Last modified: 25th September 2023
At Sevn (Ghana), we are keenly aware of the trust our users place in us, and our responsibility to protect their privacy. We believe transparency and choice are the foundations of privacy. We strive to let users know what information we collect when they use our products and services and give users meaningful choices about what information they provide to KOWRI and to others.
Information We Collect and How We Use It
Our primary purpose in collecting personal information is to provide you with a safe, smooth, eﬃcient, and customised experience.
We may use your personal information to:
When you sign up for a KOWRI Account, we ask for your personal information so that we can provide you with the service. The information we require to register for the service includes your name, other names, gender, birthday, mobile number, address, citizenship, and email address.
For businesses or non-proﬁt organisations, we also require you to provide your website address, email, business category, business name, business type, industry, phone number, location address, and a government-issued identiﬁcation number (TIN or VAT for Ghana-based businesses). This information allows us to process payments and protect users from fraud. In some cases, we may also ask you to send us additional information or to answer additional questions to help verify your information. The information we collect is stored in association with your KOWRI Account.
Information Obtained from Third Parties
In order to protect you from fraud or other misconduct, we may obtain information about you from third parties to verify the information you provide. For example, we may use bank authorization and fraud screening services to verify that your business location address matches the information that you provided to us.
When you use KOWRI to conduct a transaction, we collect information about each transaction, including but not limited to the transaction amount, a description provided by the seller of the goods or services being purchased, and the names of the seller and buyer.
Information About Your Use of Service
In order to protect you from fraud, phishing, and other misconduct, we may collect information about your interaction with the service to help validate your identity or detect
potentially fraudulent conduct. For example, in some circumstances, we may try to determine service usage patterns (such as how quickly you type) so that we can try to detect and prevent unauthorized attempts to access your account (such as automated hacking attacks, or the use of stolen usernames or passwords). Any such information we collect will only be used to detect and prevent fraud or other misconduct unless you explicitly grant us permission to use it in another manner.
We send a “session cookie” to your computer when you log in to your account. This type of cookie helps us to recognize you if you visit multiple pages on our site during the same session so that we don’t need to ask you for your password on each page. Once you log out or close your browser, this cookie expires and no longer has any eﬀect.
Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, but you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. We encode our cookies so that only we can interpret the information stored in them. You are free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, but doing so may interfere with your use of our website.
When you access KOWRI Webpages, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends to us. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you send an email or other communication to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
We may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our search technology and customized content.
In addition to the above, we use the information we collect to:
We process personal information on our servers in Ghana and the United States of America. We may process personal information to provide our own services.
We will not sell or rent your personal information to companies or individuals outside of Sevn (Ghana). If you are making a purchase with KOWRI, we will not share any of the personal information you provided us during the registration of your account; except in the limited circumstances described below. In addition, we will only share your personal information with other companies or individuals outside of Sevn (Ghana) in the following circumstances:
As necessary to process your KOWRI & banking transactions and maintain your account. As with any ﬁnancial institution, if you process a transaction through our service, we need to share some information (for example, your business and account number) with our partner banks and the Bank of Ghana. Some sellers may require that their buyers provide contact information (for example, a telephone number) in order to process a transaction. In those cases, the merchant will speciﬁcally request that information from you from their website before or after your KOWRI transaction. We will not share your telephone number with the merchant, and where necessary, we will inform and request your permission online before you complete your transaction.
As a standard policy to protect our users, KOWRI does not allow or approve merchants who request users’ KOWRI details on their website. Any such merchant has not been certiﬁed by KOWRI and users are advised to report immediately and not to transact with the merchant.
You may be given a choice on a seller-by-seller basis whether you’d like to receive promotional emails from the seller. If you decide later that you don’t want to receive promotional emails from a seller, you will need to contact the seller directly.
To detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
We may share aggregated non-personally identiﬁable information with third parties. For example, we may disclose that a certain percentage of our users have a billing address in a particular geographic area, or that a certain percentage of users are of a particular gender. However, if we do share this aggregated information, we do not include personally identiﬁable information without your explicit opt-in consent or in the limited circumstances described above.
We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical and technical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal data. For example, your email address will always be stored in an encrypted form (except when you provide it to us in communication outside of our web page or mobile app interface).
The security of your account also depends on keeping your account password conﬁdential, and you should not share your account name or password with anyone. If you do share your account information with a third party, they will have access to your account and your personal information.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
You can review and update your payment information by logging in to your KOWRI Account and going to the “Account Settings” page, where you can update your personal information (for example, change in address or phone number). You can also view all your previous transaction history on the “Money Story” page. You can disable or close your KOWRI account by contacting us. If you do so, your KOWRI account will no longer be able to conduct transactions. However, in order to meet our reporting and auditing obligations, and to detect, deter, and prevent fraud or other misconduct on our systems, your account information will be retained in our systems. If you disable KOWRI, your personally identiﬁable information will not be used by Sevn (Ghana) or shared with third parties except for these purposes. We may delete these records over time if permitted or required by law.
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When we receive formal written complaints at this address, it is KOWRI’s policy to contact the complaining user regarding his or her concerns. We will cooperate with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that cannot be resolved between Sevn (Ghana) and an individual, business or non-proﬁt.
Changes To This Policy
c/o Sevn (Ghana) Ltd.
PMB CT 498 Cantonments