Who we are

Our website address is https://www.away.africa. This is our privacy policy. The confidentiality and privacy of our visitors are paramount to us. This privacy policy serves as a comprehensive guide, detailing the kinds of personal information we gather through our website, as well as how we utilize and safeguard that information.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


We utilize cookies for the purpose of capturing information about your preferences as a visitor. Additionally, we track which pages you engage with and adapt the content of our website according to the type of browser you use or other data you provide through your browser. For an in-depth understanding of cookies, refer to HTTP Cookie on Wikipedia.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set up several cookies to save your login information and screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

For an in-depth understanding of cookies and guidance on how to disable them, you can refer to the resources available at All About Cookies.

Advertising Partners

Our advertising collaborators may deploy cookies on our website. For a comprehensive understanding of how ads are personalized based on your online interactions, you can refer to this Wikipedia article on Targeted Advertising.

Lack of Cookies and Website Functionality

If you choose not to enable cookies, you might miss out on the complete range of content and functionalities our Website offers. It’s important to note that disabling cookies won’t eliminate ads; you’ll simply see generic, non-targeted ads when browsing our site.

Data Collected for Personalized Ads

When delivering personalized advertisements, our Website utilizes cookies to gather the subsequent information:

  • IP Address
  • Type of Operating System
  • Version of Operating System
  • Device Category
  • Website Language
  • Browser Type
  • Email (encrypted format)

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who do we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights do you have over your data?

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-In and Opt-Out Options

For further details on this data collection practice and to understand your options for opting in or out, we recommend visiting the National Advertising Initiative opt-out page. Additional information on interest-based advertising can be found on the Digital Advertising Alliance website and the Network Advertising Initiative website.

To opt out in the context of mobile applications, you can download the Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app. Alternatively, you can utilize the settings on your mobile device to manage your preferences. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Should you have further questions or require clarification, feel free to contact us directly.

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