Who is Penplusbytes?
Penplusbytes is a not-for-profit organization driving change through innovations in the following key areas: using new digital technologies to enable good governance and accountability, new media and innovations, climate and well-being, and enhancing oversight for effective utilization of mining, oil and gas revenue and resources. More info.
How do we use your data?
We use your data to provide you access to our services so that you can manage your donations, among other purposes.
Why are we allowed to use your data?
There are different reasons that enable us to use your data. The main reason being the requirement that it is necessary for us to perform the agreement you accept when you register with Yen Somu Bi.
Do we share your data with third parties?
As a general rule, we won’t share your personal data with third parties unless it is dependent on the provision of services by a third party.
What are your rights?
Who is Penplusbytes?
Penplusbytes (hereinafter, referred to as “PPB”, “we” or “us”) is a Ghanaian not-for- profit organization driving change through innovations in the following key areas: using new digital technologies to enable good governance and accountability, new media and innovations, climate and well-being, and enhancing oversight for effective utilisation of mining, oil and gas revenue and resources. We are located at No. 20 Koi Street, Osu-Ako Adjei in Accra and can be reached on email@example.com
When using the Yen Somu Bi platform, we can use your personal data in different ways:
We created the Yen Somu Bi platform (the “Platform”) to make it simple for users to explore and support organizations they care about with their friends and others with similar interests. We give you control of your information because you may not want to share your information with everyone. You choose what information you provide, including names and contact details. You control the sharing of that information by using the option to remain anonymous while donating.
What information do we use about you?
While using the application, you may provide us with anonymous information, personal information and additional materials.
You provide us and we may collect anonymous information such as your IP address, areas of the platform you have visited, time and date, and whether or not you clicked on links. We use technologies such as cookies to collect this information. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's computer. We use session ID cookies to confirm that users are logged in. Session cookies terminate once the user closes the browser. We also use persistent cookies that store other information to make it easier for you to login when you come back to the platform. You can configure your browser to block cookies; however, if you do, the platform may not function properly or at all. If you choose to click on a link to any outside website, anonymous information may be provided to that website.
You may provide us personal information if you register with the platform, like your username, password, first and last names, email address, and mailing address. You may provide additional personal information for your profile.
However, we will never ask you to provide us with any confidential or sensitive data, and you should never do so. Sensitive data means any information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation or data concerning criminal records. If we learn that you have provided us with any such information, we will disregard it and delete it immediately, and we will not include it in our database.
You may also post information, opinions, text, sounds, audio, video, images, graphics, and other content or of any nature (collectively, "Materials") to the platform. This enhances the possibility of more donations coming in to your campaign.
How do we use your data?
Depending on how you interact with us, we will use your data for different purposes, as follows:
To handle your registration with Yen Somu Bi. If you decide to register with us and create a user account, we will use your data to handle your registration. This includes using your data to provide better products and/or services to you and for administration, maintenance and development of the platform.
To respond to your questions and claims. If you get in touch with us to ask any questions or to raise a claim, we will use your personal information to respond to your questions or to handle your claims, in order for us to provide better client service.
To handle your donations with organizations. If you use our platform to donate to an organization, we will use your personal data to handle your donation and make sure it reaches the organization. However, as mentioned above, in this case, your data will be controlled by the organization, so we suggest that you carefully read their privacy policies or terms. In this context, following the organization’s instructions, we may also use anonymous information collected to improve the quality of the platform. This information may help us to diagnose problems, maintain security, and provide services users want. The platform may determine user demographics, interests, and behavior and may share such information with others. For example, we may provide demographic or usage information to an organization so they may see how many users are from a specific geographic area. However, please don’t worry. This information will always be anonymous and will not be enough to identify you.
To let you post Materials. You may post Materials directly to public portions of the platforms such as explore campaigns and success stories in which case those Materials may be available to other users.
Do we share your data with third parties?
Your personally identifiable information will not be sold to advertisers or spammers.
We share your personally identifiable information in three cases: (1) with your permission, (2) as required by law, and (3) change of ownership, each as more fully described in the paragraphs below.
We may be required to disclose user information pursuant to lawful requests, such as subpoenas or court orders, or in compliance with applicable laws. We do not reveal information until we have a good faith belief that an information request by law enforcement or private litigants meets applicable legal standards. Additionally, we may share account or other information when we believe it is necessary to comply with law, to protect our interests or property, to prevent fraud or other illegal activity perpetrated through the platform or using the Yen Somu Bi name, or to prevent imminent bodily harm. This may include sharing information with other companies, lawyers, agents or government agencies.
Please remember that anyone who has access to your username and password may be able to access your personal information; therefore, we encourage you to keep your password secret to prevent any unwanted access.
In addition, please remember that you are in control of sharing personal information that you provide to the platform, including by using the privacy settings.
What are your rights when we use your data?
You can delete your account at your user profile page. You can also edit your personal information to ensure that it is correct and up-to-date. You may delete your information from the platform at any time.
Penplusbytes does not offer the platform to, or knowingly collect or solicit information from, anyone under the age of 13. If you are under 13, do not provide us with any information. Any information we receive from people we believe to be under 13 will be purged from our database.
Links to other websites
The platform may contain links to other websites, including of social media platforms, donor organizations and other organizations. Penplusbytes is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites that may be linked to the platform. For more information about how any such third parties use your data, please read their corresponding privacy policies or terms carefully.
Penplusbytes takes reasonable precautions to protect our users'; information. Your account information is located on a secured server behind a firewall. Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, we request that you not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. Although we allow you to set privacy setting that limit access to your information, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or 100% effective. We cannot control the actions of other users with whom you may choose to share your pages and information. Even after removal, copies of Materials may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other users have copied or stored your Materials. If you have any questions about the security of the Yen Somu Bi Platform, please contact us.