You should read this policy in full, but here are a few key things we hope you take away from it:
Competition Info is public and competitions listed on Competition Info are immediately viewable and searchable by anyone around the world. We give you both public and non-public ways to show your interest in these competitions by Liking and Saving these opportunities. You can also use Competition Info under a pseudonym if you prefer not to use your name.
When you use Competition Info, even if you’re just looking at opportunities, we receive some personal information from you like the type of device you’re using and your IP address. You can choose to share additional information with us like your email address. We use this information for things like keeping your account secure and improving the content we show you.
We give you control through your settings to control things like account security. You can also request for the information you have shared on Competition Info.
If you have questions about this policy, how we collect or process your personal data, or anything else related to our privacy practices, we want to hear from you. You can contact us at any time.
We require certain information to provide our services to you. For example, you must have an account in order to Like or Save content on Competition Info. When you choose to share the information below with us, we collect and use it to operate our services.
We collect this Information (i) for statistical purposes to help us understand how people use our Service, (ii) to offer you a personalised service (iii) for internal business and research purposes and to help enhance, secure, evaluate and develop our websites, products and services, (iv) to develop new products and services and (v) to administer our services, for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis and testing,
INFORMATION YOU SHARE WITH US
Basic Account Information
You don’t have to create an account to use some of our service features, such as searching and viewing listed opportunities. If you do choose to create an account, you must provide us with some personal data so that we can provide our services to you. On Competition Info this includes a username, a password, and an email address. Your username is currently not public, and you can use either your real name or a pseudonym.
We use your contact information, such as your email address to authenticate your account and keep it - and our services - secure, and to help prevent spam, fraud, and abuse. We also use contact information to send you information about our services.
If you email us, we will keep the content of your message, your email address, and your contact information to respond to your request. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request and/or to help us support other users.
We also collect contact Information from blog commenters and we may use your personal information to respond to your requests, enquiries, comments or concerns.
If you sign up for a newsletter, we shall use your personal information to send it to you by email.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WE RECEIVE ABOUT YOU
We receive certain information when you use our services or mobile application that include our content, and from third parties including analytics providers. Like the information you share with us, we use the data below to operate our services.
We require information about your signup and current location, which we get from signals such as your IP address or device settings, to securely and reliably set up and maintain your account and to provide our services to you.
If you register an account with us, we require information about whether you are a student or a business, as well the type of opportunities you are interested in. This is so that we can show you more relevant competitions.
If you sign up for a newsletter, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) in emails sent to our newsletter subscribers to track which emails are opened and which links are clicked by recipients. This information allows for more accurate reporting and improvement of the Service. Web beacons allow us to collect information about when you open the email, your IP address, your browser or email client type, and other similar details.
In order to operate our services, we keep track of how you interact with links across our services. This includes links in emails we send you and links links in our mobile application.
If you click on an external link or ad on our services, that advertiser or website operator might figure out that you came from Competition Info, along with other information associated with the ad you clicked such as characteristics of the audience it was intended to reach. They may also collect other personal data from you, such as cookie identifiers or your IP address.
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We receive information when you view content on or otherwise interact with our services, which we refer to as “Log Data,” even if you have not created an account. For example, when you visit our website, sign into our services, interact with our email notifications, we may receive information about you. This Log Data includes information such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, the referring web page, pages visited, location, your mobile carrier, device information (including device and application IDs), search terms, and cookie information. We also receive Log Data when you click on, view, or interact with links on our services. We use Log Data to operate our services and ensure their secure, reliable, and robust performance. For example, we use Log Data to protect the security of accounts and to determine what content is popular on our services. We also use this data to improve the content we show you.
We use information you provide to us and data we receive, including Log Data and data from third parties, to help us better design our services for you and personalize the content we show you.
When you log into Competition Info on a browser or device, we will associate that browser or device with your account for purposes such as authentication, security, and personalization
For registered users, personalised search results are not based on your country of residence (for non-Nigerian residents).
INFORMATION WE SHARE AND DISCLOSE
In the limited circumstances where we disclose your private personal data, we do so because it’s necessary to operate our services, or because it’s required by law. Competition Info will not rent or sell personal information to anyone.
Law, Harm, and the Public Interest
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Accessing or Modifying Your Personal Data
If you have registered an account on Competition Info, we provide you with tools and account settings to access or modify the personal data you provided to us and associated with your account.
We keep your personal information to enable your continued use of Competition Info, for as long as it is required in order to fulfil the relevant purposes described in this Privacy Notice, as may be required by law such as for tax and accounting purposes, or as otherwise communicated to you.
When you are logged into your Competition Info account, you can request for your account to be deleted. If you request for you account to be deleted, you will no longer be able to log into your account on CompetitionInfo.com and Competition Info for Android.
Object, Restrict, or Withdraw Consent
When you are logged into your Competition Info account, you can manage account features at any time.
Competition Info provides you with a means to obtain the information you have shared through our services. You can request for this information by contacting us at hello (at) competitioninfo (dot) com.
Protection of Personal Information
Competition Info takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of personal information.
Children and Our Services
Our services are not directed to children. If you're under 18, you may use Competition Info only with the involvement of a parent or guardian
Additional Information or Assistance
If you wish to raise a concern about our use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with the ICO.
You can find their contact details here: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
Our websites contain links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy notices.
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