Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Effective January 1, 2020
Updated: 26th October, 2020


  1. Introduction
  2. Information We Collect
  3. How We Use the Information Collected
  4. How We Share the Information Collected
  5. Your Rights & Your Choices
  6. Retention of Your Information
  7. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
  8. Links to Third Party Sites
  9. Security
  10. Special Note For Parents
  11. Changes to This Privacy Policy
  12. Contact Us: Data Privacy Officer

1. Introduction

This privacy policy (“Privacy Policy” or “Policy”) explains the data protection practices of Globaltellblog and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively, “Globaltellblog”, “we” and “us”) when you visit or use the websites, mobile-optimized version of our websites, and our digital applications to which this policy is linked, as well as when you visit or use third-party subscription pages and or submit offline subscription forms and requests, for print and digital magazines, websites and other editorial properties published by Globaltellblog that are linked to or contain the URL for this Privacy Policy (all of the foregoing, collectively, “Services”). Third-party subscription pages for Publications and other interactive web and digital pages where we collect information about you are considered “Services” when linked to this Privacy Policy and this Policy applies to information collected through such pages, but this Policy does not apply to other information collected through the third party website(s). Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, this Policy does not extend to employees, former employees, candidates, contractors, service providers, or business contacts of Globaltellblog..

For the avoidance of doubt, this Policy also does not pertain to the editorial activities of our Publications, journalists, editors, photographers and other editorial staff who may collect, publish and distribute information about you from sources unrelated to your use of the Services (collectively, “Editorial Activities”). Without limiting the foregoing, this Policy does not apply to any Editorial Activities concerning information that you may share at any of our conferences, summits, panels or other events.

Globaltellblog’s subsidiaries and affiliates .This may be updated from time to time. For the avoidance of doubt, this Policy does not apply to any websites operated by third parties publishing foreign editions of the Publications and related websites and digital properties.

This Privacy Policy is incorporated into and subject to the Services’ Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions and this Privacy Policy, you must discontinue using the Services and all components and features therein. By using the Services, you acknowledge you have read and understand this Privacy Policy.

2. Information We Collect

We obtain information about you through the means discussed below when you use our Services. The information we collect and the purposes for which we use it will depend to some extent on the specific Services you use and how you interact with Globaltellblog. For example, we collect the information you provide when you subscribe to our Publications, complete a survey, participate in a reader panel, register for a part of our Services, register for an event, make a purchase of goods or services, request a refund, participate in our social networking features, subscribe to newsletters and other electronic services, or send us an email or feedback. If you elect to post material to any blogs or forums, or participate in our social networking features or other community boards that may be offered on our Services, then such materials will be collected and some information may be publicly available for others to view. We, or our service providers on our behalf, may collect the following information about you.

Information You Provide Us With:

  • Customer service information such as questions and other messages you address to us directly through online forms, by email, over the phone, or by post; and summaries or voice recordings of your interactions with Globaltellblog
  • Registration, Contact Information  or Subscription such as e-mail address, name, phone number, shipping address, and billing information
  • Demographic, statistical and interest information such as your age date of birth, gender, interests, hobbies and lifestyle information.
  • Financial and transactional information such as credit or debit card number, verification number, and expiration date, to process payments and information about your transactions and purchases with us
  • User-generated content such as comments on articles, photos, videos, audio, or any information you submit in public forums or message boards, reviews and feedback or testimonials you provide about our Services
  • Contact Information about others, (including personal identifiers) such as name and mailing address to send a gift or use our send-to-a-friend functionality. If you use send-a-friend on our Services, your email address may be included in the communication sent to your friend.
  • Social media information (which may include contact information, photos, location,  demographic information, user generated content) if you link your account or access the Services through a third-party connection or log-in, we may have access to any information you provide to social network depending on your privacy settings such as your name, email address, friend list, photo, gender, location, and current city; and information you provide to us directly through our pages on social networking and blogging platforms (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, WordPress, and Printerest)
  • Research, survey information (including contact information and user generated content) collected if you participate in a survey
  • Other information any other information you choose to directly provide Globaltellblog in connection with your use of the Services

Information from Third Parties:

Information outlined above may be collected, such as social media information, from other sources including public and commercial data sources, affiliates, entities providing conferences and other event, marketers, social media networks, in accordance with your privacy preferences on such services, and partners such as those providing surveys with us. We use this information to update, validate or supplement the information that you provide or we collected automatically, to target our communications so that we can inform you of products, services and offers that may be of interest, and for internal business analysis or other business purposes. We collect that information other users of the Services provide information about you, such as your name and mailing address to send a gift or to use our send-to-a-friend functionality.

Information Collected Automatically:

  • Identifiers and Device information such as device type; browser type and language; IP address; operating system; platform type; software and hardware attributes; and unique device, advertising, and app identifiers
  • Internet network and device activity data such as information about files you download, domain names, landing pages, browsing activity, content or ads viewed and clicked, dates and times of access, pages viewed, forms you complete or partially complete, search terms, uploads or downloads, the URL that referred you to our Services, the web sites you visit after this web site; if you share our content to social media platforms; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers, whether you open an email and your interaction with email content, access times, error logs, and other similar information.
  • Geo-location information such as city, state and ZIP code associated with your IP address and precise geo-location information from GPS-based functionality on your mobile devices, with your permission in accordance with your mobile device settings

How do you protect my personal information?

  • We’re strongly committed to keeping you and your family’s information safe. And to do this we design our services with your safety in mind. We also have dedicated teams to look after your information security and privacy.
  • At the same time, no service can be completely secure.

Where we store your information

Some companies that provide services to us run their services from outside Nigeria/the European Economic Area. We only let that happen if we are satisfied with their levels of security. Keep in mind that when you give us personal information it could be transferred, stored or processed in a location outside Nigeria/Africa/the EEA.

3. How We Use the Information Collected

Depending on the Services you use and how you use them, we, or our service providers, may use your information to:

  • Communicate with You & Provide Customer Service to Provide the Services, Example:
    • Provide transactional or service communications, such as to notify you, when we make changes to subscriber agreements, send you an email newsletter, 
    • Respond to your requests for information
    • Provide you with customer service and technical support
  • Personalize your experience to Provide the Services, example to:
    • Customize the advertising on the Services based on your activities and interests
    • Create and update inferences about you and audience segments that can be used for targeted advertising and marketing on the Services, third party services and platforms, and mobile apps
    • Create profiles about you, including adding and combining information we obtain from third parties, which may be used for analytics, marketing, and advertising
    • Conduct cross-device tracking by using information such as IP addresses and unique mobile device identifiers to identify the same unique users across multiple browsers or devices (such as smartphones or tablets, in order to save your preferences across devices and analyze usage of the Service.
  • Republish Information You Provide on the Services, example to:
    • pursuant to our Terms, use and edit information submitted by you in response to opportunities provided on the Services, which you provide to us through emails, blogs, forums, in response to polls, or through any other user generated submission, for editorial purposes, including your name, likeness, photograph, and biographical information you provide, with or without attribution, including publication in the Publications, and in trade media, and advertising

We may combine the information we collect about you, including from third parties, and conduct cross-device tracking for the marketing and advertising purposes above.

  • Bug detection and error reporting, including to understand and resolve technical issues, app crashes and other issues being reported
  • Audit consumer interactions on the Services including to measure the placement, frequency, efficacy and compliance of advertising and ad impressions

4. How We Share the Information Collected

We may (and you authorize us to) share or disclose information collected from and about you on the Services to other companies or individuals as set forth below.

  • Service Providers. We may provide access to information to vendors that are performing services on our behalf, including fulfilling subscriptions to our Publications, processing and fulfilling orders for other goods and services, managing our email lists and sending email messages on our behalf, processing payments, providing customer support, analytics providers, and performing other administrative services, in order to carry out such services.
  • Information You Disclose Publicly. You may submit photographs, user profiles, written material, music, video, photos, comments and other content, which may include information relating to individual users on the Services. We do not control who will have access to the User-Created Content you choose to make public or how they will use it and take no responsibility for ensuring such UCC remains private or is secure. The UCC is not subject to this Privacy Policy. We are also not responsible for the accuracy, use or misuse of any UCC that you disclose or receive through the Services. Please see our Terms of Use for further information about the terms that govern the UCC you post.
  • Third Parties for Marketing Purposes. We may share your information with partners whose offerings may interest you such as other marketers, magazine publishers, retailers, participatory databases and non-profit organizations. This includes licensing information about your interests and activities, and marketing segments created with such data, which we may share with third parties for their marketing purposes.
  • Third Parties for Legal Purposes. By using the Services, you acknowledge and agree that we may access, retain, and disclose the information we collect and maintain about you if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, retention or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process or a regulatory investigation (e.g. a subpoena or court order); (b) enforce our Terms of Service, this Privacy Policy, or other contracts with you, including investigation of potential violations thereof; (c) respond to claims that any content violates the rights of third parties; and/or (d) protect the rights, property or personal safety of Globaltellblog, its agents and affiliates, its users and/or the public. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection, and spam/malware prevention, and similar purposes.

5. Your Rights and Your Cookies

Please note that if you exercise the opt out choices; you will still see advertising when you use the Services, but it will not be tailored to you based on your online behavior over time.

What are my rights?

Remember, you’re in control of your personal information.

You have the right to:

  • Request a copy of your information.
  • Not let robots make big decisions about you.
  • To ask us to correct information that’s wrong, to delete it or to request that we only use it for certain purposes.
  • To change your mind, and ask us to stop using your information. For example, unsubscribing from any marketing emails or turning off personalization.

Bear in mind, sometimes we might not be able to help. Like if the law tells us we can’t or it forms part of our journalistic output.

  1. How does Globaltellblog use cookies and similar tracking?
  2. What are cookies and tracking technologies?

If you don’t agree to the changes, then you can always stop using our services, delete your account and stop giving us any more personal information. We’d be sorry to see you go.

Marketing Emails If you want to stop receiving promotional e-mails from us, click on the “unsubscribe” link in any promotional email from us. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective. We may still communicate with you from time to time if we need to provide you with transaction information about the Services you are using, if we need to request information from you with respect to a transaction initiated by you, or for other legitimate non-marketing reasons, for example, if we update this Privacy Policy or our Terms of Service.

6. Retention of Your Information

We keep your information for no longer than necessary for the purposes for which it is processed. The length of time for which we retain information depends on the purposes for which we collected and use it and/or as required to comply with applicable laws.

7. Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

Cookies are bits of data which are stored in your computer or mobile when you visit a website or app.

There are also similar pieces of tracking information we collect.

  1. Why do we use cookies and other tracking?

To do a few different things:

  • To remember information about you, so you don’t have to give it to us again. And again. And again.
  • To keep you signed in, even on different devices
  • To help us understand how people are using our services, so we can make them better
  • To deliver advertising to websites outside of the Nigeria and Europe
  • To help us personalize Globaltellblog to you by remembering your preferences and settings.
  • To find out if our emails have been read and if you find them useful

A few things on our website wouldn’t work without some cookies. Tech people call these “strictly necessary cookies”. They’re always on when you visit us.

But we want to use others like functional, performance and advertising cookies to make your experience more enjoyable. We’ll only use them if you’ve agreed. You can always change your mind.

Bear in mind there are some other cookies out there from other companies. These “third-party cookies” might track how you use different websites, including ours. For example, you might get a social media company’s cookie when you see the option to share something. You can turn them off, but not through us.

  1. How long do cookies last?

Some are erased when you close the browser on your website or app. Others stay longer, sometimes forever, and are saved onto your device so they’re there when you come back.

8. Links to Third Party Sites

When you are on the Services, you may be directed to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by any of these third parties. If you access a third-party website from the Services, you do so at your own risk, and you understand that this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of such websites.

9. Security

We implement appropriate administrative, technical and security safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, use, or disclosure of the information we collect. However, no systems can be completely secure. Therefore, while Globaltellblog uses reasonable efforts to protect your information, Globaltellblog cannot guarantee its absolute security, and your use of the Services indicates your agreement to assume this risk.

10. Special Note for Parents

The Services are for a general audience and are not designed or intended for use by children, especially those under age thirteen (13) or sixteen (16) in the EU.

11. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised Privacy Policy.

12. Contact Us: Data Privacy Officer

If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this Privacy Policy, please contact our Data Privacy Officer at the address below.