Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is

Computers 4 Africa, 4 Priory Park, Mills Road, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7PP

Tel: 03000 11 22 33


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Computers 4 Africa will not collect any personal information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are your name, your land line or mobile telephone number, your postal address, your email address and your occupation.


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 anonymised 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: 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 to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Any information collected in person, over the telephone, by e-mail or via contact forms on the Computers 4 Africa website will only be used to send you the information you have requested, to arrange collection or delivery of goods or to provide other information that may be useful to you.


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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 also set up several cookies to save your login information and your 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Computers 4 Africa does not sell or share any information about individuals or companies with third parties for unsolicited marketing or any other purposes.

How long we retain your data

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

For users that 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 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your data or you wish to have your data amended or deleted you conatct us at

What data breach procedures we have in place

In the event of an emergency incident or security breach it is the responsibility of all Computers 4 Africa staff, sub-contractors and agents acting on behalf of Computers 4 Africa to comply with Computers 4 Africas emergency incident procedure, reporting any incident, threat of an incident or an incident that almost happened, but, was averted to the designated manager as soon as is safely possible:

  • Members of staff discovering the incident/threat/breach must report it immediately to a member of Computers 4 Africa senior management team and complete the incident report register.
  • If the incident occurs off site or during transit, contact must be made with a member of the senior management team via telephone immediately (ensuring it is safe to make a call, do not use the phone while driving).
  • Affected Operations/Activity should be halted until it is deemed safe to restart.
  • An investigation into how the incident, threat occurred shall be undertaken by a designated manager.
  • An action plan including communications with any customers or stakeholders affected by the breach should be produced and implementation commenced within 24 hours or as soon as is practically possible.
  • A non-compliance incident report must be completed in the non-compliance register.
  • Once the designated director is satisfied that the incident has been correctly categorised, resolved or there is a plan and controls in place to resolve it and the emergency/security breach or threat is removed, authorisation from the designated manager must be provided before affected operations can be reinstated.
  • All incidents/emergencies/security breaches must be reported to Computers 4 Africa management team and added to relevant risk assessments as appropriate

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