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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Thank you for visiting the Prosper Africa website. Our website address is: https://prosperafrica.dfc.gov.

Your privacy and security are very important to us. 

What personal data we collect

Please be aware that Prosper Africa does not collect personal information when you visit our website, unless you choose to provide that information. However, we do collect some technical information about your visit to https://prosperafrica.dfc.gov. When you visit https://prosperafrica.dfc.gov, we may store some or all of the following

  • the IP address from which you accessed our site;
  • the date and time;
  • the URL of the website from which you linked to our site;
  • the name of the file or words you searched for;
  • the pages you visited on our site;
  • the items clicked on a page;
  • the browser and operating system used.

We do not collect or track any personal information through these processes. We use this information, in the aggregate, to make our website more useful to visitors – to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology used, to detect operational problems, and to improve the website’s overall security.

What information you provide

You may choose to provide your contact information to Prosper Africa in order to receive information such as our newsletter or to participate in an online collaboration forum.

We will only use your personal information for the purpose for which it was provided, such as to respond to your message or to provide subscriptions you have chosen. In certain instances, your comment or suggestion may be forwarded to other U.S. Government agencies or departments if they are in the best position to respond to your message.

Our newsletter is sent using a third-party email distribution system. The email privacy policy will be available to you at the time you sign up for the newsletter. A link will be provided at the bottom of each newsletter with instructions on how to unsubscribe.

When you voluntarily submit information, it constitutes your consent to the use of the information for the purpose stated. 

Cookies

Our website uses single-session cookies to serve technical purposes, like providing seamless navigation through our site. These cookies do not permanently record data, and they are not stored on your computer’s hard drive. These session cookies are only available during an active browser session. When you close your browser, the session cookie disappears.

We also use multi-session cookies to help us understand how people use the site, and how we can make it better. Traffic statistics are collected anonymously and aggregated, and no information is traceable to any specific individual. We do not collect personally identifiable information (PII) such as social security numbers or date or place of birth.

Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information. You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings of your browser. For Opt-out instructions relating to cookies, please visit: http://www.usa.gov/optout_instructions.shtml.

Embedded third-party content

Prosper Africa makes use of third-party embeddable content and applications (widgets). When content is embedded from a third-party provider, we will clearly label the source of the content. Embedded videos may set a cookie when they are played.

Disclaimers

Information presented on this website is considered public information and may be distributed or copied freely unless identified as being subject to copyright protection. In return, we request only that Prosper Africa be cited as the source of any information, photos, and images copied from this site and that any photo credits or bylines be similarly credited to the photographer or author.

The information posted on our website includes links to information created and maintained by other organizations. When users select a link to an outside website, they are leaving https://prosperafrica.dfc.gov and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the outside website

Site management

The Prosper Africa Executive Secretariat manages the overall content, design, and organization of this website and coordinates the release of Prosper Africa information on the internet.

For more information

If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact Prosper Africa.