Canada Africa Business Forum Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy of the Canada Africa Business Forum. (CABF), a Canadian-registered not-for-profit organization. It explains CABF’s policies for the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information.

The information we collect

CABF collects information by various methods, including information actively supplied by its lead providers and customers, information arising from customer surveys or diagnostics, and general feedback. Please note that surveys, diagnostics, and requests for feedback may be accompanied by specific privacy notices that take precedence over this privacy policy to the extent of any conflict.

The types of personal information we collect include name, contact information, identification information, and credit information. Credit card information is used for billing purposes only and is not retained. We may record calls to or from our customer service representatives for the purposes of accuracy, performance reviews, training, and general quality assurance.

How we use this information

This information is used for various purposes, including customer service, accounting, billing, collections, and the marketing of other CABF products.

CABF may use aggregate or anonymous information, which will not be linked to identified individuals, for various other uses for itself and third parties. The identity of our corporate clients is not considered personal or confidential information, and we may disclose that information for promotion and marketing purposes.

CABF users may have the option to participate in online discussion communities. Such communities are exclusive to certain CABF subscribers and accessible only through their CABF accounts. Participation in the community is completely voluntary. By opting into the community, subscribers agree to share basic contact information (name, company, address) with their peers in the community.

Who we share this information with

CABF does not share personal information with any third parties except as disclosed in this policy. CABF may provide personal information to CABF’s affiliates, divisions, consultants, subcontractors, service providers, and professional advisers (which shall be bound by privacy obligations) to assist Afstra’s uses disclosed herein. As CABF is a not-for-profit that operates globally, we and our affiliates and service providers may deliver services from a country other than the country in which you reside.

Security

Personal information is stored in a combination of paper and electronic files. They are protected by security measures appropriate to the nature of the information.

Accessing information

Individuals may review their personal information contained in CABF files by contacting the CABF privacy officer. If an individual believes that any of their personal information is inaccurate, we will make appropriate corrections.

Cookies

Cookies are used by CABF for the convenience of our users. They are used to streamline access to the online subscriber service. Cookies automatically authenticate the user. A user can access CABF products with the cookie feature turned off; however, in doing so they may find themselves challenged for username and password information on multiple occasions. CABF also uses cookies to track a user’s visits and uses that information to improve the user’s experience and track the use of our products.

Links

CABF seeks out the best web sources and resources for our advisory services. Many of our pages contain links to information on other websites. When you click on one of these links, you are moving to another website. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of these linked sites as their privacy policy may differ from ours.

General

CABF may amend this policy from time to time. You should periodically review this policy for any changes.

Notwithstanding the general terms of this policy, the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information may be made outside of the terms herein to the extent provided for in any applicable privacy or other legislation in effect from time to time. CABF may retain your personal information for as long as required to carry out the purposes for which the data was collected or in accordance with such legislation.

CABF may disclose personal information to another entity purchasing (including for diligence purposes prior to purchase) the assets of CABF, provided that the entity abides by this or a similar privacy policy.

Opt-out

If at any time you would like to discontinue email communication from Afstra or withdraw consent to our collection or use of personal information (to the extent we rely on your consent as the legal basis for collection or use), please notify us via email at privacy@canadaafrica.org

California privacy rights

If you are a resident of California, the California Consumer Privacy Act or “CCPA” provides you with the following rights:

The right to request the specific pieces of personal information we collect
The right to request that we delete your personal information
If you are a California resident and wish to exercise any of your rights under the CCPA, please notify us via email at privacy@canadaafrica.org

We do not sell the personal information of CABF members.

The categories of personal information we collect, use, and disclose are set out in the “Information we collect” paragraph above and otherwise throughout this privacy policy.

We do not currently recognize or respond to web browser do-not-track signals, as the industry is currently working toward a common approach.

Nevada privacy rights

If you are a resident of Nevada, Nevada law (SB 220) provides you the right to opt out of the sale of certain personal information. Nevada law defines a sale as a transfer of personal information to a third party for monetary consideration, for the purpose of the third party then licensing or selling the information to additional third parties. We do not sell the personal information of CABF members.

European privacy rights

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom, applicable privacy law provides you with certain rights:

The right to access copies of your personal information
The right to correction of your personal information
The right to deletion of your personal information, in certain circumstances
The right to restrict our use of your personal information, in certain circumstances
The right to object to our use of your personal information, in certain circumstances
The right to request that we transfer your personal information, in certain circumstances
If you are a resident of the European Economic Area or the United Kingdom and wish to exercise any of your privacy rights, please notify us via email at privacy@canadaafrica.org

Contact us

For more information on Afstra and privacy, please email us at privacy@canadaafrica.org