Privacy Policy

Last update: May 2019

Any user of azowato.com is required to read this privacy policy to understand how personal information is used. If you do not agree with this policy, you have the free choice not to use the azowato.com site. By accessing or using this platform, you accept this « privacy policy » in its entirety. Its content may be reviewed from time to time. If we make significant changes to your personal information, we will notify you. Your continued use of the platform after any changes are considered as an acceptance of them. We therefore invite you to regularly read this « privacy policy » to be informed of any updates.

Summary of AZOWATO’s « Privacy Policy

At Azowato, we care about your privacy. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We do not share them with third parties, except as provided in this « Privacy Policy » or to provide you with the services of our platform and mobile applications, i.e. to allow you to buy, sell, share the information you want to share on the platform, contribute to the forum, pay for products, publish notices or comments and so on, or when we have a legal obligation to do so.

We only collect information that you provide to us or that you voluntarily share with other users, as well as general technical information that is automatically collected by our systems, such as IP address, browser information and cookies. The objective is to enable you to have a better user experience and a more personalized browsing experience. Please also note that the information you provide us during the registration process – including your contact information – will not be shared except as described in this policy.

It is important to note that the information you choose to publish on the azowato.com Site (texts, photos, videos, music, reviews, deliveries in different formats) is no longer private, as is the information you publish online.

As for the technical information collected by our systems, or by third party systems, it may be used automatically for the operation of the platform as well as for the analysis, optimization, promotion of content and improvement of the user experience. We reserve the right to use your information to contact you – to provide you with notices about your activities, or to offer you promotions and general updates. However, we will never let anyone else, including sellers and buyers, contact you, other than through your user profile on the azowato.com platform.

Your personal information may be stored on servers based around the world and may be processed by third party service providers acting on our behalf. Some service providers may be located in countries that do not offer the same level of privacy protection as the country in which you reside. In this case, we put in place a series of appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information.

Any user is free to exercise his rights to his personal information by contacting our customer service department. If you do not have an active account on azowato.com, please contact us by email at: contact@azowatold.local. We will be pleased to provide you with more information about the rights that apply to you in the long version of this « Privacy Policy ».

The information you have just read above is only the essential points of our « Privacy Policy ». We invite you to read on to find out exactly what information we collect, how we use it and what cookies mean and how connection methods work through social networks (Facebook, Google +, Twitter, etc.).

Long version of AZOWATO’s « Privacy Policy

Azowato, including Azowato Inc. and its subsidiaries (represented by YETAS, Yekidja Trade and Services), respects your privacy and is committed to protecting the personal information of its platform users (buyers – sellers – visitors). We believe that you have a right to know how we use the information collected when you visit and/or use the Azowato platform. This « Privacy Policy » explains our privacy practices for the platform and services provided by Azowato. By accessing and/or using the site, its applications, services and goods, and/or creating an account on azowato.com, you agree to the terms and conditions of this « Privacy Policy », including the collection, disclosure, use, processing and storage of your personal information. You will also have information on how to limit the use and sharing of information in this policy.

The information we collect

When you register on azowato.com, we ask you to provide certain personal information, including a valid email address, Facebook or Google+ account login details and a user name. As part of the registration process, we collect additional information such as your location, address, telephone number or other authentication details. This additional information is used to provide you with the services you need, such as paying or withdrawing funds, sending orders, or to ensure market integrity (e. g. fraud prevention).

In addition, we also collect useful information when you access, browse, view or use our platform. In other words, access to the Site authorizes us to collect, collect and record information relating to such use, including information on geolocation, IP address, devices and connections, browser information and communications recorded by each user through azowato.com. The goal is to improve the user experience, personalize your browsing experience and monitor our platform to prevent information theft, fraud or other inappropriate behaviour. In some cases, we also collect additional information obtained from third parties, such as navigation data.

After your registration, your username and additional information about your activity are published and made visible to other azowato.com users. This information includes the images you upload, your profile, information about microTAFs, reviews and evaluations, and any other information you add to your profile.

How is information collected at Azowato?

The information we collect is provided by each user. He gives them by filling in the registration details on azowato.com, and by voluntarily publishing additional information. This may include information about sellers and their microTAFs, the user’s location, profile sharing, buyer ratings and comments, and anything else they choose to add to their user profile. We also collect technical information automatically through our servers. This information may include the registration of your IP address (Internet Protocol), the operating system used and the use of cookies (these are small files sent to your computer and vice versa). Cookies ultimately help us to improve your experience and the usability of our Site. You will find more information about Cookies in the « Cookies » section. We may also collect information from other commercial sources such as public databases.

How do we use this information?

Under applicable laws, the processing of your personal information will be justified by one of the following conditions:

If you give us your consent for your personal information to be used for specific purposes;
If the processing is necessary to comply with a relevant legal or regulatory obligation that we propose on our site;
If our use of your personal information is necessary for the performance or conclusion of a contract with you (example: provision of purchased services);
If the processing is necessary to support our legitimate interests as a company, subject to your interests and fundamental rights, and provided that it is carried out at all times in a proportionate manner.

In addition, we will use your personal information for the following purposes:

To provide you with a secure service of impeccable quality. For example, we may use the information we collect from you to verify your identity. We may also use this information to set up and configure your account, verify or re-issue a password, register your activity and contact you from time to time. This information also helps us to track all inappropriate activities and monitor the integrity of content;

To maintain appropriate business records to comply with legitimate requests from public authorities and to comply with applicable laws and regulations. Even if you deactivate your account, we will keep your information for a limited period of time in order to meet the above purposes.

NB: Before any use of the information for purposes other than those set out in this policy, we will seek your consent.

Marketing cases

We may use your personal information to send you marketing information and announcements about our products, services or promotions that may be of interest to you or our related services. This can be done by SMS, email, mail, telephone or advertisements. You have the right to refuse any form of marketing at any time – this can be exercised by following the link attached to each ad or by sending an email to contact@azowatold.local.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We retain personal information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected. In some cases, we may retain your personal information for as long as necessary and relevant to our operations. We may also retain personal information from closed accounts to comply with applicable laws.

Sharing personal information with third parties

We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your express consent.

We reserve the right to combine your personal information with information that we automatically collect or obtain from other companies to improve and personalize our services.

In the event that it is necessary to provide your personal data to third parties, we will notify you, as the purpose is to properly operate our site, provide you with our services, fulfill the obligations imposed by applicable laws and regulations and prevent illegal activities, as indicated below:

Les prestataires de services dans le but d’exploiter votre compte ainsi que de fournir des services supplémentaires comme les moyens de paiement, l’hébergement du forum, les systèmes CRM, le service de gestion de communauté, le système de gestion des courriers et les consultants techniques. Conformément aux exigences légales applicables, nous prenons des mesures commercialement raisonnables pour exiger des tiers qu’ils protègent adéquatement vos renseignements personnels et ne les traitent que conformément à nos instructions ;

The response to a subpoena or court order, judicial process or regulatory authorities, if we believe that we are required to do so by law or that it is reasonably necessary to comply with legal processes;
When we believe it is necessary to disclose personal information to law enforcement authorities, for example, to investigate an actual or suspected fraud or violation of the law, breach of security or violation of this policy; to respond to claims against us; and to protect the rights, property or personal safety of Azowato, our customers or the public;
to secure the Azowato site and protect it from fraud, unauthorized transactions (such as money laundering), claims or other liabilities. We do not collect information from your credit cards or mobile transfer account, but we do allow our payment providers to collect relevant information when it is needed.
Your personal information may be disclosed if we are going through a business transition such as a merger, sale, transfer of all or part of Azowato’s assets, acquisition, bankruptcy or similar event.

Where is your personal information kept?

Some of the personal information you provide may be stored or processed on our behalf by third party providers and databases and may be located in other countries, such as Benin, France and the United States, whose laws may differ from the jurisdiction in which you live. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is handled securely and in accordance with this policy.

The cookies

When you use azowato.com, we may use industrial technologies such as « cookies » (or similar technologies), which store certain information on your computer. This information will enable automatic login to the platform, make your browsing much more convenient, allow us to test the user experience and offer you excellent browsing or personalized promotions. By continuing to browse this site, you agree that we may place cookies on your device in accordance with the terms of this « Privacy Policy ».

We use cookies to collect statistical data about the use of our site, to adapt its functionality to personal preferences and to help with various aspects of the Site’s operation. These files contain information about the Azowato web pages you visited, the length of your visit, data about how you visited the site, the parts you visited and additional information. Cookies remain on your device for the period described below. Among the cookies used, we can mention performance cookies (for example, Google Analytics cookies). If you prevent their execution, we cannot guarantee ergonomic performance for you.

Blocking or deleting cookies

If you agree to the use of cookies, we will store a cookie on your device to remember it so that we can store your preferences and save you time on subsequent visits. You are free to configure your browser to block all cookies, including cookies associated with our services, or to indicate when a cookie is set by us. You should do this through the browser settings for each browser you use. In this case, some of our services will not work, and we will not be responsible for any inconvenience. However, you can allow cookies from our site by checking « trusted website » in your Internet browser.

To manage your cookie settings, you can go to the Menu – Settings of your browser. If you share the use of a device, accepting or rejecting the use of cookies may affect all users of that device.

Information on the deletion or control of cookies is also available at www.aboutcookies.org (please note that this website is not provided by azowato.com and therefore we cannot guarantee its accuracy, completeness or availability).

Age limit

Our site (azowato.com) is not allowed for children under 13 years of age. No person under the age of 13 should provide personal information to the site or our company. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to supervise the activities of their children under 13 years of age. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 years of age, we will automatically delete it.

Access to external links

Please note that azowato.com may contain links to third party sites. If you click on a link from azowato.com to a third party site, the data you provide to that site and the use of that data by the third party are not under Azowato’s control and are not subject to this Policy. You should review the privacy policies of each site you visit. Our policy applies only to personal information collected by our site. If you upload content, including your personal information, to a social network and then mark the Site, such uploading will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policy of that social network, even if you post on an official Azowato page on the social network. We have no control over the terms of use and privacy policies of sociax networks, and we have not reviewed their adequacy. You should therefore review them before submitting your personal information.

Safety information

We place particular emphasis on maintaining the security of our site. We also take steps to prevent unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, destruction or damage to the site through industry standard technologies and internal procedures. We contractually ensure that any third party processing your personal information also ensures the confidentiality and integrity of your data in a secure manner. It is obvious that the exchange of data via the Internet is not completely secure, and although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the site. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your data, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.

Each user registered on our platform undertakes to keep his password strictly confidential and not to disclose it to a third party. We are available to provide you with more information about our data security practices.

Protection of privacy in Benin

Yekidja Trade and Services, acting on behalf of the azowato.com platform, has taken all necessary measures to establish a legal framework for the protection of private and professional life following the collection, processing, transmission, storage and use of personal data, in accordance with the « Digital Code – FIFTH PAPER – PROTECTION OF PERSONAL DATA ».

User rights under EU regulations

Under applicable European regulations, as of May 25, 2018, you may have some or all of the following rights with respect to your personal information:

Obtaining a copy of your personal information to limit processing, rectification and deletion;
For contesting a processing operation justified on the basis of our legitimate interest;
To oppose decisions based solely on automated processing or profiling;
To obtain a portable copy of your personal information or to have a copy transferred to a third party controller;
for a copy of the safeguards under which your personal information is transferred outside the EEA.

NB: You have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority for the protection of your data.

Updating your personal information

We take steps to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. We reserve the right to update your information through your account profile settings. You can view and edit your personal information by logging into the site and visiting your account profile page. If you believe that your information is incorrect or inaccurate, please let us know immediately. When updating your personal information, we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to your request. If, for any reason, you have a problem with the deletion of your personal information, please contact Azowato Customer Service and we will make reasonable efforts to delete such information in accordance with applicable privacy laws.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, so please check this page regularly.

Changes to this policy are effective as of the « last update » and your continued use of the site on or after the last update date will constitute acceptance of such changes.

Contact us!

To exercise your rights in relation to your personal information, we ask you to contact our customer service. Please include all relevant details so that your request can be processed correctly and as quickly as possible. We will process all requests in accordance with local laws and our policies and procedures. If you have any questions (or comments) about this policy, please send us an email at contact@azowato.com, and we will try to answer you within a reasonable time.

Copyright © 2019 YEKIDJA TRADE AND SERVICES. All rights reserved. Publish on 25 May 2019.