Digitize Law values your privacy and cares about the way your personal information is treated. As such, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the personal information that is provided to us or collected by us during the course of our business as well as the personal information we receive from visitors to our website.
This policy describes:
Please click on the relevant heading below for more information on each of these areas.
We may collect personal information from you in the course of our business, including through your use of our website, when you contact or request information from us, when you engage our services or as a result of your relationship with one or more of our staff and clients.
The personal information that we process includes:
Digitize Law collects and processes personal information about you in a number of ways, including through your use of our website and in the provision of services by us. We use that information:
A number of facilities on our website invite you to provide us with personal information, such as the registration section, vacancy application facility in the ‘Careers’ section of our website and our email queries facilities. The purpose of these facilities is apparent at the point that you provide your personal information and we only use that information for those purposes.
Our website uses a web-based analytics tool that tracks and reports on the manner in which the website is used to help us to improve it. We do this by placing small text files called ‘cookies’ on your device. The information that the cookies collect, such as the number of visitors to the site, the pages visited and the length of time spent on the site, is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Please also see ‘Marketing and other emails’ below.
We use personal information to understand whether you read the emails and other materials, such as publications, that we send to you, click on the links to the information that we include in them and whether and how you visit our website after you click on that link (immediately and on future visits). We do this by using software that places a cookie on your device which tracks this activity and records it against your email address. Please see ‘Use of Digitize Law website’ for more information on cookies and how to manage and remove them. Removal of this cookie will not affect your experience on our websites.
We may also use a relationship management tool, to assess the strength of the relationship between individuals in Digitize Law and our clients or potential clients based on the frequency of email contact between them. We use that information in order to assess, analyse and improve the services that we provide.
If you receive marketing communications from us and no longer wish to do so, you may unsubscribe at any time by emailing us here
We will collect and process personal information about you in relation to your attendance at our offices or at an event or seminar organised by Digitize Law or its business partners. We will only process and use special categories of personal information about your dietary or access requirements in order to cater for your needs and to meet any other legal or regulatory obligations we may have. We may share your information with IT and other service providers or business partners involved in organizing or hosting the relevant event.
We use your personal information on the following bases:
Your personal information will be retained in accordance with our data retention policy which categorises all of the information held by Digitize Law and specifies the appropriate retention period for each category of data. Those periods are based on the requirements of applicable data protection laws and the purpose for which the information is collected and used, taking into account legal and regulatory requirements to retain the information for a minimum period, limitation periods for taking legal action, good practice and Digitize Law’s business purposes.
We are a legal tech consulting firm and any information that you provide to us may be shared with and processed by any entity in the network of Digitize Law and our associated firms.
We may also share your personal information with certain trusted third parties in accordance with contractual arrangements in place with them, including:
Where necessary, or for the reasons set out in this policy, personal information may also be shared with regulatory authorities, courts, tribunals, government agencies and law enforcement agencies. While it is unlikely, we may be required to disclose your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements. We will use reasonable endeavours to notify you before we do this, unless we are legally restricted from doing so.
If in the future we re-organise or transfer all or part of our business, we may need to transfer your information to new Digitize Law entities or to third parties through which the business of Digitize Law will be carried out.
We do not sell, rent or otherwise make personal information commercially available to any third party, and if we should ever do, it shall be with your prior permission.
We use a variety of technical and organizational measures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration or destruction consistent with applicable data protection laws, guidelines, and standards.
The level of information protection in countries outside Nigeria may be less than that offered within Nigeria. Where this is the case, we will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws, guidelines, and standards. Nigerian standard contractual clauses are in place between all Digitize Law entities that share and process personal data. Where our third party service providers process personal data outside Nigeria in the course of providing services to us, our written agreement with them will include appropriate measures, usually standard contractual clauses.
The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as Amended), the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019, and other applicable data protection laws provide certain rights for data subjects.
You are entitled to request details of the information we hold about you and how we process it. You may also have a right in accordance with applicable data protection law to have it rectified or deleted, to restrict our processing of that information, to stop unauthorised transfers of your personal information to a third party and, in some circumstances, to have personal information relating to you transferred to another organisation. You may also have the right to lodge a complaint in relation to Digitize Law’s processing of your personal information with a regulatory authority.
If you object to the processing of your personal information, or if you have provided your consent to processing and you later choose to withdraw it, we will respect that choice in accordance with our legal obligations.
Your objection (or withdrawal of any previously given consent) could mean that we are unable to perform the actions necessary to achieve the purposes set out above (see ‘How we use your personal information’) or that you may not be able to make use of the services and products offered by us. Please note that even after you have chosen to withdraw your consent we may be able to continue to process your personal information to the extent required or otherwise permitted by law, in particular in connection with exercising and defending our legal rights or meeting our legal and regulatory obligations.
We must ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. Therefore, please advise us of any changes to your information by emailing us here.