Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy dated 13/02/2017 replaces our previous policies. Please take the time to review before you continue to use our products and services.

This Privacy Policy applies to any information you provide to us, including through this website, our mobile apps, communications by email and through social media, by telephone and in person. It also covers any information we receive from third parties.

By using our products and services, including browsing our websites, you agree we may use your information as outlined in this Policy.

If you do not wish to have your information used in line with this Policy, you must not use our products and services and not otherwise provide us with your information.

About us

Kigali Today Ltd is a media house based in Kigali, Rwanda. The company started its operations in September 2011 and has a certificate of registration from Rwanda Development Board.

We have established ourselves as an exclusive source of news about Rwanda designed for both local and global audience through a wide range of different media platforms including websites, FM and Online Radio, a News Agency as well as online TV/YouTube channel.

Information we may hold about you

— Information you’ve provided to us
— Information about your interaction with our websites, mobile apps and other products and services
— Information we collect using cookies stored on your device about your use of our websites
— Your IP address, which is a number that identifies a specific network device on the internet which allows your device to communicate with websites and apps.
— Technical information from your device relating to the service you receive
— Information relating to the location of your device.

How we may use your information

By using our websites, apps and other products and services, you agree that we may collect, hold, use or otherwise process your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with those products and services and developing our business which shall include (without limitation):

— Personalising the content you see on our websites and apps
— Developing the design and style of the our products and services to make improvements
— Understanding more about you, such as your location and demographic information
— Informing you about the latest changes to our products and services
— Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards
— Enabling you to share our content with others e.g. using "Email a friend" and "Share this article"
— Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis and strategic development

How we may use your information in specific products or services

Message boards and other public forums

Our websites may provide message boards and other user generated content facilities. Anything that you share will become public information.

"Email a friend" and "share this article"

Before you use "email a friend" or "share this article" buttons please make sure that anyone you wish to email or share with are happy for this to occur and expect to receive the email or article.

Location based services

Where we provide services that utilise your device’s location, such as local weather or news, your location will be determined either from a lookup of your IP address in a “GeoIP” database which lists information provided by your ISP (usually your closest town or borough) or your precise location directly from the device (such as through GPS or Wifi on mobile devices) where you have granted permission for us to access this location information. If you have given us permission to use your location, we may use it for marketing and advertising purposes.

Push and in-app notifications on apps

Where you install one of our apps on your mobile device, this may use push notifications or in-app notifications. These notifications are used for a variety of reasons, for example push notifications may be used to trigger an automatic download of new content (such as a new edition) or to send you an update on new "editorial", or breaking news message. Please see the app download or install page for each app for more information on how it uses notifications. Within the app, you may be able to select to receive only certain types of notifications.

How we may share your information

We may share personal information about you to third parties, where you have given us permission or where the third party can confirm that they have your permission for us to do this.
We may also provide third parties with certain aggregate statistical data about our customers’ use of our websites and apps, which may include demographic data such as age range and/or geographic location of groups of our customers. This aggregate data does not include contact details (such as the customer’s name or postal address).

Safeguards and security for your information

We have measures in place to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorised access or use, such as by using encryption technology.

Your choices

Please note that our website, apps and other products and services may not work correctly (or at all) if you change your preferences.

Use of your location

You can choose whether to provide us with your precise location from your device through your browser’s "Help" menu, or through the "Location" or "Location Services" in the Settings on your mobile device.

Use of push notifications

You will be prompted to choose whether to receive push notifications the first time you run each app, and you can update your preferences at any time through Settings on your device.

Contacting us

If you have any queries or comments about this Privacy Policy please contact us at: [email protected]

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy. Where changes are made, we will post the revised Policy here with an updated effective date. Your continued use of our websites, apps, or other products or services will signify your acceptance of these changes.

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