Privacy Policy

We want you to understand how and why iKon collects, uses, and shares information about you when you use our website, or when you otherwise interact with us or receive communication from us in regards to iKon initiative. 

This Privacy Policy applies to all of our iKon ecosystems including Social media, website, and mainstream media  which maintains a separate privacy notice that incorporates this Privacy Policy by reference.

Key Information

  • Personal Data – any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • Processing – any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data.
  • Data subject – a natural person whose Personal Data is being Processed.
  • Child – a natural person under 18 years of age.

What We Collect

We collect information you provide to us directly when you use the website. This includes:

Account information.  To create an account, you must provide a username and password. Your username is private, and it doesn’t have to be related to your real name. You may provide an email address, location address, date of birth, passport or national identity card number and your billing address. We also store your user account preferences and settings.

Content you submit.  We collect the content you submit to the website. This includes your posts or submissions to the various  nomination forms. 

Actions you take.  We collect information about the actions you take when using the website. This includes the journey taken on the website through tracking cookies on the pages visited. 

Transactional information.  If you buy products or services from us (e.g., masterclasses), we will collect certain information from you including your name, address, email address, billing address, and information about the product or service you are buying. 

Payments are processed by third-party payment processors (e.g., Mobile Money, visa debit or credit and paypal etc ), so please refer to the applicable processor’s terms and privacy policy for more information about how payment information is processed and stored.

Other information.  You may choose to provide other information directly to us. For example, we may collect information when you fill out a form, participate in iKon activities or promotions, request customer support or otherwise communicate with us.

Information We Collect Automatically

When you access or use our services[Website or Mobile App], we will automatically collect information about you. This includes:

Log and usage data.  We collect information when you access and use our services. This includes your IP address, user-agent string, browser type, operating system, referral URLs, device information (e.g., device IDs), pages visited, links clicked, the requested URL, hardware settings, and search terms.

Information collected from cookies and similar technologies.  We may receive information from cookies, which are pieces of data your browser stores and sends back to us when making requests, and similar technologies. We use this information to improve your experience, understand user activity, personalize content and advertisements, and improve the quality of our Services.

Location information.  We may receive and process information about your location. For example, with your consent, we may collect information about the specific location of your mobile device (for example, by using GPS or Bluetooth). We may also receive location information from you when you choose to share such information on our Services, including by associating your content with a location, or we may derive your approximate location from other information about you, including your IP address.

How We Will Use Information About You

We will use information about you to:

  • Provide, maintain, and improve the Services;
  • Research and develop new services;
  • Help protect the safety of iKon initiative and our users, which includes blocking suspected spammers, addressing abuse, and enforcing the Reddit user agreement and our other policies;
  • Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, and other support and administrative messages;
  • Provide customer service;
  • Communicate with you about products, services, offers, promotions, and events, and provide other news and information we think will be of interest to you.
  • Monitor and analyze trends, usage, and activities in connection with our Services; and
  • Personalize the Services and provide advertisements, content and features that match user profiles or interests.

Our Data Protection Principles

In adherence to the DATA PROTECTION AND PRIVACY ACT 2019, iKon shall be guided by the following principles:

  1. Accountability to the data subject
  2. Fairness and lawfulness
  3. Adequacy and relevance of data
  4. Use of data as authorised by law
  5. Ensuring quality of information collected, processed and held
  6. Transparency and participation of data subject
  7. Ensuring safety and security of data

iKon may only deal with the collected data with the consent of the data subject considering the following exceptions:

  1. Where the data disclosure  is required by law
  2. Where the collection of data is necessary for public use
  3. For national security
  4. For prevention, detection, investigation, prosecution or punishment of an offence or breach of law
  5. For performance of a contract where the data subject is a party
  6. For medical purposes

How Information About You Is Shared

When you use the Services, certain information may be shared with other users and the public. For example:

When you submit content (such as a post or comment or public chat) to the website, any visitors to and users of our website will be able to see that content, the username associated with the content, and the date and time you originally submitted the content. 

We offer social sharing features that let you share content or actions you take on our website and mobile app  with other media. Your use of these features enables the sharing of certain information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the third party that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of third parties that provide these social sharing features (e.g., Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter).

Otherwise, we do not share, sell, or give away your personal information to third parties unless one of the following circumstances applies.

Otherwise, we do not share, sell, or give away your personal information to third parties unless one of the following circumstances applies:

With linked services.  If you link your iKon account with a third-party service, iKon will share the information you authorize with that third-party service. 

With our partners.  We may share information with donors, consultants, and other service providers (but not with advertisers and ad partners) who need access to such information to carry out work for us. The partner’s use of personal data will be subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

To comply with the law.  We may share information in response to a request for information if we believe the disclosure is in accordance with, or required by any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, including, but not limited to, meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. To the extent the law allows it, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice before disclosing your information in response to such a request. Our Transparency Report has additional information about how we respond to government requests.

In an emergency.  We may share information if we believe it's necessary to prevent imminent and serious bodily harm to a person.

To enforce our policies and rights.  We may share information if we believe your actions are inconsistent with our user agreements, rules, or other iKon policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of ourselves and others.

With our affiliates.  We may share information between and among iKon, and any of our parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and other companies under common control and ownership example Reach A Hand Uganda

With your consent.  We may share information about you with your consent or at your discretion..

Aggregated or de-identified information.  We may share information about you that has been aggregated or anonymized such that it cannot reasonably be used to identify you. For example, we may show the total number of times a post has been upvoted without identifying who the visitors were.