AfroCab is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using our application then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
AfroCab may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 1, 2014.
What We Collect
We may collect the following information:
Personal Information. "Personal Information" is the personally identifying information that you send or receive when you use AfroCab. Personal information may identify you or your friends and includes information such as your name, emails, addresses, websites, telephone numbers and photographs or whatever information you transmit or receive using AfroCab.
Session and Usage Data. "Session and Usage Data" is collected anonymously and may include without limitation, all connection and service-related data submitted through your use of AfroCab relating to the connection request, server communication and data sharing, including network measurements, quality of service, date, time and location. Session and Usage Data does not include Personal Information or Content you may share through AfroCab (Photos, Contacts, Calendar Appointments, etc.). We use Session and Usage data to improve the functionality and features of AfroCab. We also may aggregate Session and Usage data as described in Aggregate Information below.
We also collect personal information if you provide it to us via e-mail or other means. We may collect information that identifies you personally when you send us comments, questions or suggestions. Also, we automatically receive certain types of information whenever you interact with us or use AfroCab or our Site. For example, our systems may automatically collect your IP address and the type of browser or operating system you use ("Log Data"). We use Log Data to monitor the use of AfroCab, and for technical administration.
Aggregate Information. "Aggregate Information" is data we collect about a group or category of services or Users from which individual User identities have been removed. In other words, information on how you use the Application may be collected and combined with information about how others use the Application, but no personal information will be included in the resulting data. Aggregate data helps us understand trends in our Users' needs so that we can better consider new features or otherwise tailor the Application. We may share aggregate information about our Users with third parties for various purposes, including to help us better understand and improve our services, and for advertising and marketing purposes.
Security. AfroCab is very concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. We limit access to Personal Information to employees or contractors who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs. We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access. Please be aware that no security measure that we take to protect your information is perfect or impenetrable.
In addition, we cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you share your information. We cannot ensure that information you share with other Users using the Application will not become publicly available. We are not responsible for third party circumvention of our security measures. You can reduce these risks by using common sense security practices such as refraining from sharing your information with people you don't know and limiting the information that you choose to share using the Application.
How We Use Your Information
For our internal business operations. In general, we use Session and Usage Data internally to serve our Users and enable them to take maximum advantage of AfroCab. We also store Personal Information to improve the functionality of AfroCab. All information collected is stored in our database and may be archived elsewhere. Access to your Personal Information other than Session and Usage Data will be limited to our employees and contractors.
We may also combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or other companies. For example, Personal Information may be used to conduct marketing analysis, to create an individual profile and provide personalized services, to provide services or complete transactions you have requested, to anticipate and resolve problems with the application, to respond to customer support inquiries, and to create and inform you of new products and services from us that better meet your needs. By requesting a service or clicking on an ad, you give consent for us or our marketing partners to communicate with you at any of the contact points you provide to us for any of the aforementioned purposes.
If you use features of AfroCab to tell your friends about the AfroCab, your friends may receive an invitation to use AfroCab and/or download the application.
We may use information about you for our own internal purposes, such as to estimate our user base, measure aggregate traffic patterns as well as to understand demographic, customer interest, and other trends among our Users.
We may engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to us, including, without limitation, hosting and maintenance, customer relationship, database storage and management, and direct marketing campaigns. We will share your Personal Information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary or useful to perform these functions and provide such services, and only pursuant to binding contractual obligations requiring such third parties to maintain the privacy and security of your data.
Information about our Users, including Personal Information, will be disclosed as part of any merger or acquisition, creation of a separate business to provide the Site or the Application, or fulfill products, sale or pledge of company assets as well as in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership in which Personal Information would be transferred as one of the business assets of the company.
For marketing purposes. We do not disclose your Personal Information (other than Aggregate Information) to third parties for the third parties' direct marketing purposes, unless you first affirmatively agree to that disclosure.
We do not rent, sell, or share Personal Information about you with other people or non-affiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances: (i) as may be necessary to perform internal analyses and business functions; (ii) as part of a business transfer; or (iii) when required by law or permitted to protect our rights, property, or safety.
If you use AfroCab, you consent to our collection of your Session and Usage Data. We may use this information for internal analyses and external marketing purposes as described in this Policy.
We may display targeted advertisements based on Personal Information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click targeted ads meet the targeting criteria for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area. We do not provide any Personal Information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will assume that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
For legal enforcement. We may release your Personal Information in the good faith belief that release is appropriate and necessary to comply with legal process or authority (e.g., a lawful subpoena, warrant or court order); to enforce or apply our policies; to initiate, render, bill, and collect for amounts owed to us; to protect our rights, property, or personal safety, our Users, our employees, or the public; or if we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person requires disclosure of communications or justifies disclosure of records without delay. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities.
We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law. This may include respecting requests from jurisdictions outside of where we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law under the local laws in that jurisdiction, apply to Users from that jurisdiction, and are consistent with generally accepted international standards.
In general, AfroCab accesses third party information (such as your Facebook account information) through application interfaces. However, please be aware that we may provide links to third-party Web sites, such as Facebook, as a service to our Users. When you click on links of third parties on AfroCab or the Site, you may leave the AfroCab application or Site. Some of these third party sites may be co- branded with our name/logo or our affiliated entity's name/logo, even though they are not operated or maintained by us. The Site may also carry advertisements from other companies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of Web sites operated by third parties that are linked to the Site or for the privacy practices of third party or national Internet advertising companies, which differ from ours. You are solely responsible for reading and accepting their privacy and related policies.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Controlling Your Personal Information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.