Privacy Policy

Your personal information are important to us. We strive to protect your personal information.

Our privacy policy describes the use, storage sharing and protection of your personal information.

Information We Collect About You

We collect several types of information from and about you, including:

1. Your email address and password. We treat this information as "Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII". We never store passwords in plain text format, only secure password hashes.

2. Non-personally identifiable information, such as demographic information about you, information about your computer system or device, your preferences, your online activity, and your location information ("Non-Personally Identifiable Information" a "Non-PII"). Non-PII, by itself, does not identify you, but it can be combined with other information in way that allows you to be identified. If this happens, we will treat the combined information as PII.

We may collect information from or about you in the following ways:

  • Information Provided by You. We collect information provided by you when you (1) create your public profile; (2) communicate with us or request information about or from us by e-mail or other means; (3) participate in our online forums or post content on this Website ("User Contributions"), (4) fill out forms or fields on this Website; (5) sign-up for any of our newsletters, materials or our services on this Website or other sites; or (6) participate in our online surveys or questionnaires.
  • Automatic Information Collection. We also use automatic data collection technologies to collect and store certain information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns when you interact with this Website through your computer or mobile device.

Automatic Information Collection Technologies

The information that we collect about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns includes, but is not limited to, traffic data, location data, logs, the resources that you access, search queries, as well as information about the computer or device you are using and the Internet connection, including your IP address, operating system and browser type.

This automatically collected information typically does not include PII, but we may maintain it or associate it with your personal information collected in other ways. Collection of this type of information helps us to improve this Website and to deliver a better and more personalized service by enabling us to, among other things: (1) estimate our audience size and usage patterns; (2) store information about your preferences, allowing us to customize this Website according to your individual interests; (3) speed up your searches; and (4) recognize you when you return to this Website.

The automatic collection technologies we or our service providers use for this automatic information collection may include:

  • Cookies (or browser cookies). We use cookies and similar technologies to personalize your experience on our website. This Website may use two types of cookies (small data files placed on the hard drive of your computer when you visit a website): a "session cookie," which expires immediately when you end your browsing session and a "persistent cookie," which stores information on your hard drive so when you end your browsing session and return to this website later, the cookie information is still available. We use these technologies to recognise you as customers, help ensure that your account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud; and to promote trust and safety across our sites
  • Web Beacons. Pages of this Website and any e-mails sent to you may contain small electronic files known as web beacons (also referred to as clear gifs, pixel tags, and single-pixel gifs) that permit us, for example, to count users who have visited those pages or opened our e-mails.

 

Third Party Advertising Partners and Interest-Based Ads

 

We respect your privacy and personal information, we do not sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may use third party ad networks to display advertisements on this Websites and to advertise to certain afri-vegforum.org visitors while they are on other websites. These third parties also may use cookies, web beacons and other automatic collection technologies to collect information about you when you visit this Websites for purposes of determining your preferences in order to deliver interest-based advertising and other targeted content to you.

We do not provide any PII to these third party advertising partners, but they may combine the non-PII collected on the Website with PII they collect directly from you or receive from other sources. We do not have access to or control over the automatic collection technologies that these third party advertisers or any third party websites may use, and the information practices of these third party advertisers and third party websites are subject to these parties' respective privacy policies, not this Privacy Policy.

Links to Third Party Websites and Social Media Widgets

This Website and some of our electronic communications to you, may contain links to other websites that are owned and operated by third parties. Links to third parties from this Website are not an endorsement by us. We do not control, and are not responsible for, the privacy and security practices of these third parties. We recommend that you review the privacy and security policies of these third parties to determine how they handle information they may collect from or about you.

This Website may also include social media features, such as the Facebook Like button, Google Plus, and Twitter widgets. These features may collect information about your IP address and the page you are visiting on this Website, and they may set a cookie to make sure the feature functions properly. Your interactions with these features and the information from or about you collected by them are governed by the privacy policies of the companies that provide them.

How We Use Your Information

We use your information, including any PII, to:

  • Provide information and services requested by you;
  • Provide customer support, including responding to your requests and questions and troubleshooting and resolving problems or complaints;
  • Verify the information you provide to us;
  • Communicate with you;
  • Understand and anticipate your use of or interest in, our services, and content, and the products, services, and content offered by others;
  • Develop and display products, services, and content tailored to your interests on our websites and other websites;
  • Provide you with promotional materials and Newsletters in case you opt-in to receive those;
  • Measure the overall effectiveness of our online, content, and programming, and other activities;
  • Manage our business and operations;
  • Protect the security and integrity of this Website;
  • Carry out our obligations and enforce our rights arising from any contracts entered into between you and us;
  • Use or post user contributions as permitted in our Terms of Service; and
  • Fulfill any other purposes for which you provide your information and for any other purpose as described to you at the time your information is collected or for which your consent is given.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose and share aggregated non-PII about you at our discretion.

We may disclose or share your PII only in limited circumstances:

  • With any Afriveg forum organising committees or agent for support of our internal and business operations or to respond to a request made by you.
  • We may disclose information we collect from or about you when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law, to enforce agreements, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of users of this Website, the Association, or other persons or organizations.
  • Nothing in this Privacy Policy is intended to interfere with our ability to transfer all or part of our business, equity interests, or assets (including this Website) to an affiliate or unaffiliated third party at any time, for any purpose, without any limitation, and without notice or any compensation to you.

Protection of Your Information

We use reasonable security measures to protect your information collected through this Website. We do not store passwords in plain text format, only secure password hashes. However, no method of transmission or electronic storage is 100% safe, and we cannot guarantee absolute security. Therefore, your use of this Website is at your own risk and we do not promise or guarantee, and you should not expect, that your information will always and absolutely remain private and secure. We are not responsible for the circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on or concerning this Website. You are also responsible for taking reasonable steps to protect your personal information against unauthorized disclosure or misuse.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. This Privacy Policy will reflect the date it was last updated or amended. If we make any material amendments, we will notify you by sending an email to the address, associated with your user account, at least 72 hours prior to the updated Privacy Policy being published on the Website. All amendments will take effect immediately upon our posting of the updated Privacy Policy on this Website. Your continued use of this Website (publishing content) will indicate your acceptance of the changes to the Privacy Policy.

Contacting Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, our information practices, or wish to make a request regarding your information, please contact us

Address

Department of Soil Science and Land Resources Management,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,
Osun State Nigeria.

Telephone

+2348035829554

Customer Service Line: +2348035829554, +12049902732

Email

Afriveg2017@gmail.com