Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We have the belief that you as the user should be always aware of the data we collect from you and you should have meaningful control over the entire process. Our aim is to empower you to make the right choices with regards to the information you share with us.

1.0 Information You Share With Us

1.1 Basic Account Information

If you choose to create an account, you must give us some personal information so that we can provide our services to you. On BareKichen this includes a username, a password, and an email address or phone number. Your username is always public, but you can use either your real name or a nickname. You can also create and manage multiple BareKichen accounts, for example to express different parts of your identity.

1.2 Public Information

Majority activity on BareKichen is public, including your profile information, your time zone and language, when you created your account, and your posts and certain information about your posts like the date, time. You also may choose to publish your location in your posts or your BareKichen profile. The lists you create, people who are your friends and those you have friended, and Posts or Comment are also public.

Information that may be posted about you by other people who use our services may also be public. You are responsible for your Posts and other information you provide through our services hence you are encouraged to think really carefully what you want to make public especially if its sensitive information. If you update your public information on BareKichen such as deleting your account or deactivating your account, we will reflect your updated content on BareKichen.co.ke and BareKichen for Android.

1.3 Contact Information and Address Books

We use your contact information, such as your email address or phone number, to activate and authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to personalize our services, enable certain account features and to send you information about our services.

If you provide us with your phone number, you agree to receive text messages from BareKichen to that number as the country’s laws allow. BareKichen also uses your contact information to market to you as country’s laws allow, and to help others find your account if your settings permit, including through third-party services and client applications.

You can use your settings for email and mobile notifications to control notifications you receive from BareKichen. If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request.

1.4 Payment Information

You may provide us with payment information, including your credit or debit card number, card expiration date, CVV code, and billing address, in order to purchase advertising or other offerings provided as part of our services. We will keep updating our payment channels.

1.5 How You Control the Information You Share with Us

Your Privacy and safety settings let’s us decide: • Whether your Posts are publicly available on BareKichen • Whether others can tag you in a photo • Whether you will be able to receive messages from anyone on BareKichen or just your friends • Whether others can find you based on your username, email or phone number • Whether you want to block or mute other BareKichen accounts

2.0 Extra Information We receive about You

2.1 Location Information

We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you. Subject to your settings, we may collect, use, and store additional information about your location such as your current precise position or places where you’ve previously used BareKichen - to operate or personalize our services including with more relevant content like trends, stories, ads, and friend suggestions.

2.2 Links

In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services and other third party services. If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from BareKichen, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach. They may also collect other personal data from you, such as cookie identifiers or your IP address.

2.3 Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on your computer or mobile device. Like many websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect additional website usage data and to operate our services. Cookies are not required for many parts of our services such as searching and looking at public profiles. Although most web browsers automatically accept cookies, many browsers’ settings can be set to decline cookies or alert you when a website is attempting to place a cookie on your computer.

However, some of our services may not function properly if you disable cookies. When your browser or device allows it, we use both session cookies and persistent cookies to better understand how you interact with our services, to monitor aggregate usage patterns, and to personalize and otherwise operate our services such as by providing account security, personalizing the content we show you including ads, and remembering your language preferences.

2.4 Log Data

We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our websites, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, use your account to authenticate to a third-party service, or visit a third-party service that includes BareKichen content, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services, including when you install another application through BareKichen. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance plus personalized services.

2.5 Advertisers and Other Ad Partners

Advertising revenue allows us to support and improve our services. We use the information described in this Privacy Policy to help make our advertising more relevant to you, to measure its effectiveness, and to help recognize your devices to serve you ads on and off of BareKichen. If you are an advertiser or a prospective advertiser, we process your personal data to help offer and provide our advertising services.

2.6 Other Third Parties and Affiliates

We may receive information about you from third parties who are not our ad partners, such as others on BareKichen, partners who help us evaluate the safety and quality of content on our platform, our corporate affiliates, and other services you link to your BareKichen account. You may choose to connect your BareKichen account to accounts on another service, and that other service may send us information about your account on that service. We use the information we receive to provide you features like cross-posting or cross-service authentication, and to operate our services.

2.7 Personalizing Across Your Devices

When you log into BareKichen on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization. Subject to your settings, we may also associate your account with browsers or devices other than those you use to log into BareKichen (or associate your logged-out device or browser with other browsers or devices). We do this to operate and personalize our services.

3.0 Information We Share and Disclose

3.1 Service Providers

We may share your private personal data with such service providers subject to obligations consistent with this Privacy Policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, and on the condition that the third parties use your private personal data only on our behalf and pursuant to our instructions. We share your payment information with payment services providers to process payments; prevent, detect, and investigate fraud or other prohibited activities; facilitate dispute resolution such as chargebacks or refunds; and for other purposes associated with the acceptance of credit and debit cards.

3.2 Law, Harm, and the Public Interest

We may preserve, use, or disclose your personal data if we believe that it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request; to protect the safety of any person; to protect the safety or integrity of our platform, including to help prevent spam, abuse, or malicious actors on our services, or to explain why we have removed content or accounts from our services; to address fraud, security, or technical issues; or to protect our rights or property or the rights or property of those who use our services. However, nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal defenses or objections that you may have to a third party’s, including a government’s, request to disclose your personal data.

3.3 Affiliates and Change of Ownership

In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity. We may also disclose personal data about you to our corporate affiliates in order to help operate our services and our affiliates’ services, including the delivery of ads.

3.4 Non-Personal Information

We share or disclose non-personal data, such as aggregated information like the total number of times people engaged with a Post, the number of people who clicked on a particular link or voted on a poll in a Post (even if only one did), the topics that people are Posting about in a particular location, or reports to advertisers about how many people saw or clicked on their ads.

4.0 Managing Your Personal Information

4.1 Accessing or Rectifying Your Personal Data

If you have registered an account on BareKichen, we provide you with tools and account settings to access, correct, delete, or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account.

4.2 Deletion

We keep Log Data for a maximum of 18 months then your account will be deactivated and then deleted. When deactivated, your BareKichen account, including your username, and public profile, will no longer be viewable on BareKichen.co.ke and BareKichen for Android. For up to 30 days after deactivation it is still possible to restore your BareKichen account if it was accidentally or wrongfully deactivated.

Keep in mind that search engines and other third parties may still retain copies of your public information, like your profile information and public Posts, even after you have deleted the information from our services or deactivated your account.

4.3 Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent

When you are logged into your BareKichen account, you can manage your privacy settings and other account features from the General settings.

5.0 Children and Our Services

Our services are not directed to children, and you may not use our services if you are under the age of 18. You must also be old enough to consent to the processing of your personal data in your country (in some countries we may allow your parent or guardian to do so on your behalf).

6.0 Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time. The most current version of the policy will govern our processing of your personal data and will always be at https://barekichen.co.ke/privacy. If we make a change to this policy that, in our sole discretion, is material, we will notify you via a BareKichen update or email to the email address associated with your account. By continuing to access or use the Services after those changes become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Policy.

7.0 Additional Information or Assistance

Thoughts or questions about this Privacy Policy? Please let us know by contacting us here or writing to us at the appropriate address below:

BareKichen Attn: Customer Relations 1st Floor Charismata Building, Opposite D & D House, West End Road P.O.BOX 14056-20100 Nakuru, Kenya Email: hello@barekichen.co.ke

Privacy Policy Effective as from 1st January 2019