Privacy Policy

The African Exponent Privacy Statement

The African Exponent is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of all its users. 

The African Exponent gathers information from users in two main ways: 

  • Personal information: generally gathered from surveys, registration on the site, or other services we provide.
  • Non-personal information: generally gathered through technology such as cookies and is collected by The African Exponent and other third parties.


Information that we ask that identifies the user, either from our surveys or sign up forms is solely used to ensure that we optimize our operations and continue providing you with relevant reliable news. We will not share such information with a third party without prior approval from you.


Registration for The African Exponent services may require you to provide personal information such email address, and demographic information to register. You may link your profile to Facebook and Google accounts. This gives such services permission to send us certain information from your social media accounts and you authorize us to collect, store and use what they send us in accordance with the Privacy Policies stipulated here. You may unlink your social media accounts or control what they share from their privacy controls.


We offer you opportunities to engage in public and broader audience through comments on The African exponent articles. The African Exponent may use information that you disclose to the public online and offline for promotional or commercial uses. You should be aware that information on these platforms can be collected by other third party users. Therefore, when commenting on articles we encourage you not to share any personal information such as email addresses and phone numbers. Should you voluntarily choose to share this information in public platforms, The African Exponent will not take any responsibility from the use of such information by a third party. 


The African Exponent may collect personal information from you in connection with voluntary surveys conducted through The African Exponent services. Information may be collected through The African Exponent services, on the phone, through the mail and directly on the site.  The information gathered may be shared in aggregate with advertisers and partners unless we notify you otherwise.


The African Exponent uses IP addresses to analyze and administer this site. The IP addresses track individual computers and do not contain personal information and data. In order to describe our services better to prospective advertisers, partners, and other stakeholders, we may disclose aggregated user information. The African Exponent will ensure that it only shares information that does not identify the individuals.


Cookies are a kind of short-term memory for the web.  They are stored in your browser and enable a site to 'remember' little bits of information between pages or visits. Cookies enable a server to recognize you each time you visit The African Exponent site. They are essential to provide personalized services, like showing news that is relevant to the user either based on location or previously read articles.

Cookies do not contain any personal information, nor does The African Exponent use cookies to collect personal information. In addition to recognizing users, our cookies may sometimes be used to track which parts of our site you have used to better serve you when you return. We share this information with our various partners who might combine it with information they have collected about you. Some of such third party partners are advertisers, who may use cookies to determine or control how many times you see their ads or to customize the ads you are presented, this customization is based on your prior visits to The African Exponent or other websites. 

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You can deactivate cookies at any time.

Device Information

The African Exponent may collect non-personal information about the device you use to access our site. This information includes IP addresses, geolocation, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language and other transactional information.