Privacy Statement

Tambuaa provides this Privacy policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Tambuaa Site, Tambuaa Software and/or the Tambuaa Service. If you do not agree to our practices, please do not use the Tambuaa Site, Tambuaa Software, or Tambuaa Service.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the Tambuaa Terms of Service. Your use of the Tambuaa Site, Tambuaa Software and the Tambuaa Service and any personal information you provide on the Tambuaa Site or Tambuaa Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Service.

Policy coverage

This Privacy Policy is part of Tambuaa's Terms of Service and covers the treatment of user information, including personally identifying information, obtained by Tambuaa, including information obtained when you access the Tambuaa's Site, use the Tambuaa Service or any other software provided by Tambuaa.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Tambuaa does not own or control, or to individuals whom Tambuaa does not employ or manage, including any of the third parties to which Tambuaa may disclose user information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

The Information Tambuaa Collects

Tambuaa may obtain the following types of information from or concerning you or your mobile phone device, which may include information that can be used to identify you as specified below ("Personally Identifying Information"):

User Provided Information: You provide certain Personally Identifiable Information, such as your mobile phone number, push notification name (if applicable), email address, name, billing information (if applicable) and mobile device information to Tambuaa when choosing to participate in various uses of the Tambuaa Service, such as registering as a user, updating your status or requesting status for your contacts. In order to provide the Tambuaa Service, Tambuaa will periodically access your SMS history, GPS Location data, address book, or contact list on your mobile phone to locate the mobile phone numbers of other Tambuaa users ("in-network" numbers), or otherwise categorize other mobile phone numbers as "out-network" numbers, which are stored as one-way irreversibly hashed values.

Cookies Information: When you visit the Tambuaa Site, we may send one or more cookies - a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters - to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. Tambuaa uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, the Tambuaa Site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use the Tambuaa Site, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser, your phone number, phone number you are requesting the status of and various status information. When you use the Tambuaa Service, our servers log certain general information that our application sends whenever a message is sent or received, or if you update or request any status information, including time and date stamps and the mobile phone numbers the messages were sent from and to.

The Way Tambuaa Uses Information

If you submit Personally Identifiable Information to us through the Tambuaa Site, or Tambuaa Service, then we use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Tambuaa Site and Tambuaa Service. In particular, your mobile phone number is essential to your use of the Tambuaa Service and will be retained.

Your name (as it is saved in other user's mobile phone address book or contact list) may be displayed to other users when you update your status messages through the Tambuaa Service and other users may contact you through the Tambuaa Service. We may use your mobile phone number, e-mail address or other Personally Identifiable Information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent, We may use both your Personally Identifiable Information and certain non-personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous user usage data, cookies, IP addresses, browser type, clickstream data, etc.) to improve the quality and design of the Tambuaa Site and Tambuaa Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends. Hopefully we improve the Tambuaa Site and Service and don't make it worse. We may use cookies and log file information to: (a) remember information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use the Tambuaa Service or Tambuaa Site; (b) provide custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitor individual and aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (d) track your entries, submissions, views and such.

We may share personally-identifiable information (such as anonymous User usage data, referring / exit pages and URLs, platform types, asset views, number of clicks, etc.) with interested third-parties to assist them in understanding the usage patterns for certain content, services, advertisements, promotions, and/or functionality on the Tambuaa Site. We may collect and release Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with State and county laws (such as Copyright Law), international law or respond to a court order, subpoena, or search warrant or equivalent, or where in our reasonable belief, an individual's physical safety may be at risk or threatened. Tambuaa also reserves the right to disclose Personally Identifiable Information and/or non-personally-identifiable information that Tambuaa believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, take precautions against liability, to investigate and defend itself against any third-party claims or allegations, to assist government enforcement agencies, to protect the security or integrity of the Tambuaa Site or our servers, and to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Tambuaa, our users or others.

Your Choices

If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy or Terms of Service, please delete your account, uninstall the Tambuaa mobile application and discontinue use of the Tambuaa Service; your continued usage of the Tambuaa Service will signify your assent to and acceptance of our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as SMS authentication in certain cases) to verify your identity before registering your mobile phone number and granting you access to the Tambuaa Service. Please contact Tambuaa via email to or available web forms with any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, your personal information, your consent, or your opt-in or opt-out choices.

Third-party Advertisers, Links to Other Sites

We do not guarantee that Tambuaa will be ad-free. We have intention to introduce advertisement into the product.

Our Commitment to Data Security

Tambuaa uses commercially reasonable physical, managerial, and technical safeguards to preserve the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information collected from your device and transmitted to Tambuaa and you do so at your own risk. Using unsecured Wi-Fi or other unprotected networks to submit messages through the Tambuaa Service is never recommended. Once we receive your transmission of information, Tambuaa makes commercially reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards. If Tambuaa learns of a security systems breach, then we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. Tambuaa may post a notice on the Tambuaa Site or through the Tambuaa Service if a security breach occurs.

Special Note to International Users

The Tambuaa Service are hosted in third party websites of website hosting companies which could be located anywhere in the world and are intended for and directed to users in Kenya. If you are a user accessing the Tambuaa Site and Service from other parts of the world, or any other region with laws or regulations governing personal data collection, use, and disclosure, that differ from Kenyan laws, please be advised that through your continued use of the Tambuaa Site and Service, which are governed by Kenyan law, this Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service, you are transferring your personal information to the Kenya and you expressly consent to that transfer and consent to be governed by Kenyan law for these purposes.

In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy

In the event that Tambuaa is acquired by or merged with a third party entity, we reserve the right to transfer or assign the information we have collected from our users as part of such merger, acquisition, sale, or other change of control. In the (hopefully) unlikely event of our bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, we may not be able to control how your personal information is treated, transferred, or used.

Changes and updates to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the "effective date" below. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes. Your continued use of the Tambuaa Site and Tambuaa Service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any amendments.

Date Last Modified: This Privacy Notice was last modified 22th March 2015

About Tambuaa

Tambuaa is a suite of software applications which collect contact data from participating mobile devices and aggregates it to one contacts database which is then made available for query by participating devices.