our privacy policy

Our Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

The following constitutes the Privacy Policy adopted by Envsion Magazine with respect to its website and any ancillary websites or ancillary services operated by the magazine. This Privacy Policy is a part of our Terms & Conditions that govern your use of envsionmag.com.

At Envsion Magazine, accessible from www.envsionmag.com, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by envsionmag.com and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in envsionmag.com. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

  1. Consent

By using envsionmag.com, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

  1. Changes to the Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy may change from time to time without notice to you. You should read it each time you plan to submit personal information so that you understand how the information you are submitting will be used. Any changes made to the Privacy Policy will be effective prospectively, and not retroactively.

  1. Information You Provide to Us

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information. The information that you may be required to provide include:

  • Registration, Subscription or Contact Information such as e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information
  • Customer service information such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post.
  • Demographic, statistical and interest information such as your age, date of birth, gender, interests, lifestyle information, and hobbies
  • Financial and transactional information such as credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date, to process payments and information about your transactions and purchases with us
  • User-Generated Content (UGC) such as comments on articles, photos, videos, audio, any information you submit in public forums or message boards, reviews and feedback, letter to the editor, or testimonials you provide about our Services
  • Research or survey information collected if you participate in a survey; includes information needed for you to participate (such as contact information)
  • Social media information (which may include contact information, photos, location, user generated content, demographic information) if you link your account or access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to any information you provide to that social network depending on your privacy settings such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter)
  • Other information – any other information you choose to directly provide to Envsion Magazine in connection with your use of the Services (e.g. when you choose to become a contributor) such as your name, email address, phone number, contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us.
  1. Information We Collect

Device information and identifiers such as IP address; browser type and language; operating system; platform type; device type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers.

Internet network and device activity data such as information about files you download, your landing page navigation, browsing activity, content or ads viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, the URL that referred you to our Services, if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information.

Geolocation information such as city, state and ZIP code associated with your IP address or derived through Wi-Fi triangulation; and precise geolocation information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings.

  1. Information Sharing

When you visit the Site and are asked to provide information about yourself, you are sharing that information only with us, unless specifically stated otherwise in this Privacy Policy or as stated in any notice given to you at the time the information was requested. We will not disclose the information you submit, except as described here in, or when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure to protect our rights or property, or for administrative or other purposes we deem necessary to maintain or service our products and services.

  1. How we use your information

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to:

  • Process and fulfil your transactions, including subscriptions and the purchase of other goods
  • Maintain and servicing your account
  • Payment processing
  • Provide, operate, and maintain envsionmag.com
  • Improve, personalise, and expand envsionmag.com
  • Understand and analyse how you use envsionmag.com
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality
  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to envsionmag.com, and for marketing and promotional purposes
  • Send you emails, personalised newsletters, surveys, and information about our products, services and promotions
  • Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising
  • Find and prevent fraud and enforce Legal Compliance to our Terms & Conditions
  1. Log Files

envsionmag.com follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this as part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analysing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

  1. Cookies

Like any other website, envsionmag.com uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimise the users’ experience by customising our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

  1. Our Advertising Partners

Some of advertisers on envsionmag.com may use cookies. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. Before accepting to use any of their services or products, check out their Privacy Policies from their respective websites.

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on envsionmag.com, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalise the advertising content that you see on envsionmag.com.

Note that envsionmag.com has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

  1. Third Party Privacy Policies

Envsion Magazine’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information.

  1. Your Choices (Opt Out)

Depending on what services you use, we may provide the following categories of personal information to third parties for these purposes:

  • For online targeted advertising purposes: demographic and statistical information, user-generated content, device information and identifiers, connection and usage data, geolocation, and social media information.
  • To send you relevant offers, promotions and opportunities: contact information (e.g., name and physical address) and publication subscription information.

If you would like to opt out of Envsion Magazine’s use of your information for such purposes, you may do so as outlined below:

Marketing Emails. If you want to stop receiving promotional e-mails from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email from us. Please note that once we receive your request, we have one month to action your request.

We may still communicate with you from time to time if we need to provide you with transaction information about the Services you are using, if we need to request information from you with respect to a transaction initiated by you, or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons, for example, if we update this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.

SMS Text Communications. You may opt-out of SMS messages from us by following the instructions provided in the message or by texting back STOP to the number we send the text from for that particular SMS message. When we receive an opt-out message from you for SMS messages, we may send a message confirming our receipt of your opt-out.

  1. Do Not Sell My Personal Information

As a consumer and user of envsionmag.com, among other rights, you have the right to:

  • Request that, under certain conditions, envsionmag.com discloses specific pieces of your personal data that we have collected, to another organisation.
  • Request that envsionmag.com delete any of your personal data that we have collected.
  • Request that envsionmag.com not to sell your personal data.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

  1. Data Protection Rights

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user of envsionmag.com is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access – you have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification – you have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – you have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing – you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability – you have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

  1. Security or your information

We have security measures in place, including firewalls, to protect the information under our control from accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure, or access. However, such measures do not guarantee prevention of loss, misuse, or alteration of information. That said, while Envsion Magazine will use reasonable efforts to protect your information, we cannot warrant the security of information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

  1. Children’s Privacy

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their children’s online activity.

Envsion Magazine does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 18. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

  1. Disputes; No Rights of Third Parties

If you choose to access the Services, subscribe to envsionmag.com or use any of our Services, any dispute over privacy is subject to our T&Cs, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the laws of Kenya. This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

Other Information About Your Privacy

You should be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose any information online in any bulletin board or chat room, that information can be collected and used by others. In other words, if you post personal information online that may be accessed by the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties or they may use the information in various ways. It is important to be responsible and careful whenever you are online.