Our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by our data subjects so that we can offer information and/or services to those for specific and legitimate purposes. Please review this Privacy Notice to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we obtain. Since our Privacy Notice may change at any time you will be receiving an update notification letter and your continued access to or use of our online systems / sites will mean that you agree to the changes.
The MIPLG’s Information Protection Policy (DPP) applies to personal information held by the Organization as a data controller and as described in this policy. The policy explains what information we collect about our data subjects, how we use that information, who we share it with, the circumstances under which we may share it and what steps are taken to make sure it stays private and secure. The policy also clearly outlines the right of data subjects in respect of information collected in the course of business.
It is important to know that the policy continues to apply even if the data subject’s agreement with MIPLG ends, subject to a limited time frame as may be prescribed by law.
1. Collection and Use of Personal Information
2.1. What we collect
Your personal information is not used for purposes other than those listed in this document, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required by law. In general we collect and generate the following information:
2.2 Why we collect it and the Legal Grounds
MIPLG generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request and to provide the requested and/or agreed services. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection. The applicable law allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result, when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:
In general we process, transfer and disclose your information to:
2.3 Retention of Information
We will only retain your personal data for as long as the extant provisions of the applicable laws of Nigeria require us to, or for the purposes set out in this policy or our contract with you, or when you exercise your right to request deletion of personal data.
After expiration of any of the aforementioned periods as applicable, your personal data will be irreversibly destroyed. This allows us to comply with legal and regulatory requirements or fulfill our legitimate purposes. If we do not need to retain information for a period of time, we may destroy, delete or anonymize it more promptly. Any personal data held by us will be kept by us until such time that you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.
2.4 Storage of Information
2.5 Sharing Information
We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except if necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law. These include:
As such information may be transferred and disclosed to authorities, law enforcement, government, persons acting on your behalf, payment recipients, beneficiaries, intermediaries, other financial institutions, lenders and holders of security over any property relevant to MIPLG, payment service providers, technology providers, support service providers, etc. We may also share aggregated or anonymized information with partners such as research groups, universities or advertisers.
2.6 Automated Decisions and Profiling
We do not use automated systems to make automated suggestions or decisions, including profiling, based on personal information we have, or that are allowed to collect from other authorized sources, about you. All personal data we collect have human involvement.
2.7. Further Processing
We sometimes process personal data for purposes other than those for which the personal data were initially collected where the processing is compatible with the purposes for which the personal data were initially collected. In order to ascertain whether the processing for another purpose is compatible with the purpose for which the personal data were initially collected:
3.0 Automatic Collection Cookies & IP Addresses
Cookies may be placed on your computer or internet-enabled device whenever you visit MIPLG online. This allows the site to remember your computer or device and serves a number of purposes.
Your selection will be saved in a cookie and is valid for a short period (e.g. 90 days). If you wish to revoke your selection, you may do so by clearing your browser’s cookies. Although most browsers automatically accept cookies, you can choose whether or not to accept cookies via your browser’s settings (often found in your browser’s Tools or Preferences menu). You may also delete cookies from your device at any time. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our web sites’ features.
Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. In our analytical reports, we may obtain other identifiers, but this is for the purpose of identifying the number of unique visitors to our web sites and geographic origin of visitor trends, and not to identify individual visitors. MIPLG may also collect and use the geographical location of your computer or mobile device. This location data is collected for the purpose of providing you with information regarding services which we believe may be of interest to you based on your geographic location, and to improve our location-based products and services.
By navigating on our web sites and accepting cookies or entering your login details to access areas reserved for registered users, you agree that we can place these cookies on your computer or internet enabled device.
3.2 IP Addresses
An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.
4.0 Your Rights
4.1 Data Subject Rights
MIPLG may ask for your permission for certain uses of your personal information, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter or sms notifications, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.
In general if you have submitted personal information to MIPLG, you have the following rights:
You can exercise your rights by contacting us using the details set out in the “Questions and Enforcement” section. We will make all reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, if it is consistent with applicable laws and regulations. In such a case every effort to comply within one month shall be made or to inform you of refusal and the basis of this, or of an extension to the period to comply.
5.0 Other Relevant Information
5.1 Data Security
MIPLG has security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite MIPLG’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. A series of technology and Cyber Security platforms and solutions are utilized to protect data within the MIPLG environment including, but not limited to perimeter security mechanisms, end point security mechanisms, encryption, etc.
5.2 Your Responsibilities
You are responsible for ensuring that the information provided to MIPLG on your behalf is accurate and up to date, and you must inform us if anything changes as soon as possible. If you provide information for another person on your account, you must direct them to this notice and ensure they also agree to us using their information.
5.3 Questions, Remedies and Time Frame for Remedies
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you may escalate your concern to NITDA by visiting their website at www. nitda.gov.ng or email – firstname.lastname@example.org but this is without prejudice to your right to file an action in a court of law. The time frame for remedies may be determined by a court of competent jurisdiction or the regulator.
5.4 Children’s Privacy
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from Children below the legal age. If you become aware that a Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from Children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
5.5 Links to Other Websites
5.6 Governing Principles of our Data Processing
We guarantee that your personal data shall be: