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Privacy Policy

Last Modified: June 2012   
By using the site you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this policy.
mapicha.com is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy tells you about our online collection, use and disclosure of personal information. The terms of this policy apply to all personal information collected by mapicha.com on the website mapicha.com and other country-specific mapicha.com websites which are linked to mapicha.com.
This site is operated by mapicha.com (“mapicha.com”), a subsidiary of mapicha Limited and may be accessed in Kenya and abroad. For personal information protection purposes, mapicha.com is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of the personal information. Information collected may be retained as long as it is reasonably required for the purposes it was collected.
Consent to Collection of Your Personal Information
When you visit this site, certain kinds of non-personal information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times, may be collected automatically as part of the sites operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site. Demographic information (e.g., your occupation, hobbies, gender, or interests) may also be collected and may be linked to your personal information.
We only collect personal information about you after you have provided us with your consent to collect that specific information. By voluntarily providing this information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as set out in this privacy policy.
Personal information includes:
   1. information collected when you register including your member name and password, your name, your mailing address, email address, and phone number.    2. information collected when you make a purchase including your credit card number and billing address.    3. if you become a contributor, information collected when you sign-up as a contributor including (i) banking and other financial institution information required in order for us to compensate your mailing address and email info. You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you.
Use of Your Personal Information
mapicha.com collects and uses your personal information to:
    * create and manage your membership account;     * process your transactions;     * provide customer service;     * perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies;     * to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences;     * to run contests, select entrants, and choose prize winners;     * to run Interactive Areas;     * if you are contributor to mapicha.com, to compensate you;     * if you are a contributor to mapicha.com, to identify your uploaded content as your content; and,     * to communicate with you about your transactions, new products and services. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing communications to inform you of new products or services or other information or offers that may be of interest. These surveys or marketing communications may come from mapicha.com or our parent company, mapicha.com or any of its divisions, affiliates or subsidiaries. If you do not wish to receive surveys or marketing communications, you may adjust your "Personal Information Preferences" as described below or follow the "unsubscribe" instructions included within each email communication. Please keep in mind that, if you choose not to receive marketing communications, you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).
Personal information collected by mapicha.com may be stored and processed in the Kenya or any other country in which Mapicha.com or its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by providing us with your personal information and using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. If you would like to exercise any of your personal information protection rights (including the right to have your personal information removed), please contact us using the "Contact Information" below.   

Disclosing Your Personal Information 
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal  process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.  Except as set out in this privacy policy, mapicha.com does not disclose or sell your personal information to any third-parties.

Accessing Your Personal Information   
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, you may access and change your personal information in the "Account Details" section of the site. You may also contact Customer Service by email at info @mapicha.com (Remove space: to prevent spaming) for assistance.
Personal Information Preferences
mapicha.com respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive surveys or marketing communications from us, please let us know by: (1) checking or unchecking the appropriate box on your online registration form when you sign up or the in "Control Panel" page of the website once you are a member; (2) contacting your Customer Service by email at info @mapicha.com (Remove space: to prevent spaming).
Use of Cookies and Other Technologies
mapicha.com uses "cookies" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information, that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, session identification number and your navigational history and preferences.
Cookies offer you many conveniences. They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so that they can retrieve previous image search results, access lightboxes and view their previous invoices. Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
In some cases, our third-party service providers may use cookies on our sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by mapicha.com only, and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies but you will be able to perform basic navigation through the site.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information including without limitation:
    * limiting access to your personal information to those of our employees who require it to provide services to you;         * storing your personal information in secure computer systems which protect it from unauthorized access or use.
No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential.
Forums & Other Interactive Services
Our sites may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites ("Interactive Areas"). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for how others might use that information, including to send you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email us at info @mapicha.com (Remove space: to prevent spaming). Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be removed from our systems.

Changes to This Privacy Policy 
We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the "Last Modified" date at the top of the policy. If there are material changes to this statement or in how mapicha.com will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our home page, or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit one of our sites.  

Security of Your Personal Information     
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. For instance, when you   enter sensitive information (such as a credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology. No method  
of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its  Absolute security. 
If a password is used to protect your account and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. 
Forums Other Interactive Services. Our websites may include discussion forums or other interactive areas or services, including blogs, chat rooms, bulletin boards, message boards, online hosting or storage  
services, or other areas or services in which you or third parties create, post or store any content, messages, comments, materials or other items on the sites (“Interactive  
Areas”). If you use an Interactive Area, you should be aware that these areas are open to the public and any personal information you post or provide at registration may be  
viewable by others. We are not responsible for personal information you submit in connection with the Interactive Areas, nor are we responsible for how others might use that  
information, including to send you unsolicited messages. Interactive Area postings may be retained indefinitely. If at any time you would like to remove a posting, please email  
us at info @mapicha.com. Keep in mind that removal of a posting from an Interactive Area does not mean that the posting will be deleted from our systems.   

Use of Cookies and Other Technologies 
Mapicha.com uses "cookie" to enable you to sign in to our services and to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard 
drive. Cookies contain information, including personal information, that can later be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. The information that 
cookies collect includes the date and time of your visit, your registration information, and your navigational and purchase history.
Cookies offer you many conveniences. They allow us to identify registered users when they return to the site so that they can retrieve previous image search results, access 
Lightboxes and Clipbins and view their previous invoices. Cookies also save you time by eliminating the need to repeatedly enter the same information.
In some cases, our third-party service providers may use cookies on our sites. We have no access to or control over these cookies. This privacy statement covers the use of 
cookies by Mapicha.com only, and does not cover the use of cookies by third parties.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose 
to decline cookies, you may not be able to sign in or use other interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies.
In addition to cookies, we may use other technologies, including single-pixel gifs (also known as web beacons) on our websites and in promotional e-mail messages or newsletters. 
These tiny electronic images assist us in determining how many users have visited certain pages or opened messages or newsletters. We do not use these images to collect personal 
information.

Email Referrals
   
If you choose to use our email referral services to tell a friend about our products or services (including images in your lightbox, promotional campaigns, new websites, job 
postings, etc.), we will ask you for your friend’s name and email address. We will use that information to send your friend a one-time email inviting him or her to visit the 
site and review the product or service you have selected. We may use a third-party provider to administer this function, but any such third party provider may only use the 
information submitted to facilitate this one-time email. Neither Mapicha.com nor any third-party provider stores this information after the email is sent.

Children 
We do not intend to solicit or collect personal information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are under 18, you should not use or enter information on this site, including 
without limitation, any Interactive Areas of the site.

Links 
We may link to websites, including those of our third-party content providers, that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no 
responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.

DMA 
If you have questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy, you should first contact Mapicha.com (using the Contact Information below). If you do not receive 
acknowledgement of your inquiry, or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, you should then contact the Direct Marketing Association by e-mail 
E-Mail     info @mapicha.co.ke E-Mail     info @mapicha.co.ke  Note: Remove spaces on emails above! 
Changes to This Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to change the terms of this privacy policy at any time. When we make changes, we will revise the “last updated” date at the top of the policy. If there are 
material changes to this statement or in how Mapicha.com will use your personal information, we will notify you by prominently posting a notice of such changes here or on our 
home page, or by sending you an email. We encourage you to review this policy whenever you visit one of our sites.

Contact Information
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