Privacy Policy

We respect the privacy of our users and we are committed to protect it in all respects. With a view to offer most enriching and holistic internet experience to it’s users, herbsofafrica.ng offers a vast repository of Online resources.

This Privacy Policy explains in detail the types of personal data we may collect about you when you interact with us. It also explains how we’ll store and handle that data, and keep it safe.

There’s a lot of information here but we want to make sure you’re fully informed about your rights and how Redsav uses your data.

We hope the following notice will answer any questions you have but, if not, please do contact us.

1. PURPOSE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY

1.1 This privacy policy aims to give you information on how Redsav collects and processes your personal data through your use of our website including any data you may provide through our website when you purchase a product, sign up for our newsletter or contact us by email. It is important that you read this privacy policy together so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. 

2. CONTROLLER

The herbsofafrica.ng website and any other means of collecting personal data are controlled by Redsav Ltd, referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” throughout this Privacy Policy. We are the primary data controller for the purposes of this website and a company registered in Nigeria with company number 1401564. Our Nigeria office is at 49A Femi Okunnu Estate, Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria, while our global office is at 11152 Westheimer Road, #648, Houston, 77042 , Texas, USA.

3. CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

3.1 This version was last updated on 01/04/2021. 

We may amend this Privacy Policy at any time by posting the amended terms herein. All amended terms automatically take effect 30 days after they are posted. We will announce any material changes to this Privacy Policy via email.

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.

4. WHEN DO WE COLLECT PERSONAL DATA FROM YOU

4.1 We may collect and process the following data about you:

When you make an online purchase.

When you receive our email newsletter. This may include which emails are opened and any links in those messages that are clicked.

  • When you engage with us on social media.
  • When you contact us by any means.
  • When you enter prize draws or competitions.
  • When you complete any surveys we send you.
  • When you comment on or review our products and services.
  • When you interact with our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions, patterns and the website that referred you to herbsofafrica.ng. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. Technical Data is collected from the following parties: analytics and search information providers (such as Google), marketing platforms (such as Facebook) and advertising networks (such as AdRoll). 
  • When you’ve given a third party permission to share with us information they hold about you.
  • We collect data from publicly-available sources when you have given consent to share information or where the information is made public as a matter of law.
5. PERSONAL DATA WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

5.1 We capture customer data, purchase data and browsing behavior so we can fulfil any orders placed, optimize and personalize your experience and tailor any emails we may send you if you consent.

The personal information we collect includes the following:

  • Personal information including payment related information you give us when you register or purchase through the site;
  • Content that you generate when interacting with our customer services team including details we require to contact you and verify your identity;
  • Device identifiers such as IP addresses, cookie IDs, IDFAs and other device identifiers, as well as geo location information, IoT technologies and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from the sites, referral URL, ad data, your browsing history, hashed email addresses, and your web log information.

If you give us personal data about someone else, you must do so only with their explicit and prior consent.

We may use cookies to collect information about the pages you view, the links you click and other actions you take on our Services or e-mail content.

Cookies are text files stored on your computer when you visit web pages. To make full use of the online shopping and personalized features on herbsofafrica.ng, your computer, tablet or mobile phone will need to accept cookies, as we can only provide you with certain personalized features of this website by using them.

Most web browsers have cookies enabled; should you need to turn them on, consult the help guide for your browser.

If you’d prefer to restrict, block or delete cookies from herbsofafrica.ng, or any other website, you can use your browser to do this. Each browser is different, so check the Help menu of your particular browser to learn how to change your cookie preferences.

6. HOW AND WHY WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

6.1 We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. 
    • Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us
    • Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
    • Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personal data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.

6.2 Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to sending third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message.

Examples of how we use information held about you include:

  • To process any orders that you make on our website or in store. If we don’t collect your personal data during checkout, we won’t be able to process and deliver your order and comply with legal obligations. For example, your details may need to be passed to a third party to supply or deliver the product or service that you ordered, and we may keep your details for a reasonable period afterwards in order to fulfil any contractual obligations such as refunds, guarantees and so on.
  • To respond to your queries, refund requests and complaints. Handling the information you send enables us to respond. We may also keep a record of these to inform any future communication with us and to demonstrate how we communicated with you throughout. We do this on the basis of our contractual obligations to you, our legal obligations and our legitimate interests in providing you with the best service and understanding how we can improve our service based on your experience.
  • To process payments and to prevent fraudulent transactions. We do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests. This also helps to protect our customers from fraud.
  • To administer any of our prize draws or competitions which you enter
  • To develop, test and improve the systems, services and products we provide to you. We’ll do this on the basis of our legitimate business interests.
  • To comply with our contractual or legal obligations to share data with law enforcement.
  • To send you survey and feedback requests to help improve our services. These messages will not include any promotional content and do not require prior consent when sent by email or text message. We have a legitimate interest to do so as this helps make our products more relevant to you.
7. WHO DO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH?

7.1 We protect your information using measures that reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure and alteration. We minimize the amount of personal information we disclose to what is directly relevant and necessary to accomplish the specified purpose.

In so doing we may disclose your personal information to authorized third party service providers who help us to provide our services such as:

  • Payment providers to facilitate purchases
  • Fulfilment providers to facilitate order management, packaging and delivery
  • Marketing and advertising providers in order to personalize your experience

We do not disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

Where legally compelling grounds exist, we may also disclose your personal information to governmental and law enforcement agencies, and otherwise in the defence of legal claims.

We protect your information using measures that reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure and alteration. We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law.

We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

8. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

8.1 The security of your personal data is very important to us and we are committed to treating it with the utmost care, taking all appropriate steps to protect it.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. Access to your personal data is password-protected, and sensitive data (such as payment card information) is secured and tokenized to ensure it is protected.

We secure access to all transactional areas of our websites and apps using ‘https’ technology.

We regularly monitor our system for possible vulnerabilities and attacks, and we carry out penetration testing to identify ways to further strengthen security.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

9. HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY DATA FOR?

9.1 We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. For example, if your order included a product guarantee, the associated personal data will be kept until the end of the guarantee period.

At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted completely or anonymized, for example by aggregation with other data so that it can be used in a non-identifiable way for statistical analysis and business planning.

10. WHAT ARE YOUR RIGHTS OVER YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

10.1 Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.

Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

You have the right to stop the use of your personal data for direct marketing activity through all channels, or selected channels. We must always comply with your request.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact

Data Privacy
Redsav Ltd, P.O Box 73411, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

or email [email protected]

To opt out from email marketing please click on the unsubscribe link featured at the bottom of each marketing email we send.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

www.herbsofafrica.ng is a site operated by Redsav Ltd.

 

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