Privacy

Privacy Policy Statement

We at Insight.ng take our readers privacy serious, and we respect your opinion and concern as a user of our website. The privacy explains our practices as regards the information we collect through Insight.ng its affiliate, DigitalPud.com. This privacy policy aims to help you make informed decisions about how you use the information we collect when you visit our Site or use any of our services, as well as your rights in determining what we do with the information that we collect or hold about you.

By accessing or using Insight.ng or contribute content in any means, you agree to this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.

This Privacy Statement also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access to and correction or deletion of your user information.

By using the Site, you acknowledge that you understand that we will use your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Where required by law, you will also be asked to provide clear and unequivocal affirmative consent to the collection, processing, and sharing of your user information via cookies and similar technologies. The Site is owned and operated by Insight.ng.

 

About us

 Insight.ng is a subsidiary of DigitalPud Inc.

 

Summary

To enhance, personalise, and support your experience on the Site, among other things, we collect, use, and share your user information. For example, we use the aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to improve the Site’s user experience generally.

 

As detailed below, your user information may also be used by Insight.ng and its partners to tailor content and ads, provide social media features (e.g., features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyse traffic, and provide similar services and content.

 

Insight.ng is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please send us a direct mail at info@insight.ng.

 

What this Privacy Statement Covers

This Privacy Statement covers the Site. While you may encounter links on the Site to other websites, such as those relating to our parent company, third-party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners (e.g., our affiliate network operators), please note that these websites are not covered by this Privacy Statement (unless otherwise indicated on such Site, which may be the case if, for example, the Site is also owned and operated by DigitalPud.com).

 

This Privacy Statement does not apply to the activities of Insight.ng’ third-party sponsors, advertisers, and other partners (e.g. our affiliate network operators) that may collect your user information.

 

At the same time, you access or use such third party’s services in connection with your use of our Site (e.g. social media and sharing services).

This Privacy Statement does not cover the privacy and information practices of those third parties. To learn more about such third-party policies, we encourage you to read and review the privacy statements of each third-party service that you may choose to use. This Privacy Statement applies only to user information collected by us.

 

As a general reminder, please know that Insight.ng will not be responsible for any personal information you put in our forum section or comment, and often time, this information is open to the public. We might not be able to control how viral it can go.

For example, if you voluntarily disclose user information on our social media handle or comment sections, such information may be open to everyone. We are not responsible for the user information you may choose to submit in these public forums.

 

To request removal of your user information from our blog or community forum, please contact us at Insight.ng

 

Gathering of Information

Section Overview: We collect user information when you use the Site. Sometimes you may submit it to us yourself, other times it may be collected automatically. You can manage and change your preferences, as outlined below.

Information Collected

When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners.

As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered. Still, it may include, among other things, user information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting registration or application on the Site, you may submit your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information), user information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and user information that our third-party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so.

Voluntary Submission

Insight.ng may collect user information (including personally identifiable information) that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for user information, such as your email address, when you register to become a member of the Site or for any of our program.

 

You may also provide useful information to Insight.ng in other contexts, including, for example, on your member profile page and public profile URL, to enter into a sweepstake, contest, or promotion.

 

In the event you order something from the Site or one of our co-branded websites, we may request additional user information, such as your address, telephone number and credit card information, to complete the purchase.

You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access specific options and services.

If you wish to provide useful information to us about a third party, such your friend or colleague, in connection with a referral, recommendation, nomination, or another purpose, please only do so if you have the permission of that third party. When you register or become a member of the Site or provide information to Insight.ng in any other manner, you agree to provide only correct, accurate, current and complete information.

Information that We Collect Automatically

When you visit our Site, we may collect certain user information automatically from your device.

Specifically, the user information we collect automatically may include information like your IP address, device type, unique device identification numbers, browser-type, general geographic location (e.g. country or city-level location) and other technical details. We may also collect user information about how your device has interacted with our Site, including the pages accessed and links clicked.

Collecting this information enables us to understand better the visitors who come to our Site, where they come from, and what content on our Site is of interest to them. We use this information for our business purposes, including internal analytics purposes and to improve the quality and relevance of our Site to our visitors.

Some of this information may be collected using cookies and similar tracking technology, as explained further below.

Cookies

A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect user information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to your user information, so our use of these cookies may allow us to better understand how you use our Site, or to serve you with personalised advertising.

In particular, our partners and we use cookies and similar technologies on the Site for our business purposes of personalising and optimising your browsing experience and the Site by:

  • providing you with tailored content and advertisements
  • enabling social media features,
  • safeguarding against spam and malware,
  • analysing trends, traffic, and user behaviour,
  • administering the Site,
  • gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole,
  • tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites,
  • remembering your preferences and voluntarily-submitted information (e.g. custom video playlists, preferences, job title, story ratings, membership status),
  • performing location-related functionalities and analytics
  • participating in market research (e.g., Site ratings), and
  • educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements.

Please note most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies.

Please do review your web browser settings if you want to use your web browser to control our cookies.

Log Files

The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used for our business purpose of internal analysis of traffic patterns within our Site.

Information that We Obtain from Third Party Sources

From time to time, we may collect personal information about you from third party sources (including data append services such as public or social graph data, or social media websites if you have chosen to log in or connect your social media with our Site) which we will use for our business purposes (for example, to better serve you with content or promotions).

However, we will only use this information where these third parties either have your consent or are otherwise legally permitted or required to disclose your personal information to us.

Use of Your Information

Section Overview: Our primary goal in collecting, using, and sharing user information is to enhance your experience on the Site, support the Site, and improve its features, performance, and other elements. Your user information may be used for the purposes outlined below. We will not use your user information without a valid legal basis to do so.

To Target Content and Advertising

Insight.ng may use your user information for advertising purposes in order to promote our Site or our other products or services, and the products and services of third parties. To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our Site you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas.

To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site

To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the email address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile

To Provide Communications from Third Parties

We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor will we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third party offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your email address will be sent to the third party. You can remove your consent to this use or modify your related user information by contacting us at Insight.ng.

Sharing of Information

You may be requested to voluntarily provide certain user information during your use of the Site. If you choose to do so, that user information may be shared with Insight.ng as well as our parent company, third-party vendors and service providers who fulfil our business purposes.

 

In addition, if you provide any user information via an advertiser promotion. Please be aware you are directly providing your user information to that advertiser. Similarly, we may share certain attendee user information with sponsors of our live events (e.g., attendee name, title, company name), subject to applicable law.

 

From time-to-time, we may provide you with the opportunity to participate in contests or surveys on our Site. If you participate, we will request certain user information from you, such as your name and email. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you, therefore, have a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We use this information to notify contest winners and award prizes.

 

We may use a third-party service provider to conduct these surveys or contests; that company will be prohibited from using our users’ user information for any other purpose. We will not share the user information you provide through a contest or survey with other third parties unless we give you prior notice and choice.

 

As noted above, you may be able to log in to our Site using sign-in services that bridge your social media login information with the Site. These services will authenticate your identity and provide you the option to share specific user information with us, such as your name and email address to pre-populate our sign-up form. These services allow you to post information about your activities on the Site to your profile page to share with others within your network.

 

The Site includes social media features, widgets and/or interactive mini-programs that run on the Site. These features are small content modules that can be embedded on the Site (or other sites) and may collect your IP address, which page you are visiting on the Site, or set a cookie to enable the feature to function correctly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on the Site.

Aggregate Information with Advertisers

Insight.ng earn the majority of its revenue on the Site from advertising and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users. To attract and retain advertisers, we use the aggregated, information that we gather (as well as aggregated data from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors in understanding our audience better.

 

As Necessary to Provide Services to You

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalfs, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies with the user information they need to deliver the service. In some instances, these companies may collect user information directly from you.

 

As Required By Law

Insight.ng may disclose your user information to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory, government agency, court or other third parties where we believe disclosure is necessary.

 

Consent

Insight.ng may disclose your user information to any other person with your consent.

Suppose we ask you to provide user information to comply with a legal requirement or so we can perform a contract with you. In that case, we will make this clear at the relevant time and advise you whether the provision of this user information is mandatory or not. (as well as of the possible consequences if you do not provide this user information).

 

Control of Your Information

Section Overview: You have a variety of rights regarding the use and control of your user information.

Upon request, Insight.ng will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your user information. Registered users may change the data stored in their member profile such as image, name, password, location, country and the topics and contributors they are following at any time.

 

All users may elect to stop receiving marketing material from Insight.ng or on behalf of external third party business partners by following instructions at the end of any such email received. Your rights and controls concerning the user information that may be collected, used, or shared in connection with cookies are outlined above.

 

To make any request under this section, please email us as outlined below from the email address associated with your account. We may ask you for additional information to confirm your identity and that we are providing access to information about the correct person. We will do our best to respond to your request within 30 days and, in any event, we will respond within the timescales required by applicable data protection and/or consumer privacy law.

 

You can modify your cookie preferences by following the procedure outlined in the Cookie section of the Privacy Statement above. Of course, if you have any questions, please contact us as outlined below.

 

Data Retention

We will retain your user information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you with the Site, unless you have revoked your consent or requested to delete certain user information; in a rear occasion, we may retain certain user information for specific legitimate reasons.

Security

Section Overview: We care about the protection of your user information and use appropriate technical and organisational security measures (including industry-standard safeguards) to do so. The measures we use are designed to provide a level of security appropriate to the risk of processing of your user information. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.

 

We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorised access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorised access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us at Insight.ng.

 

Privacy of Children

Section Overview: The Site is intended for people who are at least 13 years of age.

If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us–including information such as your name, address, or email address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any user information from children under the age of 13.

 

Suppose we learn we have collected any user information from a child under the age of 13. In that case, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any. We encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or guardian.

Outside of Nigeria

Section Overview: This privacy agreement is tailored initially to the law and regulation of the Nigeria government and international community. We understand some of our readers are from foreign countries, and we are doing our best to secure your privacy as best as we can. However, we do not hold any responsibility for outcomes as regards contradictory on the use of our website, concerning that of your local country.

How to Contact Us

If you have questions about this policy or our privacy practices, you may contact us by sending us a direct mail at

info@insight.ng.

editor@insight.ng

 

Regards,

Insight Legal Team