We respect and protect the privacy of all individuals who visit this site, those who sign up for our newsletter A Taste of Africa, those who register for our Recipe Forum Indaba and those who purchase our African Recipes Cookbook.
In common with most standard Web sites we use log files which obtain the following data from your system. Internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider, country of origin, operating system type, date/time stamp, referring page, search term used, pages visited within this site, time spent, and exit pages. Non of this information is linked to personally identifiable information. The information is collected in aggregate to gather demographic information so as to improve the service offered.
We use tracking utilities (Webalizer, Modlogan and AWstats) that analyse log files for this purpose.
We also use third party off-site services (Sitemeter and Google Analytics) to corroborate this information and to display it graphically, for ease of interpretation. No personally indentifiable information is provided by these services
A cookie is a string of data stored on the visitor's computer, which is tied to information about the user. [Cookies placed while on our site are not linked to any personably identifiable information] We use both session ID (identification) cookies and persistent cookies.
A session cookie terminates (ends) once the visitor closes his/her browser.
This type of cookie is used by our Indaba forum to ensure that the visitor does not have to login more than once during a visit. This saves you both time and frustration. It is also used to ensure that you do not get more than one dropdown signup form for our newsletter
A persistent cookie is a small text file stored on the user's hard drive for an extended period of time. Persistent cookies can be removed by following Internet browser help file directions.
Persistent cookies are set to enable the user to be automatically logged on to our Indaba forum, should the user choose this option.
They are also used to ensure that the referring affiliate (representative) receives the appropriate recognition should you decide to purchase the African Recipes Cookbook. They are also set by third party adverisers, for further information see hereunder
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISERS
We allow third-party companies, including Google and ShareThis, to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information. (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information.
To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit networkadvertising.org
Further To learn about Google's practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by Google, click here.
You may also view and manage your ads preferences associated with this cookie by accessing the Ads Preferences Manager
Further you may elect to opt out of the DoubleClick cookie at any stage, by clicking here
If users have set their browser to disallow cookies, they may still use our site but may experience some frustration and limitations of service.
AFRICHEF only collects personal information relating to the user when he/she specifically and voluntarily provides such information. Cases in point are.
Users are requested to provide their first name and email address when signing up for AFRICHEF'S newsletter and/or registering for our Indaba forum and/or commenting on a Blog Post on the associated Blog "Africa Dreams." In these cases the users IP address is automatically attached to this information. This is to validate the fact that the user provided same.
The users email address, first and surname is taken in the event of any purchase to enable Africhef to provide user support.
Users who have subscribed and who no longer wish to receive AFRICHEF'S newsletter and promotional communications may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided at the bottom of every newsletter or communication.
You may opt out of Google's interest based advertising program by clicking here
You may opt-out of receiving cookies from ShareThis by clicking here
Further you may opt out of receiving cookies from other advertising networks, which may, from time to time, advertise on this site, by visiting Network Advertising Initiatives Opt Out Page which you can find by clicking here
Since AFRICHEF has appointed 2Checkout.com, Inc as the authorized reseller of all of Africhef's products, Africhef is not given, and does not require your credit card information.
THIRD PARTY INTERMEDIARIES
In order to improve the security of your transactions, Africhef has appointed 2Checkout.com, Inc as the authorized retailer of Africhef's products. This means that 2Checkout.com is able to function as an independant 3rd party in the unlikely event of any dispute arising. 2Checkout.com, Inc does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
FORUM (Indaba) and Africa Dreams BLOG
Please remember that any information disclosed in these areas becomes public information. Exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. As these areas are public and open for users to interact with each other, we expect all users to respect the rights of others.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION.
No personally identifiable information divulged by users will be shared with any third party.
Users information will not be shared with or sold to anyone else.
The exception being should we be obliged to provide information in order to comply with a court order, subpoena, search warrant or any other valid legal process.
This Web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we, [AFRICHEF], are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
Users are urged to read the TERMS AND CONDITIONS and the DISCLAIMER relating to their use of this website