Data Collection and Use

African Internship News is committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our users' personal information. When users visit our website, we may collect various types of information including, but not limited to, personal identification details such as names, email addresses, postal addresses, phone numbers, and other relevant data. This information is collected through forms on our website, user registration, and other avenues where users provide their details voluntarily. We only collect information that is pertinent to providing our services, improving the user experience, and communicating with our users regarding potential internship opportunities and other related updates.

The information gathered is used for purposes consistent with the nature of African Internship News. This includes notifying users about new internship opportunities, responding to user inquiries, personalizing user experience, content improvement, and any other service-related communication. All user data is handled with strict confidentiality and in compliance with the applicable data protection laws in South Africa. We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information without obtaining prior consent.

Data Protection

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. This includes physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Our servers and databases are protected by security technology, such as firewalls, encryption, and passwords, which are designed to prevent unauthorized access. Only authorized personnel have access to this information, and they are required to treat the information as confidential.

While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. Users are responsible for ensuring that any login credentials, including passwords, are kept confidential and secure. We also encourage users to take steps to protect their personal information when using the internet, such as avoiding the use of the same password across multiple websites and being cautious of phishing scams.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

Our website uses cookies and similar tracking technologies to enhance user experience, provide personalized content, and analyze our website's performance. Cookies are small text files stored on your device when you visit our site. They help us understand user preferences and improve our services. Users can control cookie settings through their browser preferences. However, disabling cookies may affect the functionality and user experience of our website.

We may also use third-party service providers to assist us in analyzing how our users navigate and use our site. These service providers may have access to users' personal data as needed to perform these tasks on our behalf. They are obligated to maintain confidentiality and are not permitted to use or disclose the information for other purposes.

User Rights and Choices

Users have the right to access, correct, update, or delete their personal information at any time. Requests to access or delete personal information should be directed to us via email at [email protected]. Users also have the right to object to the processing of their personal data and to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. We will respond to all user requests in accordance with applicable data protection laws.

We may retain certain information for record-keeping purposes, to complete transactions, or to comply with legal obligations. Even if users request deletion of their personal information, it may not be immediately possible to remove all data from our systems due to technical and legal constraints.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

From time to time, African Internship News may update our Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices, legal requirements, or other factors. We will notify users of any material changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new policy on our website and updating the effective date. Users are encouraged to review our Privacy Policy periodically to stay informed about how we are protecting their personal information. Continued use of our website after changes have been made signifies acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or the handling of their personal data, they may contact us at the following address:

Rowena Lancaster

Nelson Mandela Gateway to Robben Island,
V&A Waterfront,
Cape Town,
WC 8001,
South Africa

Email: [email protected]