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Website Privacy Statement –

Minerals Africa Development Institution (MADI or Limited owns and maintains Internet domain including this Website and its content. The domain name and web-hosting is provided by This statement describes Website privacy practices.

What Information is collected?

You may be asked at various times to provide data such as your name, e-mail address and phone number (the “Registered Personal Information (RPI) “), as well as information about what you like or do not like about our Website. We use RPI online primarily to make it easier for you to use the Website, to allow us to improve our website and our services, and for us to communicate with you.

Our data collection policies are intended to allow you to choose how much RPI to provide to us. Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:

Anonymous Information refers to information that cannot easily be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that 10,000 people visit this Privacy Statement page today, but we do not necessarily know their names, where they live, or their date of birth.

Registered Personal Information (RPI) tells us who you are. We may need this information to provide personalized or enhanced service that you request. While we hope that you will find it beneficial to judiciously provide RPI so that we can provide the best practical service to you, the amount of RPI that you choose to disclose is a decision you make.

When you surf the Internet, your Internet browser automatically transmits some information to our organization every time you access our Website. Examples of such information include the URL of the Web page you were just on (known as the “Refer”), the IP (or Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using, and the browser version you are using to access our site. Some of this information may be collected by to help us improve our Website and our services. For instance, we may use this information to ensure the content you request is presented in the best format.

To activate some of the features available within the Website, we may assign “cookies” to your Internet browser. On our system, a cookie is a small text file that contains a unique identification number stored on your computer. This unique identification number automatically identifies your browser to our server computers when you interact with our Website. When you agree to provide your RPI directly to us, we may assign cookies that identify you, personally, to our servers.

Who is Collecting the Information? 

The data you provide is collected by our Institution. Some areas of our Website read data that creates, or has created, an Anonymous Profile. Other areas require you to register or login before you can access an area of the Website. These areas read and store RPI that specifically identifies you to our servers.

Anonymous Profile Information and its Use

We try to pay attention to what our users use and do not use on our Website, and we modify our content appropriately. Many of the pages in our Website collect Anonymous Profile Information. The creation of an anonymous profile allows us to identify the information that users find most useful. We may use these anonymous profiles to improve our Website’s content and format, and our company’s services. This is essential to our ability to provide high quality content to you.

How will the Registered Person Information (RPI) be Used? 

Our Website may require that you provide Registered Personal Information (RPI) to use a Website pages and features. We may use this information for internal research regarding the use of our Website and to facilitate the feature you choose to use.

To the extent possible, we indicate the informational fields that are required to use a feature we offer. You have the option of not providing this information to us by choosing to not use the related feature of our Website.

If you correspond with us through letters or email messages, we may store such correspondence with whatever other information you have provided to us. By submitting such correspondence, you agree that we may use your information and contact you in response.

In addition to the uses described in this section, our organization will use the RPI you provide to us and information we collect about your use of our Website to improve access to our Website, improve the content and organization of our Website, resolve disputes, and correct technical problems with the Website.

How do we Handle that Information? 

MADI retains Registered Personal Information you submit to us, only for our use and that of our affiliated partners. We do not sell your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties. But although we use industry standard hardware and software designed to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee and you should not expect that the Personally Identifiable Information you submit to us will always remain confidential.

We encourage all users to read the privacy statements of each and every Website.

What Choices are Available regarding Collection, Use and Distribution of the Information? 

We encourage you to share information only with those websites that provide true value to you in exchange for your information and that commit to privacy practices that are acceptable to you. We believe that website provide such value, but it is ultimately your choice to share RPI with our organization.

While we do not sell any RPI you submit to our Website to any other parties, our organization reserves the right to use such information for any lawful purpose, including but not limited to marketing, performance monitoring and statistical analysis.

MADI reserves the right to update this statement. When we do, we will place a notice on our Website. We encourage you 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 statement periodically and become aware of modifications. By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this privacy statement. If you do not agree, you are not permitted to use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

MADI also reserves the right to send registration confirmations, Service Alerts and similar messages to our users to inform them of specific changes that may impact their ability to use our Website, regardless of such users’ e-mail contact opt-in status. We retain these rights because we may need the right to contact you as a matter of law or regarding matters that may be important to you.

Questions and Comments

Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be submitted via e-mail to If we have not responded to your inquiry in a timely manner or your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact us at +1 613 882 7709, and request to speak with our webmaster.

Updated: October 2020

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