What are cookies?
Cookies are small data files that are placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Cookies are widely used by website owners in order to make their websites work, or to work more efficiently, as well as to provide reporting information.
Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, VSV) are called "first party cookies". Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called "third party cookies". Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through the website (e.g. like advertising, interactive content and analytics). The parties that set these third-party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites.
We use first and third-party cookies for several reasons. Some cookies are required for technical reasons in order for our Websites to operate, and we refer to these as "essential" or "strictly necessary" cookies. Other cookies also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Online Properties. Third parties serve cookies through our Websites for advertising, analytics and other purposes. This is described in more detail below.
How can I control cookies?
You have the right to decide whether to accept or reject cookies. You can exercise your cookie rights by setting your preferences in the Cookie Consent Manager. The Cookie Consent Manager allows you to select which categories of cookies you accept or reject. Essential cookies cannot be rejected as they are strictly necessary to provide you with services.
The specific types of cookies served through our Websites and the purposes they perform are described in the table below (please note that the specific cookies served may vary depending on the specific online Properties you visit:
What about other tracking technologies, like web beacons?
Cookies are not the only way to recognize or track visitors to a website. We may use other, similar technologies from time to time, like web beacons (sometimes called "tracking pixels" or "clear gifs"). These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited our Websites or opened an e-mail including them. This allows us, for example, to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within a website to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to the website from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, to improve site performance, and to measure the success of e-mail marketing campaigns. In many instances, these technologies are reliant on cookies to function properly, and so declining cookies will impair their functioning.
Do you serve targeted advertising?
Third parties may serve cookies on your computer or mobile device to serve advertising through our Websites. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services that you may be interested in. They may also employ technology that is used to measure the effectiveness of advertisements. This can be accomplished by them using cookies or web beacons to collect information about your visits to this and other sites in order to provide relevant advertisements about goods and services of potential interest to you. The information collected through this process does not enable us or them to identify your name, contact details or other details that directly identify you unless you choose to provide these.
VSV considers your privacy and personal information to be important, as such we are committed to protecting the information you provide to us. This policy details the types of personal data we collect, how we use that data, with whom we share with and the choices you can make about our use of such data. We will also explain your privacy rights and how the law protects you by describing the measures we take to protect the security of your personal data and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
Information we collect.
As a provider of a networking and communication service, we may have a direct relationship with you, or you may choose to provide us with information in connection with that relationship or we may collect it via other means. The data we collect about you may include:
• Contact information
• Content you provide to us
• Technical information about your device and website usage
If you use our website or interact with us (e.g. through our website), we will collect certain basic contact information about you. This may include your name and email address.
Content you provide to us
You may provide us with certain information while getting in touch with us via our website or by telephone and we may email you or vice versa or you may send us feedback via a survey form. In this case, information such as, your date of birth, gender, education, photograph, profession and/or interests might be required.
Technical information about your device and website usage
Through cookies and similar technologies, we may collect details about your device, such as IP address, internet browser type and operating system. We may also collect information about your browsing activity, such as how you use our website, the pages you have visited, the date and time of each visit and the URL of any websites that re-directed you to our website.
How we collect your information.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you, depending upon the nature of our relationship. This may include through direct interactions we have with you and through the use of automated technologies (e.g. cookies).
You may provide us with your data by completing forms (e.g. through our website) or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This will include data you provide when you:
• Sign up to receive information from VSV (e.g. subscribe to our email marketing list or newsletter);
• Participate in promotions or surveys;
• Provide us with feedback; or
• Otherwise communicate with us.
How we use your data.
Depending on the nature of our relationship with you, we may use your data to:
• Provide you with information about our products and services;
• Allow you to participate in interactive features;
• Operate, evaluate and improve our business, products and services;
• Perform analysis (including anonymisation) of your data;
• Keep you up to date with changes and updates that would make your VSV experience seamless;
• Send you updates and news by email or push notification, depending on your settings;
• Review your activities on the VSV platform with your permission, to detect activities that may pose a risk to your safety, the online community and/or members of the public;
• Respond to your questions or comments;
• Comply with legal obligations, applicable to our industry standards and our policies;
• Notify you when we are collecting information in future for use
The table below sets out further information about the purposes for which we use data about you, with the corresponding categories of data processed in each case and the legal basis that we rely upon for its use.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please read these terms and conditions (referred to as “Ts&Cs” or T&C) carefully before using this web services (referred to as “Website Services” and/or “VSV” and/or all web based platforms/services owned or offered by VSV which includes but not limited to Blog and App store) as they are the legal agreement between you and Village Seed Ventures (referred to as “VSV”, ”we”, or “us”). If you do not accept the Ts&Cs, please do not proceed as your use and further use will be taken as your acceptance.
We may modify all or any part of these Ts&Cs from time to time without notifying you. You should regularly check the Ts&Cs so you are aware of your rights and obligations. Your continued use of the services after changes to the Ts&Cs constitutes your binding acceptance of the updated Ts&Cs.
These Ts&Cs apply to all Users, by accessing or using the platform in any manner, you agree to be bound by these Ts&Cs. Upon termination of this Agreement or your access to the platform for any reason or no reason, you will continue to be bound by the terms of this Agreement which, by their nature, survive termination.
Our Services are exclusively available to users that are capable of entering a valid contract with VSV, in compliance with all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.
VSV is a platform dedicated towards discovering and nurturing innovative investment opportunities in Africa by identifying and helping entrepreneurs bring their ideas to reality.
The platform aims to provide continuous guidance and support to companies that collaborate with VSV to further economic growth.
Intending users shall be able to access the platform by clicking on the web page, after which such User shall be entitled to the use of the Service provided therein by VSV. Such User acknowledges the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the services provided on this platform