Privacy Policy

Who we are

We Are Top Trends Nigeria and Our website address is https://toptrends.com.ng.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Cookies

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who 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 that 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 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 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 in which we can reach you if the need be.

Additional information

We also ask you 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. Current we also push notifications to users who have subscribed to receive notification of all our post. 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 an external media.

What data breach procedures 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 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 we do with user data

We use our user data to write articles targeted to what the 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 a 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.