Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) is intended to inform you how we collect, use and disclose your personal data. This Policy is intended to assist you in making informed decisions about your Information when using our website or the services provided by us or our group companies. Please take a minute to read and understand the Policy.

By using our website and services you consent to our collection and use of your Information as described in this Policy. If we change our Policy and/or procedures, we will post those changes on our website to keep you aware of what Information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. Your continued use of the website or services after this Policy has been amended shall be deemed to be your continued acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Policy, as amended. We encourage you to bookmark this Web page and review this Policy regularly.

In addition to this Policy, each service offered by us or our third party companies may have additional privacy provisions that are specific to the particular service. These supplemental disclosures are made adjacent to the particular service at the time your Information is collected.

2 WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

All your Information will be held and used in accordance with the Act where applicable. If you want to know what Information we collect and hold about you, please write to us at admin@abcnaija.com. When you visit abcnaija.com and use our website or request our services you may provide us with or we may collect your Information such as your, email address and other personal information. You may provide or we may collect this Information in a number of ways:

2.1 Information you voluntarily provide to us

We collect and maintain Information that you voluntarily submit to us during your use of abcnaija.com or services. For example:

  • When you visit our website and comment, you may provide us with certain Information including your name, email address and contact numbers
  • You may provide us with Information in the course of email, customer support interactions and surveys.

Different websites operated by us may ask for different pieces of Information. You can choose not to provide us with certain Information, but this may stop you from gaining access to a service or limit the features that you can use on our websites. For more information, please see the “How We Use Your Information” section of the Policy below.

2.2 Information we collect through your use of our Website

As you use our website, Information may also be passively collected by us through our use of cookies, pixels, beacons, log files and other technologies. This Information allows us to deliver more helpful information, services, tools and advertisements

3 HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We will use your Information in the ways described below and as described at the time that the Information is collected.

3.1 To Provide the Services

In general, we use your Information as necessary or appropriate for our business purposes including to:

  • Respond to inquiries or requests that you direct to us
  • Fulfill your requests for products or services
  • Send communications and administrative emails about the website or our services
  • Personalize and better tailor the features, performance and support of the website and our services for your use; analyze, benchmark and conduct research on user data and user interactions with the website and our services
  • Other purposes related to any of the above

3.2 Marketing

Where you have provided us with the appropriate consents, or where the Act entitles us to do so, we may send you marketing materials about other products or services offered by us. In addition, where you have provided us with the appropriate consents, we may also pass your Information to one or more of our group companies or other selected third parties for marketing purposes. However, be assured that we understand the irritations of unsolicited communications and we are fully committed to ensuring the rights and obligations set out in the Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, updated 2004 and 2011 are respected.

After you have exercised your right to object or reject the use of cookies, you may still see advertisements, on our websites. If you change your computer, change your browser or delete certain cookies, you will need to renew your preferences.

4 CAN I FIND OUT WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION COMMUNICATE HOLDS ON ME?

Under the Act you have the right to request a copy of the Information that we hold about you. There will be an administration fee of N100,000 associated with this request and it will require two pieces of identification to prove your identity. Please make a written application to the Data Protection Officer, Abc Naija.

If any of the Information that we hold about you is incorrect, you can click on the contact us link on our website. If the incorrect Information relates to your magazine subscription, then you can contact the customer services team on +2347066832678 who will update your details as soon as practically possible.

5 HOW WE DISCLOSE YOUR INFORMATION TO THIRD PARTIES

We may share your Information with third parties as specifically approved by you or under the circumstances described below.

5.1 Disclosure for legal reasons

We may disclose your Information if we are under a duty to disclose or share your Information to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply or fulfill our terms and conditions and other agreements or protect the rights, property, or safety of our customers, our group companies or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

We use a number of third party organizations to help provide a professional service to our customers (i.e. call centers, and website designers). These organizations act as data processors and are strictly controlled in how they may/may not use your Information and we remain responsible for the protection of your Information.

5.2 Changes to our Company

In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another News Agency, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Policy.

6 UPDATING AND CONTROL OF YOUR INFORMATION

There are a number of ways in which you can control the collection, use, and sharing of your Information and update your Information and preferences.

6.1 Opting-Out on Receipt of Marketing Communications

When you receive a Newsletter on your email or marketing communications from us you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the marketing e-mail or newsletter.

6.2 Contacting Us

If your information has changed or if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications from us then please contact us to update your information.

Please note that:

  • Even if you delete Information, we may retain your Information in conformance with our data retention policy; and
  • We are not responsible for updating or removing your Information contained in the lists or databases of third parties who have been provided with Information as permitted by this Policy.

7 THIRD PARTY LINKS AND SERVICES

Please remember that when you use a link to go from our website (http://abcnaija.com) to another website or you request a service from a third party, our Policy no longer applies. Your browsing and interaction on any other website or your dealings with any other third party service provider, is subject to that website’s or third party service provider’s own rules and policies. We do not monitor, control, or endorse the information collection or privacy practices of any third parties. We encourage you to become familiar with the privacy practices of every website you visit or third party service provider that you deal with and to contact them if you have any questions about their respective privacy policies and practices. This Policy applies solely to information collected by us through our website or services and does not apply to these third party websites and third party service providers.

8 WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

The Information that we collect from you been stored and processed at our location here in Nigeria for now. By submitting Information to us, you agree to this, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of the Model Contractual Arrangements as approved by the AU, or other contractual means to ensure that your Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Policy and the Act.

9 SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We follow appropriate security procedures in the storage and disclosure of your Information so as to prevent unauthorized access by third parties. We also require those parties to whom we transfer personal information to comply with the same. However, unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. So, we cannot ensure the security of your Information transmitted by you to us via the internet. Any such transmission is at your own risk and you acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible for any unauthorized use, distribution, damage or destruction of your Information, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the Act. Once we have received your Information we will use security procedures and features to prevent unauthorized access to it.

10 SOCIAL MEDIA

We do not control how your personal information is collected, stored or used by such third party sites or to whom it is disclosed. You should review the privacy policies and settings on any social networking site that you subscribe to so that you understand the information they may be sharing. If you do not want your networking sites to share information about you, you must contact that site and determine whether it gives you the opportunity to opt-out of sharing such information. We are not responsible for how these third party sites may use information collected from or about you.

COOKIES

When you visit our website, we use cookies, which are small pieces of information that allow us to maintain your connection to our website. This website may use cookies for detecting what kind of device you have in order to present content in the best way, for a language switch and/or for other purposes. These cookies do not collect or store any personally identifiable information. You can refuse the use of cookies (refer below for further information).

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operators analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

HOW TO REFUSE THE USE OF COOKIES

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do this you may lose some useful functionality such as personalization and ‘keep me signed in’ and ‘remember me’ features.