Privacy policy

Recognizing that the protection of the personal information of Customers is important, AfricaScan Inc. ("AfricaScan") will observe the Right to Privacy enshrined in Article 31 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, Kenya Information and Communications and the Consumer Protection Regulations, and any other relevant legal provision in force in the Republic of Kenya and, in accordance with the privacy policy given below ("the Privacy Policy"), make efforts to appropriately handle and protect the Personal Information.

[Definition of Personal Information]
In this Privacy Policy, Personal Information means, information about a living individual which is able to identify a specific individual by name, date of birth, or other description contained in the information (including such information as will allow easy reference to other information and will thereby enable the identification of a specific individual) and also means information belong to a specific individual person such as e-mail address, utilization history, and the like.


1. What and How Information is Acquired

AfricaScan may obtain and utilize the following information while it provides the SIMWAY application ("the Service") to Customers.
The information to be registered by Customers includes:

  1. User's identification name or nickname;
  2. E-mail address;
  3. Password or other information necessary to verify personal identification of a person who accesses an account; and
    • - Acquisition of Information by using log files and tracking technologies Cookie (shared objects, etc.), IP address, kind of terminal, terminal modifier, kind of browser, language of browser, reference page, exit page, kind of platform, click number, domain name, landing page, page view, browsing order, URL of each page, browsing time of specific page, situation of the Service or this Website, or time and date when activities are made on the Service or Website, and any other information
    • - Terminal information Terminal information (terminal modifier, IP address, OS information)
  4. Name, date of birth or other profile information and height, weight or other health information of Customers managed by the Service.

2. Utilization of Acquired Information

AfricaScan will utilize the acquired information for the following purposes:


3. Sharing of Personal Information with Third Party

AfricaScan may share the Personal Information of a Customer with a third party when:


4. Disclosure of Personal Information

If AfricaScan is requested by a Customer to disclose Personal Information, AfricaScan will, after taking action to confirm that the requesting party is the Customer himself/herself, make the requested disclosure to the Customer without delay (if it is found that the requested Personal Information does not exist, the fact will be notified to the Customer); except for the case where AfricaScan is not obliged by laws and regulations to make such disclosure.


5. Correction, etc. of Personal Information

When a Customer makes a request for correction, addition, or deletion (the "Corrections, etc.") of the Personal Information on the ground that the retained Personal Information is contrary to the fact, AfricaScan will first take action to confirm that the requesting party is the Customer himself/herself and then make necessary investigation within the scope necessary for the achievement of the purpose of use and, after such investigation, will make the Corrections, etc. with a notification of the result to the Customer (if determined that the correction, etc. will not be made, such result will also be notified to the Customer); except for the case where AfricaScan is not obliged by laws and regulations to make the Corrections, etc.


6. Discontinuation of Use of Personal Information

If AfricaScan is requested by a Customer to discontinue using or to erase the Personal Information (the "Discontinuation, etc.") on the ground that the Personal Information is being handled or has been acquired in a manner beyond the purpose publicly announced by AfricaScan or acquired by unfair means and if it is found that the request has a reason, AfricaScan will, after taking action to confirm that the requesting party is the Customer himself/herself, discontinue or erase the Personal Information without delay with a notification of the result to the Customer; except for the case where AfricaScan is not obliged by laws and regulations to make the Discontinuation, etc.


7. Access to Personal Information

AfricaScan will strive to ensure that a Customer may be able to access to AfricaScan so that he/she can make requests to correct or delete any inaccurate data. In this respect, AfricaScan may perform personal identification to confirm if the requesting party is the Customer himself/herself before responding to the Customer's request.


8. Utilization of Cookies and Other Technologies

The Service may use cookies and other similar technologies, which enable AfricaScan to grasp the utilization situation of the Service and contribute to the improvement of services. Users who wish to disable cookies may do so by changing browser settings; provided, however, that when disabling cookies, the Customer could disable some features of the Service.


9. Personal Information of Children

If a User younger than 18 years of age wishes to use the Service and inputs his/her Personal Information, he/she must obtain consent from his/her parents or legal guardian in advance.


10. Amendment of Privacy Policy

AfricaScan will review the handling situation of the Personal Information from time to time and strive for the continuous improvement therein. Accordingly, AfricaScan may amend this Privacy Policy as necessary. The amendment shall be applied effective from the time when AfricaScan posts the amended Privacy Policy on this Website or the Service.


11. Inquiry

If you have any inquiry for this Privacy Policy, please contact the address described below.


Dated this 19th day of October 2017


AfricaScan Inc.

Gotanda First Bldg, 5th floor, 2-8-1, Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
141-0031, Japan

Rosami Court, 1st Floor, Muringa Road, Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya
P.O. Box 3038-00506, Nairobi

e-mail: info@africascan.com