Privacy Policy - Usage of User Data

At Tanzania Standard Newspapers Limited, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our users. This privacy policy outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard the data obtained through Social Media Services sign-in for Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux desktop applications. By using our app and signing in with social accounts, you consent to the collection and usage of your data as described in this policy.

Tanzania Standard Newspapers Limited is a state-owned media house responsible for publishing the government newspapers, including the leading English newspaper 'Dailynews' and Kiswahili newspaper 'Habarileo'. We extend our reach by publishing the stories from these newspapers in hard copy to our online platforms, including mobile applications.

1. Data Collection: To provide a personalized experience and facilitate access to our digital newspapers, we collect specific user data from the Twitter API, including your name, unique ID, profile picture, email address (if provided and approved by you), and optional phone number. This information allows us to identify our customers and provide them with their purchased digital newspaper items whenever they log in to our app. We only collect the necessary data required for authentication and app functionality.

2. Data Usage: We use the collected data for the following purposes: - Authenticating and verifying user accounts for secure access to our digital newspapers. - Managing and delivering purchased digital newspaper items to customers upon login. - Enhancing the user experience by personalizing app features and content based on customer preferences. - Providing customer support and assistance related to digital newspaper purchases. - Analyzing customer behavior and preferences to improve our products and services.

3. Data Storage and Security: We store the collected user data securely on our servers, implementing industry-standard measures to protect against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We retain the data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy or as required by law. Rest assured, we take your privacy and the security of your data seriously.

4. Data Sharing: We do not sell or share your personal data with third parties for marketing purposes. However, we may share your data with trusted service providers who assist us in delivering our digital newspaper service and supporting our operations. These providers are bound by strict confidentiality agreements and are authorized to use your data solely for the purposes outlined in this policy.

5. Data Access and Control: You have the right to access, update, and delete your personal data stored by our app. You can manage your data preferences and permissions within the app's settings or by contacting our support team. Please note that certain data may be retained for legal or auditing purposes, even if you request its deletion.

6. Children's Privacy: Our app and services are not intended for children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect or store personal information from children. If you believe we have inadvertently collected data from a child, please contact us immediately to delete the information.

7. Changes to the Privacy Policy: We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time. If we make any significant changes, we will notify you through app notifications or by posting an updated version on our website. Your continued use of the app after such changes constitutes your acceptance of the updated policy.

For any questions or concerns regarding this privacy policy or the usage of your data, please contact our support team at [email protected]