afringa is an online business networking platform for the many entrepreneurs, and individual professionals of small and medium sized enterprises and multinational corporations across the African continent. Our target is to ensure we do not see Africa as only one country, but many, very different countries with different cultures, languages and religions. Afringa targets to promote conversations and collaboration between professional individuals from very diverse cultural backgrounds, languages and religions. All, with the aim to eventually represent a small stepping stone towards sustainable progress for the entire continent.
Once you have signed up for an afringa user account with your personal information, you are an afringa member. If you are just visiting afringa or taking a look at public profiles, you are considered a visitor.
In the moment you sign up on afringa, you agree that we will send you important messages (e.g. about added functionality, potential security updates, warnings, updates, etc.) through the internal afringa message function and/or your email address. Please ensure, your email address and additional information is always up to date in the afringa user settings. Otherwise, you may not receive afringa communication.
To ensure utmost security of your account, you will select a password with letters, numbers and symbols and with at least 6 characters to access afringa.
At any point in time, you will follow the laws and be responsible for the actions of your account. Should you have a valid reason to believe that your user account has been used in an inappropriate way, please do report such cases immediately to us (contact us). If you do not want to be a member of afringa anymore, please get in contact with us and we will help you to remove your user account. (contact us).
Whenever you decide to share your information on afringa and/ or send messages to other afringa users, they are able to display and see your information and may copy or utilize your information.
By providing the ability of sharing information (e.g. user profile, updates, messages, etc.), afringa allows you to express your thoughts and ideas and establish new meaningful connections that are supposed to connect African people across borders. This information may be accessible to other afringa users and/ or public visitors, depending on the way you have shared/ interacted on afringa.
You can change the settings for your user profile to be discoverable by public visitors on e.g. internet search engines.
You accept that at no point in time, afringa is obliged to display/ publish any form of content and/or information. Content and/or information that afringa deems inappropriate, may be removed without any further announcement.
Please do not click the ‘Sign up’ / ‘sign up now’ button on afringa, if you are less than 18 years old.
In order to sign up on afringa, we require users to be at least 18 years old or older, at the time of the initial sign up process.
In addition to the minimum age requirement, afringa does only accept one user account for the same legal person. Please do not sign up two or more user accounts for yourself or somebody else. Please use your real name for your afringa user account in order to allow other afringa users to identify and find you.
If afringa has previously suspended your user account for specific reasons, please do not sign up again. If you require help or have any questions, please get in touch with us. (contact us).
Whatever personal information you decide to submit on afringa is considered your ownership. However, whatever you submit to afringa has to be truthful (e.g. personal user profile information, status updates, etc.). Any information you submit, has to be free of copyright issues and you have to ensure you have appropriate rights to share those information.
You will ensure that any content you submit to afringa does not violate others personal rights and/ or any laws (e.g. intellectual property, etc.) and does not harm and/or disrespect other afringa users.
Depending on your individual country’s laws, we may be asked to remove information.
The afringa team may decide to change or cease its entire operations and/ or services.
We will make the best effort in trying to inform you in advance in case of any changes/ disruptions of afringa’s operations and/or services, but cannot guarantee for this.
Should the afringa team, at any point in time, have any reason to believe that you are using afringa’s services in a way that is not in accordance with law and/ or this user agreement and/or the Privacy Statement, we may remove your user account with any further notice and discontinue to provide you with afringa’s services.
Should you decide to use content from other afringa users or e.g. from external websites (outside of afringa) that was re-posted on afringa, you agree to use the content at your own risk.
Content that was (re-)posted on afringa will not be reviewed. As a result, information and/or content, displayed while you use afringa, may unfortunately be offensive, inaccurate, harmful, incomplete, unlawful or contain errors.
With this User Agreement you accept that afringa is not responsible for any information and/or content that was posted on afringa by afringa users and/or any third party. You also accept that afringa is not responsible for any damages that may arise when you use, or rely on information and/or content on afringa.
You accept that it is your sole responsibility to decide whether or not to access and/or use third party applications, accessible from afringa.
You are aware that once you give permission to a third party application to authenticate and/or connect you with afringa that this third party may be able to access information about you on afringa.
Please be aware that every third party provider operates under separate user agreements and privacy policies that may deviate substantially from how afringa deals with your data.
You accept to use third party providers at your own risk at any time and that afringa is not responsible for any actions of third party providers, unless stipulated by law.Go back to the top
You accept the following disclaimers:
Depending on your country’s laws, some of the above mentioned disclaimers, may be not applicable to your country.
You accept that afringa’s legal liability is limited
Under no circumstances shall afringa’s, and its business partner’s, liability for the total amount of potential claims, exceed an amount of USD 800.Go back to the top
As an afringa member you can request to delete your user account at any point in time.
You accept that even after your user account has been deleted, the information you have shared on afringa may be used by other users.Go back to the top
As an honorable user of afringa you agree to refrain from engaging in the following activities:
When you sign up and use afringa, you agree to refrain from using our services for the following:
As an honorable user of afringa you agree to the following:
Please do not hesitate to contact us in case of below listed, or any other questions:
afringa is passionate about bringing progress through new technology to our users in and outside of Africa.
We highly respect your personal information and therefore do everything to ensure, your data is safe at the moment and in the future. afringa only works, because you are trusting us to handle your information.
Every user (“User”) that signs up on afringa has the option to share information with other, signed up afringa users. Signed up users can for example create conversations with other users, publish knowledge and business insights, as well as view other user’s content and user profile’s information.
By default, a limited public preview of every user’s profile can be found by e.g. searching for the afringa user’s first and last name on internet search engines. Public internet users do not have to sign up on afringa to see the public profile of a signed up afringa user. Every signed up afringa user may decide to disable this feature in their personal user settings. Comprehensive user profile information can only be viewed after sign up as a new user or log in as an existing user.
The information of signed up users, is protected by technological industry-standards. If required by law, or with your prior consent we may share your information.
One of afringa’s main priorities, is making sure you have trust in how we handle your information. Therefore, we want to further clarify on how we handle your privacy:
To ensure that this policy remains accurate, we will make revisions to it notify you of updates, when it is required. Whenever, we will update this policy, we will inform you through the afringa website and/or email communication and ask you to review the changes. This is, in order for you to agree to the changes we made, before you continue to use afringa.
When you are a new user and decide to sign up on afringa, the website collects your first name, last name, email address and password. This is necessary from a technical perspective to provide you with access to afringa. After you have signed up, you may add additional information about e.g. your professional experience and/or education to your user profile. All information is entered by you on a voluntary basis.
Should you require any help or have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our afringa support team. (Please click here to contact us.)
Once you have finished the initial sign up process, your individual afringa user profile allows you to capture information, as for example your current and past professional experience and education history, the areas you are interested in, and the ability to access your contacts. All elements, captured in the user profile, are voluntary entries. You do not have to complete them if you don’t want.
If your user profile is incomplete though, it will limit your opportunities and the technical functionality that afringa can offer you, as for example to provide you with suggestions for new contacts, or the possibility for recruiting companies to identify you.
In general terms, the more information you decide to provide on your afringa user profile, the better the system can analyse and suggest suitable content/ connections/ etc. to you. In the future, recruiting departments of company’s may be able to find you more easily, too.
You may contact our afringa support team at any point in time, should you require support. We encourage afringa users to report any issue with the website. In order to avoid issues to reoccur, we will collect the information you have provided in your support request. Useful support information will be gathered in a reasonable way in a collective knowledge management database for the afringa support team. For example, this could include solutions to common technical issues and will help the afringa support team to respond more quickly to your requests in the future. (Please click here to contact us.)
afringa utilizes cookies to provide an enhanced browsing experience and to better understand our user’s needs.
Any personal information that you publish on afringa may disclose details about your person as e.g. your first name and/or last name, and/ or a picture of you. With this information, other afringa users may be able to identify your gender.
Supplying to us any information deemed as “sensitive” by applicable law, is entirely voluntary on your part and we do not encourage you to do so.
You can change your privacy settings or remove your user account from afringa at any point in time. Should you require any help, or have further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our afringa support team. (Please click here to contact us.)
Depending on which afringa functionality you use, you may disclose information about yourself to other users (e.g. your name, picture, etc.). For example when you send a request to add somebody else to your afringa network, you are providing that person with your afringa information such as e.g. first name, last name, etc. After confirming your contact request, the other afringa user can view your afringa network and personal information on your user profile.
We will try hard to protect you from any kind of spam etc.
afringa will communicate with you through our internal message system, emails (calls/ mobile messages if necessary and only if you have provided your phone number). The afringa team may also post notices on your activity stream to get your attention.
In order to update you on the resilience of our systems (e.g. security, stability, etc.), we may communicate with you and provide updates via direct email, or the internal message system.
From time to time, you will receive information from our team, informing you about events such as:
As a signed up afringa user, you can change the way the afringa system contacts/ notifies you at any point in time, through your personal user settings/ privacy settings. We appreciate you understanding that you cannot disable important messages from the afringa team, informing you e.g. about newest security updates etc.
In order to continuously improve the afringa functionality and services, we will analyse the data you have provided on afringa and try to understand how we can make your entire user experience better. This could include e.g. the analysis of system errors encountered by you during your actions on afringa. Collection of data will be aligned with our mission statement to connect Africa across borders.
afringa may share information and content you have entered/ shared/ disclosed on the website, with third parties.
Your personal information and information that is not public (e.g. your email address, etc.), won’t be shared with third parties, unless you have specifically agreed, or in case it is required by law.
Public users that are not signed up with afringa, can find your user profile through publicly available internet search engines. This means, if a person that has not signed up on afringa, searches for your name on a public search engine, your afringa user profile and picture may appear. Though, detailed information of your profile will only be available after the public user has signed up with afringa. You can disable your public afringa user profile at any point in time, in order to restrict access to your user profile for users that have not signed up on afringa.
Disabling this feature on afringa does not necessarily mean that the information will immediately disappear from publicly available search engine providers. This is, because past information may be saved in the third-party provider’s cache (a potentially older version of afringa).
If you have decided to share any content on afringa or you have connected your afringa account with one of our third-party providers (e.g. Twitter), your content may be available and displayed outside of afringa.
In order to display most relevant content to you and other users, afringa aims to personalize information and functionality. Our target is that afringa has a better understanding of your personal expectations and preferences.
As an example, one of afringa’s functions will display potential new contacts to you that are relevant, based on your existing network and personal preferences, education, etc.
afringa has a built-in search function that allows you to search e.g. for likeminded business people, entrepreneurs, etc. across the website.
Whenever you search for a particular term, afringa aims to provide you with the most relevant search results. In order to provide you with the best and most relevant search results, afringa uses e.g. information from the user profile.
We may also disclose your information in order to maintain integrity and security of afringa’s services and understand and defend afringa from third-party claims and/or allegations.
In case it is required by law to disclose your afringa information, we will contact you, unless it is an emergency, forbidden by law, or not appropriate by our professional judgment.
Although, you can see the afringa website in the country you live, the information on afringa (your personal information) may be processed outside of your country.
You may edit/ delete your personal data (e.g. user profile, user settings, etc.) on afringa. If you decide that you no longer want to be a member of afringa, please send us a message and we will help you to delete your account. (Please click here to contact us.).
Please understand that information you have shared with other afringa users (e.g. sent messages on afringa through internal message system, updates, etc.), or information that other afringa users may have copied, may remain accessible/ visible on afringa after your account has been deleted. In case afringa users may have taken your information out of afringa to an external source, you may not be able to delete, modify or access this data as it may not be in afringa’s control.
After your account has been deleted, internet search engines may continue to display old search results (cached data) of your public afringa profile for the name you have used on afringa, unless this option has been disabled by you.
Please let us know in case you have any additional questions.
In order to provide you with the best support service/ problem resolution, we may keep your information that is related to the support we have provided or are providing at that time. Your support information will help us to improve support services and analyse support/ issue trends and reporting.
The minimum age requirement to sign up for an account with afringa is 18 years at the day of initial sign up.
afringa utilises HTTPS technology to make your browsing experience secure. We are making every effort to make afringa as secure as possible.
Unfortunately, we acknowledge that in the real world there is no such thing as 100% security on the internet. We are aware about this fact and therefore we cannot guarantee that any information you have transmitted to afringa will always be secure. As a result, we cannot ensure that your information may not be accessed, published, changed, deleted in case of unlawful access to our or our internet hosting provider’s physical assets, our website or any other protection mechanisms.
We trust that you will play your part in making afringa as safe as possible, by e.g. choosing a secure password, containing of letters, numbers and symbols, with at least 6 characters.
afringa protects your data with a password. We suggest you never share your account details with anyone else and change your password every 90 days.
Please do not hesitate to contact the afringa team if you have any further questions. (Please click here to contact us.)
Cookies are little text files that are automatically downloaded by your browser and placed on your device while you access our website www.afringa.com. Cookies allow the afringa website to be displayed to you in good performance and to give you the best online experience. Cookies also enable the afringa site to identify and recognize the device you are accessing the afringa site from and enhance access security features. Further, cookies allow the site to recognize whether someone is trying to access your account from a different device.
There are different types of cookies: Permanent cookies or session-based cookies. Your internet browser will keep permanent cookies after one browsing session for the next session. Session cookies are deleted after you close your browser.
Once you access afringa in your internet browser through www.afringa.com, your browser will receive afringa’s cookies.
To save your choices, go to the help section of your browser or click the link below and follow the instructions.
We do not recommend you, to change your internet browser’s settings, since afringa was developed to provide you with the best browsing experience and that technically requires cookies. If you decide to change your browser’s cookie settings, you may not be able to benefit from certain functionality on afringa such as e.g.: afringa to remember your personal settings/ preferences/ login data.
For more specific information on the topic of cookies, please refer to e.g.: http://www.wikipedia.org
In case you should still have any questions, please contact our support team through the contact form. We are more than happy to support you and make sure you have a great experience on afringa. (Please click here to contact us.)