We collect Personally Identifiable Information (PII), otherwise known as Personal Information or Personal Data. They include Name, email address, phone number, contact address, limited financial information, location data, device data, etc.
Customers’ data is collected electronically when they visit our website and register to use any of our services. This is collected electronically with exchanges between your system (Computer, Server, Mobile Device) or service provider’s system and our system.
We collect Customers’ data manually when they complete our product and services registration forms in registering to use any of our services. Similar data are also collected when customers or visitors visit our physical locations for inquiries or business relationships.
We collect information from or about customers from other sources, such as through your contact with us, including our Customer Support interfaces – email, portal, phone calls, social media, and other communication channels; Customer support teams, Customer response to surveys, Training programs, Corporate Social Responsibility events, Promotional events, and interactions with members of the Netop Group or other companies (subject to their privacy policies and applicable law).
We may also obtain information about you from third parties such as credit bureaus and identity verification services.
We collect personal information to provide users of our services with a secure, smooth, efficient, and customized experience. Furthermore, the information collected may also be used to provide Netop Services and customer support; process transactions and send notices about your transactions; verify your identity, including during account creation and password reset processes; resolve disputes, collect fees, and troubleshoot problems; manage risk, or to detect, prevent, and/or remediate fraud or other potentially prohibited or illegal activities; detect, prevent or remediate violations of policies or applicable user agreements.
We also collect personal information to improve Services by customizing your user experience; to measure the performance of Netop Services and improve their content and layout; manage and protect our information technology infrastructure; provide targeted marketing and advertising, provide service update notices, and deliver promotional offers based on your communication preferences; contact you at any telephone number, by placing a voice call or through text (SMS) or email messaging; perform creditworthiness and solvency checks, and compare information for accuracy and verify it with third parties.
Additionally, we may contact you via electronic means to notify you regarding your account, troubleshoot problems with your account, resolve a dispute, collect fees or monies owed, poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, or as otherwise necessary to service your account. Furthermore, we may contact you to offer coupons, discounts, and promotions, and inform you about Netop Services or its group services.
Finally, we may contact you as necessary to enforce our policies, applicable law, or any agreement we may have with you. When contacting you via phone, to reach you as efficiently as possible we may use, and you consent to receive, auto dialed or prerecorded calls and text messages. Where applicable and permitted by law, you may decline to receive certain communications.
We store and process your personal information on our computers in Lagos, Nigeria, and anywhere else where our facilities are located. We protect your information using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, and alteration.
Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls to our data centers, and information access authorization controls. We have also taken additional measures by ensuring our system complies with industry information security standards.
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may combine customers’ information with information collected from other companies and use it to improve and personalize Netop Services, content, and advertising. We have also included the opportunity for customers who had initially subscribed to receive notifications or information about their activities in relation to the use of Netop’s service to unsubscribe or request to be removed from applicable databases.
When transacting with others, we may provide those parties with information to complete the transaction, such as your name, account ID, contact details, shipping and billing address, or other information needed to promote the reliability and security of the transaction. If a transaction is held, fails, or is later invalidated, we may also provide details of the unsuccessful transaction. To facilitate dispute resolution, we may provide a buyer with the seller’s address so that goods can be returned to the seller. The receiving party is not allowed to use this information for unrelated purposes, such as to directly market to you, unless you have agreed to it. Contacting users with unwanted or threatening messages is not authorized by Netop.
We may provide or display customer information to a third-party while consummating transactions to validate that transactions are being exchanged with valid receivers. We work with third parties, including merchants, to enable them to accept or send payments from or to Customers using Netop Services. In doing so, a third party may share information about customers with us, such as email address or mobile phone number, to inform such customers that a payment has been sent. We use this information to confirm that users are Netop customers and that Netop as a form of payment can be enabled, or to send customer notification of payment status. Also, we may oblige requests to validate that a customer transacts business with Netop.
Customers’ card information may be available for their subsequent reuse if they chose for it to be remembered at previous attempts. Do note that merchants, sellers, and users involved in transactions may have their own privacy policies, and Netop does not allow the other transacting party to use this information for anything other than providing Netop Services, Netop is not responsible for their actions, including their information protection practices. Netop will not disclose your credit/debit card number or bank account number to anyone or with the third parties that offer or use Netop Services, except with customers’ express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with credit/debit card rules, a subpoena, law enforcement or other legal processes.
Sharing personal information with other third parties We may share customers’ personal information with:
Members of the Netop group to provide joint content, products, and services (such as registration, transactions, and customer support), to help detect and prevent potentially illegal acts and violations of our policies, and to guide decisions about their products, services, and communications. This information will only be used for marketing communications only if customers have requested the services. Institutions that we partner with to jointly create and offer products, services, promotions, and rewards as well as institutions that we partner with to run events. Credit bureaus and collection agencies to report account information, as permitted by law. Banking partners as required by credit/debit card association rules for inclusion on their list of terminated merchants.
Other unaffiliated third parties, for the following purposes: Fraud Prevention and Risk Management: To help prevent fraud or assess and manage risk.
Customer Service: For customer service purposes, including to help service your accounts or resolve disputes.
Shipping: In connection with shipping and related services for purchases made using Netop Services.
Legal Compliance: To help them comply with anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing verification requirements.
Service Providers: to enable service providers under contract with us to support our business operations, such as fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, customer service, and technology services. Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use customer information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit. Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.
Please note that these third parties may be in other countries where the laws on processing personal information may be less stringent than in our country of primary jurisprudence. If customers open any of our products and services or related wallet accounts directly on a third-party website or via a third-party application, any information that is entered on such systems (and not directly on an Netop website) will be shared with the owner of the third- party website or application. These sites are governed by their own privacy policies and customers are encouraged to review their privacy policies before providing them with personal information. Netop is not responsible for the content or information practices of such third parties.
Other unaffiliated third parties, for the following purposes: We may share your personal information with:
Fraud Prevention and Risk Management: To help prevent fraud or assess and manage risk.
Shipping in connection with shipping and related services for purchases made using Netop Services.
Legal Compliance to help them comply with anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing verification requirements and the Central Bank of Nigeria regulations on Know Your Customer (KYC).
Service Providers to enable service providers under contract with us to support our business operations, such as fraud prevention, bill collection, marketing, customer service, address verification and technology services. Our contracts dictate that these service providers only use customer information in connection with the services they perform for us and not for their own benefit.
Other third parties with your consent or direction to do so.
Please note that these third parties may be in other countries where the laws on processing personal information may be less stringent than in our country of primary jurisprudence.
If customers open any of our products and services or related wallet account directly on a third-party website or via a third-party application, any information that is entered on such systems (and not directly on an Netop website) will be shared with the owner of the third- party website or application. These sites are governed by their own privacy policies and customers are encouraged to review their privacy policies before providing them with personal information. Netop is not responsible for the content or information practices of such third parties.
Customer Service: For customer service purposes, including to help service your accounts or resolve disputes.
Netop is committed to protecting customers’ personal information regardless of where the data resides and to providing appropriate protection for where such data is transferred across borders, including outside of Nigeria. We have further taken measures to ensure our relationships are with countries that are governed by similar data protection regulations. Netop conducts assessments of other entities to provide a reasonable assurance of the safety of customers’ information.
Our customers have data protection rights and are entitled to the following:
The right to access – Customers have the right to request copies of their personal data. Netop may charge a fee for this service if it will require a substantial amount of resources to accomplish.
The right to rectification – Customers have the right to request that Netop corrects any information they believe and have proven has been captured inaccurately. Customers also have the right to request Netop to complete the information they believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – Customers have the right to request that Netop erases their personal data, under certain conditions. These conditions are not limited to regulatory requirements, law enforcement agencies, or where such action may cause disruption to our system.
The right to restrict processing – Customers have the right to request that Netop restricts the processing of their personal data, under certain conditions. (as above)
The right to object to processing – Customers have the right to object to Our Company’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. (as above)
The right to data portability – Customers have the right to request that Netop transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to them, under certain conditions. (as above)
Customer requests based on any of the rights above shall be handled between 2 to 4 working weeks. Customers may contact us by email or writing to details in Section 17.
When Customers access our websites or use Netop Services, we may place small data files on your computer or other devices. These data files may be cookies, pixel tags, "Flash cookies," or other local storage provided by your browser or associated applications (collectively referred to as "Cookies"). These technologies are used to recognize users as customers; customize Netop Services, content, and advertising; measure promotional effectiveness; help ensure that account security is not compromised; mitigate risk and prevent fraud, and promote trust and safety across Netop Services and related sites.
Users can freely decline our Cookies if the web browser or browser add-on permits unless our Cookies are required to prevent fraud or ensure the security of websites we control. However, declining our Cookies may interfere with users’ use of our websites and Netop Services.
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Please refer to the end of this notice for providing your consent. Your consent to personal data collection and processing may be revoked by notifying us via our contact page. For users below the age of 13, the consent should be provided by the holder of parental responsibility of the child.
Please note, in case you choose to not provide us with the consent or withdraw the consent at any given point in time, we shall not be able to provide the services as detailed in section 2.2 of this notice.
In the event of a violation of this Policy by the Company, we shall immediately upon becoming aware of such violation, assess the extent of the violation and take specific actions such as correction, modification, or transfer of the data, subject to the lawful demands of the data subject. The specific actions of correction, modification, and transfer shall be effected within 30 days, subject to external factors not within the reasonable control of the Company.