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    Privacy Policy

    Who we are

    We as a publication have a transparent privacy policy to better help our readers know how we relate with them. ADSource Zambia and the website address adsourcezm.com as a collective is a Zambian Digital Technology Publication established with the focus on disseminating technology information to the Zambian populous and the rest of Africa.

    What personal data we collect and why we collect it

    Comments

    When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

    An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

    Media

    If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

    Contact forms

    Cookies

    If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

    If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

    When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

    If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

    Embedded content from other websites

    Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

    These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

    Analytics

    We may analyse your data in order to give you a personalised experience with our website or other forms of communication we may use to reach out to you.

    Who we share your data with

    It is in our policy to never share our website visitor data with third parties for whatever purposes. Be rest assured that your data will never be harvested. The only data collected is for your convenience to aid speed up tasks such as filling in forms.

    How long we retain your data

    If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

    For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

    What rights you have over your data

    If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

    Where we send your data

    Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

    Your contact information

    The only contact information we may require from you is your name and email address unless in times when you make a purchase off our website.

    Additional information

    How we protect your data

    All our collected website visitor data is stored in our offsite CRM and subscriber hub. Only the key staff have access to the data for communication purposes such as newsletters.

    What data breach procedures we have in place

    In a case where they maybe a data breach, our staff can send out communication informing affected parties about what to do in order to stay protected and reduce vulnerability.

    What third parties we receive data from

    We collect data off of social media for the purpose of reaching out to our target audience. We never buy data from individuals or companies as the only data we collect is that which is publicly available.

    What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

    You may receive auto generated responses from our end at a time you make a purchase or subscribe to our newsletter.