Information Collection and Use
Science for Africa is the sole owner of the information collected on its website. We do not share, sell, or exchange this information. You can browse and view much of the content on Science for Africa’s website anonymously. Science for Africa does not collect any personally identifiable information (such as name, address, or email address) from you unless you voluntarily choose to provide such information to us as part of your enrollment as a researcher in our network.
Like many websites, Science for Africa commonly uses information-gathering tools, such as cookies and web beacons, to collect information, as you navigate the Science for Africa website. Science for Africa also automatically collects certain information, such as internet protocol (IP address), browser type, operating system, and other usage information, and stores that information in log files. We use this information to analyze trends, administer the Science for Africa website, and track your navigation around our website to improve the user experience.
Cookies are small data files that a website places on your hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Web beacons are transparent pixel images that are used in collecting information about website usage. They assist us in making your interactions with the Science for Africa website easy and meaningful, by providing enhanced functionality, and aggregate traffic data. Standing alone, neither cookies nor web beacons personally identify you. Unless you choose to identify yourself to Science for Africa (e.g., by filling out a website form) or have previously identified yourself to Science for Africa, you remain anonymous to us.
You have many choices with regards to the management of cookies on your computer. All major browsers allow you to block or delete cookies from your system, but if you choose to block or delete cookies, it may limit your use of certain features or functions on the Science for Africa website. To learn more about your ability to manage cookies and web beacons, please consult the privacy features in your browser.
Third Party Cookies
Policy of No Sharing
We will not share, sell or exchange user information to third parties unless part of the research exchange for which the user/researcher has signed up for.
Science for Africa takes appropriate precautions to protect theinformation of visitors to our site. Our website use industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption on all web pages where personal or sensitive information is required. This encryption allows your data to be safely transmitted over the Internet without being intercepted, read, altered or deleted by a malicious third party. The encrypted data goes to a physically secure location where your information is stored on restricted-access computers located at restricted-access sites. No data transmission over the Internet or any wireless network can be guaranteed to be perfectly secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information transmitted to us, and you transmit such information at your own risk.
Transferring Personal Data From Africa to the US
Do Not Track
The Science for Africa website has enabled the web browser “do not track” signal.
Retention of Your Information
Information you provide to Science for Africa as part of your research network membership will be retained for no longer than reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was obtained, or for a period specifically required by law or regulation. Your information will be disposed of in a manner that seeks to prevent loss, theft, misuse or unauthorized access.
Children Under 13
Science for Africa does not specifically collect information about children. If we learn that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete the information as quickly as possible.
For EU Data Subjects
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and other countries’ privacy laws provide certain rights for data subjects. Because Science for Africa is not established in the European Union, these rights only apply in relation to Science for Africa offering goods or services to data subjects in the European Union, or in relation to Science for Africa monitoring behavior in the European Union. Among these rights is the right to know the purpose of the processing; the categories of personal data concerned; who else outside of Science for Africa might have received the data from us; what the source of the information was (if you did not provide it directly to us); and how long the data will be stored. Additionally, you have the right to access and rectify your personal data if it is inaccurate. You may, under certain circumstances, also request that we cease using your data for direct marketing purposes, or that we erase your data. You may also have a right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate data protection authority if you have concerns about how we process your personal data. We will, at your request, provide personal data that you have provided to Science for Africa to you or transmit it directly to another controller if technically feasible.
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Science for Africa is not responsible for the privacy practices of websites hyperlinked to its websites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personally identifiable information.
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Science for Africa makes a great effort to update our website frequently so that information is accurate and current, however it is possible that our websites may include dated or inaccurate information, and information may be changed or updated without notice. Science for Africa, and its directors, officers, employees, advisors, agents and other representatives, specifically disclaim all warranties with respect to science4africa.org/ and any of its contents, whether expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the accuracy, completeness, security and timeliness of any contents therein.
In no event shall Science for Africa, or its directors, officers, employees, advisors, agents or other representatives, be liable to the user for any damages whatsoever, including any direct, indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or punitive damages, arising out of or in connection with, relating to, resulting from or based upon the use of our website or any of the contents or any hyperlinked sites, even if Science for Africa has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, and accordingly, some of the above limitations may not apply to you.
Our website is hosted in the United States of America. Science for Africa makes no representations or warranties that the pages or other materials on the website including, but not limited to, its contents, postings or replies, are legally appropriate or legally available for use outside the United States, and access to them from countries or territories where their use may be illegal is strictly prohibited. If you choose to access our website from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for complying with all applicable local laws. Any dispute, action or other proceeding concerning the website shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the substantive laws of the State of New York, in the United States of America, without regard to principles of conflicts of law. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
Last Updated: February 2021
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