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Please play safe online: Naija Connects is dedicated to making its site and services fun, innovative and safe for its users. But no matter how careful a site is, whenever lots of people are online, it's inevitable that some people will forget their manners and smart behavior. They may do this thinking they can't be discovered or held accountable. They may think they are invulnerable or not realize the risk involved. Sometimes they don't think at all. Naija Connects takes very seriously any abuses by any of the users of its services and will work to minimise its occurrence, you must however be careful online. We will do our utmost to protect you, however, you must be careful whom you deal with people online. Please visit http://www.wiredsafety.org/ for tips on how to be safe online.

Parents please communicate with your children and their use of any online service including Naija Connects. Here are a couple of sites that might be useful:

Safe Families.org
Safe Teens.com

Naija Connects is not for persons under the age of 13 and we will remove/delete any account on provision of evidence that the said member is under 13 years of age (please refer to “Terms of Use”).

Naija Connects Privacy Policy Last Updated on January 6, 2007

Naija Connects does not send Spam or sell email addresses. About Naija Connects and the Information We Collect Profile Information submitted by Members to Naija Connects Naija Connects is an online social networking community that connects people through networks of friends for communicating, sharing and making new friends and contacts. To accomplish this, each Naija Connects Member creates his or her own profile, which contains the personal information that the Member chooses to include. This personal information includes such things as:

First name or first and last names of the Member (depending on the options selected by the Member), Gender, age, martial status and other, similar personal information, Occupation, Schools attended or companies with whom the Member is associated, Location (e.g., city and state), and Photos, videos or other shared content uploaded by the Member to his or her profile, to the extent that it includes personal information.

Other Information submitted by Members to Naija Connects Naija Connects also collects Member-submitted account information such as name and email address, to identify Members and send notifications related to the use of the Naija Connects service.

You should also be aware that Members may reveal other personal information while communicating on other areas of the Naija Connects website, such as while participating in discussions on Naija Connects Groups and/or posting information on Naija Connects forums. This information, in turn, might be viewed by other Members or visitors to the Naija Connects website who are not Members.

Information Not Directly Submitted by Members or Other Website Users to Naija Connects Finally, we also collect some information from Members, as well as from other visitors to the Naija Connects website, such as browser type and IP address. This information is gathered from all Members and visitors to the website.

Use of Information Obtained by Naija Connects Profile Information submitted by Members to Naija Connects The personal information of a Member contained in his or her profile will be shown to those people whom the Member chooses. Each Member has three general options when choosing the level of sharing of his or her profile. They are:

"Friends" which consists only of that Member's Contacts, "Verified Members" which consists of Members of the site that have supplied a mobile number to illustrate they are a real person, and "Anyone" which is all visitors to the Naija Connects website, whether or not they are Naija Connects members.

Other Information submitted by Members to Naija Connects Except where a Member might choose to include a full name in his or her profile, a Member's email address and full name will only be used in the following circumstances:

When the Member invites a friend via email to become a Naija Connects Member, When the Member sends a request to another Member to add the other Member to his or her friend list, When we send notifications to the Member relating to his or her use of the Naija Connects service or Naija Connects website, and If the Member so chooses, when we send regular notifications, weekly updates, or other news regarding the Naija Connects service or the Naija Connects website. Except when inviting or adding friends, a Member's email address will never be shared with or displayed to any other person. Members and their friends, and other Members within their personal networks (depending on the level of sharing a Member has chosen) communicate on Naija Connects with each other through the Naija Connects service, without disclosing email addresses.

Information that Members do not submit to us We use information relating to the server information, IP address, and browser-type.

Sharing of the Information this Site Gathers/Tracks Except as explained above, or where you are expressly informed otherwise, we do not sell, rent, share, trade or give away any of your personal information, unless required by law or for the protection of your Membership. However, Naija Connects may share profile information and aggregate usage information in a non-personally identifiable manner with advertisers and other third parties in order to present to Members and other users of the Naija Connects website more targeted advertising, products and services. In such situations we will never disclose information that would personally identify you.

Links The Naija Connects Website contains links to other websites. This includes links that are placed there by Naija Connects (such as in advertisements), as well as by other Naija Connects Members. Please be aware that Naija Connects is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other website. We encourage all Members and other users of the Naija Connects website to be aware of when they leave our website, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by Naija Connects through the Naija Connects website.

Use of Cookies A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use cookies on the Naija Connects website. However, we do not and will not use cookies to collect private information from any Member or other user of the Naija Connects website which they did not intentionally submit to us, other than as stated in this Privacy Policy.

We use both "session ID cookies" and "persistent cookies." We use session ID cookies to make it easier for you to navigate our site. A session ID cookie expires when you close you browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. Note also that Members may optionally use a cookie to remember their email in order to automatically log in to our website. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browsers's "help" file; however, please note that, if you reject cookies or disable cookies in your web browser, you may not be able to use the Naija Connects website.

Correcting/Updating or Removing Information REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN CHANGE THE GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO MAY VIEW YOUR PROFILE AT ANY TIME. YOU CAN CHANGE THESE PROFILE SHARING SETTINGS BY CLICKING THE "SETTINGS" LINK ON THE TOP OF THE “CONTROL PANEL” PAGE. ALSO, YOU CAN ALWAYS CHANGE THE PERSONAL INFORMATION YOU'VE SUBMITTED TO THE NAIJA CONNECTS WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE INFORMATION INCLUDED IN YOUR NAIJA CONNECTS PROFILE, BY CLICKING THE "EDIT PROFILE" LINK ON YOUR NAIJA CONNECTS BROWSE PAGE OR “EDIT” LINK ON YOUR ACTUAL PROFILE PAGE.

Changes in Our Privacy Policy If we change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so Members and other users of the Naija Connects website are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If we are going to use Members' or other users' personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, we will notify those Members and users via email or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Invite a Friend If a Member elects to use our "Invite" feature to invite a friend to become a Member of the Naija Connects service, we ask them for the friend's email address. Naija Connects will automatically send the friend an email inviting them to join the site. Naija Connects stores this email address for the purpose of automatically adding the respondent to the friends list of the Member sending the invitation, and also to send reminders of the invitation. Naija Connects will never sell these email addresses or use them to send any other communication besides invitations and invitation reminders. Any person who receives an invitation may contact Naija Connects to request the removal of this information from our database.

Security The Naija Connects account of every Member is password-protected. Naija Connects takes every precaution to protect the information of the Members, as well as information collected from other users of the Naija Connects website. We use industry standard measures to protect all information that is stored on our servers and within our database. We limit the access to this information to those employees who need access to perform their job function such as our customer service personnel. If you have any questions about the security at our website, please contact us.

Email Choice/Opt-out Members who no longer wish to receive our email updates or other email notifications may opt-out of receiving these communications by following the instructions contained in the applicable email.

Third Party Advertising The ads appearing on this Web site are delivered to Members by our Web advertising partners. Our Web advertising partners may use cookies. Doing this allows the ad network to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, ad networks may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and determine which ads are clicked on. This information allows an ad network to deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. Naija Connects does not have access to or control of the cookies that may be placed on the computer of any Member or other user of the Naija Connects website by the third-party ad servers or ad networks.

This privacy statement covers the use of cookies by Naija Connects only, and does not cover the use of cookies by any other party.

Members and Users Located Outside of the United States of America We have made an effort to protect the personal information of all Members and other users of the Naija Connects website, and to the extent applicable, we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws. If you are unsure whether this privacy policy is in conflict with the applicable local rules where you are located, you should not submit your personal information to the Naija Connects website. IN ADDITION, IF YOU ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE EUROPEAN UNION, YOU SHOULD NOTE THAT YOUR INFORMATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNITED STATES. Members and other users of the Naija Connects website located in countries outside of the United States of America who submit personal information do thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to and/or storage of the information in the United States of America.

Contacting Naija Connects If you have any questions about this privacy policy, Naija Connects's privacy practices, or your dealings with Naija Connects, please contact us. Email: privacy@naijaconnects.com