Privacy Policy

ChangeTanzania’s mission is to empower people in Tanzania to create the change they want to see. We believe the best way to achieve that mission is to be a technology company using the power of business for social good.

Our Privacy Policy outlines how we get and use information about you, who we share it with, and how you can control your privacy settings. This information helps us build technology to show you our activites that are most likely to matter to you.

1. Information we collect
To run our service and show you relevant content, we need to know a little about you and your interests. Here we outline what information changetanzania.orgcollects, and how we collect it.

a. What we collect
When you sign a petition, all the activities you can do to promote our petitions through third-party sites and services, and any other action through our website.
Through these activities and upon your general use of our website, we may collect and/or receive the following information about you that reveals your specific identity, or is directly tied to your specific identity:

  • Your name
  • Your postal address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email address, or non-email authentication if you are using a mobile device
  • Your profile picture
  • Other information you voluntarily submit (for example: photos)
  • Information about you available in public records,
  • Information about you that we get from third party data providers. We obtain this data with assurance from these providers that you have consented to the collecting and sharing of this data. We don’t actively collect sensitive public data such as medical data. In addition, we only collect information that is permissible to collect in Tanzania.

b. How we collect it
When you register for changetanzania.org website, you will be asked to create a user profile that includes information such as your user name, city, state, and country. You may choose to upload photos and provide additional information as well

Cookies and online tracking: We, our service providers, and any ad networks who help us deliver relevant ads to you may use cookies, , and other similar technologies to measure and track general user activities on changetanzania.org, Like other websites changetanzania.org will not function properly if cookies are not enabled. Please review our Cookies Policy for more information.

2. How we may use your information
Here are the ways we might use your information to run our website, provide our services and serve you better content.
We use your information to respond to your inquiries and fulfill your requests, such as when you sign petitions, or participate in other activities on changetanzania.org.
We need your contact information to send administrative information to you, for example, information regarding our services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies.
We use your information for general purposes, such as data analysis, audits, fraud monitoring and prevention, enhancing, improving or modifying our website, identifying usage trends, determining the effectiveness of campaigns, and operating and expanding our activities.

3. Who may receive your information?
Here we outline when and how you via the website, or by us can share information – either. But we won’t share your contact details with them without your permission.

a. The Change Tanzania campaign
We may, in certain circumstances, share your name and general geographic location with the intended decision maker who is the recipient of the petition. If you do not wish to have this information shared with the petition recipient, you should not sign the petition.
Our website provides an open forum for communication by users all around the Tanzania and the world. We do not monitor, verify, or perform any background check on changetanzania.org users, or other members of changetanzania.org. Interacting with others on our website and the resulting sharing of information is at your own risk.

b. Your other social media platforms
You may share your activities on changetanzania.org with friends on other social media sites, for example, sharing a petition you signed on Facebook. You may voluntarily share information on message boards, chat, profile pages and blogs, and other services to which you are able to post information and materials (including the Change Tanzania pages on Facebook and other social media platforms). Please note that any information you post or disclose through these services will become public information, and may be available to other changetanzania.org users, social media platform users and to the general public. We urge you to be very careful when deciding to disclose any information about yourself via the social sharing features of our website.

c. Administrative purposes
We may share your information with third parties for the following purposes:

We may share information about you with our services providers who process information to provide services to us or on our behalf. We have contracts with our service providers that prohibit them from sharing the information about you that they collect or receive with anyone else or from using such information for other purposes.
Fraud prevention:
We may disclose the personal information we collect about our users when we believe disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or respond to suspected illegal or fraudulent activity or to protect the safety, rights, or property of us, our users, or others.
Law enforcement purposes:
If requested or required by government authorities, such as law enforcement authorities, courts, or regulators, or otherwise to comply with the law, we may have to disclose any information we have about our users. We also may disclose information collected about you in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims.

d. Email settings
If you no longer want to receive emails from changetanzania.org, you may opt out of receiving these by following the instructions contained in any such email or by  “Settings,” and selecting “Manage Email Preferences.”

4. Accessing or deleting your information
If you want, you can ask us for the information we have about you and even ask us to delete it or update.
If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, or delete information that has been previously provided to us by you on anyone else, you may contact us.
Please let us know what information you would like us to remove from our databases. We will try to comply with your request as soon as reasonably practicable.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for mandatory record keeping purposes. If you subsequently ask us to delete your information from our platform and databases, information related to those other users’ and articles cannot be removed and will remain in our records.

5. Data retention & security
We take a lot of measures to protect your personal information. We seek to use reasonable organizational, technical, and administrative measures to protect your information within our organization from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure. Unfortunately, no data storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, please immediately notify us of the problem using the contact details listed on our website.
We will retain your Personal Information for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required by law.

6. How to contact us
We’d love to hear your questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. If you have any suggestions for us,

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