Note that our Website and the content on it are intended for audiences at least 13 years old or older. Accordingly, we do not knowingly contact or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child under the age of 13, please notify us and we will delete such information from our records.
- Information We Collect
The Foundation may collect the following information from our users:
We only collect personal information that can identify you if you provide it to us, like when you contact us through the Website, sign up for our mailing list (see below), make user contributions to the Website (see below) or enter your information on the “Get Involved” page.
Mailing Lists & Service Emails:
The Foundation offers a mailing list to provide subscribers with relevant information, such as updates with respect to political activities in African nations. To sign up to receive emails from the Website, users must submit information including name and a valid email address. Users who choose to sign up for a mailing list may receive regular emails from the Website. We may, from time to time, track user email usage in a continued effort to improve our Services. In certain circumstances, we may also send you emails with respect to changes to or events relating to the Website. Each email we send you will contain instructions on how to “unsubscribe” from receiving future emails from the Foundation.
User Contributions and Social Networking Sites:
The Foundation may allow, now or in the future, users to post comments on the Website, such as making comments to our blog posts, which enable users to discuss and contribute to topics posted to the Website (“User Contributions”). When your User Contributions are posted on the Website, they become visible to the public, and you do so at your own risk. We cannot control the actions of other users of the Website who view your User Contributions and have no liability for the actions of others with respect to your User Contributions. In some circumstances, you may be allowed to interact with the Website using your social networking site user credentials, enabling you to post User Contributions, share our content or “like” the Foundation or Website. If you log in via a social networking site, we will receive an identifying token from that site, which will allow us to access some information from your account on that site. The Foundation does not receive or store passwords from your social networking site and will not pass on any such information to any third parties.
We do not respond to web browser “do not track” or other related mechanisms at this time.
- How We Use Your Information
In addition to the uses we have already described, we may use your information to:
- Improve the Website and provide you with Services you request
- Send you our newsletter and service emails if you sign up for our mailing list
We will never sell your information. In certain circumstances, however, we may disclose your information to third parties to allow our third-party vendors to provide us with services for which they have been contracted, such as hosting our Website.
We may use third-party advertising companies to collect data or serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (but not personally-identifying information) about your visits to the Website to deliver targeted ads to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about opting out of such activities, visit http://networkadvertising.org. We may also use third-party ad platforms (such as Google AdSense) to deliver ads on the Website.
Advertising and Cookies
Some of the advertisements provided to us by third parties may contain cookies, and we have no access to or control over these cookies once we have received the advertisements. Note that the Foundation does not provide any personally-identifiable information to third-party advertising companies.
- Disclosure Pursuant to the Law or Acquisition
The Foundation may need to disclose personal information when required by law when it has a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on us or our affiliates. Also, we reserve the right to disclose your personal information to a third party in connection with a sale, merger or reorganization of the Foundation. We will make a reasonable effort to give you advance notice if we determine we are required to disclose your information in accordance with this provision.
- Information Security
The Foundation has technical, administrative and physical safeguards in place to help protect against unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure of user information we collect and/or maintain. Despite our efforts to protect your information, we do not guarantee our safeguards will be 100% effective and therefore, we do not guarantee the safety of your information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure.
- Location of this Website and the Foundation
The Foundation is based in the United States and the Website is hosted in the United States. We do not intend for the Website, Services or any content in either to be used or accessed by anyone residing outside of the United States. We make no warranties or representations that your use of the Website, the Services or any of their content will be appropriate for residents of countries other than the United States or that our practices are in compliance with privacy laws of countries other than the United States. If you are located outside the United States, you consent to our transfer of your information to the United States through your use of the Website.
- California Privacy Rights–Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code
California residents have the right to request from a business the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information in the immediately preceding calendar year. To access this information, please contact us by email at [email protected] or mail at 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. Attn: California Privacy Request.
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