This policy statement discloses our privacy practices including the notification of:
Personally identifiable information (“PII”) collected through our Site;
Intended usage of this PII;
Choices available regarding opt-in/opt-out, data collection, use and distribution of the information;
Security measures to protect the loss or misuse of information under FRESHMINDS’s control;
How to maintain the accuracy of your information.
The Information Collected
To help administer our Site and provide a positive experience while visiting our Site, FRESHMINDS, our service providers, advertisers and partners may collect various types of non-personally identifiable, technology-related information. “Technology-Related Information” may include, but is not limited to the following: current Internet protocol address and type of browser you are using (e.g., Firefox, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using, (e.g., Microsoft Windows or Mac OS), the domain name of your internet service provider (e.g., Comcast, Verizon or AT&T), the web pages you have visited, sites visited before and after you visit the Site, the type of handheld or mobile device used to view the site (e.g., iPhone, Blackberry), location information, the content you have accessed and the advertisements you have been shown and/or clicked on.
Engagement through Social Media
You also can engage with our content, such as applications and other offerings, on or through third-party social networking sites, such as Facebook, and FRESHMINDS or third-party social media plug-ins and applications. When you engage with our content on or through third party social networking sites, plug-ins and applications, you may allow us to have access to certain information from your social media profile (e.g., name, e-mail address, photo, gender, birthday, location, your list of friends, people you follow and/or who follow you, the posts or the ‘likes’ you make) to deliver the content or as part of the operation of the application. We may also obtain non-personally identifiable information (e.g., content viewed and information about advertisements within the content you have been shown or may have clicked on,) from your interaction with our content.
Third Party Collection
Some of our Sites contain links to or integrations with other sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., whose information collection practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites’ privacy notices as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.
We also use the services of reputable third parties to provide us with data collection, reporting, ad response measurement, and site analytics, as well as to assist with delivery of relevant marketing messages and advertisements. These third parties may view, edit or set their own cookies. We, our third party service providers, advertisers and/or partners may also place web beacons for these third parties. The use of these technologies by these third parties is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by this privacy statement.
FRESHMINDS may consider requests from unrelated third parties to contact you, but we will not give that third party any PII unless FRESHMINDS has obtained your consent. You may give this consent by “opting-in” to having your information shared with third parties when you register. Additionally, FRESHMINDS provides you the opportunity to be sent newsletters and information about programming, promotional events, marketing events and opportunities to participate in research studies. If you would like to exercise your right under the CAN SPAM Act to not receive future e-mail correspondence from us, except with respect to your prior financial transactions or communications, regarding Mandatory Disclosures or as otherwise required by law, you may do so by using a link provided at the bottom of the aforementioned email communications. You can also send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any opt-out or opt-in purpose. You may review, change or delete any PII which you submitted to FRESHMINDS by using the update subscription preferences link provided at the bottom of an email communication from FRESHMINDS, or by contacting FRESHMINDS.email@example.com. You must include a description of the information you would like to change. Alternatively, you can send mail to the following postal address: FRESHMINDS, 1 Continental Way, Off CMD Road, Ikosi-Ketu, Lagos (Attn: Privacy).
FRESHMINDS endeavors to ensure the commercially reasonable protection of user’s PII. We have implemented security measures to protect PII collected on our Site against loss, misuse or alteration. However, the Internet is an open system and technology and human operators are not infallible. Accordingly, we cannot and do not guarantee that the individual user information you have transmitted, including PII, will not be intercepted by others and/or decrypted or accidentally disclosed. We cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet, and we accept no liability for any unintentional disclosure.
A Special Note about Children, Children’s Privacy and Our Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), we are a general audience site and do not intend to collect any PII from children under 13 years of age, unless we believe such collection to be permitted by law. Our Site targets an audience that is over the age of 18 and some content may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental supervision is recommended. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed PII to us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Upon request, the parent or guardian of a child under 13 may review and request the deletion of such child’s PII, as well as refuse to permit the further collection or use of such PII.