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REdy PRIVACY POLICY

1. About us

1.1. REdy Talent is a product of REdy Africa which is an entity and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our Partners, Employees, Clients, visitors and users of our websites, products and services, in line with extant local and global privacy demands.

1.2. When this privacy policy mentions “we,” “us,” or “our,” it refers to REdy Africa, which is the controller of your personal data. This notice governs your use of the REdy Talent website plartform; https://redy-africa.org/ (the “Redy Platform”) and your rights regarding our collection, use, and storage protection of your data. Your privacy is our priority.

2. Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies generally to personal and other related data processed in connection with the business of REdy Africa and It serves to set out REdy Africa’s approach to your data.

3. What personal information do we collect?

3.1. Personal information is any information about you that may be used to directly or indirectly identify you.

3.2. In connection with the services, we provide and the product we offer, we collect personal information from you while you use our products, and services and interact with our website platforms. Most of this collection occurs during registration and signing up on our product and while using or interacting with our digital platform.

3.3. These personal infomation include:

a. Your first, middle and last names

b. Your contact details (such as mobile/telephone numbers, e-mail addresses)

c. Your date of birth

d. Your gender

e. Your home address and telephone number

f. Data and time of your visits;

g. Your Login email address and password

4. Principles of data processing

The principles below guide our use of your personal data:

a. Your personal data will be processed in a lawful, fair, and transparent manner

b. Your personal data will be processed for a specific purpose and not in a way that is incompatible with the purpose for which it is collected;

c. Processing of your personal data will be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purposes it is processed;

d. Your personal data will be kept accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date;

e. Your personal data will be held for no longer than it is required for the purposes for which it is processed;

f. Your personal data will be kept secure.

3. Cookies

Cookies are tools that we use to automatically collect information from you when you visit our website. Cookies help make our websites work and provide information to us about how users interact with our platform. We use this information for the improvement of user experience on our website. The cookies we use help to provide us with anonymised, aggregated technical information. Information about their usage is specified in our Cookie Notice.

4. Lawful Purpose of Data Collection and Processing

4.1. The Purpose of your data collection is to:

a. process statistical data to improve our business.

b. enhance data security.

c. identify your device when you interact with our platforms

d. enable us to send targeted advertisements to you.

e. accept cookies on your device.

f. subscribe to our newsletter

g. create a personal profile on our platform.

h. communicate with you.

i. provide our services.

j. notify you of any changes to our service, solving issues via live chat support, phone or email, including any bug fixing.

k. enable registered users to log in to our platform

l. verify registered users’ identities.

m. carry out Know Your Customer (KYC) obligation

n. We may also process your data to fulfil legal requirements where needed.

4.2. The Lawful basis for your data collection:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data may be processed under any of the following lawful basis:

a. Consent of the data subject

b. Performance of a contract with the data subject.

c. Legal obligation

d. Vital interest of individuals, partners and third parties and

e. Public interest

While we mostly collect and process your data with your consent, we may collect and process your data under any of the identified lawful basis depending on the circumstance.

5. Consent

5.1. Whenever we collect or process your personal data based, we will are sure to notify and give you the option to accept or reject such collection or processing. When you give your consent.

5.2. Where you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, we are enabled to utilise your data to serve you more accurately.

5.3. It is important that you read this privacy policy together with any other privacy statement we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you, so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy policy supplements other notices, statements and privacy policies and is not intended to override them.

6. Withdrawal of consent

6.1. You have a right to withdraw the consent at any time and we will cease to process your personal data for the purpose we processed them. You can withdraw your personal data at any time by sending an email to us at susi@redy-africa.org.

6.2. However, when you withdraw your consent, it does not affect the validity of the processing done before the withdrawal.

7. Your rights

As a data subject, the law provides you with certain rights concerning the processing of your personal data—they include the right to:

a. Confirm whether or not your personal data is being processed, where so, access personal data we hold about you by requesting a copy of the personal data we hold about you;

b. Rectify and complete your personal data where you believe it to be inaccurate and incomplete, respectively;

c. restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances;

d. object to the processing of your data where we intend to process such data for marketing purposes;

e. where feasible, receive all personal data you have provided to us—in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format—and transmit the information to another data controller;

f. request the erasure of your personal data (also known as the right to be forgotten); and

g. lodge a complaint with a relevant authority, where you have reason to believe that we have violated the term(s) of this privacy notice by sending an email to dpo@nitda.gov.ng. (You may complain or seek redress from us within 30 days from the time you first detected the alleged violation.)

8. Who we share your personal data with

8.1. Currently, we do not have a partnership agreement with a third party and as a result, we won’t sharing your data to any third party. If, in the future, we enter into a partnership agreement with a third party, and as such will have access to your data, this privacy policy will be updated to disclose such party(ies). We do not undertake to send a written notification of changes to this notice. Whenever you visit our website, do check the last date of update.

8.2. Note that we may disclose your data to legal or regulatory authorities if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, order, subpoena, audit, or to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues.

9. Marketing and communications

Prior to sending direct marketing communications to you, we will seek your consent. You may choose to opt out of our marketing emails by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page.

10. Retention of your data

10.1. Your personal data or any other information collected will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this notice. However, we will also retain data subject to relevant provisions of applicable laws, resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. We delete your data for targeted marketing purposes once you unsubscribe from our marketing communications.

10.2. Please note that your data may be retained for a more extended period, notwithstanding your request to remove your data, where there is a legal requirement to do so.

11. How do we store your personal data?

11.1. The personal information we collect from you through our platform is stored within the REdy Talent Ecosystem and they are processed at our offices in Ireland and Africa. We protect your data using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls, information access authorisation controls.

11.2. In the event of an actual or suspected data breach capable of causing harm to your rights and freedoms, we will notify you without undue delay and use our best effort to remedy the violation within one (1) month from the date we notify you.

12. International transfer of data

12.1. To achieve the purposes described in this notice, we may transfer your data to countries that are not considered to have sufficient law. Where personal data is to be transferred to a country outside Ireland, we shall put adequate measures to ensure data security.

12.2. Our data transfers to the countries that do not offer an adequate protection level are subject to the conditions under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will therefore only transfer Personal Data out of Ireland on one of the following conditions:

a. Your consent has been obtained;

b. The transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between Us and you or implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at your request;

c. The transfer is necessary to conclude a contract between Us and a third party in your interest;

d. The transfer is necessary for reason of public interest;

e. The transfer is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;

f. The transfer is essential to protect your vital interests or other persons, where the Data Subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent.

12.3. To obtain any relevant information regarding any transfers of your Personal Data to third countries (including the appropriate transfer mechanisms), please contact us.

13. Contact us

We are hopeful that you will not have a cause to be displeased about how we manage your data. However, in the unlikely event that you have a concern over how your information is being managed, processed or where it is missing, you can reach our Data Protection Officer (DPO) at susi@redy-africa.org

14. Changes to the privacy policy

We may change this notice from time to time by updating this page. We do not undertake to send a written notification of changes to this notice. Whenever you visit our website, do check the last date of update.

15. Governing Law

This privacy notice is made pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other relevant EU laws, regulations or international conventions applicable to Ireland. Where any provision of this Policy is deemed inconsistent with a law, regulation or convention, such provision shall be subject to the overriding law, regulation or convention in force in Ireland.