Privacy Policy - The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce

Privacy Policy

The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) honours the rights of its members, employees and other users including website visitors’ right to privacy and data protection. The NBCC is fully committed to complying with the provisions of all applicable Data Protection legislation and regulations.

This privacy policy describes how the NBCC collects, uses, shares, and retains:

  1. Personally identifiable information collected by the NBCC via its website and other sources (such as personal interactions) for the purpose of notifying stakeholders about relevant business events, newsletters, updates, and press releases.

Data Controller and Data Processor

The data controller for all personal data collected via the NBCC’s website is the Nigerian-British Chambers of Commerce with its registered office at Olubunmi Owa Street, Off Admiralty Way, Opposite CBC Towers, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. This means that we are responsible for deciding what data we collect and how we hold and use your personal data. We will implement appropriate data security measures for protecting the data from unauthorised access and loss, as laid out in the Security section of this privacy policy.

What Personal Data are Used, and Where are They Obtained From?

The NBCC collects information containing two fields of personally identifiable information about the Chamber member, specifically: first name and email address.

What is the NBCC’s Legal Basis?

Our legal basis for processing data for the NBCC is to pursue the ‘legitimate interests’ of the Chamber member.

Data Collected for Events, Newsletters, Updates, and Marketing

The BCC collects personally identifiable information about individuals from the following sources:

  1. Information inputted by an individual via our website
  2. Information inputted by an individual via registration forms for NBCC events
  3. Information voluntarily provided by an individual via email, telephone, or in face-to-face meetings
  4. Information inputted by an individual via our website

For each of the above categories, the information collected includes names, email addresses, job titles, and telephone numbers.

Non-personal information collected via the BCC website

Users should also be aware that non-personal information and data may be automatically collected through the standard operation of the NBCC’s web servers, and by the use of cookies technology and/or Internet Protocol (“IP”) address tracking. Non-personal identification information might include the browser used by you, the type of computer, the operating systems, the Internet service providers, and other similar information.

The NBCC’s web server also automatically gathers information about the top viewed and visited pages and links on our website, top entry and exit points, number of form completions, time spent on pages, top downloads, top keywords used offsite to lead customers to our website, your internet protocol (IP) address, information collected via cookies, the areas you visit on the website, the links you may select from within the website to other external websites and device event information such as system activity, crashes, hardware settings, browser type etc. Most browsers are set to accept cookies.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent; however, if you disable cookies, the full functionality of the NBCC’s websites may not be available to you. The information thus collected enables us to develop and customise our services better to meet your needs and preferences, and to bring to your attention business updates, services, events, and networking opportunities

Relevant areas of the NBCC's website will employ Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption technology to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information collected and retained by the NBCC

Working With Other Organisations

From time to time, the NBCC collaborates with other relevant organisations and companies to promote other programs that may be of interest to members and the wider business community. In such cases, the NBCC does not provide these organisations with any personally identifiable information.

Social Media

We may use third party provided tools to manage our social media interactions. If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message may be stored by on these platforms. Like other personal data, these direct messages will not be shared with any other organisations

Access, Review and Correction

The General Data Protection Regulations gives you the right to access your personal data held by us (“subject access request”). If you have an established business relationship with the NBCC, you may request from us a list of the categories of personal information held about you. Subject access requests must be made in writing to the details below. We will endeavour to respond to the request within a reasonable period and in any event within one month as required by the relevant provisions in the GDPR. When you make a request to access or review the personal data we hold about you, we will request you to verify your identity before the request can be fulfilled.

Privacy Rights

In addition to the rights of access, review and correction, you have the right to object to your personal data being processed for any particular purpose, or to request that we stop using your information. If you wish to exercise these rights, please e-mail or send a letter marked "Data Protection" to the NBCC's office at Olubunmi Owa Street, Off Admiralty Way, Opposite CBC Towers, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. If you have further concerns about how we use your personal data, you also have the right to make a complaint at any time.

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