Nigerian Law Forum
Nigerianlawforum.com is maintained by Michael Akerele, LLB, MICL, BL.
When you register on our website, you may be asked to provide certain personal data for display on your profile. The “Name” field is required as well as public, and user profiles may be visible to any site visitor. Other profile information may be required or optional, as configured by the site administrator.
User information provided during account registration can be modified or removed on the Profile Settings panel. In most cases, users also have control over who is able to view a particular piece of profile content, limiting visibility on a field-by-field basis to friends, logged-in users, or administrators only. Site administrators can read and edit all profile data for all users.
You are required to create a username and password. We also ask for your name and email address. These are required in order to create a unique account for you on our website. We may also 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 sending us a request through our contact form or by using the unsubscribe link our notification email sent to you.
You would be required to provide your location details and biographical information. This is to optimize the networking feature of our website as it enables people to connect with whom they consider relevant in regard to specific interests. You may also upload your photograph to your profile to optimize your networking activities as these might enable other members to ascertain who you are.
When using the directory listing feature on Nigerian Law Forum, you might be asked to allow access to your location. This is simply required to enable the automatic filling of your business location in the listing form.
We may collect and retain your IP address, browser details, and device details for up to 30 days when you visit our website or register. This is needed for analysis as part of our security measures to prevent instances of spam and abuse of our website.
When you use our classified listing service, you would be required to provide your phone number and email address to facilitate communication/correspondence in regard to any enquiry that might be made in respect of the listing.
If you participate in a poll on Nigerian Law Forum, your IP may be stored to prevent abuse of the polling system. This is to ensure that multiple votes are not submitted by you.
If you apply for a study grant, you would be required to provide information such as your name, date of birth, email address, telephone number, bank account details, physical address, a copy of your student identification card or an admission letter, and other documents that you might deem relevant for your application. These details are required for assessing your eligibility for the study grant when processing your application. If your application for a study grant is successful, your name would be published on the Nigerian Law Forum platform as a beneficiary of the student grant.
We offer social login options on our site for ease of registration and log-in.
When you register or sign in to our site, you may choose to authenticate with Google Sign-In. If you choose this feature, we may use your name, email address, language preference and profile picture associated with your Google account for your profile details on our site.
You may also choose to authenticate with Facebook Connect when you register or sign in to our site. If you choose this feature, we may use your name, email address, and profile picture associated with your Facebook account for your profile details on our site.
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 against unauthorised access.
When visitors leave comments on the site 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.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
When you use our contact form, we ask for your name and email address for the purpose of correspondence.
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 will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
We also use a cookie to show success and failure messages to logged-in users, in response to certain actions, like joining a group. These cookies contain no personal data and are deleted immediately after the next page load.
When a logged-in user creates a new group, we use a number of cookies to keep track of the group creation process. These cookies contain no personal data and are deleted either upon the successful creation of the group or after 24 hours.
We use Google’s Firebase Cloud Messaging service to transmit push messages to our Mobile Application users. This enables users to get notifications on their devices for activities, such as messages sent to their Nigerian Law Forum account. Firebase may collect the following information in respect of user devices: application instance ID, user ID, operating system, device model, and geographical detail.
We use Google Analytics for our Android Mobile Application. We utilise Google Analytics data in advertising our services and also for maintaining and improving our services. We share Google Analytics data with Google marketing specialists and Google sales specialists so they can find ways to improve our configuration and analysis. Data collected through Google Analytics is also shared with Google to help improve Google’s products and services. Information on how Google collects and processes data can be found at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/.
Articles on this site 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.
This site records certain user actions, in the form of “activity” data. Activity includes updates and comments posted directly to activity streams, as well as descriptions of other actions performed while using the site, such as new friendships, newly joined groups, and profile updates.
The content of activity items obey the same privacy rules as the contexts in which the activity items are created. For example, activity updates created in a user’s profile is publicly visible, while activity items generated in a private group are visible only to members of that group. Site administrators can view all activity items, regardless of context.
Activity items may be deleted at any time by users who created them. Site administrators can edit all activity items.
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.
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.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you apply for a study grant, the details you provide during the application will be retained indefinitely. This is to prevent abuse of the study grant and to ensure that multiple study grants are not erroneously awarded to the same applicant.
If you have an account on the Nigerian Law Forum 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.
We do not share your data with third parties for marketing purposes. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.