Allawee Technologies (Allawee) is a tech solution platform that unlocks credit access by turning raw unstructured data into actionable insights for the financial industry. We deploy an easy-to-use web app and API, as well as integrations with relevant credit bureaus that helps us fit into any underwriting workflow.
This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) guides your use of our Website: https://allawee.com/ (“the Website”) and your rights regarding our collection, use, storage and protection of your personal data when you visit, access, browse through and/or use our Website or Services. Your privacy is important to us.
2. Your personal data that we process
Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be directly or indirectly identified. We do not consider personal data to include information that has been made anonymous such that it does not identify a specific user.
In connection with the services we provide, we collect personal and financial information from you while you use our products, services and websites when you create an account or sign in to our Website. We may ask you to provide us with certain personal data directly to contact or identify you, and some automatically for our Website to function effectively. We also collect personal data when you participate in discussion boards, answer specific questions on our website, provide us with feedback, participate in surveys, and when you report a problem) and from third-party sources.The personal data we obtain include:
|Service Users||All Visitors|
|Full name of registrant||The domain name of the Internet service provider (ISP)|
|Personal or company email address||Data and time of your visits;|
|Company/business name||The Internet protocol address used to connect your device to the Internet for identification purposes|
|Company/ business registration number||Web pages visited, duration and frequency of visit|
|Industry||Login email addresses and passwords|
|Company/business monthly revenue|
|Company/business monthly expenditure|
|Tax Identity Number|
|Financial information (including, but not limited to, Bank Verification Number (BVN), credit history, etc.)|
|Additional personal data may be gotten from third-party applications and other identification/verification services, (for example, from your financial institution, our background screening providers, a Credit Bureau, or law enforcement agencies, etc.)|
3. Sensitive Personal Data
Sensitive Personal Data are data relating to religious or other beliefs, sexual tendencies, health, race, ethnicity, political views, trades union membership, criminal records or any other sensitive personal information. We will only process your sensitive personal data when you give your consent. They include your biometric information and criminal records.
5. Lawful Bases for processing data
We are required to process your data under at least one of these lawful bases:
a. Legitimate interest: Processing your data is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, provided your rights and interests do not outweigh those interests.
b. Consent: You have given explicit consent for us to process your data for a specific purpose.
c. Contract: If your data processing is necessary for a contract you have with us or because we have asked you to take specific steps before entering into that contract.
d. Legal obligation: If the processing of your data is necessary where there is a statutory obligation on us.
6. Purpose of processing your data and the lawful basisWe collect your data to;
|Purpose of Processing||Lawful Bases|
|▪ guard against potential fraud and money laundering.|
▪ enhance data security.
▪ identify your device when you access your account.
▪ Teach you about money and finance
▪ run a credit check on you to determine your creditworthiness.
|Legitimate interest, Contract|
|▪ process statistical data to improve our business.|
▪ To inform you whenever there are changes to our terms of business or services
|▪ enable us to send targeted advertisements to you (if you are a new customer).|
▪ access your device.
▪ subscribe to our newsletter.
|▪ to enable you to carry out transactions.|
▪ communicate with you.
▪ provide our services.
▪ notify you of any changes to our service, solving issues via live chat support, phone or email, including any bug fixing.
▪ enable registered users to log in to our mobile App.
|▪ fulfil our Know Your Customer (KYC) obligation.|
▪ fulfil legal requirements where needed.
7. Your rights as a data subject
The law vests you with certain rights as a data subject. They include the right to;
a. access personal data we hold about you by requesting a copy of the personal data we hold about you;
b. rectify such information where you believe it to be inaccurate;
c. restrict the processing of your data in certain circumstances;
d. object to the processing of your data where we intend to process such data for marketing purposes;
e. where feasible, receive all personal data you have provided to us —in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format—and transmit the information to another data controller;
f. request the erasure of your data (also known as the right to be forgotten);
g. withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data; and
h. lodge a complaint with a relevant authority, where you have reason to believe that we have violated the term(s) of this Privacy Notice. (You may complain or seek redress from us within 30 days from the time you first detected the alleged violation.).
You may seek to exercise any of the above rights at any time by sending an email to us via [email protected].
The supervisory authority is the Nigerian Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), and you can send your complaint via email to [email protected]Who we share your data with
We may share your data with the following third parties:
|Third parties||Purpose of data sharing|
|Cloudflare||We use their service to improve our content delivery network. Please, read their privacy notice here|
|Google Analytics||We use various Google APIs and services for our Website’s operation. Read Google’s privacy notice here|
|Financial institutions||We use various financial institutions to jointly create and offer our product and may only use this information to market our related products unless the customer has given consent for other uses.|
|Law enforcement, government officials||We may disclose your data pursuant to a subpoena, or court order, when we need to do so to comply with law or credit/debit card rules; or when we believe, in our sole discretion, that the disclosure of personal information is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss, to report suspected illegal activity or to investigate violations of our User Agreement.|
|Legal/ Regulatory Authority||We may disclose your data if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, order, subpoena, audit, or to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues.|
Note that if you wish to prevent your device’s operating system from sharing your Personal Data with Allawee or with the third parties mentioned for profiling purposes, you can do so by setting up your device appropriately – namely, by changing the privacy settings on your device to disable/restrict any advertising tracking features. For more information on this, please see the following links:
▪ iOS Devices: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202074;
▪ Android Devices: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en
8. Retention of your data
Your personal data or any other information collected will be stored for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Notice. However, we will also retain personal data based on relevant provisions of applicable laws, to resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies. In addition, we delete your data for targeted marketing purposes once you unsubscribe from our marketing communications.
Please note that your data may be retained for a more extended period, notwithstanding your request to remove your data, where there is a legal requirement to do so.
9. How your data is stored
We store and process your data. We protect your data using physical, technical, and administrative security measures to reduce the risks of loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure and alteration. Some of the safeguards we use are firewalls and data encryption, physical access controls, and information access authorisation controls.
Where there is an actual or suspected data breach capable of causing harm to your rights and freedoms, we will notify you without undue delay and use our best effort to remedy the violation within one (1) month from the date we notify you.
10. International transfer of data
To achieve the purposes described in this Notice, we may transfer your data to countries that may not offer an adequate protection level or are not considered to have sufficient law by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Where personal data is to be transferred to a country outside Nigeria, we shall put adequate measures to ensure data security.
Our data transfers to the countries that do not offer an adequate protection level are subject to the conditions under the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR). We will therefore only transfer Personal Data out of Nigeria on one of the following conditions:
▪ Your consent has been obtained;
▪ The transfer is necessary for the performance of a contract between Us and you or implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at your request;
▪ The transfer is necessary to conclude a contract between Us and the third party in your interest;
▪ The transfer is necessary for reason of public interest;
▪ The transfer is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
▪ The transfer is essential to protect your vital interests or other persons, where the Data Subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent.
To obtain any relevant information regarding any transfers of your Personal Data to third countries (including the appropriate transfer mechanisms), please contact us.
11. Marketing and communications
We only send marketing communications to you with your consent. You may choose to opt out of our marketing emails by clicking on the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of the page.
12. Security of your data
We are very particular about preserving your privacy and protecting your data. We deploy all reasonable and appropriate technical and organisational measures to keep your data safe. However, we cannot completely guarantee the security of any information you transmit via our Website, as the internet is not an entirely secure place. Nevertheless, we are committed to doing our best to protect you.
If you are concerned about an alleged breach of data protection law or any other regulation by us, you can contact the Data Protection Officer (DPO) via […]. The DPO will investigate your complaint and provide information about how your complaint is handled.
Please be informed that you may complain to the relevant data protection authority if your complaints are not satisfactorily addressed.
14. Changes to this notice
We update our privacy notice from time to time. We will notify our users when we change it, and visitors will know this by checking the last date of update on this page whenever you visit.
15. Contact Us
If you have any questions relating to this Notice, your rights under this Notice, or are not satisfied with how we manage your personal data, kindly reach out to our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]