Information we collect and use
We collect information about you from a variety of sources, such as: website visits, applications, identification documents, curriculum vitaeand other written or electronic communication reflecting information such as your name, address, passport details, identification numbers, biometric information, telephone number, occupation, and any other information we deem necessary.
We may also use yourwebsite/ social media posts made public by you.
Non-personal information collected by us
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile devices whenever you visit a website. Cookies have many uses, such as memorizing your preferences to tailor your experiences while on our site– or to help us analyse our website traffic.
Cookies improve your experience while on this site. We would like to let you know a few things about our cookies:
Some cookies are essential to access certain areas of this site;
We use analytics cookies to help us understand how you use our site to discover what content is most useful to you
What are cookies?
A cookie is a small text file that is sent to and stored in the browser directories of your device (smartphone or PC). Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes such as identifying users, keeping track of preferences and activity (e.g. Language, Currency, IP address used and Time zone).
Types of Cookies and how we use them
Session Cookies: are cookies that expire when you end the session (leave the site or close your browser). Session cookies are used to store certain information while you use the site that makes navigation and your experience on our site easier and more convenient.
Persistent Cookies: are cookies that remain stored on your device until their expiry dates are exceeded or until they are deleted. They are used to store preferences so that the website can remember your choices the next time you access the site. They are used to provide a more customized experience to you whenever you access our website.
Google Analytics: We use google analytics to understand better how users interact with our site so as track the performance of our site and provide inputs to further improve user experience.
Imperva Incapsula: These cookies are used for security purposes.
Zendesk: These cookies are used to understand how users interact with our live chat widget on the website.
Keeping Your Personal Information Safe
Our cookies never store personal or sensitive information; they simply hold a unique random reference to you so that once you visit the site we can recognize who you are and provide certain content to you
The cookies we use cannot read or search your computer or mobile device to obtain information about you or your family, or read any material kept on your device.
Various browsers have different methods of managing cookies (including disabling options). However, you should note that some cookies are essential and disabling them may result in some functions or services not functioning properly.
In compliance with the extant Data Protection Regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), websites associated with our organization, provide consent notices that give users the option to opt-in and also get more detailed information about our cookies.
Updates of this Policy
We may update this policy from time to time. Kindly review this policy from time to time to ensure that you have up-to-date information.
Use of personal information
The collection and use of personal data by Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative is guided by certain principles. These principles state that personal data should
be processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner.
be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with such purposes.
be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary to fulfil the purpose of processing.
be accurate and where necessary, up-to-date. In the event data is inaccurate, steps should be taken to rectify or erase such data.
Not be kept for longer than necessary for the purpose of processing.
be processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights
be kept safe from unauthorised processing, and accidental loss, damage or destruction using adequate technical and organizational measures.
Any personal information provided by you to Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative will be used with your consent, or when we have another lawful reason. These include:
Cases where processing of personal data is required for compliance with legal and/or regulatory requirements.
Cases where processing is required to protect your vital interest or that of any other natural person.
Cases where processing is required for an activity to be carried in significant public interest.
Cases where processing is required for legitimate interests of Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative or a third party insofar as this does not conflict with the requirements for the protection of your personal data.
Your personal information is used in:
Updating and enhancing Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative’s records
Executing your instructions.
Establishing your identity and assessing applications for our programmes and activities
Managing our relationship with you
Managing our risks
Identifying and investigating illegal activity for example, in instances where we suspect fraud on your account or when the need arises to tell you about recent occurrences in your account or some event(s) of significance.
Improving your experience with us
Identifying and informing you about our activities, programmes and opportunities that we think may be of interest to you.
Processing your job application if you apply for a job with us.
We may also collect, use and exchange your information in other ways permitted by law.
We sometimes use automated systems and software to help us reach decisions about you, for example, to carryout security check-ups orto process your data when you apply for something with us.
This type of processing is carried out under lawful basis and you can contact us to request that automated processing be reviewed by a human being if you detect any inaccuracies in your personal data.
Information we share
We may share the information about you and your dealings with us, to the extent permitted by law, with the following:
Regulators/Supervisors, Government Agencies/courts – It may be necessary by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence for Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate.
We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, partnership we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.
Information about our customers and their usage of our website is not shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. We do not disclose any information about any user’s usage of our web site except in specific cases, and we do not share information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes unless you expressly give us permission to do so.
How we protect your information
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent loss, unauthorized access, misuse, modification or disclosure of information under our control. This may include the use of encryption, access controls and other forms of security to ensure that your data is protected. We require all parties including our staff and third-parties processing data on our behalf to comply with relevant policies and guidelines to ensure that information is protected in use, when stored and during transmission.
Your personal information with us remains secure because:
We use strict security measures and technologies to prevent fraud and intrusion.
Our Security controls and processes are regularly updated to meet and exceed industry standards.
Our employees are trained to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us
Where we have provided you (or where you have chosen) a password which grants you access to specific areas on our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We request that you do not to share your password or other authentication details (e.g. token generated codes) with anyone.
Where we store your Information
How long we store your information
We retain your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) that it was collected. Storage of your data is also determined by legal, regulatory, administrative or operational requirements. We only retain information that allows us comply with legal and regulatory requests for certain data, meet evaluation,assessment, analysis and audit requirements, respond to complaints and queries, or address disputes or claims that may arise.
Data which is not retained is securely destroyed when it is identified that is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.
You have certain rights available to you, these include
The right to rectify inaccurate or incomplete information.
withdraw consent for processing in cases where consent has previously been given.
restrict or object to processing of your personal data. We might continue to process your data if there are valid legal or operational reasons
Request that your information be erased. We might continue to retain such data if there are valid legal, regulatory or operational reasons.
Maintain accurate information
Keeping your account information accurate and up to date is very important. You have access to your account information which you can edit for the necessary updates or changes.
Third party sites and services
Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative’s websites, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products and services. Our services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details is governed by their privacy practices and Prod Minds Empowerment Initiative will not be liable for any breach of confidentiality or privacy of your information on such sites. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.
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