Privacy Policy


Octoberorangeinitiative.org Privacy and Information Security Policy ("Privacy Policy" or "Policy")


Effective Date: August 4, 2015




This Policy is designed to help you understand generally how octoberorangeinitiative.org and other Initiative Web properties (the "Site") collect personally identifying information about you and how the Initiative uses and discloses that personal information. octoberorangeinitiative.org is a web site of the October Orange Initiative (the “Initiative”, “October Orange”, “OOI”, "we," "us" etc.), a charitable trust/not-for-profit existing under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You may contact us at our Address For Legal Notices below. This Policy applies to information that personally identifies you (other than publicly available information) ("personal information") collected on octoberorangeinitiative.org or any additional Initiative Web properties or third-party sites managed by the October Orange Initiative or, where indicated, other information you provide to us.




Table of Contents

  1. How Does This Policy Relate to Use of the Site?
  2. Information We Collect That You Do Not Provide
  3. Information We Collect That You Do Provide
  4. Information You Provide About Others
  5. What We Generally Do with Personal Information Collected
  6. Your Ability to Update Personal Information
  7. Information Security
  8. Your Particular Consents
  9. Children
  10. Identity Theft
  11. Amendments
  12. Information About Enforcement of Our Policy
  13. Supplemental Privacy Policy—Jobs

  1. How Does This Policy Relate to Use of the Site?


This Policy is part of and incorporated into the octoberorangeinitiative.org Terms of Use ("Terms of Use"), which is the contract between you and the initiative governing use of the Site. Parts of the Terms of Use affect this Policy, so, unless you have already done so, please review them prior to using the Site. Terms used but not defined in this Policy have the definitions in the Terms of Use.


This Policy is supplemented by additional policies relevant to particular activities, and each of the supplemental policies is incorporated into this Policy. Here are examples of areas in which you will encounter supplemental privacy policies but this list is not complete: if a supplemental policy is included on the Site with respect to a particular activity, or if one is included on a Third Party site relating to the mission of the Initiative, those supplemental policies will also apply and are also incorporated.


  1. Information We Collect That You Do Not Provide


Sometimes we collect personal information without you having to enter any information on the Site. For example, we may receive personal information from public sources or from third parties (which we may combine with other information from other sources).


In addition, we collect some information automatically from visitors to the Site, for example through the use of "cookies", "web beacons", and other tracking mechanisms. We collect at least the following: your domain name and host for Internet access; the Internet address of the site from which you came; the date and time of your access; your computer's IP address and information about its operating system, browser and host; the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit. If you do not want to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject them. However, if you turn cookies off, you may not have access to some of the Site's services and features. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issues cookies when you access the Site. We also may employ Web beacons from third parties to help us compile aggregated statistics regarding the operations of our site. We prohibit Web beacons on our site from being used by third parties to collect or access your personal information.


  1. Information We Collect That You Do Provide


It is always your choice, or the choice of anyone acting for you, whether to provide personal information. However, some must be provided to participate in certain programs or activities (such as to apply for a job), so the decision not to provide information might limit or eliminate certain functions of the Site or the ability to participate. Other information is up to your good judgment, e.g., do not provide personal information about yourself that could be misused by others in a chat room, bulletin board, blog or similar forum and do not provide personal information about others without their permission. The kinds of personal information we tend to request about you or others include but are not limited to your name, email address, native language, organization name, job title, city, state / province, region, age, locations for internet access and devices used. Additional information about what we collect is available in any supplemental privacy policies for particular activities.


  1. Information You Provide About Others


Do not supply personal information about others unless you are authorized or required to do so by applicable law or contract and you consent to the Terms of Use (including this Policy and supplemental policies) on behalf of yourself and the "data subject" (the person about whom you supply personal information). Before supplying personal information about others (except as otherwise allowed by law or contract), you must make available for the data subject's review, and obtain their written consent to, said Terms of Use and policies. By submitting any personal information about others, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so and that you did all of the foregoing before submitting the information. If applicable law allows you to supply the information without doing the foregoing, you represent and warrant that you have abided by that law and that it allows us to receive and Disclose the information under this Policy without any further action on our part. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless against any failure by you to comply with this paragraph.


The Initiative works with Third Parties on certain programs, and often those Third Parties own and/or are responsible for that program’s Web site. In those cases, if you provide personal information, you will be giving it to a third party and their privacy policy will apply. You agree that if they provide it to us then we may apply our Policy to what we receive.


  1. What We Generally Do with Personal Information Collected


In general, we use personal information we collect to pursue our mission and operations and to engage in the activity (and related activities) for which we collect it.  Specifically, we may use your personal information to:



Further information is available in the supplemental policies for some activities, but you should assume that we will use all information for all lawful purposes. Subject to applicable law, we reserve the right to make all lawful, worldwide uses of personal information, including without limitation, to: collect, use, access (or bar access), process, fulfill, disclose, display, share, respond to legal process or otherwise exercise our rights under applicable law, transfer, store, verify,  enforce, delete, and otherwise deal with personal information, and information other than personal information (collectively "Disclose").


  1. Your Ability to Update Personal Information


To the extent our systems require your personal information, in general, they provide the ability for you to update your information.  If you have any questions about what personal information about you the Initiative retains, please contact us at info@octoberorangeinitiative.org. The initiative endeavors to keep your personal information accurate and up to date.   If your personal information has changed, you may submit your new information there as well. Some activities allow some updating, e.g., you may update your "Jobs" profile by using the functionality in that section of the Site.


We keep personal information for as long as we think is necessary or advisable and we reserve the right to retain it to the full extent not prohibited by law. We may discard personal information in our discretion, so you should retain your own records, and not rely upon our storage of any personal information or other data.


  1. Information Security


We use reasonable technical and organizational measures to protect the personal information received from our users from unauthorized use or disclosure.


  1. Your Particular Consents


In addition to consenting to the Terms of Use, including this Policy (and any relevant supplemental policies), the Initiative is interested in letting you know about, and receiving your particular consent to, a few activities relating to personal information that will help us to deal with personal information that is Disclosed in furtherance of our mission, operations and programs. These are described immediately below:



  1. Children


We do not want to collect information from children. Do not provide any personal information unless you are at least 13 years of age, and please caution your children not to provide any. If a child under 13 has provided personal information, a parent or guardian may so inform us by writing us at Our Address for Legal Notices (see below) and we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete it from our database, subject to applicable law and this Policy.


  1. Identity Theft


If anyone believes they're a victim of identity theft entitled by law to request information from us, write us at Our Address For Legal Notices and we'll explain what information we require in order to respond. After receiving that information, we’ll supply (without charge) information we then have that we are legally required to provide (subject to applicable law and reserving all rights and defenses).


  1. Amendments


We will be changing what we do and how and why we Disclose data periodically—this Policy describes what we currently envision, but that will change as we change. You agree that this Policy amends and replaces any previous privacy polic(ies). We may further amend all or part of this Policy in the same way that we make amendments to our Terms of Use and such amended versions will be posted on this page.

  1. Information About Enforcement of Our Policy


This Policy is part of and supplemented by our Terms of Use, which together with any supplemental privacy policy form a contract. If there is a conflict between the Terms of Use and this Policy, the latest version of this Policy will control. We and you are bound by the Terms of Use, including this Policy. If you think we are in default, you may contact us by writing to Our Address For Legal Notices. There are no third party beneficiaries of this Policy.


Our Address for Legal Notices:

October Orange Initiative

40, Town Planning Way



Attention: Legal


  1. Supplemental Privacy Policy—Jobs




This Supplemental Privacy Policy—Jobs ("Jobs Policy") supplements the Privacy Policy for octoberorangeinitiative.org ("Site"). It applies if you use the “Jobs” or “career” section of the Site or if you allow or cause someone else to use it for you. If an applicant has a disability and needs assistance using our online systems, completing a profile, an application for employment, or any other aspect of the application process, please notify our Disability Coordinator (at disabilities@octoberorangeinitiative.org) and we will make appropriate arrangements. We are an equal opportunity employer.


This Jobs Policy is part of our Privacy and Information Security Policy ("Privacy Policy") which is part of our Terms of Use; terms used but not defined in this Jobs Policy are defined in those documents. CREATING A PROFILE, SUBMITTING ANY INFORMATION RELATING TO A POSSIBLE JOB OPPORTUNITY, MAKING ANY APPLICATION(S), OR ALLOWING SOMEONE ELSE (SUCH AS A RECRUITER) TO DO THAT FOR YOU, WILL BE YOUR CONSENT TO OUR TERMS OF USE, INCLUDING OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND THIS SUPPLEMENTAL POLICY.


If you are a recruiter, friend or someone other than job applicant ("Applicant"), you represent and warrant to the Initiative that you have shown the Applicant the Terms of Use (including the Privacy Policy and Jobs Policy) and that you have obtained written consent from the Applicant to those terms and policies or that you are otherwise authorized to do so and to submit personal information about Applicant.


Information That We Collect in Jobs. In addition to the personal information that we collect on the Site generally, in the Jobs section you may set up a "profile" which will require you to supply your email address and create a password and secret question to allow you to access your profile later. When you create a profile, submit an application, or authorize us to obtain a "consumer report" (such as a background check), we tend to collect this kind of information: name, address, telephone number, resume', employment, compensation and educational history, previous grants from us, bank verification number (social security number for an Applicant based in the US or national insurance number for an Applicant based in the UK or other local equivalent) and so on. We keep track of when applications are submitted and persons using your password can see several months of that history by clicking on "My Jobs" if you have a profile.


The information submitted about an Applicant online tends to be preliminary information. If we think there might be a good fit for a position, we often will ask the Applicant to complete a more formal application and also to authorize us to obtain a “credit report” or "consumer report" or "consumer investigative report." The “credit report” or “consumer report” is a report bearing on credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, or mode of living which is expected to be used or collected to serve as a factor in establishing Applicant's eligibility for employment. An "investigative consumer report" tends to be the same thing but the information is obtained through personal interviews with neighbors, friends, associates or acquaintances etc. of the Applicant. Both kinds of reports (or other information we collect) can include information from court, administrative and criminal records.


Access to Information. You may update your profile personal information by using that Site functionality in the Careers/Jobs section. The Initiative retains profiles in accordance with our records retention policy. We reserve the right to delete them and other information stored by or for you, so don’t store, for example, the only copy of a resume with us (and sometimes information will need to be re-entered). Profiles may be deleted at any time upon request by contacting info@octoberorangeinitiative.org. Neither changes to or deletion of a profile will alter information already submitted or relied upon.


How We Use Information Collected in Jobs. In addition to the uses of personal information allowed in the Privacy Policy, we make these kinds of uses of personal information submitted for a job. We Disclose it:


If Applicant gets a job with us, we store the application and other information upon which we relied in Applicant’s personnel file and we may base post-employment decisions on it (including disciplinary actions).


Passwords; Redact Your Resume. The Terms of Use require you to keep secret your password and other access credentials confidential. That's especially important if you don't want persons obtaining your password to be able to see any resume or a profile or to see other information available (e.g., positions for which applications have been made). Also, take steps to create a safe resume: before uploading a resume, remove any sensitive information such as social security numbers, identification numbers (e.g., driver's license), financial information, dates of birth etc. – we don't need or want that information in a resume.