Our Privacy Policy

About This Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy while you make use of the Exhibition Affairs Business Events Portal.

This privacy policy notice (together with our Website Terms of Use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

This Privacy Policy Notice was last updated on 10 January 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact us via the available medium provided on our Contact Us Page.

Important Information About Us

Exhibition Affairs Business Events Portal is centered around upcoming business events, non-oil domestic exports updates, and other economic development-related services. Our website address is https://exhibitionaffairs.com.

Exhibition Affairs is a publication of Capremark Network which is registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria under the number BN2227006.

The Exhibition Affairs publication is also registered with the National Library of Nigeria under the number ISSN: 2384-6909

The personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Information You Give Us

Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our websites (our “Site”) or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our Site, subscribe to our service, search for an event or a location, place an order on our site, participate in discussion boards or other social media functions on our Site, enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our Site. The information you give us may include the following:

  • identity and contact information, including your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number;
  • financial information including your credit card details or other payment mechanisms as shared directly with the third-party payment processing company;
  • transaction information including details about payments made to and from you and details of products and services you have purchased from us;
  • profile information including your username and password, purchases or orders made by you, personal description and photograph; and
  • marketing and communications information including your preferences in receiving marketing from us and third parties and your communication preferences;

Information we collect about you. We will use this information:

  • to administer our Site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our Site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our Site safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our Site about goods or services that may interest you or them.

Information we receive from other sources. We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please Contact Us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.


When visitors leave comments on our site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please note that we do not claim any right to media files like images, videos, and articles uploaded on this website.

Disclosure of your information

We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out above. These parties may be:

  • Members of our group of companies, which means our parent company and her subsidiaries as recognized by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.
  • Service providers (acting as processors) who provide IT and system administration services and support;
  • Professional advisers (acting as processors or joint controllers) including lawyers, bankers, auditors, and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance, and accounting services;
  • Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities (acting as processors or joint controllers) based [in Nigeria] who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances;
  • Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this privacy notice.

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

We also share Aggregated Data or otherwise anonymised data with:

  • Advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and others. We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we will provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 8000 men aged under 45 have clicked on their advertisement on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria).
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimization of our Site.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply contractual arrangements between you and us, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Exhibition Affairs, Capremark Network, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where we send your data

Some of our external third parties are based outside Nigeria so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the Nigeria.

Whenever we transfer your personal data outside Nigeria, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

  • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data similar to the European Commission & the US.
  • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission or the US which give personal data similar or enhanced protection it has in Nigeria.
  • Where we use providers based in other parts of Africa, the European Commission or the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Nigeria and other African countries or between Europe and the US.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

If you have any questions, please contact us via the available medium provided on our Contact Us Page.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

If you wish to exercise your rights to your personal data, please Contact Us via the available medium provided on our Contact Us Page.

How we protect your data

All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password that enables you to access certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our Site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.


When processing payments, some of your data will be passed to secured third party payment gateway platforms, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and billing information.

Presently, payments made on our website are processed via the below listed secured third party payment gateway platforms:

1) Paystack: For more details about Paystack’s Data Privacy Protection and Cookie Policy, please visit their website here: https://paystack.com/terms

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact us via the available medium provided on our Contact Us Page.