Privacy Policy

The West African Business Journal (WABJ) is committed to safeguarding and respecting your privacy in accordance with GDPR.

For further information about GDPR and your rights, please visit the GDPR website at: ico.org.uk

Our website address is: http://westafricanbusinessjournal.com.

This Privacy Policy outlines the collection and use of personal information relating to readers, subscribers and users of this website in particular and West African Business Journal (WABJ) in general.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect your personal data when you subscribe, request or inquire about, the provision of our products and services including our magazine and newsletters.

How we use your information


We use your data to:

Provide and administer the products and services you have requested;

Keep you up to date with The West African Business Journal (WABJ) and business news;

Tell you about The West African Business Journal (WABJ) and other relevant products, services and special offers;

To process comments;

Monitor online traffic behaviour and site usage to help us improve our website;

To process job applications.

We do not share your personal data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes.
We share your personal data with third party suppliers for administration purposes only. Data is supplied securely and written agreements exist with these parties to ensure that your data is processed in accordance with our data protection policy.
In some instances we use third party hosting sites to collect and process your personal data. These third party suppliers guarantee the security of your data via their privacy policies and corporate terms. Occasionally these third party suppliers are based outside the UK and comply with the GDPR.
We have the right to share your personal data if legally required to do so by a governmental entity or regulatory authority.
By supplying your personal data to The West African Business Journal (WABJ), you are consenting to the processing of your data as outlined in this privacy policy.

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 anonymised 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

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We also use cookies in our email communications to track whether emails have been opened or read and whether recipients have visited any website links provided. Again, this data is statistical and non-personal.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics:

Who we share your data with

The West African Business Journal (WABJ) uses third party service providers such as agents or subcontractors who may be given your information for the purpose of providing our services to you on our behalf. When we use third party service providers, we will only disclose information that is relevant and vital in order to do their job in relation to the agreed service. These third party service providers are: Hostpapa, Google, AWStats, Paypal, PHPlist and X2CRM

Advertising

Occasionally we use third-party advertising companies to serve adverts on this website. These advertising companies may collect and use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to our site and other websites that we are not associated with. Also, we may share usage information about site visitors with these companies for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements and for market research analysis on our website.

These companies are:

Google

Amazon

Ad Maven

How long we retain your data

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

For users that 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 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 we send your data

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

Your contact information

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

How we protect your data

We have put in place appropriate administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect. Unfortunately no system can claim to be 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee that unauthorised disclosures and access will not happen. Although we take appropriate measures to safeguard against unauthorised access and disclosures of information, we are unable to guarantee that personally identifiable information that we obtain will never be disclosed in a manner that is inconsistent with this Privacy Policy.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

If we use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions affect you legally, you have the right to challenge to such decisions under GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from us.

The right described above does not apply in the following circumstances:

The decision is authorised by law;

You have already given your explicit consent;

The decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between you and us.

Additional information

By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to this policy.

This Privacy Policy was last updated in October 2018.

If you need to contact The West African Business Journal (WABJ) you can reach us via email: info@westafricanbusinessjournal.com or by telephone: +44 (0) 7043020287