other web sites may send their own cookies to you, independently collect data or solicit Personal Information and may or may not have their own published privacy policies. We encourage you to note when you leave our Services and to read the privacy statements of all third party web sites or applications before submitting any Personal Information to third parties.
Social Media Features and Widgets
How Do I Change My Information and What If I Cancel My Account?
You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the information you submit to us, such as your contact information provided as part of account registration. If your Personal Information changes, or if you no longer desire our Services, you may correct, delete inaccuracies, or amend information by making the change on our member information page or by contacting us through Afrocakery@gmail.com. We will make good faith efforts to make requested changes in our then active data stores as soon as reasonably practicable.
You may also cancel or modify your communications that you have elected to receive from the Services by following the instructions contained within an e-mail or by logging into your user account and changing your communication preferences.
If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services, contact us through Afrocakery@gmail.com.
We will retain your Personal Information and Usage Information (including geolocation ) for as long as your account with the Services is active and as needed to provide you services. Even after your account is terminated, we will retain your Personal Information and Usage Information (including geolocation, trip history and transaction history) as needed to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, conclude any activities related to cancellation of an, investigate or prevent fraud and other inappropriate activity, to enforce our agreements, and for other business reason. After a period of time, your data may be anonymized and aggregated, and then may be held by us as long as necessary for us to provide our Services effectively, but our use of the anonymized data will be solely for analytic purposes.
You will be able to request access your personal data in electronic format’. This allows you to find out what personal data is being processed, where it is being stored and why it is being processed. This data can also be shared or transferred to a new processor upon request.
Persons under 18 are not allowed to register with or use our Services. We do not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If we discover that we have collected personal information from a person under 18, we will delete that information immediately. If you are a parent or guardian of a minor under the age of eighteen (18) and believe he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact us at Afrocakery@gmail.com
The Personal Information and Usage Information we collect is securely stored within our data stores, and we use standard, industry-wide, commercially reasonable security practices such as encryption, authentication, fraud detection and secure software development to protect your information. We also have data security experts working to prevent fraud, theft or abuse of information. However, as effective as encryption technology is, no security system is impenetrable. We cannot guarantee the security of our data stores, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won’t be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet or wireless communication, and any information you transmit to the Company you do at your own risk. We recommend that you not disclose your password to anyone.
In case of a data breach, Afro shall notify its users within 72 hours.
We reserve the right to change or modify this Policy or any of our tools or services at any time.
When we make material changes to this Policy, we will notify you by posting the updated Policy on our website, and we will update the effective date at the top of this Policy. By continuing to use any of our Websites after being notified of material changes to this Policy, you agree that the terms of this Policy as of the effective date will apply to information previously collected or collected in the future.
Consent to Transfer Information to the Republic of Kenya
Please be aware that information we collect, including, Personal Information, will be transferred to, processed and stored in the Republic of Kenya . The data protection laws in the Republic of Kenya may differ from those of the country in which you are located, and your Personal Information may be subject to access requests from governments, courts, or law enforcement in the Republic of Kenya according to their laws. By using the Services or providing us with any information, you consent to this transfer, processing and storage of your information in the Republic of Kenya.