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Privacy Policy

Below is the main Privacy Statement for SwaliAfrica Magazine. There may be additional/modified Privacy Statements that apply to other services connected with this site offered by SwaliAfrica. Please read these at the time you register or subscribe for these services.

At SwaliAfrica Magazine we collect different types of information about our visitors and consumers for four main reasons:

  1. To provide personalised services unique to individual visitors and consumers.
  2. To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer to you.
  3. To sell advertising space on SwaliAfrica Magazine or/and other websites realted to the SwaliAfrica Project.
  4. To market our services to individual consumers.

SwaliAfrica Magazine Principles

  1. SwaliAfrica Magazine does our utmost to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of security technology. This means:
    1. We ensure that we have appropriate physical and technological security measures in place to protect your information.
    2. We ensure that when we use other services providers for any processes, these service providers also have appropriate security measures in place to protect your information.
  2. SwaliAfrica Magazine respects your privacy.
  3. SwaliAfrica Magazine will only collect and use your information where we have legitimate business reasons, and we are legally entitled to do so.
  4. SwaliAfrica Magazine will be transparent about the information we will collect on you and how we will use your information.
  5. SwaliAfrica Magazine is accessible via the internet. This means that any collected information can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
  6. If SwaliAfrica Magazine or our service providers transfer your information outside of your country, all protection required under the law shall remain in place.

How SwaliAfrica Magazine May Use Your Information

Personal Information You Share With Us

“Personal Identifiable Information” is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as name, postal address, telephone number, email address, and/or credit card number.

SwaliAfrica Magazine collects Personal Information (PII) ONLY when you submit it to us, including when you register or subscribe for certain SwaliAfrica products and services, complete a survey, or participate in a forum.

The Personal Identifiable Information (PII) that SwaliAfrica Magazine may include First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Screen Name, Street Address, Zip/Postal Code/Location, and Country. Some may be made mandatory at any time.

We also ask optional profile questions that include, Investing Background, Risk Profile, Job Title, Job Function/Occupation, Industry, and no. of Staff/Company Size.

Information we Automatically Collect

SwaliAfrica Magazine automatically collects Non-Personally Identifiable Information (Non-PII) on all visitors and consumers interacting with our online services, including your IP address, browser type, operating geography, and pages visited.

If you access our Online Services from a mobile or other device, we may collect a unique device identifier assigned to that device (“UDID”).

This information is used to personalize your experience across all SwaliAfrica Project platforms. It also allows us to display relevant content, services and advertising to the appropriate audience.

Who SwaliAfrica Magazine May Share Your Information With

SwaliAfrica Magazine may offer via the site third party services, such as video recommendations, article recommendations, social login, social sharing, social commenting, live news feeds, and surveys. Any information which is collected by SwaliAfrica Magazine when you access a third party service is processed under this Privacy Statement. Information collected by third party operators themselves will be governed by their own privacy statement.

SwaliAfrica Magazine may use service providers to help us run this site or services available on the site, some of whom may be based outside your country. SwaliAfrica Magazine MAY share user information with carefully chosen third parties. Any third parties who access your data in the course of providing services on our behalf are subject to strict contractual restrictions to ensure that your data is protected, and in compliance with Data Privacy laws. SwaliAfrica Magazine may also independently audit these service providers to ensure they meet our standards.

Use of Cookies

SwaliAfrica Magazine use cookies and other similar anonymous tracking technologies for a number of reasons.

  1. SwaliAfrica Magazine use anonymous cookies for statistical purposes to track how many unique consumers we have, when and how often they visit the SwaliAfrica Magazine sites. SwaliAfrica Magazine collect data about which of our pages are most frequently visited and by which types of visitors and consumers from which countries.
  2. SwaliAfrica Magazine use cookies with privacy compliant third parties to collect anonymous user information. These third party cookies (flash and non-flash) and web beacons are used for video recommendations, article recommendations, social sharing and other similar services and collect information such as your IP address, browser type, operating geography, and pages visited.
  3. Both SwaliAfrica Magazine and third party advertisers use cookies to collect anonymous statistical advertising data. This may include whether a visitor has seen an advertisement and if so, how long ago, how many have seen the advertisement once and how many have seen it more than once. Further information is available below concerning Online Behavioural Advertising.
  4. Placing cookies on your computer means SwaliAfrica Magazine may serve you advertisements possibly more interesting to you, and allows us to control the number of times you see advertisements and measure effectiveness of ad campaigns. Further information is available below in the Online Behavioural Advertising section, including how you can opt out of online behavioural advertising.

You can turn cookies off, but if you do this, you may not be able to use some services on the SwaliAfrica Magazine site, and you might see more pop-ups and other intrusive advertising, as we won’t be able to limit what you see using cookies. You will however still be able to view editorial content.

For more information on managing your cookies, including how to turn them off.

By permitting cookies to be used you are agreeing to the use of cookies as described above.

About SwaliAfrica Magazine Advertising

Online Behavioural Advertising (OBA) allows us to deliver targeted advertising to visitors to the SwaliAfrica sites. OBA works by showing you advertisements which are based on the type of content you have been reading, and delivering advertisements which we believe may be of interest to you.

As you browse SwaliAfrica Magazine, one of the cookies placed on your computer will be an advertising cookie so we can better understand what sort of pages you are interested in.

The information collected about your computer enables us to group you with other computers who have shown similar interests. We can then display advertising to you which is based on these interests. For instance if you have been reading a lot of Food and Drink articles we may decide to show you more advertisements based on food and drink.

It’s important to remember that none of the OBA techniques we employ requires us to collect or use personally identifiable information.

Behavioural retargeting is another form of OBA which enables us and some of our advertising partners to show you ads based on your online reading away from the SwaliAfrica Magazine site. For example, if you have visited the website of an online clothing shop you may start seeing ads from that same shopping site displaying special offers or showing you the products that you were browsing. This allows companies to advertise to visitors who are interested in their content after they leave their website.

SwaliAfrica Magazine may also want to share behavioural data with other websites. This may mean that when you are on other websites you are served advertising based on your behaviour on SwaliAfrica Magazine, and on SwaliAfrica Magazine you may be served advertising based on your behaviour on other sites.

Other Advertising

SwaliAfrica Magazine contains contextual affiliate links from which we may earn revenue. Our articles are never influenced by advertisers or affiliates, nor are they written for the purpose of promoting a product, except when clearly branded as a ‘sponsored feature’ or ‘advertisement feature’ or ‘sponsor’s content’.

Legal Information

Please note that SwaliAfrica Magazine reserve the right to access and disclose personal data to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our systems properly and to protect both ourselves and our visitors and consumers.

How to Contact SwaliAfrica about Your Personal Information, and/or This Privacy Statement

If you have any queries regarding SwaliAfrica’ use of your information please email

Changes to the Privacy Statement

Should SwaliAfrica Magazine elect to change our Privacy Statement, we will post the changes here.

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