Msengoni Homestays Privacy Statement

MSENGONI HOMESTAYS acknowledges and respects the privacy of individuals. We are required to adhere to the Kenyan laws in respect of the collection, use and disclosure of personal information from individuals.

The MSENGONI HOMESTAYS website may have links to other websites from time to time. Once you link to another site you are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.
This document provides general information about our information handling practices.

Collection of personal information

MSENGONI HOMESTAYS only collects personal information for the purposes of processing applications to register Host Families, application for Homestay Accommodation and providing other services necessary to our business, or if there is a legal requirement to do so.

MSENGONI HOMESTAYS only collects personal information by lawful and fair means, sensitive information (such as ethnicity, health) are necessary so as to facilitate the certification process and at the same time enable provision of services necessary to our business, for example researching traditional cooking recipes and offering classes to willing guests and Swahili lessons.

When you access our website we may record your server address, domain name, the date and time of your visit, the pages viewed, the information downloaded and the frequency of visits. We may also record information about the types of browsers that are being used to view our sites. We use this information for web site and system administration, including monitoring to prevent security breaches, to assist us in further development, and to improve the functionality of the sites.

Use of personal information

We only use personal information for the primary purpose for which it is collected which is to place guests with host families and to tune experience packages for guests.

Internally, we have controls and procedures in place to ensure that the personal information we collect remains confidential to staff who may need to access the information for business purposes. All of our staff are trained in privacy and are bound by duties of confidentiality.

Disclosure of personal information

We do not sell or trade in personal information, or allow third parties to use that personal information for their own purposes.

The information we collect may be disclosed in case we become involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets though we will provide notice before personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Security of personal information

We take reasonable steps to ensure that all information we collect, use or disclose is accurate, complete, up-to-date and stored in a secure environment accessed only by authorised persons. We aim to achieve best industry practice in the security of personal information which we hold.

It is our policy to destroy personal information once there is no longer a legal or business need for us to retain it.

Effect of statement

This statement may be modified or expanded from time to time. The amended policy will be posted to this site and will operate from the time it is posted. You can also contact us for the most up to date version.