Scope of this Privacy Policy 

WenA, respects the right to individual privacy and is committed to protecting it. This privacy policy applies to wena.org.ng, owned and operated by the Women Enterprise Alliance. This Privacy Policy describes WenAs’ policies and procedures on the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data when you utilise the WenA Platform. It also describes the choices available to you regarding the use of, your access to, and how to update and correct your personal data. We will not use or share your confidential information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the information we obtain from other sources. Information which you do not designate as confidential may be publicly available and disclosed. Capitalized terms that are not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meaning given them in WenAs’ Terms of Service. 

The WenA Platform 

The WenA Platform offers a set of tools for both existing and potential investors and for entrepreneurs on which they may do many things, including exchange information. WenA also allows access to the WenA Platform to Organizations for use by their members.

This Privacy Policy applies only to your relationship with WenA. It does not apply to the interactions that you have with any other individual, entity, investor or other group through the WenA Platform.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may obtain from you or that you may provide when you use the WenA Platform, and our practices for obtaining, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, you can chose not to use the WenA Platform. By accessing or using the WenA Platform, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. 

What is “personal data”? 

"Personal data" is any data that (1) is recorded in any form, (2) is about or pertains to a specific individual and (3) can be linked to that individual. For example, and without limitation, your first and last names, address, email address, telephone number, and other contact information, and the deals in which you have participated are "personal data."

What kind of personal data is collected? 

We obtain personal data at different stages of your use of the WenA Platform.

When you visit wena.org.ng - If you visit wena.org.ng or use an interface which interacts with wena.org.ng, whether or not you sign-in as a registered user, we obtain your IP address, the location of your Internet Service Provider, the type and version of Internet browser that you are using, and the website from which you came. We also obtain information regarding your site usage, such as the time spent on a page and the number of pages you viewed. 

When you set up an account -When you set up your account, you will be required to provide certain personal data including your name and email address. If you choose to do so, our use of your personal data shall be governed by this Privacy Policy. 

When you interact with the WenA Platform -We also obtain personal data that you provide when you interact with the WenA Platform such as, for example, by sending a message or uploading documents, preparing an Investor application, or when exchanging correspondence with us such as through support emails. 

When you use your account –We obtain information that you provide or create when you use your account: 

If you provide any information about or personal data of a third party (such as a person's name or photograph), you are representing to WenA that you have all necessary authority and/or have obtained all necessary consents from such individual to enable WenA to obtain, use and disclose his or her personal data as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If we receive a written complaint or direction from the person, we will take down his or her information and notify you that we have done so. 

How is personal data collected? 

We obtain personal data directly from you when you provide it through your use of the WenA Platform, such as in emails or when you fill out forms that are displayed on the WenA Platform.

We also use cookies that are sent to your computer, or action tags that are placed on the WenA Platform. For additional explanation on cookies and action tags, see Cookies and Action Tags. 

For what purpose will my personal data be used? 

WenA uses your personal data to maintain your account and to provide you with the services offered on the WenA Platform. We also use your personal data to respond to requests that you make of us, and to contact you and to provide you with information that we believe may be of interest to you.

Can I access or change my personal data? 

The Nigerian Freedom of Information Act 2011 provides you with the right to access the information that we obtain about you. Please note any demand for access may be subject to a fee which covers our costs in providing you with the data requested.

Upon request WenA will provide you with information about whether we hold any of your personal information. If your personal data changes, you may correct, update, or amend by making the change on our member information page or by emailing our Customer Support at support@wena.org.ng or by contacting us by postal mail at the contact information listed below.  If you wish to delete/remove/deactivate your profile, remove your testimonial from our site, or opt out of sharing Basic Application Information, please email us at support@wena.org.ng.  We will respond to your request within 30 days.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active to provide you services.  We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

For auditing and security purposes, WenA keeps a log of all users' activities, which is retained in its archives as necessary for WenA to fulfil its obligations. Users may have access to the personal data that pertain to them. However, because the administrative and technical burden associated with the retrieval of these archived data is substantial, WenA charges a fee for this effort in a manner that is consistent with its actual cost. In addition, each user's right of access may be limited to the extent that providing access might infringe on a third party's privacy rights. Requests for access to this archived information are handled on a case-by-case basis, after WenA has verified the identity of the requestor. Inquiries should be made as provided in the section.

Can I have my personal data deleted? 

You can delete any personal data that is recorded in the profile that you create for yourself as an investor or for your company, or as an entrepreneur.

Testimonials

We display video testimonials of satisfied customers on our site in addition to other endorsements.  With your consent we may post your video testimonial along with your name.  If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us at support@wena.org.ng. 

Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

We and our partners use cookies or similar technologies to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole.  

WenA uses 'cookies.' A cookie is a small amount of data sent to a user's web browser from a web server, which is then stored on the user's hard drive. Cookies are used to make site navigation easier, and can help recognize a returning visitor. WenA's cookies do not generate any personal data, do not read personal data from your computer, and are not tied to any personal data. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies, or to prompt you before accepting cookies from the sites that you visit. If you decide not to accept our cookies, some or all features of the site may not be available because navigation on the site is facilitated by cookies. You can delete cookies from your computer at any time. You can learn more about cookies by visiting: http://www.allaboutcookies.org  or www.networkadvertising.org . 

WenA uses action tags. An action tag is a small piece of code that is placed on a webpage or in an email in order to track the pages viewed or the messages opened, the date and time when someone visited our website, the website from which the visitor came, the type of browser used, and the domain name and address of the user's Internet Service Provider. Action tags allow us to better understand how users and visitors use our site or browse through our pages, so that we can improve access to and navigation through the site, add or modify pages, according to our user's patterns. Action tags cannot be removed or deleted by our users, because they are part of the programming of a webpage.

Log file information is automatically reported by your browser each time you access a web page. When you use the WenA Platform, our servers automatically record certain information that your web browser sends out whenever you visit any website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.) and URLs, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed, and other similar information. 

What security measures are in place to protect my personal data? 

WenA uses physical, technical, and administrative procedures in order to safeguard and protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. However, while we do our best to implement reasonable security measures, we do not guarantee that our safeguards will always work.

WenA uses industry-standard technological means to protect your personal data while in transit through the Internet. We use encryption and a comprehensive authentication protocol to provide reasonable security. However, please remember that no security system on the Internet is perfect.  If you have any questions about security on our Web site, you can contact us at support@wena.org.ng.

Limitation of Liability 

WenA exercises reasonable efforts to safeguard the security and confidentiality of your personal data; however, transmissions protected by industry standard technology and administered by humans cannot be guaranteed to be secure. WenA will not be liable for unauthorized disclosure of personal data that occurs through no fault of WenA including, but not limited to, errors in transmission, access to your account by anyone who uses your user ID and password, your failure to comply with your security obligations, and the unauthorized acts of WenA's employees.

Changes to the Privacy Policy 

From time to time, WenA may update this Privacy Policy in order to reflect changes in its practices. Whenever such changes are made, WenA will post an updated Privacy Policy on its website and may email registered users. . If we make any material changes we will notify you by email (sent to the e-mail address specified in your account) or by means of a notice on this Site prior to the change becoming effective. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.

All changes will apply to the personal data that are already obtained, and to personal data that are obtained after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy, and will become effective when posted.

You will have the right to terminate your account at any time.

Contacting WenA 

WenA, owns and operates the wena.org.ng website and the WenA Platform. Our mailing address is 90 Aminu Kano Crescent, Abuja, FCT Nigeria.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, or believe that its terms have not been complied with, please email WenA at:  support@wena.org.ng 

Effective Date: February 20, 2019

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