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Privacy Policy

Last modified: September 2009

At KCA we recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and affiliated websites offered by the Kenya Community Abroad . In addition, where more detailed information is needed to explain our privacy practices, we post supplementary privacy notices to describe how particular services process personal information.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us through our website


Information we collect and how we use it

We offer a number of services that may require you to register for an account or provide personal information to us, such as membership and related benefits. In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide When you sign up for membership or other KCA service or promotion that requires registration, we ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). We may combine the information you submit under your account with information from third parties in order to provide you with a better experience and to improve the quality of our services. For certain services, we may give you the opportunity to opt out of combining such information.
Log information When you access KCA services, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit our website. These information include your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request.
User communications When you post a message or other communications on our website, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.

Affiliated sites We offer some of our services in connection with our sponsors. Personal information that you provide to us may be shared with those partners or services in order to deliver certain members services to you.(eg discounted airline tickets). We process such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Our partners may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.

Links KCA Website may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our customized content and advertising.

Other sites This Privacy Policy applies to the KCA website and services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results or links from within our various services.
KCA only processes personal information for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy and/or the supplementary privacy notices for specific services. In addition to the above, such purposes include: Providing our services to users, including the display of customized content and advertising; Auditing, research and analysis in order to maintain, protect and improve our services; Ensuring the technical functioning of our network; and Developing new services.


Choices for personal information

When you sign up for a particular service that requires registration, we ask you to provide personal information. If we use this information in a manner different than the purpose for which it was collected, then we will ask for your consent prior to such use. If we propose to use personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the specific service privacy notices, we will offer you an effective way to opt out of the use of personal information for those other purposes. We will not collect or use sensitive information for purposes other than those described in this Privacy Policy and/or in the supplementary service privacy notices, unless we have obtained your prior consent. You can decline to submit personal information to any of our services, in which case KCA may not be able to provide those services to you.


Information sharing

KCA only shares personal information with other companies or individuals outside of KCA in the following limited circumstances: We have your consent. We require opt-in consent for the sharing of any sensitive personal information. We provide such information to our Sponsors and partners or other trusted businesses or persons for the purpose of providing exclusive members services offered by our partners and sponsors. We have a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to

          a.    satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request,
          b.    enforce applicable Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations thereof,
          c.    detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or
          d.    protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of KCA, its users or the public as required or permitted by law.

Information security

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. We restrict access to personal information to KCA Executive Members, contractors and agents who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Data integrity

KCA processes personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this Privacy Policy or any applicable service-specific privacy notice. We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process the personal information needed to provide or improve our services. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their personal information whenever necessary.

Accessing and updating personal information

When you use KCA services, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. We ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort. Some of our services have different procedures to access, correct or delete users personal information. We provide the details for these procedures in the specific privacy notices or FAQs for these services.


Enforcement

KCA regularly reviews its compliance with this Privacy Policy. Please feel free to direct any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy by contacting us through this web site.
When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is KCAs policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between KCA and an individual.


Changes to this Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will not reduce your rights under this Privacy Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Regardless, 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). Each version of this Privacy Policy will be identified at the top of the page by its effective date, and we will also keep prior versions of this Privacy Policy in an archive for your review. If you have any additional questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us any time through this web site.

KCA Executive