All information on this page relates to our policy on the protection, use, and disclosure of all data collected from users of The Venture Brat website and our other digital products.
It incorporates our use of any data submitted to or collected by The Venture Brat, and we use any such data on the website, on our other products, and with our partners.
Henceforth, “we”, “us”, “the website”, and similar terms will be construed to refer to The Venture Brat and its other digital products.
I. Data collection and use
While using this website, we may collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you. Some of this information may include personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you.
We collect the following types of data;
a) Personal data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
- Email address
- First name and last name
- Phone number
- Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City
- Cookies and Usage Data
b) Usage data
We may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
d) Media and uploads
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included.
Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
II. How we use data collected
The Venture Brat uses the collected data for various purposes:
- To provide and maintain the Service
- To notify you about changes to our Service
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
- To provide customer care and support
- To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
- To monitor the usage of the Service
- To detect, prevent and address technical issues
a) Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
b) How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
c) Rights over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.
This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
III. Security of your data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100 percent secure.
While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
a) Service Providers
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.
These third parties have access to your personal data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.
We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyze the use of our Service.
Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services.
Google and other search engines may use the collected data to contextualize and personalize the ads of their own advertising network.
- Google’s use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms.
IV. Links to other sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
V. Children’s privacy
The Venture Brat service does not address anyone under the age of 15 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children has provided us with personal data, please contact us.
If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
VI. Changes to this policy
VII. Data transfer and disclosure
Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
If you are located outside Kenya and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to Kenya and process it there.
Disclosure of user data
The Venture Brat may only disclose personal user data in compliance with a court order. We do not reveal user data on the grounds of good faith, regardless of the underlying circumstances.
The Venture Brat will however use any such data internally in any of the following cases;
- To support our marketing activities
- To protect our intellectual property and other rights
- To investigate or prevent continue misuse of our products and services
- To protect the personal safety of other users or members of the public
- To protect ourselves against legal liability