Mafudi privacy policy

Mafudi is the new East Africa’s free ads platform. It offers live ads in a wide range of categories – properties and real estate, housing, jobs, education, services, cars and vehicles and items for sale. We are proud to provide a platform that connects East Africans from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Somalia and Rwanda, helping them to buy, sell and share items in their community. We help create jobs and opportunities while reducing waste and clutter. Mafudi is a Nairobi based social enterprise that is operated by Global Alliance of Churches Association (GACA) with an aim of supporting communities to transform themselves through faith. GACA believes in the idea of helping communities to use the church as a vehicle for enabling communities to use technology and innovation to improve themselves. Using our experience and knowledge of working and living in the UK, GACA is working with East Africans, especially young people within church communities and localities, to have a lasting positive change providing them with a platform to improve their lives.

Your profile and activities:

We collect the content and other types of personal data you provide when you use our Services. This includes personal data provided while registering to Mafudi, building of your personal profile, sharing of updates, applying for jobs, taking courses and different types of tests and communicating with other users. This can include information in or about the content you provide, such as the location or the date the data was created. We also collect information about how you use our Services, such as the types of content you view or engage with or the frequency and duration of your activities. We may, in accordance with applicable law, record your communication with our customer care or with other such contact points.

Your connections:

We collect information about the other users and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, such as the people you communicate with the most or the groups you like to share updates with.

 

Your payment information:

When you purchase Mafudi services and products we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing and contact details, such as your phone number.

 

Your devices:

To continuously improve the Service we collect information about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted.

Mafudi may process your personal data for the following purposes. One or more purposes may apply simultaneously.

 

Providing products and services

We may use your personal data to provide you with our services and content, to process your requests or as otherwise may be necessary to perform the contract between you and Mafudi, to ensure the functionality and security of our services and content, to identify you as well as to prevent and investigate fraud and other misuses.

 

Accounts

Requires an account to help you manage your personal information, content and preferences.

 

Developing and managing services and content

We may use your personal data to develop and manage our services, software, content, customer care, sales and marketing. We may combine personal data collected in connection with your use of a particular Mafudi service or content with other personal data we may have about you, unless such personal data was collected for a different purpose.

 

Communicating with you

We may use your personal data to communicate with you, for example to inform you that our services have changed or to send you critical alerts and other such notices relating to our products and/or services and to contact you for customer care related purposes.

 

Marketing, advertising and making recommendations

We may contact you to inform you of new services, content or promotions we may offer and to conduct market research when we have your consent or it is otherwise allowed. We may use your personal data to personalise our offering and to provide you with more relevant ads and services, for example, recommend jobs or training content. This may include displaying Mafudi and third party content.

 

Promote safety and security

We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect your account using specialists, automated systems, and advanced technology such as encryption.

Users use our services for their own personal development or for interacting with other Users. Your personal data is shared in the following ways:

 

Users you share and communicate with:

Mafudi service includes various forms of communication and sharing with other users. Different scenarios include:

 

Applying for a job:

When you apply for a job you consent to sharing of your personal data, including application data and test results, with the employer.

 

Headhunting:

You may also decide to share your profile with the employers for headhunting purposes, who can then access your personal data limited to your user profile and test results, such as personality profile used for applying for jobs. In headhunting mode your contact information is not shared, but will require separate consent from you. Visibility to headhunters can be managed under user settings.

 

Direct communication with other users:

Your private communication with other users, both individuals and employers, remains private to you and the other party.

 

Career Hub:

All activities conducted in Career Hub, including taking courses and tests are by default private and cannot be seen by other users. You may choose to take a skill test to verify and accredit a skill, which can then be published on your profile or shared proactively with other users.

 

User updates

Updates and postings on Mafudi are by default visible to all Mafudi Users, unless targeted for a specific group of users.

 

Please consider carefully before disclosing any personal data or other information that might be accessible to other users.

We may share your personal data with Mafudi companies or third parties who process personal data for Mafudi for the purposes described in this Policy. This may include for example billing through your network service provider or otherwise, delivery of your purchases, providing services including customer service, managing and analysing consumer data, credit checks, conducting research and managing marketing and other such campaigns. When you purchase a Mafudi service from us with a network service provider plan, we may need to exchange information with your network service provider to provide you with such service.

Sharing of information with third parties includes entities providing advertising, measurement and analytics services.

We want our advertising to be as relevant and interesting as the other information you find on our Services. With this in mind, we use all of the information we have about you to show you relevant ads. We do not share information that personally identifies you (personally identifiable information is information like name or email address that can by itself be used to contact you or identifies who you are) with advertising, measurement or analytics partners unless you give us permission. We may provide these partners with information about the reach and effectiveness of their advertising without providing information that personally identifies you, or if we have aggregated the information so that it does not personally identify you. For example, we may tell an advertiser how its ads performed, or how many people viewed their ads or installed an app after seeing an ad, or provide non-personally identifying demographic information (such as 18 year old female, in Nairobi, who likes software engineering) to these partners to help them understand their audience or customers, but only after the advertiser has agreed to abide by our advertiser guidelines.

These authorised third parties are not permitted to use your personal data for any other purposes. We require them to act consistently with this Policy and to use appropriate security measures to protect your personal data.

 

International transfers of personal data

Our products and services may be provided using resources and servers located in various countries around the world. Therefore your personal data may be transferred across international borders outside the country where you use our services, including to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA) that do not have laws providing specific protection for personal data or that have different legal rules on data protection, for example, the United States of America. In such cases we ensure that there is a legal basis for such a transfer and that adequate protection for your personal data is provided as required by applicable law, for example, by using standard agreements approved by relevant authorities (where necessary) and by requiring the use of other appropriate technical and organisational information security measures.

 

Mandatory disclosures

We may be obligated by mandatory law to disclose your personal data to certain authorities or other third parties, for example, to law enforcement agencies in the countries where we or third parties acting on our behalf operate. We may also disclose and otherwise process your personal data in accordance with applicable law to defend FUZU’s legitimate interests, for example, in civil or criminal legal proceedings.

 

New owner: p If the ownership or control of all or part of our Services or their assets changes, we may transfer your information to the new owner.

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