Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect your name, email address and contact phone number in order to keep you informed of our events.

We collect personal information directly from you, for example, by filling in a form on our website or at an event.

We never sell your details to third parties.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice may change from time to time so it’s a good idea to come back and read through it again regularly. Where necessary, for example if there are significant changes, we may also notify you of the changes to this Privacy Notice by email where possible.

This Privacy Notice was last updated in May 2018

Data Controller

A Data Controller is a person or organisation who decides why and how information about you (personal data) will be stored, shared and used.

For data collected, stored and processed by Afrikaba and for the purposes of the European General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679) of the European Parliament (2018), the data controller is:

Third party websites

Afrikaba is not responsible for the content and practices of third party websites. This Privacy Notice does not cover those websites and we are not responsible for their privacy practices or content. They will have their own privacy policies and we urge you to review them if you choose to follow those hyperlinks.


When visitors leave comments on the site 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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


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.

Contact forms

When someone submits a contact form, we use the contact form submissions for customer service purposes but do not use the information submitted for marketing purposes, unless so requested.


If you leave a comment on our site 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 last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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 site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

our contact information

For privacy-specific concerns, email:

Additional information

Tickets are processed through encrypted third party sites such as Eventbrite and Paypal.