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Privacy Policy

How do we handle your privacy?

by  Aura

Aura brings you fashion, beauty, lifestyle, arts & culture from local and foreign social scenes, culture, traditions and high-societal etiquettes.

by  Aura

Aura brings you fashion, beauty, lifestyle, arts & culture from local and foreign social scenes, culture, traditions and high-societal etiquettes.

Aura inspires to explore and celebrate people in their style in all aspects of their lives. Our smart, irreverent take on Fashion, Beauty and pop culture is at once aspirational and accessible, encouraging readers to cultivate not just personal style, but the success that comes with personal power. As a high-society journal, covering social scenes, culture, traditions, and high-societal etiquettes. It is a fast-rising magazine aimed at connecting beauty, Fashion, Lifestyle, Arts & culture through well-edited text and images of the magazine. Bringing at your convenience; awareness, constantly evolving trends in fashion, styles of living, beautiful works of art and culture from purpose-driven enthusiasts, living, beautiful works of art and culture from purpose enthusiasts, and also burning the bridge between the populace and the fashion world.

Data privacy and protection is very important to us for everyone who uses our products and services, and our clients who entrust us with their information. We have this privacy notice so you can better understand how we collect data, what we do with it and how we look after it. We will tell you how long we keep data and what happens when we no longer need it. We will also outline what rights you have over your data and how we protect and facilitate those rights.

Opting in and out of communications made easy

Sometimes people want to read privacy notices because a business is asking for their permission to contact them for marketing. They want to be sure that, if they agree, it will be easy for them to withdraw permission in the future. We want you to be able to opt-out as easily as you opted-in. Any marketing email we send you will always have an “unsubscribe” link that will take you off that relevant marketing list. Please remember that you may have subscribed from another email address; you will only be able to use the link to “unsubscribe” from the address to which the marketing email has been sent. We make it easy for you to change your preferences for postal marketing as well, giving clear instructions for opting out on all direct mail.

If you want to change the preferences you have with us for email or postal marketing, you can use our online form here.

Contents

  1. What personal data do we collect from you?
  2. How do we use your personal information?
  3. Legal bases for data processing – what does it mean and how do we use them?
  4. Do we share your information with anyone else?
  5. Do we collect information on children?
  6. How long will we keep your data?
  7. Profiling – what do we mean?
  8. Data security and cross-border transfers
  9. Link to other websites
  10. Your data rights
  11. How to contact us

1. What personal information do we collect from you?

We collect information:

  • when you pay for any of our products or services
  • when you register to receive one of our newsletters
  • when you use any of our websites
  • when you attend any of our events
  • if you participate in any research we undertake
  • if you join one of our communities or forums
  • when you enter a competition
  • if you contact us about a query or a complaint

We collect the following types of information:

Contact information

When you use or subscribe to one of our services, such as purchasing a print or digital subscription, signing up to an email newsletter, entering a competition, joining one of our online communities or participating in any of our research projects, we will ask you to provide information such as your name, email and/or postal address so that we can provide you with the services requested.

General personal information

When conducting surveys or running competitions, in addition to contact information, we may collect other personal information such as your gender, date of birth, marital status, etc.

Payment details

When you purchase a product or service from us, such as subscribing to one of our magazines or attending one of our events, we will also ask you for your payment details in addition to your contact information, to secure payment and to authorize access to our products and services.

Online identifiers

When you visit one of our websites, we collect information about your web visit, such as how long you visited, what sites you visited or pages you looked at, your IP address and where you were when you visited, what sort of device you were using when you visited (such as a mobile phone or type of desktop PC, Mac, etc), and information identifying the language used by your Device.

Behavioral data

When you visit one of our websites, we collect data on your online behavior (eg time spent on the website, items clicked on, etc).

When you buy a product or service from us, such as magazine subscription or a ticket to an Aura Magazine event, we will collect information about what products and services you have bought from us.

When you register for a newsletter or take part in research, we may collect data about your preferences, tastes, and interests.

“Special” categories of data

Sometimes, we may collect data in online surveys on what is called “special categories of data”. These could be data sets such as biometric information (including voice samples, facial recognition, etc.), or political opinions, religion, philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, etc. Whenever we research these topics, it is always optional, and we will make sure we have your consent to process this data. We will remind you at the time of why and how we are processing this data and what additional safeguards are in place for using, storing and ultimately either deleting or anonymizing this data.

2. How do we use your personal information?

We collect different types of information about people for four main reasons:

  1. To provide personalized services unique to individual users.
  2. we can monitor and improve the services we offer.
  3. To sell advertising space on our websites. This helps us to keep our websites free for people who visit them.
  4. To market products and services which we think would be relevant to you.

Newsletters

When you sign up to one of our newsletters, you are giving consent for us to use the email address provided to send you relevant content for the brands you have signed up to. You can withdraw this consent for any newsletter by unsubscribing at any time.

Advertising

We advertise on our site and in our newsletters to help keep most of the content free. We use cookies and similar technologies and work with trusted partners so that we can show you advertisements we believe might interest you, to control the number of times you see an ad and to measure the effectiveness of a campaign. We have a legitimate interest in using cookies but you can opt-in or out of using them at any time. If you are interested and want to learn more about these, including how to opt-out, please see our Cookie Policy. Please note, opting out of cookies does not mean you will not see any advertisements.

Social Media Advertising

We work with social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to show you interest-based marketing content from our brands and selected advertisers if you have viewed our website. Data collected may be anonymized and used in aggregate to help improve the quality and effectiveness of our websites and marketing efforts.

You can limit the kind of tracking and profiling that Facebook undertakes by going to your Facebook account settings. You can also find out more about the pixels and cookies we use on our websites by reading our Cookies policy.

We may also participate in Facebook's 'Custom Audience' service from time to time. This service enables Aura Magazine to display your personalized advertisements when you visit Facebook’s social media platforms. It works by converting your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match unique numbers that Facebook generates from email addresses of its users. Where we use Facebook Custom Audiences, we will only include you if you have consented to receive marketing from us. If you have given us your consent, you can change your mind at any time by unsubscribing (linked in any email we send you) or by adjusting your preferences in our preference center.

Research & Insight

We run various user communities, forums, and reader panels. We send out research invitations to our research communities, to people who pay for our products and services and to people who have opted in to receive communications from us.

We may sometimes use your gender and age range collected during a survey for building "look-a-like" models. This data is anonymously transmitted to our Data Management Platform (Permutive) and matched with our subscribers and members. This allows us to provide relevant and targeted advertising. If you are interested and want to learn more about these, including how to opt-out, please see our Cookie Policy. Please note, opting out of cookies does not mean you will not see any advertisements.

Delivery of goods and services / Customer account management

We will use the information you have provided for the provision of goods and/or services that you have requested and subsequently communicating with you about those products and services.

Please note too, that when you buy something from us - such as subscription or a ticket to an event - we may contact you about your registration details, to manage any account or subscription you have with us, or to provide customer service. This will be the case even if you have opted-out of, or declined to consent to, receiving promotional emails.

Competitions

When you enter one of our online competitions, we will process your information to pick a winner. If you have opted-in to receiving information from us about our products and services (eg receiving subscriptions offers, event invitations, signing up for editorial newsletters, etc) then we will use the information you provide to make sure we offer you relevant products and services (based on where you live, your age, gender, tastes, preferences, etc). If you have opted-in to receive news and offers from any competition sponsors, we will share your information with them.

Further details about this are outlined in the “who do we share information with” with section.

Partnerships programs

We work with our partners from the world of luxury goods, fashion, travel, and retail so that we can present you with some outstanding offers and opportunities by either email or post. You will only ever receive partner messages from us if you have actively given permission. We won’t disclose your personal information to anyone, the messages will come from us and you can unsubscribe at any time from these messages.

Customer queries and complaints

We process any information you provide when dealing with any complaints or inquiries made by you or legally on your behalf.

3. Legal bases for data processing – what does it mean and how do we use them?

The law on data protection sets out several different reasons why a company may collect and process your data and it is one of our duties to make sure you understand which of these lawful bases we are using to process your data.

Consent

In specific situations, we can collect and process your data with your consent:

  • When you sign up to any editorial newsletter
  • When you tick a box to receive email from Aura Magazine about news and offers
  • When you tick a box to consent to receive email from Aura Magazine on behalf of our partners
  • We send SMS messages, either from Aura Magazine or on behalf of our partners with your consent
  • When you give us your details to enter a competition
  • When you participate in any research, this is with your consent

Legitimate interest

In specific situations, we require your data to pursue our legitimate interests in a way which might reasonably be expected as part of running our business and which does not materially impact your rights, freedom or interests:

  • We personalize the marketing content we provide you
  • If you have bought a product or service from us, we will also use your details to send you direct marketing information by email or post, telling you about products and services that we think might interest you
  • If you have bought a product or service from us, we will send you direct marketing on behalf of our partners

We will only use legitimate interest after we have properly evaluated the data processing and conducted a necessary balancing test. We will also give data subjects the right to object to the processing at any time.

Contractual obligations

In certain circumstances, we need your data to comply with our contractual obligations.

For example, when you purchase a print subscription to a magazine, we will keep your name and address to fulfill your subscription.

Legal compliance

If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data.

For example, we can pass on details of people involved in fraud or other criminal activity affecting us to law enforcement.

4. Do we share your information with anyone else?

Célcic Publication Limited and its subsidiaries

We may share your personal information:

  • With our parent company, Célcic Publication Limited
  • If all or any of our assets (eg a title owned by us) were to be sold to another business, the personal data relating to that title (eg the subscriber list/newsletter list, etc) would be transferred to the new business owner.

Service providers

We work with service providers to perform some tasks on our behalf. This might include analysis, payments, marketing, etc and including tagging and blending non-personal site usage data to provide aggregate demographics on our audiences. We may share your data with these providers to perform the necessary tasks. However, they are obliged not to disclose or use it for any other purposes. Any third-party processing of your data on our behalf will be subject to security and confidentiality obligations consistent with this privacy notice and applicable law.

Customer research & insight

We may disclose de-personalized data (such as aggregated statistics) about the audience of our products and services and/or research participants to describe our sales, customers, traffic patterns and other information to prospective partners, advertisers, investors and other reputable third parties, and for other lawful purposes. These statistics will never include identifiable personal information.

Law enforcement organizations

Under certain circumstances we may occasionally be required by law, court order or governmental authority to disclose certain types of personal information and we reserve the right to comply with any such legally binding request.

Marketing partners

With your explicit permission, we may share your information with other companies we are working with, such as competition sponsors. Whenever we share your information with another company, we will always ask for your permission, will name the company and will always be clear that your information will be shared with another organization.

5. Collecting data on children

We do not knowingly collect and process information from children (anyone under the age of 13). The products and services we offer are generally aimed at people aged 18 and over.

If you are under the age of 13, we ask that you do not give us any information about you or use our websites.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child under 13 and you if you think that your child has used our websites or subscribed to a newsletter or provided their information to us without your consent, please contact us at support@aura.com.ng and we will delete and/or stop processing your child’s personal information within a reasonable time.

If you are aged between 13 and 18, we request that you seek your parent or guardian’s permission before providing us with your information or using our websites or apps.

6. How long will we keep data?

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to provide the individual service/s you have requested while taking into account any legal requirements and tax and accounting rules. We do not store customer data for longer than 6 years after the last purchase.

Where you sign up to receive email marketing from us we will retain your e-mail address after you ‘opt-out’ of receiving emails to ensure that we continue to honor and respect that request. To unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email and update your account preferences. You may also use our preference center to update what postal or email communications you wish you receive from us.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see ‘Your rights’ below for further information.

In some circumstances, we may anonymize your data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

7. Profiling

We may sometimes use the data you share with us, and that we collect about you when browsing our websites and products, to personalize our services and to tailor marketing content. For example, we may use information you have provided to send you information about products we think you may be interested in. If you do not want to receive this material, you can unsubscribe at any point.

8. Cross-border transfers and security

We make sure that we have appropriate security measures to protect your information and make sure that, when we ask another organization to provide a service for us, they have appropriate security measures and follow the same high standards of security and data protection as we do.

9. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organizations. This privacy policy applies only to Aura Magazine websites‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on any other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you have accessed them using links from our websites.

We receive a commission on some of the links to third party websites offering products and services that we feature on our websites. We work with a third party to help us attribute e-commerce traffic. You can find out more in our Cookie Policy.

10. Your rights

As a consumer, you have rights when it comes to your data:

  1. The right to be informed. At every point where we are collecting your data, we will inform you of why it is being collected and how it is being processed.
  2. The right of access. If you wish to see what information we hold on you, you may send us what is called a Subject Access request. We will require photocopies of two pieces of identification. We will respond within 30 days of receipt of your request. There is no cost to you in requesting to see your data, but please note that we reserve the right to charge you if you make subsequent requests. You can use the contact details below for a Subject Access Request.
  3. The right to rectification. We offer the opportunity to amend your personal information by contacting us using the details below.
  4. The right to erasure. If you wish to cancel all communications with us, we can anonymize or de-identify your data. Please contact us using the details below. Please make sure you inform us of all email accounts, profiles, names, etc that you may have used with us that you wish to erase.
  5. The right to restrict processing. You can opt-out or restrict the processing of your data by:

    • Amending your cookie settings in your browser
    • Unsubscribing from postal and email communications, using our preference center
    • Contacting support@aura.com.ng

If you are unhappy with the way we have collected and are using your data please do not hesitate to contact us, using the contact details below or by contacting our Data Protection Officer on support@aura.com.ng.

11. How to contact us

Thank you for reading our Privacy Policy. If you have further enquired and would like to contact us to understand more about our privacy policy or wish to contact us concerning any matter relating to individual rights and your personal information, then please email or write to us at:

Email: support@aura.com.ng

 

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