Who we are
iNews Digital Broadcasting Corporation is an online news and information agency, engaging 16 SADC States, namely; Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated team, iNews digital platforms deliver news from almost 50 ethical sources and journalists in SADC.
This periodical is a Namibian owned and its head office is situated in Windhoek, Namibia,
FIND US at the following addresses:
1273 Chobe Street, Cimbebasia.
3681 Independence Avenue, Luxury Hill.
Our official website address is www.inewsbc.com.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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. As long as our copyright and term of use are maintained.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Embedded content 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.
Who we share your data with
iNews does not share any personal data collected. The data is kept to identify you on your next login and for related updates and crucial information.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
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.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Our contact information
iNews Head Office
Tel: +264 85 125 9949 | Cell: +264 81 125 9949 | eFax: 088 656 2133
1273 Chobe Street | Cimbebasia | Windhoek | Namibia
3681 Independence Avenue | Luxury Hill
Private Bag 13414 | Windhoek | Republic of Namibia | 9000
Important eMail Addresses
General Information and Queries | email@example.com
News and Information updates | firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright and Licensing | email@example.com
iNews Editor | firstname.lastname@example.org
Advertisements and Promotions | email@example.com
Accounts Department | firstname.lastname@example.org
We collect and process various types of personal data depending on your relationship with iNews. We may collect and process personal data relating to the following people:
- Applicants (for any of the above roles)
- Employees of iNews Partners
- Prospective, current and past advertisers
- Signed up to our mailing list
- Website users
- Individuals who contact iNews directly
- Research subjects
The types of personal data we may process, for the purposes described below, include:
- Email address
- Residential/Business address
- Phone number
- Biographical information
- Immigration status
- Employment and employer details
- Other places where the client is advertising
- Communications Preferences (primarily through our Mailing List)
- IP addresses
- Pages accessed on any of Privacy International’s websites
- Cookie session data
Generally, we do not collect or keep a record of sensitive personal data and only do so in very limited circumstances, primarily when an individual has chosen to provide us with this data.
We process some sensitive personal data for Human Resource purposes, for example, about iNews’s employees as far as necessary to fulfil our duties as an employer. On occasion, we may also process sensitive personal data of others engaging with iNews, for example where an individual provides us with information relating to accessibility needs for the purpose of arranging a meeting or where an individual contacts iNews and their communication includes sensitive personal data. We do not use this data for any other purpose other than that for which it is provided.
We may on occasion process sensitive personal data in relation to our research and investigations, for example when conducting research into potential or current subjects and participants of our research and investigation projects in the context of iNews’s mission. This data may be provided to us by the individuals themselves, from publicly available sources or from third parties.
We also collect and process data in connection with our campaigns and fundraising websites. Privacy is an internationally recognized human right. However, we appreciate that in certain circumstances, the data you submit on these websites may reveal data that could be considered sensitive personal data (reflective of your political or philosophical views) e.g. indicating that you are interested in privacy in a specific country, have sent a letter to a specific company to complain about its privacy practices, have signed a petition to support one of our campaigns.
When using our websites, you are not required, as a statutory requirement or as a necessity to enter into a contract, to provide us with personal data for processing as described in the Adverts. However, if you do not provide us with certain personal data on our ads campaigns, we will not be able to provide you with all of the features available. More detail about how your personal data is used for the features on these sites is provided when you are inputting the data and is also explained.
The unauthorized making of copies or use of this material constitutes copyright infringement under the Namibian Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Protection Act, 1994 (Act No 6 of 1994).