Privacy Policy

The data we collect and why we collect it.


When visitors leave comments on our news articles, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the loop visitor’s IP address and browser information to help detect spam.

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 stated here: >>>

After approval of your comment, your profile picture will be visible to  the public in the context of your comment.


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.

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Cookies policies.

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 one year in our data base before they automatically get deleted.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. Temporary cookies contains no personal data and are 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 two days, and screen options cookies last a year.

If you select “Remember Me”, your login will stay 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 records no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 24Hours.

Embedded content from other websites.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behave 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.


This includes;

Who we share your data with and 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 for example offensive comments, threats of terrorism among others.

Rules for comments and discussions on Kampala Daily News website

We’re happy you’re here–and can’t wait to see what you think about stories that are published on our websites ( and all our social media channels. But when you’re composing that insightful piece, remember–we want to be objective. In that case, when you type a comment, imagine you’re saying it to the person’s face. If you can’t behave civil, we’ll send you to Tarzan so you can swing right and left with him. Or at the very least, delete the offending post. Repeat offenders may be banned for posting comments to our website and social media channels.

Should we be more specific? Well, perhaps you’ve already understood and we should probably not.

What we don’t accept:

Use of inappropriate language or links/trackbacks to obscene or inappropriate content. This includes using obscenities as well as being just plain mean.

Defame an individual or group, or violate any trademarks or copyrighted material.

Upload or link to viruses or other malicious code.

Encourage or advocate illegal activity or propose illegal activity.

Violate the privacy of others.

Promote commercial services or products.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and once we notice the above mentioned, we reserve the right to ban you permanently from our website.

Access to and use of this site ( is provided by Kampala Updates but is subject to the following terms:


By using this website you agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use (ToU), which shall take effect immediately on your first use of, hereinafter referred to as Kampala Daily News. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms please do not access and/or use Kampala Updates.

Changes are continuously made to these terms at any time by posting new information online. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made. Your continued use of this website even after changes have been made means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated and/or amended. Notice that no notification may be made to users of this website before or after changes have been made.

Copying/reproduction/use of material from

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public, or otherwise use content from Kampala Updates in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial or educational/research use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any  content except for your own personal, non-commercial or educational/research use. Any other use of our content requires the prior written permission of the Kampala Updates.

Guidelines on using content:

Where this content is utilized on an online medium, the user will be required to link back to Kampala Updates for as long as such content runs. This is a requirement that all users in this category must fulfill, be they owners of profit or not-for-profit portals.

Where such content is utilized through a print medium, the user will be required to supply to their readership the website address of Kampala Updates (

Where content is utilized through a broadcast medium, a user shall be required to specifically mention  Kampala Updates as the source.

Lawful use of

You agree to use Kampala Updates only for lawful purposes, and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of this website. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content, posting material with a malicious intention to harm the reputation of an individual/organisation or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within Kampala Updates.


Content on this website, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the Kampala Updates or to third party products and services is provided “AS IS” and on an “IS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

Under no circumstances will Kampala Updates be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of Kampala Updates, regardless of the form of action.

Kampala Updates does not warrant that functions and/or features contained in on this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

Intellectual Property

The names, images and logos identifying the Kampala Updates or third parties and their products and services are subject to copyright, design rights and trade marks of Kampala Updates and/or third parties.

Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of Kampala Updates, or any other third parties.

Contributions/submissions to Kampala Updates

Where you are invited to submit any contribution to Kampala Updates (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio) you agree, by submitting your contribution, to grant Kampala Daily News a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, sub-licenseable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, play, make available to the public, and exercise all copyright and publicity rights with respect to your contribution worldwide and/or to incorporate your contribution in other works in any media now known or later developed for the full term of any rights that may exist in your contribution. If you do not want to grant to Kampala Updates the rights set out above, please do not submit your contribution to this website.

Following through on the paragraph above, you guarantee to Kampala Updates that any material you have submitted:

– is your contribution;

– is your own original work and that you have the right to make it available to Kampala Updates.

– is not defamatory; and

– does not infringe any law; and you agree to indemnify Kampala Updates against all legal fees, damages and other expenses that may be incurred as a result of your breach of the above warranty; and

– waive any moral rights in your contribution for the purposes of its submission to and publication on Kampala Updates website and the purposes specified above.

Kampala Updates Community Rules

You agree to use Kampala Updates (including message boards and chat rooms) in accordance with the following Community Rules. These apply across all Kampala Updates sites and services:

  1. Civility

All contributions must be civil. Kampala Updates site administration staff reserves the right to remove material deemed unfit for the website, without prior notification of its originator. Civil and distasteful material shall also include disruptive, offensive or abusive contributions or contributions made with the intention of causing trouble.

  1. Lawful content

All content that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, racially offensive or otherwise objectionable material is not acceptable on Kampala Updates. Contributing material with the intention of committing or promoting an illegal act is strictly prohibited.

You may not submit any defamatory or illegal material of any nature to any of Kampala Updates’ online community. This includes text, graphics, video, programs or audio.

You agree to only submit materials which are your own original work. You must not violate, plagiarize, or infringe the rights of third parties including copyright, trade mark, trade secrets, privacy, publicity, personal or proprietary rights.

  1. Technical abuse of communities

Such abuse includes but is not limited to multiple logins for the purpose of disrupting any Kampala Updates community or annoying other users or the community moderator, as well as spamming (i.e. posting the same thread several times).

  1. Advertising or marketing positions from Kampala Updates’ communities

No advertising or marketing or giving publicity due or undue to a cause without the prior permission of Kampala Updates is permitted. Similarly, you may not refer to/make mention of specific URLs (web site addresses) without first receiving the permission of a community moderator or Kampala Updates.

  1. Mode of communication

Contributions shall be made only in English. Contributions containing languages other than English are not permitted and will be removed.

  1. User names (ids)

No inappropriate (e.g. vulgar, offensive etc) user names are allowed especially when signing up for membership on any Kampala Updates community. Failure to abide by this rule shall lead to a termination of your membership.

  1. Use of personal information

Unless expressly necessary, do not submit vital personal information to any of our communities. Such information may include but is not limited to names, physical and postal addresses, bank account/credit card information etc. You shall be duly notified when you are required to provide information that is of a personal name, and this shall be treated with utmost confidentiality.


The views expressed in Kampala Updates’ Online community are those of members of the public/users of this website and are not necessarily those of Kampala Updates.

Failure to abide by these terms may lead to a suspension from use of a service/services of Kampala Updates (where applicable), total discontinuation of a service to a user (where applicable), or prosecution in the courts of law in extreme circumstances.


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