In a desire for transparency with its users, The African Leadership Institute, which is the site owner of Newleaders.Africa, has a privacy policy for covering all digital processing operations.

Continued browsing of this site constitutes acceptance without reservation of the following terms and conditions of use and that you agree to the use of cookies and other tracers.

The current online version of this privacy policy is the only version that is enforceable during the entire period of use of the site and until a new version replaces it. However, this policy is not an exhaustive statement of data protection law nor of our or your responsibilities in relation to data protection.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (identifiable person); an identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to a name, identification number or to one or more elements specific to their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity.

The personal information that may be collected on our domains are mainly used by us for the management of relations with you; and since this is a social networking site, for use by you in your interactions with other users.

The personal information collected, processed and/or stored, with your consent, are the following:

Contact forms
Your name, email, phone number and IP to allow us to answer your request. These data are sent by email to AFLI and are stored in the servers of our mail hosting provider, our web hosting provider, and backups.

From time to time, we may produce a newsletter comprising user information and email addresses from Newleaders.Africa for the users of Newleaders.Africa. Your name, email and IP are collected and stored on our website hosting servers and also on our newsletter hosting provider’s servers. These are retained in order to be able to send you email news and information.

Privacy on this site

On this site, you will be asked to provide your name and email address when registering for an account. Additionally, for you to continue to use this site after registering for an account, you will be asked to provide additional data, some of which will be crosschecked against data from the leadership initiative of which you are an alumnus. Providing this data is a requirement for continuing use of this site. Your email address is used for communications from the site to you, including notifications of interactions with other users.

  • Newleaders.Africa will forward registration information by users to the leadership initiative that they claim to be an alumnus of. That initiative will vet that information against their own database. Newleaders.Africa and AFLI are not responsible for the data practices of the alumni organisations referred to by users on this site.
  • Users who are not alumni of leadership initiatives will be asked for contact information that confirms their identities with the organisations they represent/are employed by. Providing such data is a requirement for continuing use of this site.
  • A primary purpose of Newleaders.Africa is to network. As such, users require a degree of visibility for this to occur. Users are, therefore, required to provide profiles that are as complete as possible; however, for certain profile fields, users can choose to select whether to make that information publicly visible, visible only to site members, to friends, or only themselves. Administrators are able to see all profile information, regardless of the setting selected by the user.
  • Depending on your user settings, other account holders on this site will be able to message you via the internal messaging platform.
  • Users should review the Privacy settings at the submenu of their Profile in the Community (LINK) section of the site.
  • Users can subscribe to specific Groups and Pages, which means your email address will be used to send information when new posts are made. Opt out at the location where you opted in.
  • Cookies are used locally on users’ hardware to store visitors' preferences and record past activity at the site in order to provide better service when returning to the site. For the most part, cookies set are not extensively persistent, in line with common open-source practices.

What automatic data do we collect on this domain?

A "Cookie" or tracer is an electronic file deposited on a terminal (computers, tablets, smartphones) and read when browsing a website, reading an email, installing or using software or a mobile application, whatever the type of terminal used.

By browsing this site, you agree to the use of cookies and other trackers. If you don’t accept our use of cookies, you can turn off cookies in your browser settings.

Information collected will only be used to track the volume, type and configuration of traffic using this site, to develop its design and layout and for other administrative and planning purposes, and more generally to improve the service we provide to you.

For more information on the use, management and deletion of cookies for all browsers, we invite you to consult the following link, All About Cookies:

Google Services

We use Analytics services from Google LLC. Google Analytics, in turn, uses "cookies", which are stored on your computer, in order to help the website analyze how users use the site during their visit. The collected data (information about your web preferences, ads based on what you visit or even your language) are analyzed and categorized in order to create a useful report about how this website is used and how its performance might be improved. This data is transmitted and stored on a server controlled by Google, located in the United States.

Google will use all this information, determined by the way you are using our website, in order to generate reports based on the website’s activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Your IP address is anonymized before being sent to Google.

All user level and event data are deleted from Google Analytics 14 months after the last visit to our website.

You can deactivate the installation and use of Cookies by simply setting up your web browser’s preferences. However, you might have a poorer user experience as a result. If you wish to prevent the storage of personal data (including your anonymized IP address) and their use only by Google, you can install the following plugin:

For more information, please see the terms of use: and the privacy policy of Google Analytics:

Google Tag Manager (GTM)
Google Tag Manager (GTM) is a tag management system to manage JavaScript and HTML tags used for tracking and analytics on websites. Tags are small code elements that, among other things, are used to measure traffic and visitor behaviour to understand the effect of online advertising and social channels. We occasionally set up remarketing and orientation towards target groups. We might also set them up when testing or optimising websites. We may use GTM on our websites to include the Google Analytics tracking tools.
For more information about GTM’s privacy practices can be found at and terms of use at

The site uses Google LLC's reCAPTCHA service to protect submissions and prevent spam on the site. It checks if you are a human being to prevent certain features of the website from being abused by spam bots.

By filling out the forms using this plugin, you consent to sending your IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service. Your data will be communicated to Google and used by their services. However, your IP address will first be truncated by Google in EU Member States - or in other states that are part of the European Economic Area agreement. In exceptional cases, your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and then subsequently truncated. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided to reCAPTCHA through your browser will not be merged with any other Google data.

This data collection is subject to Google's Privacy Policy:

How long do we hold your data?

Newleaders.Africa will hold your information for only as long as is necessary or where you ask us to delete records, we may delete it earlier.

The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why it was collected. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long-term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained for at least six years in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements.

How do we store and secure your data?

Newleaders.Africa makes its best efforts to take all measures to ensure the protection, privacy and security of personal data transmitted by any Internet user, in compliance with the applicable legal regulations.

We employ a variety of technical and organisational measures to keep your personal information safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, or use, or disclosure of it. Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure nor is any storage of information always 100% secure, but we do take all appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal information.

Storage of your data

Our hosting service with GoDaddy will result in their obtaining traffic, IP address, search information, browser type and other information during the course of being able to serve the site to visitors and users. Their servers are based in the United States. Their privacy policy addresses both clients of their services as well as visitors and can be viewed at their website:

How can you access or delete your data?

Each person has a right of access to their personal data. Each person also has the right to the portability of personal data.

You can exercise this right by contacting us by email and submitting a request. Note that the email address used to make the request must be the same as the email address associated with the user account. The reply will be sent within one month of receipt of the request. This one-month period may be extended by two months if the complexity of the application and/or the number of applications so require.

For users who are on the site as organizational representatives, personal data by such users may also be requested by the organisations the user represents.

Note that if you request your data to be deleted and you subsequently rejoin the site, you will be required to be re-vetted by your alumnus organisation.

What can be the other uses of my data?

Transfer of your data

With the exceptions mentioned previously, we do not share your information with third parties.

Your information may be disclosed when we are legally required to by a United States court order; to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing our website and applicable laws, or to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of our website.

Newleaders.Africa does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

Linking with third party sites

Our site will contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and they will be a data controller of your personal information. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and you should check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

In addition, if you linked to this site from a third-party site, Newleaders.Africa cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

Children's Privacy

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. Our site is not structured to attract anyone under 13, and the membership policy of this site is specifically aimed at an adult audience.

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 or the age as specified by the data subject's governing laws. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that their child has provided us with Personal Information without their consent, they should contact us.