The website is owned by Quicksurf Communications Ltd, a Nigerian registered company. This privacy statement was created in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to your right to privacy and data protection. We know that other people’s use of your personal data is a big concern for social network users and so we process your personal data with every reasonable safeguard for your protection.
We aim to provide a very secure platform for all our members to be able to connect in privacy & anonymously. This privacy statement is a part of Ogbongefriends’ Terms & Conditions and should be read carefully. Any use of the website implies the consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as we have set out in this policy and your acceptance of the entire privacy statement.
We reserve the right to change our policy at any time and without notice, so be sure to check this policy regularly to understand how we use your information.
What types of personal data do we collect
To join the Ogbongefriends network, you will have to complete our online signup form, where you provide us with information about you, such as your name, your email address, your gender, your date of birth, your body type, job and educational status, your location details and telephone number. In addition, personal information may include your phone address book, any information in messages sent on the Service, including any text or photo messages exchanged between members. Users on Ogbongefriends may also see certain of these personal information and such information may also be accessible to and used by us as outlined in this notice.
Because you control your user profile, these details are available to you at any time by accessing your “Profile” page, which gives you the chance to edit or update the information at any time.
Once you have created a Profile, we will automatically track certain information such as your IP, geo location and email addresses. We will also have information on time, date and url of all ogbongefriends pages you visit.
If you have registered through one of our partner websites, such as Facebook or Linked In, your Profile will be available to all users of Ogbongefriends network whether via our site or our partners’ websites. We may connect your Ogbongefriends profile with your profile on such partner website and may do this by way of new products and applications which we introduce from time to time, including new products powered by our group companies.
If you contact our Customer Support team via Feedback link, we will receive your email address, and may track your IP address as well as the information you send to us to help resolve your query. We will keep records of our communications with you, including any complaints that we receive from you about other users (and from other users about you).
What do we do with your personal data?
Be informed, that we employ cookies and other technologies to collect information. We use various technologies to collect information from your computer and about your activities on our site.
We collect data directly from Site visitors' computers, such as, your IP address, your browser type, your geo location, settings and language, access times, the content of any undeleted cookies that your browser previously accepted from us, and the referring website address. We use your IP address (the numeric code that identifies your individual computer) to avoid fraudulent registrations, help us maintain the Site and Service and identify problems with our server. Your IP address does not disclose any personal information about you.
We may use material that you post on the open access areas of Ogbongefriends in advertising and promotional materials on our partner sites and partner products, aimed at improving our site and better tailoring your online experience to meet your needs.
We may share your personal information, which may include your name and contact information (including email address) with our authorized service providers that perform certain services on our behalf. These services may include fulfilling orders, providing customer service and marketing assistance, performing business and sales analysis, supporting our website functionality, surveys and other features offered through our website.
Including, we use your personal data to:
• Send you communications about the Website, as well as our other products and services.
• Generate anonymous statistics about the (users of the) Website, to improve the Website or convey statistical information to third parties.
• Send you e-mails with notifications about new messages or for other purposes related to the use of the Website. You can opt in or out from these messages in your "Settings".
• Provide the features and functionality of the Ogbongefriends and to continuously operate, maintain and improve the Service. Personal information that you voluntarily disclose or share with any friends on the Service may be collected and/or used by us.
By registering for the Service, You specifically agree to receive communications from us to the email address and telephone number that you provided, though not limited to notifications of instant messages and likes that you have received from other members on the Site, tips and advice related to the Service, updates regarding the Service, special promotions and offers and information on your interested celebrities or clubs.
In addition, you agree to receive e-mail marketing from us and our partner advertisers. Such e-mail communications may contain commercial messaging, such as advertisements and special offers from us and our third party marketing affiliates. We may use tracking technologies that enables us to track your usage of the e-mail messages that we send you, including whether the e-mail message was opened and what links were clicked.
The Site provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving some types of communications from us by changing your “Settings”
Please note that changing your preferences regarding the receipt of emails from us will not prevent other companies with which we already have shared your information, including third party advertisers, from continuing to contacting you. When contacted by these companies, you should notify them directly of your choices regarding their use and sharing of your information.
Ogbongefriends reserves the right to share your personal information:
2. where Company determines, in its sole discretion, that such disclosure is necessary to protect the rights of company and/or a third party, or necessary to protect Company from liability of any kind;
3. if the information is subpoenaed or demanded as cooperation to law enforcement or other government agency; provided, however, that, where permitted by applicable law, we shall provide you with e-mail notice, and opportunity to challenge the subpoena or order prior to our disclosure of any Personal Information;
4. if the Company is sold, merged or acquired; provided, however, that if company is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, You will be notified via email
5. For purposes of exchanging information with other companies and organizations for fraud protection purposes.
We will share some of the information we collect from you upon install of the mobile app with vendors and other service providers who are engaged by or working with us in connection with the operation of the services we provide to you and/or for analytics purposes which may require the reproduction and display of such information in an aggregated and anonymized manner such that will not in any way identify you.
Ogbongefriends does not sell or rent out any personal information about you to any third party. We may share aggregated information that includes your personal information (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
To prevent abuse and/or misuse of Ogbongefriends.com by a user following termination or deletion of a profile/account we shall retain such information as we deem in our sole discretion may be necessary to ensure that user does not open a new account and profile in breach of our Terms and Conditions of Use and to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations.
Importing your contacts
For your convenience, Ogbongefriends.com offers the ability to import email addresses from common address books such as Yahoo/Gmail, etc. If you choose to use this feature, we will access your address book using the login details that you provide. We access your address book to retrieve your friends' information so that you may select whom to invite. We do not store your login details nor do we use them for any other purpose than to retrieve your contacts. We never send invitations to contacts you do not leave preselected or explicitly select, and your invitations are the only email we will ever send to your friends unless they register to join the site.
If you decide to select your contacts, you confirm that you have their consent to do so and you accept that an automatic e-mail invitation and reminder will be sent on your behalf to the contacts you have selected. If you have accidentally sent invitations you did not intend - please contact us via feedback link and we can cancel the reminder message.
What are 'cookies'?
Cookies are small pieces of information that a website places on your computer's hard drive to enable that website to recognize you and to save you the trouble of re-entering some basic information when you revisit the website. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the time and date of your visits, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site.
Cookies and Use of Cookie Data.
We also place persistent cookies (also known as local storage devices) on members’ computers, so that Ogbongefriends remembers them and makes their login experience faster and easier. We may use persistent tracking cookies on your mobile device, mainly for security protection purposes, such as to prevent phishers, scammers, unauthorised log in attempts, and to help you access your hacked account. We do not use any information whilst you are logged off.
Friends and other Ogbongefriends users
Beware that you may not use other users' information for commercial purposes, to spam, to harass, or to make unlawful threats as Ogbongefriends reserves the right to terminate the accounts of those who misuse other users' information or who otherwise violate the Terms & Conditions
You can choose to invite your friends to join Ogbongefriends to make sure that they also get the benefits of meeting new people. To make it easier to search and find friends and acquaintances on Ogbongefriends, users may search for other members by email address or telephone numbers. If any of the individuals you have invited do not register within a few days, Ogbongefriends may occasionally send reminder emails on your behalf to those individuals. You can choose to invite all your friends or only a select few by simply unticking the names of those friends you do not wish to invite, but please remember you are responsible for ensuring that your friend has agreed to receiving an Ogbongefriend invite. Your friends can click the unsubscribe link in the invitation mails to prevent receiving further invitations from Ogbongefriends or request the removal of their information from our database by visiting the Feedback link.
We may share aggregated information that includes your personal information (but which doesn’t identify you directly), together with other information including log data with third parties for industry analysis and demographic profiling and to deliver targeted advertising about other products and services.
In particular, in relation to targeted advertising, we use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
You are responsible for all actions taken with your login information and password. If you choose to share this information with a third party, you are responsible for all actions taken with your login information and password by such third party. If you believe your password has been disclosed to third parties or otherwise compromised in any way you should immediately change your password.
If you disclose your Information to other parties, whether via the Website or on other sites throughout the Internet, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of the information you disclose to them. We do not control the privacy policies of any third parties so you should investigate their policies before you disclose your information to them.
Ogbongefriends also wishes to maintain a healthy community, and we will cooperate with all law enforcement inquiries and with all third parties to enforce their intellectual property or other rights. We may also disclose your personal information to government or law enforcement agencies, or private parties, as required by law when/or, in our sole discretion, we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our legal rights, or those of third parties and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on us.
Ogbongefriends is a website operating through servers located in a number of countries around the world, including the United States. If you live in a country with data protection laws, the storage of your personal data may not provide you with the same protections as you enjoy in your country of residence. By submitting your personal information, by making use of the applications available on Ogbongefriends, you agree to the transfer of your personal information to, and storage and processing of your personal information in, any such countries and destinations.
Ogbongefriends has implemented reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect and prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We want you to feel confident using our website to transact business. While we take reasonable precautions against possible security breaches of our website, member database and records, no website or Internet transmission is completely secure and we cannot guarantee that unauthorised access, hacking, data loss, or other breaches will never occur. We urge you to take steps to keep your personal information safe (including your password) and to log out of your account after use. Users should also take care with how they handle and disclose their personal information and should avoid sending personal information through insecure email.
Ogbongefriends will never share your exact location with another user. We don't share your email address, mobile phone number, billing information, or account password with another user under any circumstances. All other information you provide us may be revealed in your profile and be accessible to other members.
Modified versions will take effect thirty (30) days after being published on the Website.
Date Last Amended: This Notice was last amended on 14 January 2015.