1. Introduction

The Africa Scout Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy describes how we collect, use, and disclose information about you when you visit our website, make a donation, or engage with our organization in any other way.

2. Scope

The AfricaScout Foundation -ASF- (the “Foundation”, “we”, “us” and “our”) undertakes to protect the privacy of any users who access the website (the “Website”). The contents of the Website are owned, operated, licensed or controlled by the Foundation.

This Privacy Policy forms an integral part of the General Terms & Conditions, to be consulted here.

The user can browse and use the Website without having to provide any personal data. The Foundation will only have access to personal data which have been voluntarily supplied by users through the forms provided, or by contacting the Foundation by e-mail or through any other means provided on the Website. If the Website collects personal data through cookies, the user will be adequately informed through the Cookies Policy and, as the case may be, by any other means required by applicable law.

This document sets out the Foundation’s policy on the processing of personal data collected through the Website. The use of the Website implies the user’s acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Policy as well as having its personal data processed as set out in the said policy. Please note that, although there may be links to other companies or organizations to which the Website is redirected, this Privacy Policy applies only to the Website and not to websites of other companies, organizations or any third parties to which the Website is redirected. The Foundation does not control or endorse the content of third-party websites nor does it accept any liability for the content or the privacy policies of such websites.

3. Data controller

According to current regulations, the user is informed that the personal data collected through this Website will become part of a file owned by the Africa Scout Foundation, an international non-profit organization registered under the Kenya Societies Act, Certificate no. 19668 of 11th February 2000, and based at Rowallan National Scout Camp in Nairobi, Kenya.

4. Purposes

The Foundation collects two types of information about users of our Site:

a. Personally identifiable information: In general, you do not have to provide us with your personally identifiable information to use this Website. However, certain services to which you may subscribe through this Website (e.g., our newsletters) may require you to provide personally identifiable information, such as your name, phone number, physical address, and email address. You may also be required to submit personally identifiable information, including your credit card number and account information, in connection with donations that you make through the Website. We use such personally identifiable information to respond to your inquiries, send you newsletters or publications that you request, and to process your donations. You may also receive other mailings relating to the Foundation that we think may be of interest to you. We may also use your information to improve our website and services, to conduct research, or to comply with legal or regulatory obligations. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please refer to article 11 below headed “Rights of data subjects”.

If you contact us by email through the Website or submit your resume through the Website, we will collect any personally identifiable information that you transmit to us and we may keep a record of your contact information and correspondence, and we reserve the right to use your email address, and any information that you provide to us in your message, to communicate with you. In addition, on rare occasions, we may send by email important administrative information regarding the Website or services to users who have provided us with their email addresses; because this information may be important to your use of the Website and is regarding our ongoing relationship, it is not possible to “opt out” of receiving these emails. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please refer to article 11 below headed “Rights of data subjects”.

b. Non-personally identifiable information: We use Google Analytics (Privacy Policy) to help us understand the use of our Website. This service collects the information sent by your browser as part of a web page request, including cookies and your IP address, and their use of it is governed by their privacy policy. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you.

The financial information connected to payments may be collected or stored by a third-party payment processor and is subject to their terms and policies.

Any other purpose shall be communicated to users before processing personal data.

5. Disclosure of Personal Data

The Foundation will not share users’ personal data with third parties unless (i) it is consistent with the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy, (ii) the user consents to the transfer, or (iii) it is required to meet the legal obligations of the Foundation.

We may disclose your personal information to third-party service providers who help us process donations, send emails, or otherwise provide services to the Foundation. These service providers are bound by strict confidentiality and security obligations, and we take steps to ensure that they protect your information appropriately. We may also disclose your personal information if required by law or in response to a court order, subpoena, or other legal processes. We may also disclose your information to protect the rights, property, or safety of our organization, our donors, or others.

User’s data will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and in compliance with the applicable security measures.

6. Children’s Privacy

The Foundation recognises the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children’s online activities and interests. This Website is not intended for children under the age of 18. The Foundation does not target its services or this Website to children under 18 and the Foundation does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 18.

7. Security measures

We take the security of your personal data seriously and the Foundation have implemented reasonable technical and organisational measures which are necessary to maintain the level of security required for personal data being processed. The Foundation has also the necessary mechanisms in place to prevent, to the extent possible, any unauthorized accesses, disclosure, thefts, illicit modifications and losses of data.

8. Confidentiality

In compliance with current regulations, the Foundation undertakes to fulfill its obligation of secrecy regarding the personal data that users provide while browsing through the Website and its duty to keep and store said data confidential.

9. Third party data

In the event that users provide the Foundation with the personal data of a third party, they guarantee having obtained said third party’s prior consent and having informed them beforehand of the conditions and purposes for which the Foundation may use their personal data. Users must prove that consent has been obtained.

10. Data quality

Data provided by users must be accurate and truthful. In any case, users have the obligation to notify the Foundation of any changes to their data in order to keep said data up to date at all times.

11. Rights of data subjects

At any time, users may exercise the rights of access, rectification, deletion, restriction, data portability and opposition to the data processing under the terms set out in the current legislation, by sending a written communication to the contact information provided below, together with a copy of their identity document and specifying the right exercised.

12. Retention of Personal Data

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law. When we no longer need your personal information, we will securely dispose of it in accordance with our retention policies.

13. Update of the Privacy Policy

If it does not contravene the applicable legislation on data protection, the Foundation may modify and update the Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice to users. Users must always check the content of the Privacy Policy in order to remain informed at all times of the information collected through the Website, how this information is used and the circumstances in which it may be disclosed to third parties.

14. Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at