Updated: Jan 25, 2021

yaKesho, its partners, and affiliates (collectively “we” and “us”) respect your privacy. We are committed to protecting your private and public data from abuse.

1. What kind of data we collect

We only use the information we collect from you to process orders and to provide support for our products and services. The personal information we collect from our users are primarily but not limited to the following:

  • email addresses
  • full names
  • usernames & passwords
  • billing addresses
  • shipping addresses
  • payment details
  • post comments
  • user-contributed articles
  • testimonials
  • contact form messages
  • third party embeds
  • site analytics
  • browser cookies

When you purchase from us, we’ll ask you to provide information including your name, billing address, shipping address, email address, phone number, credit card/payment details and optional account information like username and password. We’ll use this information for purposes, such as, to:

  • Send you information about your account and order
  • Respond to your requests, including refunds and complaints
  • Process payments and prevent fraud
  • Set up your account for our store
  • Comply with any legal obligations we have, such as calculating taxes
  • Improve our store offerings
  • Send you marketing messages, if you choose to receive them

We generally don’t require account creation. However, if you create an account, we will store your name, address, email and phone number, which will be used to populate the checkout for future orders. We will also store comments or reviews if you choose to leave them.

2. How long we retain your data

All data and metadata are retained indefinitely unless specified otherwise below. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

3. How we protect your data

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Our entire site uses a secure socket layer (SSL) connection provided by industry leader Cloudflare which encrypts all data transmissions to and from our servers. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access.

4. Who on our team has access

Authorized members of our team have access to the information you provide us. For example, both Administrators and Shop Managers can access:

  • Order information like what was purchased, when it was purchased and where it should be sent.
  • Customer information like your name, email address, billing, and shipping information.

Our team members have access to this information to help fulfill orders, process refunds and provide customer support services.

5. Cookies

This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymized tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies site which offers guidance for all modern browsers

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We’ll also use cookies to keep track of cart contents while you’re browsing our site.

6. Contact forms

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Submissions via our contact forms are retained indefinitely for customer service purposes. This information is protected against unauthorized access and is not to be used for marketing purposes unless authorized by you. Currently, we are using Chaport for our messaging and contact form.

7. Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

8. Email subscriptions

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If you submit a subscription form on our site you will be opting in for us to save your name, email address, and other relevant information via Mailchimp services. These subscriptions are used to notify you about related content, discounts & other special offers. You can opt-out or unsubscribe at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email.

9. Embedded content and services from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


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We now use Facebook to host our comments. Please view the Facebook Privacy Policy for more information.

11. Analytics

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We use Google Analytics for tracking the use of our site to guide us in improving our products and services. For more information please visit the Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

12. Payment Processors

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We use industry leader Stripe for processing payments of which your personal and payment data is stored on their servers. Please view the Stripe Privacy Policy for more details.

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We also accept payments through another industry leader PayPal. When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to PayPal, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information. Please view the PayPal Privacy Policy for more details.

13. What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site you can request that we erase any private (non-public) personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

14. Questions regarding your data

If you have any questions on how we process your personal data please contact us via our live chat system.

Our website contains links to external websites and services that we do not control. If you follow a link to an external website, you are encouraged to review the principles for the processing of personal data that apply to that website or service.

16. Changes to the privacy policy

Occasionally we may, at our discretion, make changes to this privacy policy. You are encouraged to visit our website from time to time to learn of any updates and make sure you read any such notice carefully.

All product names, trademarks, registered trademarks, and logos are the property of their respective owners. All company, product and service names used in this website are for identification purposes only. Use of these names, trademarks, and logos does not imply endorsement of yaKesho products and services.

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