What is Personally Identifiable Information
“Personally identifiable information” is information that we can use to identify you as an individual. Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, telephone number and any other information that is connected with your identity.
Any information you provide when you visit websites other than Afrikanza.com or when you purchase any products or services that may be offered or advertised on Afrikanza.com by companies other than African Rankings is subject to the privacy policies of the third party organizations who run and/or own these Web sites.
Information We Collect
1. Non-Registered Users
Certain content and tools on the Afrikanza.com website, such as news articles, pictures, graphics, stock quotes, are available to all users without registration. African Rankings does not collect any personally identifiable information from you when you visit these areas of the Afrikanza.com website.
2. Registered Users
When you register with Afrikanza.com, we collect personally identifiable information from you that may include your name, email address, city, state and zip code, as well as other information, such as your gender, age, occupation, personal interests and similar information.
In addition, when you use certain specialized features offered to registered Afrikanza.com website users, African Rankings may collect additional information about you, such as credit card information, stock and fund information, financial information, employment information and other personally identifiable information.
3. Editorial Contributions, Promotions and Surveys
Contributions, surveys and other promotions may be offered on Afrikanza.com. In conjunction with such contribution requests or surveys, we may ask Afrikanza.com participants for personally identifiable information related to the topic of the survey, entry in the promotion, prize notification or fulfillment.
4. Web Site Usage Information
African Rankings automatically collects IP addresses and Web site usage information from you when you visit the Afrikanza.com website. This information helps us evaluate how our users navigate and use our Web site.
Use of Information
African Rankings uses personally identifiable information collected from you for the following general purposes:
- To fulfill your requests for specific products and services; To customize the advertising and content you see;
- To improve the design and content of our site;
- To contact you about special offers, products or services that may be of interest to you;
- To enter you in editorial contributions or promotions at your specific request;
- To provide you with customer service.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
African Rankings will not sell, share or otherwise disclose any personally identifiable information about our current or former website users to third party companies or individuals, except as permitted or required by law.
African Rankings may share or disclose personally identifiable information about you to other companies or individuals when:
- We have your consent to share the information;
- We utilize third party service providers to provide products, services or functions on our behalf (such as sending emails or processing credit cards), and require these service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information and not to use your personally identifiable information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them;
Aggregate information is information that we (or third party service providers on our behalf) collect about Afrikanza.com website users on an anonymous basis. We may share aggregate demographic and usage information with our prospective and actual business partners, advertisers and other third parties.
Afrikanza.com (or third party service providers on our behalf) may set and access cookies on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data (often including a unique identifier), that is sent to your browser from a web site’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
To the extent that African Rankings utilizes third party service providers to set and access cookies on the computer of our website users on behalf of African Rankings, we require such service providers to agree to maintain the confidentiality of the information collected and not to use such information for any reason except to carry out the purpose(s) for which we hired them.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies.
Your Afrikanza.com registration information is password-protected for your privacy and security. The personally identifiable information we collect about you is stored in limited access servers.
We maintain (directly and through our agents) physical, electronic and procedural security safeguards to protect your personally identifiable information.
Review and Correction
African Rankings offers registered users the online ability to correct or update information that we have collected during the registration process. This can be done by visiting your account.
Due to the financial nature of our business, our Website is not designed to appeal to children under the age of 13. African Rankings does not knowingly solicit any information from children nor do we knowingly market or otherwise target the Afrikanza.com webite or its products or services to children. If you are under the age of 13, please do not attempt to use or register on our web site.
Transfer to U.S.
If you are located outside of the United States, please note that the information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States. By registering with Afrikanza.com, you consent to this transfer.