African Technology Foundation (ATF) Privacy Policy

Most people check out a web site's Privacy Policy before entering any personal information into a web form. It's a good idea to see what happens to your data. You can rest assured that here on African Technology Foundation's website your information is SAFE. We know we have certain obligations, and so we take good care to comply at all times with all relevant privacy laws. We understand the issues and concerns surrounding the use of personal data in business, so we maintain very high standards and are accountable to you at all times. ATF's privacy policy is to respect and protect the privacy of visitors to our web site and subscribers to the African Technology Foundation newsletter. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it. 

Data Collection

We do request personal information such as your name, email address, company details and other demographic information which you can choose to provide when you subscribe to our newsletter or request information. You are under no obligation to provide any personal data if you do not want to however, we need to collect this information to help us personalize and deliver relevant, benefit-driven content in our newsletter. We also use personal information for purposes of administering and expanding our business activities, providing customer service and making available other products and services to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. If you choose to opt out of receiving any such communications from us, please contact us directly. We also collect aggregate information from all web site visitors. This aggregate data is used to customize African Technology Foundation web content to deliver a better experience for our users and will in no way personally identify you. 


We will not publish, give, sell or rent your information to anyone, ever. However, we reserve the right to disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) African Technology Foundation's rights or property, other users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. We also reserve the right to disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. web servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address. On occasions, we collect IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to analyze aggregate information, and to audit the use of our site. 

We may acquire information about individuals from other sources and add such information to our house files. 


Links to Other Sites and Public web domains

You should be aware that when you are on the African Technology Foundation web site, you could be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. There are links to other sites from African Technology Foundation web site pages that take you outside our service. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. The privacy policies of these other sites may significantly differ from that of African Technology Foundation's. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of any other sites and cannot guarantee the security of any of your personal information collected there. 

Protecting the security of all personally-identifiable information associated with our guests is of the utmost concern to us. Once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable precautions to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of our users' personal information and maintain their privacy, we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you disclose or transmit to us online and cannot be responsible for the theft, destruction, or inadvertent disclosure of such personal information. 

African Technology Foundation does not knowingly collect information from children. If you are under 13, please do not provide any personal information to us. 

The Data Controller

The List Owner and Data Controller is:


1530 Page Mill Road, Suite 110

Palo Alto, California


Access to your own data

To be provided with a copy of your own personal data that we collect online and maintain in our database, and to contest and correct inaccuracies, or request that your personal data be deleted, please send an e-mail and we will respond quickly. 

Your Acceptance of the Terms of this Privacy Policy

By using this site, you signify your assent to the African Technology Foundation's Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. The terms of this Privacy Policy may change from time to time without prior notice to you, so please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.