Who we are
We Are Top Trends Nigeria and Our website address is https://toptrends.com.ng.
What personal data do we collect and why do we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we 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.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to save 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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
Embedded content from other websites
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.
Who do we share your data with
We do not share your pieces of information with anyone except information accessed by third-party applications like Google Analytics, Google Adsense Program, Mgid, and infolinks.
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.
For users who register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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.
What rights do you have over your data?
If you have an account on this site 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.
Where do we send your data?
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and then stored safely in our database and other external backup media in case the website crashes and needs to be rebuilt.
Your contact information
The website will always ask you to provide your email address during commenting. Your email address is the primary means by which we can reach you if need be.
We also ask you for a website that you own which is entirely optional and may not be necessary in case the user doesn’t have one. As the need arises, we may require additional information like phone numbers etc. Currently we also push notifications to users who have subscribed to receive notifications of all our posts. Their browser is also stored by our notification provider which is One Signal Notification.
How we protect your data
Every Data we collect is well protected in our database and external media.
What data breach procedures do we have in place
Once we detect any breach of our user’s data, mostly in the area of data scraping, we usually inform the hosting company of the website in which the data has been scrapped to take it down. We also don’t approve unnecessary comments once they are detected to be spam.
What third parties do we receive data from
We receive data from JetPack, a WordPress Plugin. It gives us the statistics for our visitors and we use the data to write articles focused on our audience. We also receive data from Squirrl a WordPress plugin that shows us how our articles are performing on Google Search Results.
What automated decision-making and/or profiling do we do with user data
We use our user data to write articles targeted to what they are interested in reading.
Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
The Nigerian Senate has approved a bill that online publishers should not publish fake news and also if news is published that leads to the death of someone, the publisher of the news is liable to a death sentence. We started Top Trends Nigeria to help fight against fake news.
Our News Sources are also very well-known sources since we are reporting on mainly trending topics.