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At Igbo Archives (igboarchives.com.ng), we are committed to preserving the history and culture of the Igbo people. We also take your privacy seriously. This policy explains what information we collect when you visit our website, how we use it, and how you can control your data.

Information We Collect

  • Comments: When you leave a comment, we collect your name, email, and IP address. This information helps us moderate comments and prevent spam. Please note that your comments are public and can be viewed by anyone.
  • Contact Forms: If you contact us via the form on our website, we collect your name, country, email, and message content. This information is used solely to address your inquiries and is accessible only to authorized personnel.
  • Cookies: We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience by remembering your preferences and ensuring the website functions smoothly. You can adjust your browser settings to block cookies, but this may affect the website’s functionality. 

How We Use Your Information

  • Improve User Experience: To understand how our visitors use the website and make improvements based on their feedback.
  • Communications: To respond to your inquiries and provide you with information or services that you request from us.
  • Security: To protect our website and users from unauthorized access, fraud, or other malicious activity.

Data Sharing

  • Service Providers: We may share anonymized data with trusted third-party service providers such as Google Analytics to help us analyze website traffic and usage. These providers are obligated to handle your information securely and confidentially.
  • Legal Requirements: We may disclose your information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities.

Data Security

We implement robust security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. These measures include encryption, secure servers, and regular security assessments.

Data Retention

  • Comments: We retain comments and their metadata indefinitely to manage and moderate content effectively.
  • Contact Forms: We retain the information submitted via contact forms until your inquiry is resolved.
  • Cookies: You can control the use of cookies through your browser settings. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while persistent cookies may have a longer expiration date (depending on your browser settings).

Your Rights

  • Access and Correction: You have the right to request access to the personal information we hold about you and to request corrections if any data is inaccurate or outdated.
  • Deletion: You may request the deletion of your personal information by contacting us directly.
  • Cookies: You can control the use of cookies through your browser settings.
  • Opt-Out for Emails: If you decide to receive updates from Igbo Archives in the future, we will provide a clear opt-out option in every email communication.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of your information as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to This Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy periodically to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We will notify you of any significant changes by posting the updated policy on our website.

Compliance

We strive to comply with all applicable data privacy regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) where relevant.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or how your information is handled, please contact us.


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