PRIVACY POLICY

At BIZWATCHNIGERIA Limited (“BIZWATCHNIGERIA”), we are committed to keeping the confidentiality and privacy of any personal information collected by BIZWATCHNIGERIA, www.bizwatchnigeria.ng, and its affiliates when you use our websites, mobile applications, or other online services (collectively referred to as “the Services”).

As a condition to use www.bizwatchnigeria.ng (“our website”), you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy which may be subject to change without prior notification. You are consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may not be able to provide all of our services to you if you do not provide the information we require.

Our website is intended for a general audience, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 18.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites and mobile applications that may link to the Websites or be linked on to the Websites. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third-party websites and applications; please consult these websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.

Information We Collect About You

We collect, process, and retain information through this website about you from you, other sources and any devices (including mobile devices) you may use when you use or interact with our Websites.

Information you provide: When you access certain features of our website, or directly correspond with us, we may collect your Contact information (such as name, address, email address, phone numbers and photographic images.); Occupational data (such as profession, position, title, company); and Other information you may provide to us, such as through our “Contact Us” feature.

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comment sections to posted articles (“Public Social Features”), becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any information that you expect to keep private. BIZWATCHNIGERIA cannot control who views information that you post in public areas of our websites and is not responsible for how third parties, including other users may use or disclose information that you post in public areas of our websites or otherwise share with other users or third parties.

Information obtained from other sources or by automated means: BIZWATCHNIGERIA may obtain personal information about you through the Site from publicly and commercially available sources and from our service providers, including geo-location data, demographic information, additional contact information, group affiliations, occupational information, and educational background. BIZWATCHNIGERIA also gathers information by automated means (such as cookies, web beacons, web server logs, JavaScript and other similar technologies), including through technologies designed to obtain information regarding your use of the Site.  The information we obtain in this manner may include: Your Internet Protocol (IP) address; Device information, your device type and settings, software used, browser type and operating system; Language preferences; referral URL; ad data; browsing history; transaction history, web log information; group affiliations, educational background and location.

How we use your information

BIZWATCHNIGERIA and its affiliates uses the information you offer to provide you better services, improve your experience on our website, analyze and compile trends and statistics, fulfill your requests for information; provide customer support; communicate with you about your account, profile, or transactions with us, or changes to our policies or terms; send you letters or other materials; send you offers or other communications about our products and services, such as special or promotional events, including services, products, or events for which we collaborate or co-offer with a third party; detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal.

How we share your information

BIZWATCHNIGERIA may share your personal information with: our third party service providers; law enforcement authorities and other government officials in compliance with subpoenas, court orders, legal process or other legal obligations or where it is deemed necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss; our business partners who provide products and services that we think you may be interested in; any acquiring party or merged entity during a change/transfer of our ownership, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. Under such circumstances, we would request the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy. Notwithstanding, when the information collected from or about you is not defined as personal information under the applicable law, we may share such non-personal, de-identified information or aggregated information with third parties at our discretion.

How we secure your information

BIZWATCHNIGERIA takes reasonable security measures to help protect the personal information collected through our Websites from loss, theft, and unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your personal information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. You can help protect the privacy of your own information by using encryption and other techniques to prevent unauthorized interception of your personal information. You are responsible for the security of any personal information that you transmit to us or view, download, or otherwise access when using unencrypted, public or otherwise unsecured networks.

How we use Cookies, Analytics and Advertising

Like many companies, we and our service providers and third-party partners, including vendors, use cookies, web beacons and other technologies (collectively “cookies”) on our website to collect information that helps us enhance your experience and our website.  This help us to understand how to better tailor the Site to your interests. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to disable or reject cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your browser to decline cookies, some features of the website may not work or may not work as designed.

We may partner with third party advertising companies who use these tracking tools to provide advertisements on other websites.  These third parties may use these technologies to collect information about you when you use the Websites. They may collect information about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may also use persistent identifiers to track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond the Websites. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based advertising or other targeted content. Some content or applications on the Websites may be served by unaffiliated third parties. We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used.

Analytics: We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”), on our Websites. Google Analytics uses cookies or other tracking technologies to help us analyze how users interact with and use the Websites, compile reports on the Websites’ activity, and provide other services related to Websites activity and usage. The technologies used by Google may collect information such as your IP address, time of visit, whether you are a return visitor, and any referring website.  The Websites do not use Google Analytics to gather information that personally identifies you. The information generated by Google Analytics will be transmitted to and stored by Google and will be subject to Google’s privacy policy.

Advertising: we collect and use automated information to offer relevant advertising on our website and across the internet on behalf of ourselves and advertisers. Some of this advertising is based on your activity on our website. Other advertising is based on your activity across different sites on the internet. BIZWATCHNIGERIA and third party advertising companies, such as ad networks, may use cookies, pixels and other technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites or apps and on third-party sites and apps (such as web pages you visit and your interaction with our advertising and other communications) and use this information to make predictions about your preferences, develop personalized content and deliver ads that are more relevant to you on our sites and apps, third party sites and across your devices. This information may also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns. You are free to opt out of this advertising. If you opt-out of interest-based advertising by us or a third party, these tracking technologies may still collect data for other purposes including analytics and you will still see ads from us across the Internet, but the ads will not be targeted based on behavioural information and may therefore be less relevant to you and your interests.

Your choices and your right - how to access and modify your information

You have the right to update your profile information that you submitted to us. You can choose to use our website without providing any information about yourself to us directly, but please note, as described above, some information may be collected automatically or be requested by us so that you can take advantage of certain features on our website. You also have choices about whether cookies and other similar technologies are placed on your computer or mobile device. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice or the manner in which we or our service providers treat your personal information, would like to exercise your choices, or would like us to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact us as follows email address: [email protected]bizwatchnigeria.ng

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