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Privacy Policy

Information Face of Africa Germany receives about User

Face of Africa Germany (“FOAG”) receives various types of information about User, including: (i) the information that is required when User registers to utilize the Site, and (ii) the information that User posts on FOAG (including Content posted by User).

Information such as User’s date of birth allows FOAG to display User age-appropriate content and advertisements and to comply with laws such as the Child Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

FOAG receives data (or metadata such as time, date and User location) about User whenever User interacts with the Site (such as when User comments, clicks “favorite” to Content, votes on Content, shares Content or otherwise interacts with Content). FOAG receives data from the computer, mobile phone or other device User utilizes to access FOAG, including when multiple users log in from the same device. This may include User’s IP address, User’s internet service, location, the type of browser User utilizes (including identifiers) or the pages of the Site that User visits.

FOAG obtains data from FOAG’s advertising partners, customers and other third parties that help FOAG (or those parties) deliver ads, understand online activity, and generally improve the User experience on the Site. For example, an advertiser may tell FOAG information about User (like how User responded to an ad) in order to measure the effectiveness of and improve the quality of ads.

FOAG may put together User’s current city with GPS and other location information FOAG has about User to, for example, tell User’s and User’s friends about people or events nearby, or offer deals to User that User might be interested in. FOAG may also compile data about User to serve User ads that might be more relevant to User.

When FOAG obtains User’s GPS location (through the FOAG’s identification of User’s location through User’s IP address or based on User’s data entry of User’s location), FOAG compiles it with other location information FOAG has about User (like User’s current city) and places such data on a map so that users of the Site can visualize the proximity to other users. FOAG does not provide User’s name or any other personally identifying information about User to FOAG’s advertisers.

How FOAG uses that information

FOAG uses the information that FOAG receives about User in connection with the services and features FOAG provides to User, other users, FOAG’s partners and the advertisers that purchase ads on the site. For example, FOAG may use the information FOAG receive about User: (i) as part of  FOAG’s efforts to keep products and services safe and secure; (ii) to protect FOAG’s or others’ rights or property; (iii) to provide User with location features and services, such as informing User when an event is occurring nearby to User; (iv) to measure or understand the effectiveness of ads User sees; (v) for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.

Granting FOAG this permission allows FOAG to provide User with improved features and services in the future that use the information FOAG receive about User in new ways. While User is allowing FOAG to use the information FOAG receive about User, User ownsall of User’s information at all times.

FOAG stores data for as long as it is necessary to provide products and services to User and others (including those parties described above). Typically, information associated with User’s account will be maintained by FOAG until User’s account is deleted. For certain categories of data, FOAG may also inform User about specific data retention practices.

Deleting and deactivating User’s account

If User desires to stop utilizing User’s account, User may either deactivate the account or delete the account. Deactivating User’s account puts User’s account “on hold” (but FOAG does not delete any of User’s information when deactivated). When User deletes User’s account, information may remain in FOAG’s backup copies and logs. User should only delete User’s account if User is certain that User never wants to reactivate it.

Personalized ads

FOAG does not share any of User’s information with advertisers without User’s permission. As described in this policy, FOAG may share User’s information when FOAG has removed from such information, data that personally identifies User (or if FOAG combined it with other information so that it no longer personally identifies User). FOAG use the information FOAG receives from User to deliver ads and to make them more relevant to User (including activities that User conducts on the Site). When an advertiser creates an ad, they may be given the opportunity to choose their audience by location, demographics, likes, keywords, and any other information FOAG receives or that FOAG may tell determine about User and other users. FOAG does not tell advertisers who saw or clicked on their ads.

Advertisers sometimes place cookies on User’s computer in order to make their ads more effective. Sometimes FOAG allow advertisers to target a category of users. FOAG does this by bundling characteristics that FOAG believe are related to the category.

Cookies, pixels and other system technologies

Cookies are small pieces of data that are stored on User’s computer, mobile phone or other device. Pixels are small blocks of code on FOAG pages that, among other things, allow another server to measure viewing of an FOAG page and often are used in connection with cookies. FOAG uses technologies such as cookies, pixels, and local storage (on User’s browser or device, which is similar to a cookie but holds more information) to provide and understand a range of products and services.

FOAG use these technologies to, among other things:

  • make FOAG easier or faster to use;
  • enable features and store information about User (including on User’s device or in User’s browser cache) and User’s use of FOAG;
  • deliver, understand and improve advertising;
  • monitor and understand the use of FOAG’s products and services;
  • to protect User, others and FOAG.

For example, FOAG may use them to know User is logged in to FOAG, to help User use social plugins and share buttons, or to know when User is interacting with FOAG’s advertising or Platform partners. FOAG may ask advertisers or other partners to serve ads or services to computers, mobile phones or other devices, which may use a cookie, pixel or other similar technology placed by FOAG or the third party (although FOAG would not share any other information that identifies User with an advertiser).

Most companies on the Site use cookies (or other similar technological tools), including FOAG’s advertising partners. For example, FOAG’s advertisers may use cookies or similar technologies when User accesses their content. Cookies, local storage and the like help make FOAG work (by, for example, allowing pages to load faster because certain content is stored on User’s browser or by helping FOAG authenticate User to deliver personalized content).

User can remove or block cookies or other similar technologies or block or remove other data stored on User’s computer or device (such as by using the various settings in User’s browser), but it may affect User’s ability to use FOAG.

Contact us with questions or disputes

If User has questions or complaints regarding FOAG’s Data Use Policy or practices, please contact FOAG by mail at info@faceofafricagermany.com

Responding to legal requests and preventing harm

FOAG may access, preserve and share User’s information in response to a legal request (like a search warrant, court order or subpoena) if FOAG have a good faith belief that the law requires FOAG to do so. This may include responding to legal requests from jurisdictions outside of the United States where FOAG have a good faith belief that the response is required by law in that jurisdiction, affects users in that jurisdiction, and is consistent with internationally recognized standards. FOAG may also access, preserve and share information when FOAG have a good faith belief it is necessary to: detect, prevent and address fraud and other illegal activity; to protect ourselves, User and others, including as part of investigations; and to prevent death or imminent bodily harm. Information FOAG receives about User, including financial transaction data related to purchases made with FOAG Credits, may be accessed, processed and retained for an extended period of time when it is the subject of a legal request or obligation, governmental investigation, or investigations concerning possible violations of FOAG’s terms or policies, or otherwise to prevent harm.

Access requests

User may access and correct most of User’s personal data stored by FOAG by logging into User’s account and editing User’s profile. User may also download a copy of User’s personal data by visiting User’s Account Settings, clicking on “Download a copy of User’s FOAG data” and then clicking on the link for User’s expanded archive.

Notifications and Other Messages

FOAG may send User notifications and other messages using the contact information that User provides to FOAG (such as User’s email address). User can control most of the notifications User receives by logging into User’s account.

Service Providers

FOAG give User’s information to the people and companies that help us provide, understand and improve the services FOAG offer. For example, FOAG may use outside vendors to help host the Site, serve videos, process payments, analyse data, measure the effectiveness of ads, or provide search results. In all of these cases FOAG’s partners must agree to only use User’s information consistent with the agreement FOAG enter into with them and under this Data Use Policy.

Security and bugs

FOAG undertakes all reasonable efforts to keep User’s information secure, but FOAG does not make any guarantees about any part of FOAG’s services or products.

Notice of Changes

If FOAG makes changes to this Data Use Policy, FOAG will notify User by publication here. If the changes are material, FOAG will provide User additional, prominent notice as appropriate under the circumstances.

All photographs and texts on this and other sites this website are protected by German and / or foreign copyright laws in favor of the ERNEST LOOK FASHION PRODUCTION organiser for FACE OF AFRICA GERMANY. The unauthorized digital copying, or otherwise, in particular for commercial purposes may lead to claims for damages and criminal prosecution.

Lead to links to other web sites, you are leaving the website of the FACE OF AFRICA GERMANY. The costs associated with linked web sites are not under the control of the ERNEST LOOK FASHION PRODUCTION for the content, changes or updates to such sites, ERNEST LOOK FASHION PRODUCTION can therefore not accept any liability. This applies equally to webcasting and networking with other forms of third party websites. These links are only provided as a service.

Data Privacy Registration

For your registration you have to state your contact data. The subscription can be cancelled at any time. We do not pass on your email address to third parties and give full disclosure about the saved email address at any time. For information about the data saved with us, please contact: info@faceofafricagermany.com.

Data Security

Your personal data is secure with us! The data is encrypted with [standard carrier…] and forwarded to us. Our websites are secure against damage, destruction, and unauthorised access by technical measures.


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