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There are several ways you can use Rwandapedia services – to search for and share information or to contribute new content. When you share information with us, for example by sending a photo, we can make Rwandapedia even better. Information you share with us helps to build a comprehensive record of Rwanda’s development. It will also help us show you more relevant search results to make information sharing with others quicker and easier. As you use our services, we want to be clear about how we’re using your information and the content you send us.

Our Privacy Policy explains:

  1. What information we collect and why we collect it
  2. How we use that information Information we collect

We collect information to provide a comprehensive record of Rwanda’s development to people all around the world. This information is in the form of documents, photos, videos, audio files and other content.

We collect information in two ways:

  1. Information you give us. To build a comprehensive record of Rwanda’s development we need contributions from individuals. When we receive information from people around the world, be it photos, videos, documents or other content we evaluate it to ensure its accuracy before publishing it on Rwandapedia. Not all contributions will be suitable for Rwandapedia and we will make a decision for each piece of content sent to us.
  2. Information we get from institutions and agencies. Information about Rwanda’s development exists in government institutions and agencies, civil society organisations, non-government organisations and international bodies. We collect information from these institutions to ensure that we provide a comprehensive account of Rwanda’s development. The information is often in the form of documents, images, videos and audio recordings amongst others. 

Log information

When you use our services or view content provided by Rwandapedia, we may automatically collect and store certain information in our server logs. This may include:

  1. Details of how you used our service including your search queries
  2. Internet protocol address
  3. Location information How we use information we collect

We use the information we collect from all of our sources to provide, maintain and improve Rwandapedia content for our users. We also use this information to offer you tailored content – like giving you more relevant search results. We use information received from individuals and institutions to provide a comprehensive record of Rwanda’s development.

When you contact Rwandapedia, we may keep a record of your communication to help solve any issues you might be facing. We may use your email address to inform you about our services, such as letting you know about upcoming changes or improvements or new content added to the site. If you provide us with your personal contact details, they will not be passed on to any third party without your consent.

We will ask for your consent before using information for a purpose other than those that are set out in this Privacy Policy.

Take information out of many of our services

You may also set your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is being set by us.

Information you share

Rwandapedia lets you share information with others via various social media sites. Remember that when you share information publicly, it may be indexable by search engines, including Google.

Information security

We work hard to protect Rwandapedia and our users from unauthorised access to or unauthorised alteration, disclosure or destruction of information we hold. Application Our Privacy Policy applies to all services offered by Rwandapedia.

Enforcement

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to several self regulatory frameworks. When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We will work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

Changes

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent. We will post any privacy policy changes on this page and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice (including, for certain services, email notification of privacy policy changes). We will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review on request.