Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for 9ja Compass News
At 9ja Compass News, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains types of information that is collected and recorded by 9ja Compass News and how we use it.
For further enquires on our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.
This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in 9ja Compass News. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


CONSENT
By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.


INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.
If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.
When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.


HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
The Company may use Personal information for the following purposes:
To provide and maintain our Service, including to monitor the usage of our Service.
To manage Your Account: to manage Your registration as a user of the Service. The Personal Information You provide can give You access to different functionalities of the Service that are available to You as a registered user.
For the performance of a contract: the development, compliance and undertaking of the purchase contract for the products, items or services You have purchased or of any other contract with Us through the Service.
To contact You: To contact You by email, telephone calls, SMS, or other equivalent forms of electronic communication, such as a mobile application’s push notifications regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, products or contracted services, including the security updates, when necessary or reasonable for their implementation.
To provide You with news, special offers and general information about other goods, services and events which we offer that are similar to those that you have already purchased or enquired about unless You have opted not to receive such information.
To manage Your requests: To attend and manage Your requests to Us.

We may share your personal information in the following situations:
With Service Providers: We may share Your personal information with Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service, to show advertisements to You to help support and maintain Our Service, to advertise on third party websites to You after You visited our Service, to contact You.
For Business transfers: We may share or transfer Your personal information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of Company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
With Affiliates: We may share Your information with Our affiliates, in which case we will require those affiliates to honor this Privacy Policy. Affiliates include Our parent company and any other subsidiaries, joint venture partners or other companies that We control or that are under common control with Us.
With Business partners: We may share Your information with Our business partners to offer You certain products, services or promotions.
With other users: when You share personal information or otherwise interact in the public areas with other users, such information may be viewed by all users and may be publicly distributed outside. If You interact with other users or register through a Third-Party Social Media Service, your contacts on the Third-Party Social Media Service may see Your name, profile, pictures and description of Your activity. Similarly, other users will be able to view descriptions of Your activity, communicate with You and view Your profile.


LOG FILES
9ja Compass News follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users’ movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.


COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
Like any other website, 9ja Compass News uses ‘cookies’. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.
For more general information on cookies, please read “What Are Cookies” from Cookie Consent.


GOOGLE DOUBLECLICK DART COOKIE
Google is one of a third-party vendor on our site. It also uses cookies, known as DART cookies, to serve ads to our site visitors based upon their visit to www.website.com and other sites on the internet. However, visitors may choose to decline the use of DART cookies by visiting the Google ad and content network Privacy Policy at the following URL – https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads

OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS
Some of advertisers on our site may use cookies and web beacons. Our advertising partners are listed below. Each of our advertising partners has their own Privacy Policy for their policies on user data. For easier access, we hyperlinked to their Privacy Policies below.
Google https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads


ADVERTISING PARTNERS PRIVACY POLICIES
You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of 9ja Compass News.
Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on 9ja Compass News, which are sent directly to users’ browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.
Note that 9ja Compass News has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

THIRD PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES
9ja Compass News’s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options.
You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.


CCPA PRIVACY RIGHTS (DO NOT SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION)
Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to:
Request that a business that collects a consumer’s personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers.
Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected.
Request that a business that sells a consumer’s personal data, not sell the consumer’s personal data.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.


GDPR DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.


CHILDREN’S INFORMATION
Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

9ja Compass News does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us (admin@9jacompassnews.com.ng) immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.


DISCLAIMER
Disclaimer for 9ja Compass News

For further enquires on our site’s disclaimer, please feel free to contact us by email at admin@9jacompassnews.com.ng
All the information on this website 9jacompassnews.com.ng is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. 9ja Compass News does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (9ja Compass News), is strictly at your own risk. 9ja Compass News will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.
From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone ‘bad’.
Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their “Terms of Service” before engaging in any business or uploading any information.


CONSENT
By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.

UPDATE
Should we update, amend or make any changes to this document, those changes will be prominently posted here.

 

COPYRIGHT
Contents on 9ja Compass News are a property of the author and may not be copied or reproduced without explicit permission
Material downloaded from 9ja Compass News may be use for your personal, non-commercial use only. Links to websites other than those owned by 9ja Compass are offered as a service to readers. The editorial staff of 9ja Compass News was not involved in their production and is not responsible for their content. If you believe there has been a copyright violation, please email admin@9jacompassnews.com.ng
Ensure that evidence is provided and we will remove the image immediately.


Policies and standards at 9ja Compass.com
Diversity Policy

9ja Compass News is an independent Advertising/Media and Online Newspaper platform registered under Corporate Affairs Commission. It is focused on serving the Nigerian audience and the world at large with Up-to-date, Verified and Undiluted news reports. As multi-media conglomerate, 9ja Compass News incorporates an online newspaper, a television portal, an online radio and a business magazine etc. 9ja Compass News is positioned to carve a niche and become the number one lead in Business, News, Politics, Entertainment, Education, articles, Jobs search, Video news reporting, and other targeted news items/categories.
Our reporters and editors are committed to keeping our readers updated on the monumental events of the day, covering the stories they are interested in from a diversity of perspectives. We decide independently which subjects we cover. We always aim to transmit the full story without any influence from financial or advertiser’s interests.
9ja Compass News Editorial standards and ethics:
9ja Compass News’ ethical code is based on the willingness of it being Up-to-date. Verified and Undiluted, and for its contributors to act with honesty, transparency, and independence, including independence from conflicts of interest.


Truth and Accuracy
Our reporters are expected to be as accurate as possible. Getting facts from verifiable sources is the cardinal principle of journalism. 9ja Compass News’ always strives for accuracy, provides all the relevant facts available, and ensures that they have been verified. 9ja Compass News makes it clear when it cannot corroborate certain information.

Independence
Our reporters must be independent voices 9ja Compass News does not act, formally or informally, on behalf of special interests, whether political, corporate, or cultural. Independent fact-checking by other employees or actors is always involved in the publication process.


Fairness and Impartiality
Most stories have at least two sides. While there is no obligation to present every side in every piece, stories are balanced and add context. Impartial reporting builds trust and confidence.


Humanity
Our reporters do not harm. What 9ja Compass News publishes or broadcasts may be offensive to some, but it is aware of the impact of its words and images on the lives of others. Private persons have privacy rights that must be balanced against the public interest in reporting information about them.


Accountability
A sure sign of professionalism and responsible journalism is the ability to hold oneself accountable. Corrections are published when errors are discovered. 9ja Compass News’ listens to the concerns of its audience.


Hate speech and bullying
9jacompass.com News content must not incite hatred and/or discriminate against people on the basis of their race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, etc.

Our content must not harass, intimidate or bully a person.


Safety and inappropriate content
9ja Compass News will not post articles that threaten or advocate for harm to oneself or others.

9ja Compass News will not post content that contains graphic sexual text, image, audio, videos, or games.
We will not publish articles that contain non-consensual sexual themes or promote a sexual act in exchange for compensation.
We will not publish any content containing child sexual abuse.
9ja Compass News commits to not posting any adult themes within family content.
We will not post any articles containing malicious or unwanted software.
9ja Compass News will not post any content that promotes illegal activity, or infringes on the legal rights of others.


Copyright
Our reporters are forbidden to publish any advertising content or pre-written material. Each article is scanned by automated, anti-plagiarism technology. As a result, Blasting News will not publish content copied from other sites, content that violates copyright and trademark rights, or content that has a purely promotional objective. Our reporters that violate this rule will be penalised. We strongly reject “churnalism.”


Verification / Fact Checking Policy
Under 9ja Compass News policies and guidelines, material from anonymous sources may be used only if:

The material is information, and not opinion or speculation, and is vital to the news report.
The information is not available except under the conditions of anonymity imposed by the source.
The source is reliable, and in a position to have accurate information.
9ja Compass News’ strictly follows two statements contained in The SPJ Code of Ethics on anonymous sources:
Identify sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as much information as possible on sources’ reliability.
Always question sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Clarify conditions attached to any promise made in exchange for information. Keep promises.
Reporters cannot take information from anonymous sources without the approval of a 9ja Compass News editorial team. We use information from anonymous sources to tell important stories that would otherwise go unreported.


Unnamed Sources Policy
Where possible, 9ja Compass News will always include the name of sources for the information we publish.

9ja Compass News will provide attribution through names, links, and other means to inform the reader about the source of information used in an article.
While 9ja Compass News prefers not to use confidential sources, we may still use them where the information is deemed credible, important to the readers and where it may negatively impact the livelihood of the source.
Editors will protect the identity of confidential sources.
Editors will also adhere to the law related to the legal rights of the editor (reporter) and the confidential source.
Where exclusive news has been aggregated, a link to the primary source of information will be placed in the article.


Corrections policy
9ja Compass News believes in transparency and honesty. Therefore, 9ja Compass News will correct mistakes promptly. Fullness and freshness of information represent two inescapable values in the online journalism world, and 9ja Compass News believes that accuracy is equally essential; we ensure expediency in making corrections when needed.

9ja Compass News is dedicated to informing its readers when it has made a mistake (however big or small), conveying the error’s severity, and providing the correct information as soon as the mistake is brought to attention.
When an error is detected within an article, 9ja Compass News immediately works to find the correct information and clearly display the corrections wherever possible within the article. The corrections will include:
The correct information.
What was originally published that was incorrect.
The date (and time, if available) when the change took place.
The process to report errors from within articles is made easy to understand, by providing an email address and form to contact us at the beginning of each article.


Actionable Feedback Policy
9ja Compass News is committed to engaging with our readers and taking action based on their suggestions, complaints, and other feedback.

If you have a suggestion, criticism, complaint or compliment, you can contact 9ja Compass News at admin@9jacompassnews.com.ng  and we will get back to you as soon as possible.