Privacy

Who we are

Afroshub is operated by Surepay Africa (PTY) LTD 2015/227289/07, a company registered in South Africa

 

Information we process

 

Afroshub is Africa’s social and business network website with android app , We are solely social and business network services provider for people connection. Joining Afroshub, you enter a legal agreement with us and we process your data in order to provide your service under the terms of that agreement. You can only become a member of Afroshub or use its features if you’re aged 13 or over.

To join the Afroshub network you will have to complete our online registration form, where we may ask you to provide us with information about you such as your name, your email address, your gender, your date of birth, your location details. You also have the opportunity to provide other details about yourself, but these are optional. Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your “Profile” page, which gives you the chance to correct or update your information at any time by just logging in to Afroshub. You can contact Afroshub’s contact center to request an additional assistance like complete name removal out of the system.

 

Sensitive details about yourself on your Profile such as your religious denomination and health status. While you may voluntarily provide this information to us when you create your Profile, including your sexual preferences and ethnic background, there is no requirement to do so. Please remember that photographs or any video clips that you post on Afroshub may reveal these kinds of sensitive personal data. Where you do upload and choose to tell us sensitive data about yourself, you are explicitly consenting to our processing your information and making this public to other users.

 

For safety and security and to ensure you have the best possible user experience, we require users to verify their accounts and might ask for your phone number. We want to make sure you are not a robot! And we also want to avoid fake Afroshub accounts being created which can be used for malicious activities which may be crime to other countries. We use a third party provider for account verification who will keep your phone number for up to unlimited days for fraud identification purposes across a range of online platforms and services like Afroshub’s. We collect and use your phone number on the basis of our legitimate interests identified above and for the prevention of fraud.

 

 

If you decide to purchase any of our premium services, we will process your payment information and retain this securely for the prevention of fraud and for audit. We collect and process this payment data to enable us to perform our contract with you and our ongoing retention of this data is justified by our legitimate interests set out above.

 

To enable Afroshub to provide a free  service, we process some limited data to drive targeted advertising in our legitimate interest including sharing such data with advertising networks. We may also receive data indirectly from such advertising networks. You can stop this within Settings but you will still see adverts, though they will be less relevant to you. Through your device’s security settings you also have the option to prevent or limit device identifiers being shared with third party advertisers and what use is made of the device identifiers.

 

Mobile App Data Collection

Afroshub offers you the opportunity to stay in touch with the friends and contacts you’ve made no matter where you are. You can do this by using your mobile phone or by downloading an application to your desktop that allows you to share your location with other users.

 

We, or our third-party advertising partners, may also collect and use your device identifier to serve relevant ads to you through the App. You can opt out of targeted advertising by (i) becoming a payer and/ or (ii) opting not to share data with any partner platforms but still to receive advertisements.

 

If you log in to or access Afroshub through your Facebook profile, we may collect data including your email address, name and profile picture, date of birth, a list of your friends who also use the app, pages you have liked, location and photos in order to create and update your Afroshub profile. You may also appear on your friends’ Facebook apps as a Afroshub user.

 

Legal matters

We will comply with legal agency that may need users data for legal issues. However the legal data has to be properly requested e.g. by court order of that specific country for legal reason.

Duration of Data Retention

We keep your personal information only as long as we need it for legitimate business purposes we operate as social and business website.

 

Under Age Restriction

Afroshub does not knowingly collect any information about or market to children, minors or anyone under the age of majority. If we become aware that a child, minor or anyone under the age of 13 has registered with us and provided us with personal data, we will take steps to terminate that person’s registration and delete their Profile information from Afroshub. If we do delete a Profile because you violated our no children rules, we may retain your email and IP address to ensure that you do not try to get around our rules by creating a new Profile. You may in writing prove to us that the years on the profile is actual incorrect by providing national Identification documents or passport.

 

Your friends information we collect.

You can choose to invite your friends to join Afroshub to make sure that they also get the benefits of meeting new people. To make it easier to search and find friends and acquaintances on Afroshub, users may search for other members by email address. If you want to invite your friends and contacts to Afroshub, we will send an email invitation from Afroshub in your name to your friends and contacts encouraging them to sign up to Afroshub. If any of the individuals you have invited do not register within a few days, Afroshub may occasionally send reminder emails on your behalf to those individuals.

When you import your contacts, we store their name and email address or their mobile number so that we can automatically connect you and your friend. Afroshub does not sell these email addresses or mobile numbers or use them to send any other communication besides email invitations. The friend may contact Afroshub to request the removal of their information from our database by visiting our Feedback Page. Any such request will only apply to addresses or mobile numbers we have at the time of the request and not to any addresses or mobile numbers that the member/user provides to us later.

 

Afroshub future Partners

We may share aggregated information with our partners in future which includes your personal data (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.

 

We ensure these parties must adhere to strict data protection and confidentiality provisions that are consistent with this Policy. Measures are taken to ensure that the data shared is non-attributable to the greatest extent possible.

 

In the event that Afroshub or any of its affiliates undergoes a business transition or change of ownership, such as a merger, acquisition by another company, re-organisation, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, or in the event of insolvency or administration, we may be required to disclose your personal data.

 

Your rights

In South Africa and Africa , you have the right to lodge a complaint with data protection regulators. Afroshub has its main office in the South Africa Pretoria.

Data Protection

Afroshub has implemented appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control, including your personal data. Our technical experts at Afroshub work hard to ensure your secure use of our site.

While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records, no website or internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal data safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use. If you lose your password or give it out, or another service provider that you use suffers a data breach and you have used the same credentials with that service provider as you have with Afroshub, your personal data may be compromised. If that happens, please report it to Support via our Feedback page.

Data retention center

We want you to be able to access Afroshub wherever you happen to be in the world. To enable us to provide that service, we operate a global network of servers including in the Bulgaria. The hardware is located in third-party data centres but is owned by our hosting provider in Germany .

Contact form

If you contact our Customer Support team via our Feedback page, we will receive your email address, and may track your IP address as well as the information you send to us to help resolve your query. We will keep records of our communications with you, including any complaints that we receive from you about other users .

 

 

What are ‘cookies’ and what ‘cookies’ does we use

We collect information by placing cookies on your computer or mobile. A cookie is a piece of text stored on your computer or mobile by your web browser. They are basically a tool that stores information about website visits, recognises you and your preferences each time you visit Afroshub, and ensures site functionality and enables us to provide the services our members request.

When you visit the publicly available sections of Afroshub, a session ID cookie is placed on your computer that only lasts while you’re visiting. We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) on members’ computers, so that Afroshub remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device, mainly for security protection purposes, such as to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised login attempts, and to help you access your hacked account. We do not use any information whilst you are logged off.

You may set your browser and your mobile settings to block cookies and local storage devices, but if you do so, you may not be able to access the features that Afroshub offers.

Afroshub’s use of cookies and local storage devices basically falls into the following categories:

those that are strictly necessary to deliver the services and products you have requested, such as, for example purchasing Afroshub Premium;

cookies related to the performance of Afroshub’s site, such as analytics that help us determine how our site is performing and ensure a smooth and trouble-free experience for our members and visitors;

cookies related to the functionality of Afroshub’s site, such as remembering your preferences at login or your preferred language or allowing you to chat, add photos and instant message Afroshub members;

third party cookies which link to other social networks and which you request via social plugins; and cookies used to improve and target advertising to you based on what’s relevant to you, to improve reporting on any advertising campaign and to avoid showing you ads you have already seen.

Afroshub uses cookies and local storage devices so that we know who you are, what interests you and so that you can do the things online that you want to do, like chat with new people, share your content and buy Afroshub Premium knowing that your data will be secure. Below is a table to explain Afroshub’s cookie functions and why they’re used.

 

Cookie Functions             Cookie Purposes

Analytics and research   Afroshub uses Google Analytics to collect information about how visitors use the Afroshub site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. For more information about Google’s privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/

Authentication  These cookies help us to identify our members so that when you’re logged in, you can enjoy Afroshub’s offerings, experiences and various features, such as uploading photographs, chatting and can localise your experience, such as when you’ve requested to view Afroshub’s site in your local language or when you’ve asked Afroshub to ‘remember me’. These cookies also help to remember who invited you to join Afroshub.

Security and site integrity    

We use cookies and other devices, such as CAPTCHAs, to help keep Afroshub and our members safe and secure. These cookies do things like protect Afroshub users from spam and fraud, by ensuring the safety of your personal data when you shop on Afroshub for things like Afroshub Premium.

 

We may use persistent cookies, which will help us to ensure we have identified the same device is logging in to the correct account. These types of cookies also help with our anti-spam measures and may help us to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised login attempts to your account and accessing any hacked accounts. We are using cookies. If you do not adjust your settings we assume you are ok with this.