Built By Mwangi’s privacy policy and disclaimer was last updated and posted on October 11, 2020. It governs the privacy and governing terms of our website, located at mwangi.co.ke.

Information we collect and store

When you visit the Site, we automatically collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies that are installed on your device. Additionally, as you browse the Site, we collect information about the individual web pages or products that you view, what websites or search terms referred you to the Site, and information about how you interact with the Site. we refer to this automatically-collected information as “Device Information.”

Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through the Site, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including but not limited to credit card numbers, debit numbers, MPesa phone number) email address, and customer phone number. We refer to this information as “Order Information.”

When we talk about “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to both Device Information and Order Information.

We use the Order Information that we collect generally to fulfill any orders placed through the Site (including processing your payment information, arranging for shipping, and providing you with invoices and/or order confirmations). Additionally, we use this Order Information to communicate with you; screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.

We use the Device Information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the Site, and to assess the success of our website changes, marketing and advertising campaigns).

We share your Personal Information with third parties to help us use your Personal Information, as described above. For example, we use various shipping companies to deliver items purchased from our online stores thus share your shipping address with them. We also use Google Analytics to help us understand how our clients use the Site–you can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Finally, we may also share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful requests for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Do Not Track, Data Retention & Your Rights

Please note that we do not alter our Services’ data collection and we use the correct practices when we encounter a Do Not Track signal from your device.

You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to ask that your personal information be corrected, updated, or deleted. If you would like to exercise this right, please contact us through the contact information above or the contact form.

When you interact with the Services, we will maintain your personal information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.

Contests

We run contests on Built By Mwangi in partnership with sponsors. To participate in these contests, it requires signing up with email. These emails could be shared with the advertiser solely for their purpose of contacting you directly.

Cookies

A ‘Cookie’ is a ‘Non-Personal Information’ that is not personally identifiable to you and that we automatically collect when you access our website with a web browser. It is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows mwangi.co.ke to recognize you each time you visit or login to this site. Built By Mwangi does not use cookies to store visitor’s information. Third party services such as Google Adsense and Google Analytics store cookies to track visitors and for better ad management. For any concern with a third party, please contact them directly.

External Links

Built By Mwangi does provide links to other websites that are not under our direct control. Once you have left Built By Mwangi and landed on another site, then it’s their privacy policy that comes into effect. We won’t be able to control a user’s privacy on another site. We cannot also be held liable/accountable for any loss/damage occurring as a result of activity on another website.

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

Affiliates

Built By Mwangi uses Amazon associates program for promoting products from Amazon through affiliate links. Whenever a user buys a product from those links, we earn commission. However, we only recommend relevant products that have high ratings and positive reviews.

Starting September 2019, Built By Mwangi started using VigLink’s affiliate program which converts external links to affiliate links. Whenever a user makes purchase using such link, we earn a small compensation. However, very much like the case of Amazon associates, we only recommend relevant and useful products for readers. If you would like to opt out from VigLink, click here.

In June 2020, Built By Mwangi started using Flipkart’s affiliate program.

Privacy Policy Updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. You should review this Privacy Policy frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we may notify you on our Website, by a blog post, by email, or by any method we determine. The method we chose is at our sole discretion. We will also change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes we make to our privacy policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies.

Questions About This Privacy Notice

If you have any questions about our privacy practices or this policy, please contact us.