Sahel collects information when you request copies of publications, subscribe for our email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities, databases, or register for conferences and other Sahel-sponsored events. If you do not provide such information, you will not be able to request copies of publications, subscribe for email newsletters and press releases, seek additional information regarding our services or employment opportunities.
We collect the following personal information through our interactions with online users and farmers (through the traditional medium):
- Email address
- Contact phone number
- Farm hectarage
- Farm GPS location
- And other information peculiar to project surveys and studies undertaken by Sahel.
We collect farmers information via offline mediums like the use of custom surveys, key informant and focus group discussions. We do not intentionally collect or retrieve any personal sensitive information. We explicitly ask that you do not share with us such sensitive personal information.
Information and data collected via offline mediums are peculiar to the project/study for which the data is being collected. Hence, data collected therein are used with respect to such project/study and shared with project partners accordingly. In this case, information shared is collected with full consent from recipients and not traded for profits in any way to the best of our knowledge.
Third parties we share some information we receive include:
- Our project partners and affiliates
- Our third-party service providers who process information on our behalf to help run some of our business internal processes including information collection, newsletter distribution, IT services, marketing and other event services.
- Law enforcement bodies to comply with any legal obligation or court order.
Sahel understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in their online interactions. However, Sahel does not intentionally collect or keep personal information of children under the age of 13.
Our digital infrastructure is secured with SSL security protocols that ensures end-to-end encryption between data input interface and our receiving servers. Information lost or stolen in-between data transmission is completely out of our control and we take no liability for data lost or stolen to such malicious or unintentional activity. Sahel has in place appropriate technological and operational security processes (through third-party service providers) designed to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, alteration or destruction. Only authorized employees and contractors will have access to any data provided by you, and that access is limited by need. Each employee or contractor having access to any personally-identifiable information is obligated to maintain its confidentiality.
Sahel complies with all applicable privacy laws and regulations. Sahel may be compelled to surrender personal user or customer information to legal authorities if presented with a court subpoena or similar legal or administrative order, or as required or permitted by the laws, rules, and regulations of any nation, state or other applicable jurisdiction. Also, in the event of a violation of the terms and conditions of use of the Site or a violation of any restrictions on the use of materials provided on or through the Site or our offline data collection mechanisms, we may disclose personal user information to our affected business partners or legal authorities.
Our data system retains information collected using verified third-party data storage services. In this case, the information stored in these infrastructures is protected via the policies of the third-party company. Sahel retains your personal information for so long as is necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. We may retain your personal information for longer if they may be the subject of a legal claim or may otherwise be relevant for future litigation.