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Privacy Policy

At DailyAgent, we are committed to safeguarding your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your data when you use our website and other registration portals we may design and deploy.

Who we are

DailyAgent (formerly TechnocratMedia) founded in 2018, is Nigeria’s independent online newspaper with a knack for investigation, data analytics, insights and inclusive reporting. We arm citizens with information to act for change. Our website address is https://dailyagent.ng.

This privacy policy applies to the use of your personal information when you use our website, https://dailyagent.ng.

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Information We Collect

When you use our website, we may collect various types of information, including but not limited to Personal information such as your name, contact details, and location. Demographic information such as age, gender, and occupation. Application materials including videos, photos, and written content.

We may use and share your information, viz:

  • Information you’ve provided to us, including on our websites
  • Information provided by other companies who’ve obtained your permission to share information about you
  • Information we collect using cookies stored on your device about your use of https://dailyagent.ng and third-party websites.
  • Your IP address

We may use your information as follows:

In addition to using your information to provide you with requested products or services and general account management and the management of traffic across our network, we may also use your information in the following ways:

To monitor and improve our products, services and websites

We may share information with credit reference and fraud prevention agencies for use in credit decisions and for fraud detection and prevention purposes. If false or inaccurate information is provided and fraud is identified, the details will be passed to fraud prevention agencies. Law enforcement agencies may access and use this information. We and other organisations may also access and use this information to prevent fraud and money laundering. We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.

For market research

To enable us to comply with any legal or regulatory requirements; to protect or enforce our rights or the rights of any third party; in the detection and prevention of fraud and other crimes; and for the purpose of safeguarding national security. We may disclose your information to any successors of our business for them to use for the purposes set out in this privacy notice. Unless you’ve asked us not to.

To send you periodic newsletters about your chosen services.

To send you direct marketing. This may include communications by post, telephone or email and by SMS. To provide you with personalised services, such as providing you with viewing recommendations and advertising that meet your needs. This means that we have your agreement to store information about you on the devices you use, for example, to make some of the adverts you see more relevant to you. To provide you with online behavioural advertising through the use of cookies when you visit our websites.

Data Security

DailyAgent takes data security seriously. We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Sharing Your Information

Your personal information will be accessible only to authorized personnel and partners involved in our program’s processes, We will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to third parties without your explicit consent.

Third-Party Services

Our website and registration portals may contain links to third-party websites or services. Please note that DailyAgent is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external sites. We encourage you to review their respective privacy policies before engaging with them.

Changes to Privacy Policy

By using our website and all our other forms of registration portals, you consent to the collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy. DailyAgent may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or for legal reasons. Any updates will be posted on this page, and the revised date will be indicated at the top of the policy. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, please contact us at admin@dailyagent.ng.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

When you create or log in to an online account you agree to our privacy and cookies notice. Otherwise, by continuing to use our websites or mobile services you agree to the use of cookies as described in this notice.

You should be aware that when you use our websites, mobile sites, or mobile apps, we may collect information by using ‘cookies’.

What are cookies and how do they work?

Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website every time you visit the site again, so it can recognise you and then tailor what you see on the screen.

What do you use cookies for?

Cookies are an important part of the internet. They make using websites much smoother and affect lots of the useful features of websites. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups.

Cookies that are needed to provide the service you have asked for

Some cookies are essential so you can move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, the services you’ve asked for can’t be provided. These cookies don’t gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you’ve been on the internet.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who 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.

What rights do you have over your 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.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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