I love my privacy and as such, I understand how important it is to have your private information completely secured from public eyes. So I do ensure all user data collected during your registration, commentary or subscription are well hidden. Anyway, below are my information gathering and dissemination practices.
Children are not eligible to use My services, including the Websites, and I ask that minors (under the age of 13) not submit any personal information to Me. Ghavoch is not directed at anyone under 13 and it is not intended to attract anyone under 13. I also do not collect or maintain personally identifiable information from those users who I actually know are under 13. Should I learn or be notified that I have collected information from users under the age of 13, I will immediately delete such personally identifiable information.
Information I Collect
My primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows Me to provide services and features and to customize My service to make your experience better. You agree that I may feature members' profiles, including your profile, in, among other places, editorials and newsletters that I may periodically send out to My members. Your name, postal address, telephone number and email address are confidential and will not be posted in your profile. Your profile is available for other members to view. Members' profiles include a description, photos, likes and dislikes, individual essays, and other information helpful in determining matches. Your viewable profile does not include any identifying information about you, except the username you chose upon registering.
Please note that your personally identifiable information will be stored and processed on My servers. The laws regarding the handling of personal data in Nigeria may differ from the laws of other countries but, as I explain below, Ghavoch will hold and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure environment.
I use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of My Websites. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist Me in providing customized services. I also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie." Cookies can also help Me provide information which is targeted to your interests. I use this information to determine My members' demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand and serve you and My community.
This information may include the URL of the website that you visited prior to My Website (whether this is on My site or not), the URL of the website you next go to (whether this URL is on My site or not), what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol ("IP") address. Most cookies are "session cookies", meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline My cookies if your browser permits. Anonymized data may be shared with third parties.
If you choose to access My Websites through a mobile device, on a mobile version of the Website, or in an application based version of the Website, I may collect additional information about You. This may include, but is not limited to, location data.
By visiting or using the Websites, you may have access to certain third party functionalities and applications that may use tracking technologies to enhance your experience, and provide services and content to you. One of these technologies is a Flash cookie that is embedded in the Adobe Flash Player, which is a web tool that allows rapid development of dynamic content. Adobe Flash cookies may be used in certain situations where I use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation and to remember settings, preferences and usage. They are similar to browser cookies (as described herein) but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. You may access Flash management tools from Adobe’s web site directly at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html. Please note that if you reject all or some cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings on the Website or those that require you to “sign in.”
My Use of Your Information
I use information in the files I maintain about you, and the other information I obtain from your current and past activities on the Websites, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce My Terms and Conditions. At times, I may review the data of multiple members to identify problems or resolve disputes.
My Disclosure of Your Information
As a matter of policy, I do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be used or disclosed.
Financial Information.Under some circumstances I may require certain additional information, including but not limited to your credit card billing information. I use this financial information, including your name, address, and other information to bill you for use of My Services and products. By making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information on the Websites, you consent to My providing of your financial information to My service providers and to such third parties as I determine necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your credit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support your transaction or activity.
By purchasing, or registering for, or making reservations for products or services of third parties offered on the Websites, or by participating in programs offered on the Websites that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to My providing your financial information to those third parties. Any of these various third parties may be authorized to use your financial information in accordance with My contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which I have no control, and you agree that I are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Additionally, you agree that I may use and disclose all information submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which I are entitled to use and disclose any other information that you submit to Me.
Advertisers.I aggregate (gather up data across multiple members' accounts) personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, I do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, password, credit card number and bank account number, are never disclosed to marketing advertisers. I may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on My behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness.
Other Corporate Entities.I share much of My data, including personally identifiable information about you, with My parent and/or subsidiaries that are committed to serving your online needs and related services, throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as carefully as they treat information they obtain from their other members. My parent and/or subsidiaries will follow privacy practices no less protective of all members than My practices described in this document, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
Legal Requests. Ghavoch cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. I can (and you authorize Me to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement and other government officials as I, in My sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with any investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose Me or you to legal liability.
Your Use of other Members Information
(a) Ghavoch related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, and
(b) any other purpose to which such member expressly agrees after complete disclosure of the purpose.
Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Information
You can change your contact information such as: name, address, city, state, country, phone number, social profile links etc.
Upon your notification, I will remove your details from My active databases as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with My policy and applicable law.
I will retain in My files information you have requested be removed from My active databases for certain purposes, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce My terms and conditions. Further, such prior information may never be completely removed from My databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored 'back up' systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from My databases in response to any request you may submit.
Control of Your Password
Other Information Collectors
Ghavoch uses industry standard practices, including "firewalls" and Secure Socket Layers, to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal identifiable information. Ghavoch treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. I employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by others inside and outside the company. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
I may or may not notify you about each significant change in the way through a simple pop up notification on the site or through email but you are required to check for changes in this policy from time to time.