Elective Africa Privacy Policy


Elective Africa respects your privacy. This Privacy Policy describes Elective Africa’s practices and procedures regarding the protection, collection, storage and use of personal information we receive from users of the Elective Africa website. This Privacy Policy applies only to information that you provide to us through the website. Our Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, and we will notify you of any material changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on the website.


1. The Information Elective Africa collects

In the course of using the Elective Africa website, you may provide us specific personal information ('Personal Information'). This refers to information about you that can be used to contact or identify you, and information on your use of and activities at the Elective Africa website that is connected with you.

Personal Information that we collect may include but is not limited to, your name, phone number, email address and postal addresses. Personal Information may also include information you supply to us concerning your preferences and interests expressed in the course of use of the website. 

When you visit the Elective Africa website, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends. We use standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. This information may include but is not limited to, your computer's Internet Protocol address and browser type. Like many websites, we may also use 'cookies' to collect information. A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We may use 'persistent cookies' to save your registration ID and login password for future logins to the Elective Africa website, and we use 'session ID cookies' to enable certain features of the Elective Africa website. 

You can instruct your browser, by changing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit. If you do not accept cookies, however, you may not be able to use all portions of the Elective Africa website or all functionality of our services.

2. How Elective Africa uses the Information

Personal Information is or may be used for the following purposes: 

(i) To provide and improve the Elective Africa website, services, feature, and content, 

(ii) To administer your use of the Elective Africa website, 

(iii) To enable you to enjoy and easily navigate the Elective Africa website, 

(iv) To better understand your needs and interests, 

(v) To fulfill requests you may make, 

(vi) To personalize your experience, and 

(vii) To provide you with further information and offers from us that we believe you may find useful or interesting, including newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information on services and products offered by us or third parties. 

Elective Africa will not provide you with this information unless you 'opt-in' to receive it. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive any such communications, please instruct us accordingly.  

If you voluntarily sign up for a MyElective account and provide Elective Africa with Personal Information, we will store and protect User Data within our database, from your session to make higher quality travel recommendations based on your interests for as long as you are logged in. To delete your MyElective account and all associated data that is personally identifiable, please contact info@electiveafrica.com

 If you voluntarily provide Personal Information to us through any forms, tools, or services on our Site, your User Data and Personal Information will be collected and stored in our database. To delete the Personal Information you’ve voluntarily shared with us via any form, tool, or service on our Site or withdraw your consent, please contact info@electiveafrica.com

 We use information we obtain by technical means for the above purposes and:

  • In order to monitor and analyze the aggregate use of the Elective Africa website and our services, 
  • For the Elective Africa website's technical administration, 
  • To increase the functionality and user-friendliness of the Elective Africa website,
  • To better tailor it to your needs, to generate and derive useful data and information concerning the interests, and
  • Characteristics and website use behavior of our users. 

As per our Terms of Service, Elective Africa may choose to identify as an Elective Africa customer in client lists and Elective Africa may use your name, company and/or logo for this purpose in its marketing materials and press releases. You may opt-out of having your name, company and/or logo identified by emailing: info@electiveafrica.com.

 3. How we Collect Data

(i) Inquiry Form & Application Form

If you voluntarily use the Elective Africa Inquiry Form and Application Form, your Personal Information will be collected and stored in our database and reviewed by our Placement Advisors to answer your inquiry and give recommendations accordingly based on your interest.

(ii) Chat Platform

If you voluntarily use our Chat Platform on the website, your personal information will be collected and stored in our database and reviewed by our placement advisors to answer your inquiry.

(iii) MyElective Tool

If you voluntarily create a MyElective Account on our Site, your Personal Information will be collected and stored in our database indefinitely, unless you otherwise communicate to us and request for your personal information to be deleted. 

By checking the Consent Checkbox, you willingly give Elective Africa consent to collect and store your Personal Information and share it with our internal team in order to provide you with more accurate recommendations or improve our services. 

We will not share the Personal Information associated with your

MyElective Account directly to any third parties or outside entities unless you provide us with written consent via email to do. If you wish to delete your MyElective Account from our database or withdraw your consent, please contact info@electiveafrica.com

4. Use of Participants Images

By applying to Elective Africa program, you agree that Elective Africa may take pictures during your program participation, which may be used for promotional purposes, including but not limited to our website, social media channels, and marketing materials. If you do not wish for your photographs to be used in this manner, please notify us in writing at info@electiveafrica.com

5. Sharing the Information and Disclosure

(i) Service Providers, Business Partners, and Others. 

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service, to provide the service on our behalf, to perform Elective Africa website-related services (including but not limited to data storage, maintenance services, database management, web analytics, payment processing, and improvement of the features of the Elective Africa website) or to assist us in analyzing how the Elective Africa website and service are used. These third parties have access to your Personal Information only for purposes of performing these tasks on our behalf.

Upon Sign-Up to our program, your personal information will be shared with your institution of placement to help in securing your slot at the institution. This information will only be used for purposes mentioned above.

(ii) Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement. 

Elective Africa co-operates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process (including but not limited to subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Elective Africa or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any activity we may consider to be, or to pose a risk of being, illegal, unethical, inappropriate or legally actionable.

6. Security

Elective Africa is very concerned with safeguarding your information. We employ commercially reasonable measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access.

These measures include policies, procedures, employee training, physical access and technical elements relating to data access controls, and employing hosting services from an industry compliant datacenter provider. Elective Africa also uses a third party (PayPal) service for all credit card transactions.

7. Storage of Personal Data

Elective Africa retains personal information for as long as it is reasonably required for legal or business purposes. In doing so, Elective Africa takes into account all applicable laws, contractual obligations, and your wishes. When Elective Africa no longer needs your personal information, it shall be deleted or destroyed.

Your personal information may be transferred to, accessed from and stored in servers and facilities located in another country. Elective Africa will take steps the necessary steps intended to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located.

8. Access, Rectification, and Deletion of your Personal Data

You may have access to your personal information upon your request, subject to any legal requirements in force at the time.

You have the right to request at any time that your data as stored by Elective Africa be rectified or deleted, following which Elective Africa will rectify or delete your data to the extent allowable by any applicable written law.

9. Filing a Complaint

Elective Africa is willing to hear and rectify any complaint that you have with regard to the handling of your personal information. In the event of a complaint, please contact: info@electiveafrica.com

 You also have the right to complain about the manner in which your personal information has been handled by Elective Africa to any data protection regulator.

10. Our Policy Regarding Children

Out of special concern for children's privacy, Elective Africa does not knowingly accept online personal information from children under the age of 13. Elective Africa does not knowingly allow children under the age of 13 to become registered members of the Elective Africa website, or buy products and services on the Elective Africa website. Elective Africa does not intend to provide the Services to children under 13. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, he or she should contact us at info@electiveafrica.com

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions about any of these practices or Elective Africa’ use of your personal information, or if you believe that we have not complied with this Privacy Policy, please contact us at info@electiveafrica.com, or at: Elective Africa, Customer Care - Suite 1150, 1775 Eye Street NW, Washington DC 20006, USA