COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATIONAfricology collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. Africology also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Africology. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by Africology for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Africology Web site.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through Africology public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: Africology does not read any of your private online communications.
Africology encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from Africology so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. Africology is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Africology and Africology family of Web sites.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATIONAfricology collects and uses your personal information to operate the Africology Web site and deliver the services you have requested. Africology also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from Africology and its affiliates. Africology may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
Africology does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. Africology may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, Africology may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to Africology, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
Africology does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
Africology keeps track of the Web sites and pages our customers visit within Africology, in order to determine what Africology services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising within Africology to customers whose behavior indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Africology Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on Africology or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of Africology; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of Africology, or the public.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Africology pages, or register with Africology site or services, a cookie helps Africology to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same Africology Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the Africology features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the Africology services or Web sites you visit.