This is a comprehensive Privacy Policy for (from here on Newsly) services.

Newsly is an authoritative Kenyan digital news and media site aimed at reaching all Kenyans and the wider international audience. Therefore, this document is for your benefit with regard to our operations that may apply to various countries.

Contact us if you have any questions or need clarification on any issue.

Newsly takes your privacy very seriously and firmly believes in handling all personal information availed to us with strict confidentially.

By visiting the Newsly website, subscribing to our newsletter, or other forms of interaction with Newsly, you are accepting the practices detailed in this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy covers Newsly’s treatment of your personal information which we gather when:

  • you visit the Newsly website
  • you use Newsly services

This Privacy Policy does not apply to:

  • any practices of third parties not owned or controlled by Newsly
  • individuals not employed or managed by Newsly

Information Collected by Newsly

Newsly only collects personal information relevant to the website’s purpose. Using that information, we can give you an efficient and customized experience. We do not process such information in any way incompatible with the website’s objective.

We collect the following information from our Newsly users:

  1. Information you provide to us:

Newsly receives and stores any information you enter on our website or provide to us in other ways. You are free to decline providing us with certain information, but that means you may not access special features.

  1. Automatic information:

Newsly receives and stores various types of information when you interact with us. Newsly and our authorised agents receive and record traffic data on server logs from your browser, which includes Newsly cookie information, your IP address, and pages you requested. We use the traffic data in diagnosing server problems, analyzing trends, and managing our website.

Newsly may display the total counts specific pages have been viewed, based on traffic data.

If you prefer anonymity, you can use programs from various companies that help you visit websites anonymously. However, Newsly cannot give you a personalised experience if we cannot recognize you.

E-mail Communications

Newsly may offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter using your email address. We may send e-mails to subscribers with Newsly-related news, offers, surveys, products, or promotions. We value your privacy; hence, we will not sell or give your information to third parties without your explicit permission.

See the ‘Sharing Your Information’ section below for more detail.


Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers which we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your browser. Cookies enable our systems to recognize your browser, which shows us how and when people visit pages on our website and the number of visits.

Newsly cookies do not collect personal information. We do not combine information collected through cookies with other personal information to reveal your identity, your screen name, or email address.

You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, fully disable cookies, or command your browser to alert you when you get new cookies using directions from the Help portion of your browser’s toolbar. We recommend that you leave the cookies activated to get the best features on our website.

Our advertising partners may place cookies on your web browser to collect anonymous, non-personally identifiable information used by ad delivery systems to present relevant ads.

Sharing Your Information

We neither sell nor rent out your personal information to any individual or institution.

We only share your personal information as described below:

  • Newsly Personnel:

Newsly’s personnel and authorized consultants and/ or contractors may access user information where necessary in performing normal Newsly business.

  • Business Transfers:

In some cases, we may sell or buy assets. In such transactions, one of the business assets that can be transferred is user information. If substantial or all of Newsly’s assets are acquired, one of the assets to be transferred is user information.

  • Protection of Newsly and Others:

We may release personal information if we believe, in good faith, that it is necessary: to comply with a law; to protect the property, rights, or safety of Newsly, our employees, our users, or others; to enforce or apply our Terms of Use and other policies. This includes exchange of information with other organizations and companies for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

  • Syndication:

Newsly allows for RSS syndication of all public content within our website.

  • With Your Consent:

Except in the cases mentioned above, we will contact you if any of your personal information is shared with third parties or used for purposes incompatible with the purposes for which it was originally collected. You will have the option to opt out to prevent sharing of such information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Newsly can amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, at its sole discretion. Use of information collected by Newsly is subject to this Privacy Policy, in effect at the time such information is used. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify our users by posting an announcement on our website so you know what information we collect, how we use the information, and under what circumstances it may be disclosed.

Conditions of Use

If you visit the Newsly website, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.