privacy policy

overview

the purpose of our privacy policy is to inform you of how we secure your information that we gather and receive, and we assure you that it will not be given to any third party, even those directly affiliated with aftown®. you must legally be 18 years of age or older to operate within aftown.com, therefore, any person(s) that does not meet the requirements may not necessarily be protected.


the information we gather and how it is used

we need to gather personal information when you register with us or use our services to keep things organized and provide quality services for every member.

spam is frowned upon here at aftown.com. we will never sell or give out your name, e-mail address or personal information to any third parties for internet campaigns whatsoever.

aftown.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your web browser, including your ip address, cookie, and the page you request. these information are used only for your product and service provision, billing, identification and authentication, customer service, contact, anonymous reporting, and also for our survey and research purpose.

ip addresses are automatically reported by your web browser each time you view a web page and when you register with us it is stored in our user registration databases. we use this information for various purposes such as: to diagnose or service technical problems reported by our users, to estimate the total number of users visiting aftown.com from specific geographical areas, and to make sure that people are not rating their own shops.


service announcements

you will automatically receive a confirmation email when you sign up with us. this email is required for using our services.

on very rare occasions, we will send service-related announcements when it is necessary, such as site reconstruction or maintenance.


cookies

a cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous, unique identifier, which is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. you can configure your browser to accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. if you reject all cookies, you will not be able to use aftown.com products or services that require you to sign in; and you may not be able to take full advantage of the aftown.com service. we use our own cookies for a number of purposes, including to: access your information when you sign in, keep track of preferences you specify while you are using our shopping, estimate and report our total audience and site traffic and to improve our contents and services. we do not link the information we store in cookies to any personally identifiable information you submit while on our site.


information disclosure

as stated previously, we will never share or disclose any of your personal information to any third parties. however, if we are subpoenaed, we must comply. under special legal circumstances, if our terms of use agreement is violated or abused we may be forced to disclose certain personal information(s).

when you post a message or send a negotiation message, your unique aftown.com id or alias that you are posting under is visible to other users. if you post personal information online that is accessible to the public, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. this includes use of any bulletin board, chat room, other means of negotiating or display on your personal or shop profile.

we reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our web site.


editing and deleting account information

while you can change and edit most of your personal information, your email address, however, is set in stone once registered. the email address you choose to sign up with will not, at any time be able to be changed. we do this not only for the provision of your account, but also to prevent phishing and promote quality assurance.

if at any time you choose to discontinue your relationship with us and delete your account entirely or cancel your account to create a new one, contact us at support@aftown.com.


security

all payment transactions on aftown.com are handled via mobile money or paypal.

we strongly recommend using mobile money or paypal for all payments for additional security and assurance.

we hold the importance of your personal information to high standards. any sensitive information that is entered, such as phone numbers, credit card information is automatically stored into an encrypted folder by using a ssl (secured socket layer) via paypal‘s database.

aftown.com does not hold credit card information. this is a standard precaution for a web site of our nature. no information transfer over the internet is 100% secure, so while we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee it is absolutely secure.

if you have any further questions regarding our ssl or your security, please contact us at support@aftown.com.

note that our administration can change this privacy policy at anytime, however we will notify you by way of email, or by a public announcement within our web site or blog page.


intellectual properties

all domains, graphics, images, photography, copy, text, video, and audio, including buttons, headers, links, footers and site themes created by aftown, aftown staff, or contractors of aftown are considered trademarks of aftown.com.

any and all data aforementioned is copyrighted and may not be used without the express written permission of aftown or its officers, managers, agents and/or staff.

any and all content uploaded to the site including text, descriptions, images, reviews, posts, and articles retains the original copyright of the owner/creator. by accessing the site and uploading content the creator agrees to grant worldwide non-exclusive right to re-publish said content for the purposes of promoting or providing benefit to the web community and properties of aftown.

this license extends to the reasonable lifetime of any promotional tool. aftown.com does not seek to engage in resale or to deprive the artist of income from potential licensing agreements with third parties. in order to facilitate this please send any requests for specific action along with proof of copyright ownership to our legal agent: