Collection and Use of Personal Information
AfDB and its partners may place, view, and/or use "cookies," webserver logs, web beacons, or other electronic tools to collect statistical and other information about the use of the Website and other websites. This information may include information about the IP address of a User’s computer, browser type, language, operating system, mobile device, geo-location data, the state or country from which user accessed the Website, the web pages visited, the date and the time of a visit, and the websites a user visited immediately before and after visiting the Website.
AfDB and its partners may use the information collected for various reasons, either on behalf of AfDB or for the other partners’ own purposes, including research, analysis, to better serve users to the Website, to compile aggregate and anonymous information about usage of the AFMI website and other websites, other statistics, etc. However, if a user has deleted and disabled cookies, these uses will not be possible to the extent they are based on cookie information.
Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. Users can set their browsers to disable cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. Likewise, most mobile devices allow users to disable the ability for geo-location information to be collected from their mobile devices. The help function on most browsers and mobile devices contains instructions on how to set browsers to notify Users before accepting cookies, disable cookies entirely, or disable the collection of geo-location data. Users need to set each browser, on each device used to surf the web. Should a User use multiple browsers to surf the web (e.g., Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.), the User should repeat this procedure with each browser. Similarly, should a User connect to the web from multiple devices (e.g., work and home), the User should set each browser on each device. However, should a user disable cookies or refuse to accept a request to place a cookie, it is possible that some parts of the Website may not function properly.
Disclosure of Personal Information and Other Information
AfDB may also disclose your personal and other information to unaffiliated third parties if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or in response to a subpoena, court order, government request, or other legal process; (b) produce relevant documents or information in connection with litigation, arbitration, mediation, adjudication, government or internal investigations, or other legal or administrative proceedings; (c) protect the interests, rights, safety, or property of AfDB or others; (d) enforce any terms of service on the Website; and (e) provide Users of the Website with the data and information requested.
The collection, further use, and/or disclosure of Users’ personal information by sponsors, partners and third party service providers is not the responsibility of AfDB. Rather, such collection, use, and/or disclosure is governed by the third parties' privacy policies.
Accuracy and Security of Personal Information
Any personal information provided to AfDB is kept on secure servers. AfDB uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel, and physical measures to (a) safeguard personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure, or modification; and (b) ensure the integrity of the personal information. To help protect their privacy, Users are encourage to maintain the secrecy of the Username and Password set up in connection with the participation in the Website’s services.
Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information
Transfer of Personal Information To Other Countries
Links To Third-Party Websites
AfDB may provide links to third-party websites, including social networking websites. Since AfDB does not control third-party sites and are not responsible for any information Users may provide while on such sites, users are encouraged to read the privacy policies on those websites before providing any information on such sites.