Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Statement

This is the main privacy policy for the Eswatini Observer Group of Newspapers and applies to any products of services of Eswatini Observer which you use on any of our platforms, including our website, mobile application, emails or any other technology or service you use to access our products and services.

This privacy policy describes how we handle the personal information we collect about you and receive from you. By using our platforms you agree to our collection and use of your information as set out in this privacy policy. By using this site, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Statement.

Information and News We Gather

We gather information that is necessary for us to provide you with our services. We only collect and use the minimum information we need in order to improve our services.

Information you give us

We collect your information through direct interactions with you and when you:

• Sign up for an account, or subscribe or register to access or use our services.
• Post comments or content on our Platforms.
• Buy one of our products or services.
• Contact us.
• Log information, including information on how, when and for how long you use our Platforms and other services, the content you view and search queries you submit.
• Information about the equipment you use to access or use our Platforms, including the type of device you are using, how you access our Platforms, your browser or operating system and your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

What we do with your information

We use the personal information we collect to:
• Market and advertise our platforms to other news, by gaining statistics of our website, social media platforms and mobile application.
• Send promotional materials and exciting news of what is happening around the world.
• Communicate with you regarding our Platforms and providing you with information, products or services.
• Notify you about changes to our Platforms, services and products, terms and conditions, privacy policy or notices, and any other changes that impact our Platforms, services and products.
• Send you information about competitions, products or services that may interest you.
• Make our Platforms more user friendly.
• Market our Platforms, products and services to you, subject to your right to refuse to receive direct marketing communications.

We do not sell your personal information to third parties for their marketing or any other purposes.

Third Party Links

Our Platforms contain links to and from websites, mobile applications or services of third parties and advertisers. Clicking on these links or enabling these connections may allow third parties to collect or share information about you. Please note, we do not control these third parties and are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other parties when you leave our Platforms. We advise you to read the privacy statements of every website you visit which collects personal information.
Our website contains links to other web sites belonging to third parties. We do not control the privacy practices of these other sites. You should therefore ensure, when you leave our site that you have read that third party site’s privacy notice.

Breach of Rules

Should we consider you to be in breach of any of our rules, then we may, without prejudice to any other rights which we may have under the Terms or in law,

• remove Content which we may deem inappropriate or unsuitable for our Platforms or Services without notification to you;
• give you a warning;
• without notice, stop or suspend your subscription to or use of any or all Services; and/or
• comply with such obligations as may be imposed on us by law.