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F. General provisions
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Ghana
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1. Personal data
1.1 Personal information you provide to us and we collect: When you use Mynewsafrica Online Services we may receive or collect personal information about you.
Personal information you provide to us: Indeed, by using Mynewsafrica Online Services you may provide to us voluntary registration information such as your email address. In particular, when you sign up to Mynewsafrica Community which enables you to receive a newsletter according to your own choice, you provide your email address. Or, you may provide your e-mail address to participate to our interactive program such as U talk. Besides, when you use Mynewsafrica applications you may agree to give us geolocation data in order to benefit from the functioning of a News map.
Personal information we collect: In addition, we collect, by default, standard data such as your IP address or additional data like anonymous labels, through labels and information provided by OS in order to understand how Mynewsafrica Online Services are being used or to benefit from push notification.
1.2 How we use your personal information
We use your personal information notably to:
• Allow you to benefit from Mynewsafrica Online Services;
• Ensure an easier browsing on our website;
• Send push notifications on your Mynewsafrica apps ;
• Enable operation of our analysis tool.
Indeed, this analysis tool enables us to measure and analyze information with regard to your use of our Mynewsafrica Online Services. We can then put this information in favor of a better efficiency of our Mynewsafrica Online Services and accordingly increase the quality of our services.
1.3. The measures to protect your personal information
We will keep your information confidential except when disclosure is required by law or for technical purposes. Indeed, your personal information can be transmitted to suppliers of technology and services to ensure the optimum operation of Mynewsafrica Online Services. For example, this is effectively the case when you share an article via a third-party application like Facebook or Twitter. We hold your personal information for as long it appears necessary to ensure effective operation of our Mynewsafrica Online Services.
Mynewsafrica only processes your personal data for the purposes described below, it does not divulge them for other purposes. Our main objective is to collect and use only the information we believe is necessary for the performance of Mynewsafrica Online Services in order to better understand your interests and improve your experience of using our website.
1.4. Legal framework: right of access, modification and suppression
The right to privacy forms part of fundamental human rights and freedoms under most national constitutions or legislation. The law of privacy protects individuals from intrusions and invasions upon their person, correspondences and communications, home and property. Privacy law ensures that the autonomy, name and dignity of human beings are protected. This chapter explores the nature of privacy and data protection law in Africa with particular reference to Ghana. In broad terms, it reviews and interprets the constitutional provision on privacy and analyses the social and cultural attitudes towards privacy in Ghana. It argues that privacy is an individual-socio-cultural construction. Privacy being a relational, social concept can only be understood within the social and cultural context. The rest of the chapter is devoted to reviewing and interpreting the legal principles of personal data protection in Ghana. The Data Protection Act which was enacted in 2012 provides a statutory basis for the realisation of the constitutional right to privacy in Ghana. The principles of personal data protection under this legislation are outlined and interpreted. The Data Protection Act is a very important piece of legislation towards the substantive protection of the constitutional right of privacy of correspondence and communication. The actual realisation of its objects depends on its implementation, which requires the collective and collaborative efforts of all: the Data Protection Commission and other state institutions, the private sector that uses personal data, data subjects and the general public.
2. Content that you send to us
2.1 On our various linear and non-linear platforms, you may be asked to participate by sending (by various means) content that you wish to share with us, such as a video or photo (hereinafter referred to as the “Content”) so that it can be used by the Mynewsafrica media (hereinafter referred to as the “Media”).
2.2 You declare and guarantee that you have (and will continue to have during use by the Media) all of the rights, licences, approvals and authorisations required to allow the Media to use your Content in order to offer their services, and more generally under the conditions specified by the present Terms. Consequently, you must not share videos that you have not created, or use content in your videos that is protected by copyright, such as music, extracts from protected programmes or videos created by third parties, if you do not have the required authorisations.
2.3 You undertake not to submit to the Media any Content for which the rights are held by third parties (including the right of ownership, right to privacy, and right of personal portrayal) unless you have obtained from the third party concerned formal authorisation to distribute the data concerned and grant to the Media the rights specified in Article 2.2 above.
2.4 You retain all of the intellectual property rights for your Content, but you must grant limited rights to the Media. When you submit Content to Mynewsafrica, you grant the Media a non-exclusive right, that is transferable (including the right to sublicense), free of charge, for the whole world and throughout the duration of the copyright protection, to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works, represent and perform the Content in connection with the Media’s activity, and in particular for the promotion and redistribution of all or part of the service (and of the resulting derivative works) without limitation, in all formats, on all media and via all media channels;
2.5 In this connection you may be required to give us your personal data such as your photograph and first name/surname. You expressly authorise us to reproduce them in context with the Content sent.
Thank you for sending us your content. Please note that it will be subject to the rules specified in our General Terms available at the following.
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