Privacy 2018-04-10T11:43:25+00:00

Which information is collected by SNRD Africa?

SNRD Africa (snrd-africa.net)

Personal information

If you register for the email newsletter you will be asked for personal information, such as your name, email address, and organisation. In accordance with the EU DSGVO only the email address is a mandatory field for the newsletter subscription. The information provided to us is used for technical and customer administration of the site only and will never be shared with third parties. In terms of the newsletter, SNRD Africa uses the services of Newsletter2Go based in Germany. The Data Privacy Statement of Newsletter2Go can be visited at https://www.newsletter2go.co.uk/data-protection/.

Non-personally identifiable information

SNRD Africa has contracted with a third-party vendor to track and analyse non-personally identifiable information about the usage of the SNRD Africa website. All data collected by the vendor, CorbeComs, is owned and used by SNRD Africa.

Information collected is non-personally identifiable, and only summaries of visitors’ behavior are produced. Examples of this type of information include statistics on which pages are most popular and which are least popular. The information collected cannot be traced back to a particular individual.

The purpose of this data collection is so that SNRD Africa can better understand the preferences of its visitors and improve its site and services. This information collected is never connected with any personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.

IP addresses

In addition, the Platform also records your IP address, which is the Internet address of your computer, and information such as your browser type and operating system. This information helps us learn about the geographical distribution of our website visitors and the technology they use to access our site. This information is never connected with the personal information you supply to us if you register on our website.

What if I don’t want to share my information?

If you register for a newsletter or conference SNRD Africa will not share, sell, distribute or rent our your information to anyone.

Piwik web analytics and user tracking “privacy compliant”

This website uses Piwik in highest compliance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), for analysing the website traffic and for tracking user actions, such as downloads or links clicked.

Automatically anonymised visitor IPs

By default, Piwik stores any visitors IP address in the database for each new visitor. If a user has a static IP address this means his browsing history could be easily tracked across several days and even across websites tracked within the same Piwik server.

To ensure that the visitors IP is not stored, which is Personally Identifiable Information (PII), IP anonymisation is enabled, with at least 2 bytes masked from the IP.

Deletion of old visitors logs

Piwik is configured to automatically delete the older logs from the database. For privacy reasons, we keep the detailed Piwik logs for only 3 to 6 months and delete older log data.

Web analytics opt-out feature (using an iFrame)

Below, visitors can “opt-out” being tracked by the Piwik server. By default, all of the website visitors are tracked, but if you opt-out by clicking on the iframe link, a cookie ‘piwik_ignore’ will be set. All visitors with a piwik_ignore cookie will not be tracked.

Respect DoNotTrack preference

Do Not Track is a technology and policy proposal that enables users to opt out of tracking by websites they do not visit, including analytics services, advertising networks, and social platforms. By default, Piwik respects users preference and will not track visitors which have specified “I do not want to be tracked” in their web browsers. For more information about DoNotTrack, check out donottrack.us.


SNRD Africa employs a range of technologies to protect the information maintained on our systems from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about the SNRD Africa privacy policy, please contact us.