Privacy Policy

This privacy policy will explain how our organisation uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.


What data do we collect?

Code for Africa collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)
  • Communications preferences for Code for Africa and partner organisation updates.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Code for Africa with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or complete a form on any of our platforms.
  • Voluntarily complete a survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

How will we use your data?

Code for Africa collects your data so that we can:

  • Assist with managing your account.
  • Email you with updates on upcoming products and announcements for Code for Africa and PesaYetu initiatives.

Code for Africa does not share personal data with third parties.

How do we store data?

Code for Africa securely stores your data on our encrypted server. Code for Africa will keep your mail subscription data until you opt-out. how-stored


Code for Africa would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think might interest you.

If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.

You have the right at any time to stop Code for Africa from contacting you for marketing purposes or giving your data to other partner companies.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please send us an email at [email protected]

What are your data protection rights?

Code for Africa would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Code for Africa for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Code for Africa correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Code for Africa to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Code for Africa erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Code for Africa restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Code for Africa’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Code for Africa transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: [email protected]


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology. For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

Code for Africa uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

  • Functionality – Code for Africa uses these cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The PesaYetu website contains links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Code for Africa keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 14 February 2022.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Code for Africa’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. Email us at: [email protected]

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