Logo of the Ethiopian Press Digest featuring a stylized image of an ink pen

Privacy policy

Last updated: August 19, 2022

Ethiopian Press Digest plc. (“Press Digest”, “we”, “us”, and “our”) provides services to help readers better navigate today’s news environment. This Privacy Policy explains the disclosure, collection, and use of information in connection with our website, and other products (collectively, the “Services”), so you can better understand how your information is used and your choices regarding the collection and use of information.

This Privacy Policy only applies to the practices of Ethiopian Press Digest plc.

“Personal Information,” as used in this Privacy Policy, is information that specifically identifies an individual, such as an individual’s name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. Personal Information also includes information about an individual’s activities, such as information about their activity on our Services, and demographic information, such as date of birth, gender, geographic area, and preferences, in the case that any of the proceeding information is linked to Personal Information that identifies that individual.

By accessing or using our Services, you indicate that you have read, understood, and agree to our disclosure, use, storage, and collection of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy, as well as the terms found in the Terms and Services and Cookie Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Services.


The information collected by the Services includes:

  • Information you provide us directly, like your name and email address if you register for an account with the Services, correspond with our Support team, or have signed up for one of our newsletters. Upon purchase of a subscription, we may collect information like your billing address and credit card number.

  • We may retain any message, message attachments, or any other information that you choose to provide through the Services or via email or telephone correspondence with our team. This may include your name, email address, and phone number.

  • Device Related Information

  • Survey response data, should you voluntarily choose to participate in a survey provided by the Services.

  • Personal Information provided upon registration for contests

  • Diagnostic data not containing Personal Information may be collected to diagnose and fix errors in the Services provided.

  • Automatically collected usage information via cookies. Please refer to our Cookie Policy for details on how we use cookies and similar technology to collect information about your experience on the Services.

The use of collected information is outlined in the section below.


We process and collect information primarily for the purpose of providing, improving, and administering your use of the Services.  

As such, we only use the Personal Information we collect for the following reasons:

  • As necessary to provide the Services, and such that the Services are able to function

  • To inform internal research and development to enhance, improve, operate, and maintain our Services, our programs, and other systems

  • To share messages that may be of interest to you, such as notices of particular activities on the Services, newsletters, and promotional materials

  • To respond to messages from you

  • Prevent fraudulent use of our Services and other systems

  • Security detection, protection and enforcement

  • Functionality, debugging and resolving technical issues

  • Verify your identity

  • Perform audience analytics

  • Prevent or take action against activities that are, or may be, in violation of our Terms of Service or applicable law

  • Maintain a record of our dealings with you

  • Ensuring quality control and safety

  • Resolve disputes

  • Carrying out audits

  • Other administrative purposes


All data is held and processed in non-publicly accessible servers with reasonable steps taken for encryption and data security, to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized use, access, or disclosure. However, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us, as no system is free from risk. We do not accept liability for unauthorized disclosure of your Personal Information. If we become aware of a breach, we may post a notice to the Services, or notify you via email, regarding relevant security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Services.

 For the purposes of providing our Services with high performance across geographies, data including Personal Information may be held in the servers of cloud services providers that offer data processing and distribution services.

Our Services are maintained on AWS servers located primarily in Oregon, US and your data is stored and processed in AWS data centers distributed across the world.

Personal Information we collect will be retained for as long as your use of our Services, and/or as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected as outlined in “How we use your information”.

 If you delete the Ethiopian Press Digest account, we will retain your Personal Information in order to satisfy our legal obligations, or where we reasonably believe that we have a legitimate reason to do so.

Information for California CCPA

If you are a California resident, California law requires us to disclose additional information about how we use, collect, and share your “personal information” (as defined in the California Consumer Privacy Act), including the “categories” of information we collect. These include: identifiers and unique personal identifiers; commercial information; internet or other device activity; geolocation information.


We do not share or disperse your Personal Information to any Third Parties, with the exception of fulfilling any legal obligations to help enforce and comply with applicable laws and regulations.