PRIVACY POLICY

Effective Date: 1st November 2023

BEFORE YOU SIGN UP, PLEASE READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY CRITICALLY

These Terms of Use apply to your access and use of our website www.mergersafrica.com (hereinafter referred to as “ the Site”). These terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you as the user(s) of the site (herein interchangeably referred to as “User” or “Users” or User’s or “You” or “Your”) and M&A Summit Africa Ltd (herein interchangeably referred to as “M&A Summit Africa’” or “Our” or “Us”).

M&A Summit Africa is strongly committed to protecting your privacy and complying with your choices. Both personal and non-personal information collected is safeguarded according to the highest privacy and data protection laws and standards adopted worldwide. We have a robust and effective data protection program in place which complies with existing law and abides by the data protection principles.

The Internet is an amazing tool. It has the power to change the way we live, and we’re starting to see that potential today. With only a few mouse-clicks, you can follow the news, look up facts, buy goods and services, and communicate with others from around the world. It’s important to M&A Summit Africa to help our Users retain their privacy when they take advantage of all the Internet has to offer. We believe your business is no one else’s. Your privacy is important to you and to us and therefore we do not collect, hold or process your personal data in a manner which infringes on your privacy. So we’ll protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy, M&A Summit Africa follows different principles in accordance with worldwide practices for customer privacy and data protection.

  1. OUR COMMITMENT

1.1 We won’t sell or give away your name, mail address, phone number, email address or any other information to anyone. Your information will not be shared, rented or sold to any third party.

1.2 We’ll use state-of-the-art security measures to protect your information from unauthorized users.

1.3 We give you the possibility to control the information that you shared with us (opt-out)

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT

2.1 Personal Information: We collect personal information that personally identifies you.

2.2 Business Information: We collect business information that identifies your business and operations.

2.3 Contact Information: We collect information that allows us to contact you.

2.4 Non-Personal Information: We also collect non-personal information, including:
(i) Information about your web browser.

(ii) Your IP address

(iii) Details about the device you use to access our website.

2.5 Cookies and Tracking Technologies: We employ cookies and similar tracking technologies. For a more in-depth understanding of how we use cookies, please refer to our Cookie Policy.

  1. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

3.1 We use the collected information for various purposes, including but not limited to:

(i) Delivering our business, franchise, government to investor, lender and advisor matchmaking services.

(ii) Contacting you about your account and the services we offer.

(iii) Enhancing and optimizing our website.

(iv) Customizing your experience and providing tailored content.

(v) Meeting legal obligations and regulatory requirements.

(vi) Sending promotional materials, newsletters, or updates (only with your explicit consent).

(vii) To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from M&A Summit Africa.

  1. CONSENT

4.1 When you provide or submit your information or data, you consent that it can be used for the above purposes and that M&A Summit Africa is an authorized holder of such information. If you choose not to register or provide information, you can still use most of www.mergersafrica.com , but you will not be able to access areas that require registration. If you decide to register, you are providing your consent to occasionally receive information from us. If you do not want us to communicate with you about other offers regarding M&A Summit Africa products, services, programs, or events by email, postal mail, or telephone, you may choose to unsubscribe by selecting the option stating that you do not wish to receive marketing messages from M&A Summit Africa; alternatively, you may contact us to express your choices at the address provided at the bottom of this page.

4.2 M&A Summit Africa occasionally allows other companies to offer our registered Users information about their products and services, using postal mail only. If you do not want to receive these offers, you may select the option stating that you do not wish to receive marketing materials from third parties; alternatively, you may contact us to express your choices at the address provided at the bottom of this page.

4.3 When you provide or submit your information or data, you further consent that it can be may be stored and processed in Uganda or any other country where M&A Summit Africa, its subsidiaries, affiliates or agents would wish it to be stored.

  1. COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES

We use cookies for various purposes, such as session management, analytics, and personalization. You can manage your cookie preferences in your browser settings. For more information, please review our detailed Cookie Policy.

  1. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

6.1 We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your information with:

(i) Service Providers: Third-party service providers who assist in our website operations, including hosting, analytics, and customer support.

(ii) Legal Authorities: When compelled by law or in response to a valid legal request.

  1. DATA SECURITY

We employ reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information. However, please note that no method of data transmission over the internet can guarantee absolute security. We cannot be held responsible for unauthorized access, technical failures or malfunctions and shall not be liable for any loss resulting from the same.

  1. YOUR CHOICES

8.1 You have certain rights regarding your data, including the right to:

(i) Access, Update, or Correct Data: You may review, modify, or correct your personal information through your account settings.

(ii) Account Deletion: You can delete your account, subject to any legal or contractual obligations.

(iii) Opt-Out: You have the option to opt out of marketing communications.

(iv) Cookie Preferences: You can manage your cookie settings in your browser.

  1. NOTICE TO PARENTS

9.1 Our services are intended for users aged 18 years and above. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under this age. If you suspect that a child has provided us with their information, please contact us immediately.

9.2 Parents or guardians: we want to help you guard your children’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their Personal Information while using the Internet.

  1. RETENTION OF INFORMATION

We retain your information as long as it is necessary to provide the services requested by you and others, subject to any legal obligations to further retain such information. Information associated with your account will generally be kept until it is no longer necessary to provide the services or until you ask us to delete it or your account is deleted whichever comes first. Additionally, we may retain information from deleted accounts to comply with the law, prevent fraud, resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems, assist with investigations, enforce the Terms of Use, and take other actions permitted by law. Finally, your data could also be stored for sales statistical purposes.

  1. ENFORCEMENT

If for some reason you believe M&A Summit Africa has not adhered to these principles, please notify us by email at legal@mergersafrica.com , and we will do our best to determine and correct the problem promptly. Be certain the words Privacy Policy are in the Subject line.

  1. CHANGES TO THIS POLICY

If we make changes to our Privacy Policy, we will post these changes here so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use your information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify you by email.

  1. QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us or write us at: legal@mergersafrica.com or M&A Summit Africa Ltd Upper-Kauga, Mukono, P.O. Box 257, MUKONO, KAMPALA (U). Attn: Legal Department. The notices shall be effective when they are received by M&A Summit Africa if made in writing and sent to M&A Summit Africa personally, by courier, certified mail, or facsimile as provided herein.