Privacy Policy

1.0 Who we are

usanii.ke provides artists with tools to monetise their creativity.

Artists and Supporters have been defined in our Terms of Use.

usanii.ke is a Website (the “Site”) owned and operated by Goril Company Limited, a Private Limited Company registered in the Republic of Kenya under company number PVT-7LU5RD9Z and of Post Office Box Number 76901-00620 Mobil Plaza, Nairobi.

2.0 The Policy

At usanii.ke, your privacy is important to us. We have therefore developed this Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) to explain what personal information we collect, how we collect it, use, disclose and safeguard the same when you visit our Site.

This Policy demonstrates our commitment to safeguard the privacy of individuals with respect to the personal information we collect.

Please read this Policy to understand our views and practices with respect to your personal information.

By accessing or using the Services in any way, you agree to the collection, storage, sharing, and use of information as described in this Policy and our Terms of Use.

3.0 Modification

We reserve to make changes to this Policy at any time and for any reason.

You will be alerted of changes to this Policy by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Policy. Any modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change.

You will be deemed to have been aware of and accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

4.0 Categories

Depending on how you or others use the Services or interact with us, we may collect different kinds of information from or about you.

Information you give us

Personal Data

You shall be asked to provide us information about yourself (personally identifiable information) when you register for the Service. This information will include: the first name, second name, last name, phone number, email address, residential address, gender as well as your photo (the Required Information”). This is the information that you give us voluntarily.

You will need to provide the required information to be able to register an account and to use our Service.

When you communicate to us through the Services or by email, phone, postal mail, or otherwise, we may keep a record of those communications.

Content

We collect the Content you provide to us when you use the Services, including the Content you upload to your Page.

Data from Surveys

This refers to personal and other information you may provide when responding to surveys and other forms you may be required to fill to be able to use the Service.

Data we collect automatically

Derivative Data

This refers to information that our servers automatically collect when you access the Site such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times and the pages you have viewed on the Site.

Mobile Device Data

We may collect device information such as your mobile device ID, model, manufacturer, and information on the location of your device if you access the Site from a mobile device.

Data about how you found us

We collect data about your referring URL (the place on the Web where you were at when you tapped on our ad).

Information from third-party partners

We may receive information about you or your activities from third-party partners, including information from a partner who we jointly offer services or conduct other activities relating to the Services with them, such as information from our payment processor, M-Pesa. We may receive data about your financial transactions when you make payments to Artists including the date, time and amount of the transaction.

Information from cookies and similar technologies.

We and our service providers may use cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies, such as tracking URLs, to collect information about how you or others access or engage with the Services, Content, or marketing communications sent by us or others

Cookies are small data files placed on your computer or other device which record information. We may use two kinds of cookies, “session cookies” and “persistent cookies.” Session cookies normally expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies stay on your device until they expire or are deleted.

Web beacons are pieces of code or pixels embedded in a web page or email to track engagement or responses, or to access or communicate with cookies.

“Tracking URLs” are special URLs that can be used to track engagement with or responses to web pages or emails.

Information collected through these technologies may be used to help us operate, improve, develop, and customize the Services, Content, and marketing communications.

5.0 Why we collect the information

Having accurate information allows you to access our Service and enables us to provide you with a smooth, efficient experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you through our Site to:

  • Enable you access and use the Services.
  • To enable you register an account and launch your Page on the Site.
  • To provide you with customer support by responding to your requests for technical support.
  • To generate a personal profile about you to make future visits to the Site more personalized.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
  • Enable user to user communications.
  • Communicate to you.
  • To research and analyze your use of the service to obtain statistical data for analysis and use internally or with third parties to analyze our operations, maintain and improve our services.
  • Notify you of updates to the Site, new features and solicit your feedback regarding the same.
  • Offer additional/new services and/or recommendations;
  • In connection with a corporate change such as a corporate merger, consolidation, restructuring, sale of stock or assets.
  • Administer surveys or other promotional activities conducted by us or third-party partners which choose to participate in.
  • To comply with legal obligations and enforce our Terms of Use.
  • Perform other functions/business activities as described when the information is collected, or for other purposes with your prior consent.

In each case, we shall collect such information only insofar as is necessary to fulfil the purpose of a person’s interaction with the Site.

6.0 Disclosure of your information

We may share information we have collected about you in the following situations:

a. To our employees and/or contractors

These shall include employees/contractors that may be located outside your home country.

b. By law or to protect rights

We may share your information permitted or required by applicable laws and regulations and if we believe that the sharing of the information is necessary to respond to legal processes or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our rights, privacy, property and safety and/or that of our affiliates, users of our service and others.

c. Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties we may have engaged to perform services on our behalf, and they may access personal information as needed to perform their services or functions for us such as hosting services, data analysis, email delivery, customer service, security, software development and marketing:

  • Payment processing service providers shall include: M-Pesa
d. Affiliates

We may share information with our Affiliates in which case we will require them to honor this policy. Affiliates shall include our parent company and any subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that we may have control over.

e. Business Partners

We may share your information with our business partners to offer you certain products, services or promotions.

f. Business Transfers

If we are involved in a merger, acquisition or sale of assets, one of the assets that we may transfer is personal information.

g. Other third parties

We may share your information with our investors for the purpose of conducting general business analysis.

h. Aggregated personal information

We may aggregate or make anonymous any personal information so that it no longer individually identifies any user. We may use and share any aggregated, anonymous, or other non-personally identifying information for any purposes, commercial or otherwise, including for research and development or marketing.

7.0 Financial Information

We shall facilitate payments directly between the users of our platform through third party payment providers who shall be responsible for collecting and storing all financial information.

Our payment processor shall be M-Pesa.

8.0 Third-Party Applications

The Services may include links or features that enable you to access or use Third-Party Applications.

Third-Party Applications may include links or features that enable you to access or use the Services.

You agree we are not responsible for any Third-Party Applications or their privacy policies or practices.

When you access or use Third-Party Applications, they may collect information from or about you, including through the use of cookies or similar technologies. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of Third-Party Applications to be informed of their practices in handling personal information that may collect about you.

9.0 Security

Passwords must be kept confidential and should not be shared.

We will take appropriate security measures to protect your personal information in our possession. While we strive to secure your personal information, we cannot guarantee complete security for your data under all circumstances including those beyond reasonable control.

10.0 Data Retention

We will store your personal data for as long as it is reasonably necessary for achieving the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy (including providing the Service to you), which shall include (but not limited to) the period during which you shall have an account with us. We shall also retain and use your personal data as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

11.0 Age Limitation

We do not knowingly collect personal data from persons below eighteen (18) years of age. If you learn that anyone younger than 18 has provided us with a personal date, please contact us at sema@usanii.ke.

12.0 Other Terms and Conditions

Your access to and use of the Site is subject to any additional terms applicable to such services that may be posted on the Terms of use page from time to time

13.0 Resolving Disputes

All complaints or disputes relating to the subject matter of this Policy shall be subject to our Terms of Use.

14.0 Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding these Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

  • Company Name: Goril Africa Limited
  • Postal Address: 76901-00620 Mobil Plaza, Nairobi.
  • Phone Number: +254720 637 837
  • Email: sema@usanii.ke