Privacy Policy

Welcome

The MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) is founded on a simple, but powerful principle: we can do more together than any of us can do alone. We cannot work collectively without gathering, sharing, and analyzing information about our members and our users as we seek new ways to make the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site more usable, safer, and more beneficial.

We believe that information-gathering and use should go hand-in-hand with transparency. This Privacy Policy explains how the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo), the organization that hosts the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, collects, uses, and shares information we receive from you through your use of the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site. It is essential to understand that, by using any of the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, you consent to the collection, transfer, processing, storage, disclosure, and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. That means that reading this Policy carefully is important.

We believe that you shouldn’t have to provide nonpublic Personal Information to participate in the free knowledge and education movement.

We do not sell or rent your Personal Information, nor do we give it to others to sell you anything. We use it to figure out how to make the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site more engaging and accessible, to see which ideas work, and to make learning and contributing more fun. Put simply: we use this information to make the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site better for you.

After all, it’s people like you who make it possible for the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site to not only exist, but also grow and thrive.

This Policy explains how we collect, use, and share your Personal Information.

We collect very little Personal Information about you.

We do not rent or sell your Personal Information to third parties.

By using MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, you consent to this Policy.

Types of Information We Receive From You and How We Get It

Metadata

Sometimes, we automatically receive location data from the devices used by MPENDUZO members who illustrate material for this site. This does not apply to readers of the site, only to those who contribute images.

Members and contributors should be aware that, unlike location information collected using GPS signals, the default setting on your device typically includes the metadata in your photo upload to the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site. If you do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses

When you visit the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location.

Information Related to the Collection of Data

We want to make the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site better for you by learning more about how you use it. Examples of this might include how often you visit the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, what you like, what you find helpful, how you get to the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, and whether you would use a helpful feature more if we explained it differently. We also want this Policy and our practices to reflect our community’s values. For this reason, we keep information related to your use of the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site confidential, except as provided in this Policy.

We use certain technologies to collect information about how you use a MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site.

Like other websites, we receive some information about you automatically when you visit theMpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site.

We also use a variety of commonly-used technologies, like cookies, to collect information regarding how you use the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, make our services safer and easier to use, and to help create a better and more customizable experience for you.

Information We Receive Automatically

Because of how browsers work, we receive some information automatically when you visit the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site. This information includes the type of device you are using (possibly including unique device identification numbers), the type and version of your browser, your browser’s language preference, the type and version of your device’s operating system, in some cases the name of your internet service provider or mobile carrier, the website that referred you to the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, which pages you request and visit, and the date and time of each request you make to the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site.

Put simply, we use this information to enhance your experience with the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site. For example, we use this information to administer the site, provide greater security, optimize mobile applications, develop and customize content, test features to see what works, improve performance, understand how users interact with the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, track and study the use of various features, and analyze readership trends.

Information We Collect

We use a variety of commonly-used technologies to understand how MTH members use the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, but we do not track readers’ cookies.

We actively collect some types of information with a variety of commonly-used technologies. These generally include tracking pixels, JavaScript, and a variety of “locally stored data” technologies.

Depending on which technology we use, locally stored data may include text, Personal Information (like your IP address), and information about your use of the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site (like the time of your visit).

We use this information to make your experience with the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and user interaction with the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, and to generally improve our services. We will never use third-party cookies.

How We Use Information We Receive From You

Metadata

As stated above, we may automatically receive location data from an MTH member’s or contributor’s device if it is used to upload image data. Please be aware that the default setting on many devices typically results in the metadata associated with a photo being included in the upload. As a reminder, if you, as an MTH member, do not want metadata sent to us and made public at the time of your upload, please change your settings on your device.

IP Addresses

When you visit the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) Site, we automatically receive the IP address of the device (or your proxy server) you are using to access the Internet, which could be used to infer your geographical location. We keep IP addresses confidential, except as provided in this Policy. If you are visiting the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, we may use your IP address to provide anonymized or aggregated information to our service providers regarding the volume of usage in certain areas.

We use this location information to make your experience with the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site safer and better, to gain a greater understanding of user preferences and their interaction with the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site, and to generally improve our services. For example, we use this information to provide greater security, optimize mobile applications, and learn how to expand and better support MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) communities. We also use Personal Information in the manner described in the sections of this Policy titled “For Legal Reasons” and “To Protect You, Ourselves and Others.”

When May We Share Personal Information?

With Permission

We use and share the Personal Information of Members of MTH who have made their information available to Clients on their Bio Pages and Booking Pages. We do not share any further Personal Information about Members of MTH except the under circumstances described below.

For Legal Reasons

We will disclose your Personal Information to public authorities or other persons in response to an official legal process only if we believe it to be legally valid.

We will notify you of such requests when possible. We do so to further our legitimate interest and/or to comply with our legal obligations.

We will access, use, preserve, and/or disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to satisfy a valid and legally enforceable warrant, subpoena, court order, law or regulation, or other judicial or administrative order. However, if we believe that a particular request for disclosure of a user’s information is legally invalid or an abuse of the legal system and the affected user does not intend to oppose the disclosure themselves, we will try our best to fight it.

We are committed to notifying you via email at least ten (10) calendar days, when possible, before we disclose your Personal Information in response to a legal demand. However, we may only provide notice if we are not legally restrained from contacting you, there is no credible threat to life or limb that is created or increased by disclosing the request, and you have provided us with an email address.

Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to limit any legal objections or defenses you may have to a third-party’s request (whether it be civil, criminal, or governmental) to disclose your Personal Information. We recommend seeking the advice of legal counsel immediately if such a request is made involving you.

To Protect You, Ourselves, and Others

We, or users with certain administrative rights, use and disclose Personal Information that is reasonably necessary to:

enforce or investigate potential violations of the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) or community-based policies;
protect our organization, infrastructure, employees, contractors, or the public; or

prevent imminent or serious bodily harm or death to a person.

manage our relationship with you, to further our legitimate interest, and/or to comply with our legal obligations.

We, or particular users with certain administrative rights as described below, need to use and share your Personal Information if it is reasonably believed to be necessary to enforce or investigate potential violations of our Terms of Use, this Privacy Policy, or any MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) or user community-based policies. We may also need to access and share Personal Information to investigate and defend ourselves against legal threats or actions.

We hope that this never comes up, but we may disclose your Personal Information if we believe that it’s reasonably necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm or death to a person, or to protect our organization, employees, contractors, users, or the public.

We may also disclose your Personal Information if we reasonably believe it necessary to detect, prevent, or otherwise assess and address potential spam, malware, fraud, abuse, unlawful activity, and security or technical concerns.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

We strive to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We use a variety of physical and technical measures, policies, and procedures (such as access control procedures, network firewalls, and physical security) designed to protect our systems and your Personal Information. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as completely secure data transmission or storage, so we can’t guarantee that our security will not be breached (by technical measures or through violation of our policies and procedures).

Thank You!

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. We hope you enjoy using the MpenduzoTraditional Healers (Mpenduzo) site and appreciate your participation in creating, maintaining, and constantly working to improve the largest repository of free knowledge in the world.

Please note that in the event of any differences in meaning or interpretation between the original English version of this Privacy Policy and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.

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