Effective Date: 29th September 2023
Your privacy is important to us. This privacy statement explains the personal data NeGSt processes, how NeGSt processes it, and for what purposes. NeGSt offers a wide range of services and products to individuals and corporate entities. References to NeGSt products in this statement include NeGSt services, products, websites, apps, software, servers, and devices. Please read the product-specific details in this privacy statement, which provide additional relevant information. This statement applies to the interactions NeGSt has with you and the NeGSt product and service offerings, as well as other NeGSt products that display this statement.
What is Personal Data and what do we collect?
What is personal data?
By law all organizations in Nigeria are obliged to process your personal data in certain ways and to ensure that you are given an appropriate amount of information about how they use it. You also have various rights to seek information from those organizations about how they are using your data, and to prevent them from processing it unlawfully.
Personal data we collect
NeGSt collects data from you, through our interactions with you and through our products. You provide some of this data directly, and we get some of it by collecting data about your interactions, use, and experiences with our products. The data we collect depends on the context of your interactions with NeGSt and the choices you make, including your privacy settings and the products and features you use. We also obtain data about you from third parties.
You have choices when it comes to the technology you use and the data you share. When we ask you to provide personal data, you can decline. Many of our products require some personal data to provide you with a service. If you choose not to provide data -required to provide you with a product or service, you may not be able to use that product or service. Likewise, where we need to collect personal data by law or to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and you do not provide the data, we will not be able to enter into the contract; or if this relates to an existing product you are using, we may have to suspend or cancel it. We will notify you if this is the case at the time. Where providing the data is optional, and you choose not to share personal data, features like personalization that use such data will not work for you.
How we use personal data
NeGSt uses the data we collect to provide you with rich, interactive experiences. In particular, we use data to:
- Improve and develop our products.
- Personalize our products and make recommendations.
- Advertise and market to you, which includes sending promotional communications, targeting advertising, and presenting you with relevant offers.
We also use the data to operate our business, which includes analyzing our performance, meeting our legal obligations, developing our workforce, and doing research.
In carrying out these purposes, we combine data we collect from different contexts (for example, from your use of our products) or obtain from third parties to give you a more seamless, consistent, and personalized experience, to make informed business decisions, and for other legitimate purposes.
Our processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and manual (human) methods of processing. Our automated methods often are related to and supported by our manual methods. For example, to build, train, and improve the accuracy of our automated methods of processing (including artificial intelligence), we manually review some of the predictions and inferences produced by the automated methods against the underlying data from which the predictions and inferences were made.
Reasons we share personal data
We share your personal data with your consent or to complete any transaction or provide any product you have requested or authorized. We also share data with NeGSt -controlled affiliates and subsidiaries; with vendors working on our behalf; when required by law or to respond to legal process; to protect our customers; to protect lives; to maintain the security of our products and services; and to protect the rights and property of NeGSt and its customers.
How to access and control your personal data
You can also make choices about the collection and use of your data by NeGSt. You can control your personal data that NeGSt has obtained, and exercise your data protection rights, by contacting NeGSt or using various tools we provide. In some cases, your ability to access or control your personal data will be limited, as required or permitted by applicable law. How you can access or control your personal data will also depend on which products you use. For example, you can:
- Choose whether you wish to receive promotional emails, SMS messages, telephone calls, and postal mail from NeGSt.
- Access and clear some of your data through our privacy dashboard.
Not all personal data processed by NeGSt can be accessed or controlled via the tools above. If you want to access or control personal data processed by NeGSt that is not available via the tools above or directly through the NeGSt products you use, you can always contact us by using our web form.
Cookies and similar technologies
We also use “web beacons” to help deliver cookies and gather usage and performance data. Our websites may include web beacons, cookies, or similar technologies from NeGSt affiliates and partners as well as third parties, such as service providers acting on our behalf.
Third party cookies may include: Social Media cookies designed to show you ads and content based on your social media profiles and activities on our websites; Analytics cookies to better understand how you and others use our websites so that we can make them better, and so the third parties can improve their own products and services; Advertising cookies to show you ads that are relevant to you; and Required cookies used to perform essential website functions. Where required, we obtain your consent prior to placing or using optional cookies that are not (i) strictly necessary to provide the website; or (ii) for the purpose of facilitating a communication.
Please see the Learn more section below for information about our use of third party cookies, web beacons and analytics services, and other similar technologies on our websites and services. For a list of the third parties that set cookies on our websites, including service providers acting on our behalf, please visit our inventory.
Products provided by your organization—notice to end users
If you use a NeGSt product with an account provided by an organization you are affiliated with, such as your work or school account, that organization can:
- Control and administer your NeGSt product and product account, including controlling privacy-related settings of the product or product account.
- Access and process your data, including the interaction data, diagnostic data, and the contents of your communications and files associated with your NeGSt product and product accounts.
If you lose access to your work or school account (in event of change of employment, for example), you may lose access to products and the content associated with those products, including those you acquired on your own behalf, if you used your work or school account to sign in to such products.
Many NeGSt products are intended for use by individuals, organizations, and businesses. If your organization provides you with access to NeGSt products, your use of the NeGSt products is subject to your organization's policies, if any. You should direct your privacy inquiries, including any requests to exercise your data protection rights, to your organization’s administrator. When you use social features in NeGSt products, other users in your network may see some of your activity. To learn more about the social features and other functionality, please review documentation or help content specific to the NeGSt product. NeGSt is not responsible for the privacy or security practices of our customers, which may differ from those set forth in this privacy statement.
When you use a NeGSt product provided by your organization, NeGSt’s processing of your personal data in connection with that product is governed by a contract between NeGSt and your organization. NeGSt processes your personal data to provide the product to your organization and you, and in some cases for NeGSt’s business operations related to providing the product as described herein. As mentioned above, if you have questions about NeGSt’s processing of your personal data in connection with providing products to your organization, please contact your organization. If you have questions about NeGSt’s business operations in connection with providing products to your organization as provided in the Product Terms, please contact NeGSt through firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection of data from children
For users under the age of 18 or as specified by law in their jurisdiction, certain NeGSt products and services will either block users under that age or will ask them to obtain consent or authorization from a parent or guardian before they can use it, including when creating an account to access NeGSt services. We will not knowingly ask children under that age to provide more data than is required to provide for the product.
Once parental consent or authorization is granted, the child's account is treated much like any other account.
You agree to indemnify and hold NeGSt, and its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you submit, post, transmit or make available through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, or your violation of any rights of another.
Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT:
a. YOUR USE OF OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. NeGSt EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
b. NeGSt MAKES NO WARRANTY, REPRESENTATIONS AND CONDITIONS THAT (i) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, AND (IV) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED.
c. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.
d. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM NeGSt OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE USER AGREEMENT.
e. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NeGSt SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE A SERVICE; (ii) LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY RETURNED THROUGH A TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
f. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.