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8 Rudd Road North End, Bulawayo.


1.       The ZAPU official address is 8 Rudd Road, North End, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

2.       The purpose of the ZAPU Website is to provide general information about the work and activities of ZAPU, market the party to attract new members and supporters, and to enable the sharing  of progressive political, economic and social ideas to transform Zimbabwe through content contributions.

3.       Every user MUST read the ZAPU Website Policy prior to first use of the Website. If you continue to use the website you will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.  If you do not agree to be bound by these terms you should stop using the website.   It is also advisable to revisit the policy on reuse as the terms of the policy undergo regular updates. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS BELOW, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE WEBSITE OR THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OFFERED BY THE WEBSITE save for when you opt for exclusions as indicated under Section 8 of this document.

1.       This privacy policy sets out how the ZIMBABWE AFRICAN PEOPLE’S UNION, hereafter to be referred to as either ZAPU or simply the PARTY uses and protects any information that you give ZAPU when you use this Website: and any other referred to elsewhere in the policy.

2.       In today's world of shared information, ZAPU takes great care in protecting any personal information it may hold about anyone using our websites ( : or any others that the Party may periodically add) and any products or services provided in the Websites.

3.       This Privacy Policy details Zimbabwe African People’s Union's policies relating to any of your personal information the Party may hold.

4.       By using our Websites or any products or services provided by ZAPU, you expressly consent to the use and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy.

5.       We may periodically update this Privacy Policy. We encourage you to review this Privacy Policy from time to time to acquaint yourself with any changes.

6.       Zimbabwe African People’s Union is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this Website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

7.       This policy is effective from ?/11/2017.

 4.       Cookies

These are small files kept on your computer’s hard drive.

              We may use cookies to:

1.       Analyse our web traffic to help us evaluate and improve when necessary, content, design, and ease of navigation of the Website;

2.       Keep track of visitors and visitation to our Website as well as frequency of re-visitation;

3.       Store information about preferences of all visitors to our Website;

4.       Our cookies policy is guided by and complies with International Standards on the policy which can be viewed on the Addendum Section of the Website indicated as Guiding Protocols, Standards for Website Use

5.       Controlling cookies

4.5.1           If you do not wish our website to store cookies on your computer or device, just set your browser to refuse cookies;

4.5.2           However remember that doing so might result in loss of access to some functions, pages or services.

 5.       Purpose of gathering data and information.

We gather information in order to:

1.       Better understand visitors and regular users of our Website so as to provide appropriate products and services;

2.       Enable and facilitate functions on the Website;

3.       Have a clearer understanding of how visitors use the website in order to continually improve the experience users have on each visit.

 6.       The data we gather.

1.       Name; 

2.       Place and country of birth;

3.       Citizenship, current and previously held;

4.       Optional only information on occupation and job title

5.       Contact information, physical address(optional), email address and telephone numbers;

6.       Demographic information such as interests and preferences;

7.       Level of competence with information systems;

8.       Website usage;

9.       Any information relating to user enquiries;

10.    Any information as may be asked for through periodical surveys.

 7.       How we use this data.

We may use the data available to is for the following purposes:

1.       For internal records;

2.       To improve the service we provide;

3.       Any relevant information relating to your interests and enquiries both as a result of information you provide or deemed so by us;

4.       To render the website most accessible and user friendly to all visitors;

5.       To ensure that the information the Party disseminates is appropriate and  relevant to the users’ needs and requirements;

6.       To ensure that all Party communication to members and any other website visitors is communicated in the most appropriate language and style of website users;

7.       To offer the best and most appropriate contact method, direct calls, email or letter for all users from the Party and to the Party.

 8.       Controlling information about you.

        You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

1.       Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

2.       If you have previously agreed to our using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

3.       We will not share, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your express permission to do so or are required by law to do so.

4.       We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

5.       You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us, address attached on this Website.

6.       If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

7.       If you wish to know more about the Data Protection standards which we adhered to and which govern the keeping and use of personal data please refer to Addendum to this website.

 9.       ZAPU identification:

Every web page (excluding individual/personal web pages) will display an official ZAPU logo at the top of the page. The logo should be a link to the ZAPU home page.

 10.    ZAPU Branding:

1.       ZAPU identity standards are intended to serve as a foundation for applying consistent graphic and   editorial standards to ZAPU's print and online communications.

2.       Authors of any items to be placed on the websites are encouraged to make use of branding elements provided in the ZAPU Identity Guidelines as provided in the Addendum to this website.


 11.    Web Site Templates:

ZAPU maintains professionally designed web site design templates. These templates are standard    within the Web Content Management System (WCMS), and may also be made available outside the WCMS, see Addendum.

 12.    Content Standards and Quality.

In as much as the Party will monitor and censure any material which is not appropriate to upload onto our website it is the responsibility of all contributors to ensure that there are no breaches or infringements in the material they provide.


Below are suggestions, not by any means exhaustive that contributors need to bear in mind.

          Contributions must:

12.1 Be accurate (where they state facts). It is prudent to check and recheck information to ensure its

            authenticity prior to sharing;

12.2 Be genuinely held (where they state opinions);

12.3 Comply with applicable law in the country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

12.4            Contain any material which is defamatory of any person, see some Statutes in the Addendum, or posters containing potentially defamatory material;

12.5            Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;

12.6             Promote sexually explicit material;

12.7             Promote violence;

12.8             Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;

12.9              Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;

12.10    Be likely to deceive any person;

12.11    Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;

12.12    Promote any illegal activity;

12.13    Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;

12.14    Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;

12.15    Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;

12.16    Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case, or

12.17    Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

 13.    Sanctions.

In as much as the Party would encourage as much participation and use of the website as possible circumstances could arise where breaches could necessitate the application of sanctions to protect the integrity of ZAPU or the interests of other users.

The list of sanctions below are some of the steps the Party may take for this purpose:

13.1 Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use the Website;

13.2Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to the Website;

13.3Issuing of a warning to the user;

13.4Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;

13.5Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

 14     Accessing our Website.

14.1Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Website without notice;

14.2 We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

14.3From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts or the entire Website, just to users who have registered as members with us;

14.4If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party.

14.5We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Conditions of use.

14.6When using the Website, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy.

14.7You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.

14.8You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Conditions of use, and that they comply with them. 

15.    Viruses, hacking and other offences

15.1The user agrees that material downloaded or otherwise accessed through the use of the Website is obtained entirely at the user's own risk and that the user will be entirely responsible for any resulting damage to software or computer systems and/or any resulting loss of data, even if such loss and damage was reasonably foreseeable.

15.2Users must not misuse the Website by knowingly introducing viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

15.3Users must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.

15.4Users must not attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

15.5By breaching the provisions in the previous paragraph, users would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

15.6We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use the Website will cease immediately.

15.7We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of the Website or to your downloading of any material posted on them, or on any website linked to them.

 16.    The Party Website Management Team and Responsibilities.

 16.1This will have on-going responsibility for all the traffic into and out of the Website and will thus have the privilege of the passcodes essential for access.

16.2The team will have powers of barring material from the Website and user access as described under Section 14 of this policy;

16.3It is within the Team’s power to select the level to which to refer any matter before them, dependent on the nature of the matter in question.

16.4The composition of the Team may vary according to need and circumstances but at its core will be the following:

16.4.1       A member with an acceptable level of IT knowledge;

16.4.2       A member with understanding of the Party constitution;

16.4.3       A member with a legal background;

16.4.4       The above THREE acting together will exercise the powers stated under Sections 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3 of this Policy document.

16.4.5       It will be the responsibility of the Party Website Oversight and Management Team to appoint the personnel to the 6 role functions as specified under Section 16, Security even though the bigger voice will be of the IT specialist specified above in 16.4.1.

 17     Security

 17.1Information provided by users will be accorded maximum security appropriate to its sensitivity and importance by ensuring its availability to only those afforded the privilege according to the matrix below.

17.2Materials posted on the Website will be protected from alteration and corruption by the maintenance team within the Party Website Oversight and Management Team.

17.3Anyone with access to information will undergo a rigorous vetting process and only be allowed access after signing a ZAPU Official Secrets pledge.

17.4Any breach of confidentiality will be treated a criminal act, which will lead to the offending individual being reported for prosecution according to the laws of the country where such an offence takes place. 

Manage user permissions

17.5Each person requiring access to the ZAPU account should be invited from the user page. They should login to with their chosen email and password and should not share their login with anyone else.

17.6Having one login per user is an important way to control access to one’s account, permitting the Administrator  to easily remove users or change their permissions in the future.

17.7ZAPU uses the concept of roles to control what users can and cannot do within the account.

17.8ZAPU provides 6 pre-defined roles: Primary Owner, Owner, Admin, Editor, Contributor and Viewer. Each role has permission to perform is as described in the Addendum section of this policy document.

 18.    Links from our site 

18.1Currently there are three Websites linked to the main The growth plan is to create more to service the many operational areas and zones where the Party exists.

18.2 The Party Website Oversight and Management Team will consider, advise the Presidency on establishing external links as such needs arise.




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