Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the (“Community”). This privacy policy applies to the Community and all products and services offered by Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF).

Who we are

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), is a non-profit women economic empowerment organisation. We respect your privacy and we are committed to protecting it through this Privacy Policy. Our website address is: and the AWIEF Community is found at: 

Personal identification information

We collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our Community, fill out a contact form and complete their profile, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Community. Users may be asked for, name, email address, phone number. Users may, however, visit the public page (homepage) of our Community anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personal identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Community related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Community. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users’ means of connection to our Community, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Community may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their computer hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Community may not function properly.

How we use collected information

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

To improve customer service – Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

To improve our Community – We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

To process payments – We may use the information you provide about yourself when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.

To send periodic emails – We use the email address to send you information and updates pertaining to your order. It is also used to respond to your inquiries, questions, or to inform you about an upcoming event or other business opportunities. 

To generate aggregate and non- identifying information about how Users use the Community and their needs and characteristics.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Community. We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which they were collected or to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Community or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Community that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Community. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Community, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Community, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Community. Your continued use of the community following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this community, or your dealings with this community, please contact us at or call us on +27 21 826 8878.  

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly respond and resolve any problem or question.

This document was last updated on June 30, 2021