The following policy applies to users of ScholarshipGecko website. It provides an explanation of what types of information is gathered from users and how that information is used.
The ScholarshipGecko website is committed to respecting your privacy. As an unregistered user, you can visit most of our website without revealing any personal information. However, in order to gain access to certain information systems, you must register and provide some personal information. We do not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily. Any personal information you choose to provide us will only be used by ScholarshipGecko website to conduct official ScholarshipGecko website business. ScholarshipGecko website does not sell, rent, loan, trade or lease personal information collected on this site.
For purposes of this policy, personal informationmeans any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, symbol, mark or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person.
If you register to this site you will be asked for permission to store a persistent cookie on your computer’s hard drive. This permanent cookie will allow the web site to recognize you and your access privileges when you visit again, and to tailor the information presented to you.
Most web browsers may be customized to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Rejecting or deleting cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this web site and could result in the loss of any customized setting.
Logs and Network Monitoring
We maintain log files of all access to ScholarshipGecko website and also monitor network traffic for purposes of site management and security. We use this information to help diagnose problems with the server and to carry out other administrative tasks. We also use log analysis tools for such purposes as creating summary statistics to determine which information is of most interest to users, identifying system problem areas, and determining technical requirements. The following information is typically collected in these files:
- the Internet Protocol address and domain name of your Internet Service Provider and/or computer, if your computer has an IP address assigned directly to it;
- the type of browser and operating system you use;
- the date and time you visited this web site;
- the web pages or services you accessed and amount of time spent at each page; and
- the web page from which you accessed and from which any page on this site was linked.
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information by the Nigeria Data Protection Regulations (NDPR) or other laws specifically addressing Data Privacy and Protection in Nigeria.
Information Collected by E-mail and Online Transactions
If you send us an e-mail, we will collect your e-mail address and the contents of your message. We will use your e-mail address and the information included in your message to respond to you, to address the issues you identify, and to improve this website. We may also use your e-mail address to notify you about updates, services, special events or activities of ScholarshipGecko website. If you would prefer not to receive e-mail or other communications from Universitybooks NG, contact us via our email address.
If you complete a transaction such as an online contact form, we will collect the information, including personal information, that you volunteered in completing the transaction. We will use this information only for the purposes for which the transaction was intended.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. You are cautioned, however, that we will treat personal information submitted in an e-mail as though it was submitted by an adult, and it may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through this Website
We may collect or disclose personal information without your consent if the collection or disclosure is:
- necessary to perform ScholarshipGecko website statutory duties or necessary to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; made pursuant to a court order or by law;
- for the purpose of validating your identity; or
- of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in the form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this website is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law in Nigeria.
We may also disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce ScholarshipGecko’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to ScholarshipGecko’s information technology assets.
Retention of Information Collected Through this Website
We retain the information collected through this web site in accordance with the ScholarshipGecko records retention and disposition policy. The retention period differs depending on the type of information collected.
Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Website
You may submit a request to the ScholarshipGecko records access officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to you has been collected through this web site. Your request must be in made in writing and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of your identity. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to you, or similar appropriate identification. You can forward the request to our email address – Universitybooksng.com.
The records access officer will, within five business days of the receipt of a proper request, provide access to the personal information; deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than thirty days from the date of the acknowledgment.
Confidentiality and Integrity
We limit employee access to personal information collected through Universitybooksng.com to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, we have implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of ScholarshipGecko’s information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, authorization, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of our web site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For security purposes and to maintain the availability of ScholarshipGecko for all users, we employ software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this web site.
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