GABI values your privacy
This Privacy Statement of GABI Media (“GABI” “we” “us” or “our”) sets out our commitment to protecting the privacy of personal information provided to us, or otherwise collected by us, offline or online, including through this website (gabimag.com) and any content, features, services, or other offerings that GABI may provide in connection therewith (collectively, the “Site”). This Privacy Statement also describes your choices and rights regarding the use, access, and correction or deletion of your user information.
By using the Site, you consent to the use of your user information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. The Site is owned and operated by GABI.
To enhance, personalize, and support your experience on this site, among other things, we collect, use, and share your user information. For example, we use the aggregated information to develop content targeted to user interests and to generally improve the Site’s user experience.
As detailed below, your user information may also be used by GABI and its partners to tailor content and ads, provide social media features (e.g., features that allow you to share content directly to your preferred social media platform), track your preferences, analyze traffic, and provide similar services and content.
GABI is committed to your privacy and will not share any user information with any third party without your consent, except as outlined in this Privacy Statement or as permitted by law. If you have any requests, comments, or questions about this Privacy Statement or your user information, please contact us in the manner provided below.
Gathering of Information
We collect user information when you use the Site. Sometimes you may submit it to us yourself, other times it may be collected automatically. You can manage and change your preferences as outlined below.
– Information Collected
When you use the Site, your user information may be collected, used, and shared in a variety of manners. As detailed below, the type of user information collected may vary based on how it was gathered but may include, among other things, your name, email address, and other information that you voluntarily submit (e.g., when setting up an account or submitting a registration or application on the Site, you may submit your contact information, social media account handles, and/or professional information), information automatically collected about your usage of the Site (e.g., the content that you choose to view), and information about you that our third-party partners may share with us if such third party partners have previously received your consent to do so.
– Voluntary Submission
GABI may collect user information that is voluntarily provided by you or with your permission. For example, we may ask you for information, such as your e-mail address, order something from the Site, or one of our co-branded websites, we may request additional personal information, such as your address, telephone number, and credit card information, in order to complete the purchase.
You always have the option not to provide the information we request. If you choose not to provide the information we request, you can still visit most of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options and services. When you provide information to GABI in any other manner, you agree to provide only true, accurate, current, and complete information. We also supplement the data you provide to us with data from data append services such as public or social graph data in order to better serve you with content or promotions.
A cookie is a small data file that is written to your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. A cookie file can contain and/or automatically collect information, such as a user identification code or IP address, that a website will use to track the pages and the number of times you have visited. The data read from these cookies may be linked to personally identifying (PII) and non-personally identifying (non-PII) information.
- Providing you tailored content and advertisements (see below for more information),
- Enabling social media features,
- Safeguarding against spam and malware,
- Analyzing trends, traffic, and user behavior,
- Administering the website,
- Gathering demographic information about our user base as a whole,
- Tracking web and advertising analytics throughout the Site and its affiliate websites,
- Remembering your preferences and voluntarily submitted information (e.g. custom video playlists, preferences, job title, story ratings, membership status),
- Performing location-related functionalities and analytics,
- Participating in market research (e.g., website ratings), and
- Educating ourselves about how we can continue to improve the Site and its various elements.
– Cookies fall into the subcategories below.
Essential Cookies: Certain cookies are used for specific purposes that are essential to your secure use and navigation of the Site. Without them, GABI may not be able to provide core Site functions and features to you, and the Site would not operate as well as you or GABI would like.
These cookies collect and use information such as your server preferences, single-session data, and corresponding identifier, web beacons and log files (detailed below), and other credential-related information. For EU individuals, essential cookies also help inform GABI whether you require, or have already been served, an affirmative consent request in connection with the GDPR. Essential cookies include analytics cookies, which provide us data that allows GABI to better understand its users and improve the Site based on what we have learned from that data.
Preference Cookies. Other cookies are used to collect and process information about your preferences and similar choices in connection with the Site in order to optimize your browsing experience. If you wish to modify or change your social media cookies, please visit and review the settings on your applicable social media account(s).
We encourage you to consider keeping your cookies enabled, as if you choose to disable the receipt of cookies from our Site, you may not be able to use or benefit from certain features of the Site, particularly the features that are designed to personalize your experience.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but generally allow users to modify their browser settings to display a warning before accepting a cookie, to accept cookies only from certain websites, and/or to refuse all cookies.
– Web Beacons
We use web beacons (invisible images often referred to as pixel tags or clear GIFs) on our sites to recognize users, assess traffic patterns, identify preferred content, and measure site engagement. We also include web beacons in our e-mail messages, including newsletters, in order to count how many e-mail messages have been opened.
GABI and its partners (including advertising partners) also use web beacons to collect various data provided by your browser while you are on our Site and elsewhere (i.e., outside of the Site) where we may be acting as a 3rd party. This data is collected in the aggregate, but may include or be associated with other non-PII or PII that users have voluntarily submitted.
– Log Files
The Site’s web and ad servers log information about a user’s IP address, browser type, and the current URL the user is requesting. This information is always provided by a user’s browser and automatically logged by most websites. These log files are stored in a secure location and used in our internal analysis of traffic patterns within our website.
Use of Your Information
Our primary goal in collecting, using, and sharing user information is to enhance your experience on the Site, support the Site, and improve its features, performance, and other elements. Your user information may be used for the purposes outlined below. We will not use your user information without a valid legal basis to do so.
– To Target Content and Advertising
To develop and provide content and advertising to you that is targeted to your interests, we use the analytics collected by the systems described above to determine which areas of our website you prefer based upon the frequency of your visits and engagement with those areas. We may make reasonable assumptions based on your browser-provided data to target relevant content and advertising to you on our site and elsewhere where we may be acting as a 3rd party. We may also make reasonable geographic and demographic assumptions based on your presented IP address to target relevant content and advertising.
– To Provide Interactive Communications from the Site
To enhance your experience, we may provide you with interactive communications, such as notifications of activity by topic or contributor to the e-mail address that you provide to us. Such interactive communications are provided only to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive them as part of their user profile.
From time to time we may provide e-mails highlighting new features, promotions, or contests on the website to those users who have expressly provided us with their permission to send such communications as part of their user profile.
– To Provide Communications from Third Parties
We respect the privacy of our users and will not disclose or distribute our user list to any third party, nor will we permit anyone else to do so. However, we do make available for rental our list of those registrants who have expressly provided us with their permission to receive third-party offers as part of their user profile. In those cases, your e-mail address will be transferred to a third party.
– Aggregate, Anonymous Information with Advertisers
GABI derives the majority of its revenue on the Site from advertising and sharing information is essential to keeping our services affordable to users. In order to attract and retain advertisers, we use the aggregated, anonymous information that we gather (as well as information from third-party market researchers) to describe our services to partners and to assist our advertisers and sponsors to better understand our audience. We do not disclose personally-identifying information about our users to these parties.
If you wish to not have this information used to serve you targeted ads, you may opt-out or modify your choices Please note this does not opt you out of being served to advertise. You will continue to receive generic ads.
– As Necessary to Provide Services to You
We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, such as handling the processing and delivery of newsletter mailings, processing transactions, or performing statistical analysis of our services. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service. In some instances, these companies may collect information directly from you. In these cases, you will be notified of the involvement of the external service provider. In all cases, these companies are subject to agreements that require them to maintain the confidentiality of your information and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
– In the Event of Sale
The ownership of the Site may change at some point in the future. Should that occur, we want this site to be able to maintain a relationship with you. In the event of a sale, merger, public offering, bankruptcy, or other change in control of GABI, your information may be shared with the person or business that owns or controls this site. Opting out of receiving information from third parties will not affect our right to transfer your information to a new owner, but your choices will continue to be respected regarding the use of your information. You will be notified as described below in “How will I know if the Privacy Statement is changed.”
– Legal bases
GABI may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law such as to comply with a subpoena or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the edicts of the law, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order or legal process served on GABI or to protect and defend the rights or property of GABI.
GABI may also process certain user information on the basis of the following legitimate interests, provided that such interests are not overridden by your privacy rights and interests: delivering and continuing to develop and improve the Site, learning from your behavior on the Site (e.g., analyzing traffic) to better serve you and other Site users, helping us modify or enhance the Site and its content, receiving insight as to what users do (and don’t) like about our Site or aspects thereof, and providing a stable, consistent, and secure user experience in connection with the Site.
We care about the protection of your user information and use industry-standard safeguards to do so. Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that no data transmission on the Internet is guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Your information is stored on GABI servers located in Nigeria. We use industry-standard physical, electronic, and organizational safeguards to protect your user information against loss or theft as well as unauthorized access and disclosure to protect your privacy. We treat data as an asset that must be protected against loss and unauthorized access. We employ many different security techniques to protect such data from unauthorized access by users inside and outside the company. However, “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. If you are concerned that your privacy may have been breached, please contact us as provided below.
Privacy of Children
The Site is intended for people who are at least 16 years of age.
If you are less than 16 years old, please do not send any user information to us–including information such as your name, address, or e-mail address. We do not knowingly collect (nor do we wish to collect) any personally identifiable information or other user information from children under the age of 16. In the event that we learn we have collected any personal information from a child under the age of 16, we will delete that information from our database and terminate the corresponding account, if any. We encourage you to discuss the Site with your parent or guardian.
How to Contact Us
Please contact us if you have any questions or requests.
If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Statement or how to remove or modify your user information or related consents, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org