The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South Africa-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the website we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Our contact form plugin does not store any of your submitted data on a remote storage platform.
If you leave a comment on our website you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites will behave in the same way as if the visitor has visited the source website.
All website traffic data is sent to and processed by Google Analytics, but personal information is not processed or stored and IP addresses are anonymised.
Who we share your data with
We do not share your personal data with any third party organisations, developers or marketing agencies. If you choose to receive our newsletter/RSS updates, we add your email address to our MailChimp mailing list. You can choose to opt out of our mailing list at any time via your account settings page.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Information gathered by Google Analytics is also kept indefinitely for our logistical recording purposes, but this data is purely statistical in nature and cannot be used to identify specific users in any way.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this website, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
With the introduction of the South African Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA, effective from 01 July 2021, we would like to give you the opportunity to unsubscribe should you no longer wish to receive communications from ACCORD. If you are happy to be kept on the mailing list, no further action is required. If you wish to unsubscribe, please click the link in the footer of this email. If your organisation’s firewall blocks the unsubscribe button, simply send us an e-mail with the word “Unsubscribe” in the Subject line. Please note that you can opt-out of our e-mail communication at any time.
Please send an email to our website administrator THINKTEAM at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to review a copy of your personal data or have it erased from our database. They will honour your request as soon as possible.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Anonymised website traffic is tracked by Google Analytics.