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Privacy and cookie statement

We respect the privacy of visitors of www.ghanaweb.com and ensure that personal information you provide is treated confidentially. Processing of the personal data takes place in a manner that is in accordance with the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act. With the following statement we want to make clear how we are committed to the security and reliability of our website, and clarify how we use the personal data of our customers.

1. Personal data

Personal data are the data that you can make available to us when you visit ghanaweb.com. On some sections we can ask for address, e mail address and telephone numbers. In addition, when visiting www.ghanaweb.com, other data are also automatically available, such as your IP address, information about the internet site from which you have opened our website or about the internet browser you use (technical information).

2. Use of personal data

We will only collect, process and use the personal data you have made available to us by visiting ghanaweb.com for purposes within the framework of the applicable data protection laws. Your personal details will be stored and used by us to make the visit to www.ghanaweb.com as pleasant as possible.

For services such as newsletters or contact forms, we need information such as name, address or e mail address. This is different on a case by case basis.

Technical information required for the presentation of www.ghanaweb.com on your computer is stored anonymously by us and used for statistical analyzes and to make our website as attractive as possible. Moreover, we use this information anonymously, so not related to your person, so that we can continually improve.

3. Cookies

For the best possible effect our website uses cookies, scripts, tags and beacons (hereinafter referred to as 'cookies'). For example, cookies ensure that your country settings are remembered, which the website needs to work. Furthermore, some cookies help to show ads relevant to you.

Cookies are stored on your computer and can be deleted at any time. After deleting cookies, you may have to reset your preferences. Cookies are completely secure, and do not store e mail addresses or telephone numbers.

At the first visit of www.ghanaweb.com you can indicate via the cookie setting whether you accept cookies or if you want to change the settings for cookies.

4. Explanation about the cookies used on this website

We find it important that you know which cookies our website ghanaweb.com uses and for what purposes they are used. We want to guarantee both your privacy and the user friendliness of our website as much as possible. Below you can read more about the cookies that are used by and on our website and for what purposes.

4.1. Functional cookies

Functional cookies ensure that our website functions properly and allow us to improve the services we offer.
Our website uses cookies for:

  • saving settings for optimal video display, such as the desired buffer size and the resolution data of your screen.
  • reading out your browser settings in order to show our website optimally on your screen.
  • the uniform loading of the website, so that the site remains accessible.
  • remembering that you have logged in to any secure areas of our website.
  • allowing you to enter key information once and transfer that information to other pages without having to re enter it.
  • allowing you to set preferences that retain across visits to our website.

4.2. Statistics

To determine which parts of GhanaWeb.com are most interesting to our visitors, we continuously measure how many visitors come to our website and what is viewed the most. For this we use Chartbeat and Alexa. We do not trace the recorded information to persons and are only used by us for statistical insight.
The recorded information is used for:

  • tracking the number of visitors on our web pages.
  • tracking the amount of time each visitor spends on our web pages.
  • determining the order in which a visitor visits the various pages of our website.
  • assessing which parts of our site need adjustment.
  • optimizing the website.

4.3. Cookies from third parties

For the cookies that third parties place for social media applications and Ads on GhanaWeb.com, we refer to the statements that these parties provide on their own websites. These statements can change regularly. GhanaWeb has no influence on this. The names of the parties behind these cookies can be found below. One way to control opt in or opt out of 3rd party networks is via optout.networkadvertising.org .

Aarki Adacado Adara Media AdClear
ADEX Adform Adikteev AdLedge
Adloox Adludio AdMaxim Admedo
Admetrics Adobe Advertising Cloud AdRoll, Inc. AdTriba
advanced STORE GmbH Adventori advolution.control affilinet
Akamai Amazon Amobee Analights
AppLovin Corp. AppNexus Arrivalist AudienceProject
Aunica Avocet Batch Media BDSK Handels GmbH & Co. KG
Beeswax Betgenius Bidswitch Blismedia
Bombora Booking.com C3 Metrics Cablato
Celtra Centro Cint Clinch
Cloud Technologies Cloudflare Commanders Act comScore
Conversant/CJ Affiliate Crimtan Criteo CUBED
DataXu Delta Projects Demandbase DENTSU
Dentsu Aegis Network Digiseg DMA Institute DoubleVerify
Dstillery DTS EASYmedia eBay
ebuilders Effinity emetriq Ensighten
Essens ESV Evidon Exactag
Exponential Facebook Flashtalking Fractional Media
FUSIO BY S4M Gemius GfK GP One
gskinner Haensel AMS Havas Media France - DBi hurra.com
IBM Ignition One Impact Index Exchange
Infectious Media Innovid Integral Ad Science intelliAd
Interpublic Group Jivox Kantar Kochava
LifeStreet Liftoff LiveRamp Localsensor
LoopMe Lotame Macromill group MainADV
Manage.com Marketing Science Consulting Group, Inc. MBR Targeting Gmbh MediaMath
Meetrics MindTake Research Mobitrans Mobpro
Moloco Ads MSI-ACI Nano Interactive Navegg
Neodata Group NEORY GmbH Netflix Netquest
Neuralone Neustar Nielsen Nordic Factory Solutions AB
numberly Oath Objective Partners Omnicom Media Group
On Device Research OneTag OpenX Technologies Optomaton
Oracle Data Cloud OTTO Outbrain PERMODO
Pixalate Platform161 PMG Protected Media
Publicis Groupe PubGalaxy PubMatic PulsePoint
Quantcast Rackspace Rakuten Marketing Refined Labs
Relay42 Remerge Resonate RevJet
RhythmOne LLC RN SSI Group Roq.ad RTB House
Rubicon Project Salesforce DMP Scenestealer Scoota
Seenthis Semasio GmbH SFR Sift Media
Simpli.fi Sizmek Smaato Smadex
Smart Smartology Sociomantic Sojern
Sovrn Spotad SpotX TabMo
Taboola TACTICâ„¢ Real-Time Marketing Teads.TV TEEMO
The Trade Desk Tradedoubler travel audience – An Amadeus Company TreSensa
TripleLift True Ultimate Standards Everywhere Inc. TruEffect Turbobytes
UDG usemax (Emego GmbH) Videology Vimeo
Virtual Minds Vodafone GmbH Waystack Weborama
White Ops Widespace WPP Yieldr
ZMS Facebook Twitter

4.4. Unforeseen cookies

Because of the way our website works, it is possible that we do not have insight in all the cases that cookies are posted on GhanaWeb.com. This can occur, for example, in the event that so called embedded elements (texts, images, films and / or documents stored with another party) are used.

5. Access and change your data

You have legal rights to information about the personal data stored with us and the correction, deletion and blocking of this personal data.

You can block the use of your data for advertising purposes at any time and withdraw your consent for future use of your data. You can start the blocking via the cookie setting.

6. Links on internet pages of other companies

Our website contains links to internet sites of other companies. We are not responsible for the data protection measures of other internet sites. Information about the data protection of these companies can be found on these websites.

7. Questions about data protection

If you have any questions about the data protection or if you wish to make use of rights or claims regarding your personal data, please contact : contact@ghanaweb.com.

8. Disclaimer

This statement will change from time to time, for example because our website or the legislation is being modified. We may change the content of this statement at any time without prior notice. This statement was last modified on 25-05-2018.