Privacy Policy

Who we are?

At MyBayelsa, accessible from https://www.mybayelsa.ng, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by MyBayelsa and how we use it. If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us. This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in MyBayelsa. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website. By continuing to use our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

What information do we collect?

The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information. If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including details such as name, company name, age, address, email address, and telephone number..

How do we use personal information?

We use the information we collect in various ways, including to: personalisation of content, business information or user experience, account set up and administration, delivering marketing and events communication, carrying out polls and surveys, internal research and development purposes, providing goods and services, Improve, personalise, and expand our website, legal obligations (eg prevention of fraud), meeting internal audit requirements, to send you transactional and marketing emails.

Please note that this list is not entirely exhaustive. By continuing to use our site, you accept that we reserve the right to collect and process personal data for other purposes that may not be exclusively listed above.

What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. You can also download your personal data from your profile page to see the information that you may have shared with MyBayelsa. We may also charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us directly via [email protected]

When do we share personal data?

We will treat personal data confidentially and will never share your data with any third party except on situations where it obligatory by the law. For example, when necessary to provide our services or conduct business operations, as outlined in our purposes for processing.

Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.website.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of MyBayelsa. Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on MyBayelsa, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalise the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit. Note that MyBayelsa has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Where do we store and process personal data?

We store and process all Data within the European Economic Area. Our servers are encrypted and secured using accepted best practices in the world.

How do we secure personal data?

We do our best to secure your personal data. Our approach to data security and the technologies and procedures we use to protect personal information, for example, these may be measures: to protect data against accidental loss to prevent unauthorised access, use, destruction or disclosure to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery to restrict access to personal information to conduct privacy impact assessments in accordance with the law and your business policies to train staff and contractors on data security to manage third party risks, through use of contracts and security reviews

Please note this list is not exhaustive.

How long do we keep your personal data for?

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. We are obligated to keep your personal information for up to 18 months from the last day you last accessed our website.

Your rights in relation to personal data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Third party privacy policies

MyBayelsa’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links. You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Children's Information

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity. MyBayelsa does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

How to contact us?

You can get in touch with us if you have questions or concerns about your privacy practices, your personal information, or if you wish to file a complaint. You can contact us directly via email – [email protected]

You can also reach out directly by completing the form on our contact us page

Use of cookies and other technologies

Like any other website, MyBayelsa uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimise the users’ experience by customising our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser.

This privacy policy is not exhaustive and depending on our business’ circumstances, we reserve the right to change, update, delete and modify from time to time without expressly informing you.