Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to Benin Echo. This Privacy Policy describes how Benin Echo collects and uses informations about you. It enters into force on 15 October 2018.

By continuing to use the Services after that date, you consent without reservation or compromise.

This policy was generated by the policy generation tool of EAfri.ca.

Who is Benin Echo?

Benin Echo operates the Site Benin Echo, the Application, and the associated Services hereinafter referred to as Services. The Services provide access, management, editing and distribution of data of various kinds. Third parties, hereinafter referred to as "Agents", use the Services or part of the Services for different purposes. This Privacy Policy also applies to the data we collect about these Agents and the end users of these Agents.

However, Benin Echo determines only its own privacy policy and not that of Agents or other persons who provide derivative services for their own purposes or not and for public purposes or not. You should therefore also refer to their privacy policies.

How Benin Echo does it collect data about me?

When you use the Services, your device automatically sends us certain informations, including informations about your browser, the IP address of your device, your time zone. When you use the Services directly or through one of the sites or applications using the Services (Agents), we collect these informations and other informations about the pages or data you visit or interact with and the sites or search terms that redirected or referred you to the Services.

Some informations are automatically collected and generated by the use of the Services, such as the number of times a page has been visited or the time spent on a page. The collection of these informations are made possible by the use of cookies and server log files and other collection methods.

In particular, we use cookies and other similar tracking technologies to track activities related to the Services, and we retain some of these informations. Cookies are small data files that may contain an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from the Services and are stored on your device. Other tracking technologies such as tracking pixels are also used to collect and track informations and to improve and adapt the Services to uses.

Why and What data Benin Echo does it collect about me?

As you use the Services, certain personals informations is requested for specific purposes such as identifying your account or determining your preferences for using the Services or simply to contact you. Benin Echo may also collect the informations that your browser transmits each time you use the Services directly or through the Agents. All this data can be shared between the Internal Services of Benin Echo.

these informations includes data such as the IP address of your device, the type of device and its unique identifier if it is a mobile device, the operating system and its version, the type of browser, the browser version, the pages of our Services you are viewing, the features of our Services you are using, the date and time of your request, the duration of use and other diagnostic informations.

You can ask your browser to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies from Benin Echo, you may not be able to use some features or Services. As proof, we use Session Cookies for the proper functioning of certain features of the Services, Preferences Cookies to maintain your preferences and Security Cookies to ensure that security is respected.

Information is collected for the purposes of:

  • know the frequency, rate, and duration of use of the Services
  • provide, optimize, secure and ensure the sustainability of the Services
  • provide the assistance and support necessary to use the Services
  • notify changes to the Services
  • offer the Services if you provide us with your personals informations and you are not yet using the Services
  • offer the Additional Services if you are already using one of the Services
  • generate documents and emails related to your account and the billing of the Services that we offer you
  • prevent and eliminate abuses and unauthorized uses of the Services
  • strengthen the security of the Services
  • protect the Services, Agents and end-users
  • ensure compliance with legal requirements
  • diagnose, solve and prevent technical problems related to the Services
  • develop new services

Some personals informations in your user account allows Benin Echo to ensure you access and personalized use of the Services. Without these informations, the Services cannot be guaranteed. Some details of your account may be publicly available depending on your configurations. These details are mostly optional and you can delete them at any time or refine your privacy preferences.

Benin Echo uses your phone number and email address to protect your account, recover your login credentials in the event of loss, communicate with you or send you informations related to your account and the Services, inform you of temporary or permanent changes to our Services, such as planned outages, features additions and modifications, abuses warnings and changes to this Privacy Policy.

Without being an Agent or registering for the Services, you may provide us with informations for the purpose of receiving notifications, news or offers related to the Services. We also collect content that you publish from Agents through our Services.

To whom and what data Benin Echo does it disclose about me?

Benin Echo may disclose your personals informations if deemed necessary in good faith, for:

  • comply with a legal obligation
  • preserve the rights and property of Benin Echo as well as the security of users
  • Prevent or manage possible abuses within the Services

Exceptionally, Benin Echo may disclose billing informations to third parties for the secure processing of credit card transactions. When this is the case, you are informed and can object. Benin Echo may also disclose your email address to PayPal Pte. Ltd. for the secure processing of transactions that you decide to carry out by PayPal.

In addition, our Services can integrate several content management systems and data systems internally, some of which have public interfaces ranging from simple informations systems to social networks and forums. When you publish informations there, it can be visible to everyone.

Our Services are also enhanced with external functionalities that are integrated for accessibility, integration or ease of use. This may include, but is not limited to, the functionality of popular sites or services such as Facebook, Github, GitLab, Instagram, OAuth, PayPal, SoundCloud, Telegram, Twitter, Youtube. These features may collect informations about you through our site through forms, cookies or tracking pixels. These informations are subject to the privacy policies of the publishers of these sites or the providers of these external services.

However, non-personally identifiable informations about visitors may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising or other purposes.

We use Google Analytics, a service that transmits traffic data from our Services to Google. We use Dot Clic Stat, a service that transmits traffic data from our Services to Dot Clic. Neither Google nor Dot Clic identifies individual users and associates your IP address with any other data held by them. We use the reports provided by them to help us understand traffic and usage of our Services.

By using our Services, you consent to the processing of your personal data by Google in the manner described in Google's privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en) and for the purposes described above. By using our Services, you consent to the processing of your personal data by Dot Clic as described in Dot Clic's privacy policy (https://privacy.dotclic.com) and for the purposes described above. You can unsubscribe from Google Analytics and Dot Clic Stat if you disable or refuse their cookies or disable JavaScript. However, if you completely disable JavaScript, this will have a negative impact on some features of our Services.

Benin Echo uses the Dot Clic AdNet advertising network to manage the distribution of advertising banners within certain Services. Dot Clic AdNet is offered by Dot Clic, which can collect data to customize and measure interactions with advertising. This data is integrated with other Dot Clic Services in accordance with its privacy policy (https://privacy.dotclic.com).

Benin Echo does not sell or provide any informations about you to other companies or services but may use third party companies and trusted third parties to facilitate the provision of the Services, perform the Services on its behalf, provide additional services related to the Services or help analyze how our Services can be improved and secured. These third parties comply with these Privacy Policies and have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf in accordance with appropriate security and confidentiality measures. They are prohibited from disclosing or using them for any other purpose. Other persons and companies may also consult or reuse informations that you make public or that we make public in certain Services.

In addition, our Services may contain links to other sites of which we are not the author and of which we have no control over the content, management or privacy policies. If you click on one of these links, you will be redirected to these sites. If so, we recommend that you review the privacy policies of these sites.

How long does Benin Echo keep data about me?

Your account informations is kept as long as your account remains open. You may decide at any time to close your account, in which case, this data will be deleted after a period of time that is notified to you following your request to close your account. Non-personals informations related to your account and essential to the operation of the Services are anonymized in order to no longer identify you directly or to identify you by combining these informations with other informations not contained in your account. The deletion and anonymization period may not exceed thirty days.

Anonymous informations collected for statistical and audience measurement purposes does not contain personally identifiable informations and is retained as long as the Services continue to be provided. Benin Echo logs anonymous informations collected over a few weeks. In cases of security, attack, or risk of attack problems, server log data, because it does not contain any directly identifiable personals informations, may be retained for a longer period of time for analysis or prevention purposes.

Can I influence the use of the data collected about me?

Benin Echo does not take into account the header “Do Not Track ” issued by your browser but you can ask your browser to refuse all cookies from Benin Echo or to notify you when a cookie is sent. However, if you do not accept cookies from Benin Echo, you may not be able to use some features or Services. For example, we use Session Cookies to ensure that certain features of the Services work properly, Preferences Cookies to maintain your preferences between two sessions and Security Cookies to ensure that security is respected.

As for our promotional emails, you can stop receiving them by following the unsubscribe instructions included at the bottom of each of these emails.

Can I access the data collected about me?

You can view the informations collected about you at any time within your account.

You can also request to download a copy of your data.

Can I modify or delete the data collected about me?

You can modify or delete your personal data within your account. You can also close your account at any time. Your data is then deleted after a period of time that is notified to you following your request to close your account. Non-personals informations related or not to your account and essential to the operation of the Services are anonymized in order to no longer identify you directly or indirectly by combining these informations with other informations not contained in your account. It is our responsibility not to intentionally alter the informations you provide us about yourself and to keep it accurate with your contribution. Therefore, it is your responsibility to keep your informations up to date by modifying it in your account as soon as it changes elsewhere.

Benin Echo does it automate actions based on the data collected about me?

Benin Echo may impose certain limits on the use of the Services in order to limit or even prevent abuses and other unauthorized uses of the Services. When this is the case, these limitations are made possible by data that identifies your account and data that tracks your use of the Services.

In addition, to combat certain types of abuses such as Spamming, Benin Echo relies primarily on your email address and nickname to determine whether your use of the Services are legitimate. If you believe you have been wrongly designated as a spammer and treated as such, you can contact us to request that your rights be respected.

Do external sources provide Benin Echo with informations about me?

If you use derivative services based on our Services or if you are a customer or user of the services of one of our Agents, some of your informations may be provided to us directly or indirectly. these informations are subject to this Privacy Policy and will be treated exactly as such. We may also obtain additional informations about you, such as your membership, affiliation or contribution to a social network, through our agents or partners. In these cases, we only collect informations that is publicly available or provided by a third party in accordance with its terms of use.

Benin Echo does it collect informations about people under 18 years of age?

Our Services are only allowed to persons under 18 years of age with parental consent. If you are under 18 years of age, do not use, register or provide personals informations to our Services and Agents without the consent and authorization of a parent or guardian.

In addition, we do our best not to intentionally collect personals informations from children under 13 years of age. We do not allow users of our Services to target children under the age of 13. When this happens and we detect or are informed of that, we delete these informations without notice. If you believe that we may have collected personals informations about a child under 13 years of age or that you are a parent or guardian, please contact us as soon as possible. If you think that we may have accepted the registration of a person under 18 years of age or that you are a parent or guardian, please contact us as soon as possible.

Benin Echo does it protect the data collected about me?

We are continually improving the protection of your privacy. Therefore, all the means at our disposal are used to achieve this goal. All requests you send to the Services of Benin Echo and the subsequent responses are encrypted using SSL technology. The data that we receive is also stored on secure servers. Extremely sensitive informations such as your passwords are encrypted using modern techniques before they are even stored on the servers so that even we cannot access them in clear text. You alone, as the owner and guarantor of your password, may not make it public on the Services or anywhere else, nor disclose or share it with any third party.

The security of your data is our priority. However, please understand that no method of storing or transmitting data over the Internet is deemed to be permanently inviolable or irreproachably reliable. Although we use all available and recommended means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee perfect security. But if a security breach in our system affects data about you, we will inform you as soon as possible and will also inform you of the measures we have taken to prevent or remedy it in the future.

How can I contact Benin Echo regarding the data collected about me?

You can contact Benin Echo by sending email to policy@beninecho.com. We are at your disposal for any request of explanation or complaint related to this Privacy Policy.

How do I know when this policy changes?

We are committed to respecting your privacy. To this end, we regularly assess our compliance with this Privacy Policy, as it reflects our efforts to achieve this. As such, we are required to modify it from time to time to reflect reality and to keep it in line with all the measures we take to respect your data.

The latest current version of this policy is always available at policy.beninecho.com.

You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to it, take effect when they are published on policy.beninecho.com. We also notify you of changes to our Privacy Policies by placing a prominent notice on the home page of the site https://beninecho.com and update the effective date at the top of this page.


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