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According to art. 13 of Legislative Decree no.196/2003 – ” Personal Data Protection Code ” (hereinafter the ” Code “), the user, as the person concerned, is entitled to receive information about the use of his or her “personal data”.

The following is the Privacy Policy of the african.businesses.e4impact.org website. The aforementioned Privacy Policy contains all the information that the user needs to know in order to be able to use the Site with serenity and in full knowledge of the data that he or she will provide when navigating the Site.

In any case, it is important to inform the user right away that his or her “sensitive data” will not be processed.



This Privacy Policy applies exclusively to browsing the website regularly registered on behalf of the E4Impact Foundation african.businesses.e4impact.org (hereinafter, the “Site”) accessible at the internet address http://www.entrepreneurs.e4impact.org. The Data Controller of the collected data is E4Impact Foundation.



The applications dedicated to the functioning of this Site may detect, during their normal operation, some user data (the transmission of which is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols), however not directly associated with the user.

The collected data may also include, but are not limited to, the IP address, domain names and the type of browser used to connect to the Site, the URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) the resources requested, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (good end, ERROR, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the IT environment you use.

These data do not allow, in any case, to reveal the identity of the user and are, therefore, to be considered anonymous.

With reference to certain services or software used by the Site, in order to guarantee their correct functioning, some Privacy Policy may indicate the sources of personal data used.



The data concerning the user will be transformed into anonymous data and processed in aggregate form for statistical purposes and to ensure continuity of service and for the improvement of the Site itself.

If the user does not want to give his or her consent to this procedure, he or she is invited to not browse the Site nor use the services offered by the Site.

The IP may, in some cases, be used for the exclusive purpose of blocking attempts to damage the Site or to block criminal activities under applicable laws.

Particular purposes of the treatment are set out in the specific Privacy Policy prepared for particular services offered by the Site or software used by it for its proper functioning and as shown below.



The data provided by the user and collected by the Site are processed only for the time strictly necessary.

They shall be treated in electronic form and aggregated for the purposes set out above.

With reference to certain services or software used by the Site, in order to guarantee their correct functioning, some Privacy Policies may indicate certain particular methods of processing personal data.



For the purposes of browsing the Site, the communication of personal data is not required except for those anonymous and strictly necessary for the purposes indicated above.



It should be noted that the user, as the interested party, has the faculty to exercise specific rights, on the basis of what is indicated in the art. 7 of the Code, the content of which is shown below.



The data subject has the right to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of personal data concerning him/her, even if not yet recorded, and their communication in intelligible form.

The data subject has the right to obtain the following information:

  • the origin of personal data;
  • the purposes and methods of treatment;
  • the logic applied in case of treatment carried out with the aid of instruments;
  • the identification details of the owner, managers and the representative appointed pursuant to art. 5, paragraph 2;
  • the subjects or categories of subjects to whom the personal data may be communicated or who may become aware of them in their capacity of designated representative in the territory of the State, of managers or persons in charge of data processing.

The data subject has the right to obtain:

  1. the update, the amendment or, where it is of interest, the data integration;
  2. the cancellation, the transformation into anonymous form or the block of data processed unlawfully, including data whose retention is unnecessary for the purposes for which the data were collected or subsequently processed;
  3. certification that the operations referred to in letters a. and b. have been notified, also as regards their content, to those to whom the data have been communicated or disseminated, except in the case where this requirement proves impossible or involves the use of means manifestly disproportionate to the right protected.

The data subject has the right to object, in whole or in part:

  • for legitimate reasons to the processing of personal data concerning him/her, even if pertinent to the purpose of collection;
  • the processing of personal data concerning him/her for the purpose of sending advertising material or direct selling or for carrying out market research or commercial communication.







To provide the Service, we collect certain information about our users. The information collected is that necessary to provide the Service and provide you with a personalized experience. The person responsible for the processing of personal data (the “Data Controller”), as identified in the general Privacy Policy, undertakes to protect the data of users.

This statement contains a description of the types of data that will be collected, of the purposes for which such data will be processed, of the subjects to whom the aforesaid data may be communicated and provides further useful information so that users can give their informed consent to the processing of their personal data.

This Privacy Policy has been drafted in compliance with the art. 19 of Recommendation no. 2/2001, adopted on 17 May 2001 by the Working Group for the Protection of Personal Data, in relation to the minimum requirements for the collection of on-line data in the European Union, and represents an information notice to interested parties pursuant to Art. 13 of the Code.

This Privacy Policy may be periodically updated and amended. It is therefore advisable to regularly check the appropriate section of the Site to verify the introduction of any changes.



In the different phases of use of the Site, the typologies described in paragraphs 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 below will be collected.


2.1 Registration

During the registration process for opening an account on the basis of the methods published on the Site or simply for subscribing to the Site, the user may be asked for information such as name and surname, email address and other information that he or she may provide, such as sex, phone number, date of birth, username for a third party social account (e. g. Twitter, Facebook, Skype, LinkedIn, etc.), information related to his or her work and business activity and other information related to the use of the Service or the browser.

The user is invited not to communicate to the Site or to other users, confidential and reserved information or information of a strictly personal nature or that may in any way cause danger or harm to himself/herself or to third parties and indemnifies the owner of the Site and the Data Collector from any liability in this respect.

In particular, the user is invited not to provide, by means of the site, information relating to his or her financial position, political or sexual orientation, health conditions, etc., unless this is not expressly required by the nature of the Service offered.


2.2 Use of the Service

In the course of using the Service, information will be collected such as: (i) data relating to the user’s interactions with the Service (e. g. displaying web pages and their offers, suggestions, other preferences, interactions with other users, etc.); (ii) research and publications carried out; (iii) technical data (e. g. URL from which it originates; IP address and device ID of the user; browser that he or she uses etc.); (iv) information relating to cookies as better specified in point 2.4 below; (v) information on the place where the user is during access (only if the user consents to the use of the locate function).


2.3 Anonymous Aggregate Data

Some aggregated anonymous data on the use of the Service, such as the number of users, the frequency and manner of use of the Site or the extent to which certain features are used, may also be collected autonomously. In addition, during use of the Service in order to provide commercial and advertising suggestions, further anonymous data may be collected by Google Analytics and/or our other providers of specific services.


2.4 Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to the user by the website visited. They are stored on the computer’s hard disk, thus allowing the website to recognize users and store certain information about them, in order to allow or improve the service offered.

For a complete overview, please refer to our extensive cookie usage policy.

For more information on cookies and to manage cookie preferences (your own and/or third party’s) please visit the platform www.youronlinechoices.com.

Please note, however, that disabling browsing cookies or functional cookies may cause the Site to malfunction and/or limits the services offered.


2.5 Closing the Account

The Service Manager may decide to close a user’s account on the Site at any time.

In case of closure of his or her account, regardless of the reason, the user’s personal data will be deleted upon express request.



The data collected from the Site are handled for the following purposes:

  • offer the Service, guarantee its proper functioning and personalize it according to the user’s preferences;
  • analyse the use of the Site and the interactions with related services in order to develop new functions and provide personalized content and advertising;
  • communicate with users in relation to the provision of the Service, also for promotional purposes;
  • Provide and promote products and services tailored to the user;
  • ensure that the terms of use of the Service and the Privacy Policy are respected.

In particular, it should be noted that:

The personal data of the user, which have been collected, may be processed in order to satisfy the requests of the services presented by the user, to communicate with the user on his account, to support the activities of the user in relation to the Service and to answer the user’s questions. It will also be possible to use the personal data and/or profile information of the user to customize the shopping experience and improve the Service offered to the user. When using the Service, the Site may identify the user with the name and surname that the user will communicate when registering.

The aggregated information referred to in paragraph 2.3 that will be collected, as well as other anonymous information, will be used to better understand our users and personalize the Service according to their particular preferences. Please note that this type of information is treated in such a way that the users to whom the information relates cannot be identified personally.

The user data will mainly be processed with electronic or automated instruments.



The data controller of the data collected through the Site is indicated in our general Privacy Policy.



The user’s personal data may be communicated to:

  • the subjects appointed by the Data Controller to carry out the activities related to the provision of the Service and the technical maintenance of network and electronic communication equipment;
  • persons, companies and professional firms that provide assistance and consultancy services to the Data Controller in relation to the Website.

The user’s personal data, collected in connection with the use of the Service, will be disseminated through publication on the site in order to provide the Service. Such data will be publicly accessible, except for those of a financial nature, which will remain confidential and accessible only to financial institutions recognised by the Service Holder.



The user’s personal data are transferred outside the European Union subject to appropriate precautions being taken under applicable privacy law to ensure their protection, security and confidentiality. By accepting this policy, the user consents to the use and transfer of his or her personal data in accordance with the provisions of the present Paragraph 6.



As part of the Service, the Site may use third-party services, such as Google Maps and hardware components of the user’s device such as Wi-Fi, GPS and the mobile network to determine his or her location in a non-permanent manner and to customize his or her experience of the Service and that of the other users. If the user does not want his or her location to be identified, he or she can disable geo-location from the settings menu of both the mobile application and the website. In these cases, however, the user may not use the functions of the Service that are built around location-based services, if this function is enabled by the Site.

Finally, we may also share aggregated statistical information and profile information about users of the Service with third parties, including our licensors, partners, advertisers and other parties offering products or services related to the Service. This data is not linked to any personal information that allows the identification of the user. The Data Controller will not share data with third parties that allows the identification of users of the Site, except where required in legal proceedings (e. g. in response to a court order or subpoena) or to prevent or combat fraud, as required by law, or to enforce our general terms and conditions or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Service of our users or others.



The Owner undertakes to take appropriate security measures to protect the user’s personal data from unauthorised disclosure. Open Source Solutions uses various security techniques to protect the user’s information. Despite the implementation of appropriate security measures on our part, users are encouraged to be aware of the rapid and constant evolution of security technology on the Internet. In view of this, we cannot guarantee that the safeguards implemented to date will be able to protect personal data processed against the threat of future unauthorized intrusions or that our security measures will not be subject to circumvention. Users should also be aware that, despite our efforts, factors beyond our control may result in disclosure of the data collected. For the purposes of greater protection and awareness of the risks associated with the processing of your personal data, if you choose to access third party applications, services or websites through the Service, the information you provide may no longer be subject to this privacy policy and we therefore recommend that the respective privacy policies of these third parties be verified before you access them.



The user is granted the rights referred to in articles 7 and 8 of the Code, which can also be found at the following link


including the right of access and withdrawal of the given consent, provided that certain conditions are met and certain consequences accepted.

For the exercise of these rights or for more information on privacy matters please contact us through the contact page of the Site.



The Site may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time. The use of the information we collect is subject to the terms of disclosure in effect at the time that such information is used. If there are substantial changes in the way we use personal information, we will inform users by posting an ad on our Service. The use of the Service by users, after any changes to privacy, constitutes acceptance of the same.



The present Privacy Policy is an integral part of the general Privacy Policy that the user is requested to read carefully and whose content is invited to accept in order to be able to legitimately browse the Site.