Intro: The following explains how we protect, collect and use the information you give us while using any of our Zathu products. Standard rates may apply.
1. About us
Zathu is an initiative of Girl Effect, a registered charity in England and Wales. Girl Effect’s company number is 07516619 and our registered charity number is 1141155. Our address is Ingeni Building, 17 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0AX. We also have offices in Malawi.
Girl Effect owns and operates Zathu. Zathu is made up of several different products, i.e. a website Zathu.com and its supporting hosting sites, a Facebook page, weekly radio show, SMS service, events, clubs and a magazine. Zathu aims to provide vital information and entertaining content for girls and boys.
We take your privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This policy explains how we collect and use the information you give us. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2. How do we collect your personal information?
When you use Zathu, you share personal information with us in a number of ways, including: Creating a membership on or subscription of Zathu; Participating in polls or surveys; Sharing content (for example comments or photos) through any of our Zathu products; and General information gathered from your use of Zathu.
3. What types of personal information do we collect?
When you use Zathu, we may collect the following pieces of personal information: name, age, gender, contact details including mobile number or email, any personal information you share in content, any personal information you share when participating in polls or surveys and basic information from your use of Zathu (for example, which materials you visit, and how frequently).
Some of this information may be considered “sensitive” personal information. This includes information about your health, sexuality, ethnicity, political and religious beliefs.
4. What do we do with your information?
We use your personal information in a number of ways: to administer your membership or subscription of Zathu, to improve Zathu and its offerings, to perform research and provide analysis of our work.
Unless required by the law, we will not share your personal information with any other party. We may share general data with third parties, particularly to help with research, but your information will always be anonymised first so that you are not identifiable.
5. How do we protect your personal information?
To protect your personal information, we use a number of security measures. Your personal information is contained on secure networks, and is only accessible to a limited number of individuals.
Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.
6. Your consent
You may, at any time, withdraw your consent by contacting: email@example.com.
7. How long do we hold your personal information?
In regards to how long we hold your personal information, we process your personal information based upon your consent. In certain cases we may also rely on it being in our legitimate interests to process your personal information. These legitimate interests include the administration of your membership, subscription or profile.
We will keep your personal data for as long as you use Zathu. If you withdraw your consent, we will permanently delete your personal information. We may, however, retain the anonymised data which came from your personal information.
8. Your rights
You have a right to access the personal data that we hold about you. You also have a right to request that we rectify any inaccurate personal data that we hold, and, in certain cases, to ask us to erase any of your personal data that we hold. Please use the email address at the beginning of this policy should you wish to get in contact with us to exercise any of these rights.
If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been handled you are entitled to make a complaint.
If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the above mentioned email address.
We may amend or update this policy at any time to take account of any changes to data protection law or other legislation. Our cookies policy
1. What are cookies and tracking technologies?
2. The cookies we use now and how to delete them
Please remember, if you opt out of cookies, Zathu may not be functional for you. For further information please see the website: allaboutcookies.org.
3. Our classification of cookies
We classify our cookies in the following ways: strictly necessary. These cookies are essential to enable you to move you around the site and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the site.
These cookies collect information about how you use our site, for instance, which pages you go to most often and if you get error messages from those pages. We only use these cookies to improve how our site works.
These cookies allow us to remember the choices you make (such as your user name) and provide enhanced features.