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Privacy Policy

About this Privacy Policy
The Privacy Policy indicated how we protect and utilize all of the personal information that is submitted and gathered in the use of the Service. The data that is gathered in this process will be protected and not abused, as Independent Patriots for Change, (hereinafter “IPC”) believes that your privacy should be honoured and protected. If further sets up processes where you can contact IPC to enquire about any information held, our Affiliates, and issues that may arise during the use of any of our Services. If there are any portions of the service you find issue with, kindly contact us for clarification before engaging with the Service. Using the service will qualify as agreement to the Privacy Policy as well as with the related Terms and Conditions. 
IPC reserves the right to alter or update the Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions at any time, and without notice. The Consumer has the duty to familiarize themselves with these documents and ensuring that they check the page periodically for any changes or updates. This policy takes effect on 1 July 2021. By accessing any part of the Service or providing information to us, you consent to the use and transfer of such information by us on the terms set out in this Policy.
IPC endeavours to comply with all General Data Protection Regulations, and all data is stored on secure servers. No records are kept in print, nor are they accessible to any unauthorised personnel.

Interpretation of Policy
This Policy contains a number of words and phrases which should be interpreted in accordance to the meaning allocated in the Definition list below. These words will be capitalised for ease of reading and interpretation. Further reference to the interpretation will be set out in the Interpretation Guide below.

General Clauses
In this Policy, headings are for convenience of navigation, and will serve no purpose in the interpretation of any clauses. 

And reference in this document to the male will include the female or neuter, and vice versa.

Any reference in this document to the singular also includes the multiple, and vice verso. 

If any reference is made to a party undergoing insolvency, liquidation or sequestration or business rescue, the Policy will be extended to being applicable on the relevant liquidator or trustee.

Any Reference made to a number of days will be calculated in a similar manner as court days. 

All annexures, addenda and amendments to this Policy form an integral part of this Policy and, therefore, our contract with you.

Definitions
The following words and phrases bear the meanings assigned to them below and related expressions bear corresponding meanings:

“Affiliates” means any legal or juristic person that entered into a contracts with IPC for the use of the Services,  financial service providers, retailers and related service providers, in respect of whose actions IPC may be held to be vicariously liable;

““IPC”, “our”, “us” and “we” means or are references to IPC, registered as a political party on 21 September 2019 in accordance with the laws of Namibia and Section 136 of the Electoral Act;

“Consumer” means the end users or Consumer to which IPC or its products are marketed by, or that interacts with the Platform.

“Content” means all information (such as data files, written text, computer software, music, audio files or other sounds, photographs, videos or other images) which may be protected by copyright;

“Damages” means all losses (including, but not limited to those in respect of injury, damage to physical property or loss of life), liabilities, costs, expenses, fines, penalties, damage, damages and claims, and all related costs and expenses -including legal fees on the scale as between attorney and own client, tracing and collection charges, costs of investigation, interest and penalties;

“Data” means any information gathered be IPC, which includes information provided by the Consumer and information gathered with analytic software. 

“Intellectual Property” means all works, including literary works, pictorial, graphic and sculptural works, architectural works, works of visual art, and any other work that may be the subject matter of copyright protection; advertising, marketing and promotional concepts, ideas, proposals and slogans (whether or not subject to copyright); information; data; formulas; designs; models; drawings; computer programs; including all documentation, related listings, design specifications, and flowcharts; trade secrets; and any inventions, including all processes, machines, and compositions of matter, and any other invention that may be the subject matter of patent protection; and all statutory protection obtained or obtainable thereon;

“Intellectual Property Rights” means rights, whether registered or unregistered, including applications for and rights to obtain or use Intellectual Property;

“Namibian Law” means all and any laws and regulations of the Republic of Namibia;

“Party” means either IPC or you as the context may indicate;

“Personal Information” means any information that can be directly linked and is unique to any Consumer;

“Policy” means this privacy policy, as periodically amended, and includes the Terms and Conditions of IPC;

“Service” means the services provided by IPC, which includes the marketing of products and services on behalf of IPC, as well as the sponsors or their brands, by means of any  platform, including SMS, email, digital ads, physical ads and any other means necessary, including contests, competitions and promotions advertised or run on the Platform;

“Terms” means the terms and conditions which govern use of the Service, as amended from time to time, as provided on this platform. 

“Third Party” means a party other than IPC;

“use” when used in the context of -
a website or application (whether it be the website affiliated with IPC or a Third Party website or application), means to visit, load in a web browser or similar software application or device or otherwise engage with a website or application;

The Service
Any interaction with the Service is a voluntary submission of Data to IPC by the Consumer. The personal information submitted will be stored and used in line with this policy. The information may be stored for an extended period of time, even after use of the Service has been terminated, or as long as statute regulates. IPC will also reserve the right to use the submitted data and share the data with our Affiliates, as well as using the data to optimise advertising campaigns. The Affiliates will contact the Consumers based off their data to market their products and services directly to the Consumer. By submitting your data to IPC you agree to be contacted directly by IPC or its Affiliates. The Data will further be used to enable IPC to convey your opinions and preferences with regards to our services and products. This will ensure that your concerns can be addressed. 

Personal information IPC collects from you
We may collect the following information:
    information requested when registering to use or when otherwise using the Service;
    Information submitted by your profile, including posts, activities and payments;
    a list of the products or services you display an interest in;
    information relating to your browser, language and device used to interact with the Platform;
    your name and contact information, including email address and location;
    identifiers such as your identity number or passport number;
    billing information and payment information when purchases or payments are made;
    information relating to your use of our customers’ products and services;
    movement or behaviour while engaging with the website or application;
    preference on receiving opted-in communications;
    information regarding your personal or professional interests, demographics, income, age, location, experiences with our products and contact preferences in order to provide you with further correspondence about our products and services; 
    information provided via support channels;
    We may intercept and monitor your communications; and
    Any information by any websites, social media pages or applications that IPC manages. 

We may implement systems designed to intercept and monitor and record your communications in accordance with Namibian laws.

Personal information automatically collected
When you use the Service, IPC or Affiliates automatically receives and records analytic information on our server logs from your browser or mobile platform, including your location, IP address, cookie information, and the page you requested.

IPC uses this data in aggregate form and we may provide this aggregate information of the Consumers to our Affiliates to indicate the collective behaviour and interests of the client base.

Consent to collect from external sources
You consent allowing IPC to verify your information from multiple external sources, to ensure our data is accurate and updated frequently.

Security
IPC has taken numerous precautions to ensure that all personal data submitted to us remains protected. We have cyber security software in place to ensure that your data is not shared with any unauthorised entities. The integrity of your privacy is of cardinal importance, and IPC implements all reasonable measures to insure that it is never compromised. By submitting information to us you consent to our use of external security measures for your safety. You further accept that IPC will not be held liable if any of these measures are compromised. If you prefer us to not subject your data to third party security, kindly contact us before submitting data. 

Why we collect Data
Collecting Consumer information allows us to provide the Service for our Consumers, as well as providing a better experience to the final Consumers. We track information to ensure the following:

    Connecting the IPC to the Consumer, and indicating the Consumer’s interest for a more effective product; 
    Allowing us to track Consumer activity, to simplify areas where the Consumers struggle;
    Allowing the products and services IPC provides to be improved to fit the market;
    To personalise the platform for the convenience of the Consumer;
    To share with merchants and third parties to deliver the service;
    To enhance the development of a more effective platform;
    To enhance the feedback time between the IPC and Consumer;
    To ensure the correct products are marketed to interested Consumers;
    To provide information on community interest:
    To ensure that the services are well promoted and explained:
    To ensure the consumers qualify for the Services;
    To assist with internal record keeping, administration and reporting;
    To allow IPC to contact the Consumer;
    To ensure Consumer Information is up to date;
    To improve products and services;
    To prevent criminal activity;
    To allow for use in any competitions and promotions;
    To conduct proper market research;
    To notify Consumers of changes to products they indicated interest for;
    To collect data that can be used for training purposes and analysis;

IPC will not use any personal details for any purpose not agreed to with submission. Note that even if you delete or retract any submissions, a record of the submissions may be kept on record, we therefore recommend not sharing personal information on any part of the Platform that may be open to public view.  
IPC will also not use your information for mailing lists or messaging campaigns without explicit consent. You may at any stage contact IPC with a written request to remove your information or to not contact you with the information provided, or to alter the method of communication.  
Authorised members of IPC will have access to your personal information and have the power to edit, update, modify or delete said data at their sole discretion. These members will further have access to regulate, terminate, suspend or in any other way alter your account, or reset your password or contact details or permissions on the Platform. 

Direct Marketing
If you agree to direct marketing, IPC will contact you directly in such a way as you agreed with regarding any relevant services, products, campaigns, competitions, promotions, launces or specials related to IPC. Direct marketing will not be used unless you have explicitly opted in to such services. The Consumer also has the discretion to opt out of direct marketing at any time by a written request. All out Services, including direct marketing is subject to the relevant Terms and Conditions for the specific Services.

Third Party Services
IPC also utilises third party services to link and process the information gathered. The storage and usage and security of these systems are outside of the control of IPC. You can at any time contact us about these services and we will provide you with their Privacy Policies and applicable Terms and Conditions. 

Cookies
Some IPC Services, application pages and web pages may track and store files locally on your computer or phone. These files are called cookies, and enable us to optimise the user experience of the platform. The Consumer has full power over the cookies, and can block the saving of cookies or delete the existing cookies via the web browser used, this may however cause some of the services to not be available. 

Sharing Your Information
IPC will not sell or distribute private consumer information without direct consent, outside the ambit of this policy. Exceptions to this is where such disclosure is required by law, where the information must be shared to provide the Service to our Affiliates or third-party service providers in order to comply with our security measures or in furtherance of the Service. We can further utilize any information in any way that is compliant with the Laws of Namibia. 

Personal Information
Contact IPC if you wish to update or change any personal information that is incorrect or incomplete. We will make such modification at the earliest convenience.

Storing Personal Information
By submitting information, you consent to IPC storing such data indefinitely, and processing and using such information without the need to notify you, unless requested to remove such information in writing, as per the notice of take down enshrined in Section 54 of the Electronic Transaction Act of 2019. 

Content License
IPC holds exclusive ownership of all its content and all content that is made available to the public in relation to our Services. Such content may only be used by the Consumer subject to the revocable permission of IPC. The right to use this Service or any of the published content may at any stage be revoked or cancelled, and cannot be transferred. The extent of such right is limited to the extent necessary for the Consumer to utilise the Service. Such right is a personal, revocable, worldwide, royalty-free, non-commercial, non-transferrable and non-exclusive right. 
The Consumer agrees they do not acquire any further rights over the Content other than granted above.

Legal liability
Some of the provisions in this Policy serve the purpose for limiting legal liability for IPC, and placing the onus on the consumer to ensure certain provisions are complied with. It is also the responsibility of the Consumer to ensure that they are familiar with all provision before actively or tacitly agreeing to this contract.

Legal Age and Capacity
You may not use the Service and may not accept this Policy if you -

lack the legal capacity to enter into a binding contract with IPC;
are a person who is not permitted to access or use this Service under the laws of the country in which you are resident or from which you access the Service; or
require the consent of a guardian or parent to competently agree to this Policy and have failed to obtain that consent.
By using the Service and/or content made available through the Service (“Content”) you represent and warrant that you are of full legal age, or are emancipated or have your guardian’s consent to enter into a contract being this Policy.

The purpose of this Policy is to limit the legal exposure to IPC and any of their affiliates. The onus is therefore placed on the Consumers to verify their information. This Policy does also limit a few of the right of the Consumer, the onus is on the Consumer to make sure they read and understand the Policy before submitting any information or Data. By interacting in such a manner, the Consumer admits that they understand and voluntarily agrees to the provisions held here within as well as any terms in the Terms and Conditions.

Documents and notices
All communications and notices as per this Policy and Terms and Conditions will be sent to information@ipc.com.na.

Indemnity
You indemnify IPC from any Damages attributable to your use or miss-use of the Service.

Third Party goods, services and websites
In any such case as the Service may link the consumer to any Third Party software, services, goods or websites, the IPC Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy will apply in conjunction with any conditions supplied by the Third Party. 

If the Third Party conditions conflict with this Privacy Policy or the IPC Terms and Conditions, the IPC policies will take president over the offending clause.

IPC however does not automatically hold any relationship with any Third Party platforms, and cannot be held responsible in any form or way for the content or function of such platform, services or goods. The Consumer takes sole responsibility to familiarise and accept any terms and conditions provided by such a Third Party. The Consumer also agrees by interacting with the Service to waive any liability arising from any Third Party as far as it relates to IPC, and proceeds solely at their own risk.

Disclaimer
Use of and reliance of Service is entirely at own risk. The Service is provided “As Is” and “As Available”.

IPC waives all liabilities and warranties to the fullest extent permissible by the law of Namibia. IPC makes no express or implied warranties or guarantees of any kind.
IPC further cannot be held responsible for any information lost, leaked or corrupted. We further cannot be held responsible for any Damages arising from any cause. IPC does however take all reasonable precautions to limit the possibility of such Damages occurring. 
IPC will also ensure that the Service is at all applicable times available and running, however, cannot be held liable in the event that such a Service is disrupted. IPC cannot be held liable for any Damages resulting from interruption or unavailability of such Service for any reason. 

Law and jurisdiction
IPC and the Service, as well as any person interacting with the Service irrevocably subjects themselves to the law of the Republic of Namibia as in effect at the time of the interaction.
The Consumer further agrees by interaction to the jurisdiction of the High Court of Namibia situated in Windhoek, for any dispute arising from the use of this Service that cannot be resolved via mitigation. 

Contact Us
If you have any queries or want to convey any suggested alterations to our site, kindly contact us at information@ipc.com.na.