This policy sets out how portaltoafrica.com stores and uses information relating to you. portaltoafrica.com and Portal To Africa are trading names of Creative Opportunities Enterprise.
If you have any questions about how we use your data or the steps we take to protect your privacy, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at [email protected]
For all our services, the data controller is Creative Opportunities Enterprise
How We Use Your Information
When you create an account on our website, buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be personal information.
We may use it in order to:
- verify your identity for security purposes
- sell products to you
- provide you with our services
- provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our website
We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract.
Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable.
We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect the following information:
|Type of information
|How we use it
|Your email address
|To send you an occasional newsletter. Please see the section on "Email Marketing" below for further details.
When you contact us using our contact form, we collect the following information:
|Type of information
|How we use it
|Your name and email address
|To respond to the message that you send us.
Sharing Your Information
We will never sell, distribute or lease your data to any third party. In order to subscribe you to our newsletter, we do share your email address with the following data controller:
- Our email marketing provider, Send in Blue
If you choose to receive emails from us by subscribing to our newsletter, we will send you periodic emails to keep you up-to-date with the latest news, information and other highlights related to Africa.
To receive emails from us, you only need to provide your email address.
You can easily opt-out of receiving emails from us at any time by:
- Clicking the 'Unsubscribe' link at the bottom of any of our newsletters
- Contacting us through our contact form
Links to other websites
What Are Cookies
Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer to improve your experience on our website. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality. For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.
The Cookies We Set
This site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
Third Party Cookies
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solutions on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; AddThis, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us.
In relation to your personal information, you have the following rights:
- The right to be informed of how we use your information
- The right to access any information we hold on you
- The right to correct any inaccurate information we hold on you
- The right to request that we delete information we hold on you
- The right to access your information in a format that makes it easy to transfer it to another environment in a safe and secure manner
- The right to opt-out of newsletters and other marketing emails at any time
Securing Your Data
Portal To Africa will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Where applicable, Portal To Africa will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers.
We will endeavour to communicate any significant changes, but please check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any changes.
How to Contact Us
If you would like to contact us for any of the following reasons:
- If you have any queries about how we collect and use your information
- If you would like a copy of the information we hold on you
- If you would like to update or delete any of the information we hold on you
- If you would like to exercise any of your rights explained above
Data Protection Officer Portal To Africa P.O. Box OS2539 Osu, Accra Ghana