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Privacy Policy

Network againt Scam & Cybercrime respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This Notice explains when and how we collect your personal data when you use our website, and the rights you have over your own information.

This Notice applies to the website of Network againt Scam & Cybercrime(scamwatch.ng), however, when you use this site you may be directed to third party websites or applications. These websites will have their own Privacy Notices, which you should also look at.

If you have any questions in relation to this Notice or would like to exercise your rights under it, please contact:

Network againt Scam & Cybercrime
Plot 1349, Hajjar's place,
Ahmadu Bello way,
Garki2 Abuja,
Email address for queries: info@scamwatch.ng

Information about who we are

Network againt Scam & Cybercrime (CAC/IT 114661) is an advocacy based Non Governmental Organisation(NGO), established to create awareness for Nigerians in the areas of both online and offline Scams and disrupt them.

Our mandate is also to share information about Scams regularly and to deliver a coordinated awareness campaign against Scams to citizens.

How our website works

When you visit our website, we collect data on your location. This allows us to serve you with customised data based on your detected location.

We also use cookies on our website to collect standard internet log-on information and details of visitor behavior patterns (e.g. to find out the number of visitors to different parts of the site). This enables us to analyse and improve the content of our site and the navigation experience of users. We do not use this information to attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. Some cookies on our site also permit third parties to analyse visitor behavior to display advertising. These parties also do not use this information to attempt to find out the identities of individuals. For full details of the cookies used on our website, see our Cookies Notice. You can disable or delete some or all cookies in your browser setting, although this may affect some parts of the site’s functionality.

The data we collect about you

There are a number of areas on our website where you may provide personal data to Network againt Scam & Cybercrime, including when you:

    Report a Scam,
    Signup for our newsletters,
    make a donation to Netwok against Scam & Cyber Crime,
    register to be involved in our campaigns.

The information we collect will depend on the nature of your action but may include name, email address, telephone number, country and language preference. Where you make a donation through our website, we do not collect your financial information but direct you to a payment provider to process your donation and forward it on to Network againt Scam & Cybercrime's global fund.

When you provide your information to us, we will only use the information for the purposes for which it is provided, for any compatible purposes and to fulfil our legal or regulatory obligations unless you have agreed for your data to be used for other purposes.

When will we send you marketing communications?

We will only contact you for marketing purposes (for example keep you up to date on our work based on your previous responses to our campaigns, or let you know of ways in which you can support that work) where we have your consent.

We will generally treat any marketing consent you give us as lasting for 5 years, as we have found our supporters may get involved with different campaigns at different points over this period of time. We never sell or share your information with entities outside Network againt Scam & Cybercrime for their marketing purposes.

Who might we share your information with

We may share your information with other members of the Oxfam confederation. We may also share your information with third parties who process data on our behalf, but only where we place obligations on them in relation to the security of the data and require them to use the data only as we instruct.

Children’s data

Our website is not intended for use by children and we do not knowingly collect data on children.

How do we protect your data

We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details.  For example, our online forms are always encrypted and our network is protected and routinely monitored. 

We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.

If we use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf, we put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements in relation to security of the data they access or process.
How long do we keep your data

We will only retain the data you provide to us through our website for as long as required by applicable laws or as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with any consents provided. We will delete personal data at the end of this period unless we wish to use it for statistical purposes, in which case we will anonymise it, such that you could never be re-identified with it.

Your rights

You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please make a request to our Data Protection officer at the details provided below. We will provide this information to you without charge, unless requests are manifestly unfounded, repetitive or excessive, in which case we are entitled to charge an administration fee.

You also have a right to have inaccurate information we hold about you rectified or removed and a right, in some circumstances, to restrict or object to us processing your information, or to seek erasure of your data. If you believe we are not respecting your rights, you are entitled to make a complaint to a relevant supervisory authority.

The legal basis on which we hold and use your data will vary depending on the activity involved. In some cases, we might hold the data because it is needed to fulfil a contract or meet our legal obligations (i.e. a donation), in others because it is in Oxfam’s legitimate interest to do so, and in others, because you have consented to this use. We note that the legal basis on which we process your data will influence your specific rights.
Changes to this notice

We may make changes to this notice from time to time. We will always detail, at the end of this notice, the date it was last updated and you should check back from time to time.

Data Controller postal address and data privacy registration details:

Network againt Scam & Cybercrime
Plot 1349, Hajjar's place,
Ahmadu Bello way,
Garki2 Abuja,
Email address for queries: info@scamwatch.ng

Network againt Scam & Cybercrime (CAC/IT 114661)

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 7th September  2018.