Welcome:

This website – http://andrewbende.dk is a personal blog for reaching out to those who follow me around the life I encounter and work with everyday.

Who I am:

Facilitator, this is the word that best describes me. I have throughout my life been that child, young adult, and now social worker/program coordinator, that strives to facilitate people, groups and organizations to reach their targets.

In my backpack I carry:

  • 14 years of experience with international development and civil society mobilization and management, gained through 9 years of work in Africa (Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya), and 5 in Denmark.
  • This has come with great experience in managing, leading and sustaining civil societies (both local and international), program and project management, skills and experience in fundraising, donor relations, as well as Intercultural communication/facilitation.
  • Additionally, I have extensive experience with establishing and maintaining networks/partnerships, and capacity building/training among partners in the South and in Denmark.

I am open to good social interactions, topical discussions and networking, across which, I take keen interest in learning at every step.

What personal data is collected and why

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

We may from time to time carry out analytics on for example how many visitors have come into our website, or how many have read a particular post on the website, but this is strictly limited to numbers and frequency and not personal data like names, addressed etc.

Who we share your data with

We do not have registered third parties we share your data with, however, as the internet is many other visitors might stumble on your comments or blog posts from time to time. We always make mention that they should in all circumstances refer to us and the authors as the source of such data for avoiding misuse, but we cannot guarantee that this always happens. Should you encounter misuse of your data through our site, please notify us as soon as possible for us to take relevant corrective action.

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.

How to contact us:

You can get into contact with me directly through the following:

Email: andrewjbende@gmail.com or Mobile: +4526918439

Additional information

How we protect your data

Since we do not intentionally collect any user data on this website, we are purely dependent on our hosting and CMS provider companies Unoeuro and WordPress (and its related services providers) for ensuring that data such as comments are safe through a website like this.We have also take necessary steps to turn off automatic further distribution on any personal data (comments etc.) that may be left on this website, to ensure that that data can only be accessed through this site alone.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have a legal standing service demand with our website hosting and functionality providers to be called on for support should there occur any data breach on our website. It is thus very important to contact us immediately should you discover data breach through our site, so that we can contact our service providers to support us in retrieving such data, or take legal action.

What third parties we receive data from

We do not receive any data from any third parties.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Apart from answering to your comments to our blog posts and in that case following up on back and forth discussions around these comments, we do not carry out any automated profiling of our users.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Our data policy follows the requirements of EU’s GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation, alongside those of our service providers Unoeuro and the different CMS.