Last Updated on 13th June 2023



USER PRIVACY POLICY

Please read this Privacy Policy ("Policy") carefully before using AfricaVotes website, application or any other AfricaVotes services. Protecting the privacy of your personal information is important to AfricaVotes. To ensure that your personal information is maintained securely and privately, we have developed the following Privacy Policy.


This Policy applies to the use of any AfricaVotes site, including AfricaVotes.com, AfricaVotes.org, AfricaVotes.net, AfricaVotes.online, AfricaVotes.co.za, Acevote.org (the “Website”), and to any AfricaVotes products, services, features, content, or applications where this Privacy Policy appears in the footer or a link to this Policy is provided, collectively referred to herein as "AfricaVotes Services."


Africavotes is the ultimate online voting platform that offers security, convenience, and ease of use. With our platform, organizers from around the world can easily conduct fan voting for their events, knowing that the results are accurate, transparent, and fully secure. Whether you're organizing a small-scale event or a large international pageant,



PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND FOR WHAT PURPOSE

At AfricaVotes, we are committed to limiting the personal information we collect to the absolute minimum required for providing and improving our services. Specifically, we collect only your email address when you create a voting session using your social account. This may be a LinkedIn, Google, Twitter, or Facebook account.


Please note that we do not collect or have access to your password or any other sensitive information related to your social accounts. Our system only retrieves your email address from these platforms with your explicit consent, in order to facilitate the voting process. We also do not collect any additional personally identifiable information about you such as your name, age, gender, or location, unless otherwise specifically stated and consented to by you


Apart from your email address, the only other information we collect is related to your use of our services, including your voting choices. This information is collected to ensure the integrity of the voting process, and to offer a reliable, fair and secure voting experience. It is also used for improving our platform based on user behavior and preferences.


Remember, the collection of your email address and voting choices only persists for a duration of seven days following your voting session. After this period, in line with our commitment to your privacy and data security, all your personal data is completely deleted from our systems. We do not archive, backup, or retain your personal data in any form after this point.


If you have any questions or concerns about our data collection policy, please do not hesitate to contact us at votesafrica@gmail.com. We are committed to ensuring your privacy and maintaining your trust.



SEVEN DAYS DATA RETENTION AND DELETION

At AfricaVotes, we implement a strict data retention policy that respects and safeguards your privacy. Specifically, after your voting session has concluded, we retain your personal data for a duration of seven days only. This brief retention period is necessary for administrative purposes and to handle any potential voting discrepancies or disputes that might arise.


After this seven-day period, we firmly adhere to a policy of complete data deletion. This means that all your personal data - including your email address and any information about your voting choices - is completely removed from our systems. We do not archive, backup, or in any way retain your personal data after this point.


Please note that this absolute data deletion policy distinguishes AfricaVotes as a platform that is deeply committed to user privacy and data security. We understand that personal data is a sensitive matter and we are committed to handling it with the utmost care.


However, keep in mind that this seven-day retention period and subsequent data deletion only applies to your personal data. Anonymized or aggregated data, which cannot be used to identify you, may be retained for a longer period. This data is used strictly for analytical, research, and development purposes to improve our services and does not infrive on your privacy.


If you wish to request the deletion of your personal data manually, you can do so by sending an email to votesafrica@gmail.com. In your email, please include specific details of what data you want us to remove. Once we receive your request, we will confirm receipt and begin processing your request. Please note that we may need to verify your identity before processing your request and the process of deleting your data may take up to one week.


If you have any questions or concerns about our data retention and deletion policy, or any other aspect of your privacy, please do not hesitate to contact us at votesafrica@gmail.com. Your privacy is our priority.


OTHER INFORMATION COLLECTED; COOKIES CONSENT

Technical Information & Cookies. When you use AfricaVotes services, including the Website, we use software tools, including but not limited to “Cookies” (small amounts of data which include a unique string of characters sent to your browser or application from a website's computers and stored on your computer's or device's storage), web beacons (technology used to track activity, also known as pixel tags) and similar technologies, to collect a variety of information, for example, the IP address of the computer or device used to access an AfricaVotes service, the type of internet browser or operating system used to access an AfricaVotes service, the date and duration of a website visitor the Internet Protocol address used to access the website. We use such technical information for internal purposes, for example, to study and improve the response times of our AfricaVotes services, understand how certain features of our AfricaVotes services are used, identify the geographic region our visitors are contacting us from, and determine how many people visit our AfricaVotes services at any given time. AfricaVotes.com may also utilize The Adobe Flash Player (“Flash”), and Flash “cookies”, during your use of the Website. Flash is an application and web tool that allows for rapid development of dynamic content. Flash uses technology to remember settings, preferences, and usages similar to cookies but are managed through an interface different than the one provided by your web browser.


We may associate technical information with personal information you provide to us as described in the Personal Information We Collect section above, in which case we will treat such associated information as personal information. Please be advised that associating technical information with personal information may be required for us, our Service Providers, and on behalf of our Event Host clients, to recognize you and your communications with us.


Social Networking. When using AfricaVotes services or when using certain third-party social networking services (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google +) (each a "Social Network"), you may have the option to connect your AfricaVotes services information and activity with your Social Network information and activity. If you authorize such a connection, you permit us to share or publish information about your AfricaVotes services activity with that Social Network and its users, and to access certain of your Social Network information, as disclosed to you at the time you consent to their terms of use



THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

The Company Services may contain links to third-party websites, services or other resources on the Internet, and other third-party resources that may be of interest to you. When you access third-party websites, services or other resources, you do so at your own risk. These other websites, services, and resources are not under our control and are not subject to this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of those third parties to understand how they collect and use information about you.



CHILDREN'S PRIVACY

The Company does not knowingly collect or solicit any information from anyone under the age of 16 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Company Services. The Company Services and their content are not directed at children under the age of 16. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 16 without parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at votesafrica@gmail.com



CHANGES TO PRIVACY POLICY.

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time in our sole discretion. Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective immediately upon posting on the Company Services. You should review this Privacy Policy periodically for changes. If we make any material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you by posting an announcement on the Company Services or sending you an email, and we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of such changes before they become effective


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