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Last updated: July 30, 2019

Koya (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the Koya website (the “Service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when you use our Service.

We will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible at https://koya.africa

Information Collection And Use

While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) may include, but is not limited to:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Telephone number
  • Address

Log Data

We collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Service (“Log Data”). This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.

We use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

Service Providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service, to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

These third parties have access to your Personal Information only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Security

The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links To Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

We require children below the age of 13 who want to sign up, set up an account and share any information, to only do so with the consent of a parent or guardian.

Registration

In certain cases, children can register with our Site to create and view associated content and view other’s content. During the registration process, we may ask the child to provide certain information for notification and security purposes, including a parent or guardian’s email address, the child’s account username, and password. We instruct children under the age of 13 to input their parent or guardian’s email address and to not use their first or last name when creating a username. WCS will not require a child to provide more information than is reasonably necessary in order to participate in the online activity.

The Site also may allow users to register by using the password associated with certain third-party accounts (e.g., their Google or Facebook accounts). Please review those companies’ terms of use and privacy policies for information about the personal information that they collect when registering for an account with them. The only information required by Koya upon registering, whether in association with a third-party account or not, is a username, email, and password. In addition, zip codes, gender, age, household income, and ethnicity may be requested but not required. If a user’s account is authenticated via a third party account, Koya still may require a username and email address to be entered through the Site.

About the collection of parent email address: We instruct children under the age of 13 to insert their parent’s, guardian’s or, as explained below, education provider’s email address upon registration. An email confirming the registration will be sent to the address used. If you believe your child is participating in an activity that collects personal information and you or another parent/guardian have NOT received an email providing notice or seeking your consent, please contact us at support@koya.africa to provide us permission or request that we delete the child’s account and any associated information. We will not use parent emails provided for parental consent purposes to market to the parent, unless the parent has expressly opted in to email marketing or has separately participated in an activity that allows for such email contact.

 

Content Generated by a Child

Certain activities and applications on our Site allow children to create or manipulate content and save it with Koya through the Site. None of these activities require children to provide any personal information and therefore do not result in notice to the parent or require parental consent. We strongly advise children to never insert personal information in their created content.

About Verifiable Parental Consent. In the event that Koya wishes to collect additional personal information from a child, we will first seek a parent or guardian’s consent by email. In the email we will explain what information we are collecting, how we plan to use it, how the parent can provide consent, and how the parent can revoke consent. If we do not receive parental consent within a reasonable time, we will delete the parent contact information and any other information collected from the child in connection with that activity.

Comments Board

Certain activities associated with the use of the Site may allow users to communicate directly with other users by means of a comments board. We strongly encourage children who use these interactive features on our Site never to provide personal information about themselves or any third party. However, it is the responsibility of parents to carefully supervise their children when their children participate in online activities. Koya is not responsible or liable for its publication of any user-generated content or information or any harm that flows from the dissemination of such content.

The Site’s comments board may be operated by a third party. In those instances in which users post comments while logged in, the user’s username and email address will be shared with the third party. A link to the third party’s terms and policies will be provided as well.

Anonymous Information

When children interact with us, certain information may automatically be collected, both to make our Site more interesting and useful, and for purposes of statistical analysis and system improvements. Examples include the type of computer operating system, the user’s IP address or mobile device identifier, the web browser, the frequency with which the user visits various parts of our Site, and information regarding the online or mobile service provider. This information may be collected by WCS or by a third party. This data is principally used for internal purposes only, in order to:

  • determine usage patterns;
  • customize content and improve the Site; and
  • conduct research and analysis to address the performance of the Site.

In the event we collect (or allow others to collect) such information from children on our Site for purposes other than above, we will notify parents and obtain consent prior to such collection.

When Information Collected From Children Is Available To Others

Koya may share or disclose personal information collected from children in a limited number of instances, including the following:

Koya may share information with our service providers if necessary for them to perform a business, professional, or technology support function for us.

Compliance With Laws

We will disclose your Personal Information where required to do so by law or subpoena.

Changes To This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.