Privacy Policy for African Social Enterprise Workshop (ASEW)

1. Introduction

African Social Enterprise Workshop (ASEW) (“we,” “us,” “our,” or “the Organization”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of individuals who interact with our website and participate in our events. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard personal information provided by individuals during event registrations and related activities. By using our website and registering for our events, you consent to the practices described in this policy.

2. Information We Collect

Personal Information: When you register for our events, we may collect personal information, including but not limited to:

  • Name
  • Contact information (email address, phone number, location)
  • Organization or affiliation
  • Role and gender
  • Staff strength and years in operation.
  • Photos at events (optional)

Non-Personal Information: We may also collect non-personal information about your interaction with our website, such as IP address, browser type, operating system, and referring URLs, to improve our services and website functionality.

3. How We Use Your Information

3.1. Event Registration:

We use the personal information you provide to process event registrations, communicate event-related information, and manage your participation in the event.

3.2. Communication:

We may use your contact information to send you event updates, announcements, marketing materials, and other relevant communications. You can opt-out of marketing communications at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in such communications or by writing to us to let us know of your interest to unsubscribe from all our communications using the information provided in section 9 (Contact Us).

3.3. Improving Services:

Non-personal information may be used for analytical and statistical purposes to improve our services, website, and event offerings.

4. Sharing Your Information

4.1. Third-Party Service Providers:

We may share your personal information with trusted third-party service providers who assist us in event management, communication and other related services. These service providers are bound by confidentiality agreements and are prohibited from using your information for any other purpose.

4.2. Legal Compliance:

We may disclose your information when required to do so by law or in response to valid legal requests, such as subpoenas or court orders.

4.3. Discontinuation:

In the event of a discontinuation of events or activities, your personal information will be permanently deleted for security reasons. We will notify you via email or prominent notice on our website of any such changes in relation to your personal information.

5. Data Security

We take data security seriously and implement reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

6. Your Rights and Choices

6.1. Access and Update:

You have the right to access, correct, or update your personal information in our records. You can do this by contacting us using the information provided in section 9 (Contact Us) below.

6.2. Data Retention:

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy, or as required by law.

6.3. Opt-out:

If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us, you can follow the unsubscribe instructions in the email or contact us using the information provided in section 9 (Contact Us) below.

7. Children’s Privacy

Our services and events are not directed at individuals under the age of 18, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children without parental consent. If you believe we have inadvertently collected information from a child, please contact us, and we will take appropriate measures to remove the information from our records.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the revised policy on our website with the effective date mentioned at the top.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests related to this privacy policy or your personal information, please contact us at:

African Social Enterprise Workshop (ASEW)

Effective Date: July 2023