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There are many different ways you can use our services – to search for and share information, to communicate with other people or to create new content. When you share information with us, for example by creating a BugandaWatch Account, we can make those services even better – to show you more relevant search results and ads, to help you connect with people or to make sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want you to be clear how we’re using information and the ways in which you can protect your privacy.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  1. What information we collect and why we collect
  2. How we use that information.
  3. The choices we offer, including how to access and pdate information.

Information We Collect

We collect information to provide better services to all 0 our users – from figuring out basic stuff like which language you speak, to more complex things like which ads you’ll fin most useful or the people who matter most to you online.

We collect information in two ways: you give it to us; 0 we get it from your use of the Website.

Information you give us.

For example, using certain functions of the Site may req ire you to sign up for a Buganda Watch account. During the sign up process you will be prompted to provide personal inf Irmation, like your name, email address and telephone number. To enable you to use the information sharing features of the Site, might also ask you to provide information that will be publicly visible, which may include your name and photo.

Information we get from your use of our services.

We may collect information about the features of the Si~e that you use and hown and when you use them. For example we may keep information on visits you make from the Site to other websites or on how you interact with content on the Site. This types of information we collect includes, but i not limited to:

  • Device inf Examples include serial n mbers, hardware models and operating systems.
  • Log informa Examples include times, date, phone numbers, email addresses, page URLs, IP addresses,
    cookie data, search queries and location infor tion that can be associated with a login session or telephony.

How We Use Information We Collect

We use the information we collect from the Site to provi?e, maintain, protect and improve it, to develop other services and ones, and to protect BugandaWatch and our use s. We may use the name you provide for your account on the Site across other services we offer that require a user account In addition, we may replace past names associated with your have your email, or other information that identifies you, we may show them your publicly visible BugandaWatch information, such as your name and photo.

When you contact Buganda Watch, we may keep a recor of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements.

We use information collected from cookies and other technologies, like pixel tags, to improve your user experience and the overall quality of our services. For example, by saving your language preferences, we’ll be able to have our services appear in the language you prefer. When showing you tailored ads, we will not associate a cookie or anonymous identifier with sensitive categories, such as those based on race, religion, sexual orientation or health.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.  BugandaWatch may processes personal information on our servers in many countries around the world. We may process your personal information on a server located outside the country where you live.

Information you share

Many of our services let you share information with others. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including BugandaWatch . Our services provide you with different options on sharing and removing your content.

Accessing and updating your personal information

Whenever you use our services, we aim to provide you with access to your personal information. If that information is wrong, we strive to give you ways to update it quickly or to delete it – unless we have to keep that information for legitimate business or legal purposes. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before we can act on your request.

We may reject requests that are unreasonably repetitive, require disproportionate technical effort (for example, developing a new system or fundamentally changing an existing practice), risk the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup systems).

Where we can provide information access and correction, we will do so for free, except where it would require a disproportionate effort. We aim to maintain our services in a manner that protects information from accidental or malicious destruction. Because of this, after you delete information from our services, we may not immediately delete
residual copies from our active servers and may not remove information from our backup systems.

Information we share

We do not share personal information with companies, organizations and individuals outside of BugandaWatch unless one of the following circumstances applies:

With your consent

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of BugandaWatch when we have your consent to do so. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information.

For external processing

We may provide personal information to our affiliates or other trusted businesses or persons to process it for us, based on our instructions and in compliance with our Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

For legal reasons

We will share personal information with companies, organizations or individuals outside of Buganda Watch if we have a goodfaith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of the information is reasonably necessary to:

  • meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request.
  • enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations.
  • detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
  • protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of BugandaWatch , our users or the public as required or
    permitted by law.

We may share aggregated. non-personally identifiable information publicly and with our partners -like publishers, advertisers or connected sites. For example, we may share information publicly to show trends about the general use of our services.

Information security

We work hard to protect Buganda Watch and our users from unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. In  particular:

  • We encrypt most of the Website content and services using SSL.
  • We review our information collection, storage and processing practices, including physical security measures, to
    guard against unauthorized access to systems.
  • We restrict access to personal information to BugandaWatch employees, contractors and agents who need to
    know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality
    obligations and may be disciplined or terminated if they fail to meet these obligations.

When this Privacy Policy applies

Our Privacy Policy applies to all of the services offered through the Site and ours affiliates, including services offered on other sites (such as our advertising services), but excludes services that have separate privacy policies that do not incorporate this Privacy Policy.

Our Privacy Policy does not apply to services offered by other companies or individuals, including products or sites that may be displayed to you in search results or other sites linked from the Website. Links to non-BugandaWatch sites are provided as a convenience and are beyond our control.

Our Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of other companies and organizations who advertise our services, and who may use cookies, pixel tags and other technologies to serve and offer relevant ads.

Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to several self-regulatory frameworks. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review

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