Privacy

Security Standards

Worried about security? Don't be. We've taken many steps to ensure the highest security possible so that everything you do is private and secure. Plus, you can rest assured that we won't sell your name and personal information to another party.


Systems Security and Monitoring
Central Depository and Settlement Corporation has adopted a combination of the following systems security and monitoring measures for online transactions:

• Firewall systems, Advanced Encryption Standards AES as the cryptographic algorithm standard for data encryption, anti-virus protection to detect and prevent any forms of illegitimate activities on our network systems.
• Periodic security reviews of our systems by our Internal System Audit team as well as external security experts.
• Vigilant monitoring of online activities for suspicious logins and static data amendment requests.

We also take every effort in ensuring collaboration with major vendors / manufacturers to keep abreast of information security technology developments, for possible and future implementation.

There are steps you can take to further ensure your privacy. In order for you to use Internet Login facility safely, your browser must be equipped with 128-bit encryption. Encryption takes all the information from us, and encrypts it or "jumbles it up" to make it unreadable.

This unreadable information then passes to your computer where it will be decrypted and able to be read.

Once you have signed up for online login and begin using it, the standard security measures you use with your SMS service should be followed. You will select a password for our online services, and like your SMS service, you should never give it out to anyone. 

You are responsible for keeping your online password, account numbers, personal identification information, and other account data confidential.

We will not be liable for any loss suffered by you or any third party arising from and in connection with the use of the Electronic Services where such loss is attributable to the negligence or willful default of the investor.


Data Confidentiality and Data Integrity
To ensure data confidentiality and integrity, all information transmitted over the Internet is encrypted using the AES-128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol from SSL Pro Authority.  SSL is a secure way of transferring information between two computers on the Internet using encryption.


Online Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of the users of our Site.

This privacy policy will advise you about how we protect your personal information, and about what choices you have concerning our use of such information.  Please read this policy carefully. 

We may need to change this policy from time to time in order to address new issues and reflect changes on our Site.  We will post those changes here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information, and whether we will disclose that information to anyone. Please refer back to this policy regularly.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please send an e-mail to info@cdsckenya.com

Scope of Privacy Policy

This policy applies to your use of the site and services offered by Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC).  This policy does not apply to your use of unaffiliated sites to which the CDSC site links to.  This policy covers only information collected on the site. 

Personal Identification Information
We may request personal identification information from you (such as your name, postal and physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or any other identifier that permits the physical or online contacts) in connection with your use of any of our services, on-line statements, enquiries, requests, suggestions and feedback, visitors' (including via email to us), and in connection with other activities, services or products we make available on our Site.

In all of these cases, we will collect personal identification information from you only if you voluntarily submit such information to us. 

Except as otherwise provided in this policy, we will never intentionally disclose any personal identification information about you, as an individual user, to any third party without having received your consent.

If you do provide us with personal information for any of these activities, we will use it to conduct the activity.  We may also use cookie technology and web beacons (discussed in detail below) to improve your experience of these activities, including remembering your preferences, customize the content and advertisements that you see or authenticate your access to your personal information. 

In addition, in the event your personally identifiable information is requested as part of our surveys, polls or promotions, such personally identifiable information may be added to your registration information.

We may also contact you to confirm your registration and about your account status and regarding changes to the Site’s Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy.

If you give us your permission, we may also use personal identification information for internal or external marketing and promotional purposes.  Occasionally, for example, we may send you e-mails to introduce a service that we think might be of interest to the users of our Site. 

For us to obtain your permission to send you this information, we will give you an opportunity to "opt-in" at the time our request for your personal information is made.  If you do "opt-in," you may choose to "opt-out" at any time, even after you have provided personal information, by following the procedures set forth below at the end of this Privacy Policy. 

Please note, however, that under certain circumstances, if you initially do not choose to "opt-in," or if you later "opt-out," you may not be eligible for certain benefits for which a name, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal identification information is needed.

The following exceptions to these policies apply:
(i) We will release specific information about you or your account to comply with any valid legal inquiry or court order.
(ii) We will also release specific information in special cases, such as if there is an attempted breach of the security of the Site, or a physical or property threat to you or others.
 
In addition, on occasion, we may collect personal identification information from you in connection with optional promotions. We will share such information with necessary third parties for the purpose of carrying out the promotion. Your participation in the contest, special offer or promotion constitutes your consent to such disclosure and use of such information.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your information and password. You shall be responsible for all uses of the on-line login service. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your registration or password.

Non-Personal Identification Information
We collect non-personal identification information through the use of:

"Cookie" technology:  A "cookie" is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system.

"IP address tracking": An IP address is a number that is assigned to your computer when you are on the Internet.  When you request pages from our Site, our servers log your IP address.

"Web beacons":  A Web beacon, or "clear gif", is a small graphic image on a web page or web-based document that a web site can use to determine information about a user.

Non-personal identification information might include the browser you use, the type of computer, technical information about your means of connection to our Sites - such as the operating systems and the Internet service providers utilized, and other similar information.

Our systems may also automatically gather information about the areas you visit and search terms you utilize on our sites and about the links you may select from within our Site to other areas of the World Wide Web or elsewhere online. 

We use such information to administer the Site, better manage advertising on the Site, and, in the aggregate, to understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.  

This way we know which areas of our Site are favorites of our users, which areas need improvement, and what technologies are being used so that we may continually improve our site.

We may share this aggregate statistical information with our partners, suppliers and other third parties, but we will not share any individual names, personal navigational or other personal information.

For example, we may use a third-party advertising company to serve ads when you visit our Site. We may share demographic and preference information with this company to allow them to display appropriate advertisements for you.

The visitors should in such cases be guided by the privacy policy of such third parties for the relevant usage.

We use a proprietary advertising server to display ads on our Sites. In addition, advertisers may elect to use third-party advertising companies to serve ads onto our Sites.

Some of our advertisers may display ads on our Site that may use cookie technology or Web beacons to

(i) identify non-personal information about our users (such as connection speed, browser and country of origin) and

(ii) track user behavior within our Site. Advertisers generally use such information to customize the display of ads within our Sites. We will not permit such advertisers to collect any personal information from our users within our sites.

We do not have access to these cookies or any information that they may contain.

Links To Other Sites
Users will find advertising or other content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. 

We do not control the contents or links that appear on these sites.  In addition, these sites or services, including their contents and links, may be constantly changing. 

These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies, or no policy (policies) at all. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third party sites or services before providing any of them with your personal information.