Afriupdate.com collects some Personal Data from its Users.
Users may be subject to different protection standards and broader standards may therefore apply to some. In order to learn more about the protection criteria, Users can refer to the applicability section.
Owner and Data Controller
Afriupdate Global Media
Owner contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of Data collected
Among the types of Personal Data that afriupdate.com collects, by itself or through third parties, there are email addresses; Cookies; Usage Data; various types of Data.
Personal Data may be freely provided by the User, or, in case of Usage Data, collected automatically when using afriupdate.com.
Unless specified otherwise, all Data requested by afriupdate.com is mandatory and failure to provide this Data may make it impossible for afriupdate.com to provide its services. In cases where afriupdate.com specifically states that some Data is not mandatory, Users are free not to communicate this Data without consequences to the availability or the functioning of the Service.
Users who are uncertain about which Personal Data is mandatory are welcome to contact the Owner.
Users are responsible for any third-party Personal Data obtained, published, or shared through afriupdate.com and confirm that they have the third party’s consent to provide the Data to the Owner.
Mode and place of processing the Data
Methods of processing
The Owner takes appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.
The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the Owner, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of afriupdate.com (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third-party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. An updated list of these parties may be requested from the Owner at any time.
Legal basis of processing
The Owner may process Personal Data relating to Users if one of the following applies:
- Users have given their consent for one or more specific purposes. Note: Under some legislations, the Owner may be allowed to process Personal Data until the User objects to such processing (“opt-out”), without having to rely on consent or any other of the following legal bases. This, however, does not apply, whenever the processing of Personal Data is subject to European data protection law;
- provision of Data is necessary for the performance of an agreement with the User and/or for any pre-contractual obligations thereof;
- processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the Owner is subject;
- processing is related to a task that is carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Owner;
- processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner or by a third party.
In any case, the Owner will gladly help to clarify the specific legal basis that applies to the processing, and in particular whether the provision of Personal Data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract.
The Data is processed at the Owner’s operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved in the processing are located.
Depending on the User’s location, data transfers may involve transferring the User’s Data to a country other than their own. To find out more about the place of processing of such transferred Data, Users can check the section containing details about the processing of Personal Data.
If broader protection standards are applicable, Users are also entitled to learn about the legal basis of Data transfers to a country outside the European Union or to any international organization governed by public international law or set up by two or more countries, such as the UN, and about the security measures taken by the Owner to safeguard their Data.
If any such transfer takes place, Users can find out more by checking the relevant sections of this document or inquire with the Owner using the information provided in the contact section.
Personal Data shall be processed and stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for.
- Personal Data collected for purposes related to the performance of a contract between the Owner and the User shall be retained until such contract has been fully performed.
- Personal Data collected for the purposes of the Owner’s legitimate interests shall be retained as long as needed to fulfill such purposes. Users may find specific information regarding the legitimate interests pursued by the Owner within the relevant sections of this document or by contacting the Owner.
The Owner may be allowed to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever the User has given consent to such processing, as long as such consent is not withdrawn. Furthermore, the Owner may be obliged to retain Personal Data for a longer period whenever required to do so for the performance of a legal obligation or upon order of an authority.
Once the retention period expires, Personal Data shall be deleted. Therefore, the right to access, the right to erasure, the right to rectification, and the right to data portability cannot be enforced after the expiration of the retention period.
The purposes of processing
The Data concerning the User is collected to allow the Owner to provide its Services, as well as for the following purposes: Handling payments, Contacting the User, Analytics, Interaction with external social networks and platforms, Advertising, Content commenting, Content performance, and features testing (A/B testing), Displaying content from external platforms, Registration and authentication and SPAM protection.
Users can find further detailed information about such purposes of processing and about the specific Personal Data used for each purpose in the respective sections of this document.
Afriupdate Engagement Policy
Afriupdate News values its relationships with all our consumers worldwide and those we collaborate with to bring you exciting content on a daily basis. We also take very seriously matters involving cyber-security so we can continue to protect you, our collaborators, and our brand. With that in mind, it is very important to note that we do not engage in the practice of solicitation or phishing. Any correspondence to you from our company should have an official email address ending in either @afriupdate. Any emails you receive without these designations from persons claiming to be an employee, representative, or partner of Afriupdate Nigeria Limited and/or Afriupdate Inc. are fraudulent and very likely being used in furtherance of a scam to obtain your personal information, or even in some cases, your money. We are committed to fully investigating and taking aggressive legal action against any person or persons posing as an employee of our company or misrepresenting themselves as a partner of ours to deceive you. This includes pursuing criminal charges against such people. If you are the recipient of any such email, please report it to us immediately. We appreciate your help in making sure that Afriupdate News remains a safe digital environment for all to enjoy.