Safeguarding your details is our utmost priority. Please read, as we walk you through how we use the information we collect.
We understand the value of trust since our whole operation is built on it and that’s why we want to assure you that the personal information you have entrusted to us is safe and locked away from public eyes. Nonetheless, let us briefly walk you through the exact extent on which your details are used by us. Whether you are creating a Slourish account, making investments on Slourish Startups or you are just signing up for our newsletters, please, find below, our information gathering and dissemination practices.
Children are not eligible to use our services, including this website, and we ask that minors (under the age of 18) not submit any personal information to us. Slourish is not directed at anyone under 18 and it is not intended to attract anyone under 18. We also do not collect or maintain personally identifiable information from those users who we actually know are under 18. Should we learn or be notified that we have collected information from users under the age of 18, we will immediately terminate the user’s continuous usage of our platform and delete such personally identifiable information.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customized experience. This allows us to effectively provide our services and features and to customize our service to make your experience better. You agree that we may feature users’ profiles, including your profile, in, among other places, editorials and newsletters that we may periodically send out to our Slourish users. Your name, postal address, telephone number and email address are confidential and will not be posted in your profile. Your profile is available for other members to view. Members’ profiles include a description, photos, likes and dislikes, individual essays, and other information helpful in showcasing users. Your viewable profile does not include any identifying information about you, except these optional details.
Please note that your personally identifiable information will be stored and processed on our servers. The laws regarding the handling of personal data in Nigeria may differ from the laws of other countries but, as explained below, Slourish will hold and transmit your information in a safe, confidential and secure environment.
We use data collection devices such as “cookies” on certain pages of this website. “Cookies” are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing customized services. We also offer certain features that are only available through the use of a “cookie.” Cookies can also help us provide information which is targeted to your interests. We use this information to determine our members’ demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and serve you and our community.
This information may include the URL of the website that you visited prior to our Website (whether this is on our platform or not), the URL of the website you next go to (whether this URL is on our platform or not), what browser you are using, and your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address. Most cookies are “session cookies”, meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits. Anonymized data may be shared with third parties.
If you choose to access our Websites through a mobile device, on a mobile version of the Website, or in an application based version of the Website, We may collect additional information about You. This may include but is not limited to, location data.
By visiting or using the Websites, you may have access to certain third party functionalities and applications that may use tracking technologies to enhance your experience, and provide services and content to you. One of these technologies is a Flash cookie that is embedded in the Adobe Flash Player, which is a web tool that allows rapid development of dynamic content. Adobe Flash cookies may be used in certain situations where We use Flash to provide some content such as video clips or animation and to remember settings, preferences and usage. They are similar to browser cookies (as described herein) but are managed through a different interface than the one provided by your web browser. You may access Flash management tools from Adobe’s website directly at http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager06.html. Please note that if you reject all or some cookies, you may not be able to take full advantage of all offerings on this Website or those that require you to “sign in.”
Our Use of Your Information
We use information in the files we maintain about you, and the other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the website, to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our Terms and Conditions and funding policy. At times, We may review the data of multiple members to identify problems or resolve disputes.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
As a matter of policy, We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. However, the following describes some of the ways that your personally identifiable information may be used or disclosed.
Financial Information. Under some circumstances, We may require certain additional information, including but not limited to your debit card billing information. We use this financial information, including your name, address, and other information to bill while investing through Slourish.com. However, We don't store debit card details. Also, your details are encrypted but by making a purchase, or engaging in any other kind of activity or transaction that uses financial information on the website, you consent to our providing of your financial information to our service providers and to such third parties as we determine necessary to support and process your activities and transactions, as well as to your debit card issuer for their purposes. These third parties may include the credit card companies and banking institutions used to process and support your transaction or activity such as Paystack (see how they handle your debit card information).
By purchasing, or registering for, or making reservations for products or services of third parties offered on our website, or by participating in programs offered on the Websites that are administered by third parties and that require you to submit financial information in order to use them, you also consent to our providing your financial information to those third parties. Any of these various third parties may be authorized to use your financial information in accordance with our contractual arrangements with such third parties and in accordance with their own privacy policies, over which we have no control, and you agree that we are not responsible or liable for any of their actions or omissions. Additionally, you agree that We may use and disclose all information submitted to such third parties in the same manner in which we are entitled to use and disclose any other information that you submit to us.
Advertisers. We aggregate (gather up data across multiple members’ accounts) personally identifiable information and disclose such information in a non-personally identifiable manner to advertisers and other third parties for marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to identify you personally. Certain information, such as your name, email address, password, credit card number and bank account number, are never disclosed to marketing advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness.
Other Corporate Entities. We share much of our data, including personally identifiable information about you, with our parent and/or subsidiaries that are committed to serving your online needs and related services, throughout the world. To the extent that these entities have access to your information, they will treat it at least as carefully as they treat information they obtain from their other members. our parent and/or subsidiaries will follow privacy practices no less protective of all members than our practices described on this page, to the extent allowed by applicable law.
Legal Requests. Slourish cooperates with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as intellectual property rights, fraud and other rights. We can (and you authorize us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement and other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with any investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us or you to legal liability.
Your Use of other Members Information
(a) Slourish related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages, and
(b) any other purpose to which such member expressly agrees after complete disclosure of the purpose.
Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Information
You can change your contact information such as name, address, city, state, country, phone number, social profile links etc.
At your Profile DELETE or Account CANCELLATION request, we will remove your details from our active databases as soon as reasonably possible in accordance with our policy and applicable law.
We may retain in our files information you have requested be removed from our active databases for certain purposes, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our terms and conditions. Further, such prior information may never be completely removed from our databases due to technical and legal constraints, including stored ‘back up’ systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to any request you may submit.
Control of Your Password
Other Information Collectors
Slourish uses industry standard practices, including “firewalls” and Secure Socket Layers, to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. Slourish treats data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by others inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the internet.
We may or may not notify you about each significant change in the way through a simple pop up notification on the platform or through email but you are required to check for changes in this policy from time to time.
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