Privacy Policy

What are Cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile device by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Controlling Cookies

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

You may limit site operation or functions if you limit cookies.

How do we use cookies on our website?

We make use of cookies to help manage the site and your visitor experience. These cookies may be used to collect analytics of ‘non-personal’ visitor activity outlines, manage user logins and personal preferences, provide relevant or timely information to you or offer focused advertisements.

Type of Cookies

Persistent cookies – these cookies remain on a user’s device for the period of time specified in the cookie. They are activated each time that the user visits the website that created that particular cookie.

Session cookies – these cookies allow website operators to link the actions of a user during a browser session. A browser session starts when a user opens the browser window and finishes when they close the browser window. Session cookies are created temporarily. Once you close the browser, all session cookies are deleted.

First Party – these cookies are set by us to give you the best user experience and to make sure our website is performing as it should.

Third Party – these cookies are set by our third party providers such as Google. We use Google Analytics to see how many people visit our site and how they use it, allowing us to make any necessary changes so that you have the best experience possible.

You can manage or block the cookies set by The Oban Times, or indeed any other website should you want to do so. You can do this through your browser settings using the Help function within your browser. Even if you have consented to cookies you can withdraw your initial consent in the same way at any time.

Otherwise you can visit www.aboutcookies.org for comprehensive information on how to manage or block cookies on a variety of browsers. If you want to manage or block cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you may need to refer to the manual of your handset.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies will impact on the functionality of our website and it will not work properly.

Information we collect about You

When you register on our website we may collect your name, email address and other contact details. This allows us to process your registration.

We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it and have consented to this.

  1. What we do with your Information

We use your personal information to update you about new products/services by post, email and/or SMS text message. We will only contact you with your consent.  You are entitled to withhold this consent and opt out from receiving such communications at any time by selecting the appropriate box on the web form that collects your details. You can also update these options by contacting us by email at privacy@goldenobserver.com We will always provide you with a way of opting out of receiving future marketing messages from us, each time we send them to you.

2. Sharing your Information with Third Parties

We may from time to time provide your personal information to third parties for the purposes of providing you with our services. These third party providers include payment processors, providers of card validation services, credit referencing providers and service providers who assist us with hosting our marketing campaigns. They do not decide what is done with your data and only process it on our behalf. however we only use providers that provide adequate protection for your information at all times.

We will not for provide your data to other third parties for marketing purposes unless you have specifically consented to this when you first provided your data to us.You are entitled to decline receiving such third party communications by selecting the appropriate box on the web form that collects your details, by contacting us by email at privacy@goldenobserver.com

3. Cookies

This website uses cookies. For more information about what cookies are, what we use them for and how you can delete them, please read our Cookies Policy.

4.  How we Protect your Information

We follow strict security procedures in the storage and disclosure of information which you have given us, to prevent unauthorized access to, and loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information in accordance with the Nigeria data protection legislation. These include firewalls and virus checking procedures.

You are responsible for keeping any confidential passwords or other login or access details which you select or which we allocate to you secret. While we take steps to ensure the security of your information, there is a risk that nay information transmitted over the Internet and stored on a computer may be intercepted or accessed by an unauthorized party. If you think that someone has accessed your information held by us without your permission or gained unauthorized access to your login details, you must notify us at privacy@goldenobserver.com

5. Correcting your Information

You are entitled to require that we update your personal information to ensure it is up-to-date and accurate. In order to maintain the accuracy of the information we hold, you can update your personal details by sending us an email to privacy@goldenobserver.com

6.  Obtaining a copy of your Information

You are entitled to find out what information we hold about you. You can do this by contacting privacy@goldenobserver.com

7.  How long we hold your Data for

Some of the information you provide to us will be necessary to carry out repeated tasks, such as verifying your identity or payment details when signing in to use an account or providing our goods and services to you or you using an online checkout. We will keep this information for as long as you remain a registered user of any of our sites and for so long as reasonably necessary.

8.  Links to Third Party Websites

Our website contains links to other websites belonging to third parties which are not covered by this privacy policy. If you want to click through to a third party website, please make sure that you read the privacy policy for that website.

9. Updates to this Policy

We may update this Policy at any time without notice. We will tell you that we have updated the policy by emailing you at the email address you have provided to us and/or by posting an announcement on the website. By continuing to use the website after we have emailed you or posted a notice informing you of an update, you accept the changes to this Policy.

10. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about privacy, or wish to update your details or have them removed from our mailing list at any time, please contact us using privacy@goldenobserver.com