Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Welcome to Scrollforth. We are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our platform and use services provided by us (collectively, the "Services"). Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the Services.

2. Information We Collect

We may use information collected about you via the Services to:

  • Create and manage your account.
  • Provide and deliver the products and services you request.
  • Send you confirmations, updates, security alerts, and support and administrative messages.
  • Manage your profile and provide customer support.
  • Personalize and improve the Services.
  • Monitor and analyze usage and trends to improve your experience.
  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
  • Send you promotional materials and other communications.
  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality.

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Services includes:

Registered users

Below is a detailed explanation of the personal data we collect when you register on our platform and how it is used:

First Name and Last Name: To personalize your experience and allow for proper addressing within communications. It will be displayed on your profile and may be used for communication purposes.

You are required to create a username and password. These are required in order to create a unique account for you on our website.

Email Address: For notifying members about important updates, matching recommendations, and verifying user credentials. We may send you notifications from time to time through email about our latest posts and upcoming services and promotions. If you do not wish to receive such notifications, you can unsubscribe by using the unsubscribe link in an email sent to you. It will not be displayed to other users.

Bio: To provide other users with more information about you, aiding in facilitating networking.
Your bio will be displayed on your profile for other users to view.

Date of Birth: For age verification to ensure compliance with legal requirements.

Profile Image: To create a visual representation of your profile and enhance interaction on the platform. It will be displayed on your profile for other users to view.

Optional Information

The following information will be visible on your profile if provided.

Job title: To offer more context about your professional life, enhancing profile completeness.

Qualification: To offer more information regarding your academic or professional qualifications.

Location Data: To enhance the matching process by showing potential matches in your vicinity and providing location-based services.

Location data may be collected through GPS if you opt-in and will be used to display your approximate location to other users and to show users near you.


Note: Location services are optional and may be enabled or disabled through your device settings at any time.


3. Derivative Data

Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Services, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Services.

We may collect and retain your IP address, browser details, and device details for up to 30 days when you visit our scrollforth.ng or register. This is needed for analysis as part of our security measures to prevent instances of spam and abuse of our website.


4. Mobile Device Data

Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Services from a mobile device.

5. Security of your data

We employ robust security measures to protect your personal data from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. Your information is stored securely and only accessible by authorized personnel. We do not share your personal data with third parties without your explicit consent, except as necessary to comply with legal obligations or protect our rights.

We use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to ensure that data transmitted over our web traffic, both incoming and outgoing, is kept safe from security threats or data breaches. We also strive to ensure that collected data is prevented from unauthorized access.

While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse.

6. How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.


7. What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this platform or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

By using our services, you agree to the collection and use of your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy. We may update this policy periodically, and any changes will be posted on this page. We encourage you to review this policy regularly to stay informed about how we are protecting your information.

8. Comments

When visitors leave comments on scrollforth.ng we may collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

9. Media

If you upload images to scrollforth.ng, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). If these images are downloaded by others, they may be able to extract and view your location information.

10. Contact form

When you use our contact form, we ask for your name and email address for the purpose of correspondence.

11. Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we may also set up cookies to save your login information. These include login cookie and refresh cookie. Login cookie lasts for two days, and may be refreshed (with refresh cookie) to last longer. If you log out of your account, the cookies will be removed.

12. Embedded content from other websites

Blog posts on this platform may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

13. Messages

The content of private messages is visible only to the sender and the recipients of the message. With the exception of site administrators, who can read all private messages, the private message content is never visible to other users or site visitors. Site administrators may delete the content of any message.


14. Disclosure of your information

We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

14.1 By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.

 

14.2 Third-Party Service Providers

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.

 

14.3 Business Transfers

We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.

15. Social Sharing

This platform includes social media features, such as share buttons, provided by platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. When you use these features to share content, the social media platforms may collect certain information about you, including your IP address, which page you are visiting on our site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. This data collection is subject to the privacy policies of the respective social media platforms. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of these platforms to understand their data collection practices and your rights.

16. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes.

17. Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments regarding our privacy policy, please contact us by sending an email to info@scrollforth.com.