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Cookies and Tracking Technology

Like many companies, AfricaX uses  Cookies  and other common  Tracking Technologies  on the AfricaX site and in email communications to help AfricaX better understand your use and needs of the AfricaX Site, current and future AfricaX-related products and services, and how AfricaX and Members can improve. For example:

  • based on your cookie settings, AfricaX tracks information indicating, among other things, which pages of the AfricaX Site were visited, the order in which they were visited, when they were visited, and which hyperlinks and other user interface controls were used;

  • AfricaX may log the IP address, operating system, and browser software (including mobile use and device type when you use AfricaX native mobile apps) you used when accessing the AfricaX Site, and AfricaX may be able to determine from an IP address your Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of your point of connectivity; and

  • AfricaX may track and collect information from emails that AfricaX sends to you, for example whether you opened the email or clicked on any links from the email.

AfricaX also partners with third parties to help us track and understand your activity on the AfricaX Site, how you interact with AfricaX’s social media, and how you find or may be referred to the AfricaX Site. Individual Members may separately use Tracking Technologies within their courses and email communications to understand your activity within a course and how you find or may be referred to a course on the AfricaX Site.

AfricaX and Members use Cookies and other Tracking Technologies for the following purposes:

  • when necessary for system administration, security, and integrity to ensure the AfricaX Site works properly for you. Without these technologies, the AfricaX Site may not function correctly;

  • to enable analytics, performance and functionality, to help AfricaX and Members gather information about how visitors use the AfricaX Site and monitor AfricaX Site performance, and to enhance your experience by recognizing and remembering whether you have visited the AfricaX Site before and may have any personal preferences; and

  • to support marketing by enabling AfricaX and Members to deliver content relevant to your interests on the AfricaX Site and third-party sites based on how you interact with AfricaX or Member advertisements or content. AfricaX and Members use “first-party” cookies, which means cookies served by AfricaX or an individual Member, and also “third-party” cookies, which means cookies served by third parties that help Africa and Members track this information.

You have some options for managing Cookies and other Tracking Technologies. These include:

  • Modifying your browser settings : You should be able to control how and whether your web browser accepts Cookies by adjusting its privacy and security settings. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new Cookies, how to receive notification of new Cookies, and how to disable existing Cookies. If you reject AfricaX’s Cookies, many functions and conveniences of the AfricaX Site may not work properly.

  • Opting-out of certain third-party tracking and advertising : Some of the third parties used by AfricaX or a Member for Cookies and Tracking Technologies offer the ability to opt-out from their tracking by following processes described on their websites. A list of some such third parties is maintained and available at the AfricaX Learner Help Centre and includes, for some, links to applicable opt-out processes. Neither AfricaX nor any Member is responsible for the effectiveness of any third-party opt-out options.

As a proud and fully integrated partner with edX, our policies and processes mirror those of edX .

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