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GDPR: Definition and Your Legal Rights

Under EU law, any data that can be used to identify people is considered personal data. It doesn’t matter whether you are an EU citizen or not. You own all data that is collected about you within the European Union. You have the legal right to inspect any stored data concerning your person, the right to demand correction or deletion, and the right to withdraw your consent for their further use.
EU Privacy law has been harmonised in the General Data Protection Regulation. This guideline lists the minimal requirements for privacy. GDPR goes into effect on 25 May 2018.
You can contact us from the e-mail address associated with your registered account when you want to exercise your rights. We shall look to action such requests within a 30 day window. In the case of requested deletion of personally identifiable data, we shall delete as legally obligated which will render the registered account inactive. We will attribute the visible public content you have posted to the anonymous “Mr Unsubscribe” user for the purposes of maintaining coherent discussion threads.

What we collect and why

We suggest using the secure encrypted https version of the site https://www.climateafrica.net/  for both account registration and active day to day use.
When you use register to the site, you will be sharing personal data with us. We will have your username, your email address, date of birth and your IP address. Date of birth data is used to ensure registered members are over the age of 16.
You will also be sharing your personal data with us when you post comment and articles on the site. We use this for moderation purposes and to support law enforcement activities. Other users won’t be able to see your personal information. The one exception being if a registered user explicitly chooses to share their location information using the Geo-Checkin feature. This is a clear deliberate activity which by default is disabled for registered users.
We don't use the data you submit to our website for anything other than moderation and won’t sell it to third parties.
We also use the third party Google Analytics Service to measure traffic and to populate stats for our trending articles. Information about Google Analytics can be found below. 

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information concerning the use of the user’s online offer generated through cookies is generally transmitted to and stored at a Google server in the USA. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Treaty and thus offers a guarantee that it complies with the European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). We inform you that, on this website, Google Analytics was expanded by the code "anonymize_ip" in order to guarantee anonymised capture of IP addresses (so-called "IP masking"). By activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address within member states of the European Union or other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is first abbreviated by Google. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports concerning website activities, and to provide other services in connection with website use and Internet use vis-a-vis the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google. Pseudonym profiles of users may be created from the processed data. The IP address transmitted by your browser is not combined with other data held by Google. You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en . Further information concerning data used by Google, settings options, and opportunities to object are available on Google’s website under https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners and under http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads and http://www.google.de/settings/ads?hl=en

Data Breaches

We realise that everything that is connected to the internet, despite best efforts, has the potential to be accessed unauthorized parties or hackers. If your data gets compromised, we will notify you immediately via this website and email those affected by the breach as soon as we can.

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