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This Privacy Policy is intended to inform you about how we treat Personal Information we process about you. We believe in keeping the highest standards for secure transactions and customer information privacy. Please read the following statement to learn about our information gathering and dissemination practices. We advice that you visit this policy periodically for any changes therein.

DEFINITIONS

Where the definition of a term does not appear in this Privacy Policy, it shall be given its definition as outlined in our Terms of Service.

Affiliates” mean companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies.

Aggregated Information” means information about all of our users or specific group or categories of users that we combine together so that it no longer identifies or references an individual user.

"Data Controller" means OWAMBE, the company responsible for the use and processing of Personal Information.

"Third Parties" means companies or persons not related by common ownership or control (i.e. non-affiliates) or other unrelated individuals. Third Parties can be financial and non-financial companies, or persons other than you and OWAMBE.

"Personal Information" means information (which may include sensitive information) relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from that information or from that information in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the Data Controller.

1. WHAT TYPES OF INFORMATION DOES OWAMBE GATHER ABOUT ITS USERS?

    • A. Information that you give us

    • We receive, store and process information, including Personal Information you make available to us when accessing or using our Platform and Services. Examples include when you:
    • fill in any form on the Platform, such as when you register or update the details of your user account, or when you supply ID and other verification information;
    • access or use the Platform, such as to search for or post Property Listings, make or accept bookings, pay for or book property or any associated goods and services that may be available, post comments or reviews, or communicate with other users;
    • link your account on a Third-Party site (e.g. Facebook) to your OWAMBE Account, in which case we will obtain the Personal Information that you have provided to the Third-Party site, to the extent allowed by your settings with the Third-Party site and authorized by you;
    • communicate with OWAMBE; and
    • share information with another Member.
    • B. Information we get from your use of our Platform

    • We also receive, store and process information, possibly including Personal Information, when you access or use our Platform, Application and Services, including but not limited to:
    • Mobile Data

    • When you use certain features of the Platform, in particular our mobile applications we may receive, store and process different types of information about your location, including general information (e.g. IP address, zip/area code) and more specific information (e.g. GPS-based functionality on mobile devices used to access the Platform or specific features of the Platform). If you access the Platform through a mobile device and you do not want your device to provide us with location-tracking information, you can disable the GPS or other location-tracking functions on your device, provided your device allows you to do this. See your device manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
    • Log Data

    • We may also receive, store and process Log Data, which is information that is automatically recorded by our servers whenever you access or use the Platform, regardless of whether you are registered with OWAMBE or logged in to your OWAMBE Account, such as your IP Address, the date and time you access or use the Platform, the hardware and software you are using, referring and exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, device event information, pages viewed and the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on particular pages.
    • Cookies and other Tracking Technologies

    • OWAMBE uses cookies and other similar technologies, such as mobile application and other device identifiers, on the Platform. We may also allow our business partners to use their cookies and other tracking technologies on the Platform. As a result, when you access or use the Platform, you provide or make available certain information to us and to our business partners.
    • While you may disable the usage of cookies through your browser settings, please note that even if you choose to opt-out of receiving targeted advertising, you may still receive advertising on or about the Platform – it just will not be tailored to your interests. In addition, if you disable cookies, you may lose some of the features and functionality of using our Platform, Application and Services, as cookies are necessary to track and enhance your use and access.Third Parties may not collect information about users’ online activities on the Platform except as described in this policy.
    • Third-Party social plugins

    • Our Platform may use social plugins which are provided and operated by Third-Parties, such as Facebook’s Like Button. As a result of this, you may send to the Third-Party the information that you are viewing on a certain part of our Platform. If you are not logged into your account with the Third-Party, then the Third Party may not know your identity. If you are logged into your account with the Third Party, then the Third Party may be able to link information about your visit to our Platform to your account with them. Similarly, your interactions with the social plugins may be recorded by the Third Party.Please refer to the Third Party’s privacy policy to find out more about its data practices, such as what data is collected about you and how the Third Party uses such data.
    • Log Data

    • We may also receive, store and process Log Data, which is information that is automatically recorded by our servers whenever you access or use the Platform, regardless of whether you are registered with OWAMBE or logged in to your OWAMBE Account, such as your IP Address, the date and time you access or use the Platform, the hardware and software you are using, referring and exit pages and URLs, the number of clicks, device event information, pages viewed and the order of those pages, and the amount of time spent on particular pages.

2. HOW OWAMBE USES AND PROCESSES THE INFORMATION THAT YOU PROVIDE OR MAKE AVAILABLE

    • A. We use, store and process your information for the following general purposes:

    • to enable you access and use the Platform;
    • to enable you communicate with other Members, including but not limited to sending them messages or other information during the Booking process and /or in the process of transacting on our Platform;
    • to operate, protect, improve and optimize the Platform, OWAMBE’s business, and our users’ experience, such as to perform analytics, conduct research, personalize or otherwise customize your experience, and to provide customer service;
    • to help create and maintain a trusted and safer environment on the Platform and our Applications and Services, such as detection and prevention of actual and potential fraud and other harmful activity, we may do any or all of the foregoing with or without further notifying you;
    • to send you service, support and administrative messages, reminders, technical notices, updates, security alerts, and information requested by you;
    • to send you marketing, advertising, and promotional messages and other information that may be of interest to you, including information about OWAMBE, our services, or general promotions for partner campaigns and services.
    • to administer referral programs, rewards, surveys, sweepstakes, contests, deals, discounts or other promotional activities or events sponsored or managed by OWAMBE or our Third Party business partners; and
    • to comply with our legal obligations, resolve any disputes that we may have with any of our users, and enforce our agreements with Third Parties.
    • to help identify you and to gather broad demographic information

3. WHEN OWAMBE DISCLOSES OR SHARES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION, AND TO WHOM

IMPORTANT: When you use the Platform, your data may be sent to other countries. We may transfer, store, use and process your information, including any Personal Information, to countries outside Nigeria (“NG”). Please note that laws vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and so the privacy laws applicable to the places where your information is transferred to or stored, used or processed in, may be different from the privacy laws applicable to the place where you are resident.

    • Your Personal Information may be disclosed as follows:

    • a) If you post content in a member forum or other features on the Platform that are visible to the general public.
    • b) Your public listing page will always include some minimum information such as the city and neighborhood where the Property/event venue/good/service is located, your listing description, your calendar availability, your responsiveness in replying to Customers queries, and any additional information you share with other Members. Your Public Listing page may also include aggregated demand information (such as number of page views over a period of time). Parts of your Public Listing page may be displayed in other parts of the Platform to other Members and/or Third Party platforms for marketing purposes. The Platform may also display the Property/Event venue’s approximate geographic location on a map, such that a user can see the general area of the Property/Event venue.
    • c) The Platform allows your public profile and public inventory listing pages to be included in search engines, in which case your public profile and public listing pages will be indexed by search engines and may be published as search results. When you submit a request to book a Property/event venue, your full names and other relevant Personal Information you agree to pass through to the Vendor will become visible to the Vendor of any listing you Book or request to Book. However, your billing and payout information will never be shared with another user. We may also disclose parts of your public profile; your Public Wish List; other Member reviews of you; and any additional information you share with other Members.
    • d) When a Customer books Vendor’s Property/event venue, we may ask you to review the Vendor or the Property/event venue. If you choose to provide a review, your review may be public on the Platform. Likewise, another Member’s review of you as a Customer or Vendor/property/event venue owner may be public on the Platform.
    • e) You may link your account on a Third-Party social networking site to your OWAMBE Account. We refer to a person’s contacts on these Third-Party sites as “Friends”. When you create this link:
      • some of the information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be published on your OWAMBE Account profile;
      • your activities on the Platform may be displayed to your Friends on the Platform and/or that Third-Party site;
      • other OWAMBE users may be able to see any common Friends that you may have with them, or that you are a Friend of their Friend if applicable;
      • other OWAMBE users may be able to see any schools, hometowns or other groups you have in common with them as listed on your linked social networking site(s);
      • he information you provide to us from the linking of your accounts may be stored, processed and transmitted for fraud prevention and risk assessment purposes; and
      • the publication and display of information that you provide to OWAMBE through this linkage is subject to your settings and authorizations on the Platform and the Third-Party site.
    • f) We may distribute parts of the Platform (including your Listing) for display on sites operated by OWAMBE’s business partners and affiliates, using technologies such as HTML widgets. If and when your Listings are displayed on a partner’s site, information from your public profile page may also be displayed.
    • g) OWAMBE may provide your Personal Information to its Affiliates, including Payments Partner, and their employees, to use and process your Personal Information in the same way and to the same extent that we are permitted to under this Privacy Policy.
    • h) We may also engage Third Parties, who may be located outside of Nigeria, to provide services to us, including but not limited to technology services, to conduct checks against databases such as but not limited to public government databases (where legally allowed), to otherwise assist us with fraud prevention and risk assessment, to assist us with customer service, to serve targeted ads, and to facilitate the payments or reimbursements you request. We may provide Personal Information about you to these Third Parties, or give them access to this Personal Information, for the limited purpose of allowing them to provide these services.
    • i) You acknowledge, consent and agree that OWAMBE may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Collective Content if required to do so by law or in a good faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary (a) to respond to claims asserted against OWAMBE (b) to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas and warrants); (c) to enforce and administer our agreements with users, such as the Terms of Service, the Payment terms, this Privacy Policy (d) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes; or (e) to protect the rights, property or personal safety of OWAMBE, its users or members of the public.
    • j) We will use reasonable efforts to notify users about law enforcement requests for their data unless:
      • providing notice is prohibited by the legal process itself, by court order we receive, or by applicable law; or
      • we believe that providing notice would (a) be futile, (b) be ineffective, or (c) would create a risk of injury or bodily harm to an individual or group, or (d) create or increase a risk of fraud upon OWAMBE’s property, its Members, the Platform, Application, or Services (collectively, “Risk Scenarios”).
    • k) We may also publish, disclose and use Aggregated Information and non-personal information for industry and market analysis, demographic profiling, marketing and advertising, and other business purposes.

4. BUSINESS TRANSFERS BY OWAMBE

  1. If OWAMBE undertakes or is involved in any merger, acquisition, reorganization, sale of assets or bankruptcy or insolvency event, then we may sell, transfer or share some or all of our assets, including your Personal Information. In this event, we will notify you before your Personal Information is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

5. HOW TO ACCESS, CHANGE OR DELETE YOUR INFORMATION, OR CANCEL YOUR OWAMBE ACCOUNT

  1. You may review, update, correct or delete the Personal Information in your OWAMBE Account. If you would like to correct your information or cancel your OWAMBE Account entirely, you can do so by sending an email to info@owambe.com.

6. SECURING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We are continuously implementing and updating administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your Personal Information against unauthorized access, destruction or alteration. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, and no method of storing electronic information can be 100% secure. So, we cannot guarantee the security of your transmissions to us and of your Personal Information that we store.

7. LINKS TO OTHER SITES

  1. The Platform will contain links to other websites not owned or controlled by OWAMBE. OWAMBE does not have any control over Third-Party websites. These other websites may place their own cookies, web beacons or other files on your device, or collect and solicit Personal Information from you. They will have their own rules about the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information. We encourage you to read the terms of use and privacy policies of the other websites that you visit.

8. SPECIAL FEATURES AND PROGRAMSn

  1. Referral ProgramThe Platform provides a referral Program that allows you to invite your friends and contacts to use the Platform. You may also send invitation/request emails via the Platform itself, in which case we will ask you for the contact information to which to send your invitation/request.
  2. The Platform may allow registered account holders to organize, search for or participate in offline events (“Meetups”) in selected cities
  3. If you organize a Meetup or indicate that you will attend one, this information, together with some of your public information (such as your profile picture and public profile page) and any messages that you post about that Meetup, will be visible to users who browse the event. However, OWAMBE will never disclose where you are staying to another meetup user.

9. CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

  1. We may change how we collect and then use Personal Information at any time and without prior notice, at our sole discretion. We may change this Privacy Policy at any time. If we make material changes to the Privacy Policy, we will notify you either by posting the changed Privacy Policy on the Platform or by sending an email to you. It is important that you review the changed Privacy Policy. If you do not wish to agree to the changed Privacy Policy, then we will not be able to continue providing the Platform, application and Services to you, and your only option will be to stop accessing the Platform, application and Services and deactivate your OWAMBE Account. You can find out more on how to deactivate your OWAMBE Account at www.owambe.com/help.

10. GOT FEEDBACK?

  1. Your opinion matters to us! If you would like to provide feedback to us about this Privacy Policy, please email us at info@owambe.com. For all other questions or concerns, please visit us at www.owambe.com/contact.