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Privacy

The following Privacy Policy covers our website, CALABARBLOG.COM which are owned and operated by Calabar Blog Networks, a body corporate doing business in Nigeria (referred to as “CalabarBlog”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). It is our goal to bring you information tailored to your personal interests but, at the same time, protect your privacy. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy.

By using the CalabarBlog, submitting information or using any of our products and/or services, you are agreeing with and accepting the terms and the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with and accept this Privacy Policy, please do not use the CalabarBlog, provide information to us or use our products and/or services.

This Privacy Policy covers Calabar Blog Networks’s collection and use of any personal data that we gather when you are on the CalabarBlog and when you are using our services. Also, this Privacy Policy covers Calabar Blog Networks’s  use of any personal data that our business partners may share with us. This Privacy Policy does not cover personal data (if any) that may be collected elsewhere, including without limitation offline and on other sites linked to and from the CalabarBlog as well as the practices of third parties that Calabar Blog Networks does not control or own, or individuals that Calabar Blog Networks does not employ or manage.

In addition to this Privacy Policy, please read our Terms & Conditions (available at CalabarBlog.com/terms). This Privacy Policy is incorporated into, and is part of, our Terms & Conditions.

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time so check back often. Your continued access of the CalabarBlog or provision of your personal data to us or continued use of our products or services (as the case may be) following the posting of changes or revisions to the terms of our Privacy Policy will constitute your agreement with and acceptance of the changes or revisions to the Privacy Policy.

Introduction

Thank you for visiting CALABARBLOG.com. This Privacy Policy is written to better explain how we collect and use your personal data. This Privacy Policy is a binding contract and you must agree to it to the same extent as our Terms & Conditions in order to use our services.

Personal Data You Provide to Us

The CalabarBlog generally collect personally identifying information (such as, for example, your name, email address, contact address, phone number, payment information, date of birth, etc.) with your specific knowledge and consent. This includes but is not limited to when you place orders with us, register for our CALABARBLOG.com Forum, enter a sweepstakes and complete a survey. You can choose not to provide us with certain personal data, but we may not be able to process your orders, transactions or applications, or you may not be able to take advantage of many of our special features such as posting on our forums.

Public Areas

When you post, contribute or share any content to a public area of the CalabarBlog such as our CALABARBLOG.com comments sections, the content you submit will be made available to the general public. To protect your privacy, we would recommend that you exercise caution when submitting, sharing or posting on such public area any personal data or sensitive information such as but not limited to your full name, address, phone number, or any other information that would allow other users or third parties to locate you or obtain information about you. You are entirely responsible for your use of our websites, for all of the contents that you submit or post on our websites, for any and all activities that occur under your account, and for ensuring, protecting and safeguarding the confidentiality and the security of your account. We shall not be held liable for any claims, loss or damage resulting from a breach of the foregoing, or your use of and contributions on our websites, or any unauthorized use of your account.

Automatic Information

Our servers may automatically collect automatic and/or aggregate information about your computer or electronic device when you visit our websites, including without limitation the website that referred you, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, the type and configuration of the internet browser of your computer or electronic device, browsing preference such as language settings and font size, geo-location information and operating system of the computer or electronic device used for accessing our websites, and other usage and traffic information. Calabar Blog Networks uses this automatic and/or aggregate information to analyze trends, gather and prepare statistics or demographic information and administer our websites so that we may provide improved web experiences to our users. Such automatic and/or aggregate information is not collected in a manner that would identify you personally. We may provide automatic and/or aggregate information, which are not personal data, to our partners about how our users, collectively use our websites. We may share this information with our partners, so that they may further understand the usage of their areas and our websites, so that they too can provide you with a better web experience. There may also be occasions when we are legally required to disclosure or provide access to our database in order to cooperate with police investigations or other legal proceedings or otherwise comply with any applicable laws or regulations, court order or lawful requests from any government authority. In those instances, the data is provided only for that purpose. For the avoidance of doubt, this Privacy Policy in no way restricts or limits our collection and use of such automatic and/or aggregate information.

Use and Provision of Personal Data

We may collect, use, store and provide your personal data for any of the following purposes, including:

  • To enhance or improve user experience, the CalabarBlog and/or our products and/or services, or to facilitate our performance of our services or any services offered on the CalabarBlog.
  • To register, verify, process and maintain your account on the CalabarBlog.
  • To process, verify, operate, manage, administer and maintain membership programs for our users, including but not limited to the CALABARBLOG VIP Membership Program, CALABARBLOG Referral Program, etc.
  • To process your orders and/or transactions on the CalabarBlog and/or for our products and/or services.
  • To conduct and process any contests, sweepstakes and/or surveys that we may from time to time organize in relation to the CalabarBlog, our business, products and/or services, and to announce the winners of the relevant contests and/or sweepstakes (as the case may be) on the CalabarBlog or any other medium/channels as may be required under the applicable laws.
  • To communicate with you about changes/revisions to our Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions, our websites or respond to inquiries.
  • To send e-mails and/or other communications about our websites and/or other fashion, cultural content, art, music, design and/or lifestyle products and/or services, related news, or updates for CALABARBLOG.com provided that we have obtained your explicit consent to do so.
  • To detect, investigate, identify and protect against and/or preventing fraudulent transactions and other misuses of our websites and/or other activities on the CalabarBlog which may violate our Privacy Policy, Terms & Conditions or may be illegal.
  • To enforce our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.
  • To provide third party service provider(s) engaged by us to provide services for or in relation to the CalabarBlog, to process data on our behalf, to provide information technology support to us and/or conduct maintenance of our servers, data banks and databases, including but not limited to IT contractor(s), website analytic service provider(s), data processor(s) and service provider(s) for database management systems.
  • To purchaser(s)/assignee(s) as part of any re-organization, merger, transfer or sale of our business.
  • To comply with or as permitted by any applicable laws or regulations, court order or lawful request from any government authority.

Cookies

In order to distinguish you from other users—especially other users on the same network as you— we would use cookies to track your specific computer or electronic device. Cookies are small computer text files that are sent from a website to the browser of your computer or electronic device and are stored on your device. Generally, cookies do not recognize you personally and are not harmful to your device. Cookies are used by websites that you visit and browse to improve your website browsing experience and provide the website operators with non-personal data or analytical information to help improve the quality of their websites for their users’ website browsing experience. For example, we use cookies to save your device’s browsing preferences and settings. For these reasons we require that you keep cookies enabled when using our websites. Please note that if you choose to disable cookies on your computer or electronic device, you may find that some of the features and functionality of our websites may not work properly. Additionally, our cookies may be accessible by third parties or provided by third parties including, for example, Google via Google AdSense on our websites. We do not have any control over and are not responsible or liable for such third parties’ collection and use of the cookies. Please refer to those third parties’ relevant policies regarding their collection and use of cookies for further information.

Third Party Websites

The CalabarBlog may contain links to third party websites, advertisers or services that are not owned or controlled by us. We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party websites, advertisers or services or their use of your personal data. If you access a third party website from our websites, you do so at your own risk and you understand that neither this Privacy Policy nor our Terms & Conditions apply to your use of such sites. We would encourage you to review the privacy policies and terms of use of any third party website, advertisers or service that you visit or use before providing your personal data to those third parties, and we shall not be liable in relation to your activities on or with those other third party websites, advertisers or services.

Third Party Access to Your Personal Data

Without prejudice to the provisions in Clause 6 above, we endeavor to do our best to protect your personal data from being accessed by third parties. However, since we may employ outside maintenance personnel or use third party service providers to provide website, information technology and/or data processing services to us or to host our material, there are third party entities which may have custody or access to your information. Because of this, it is necessary that you permit us to give access to your personal data to such third party entities to the same extent that you authorize us to do so. For greater certainty, every authorization which you grant to us in this Privacy Policy, you also grant to any third party entities that we may hire, contract, instruct or otherwise retain the services of for the purpose of operating, hosting, maintaining, repairing, or otherwise improving or preserving our websites or its underlying files or systems, or for data processing on our behalf, or for providing information technology support to us, and/or for conducting maintenance of our servers, data banks and/or databases (as the case may be). To the fullest and maximum extent as is permitted under the applicable laws, you agree not to hold us liable for the actions of any of these third parties, even if we would normally be held vicariously liable for their actions, and that you must take legal action against them directly should they commit any tort or other actionable wrong against you.

Additionally, we may store your personal data or share them with other third parties as set out in Clause 6 for the relevant purposes as set out in this Privacy Policy. Please refer to Clause 6 above for further information regarding our purposes of use and transfer of personal data and the relevant data transferees that may be involved. Without prejudice to the foregoing, the following is a non-exhaustive list of other entities that we may store, share, or transfer your information with in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy:

  • Google Analytics
  • Google AdSense
  • Parse.ly
  • ComScore
  • ChartBeat

Security of Information

We use a secured server to help secure the CalabarBlog. However, we make no representations as to the security or confidentiality of your personal data. You understand and agree that no transmission of data over the internet is guaranteed to be completely secure. It is in our interest to keep our websites secure, but we recommend that you use anti-virus software, firewalls, and other precautions to protect yourself from security threats.