Privacy Policy Ghana

PalmPay Privacy Policy (Ghana)

PalmPay and our affiliate companies (together “PalmPay” or “We” or “Our”) are totally committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. 

When you sign up and use PalmPay (via our website or Google Play Store), you accept the terms described within this agreement. We will not share your personal information with anyone except as described in this Privacy policy.

In this policy “information” refers to any confidential and/or personally identifiable or other information related to users of PalmPay services.

This Privacy Policy is designed to describe:

  • Who we are and how to contact us
  • Your rights relating to personal data
  • Marketing communication preferences
  • What personal data we collect
  • How we use your personal data and why
  • Who we share your personal data with
  • What information is stored and for how long
  • How we protect your personal data
  • Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy and Cookies Policy is intended to meet our obligations under the ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or GDPR, a legal framework that sets guidelines for the protection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union. We have adopted GDPR as the data privacy standard for all our operating companies throughout the world.

Any modifications or changes to the Privacy Policy will be made on this page and you will receive notification through all our channels of service.

 

Who We Are and How to Contact Us

 

Palmpay is a modern financial platform meeting customers where they are: on their smartphones. We offer our customers the widest level of choice and financial access. Palmpay is backed by local stakeholders as well as MediaTek, NetEase and Transsion Holdings, global leaders in consumer technology solutions.

 

How to Contact Us

If you have any questions about our practices or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at: supportgh@palmpay.co and 0800725644

 

Your Rights Relating to Your personal data

You have the rights under this Privacy and Cookie Policy to:

  • Request access to your personal data: This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you: This enables you to have any incorrect or incomplete information about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal data: This enables you to ask us to delete or remove Personal Data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it or you object to us processing it (see below).
  • Object to processing of your Personal Data. This right exists where we are relying on a legitimate interest as the legal basis for our processing and there is something about your situation, which makes you want to object to processing of your Personal Data on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of Personal Data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request the transfer of your Personal Data. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent. This right only exists where we are relying on consent to process your Personal Data (“Consent Withdrawal”). If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide you with access to the certain specific functionalities of our Site. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

 

How to exercise your personal rights

If you wish to exercise any of the rights above, please contact us using the details in Who we are and How to contact us.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any right), however, we may charge a reasonable fee for consent withdrawal if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. In the event of these circumstances we may refuse to comply with your request.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). 

This is a security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

 

Complaints

If you would like to submit a complaint regarding this Privacy Policy or our practices in relation to your Personal Data, please contact us at:

supportgh@palmpay.co and 0800725644

We endeavour to reply to your complaint as soon as possible.

 If you feel that your complaint has not been adequately resolved, GDPR gives you the right to contact the Data Protection Commission (info@dataprotection.org.gh)

 

 Marketing Communication Preferences

 If you would like us to stop sending marketing messages or modify your email preferences at any time by following either of these procedures:

  • By following the opt-out messages sent in any of the emails;
  • Go through the notification switch off process in the settings on your application
  • By contacting us at anytime using the contact details in Who We Are and How to Contact Us.

Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to Personal Data provided to us for processing for legitimate service-related purposes.

 

What personal data we collect

A – Customer information

To use the PalmPay Services, you must provide customer information via our registration, account upgrade or profile forms.

This information includes, but it is not limited to:

  • Full name, e-mail address and phone number, PalmPay PIN, address, whether you are male or female, date of birth.
  • For some services we may also collect Bank Verification Number (BVN), ID, documentation information and photograph (where applicable)

Additional information may be requested to participate in social media functions on our site, promotions or surveys and when you contact us to report a problem on our site.

If you communicate with our Customer Services team via e-mail, Live Chat or telephone your conversations may be recorded and stored for training and record keeping purposes. We use this information to measure and improve our Service quality.

 

B – Device information

The following information may be collected from you automatically when you use the PalmPay mobile app, but it is not limited to:

  • Details of your handset/device, unique device identifiers (IMEI or serial number), information about the SIM card, mobile network, operating system and browser settings.

We use this information to protect our customers from service-related crime, enhance the services we offer and to help us understand how people use the Service.

 

C – Location information

Certain PalmPay features may require location information from your device’s GPS. With your consent this information will be collected for these services. You will be required to grant consent. Turning off location services may render some services unavailable.

 

D – Analytics

We may use in-app analytics technologies, like Google Analytics, to help improve and simplify the overall app, design and service. These tools track aggregated information about in app usage, provide performance measurements and allow better reporting on application failures.

We record when you install or uninstall PalmPay to help us track who is using the Service.

 

E – Tracking and Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.

PalmPay uses cookies to help PalmPay identify and track visitors, their usage of the PalmPay website, and their website access preferences. PalmPay visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using the websites or decline the option of using cookies when they visit for the first time. Our services may not function property without the aid of cookies.

In respect of Customer information or information that enables us to identify you personally (‘Personal Information’). We have provided that following table to further outline the data that we collect:

 

Category of Personal Data collected

What this means

Identity Data

First name, surname, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender, selfie picture, identification document number, copies of ID documents or other forms of identification.

Contact Data

Your home address, work address, billing address, email address and telephone numbers.

Online Presence Data

Links to your public account pages at social media websites, links to personal websites, and other online materials related to you.

Financial Data

Your bank account and payment card details, statements about your wealth and financial situation.

Transaction Data

Any details about payments to and from you and other details of subscriptions and services you have purchased from us. Data in respect of your transactions with third parties (including your credit history).

Content Data

Any content you post to the Services not already included in another category, including without limitation, your profiles, questions, preference settings, answers, messages, comments, and other contributions on the Services, and metadata about them (such as when you posted them) (“Content”).

Marketing and Communications Data

Your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences. If you correspond with us by email or messaging through the Services, we may retain the content of such messages and our responses.

Behavioral Data

Inferred or assumed information relating to your behavior and interests, based on your online activity. This is most often collated and grouped into “segments.”

Technical Data

Security credentials (username and PIN/password) Internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this application or website or use our services.

 

This personal data will be used to assist us in delivering the service that you signed up for; allow us to understand how services are being used by you; protect you and your account; improve our services and communicate new services and offers to you.

 

Who We Share Your Personal Data With

We may share your personal data with third parties as described in the table below. We consider this information to be a vital part of our relationship with you.

Recipients

Why we share it

Our Affiliates

Our affiliates may access your Personal Data to help us develop, maintain and provide our Services and help manage our customer relationships (including providing customer support, customer liaison, fund advisory services, etc).

Service Providers

Our service providers provide us support for our Services, including, for example, website and application development, hosting, maintenance, backup, storage, virtual infrastructure, payment processing, analysis, identity verification, background and compliance reviews, fund administration, banking services, and other services for us, which may require them to access or use Personal Data about you.

Professional Advisers

Our lawyers, accountants, bankers, auditors and insurers may need to review your personal data to provide consultancy, compliance, banking, legal, insurance, accounting and similar services.

Legal and Taxing Authorities, Regulators and Participants in Judicial Proceedings

PalmPay may disclose your Personal Data if we believe it is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation, order, subpoena, rule of a self-regulatory organization or audit or to protect the safety of any person, to address fraud, security or technical issues, or to protect our legal rights, interests and the interests of others, such as, for example, in connection with with the acquisition, merger or sale of securities or a business (e.g. due diligence).

Advertisers

Certain users of the Services may have access to your Personal Data for the purpose of enabling them to interact with you and more effectively offer opportunities through the Site that are targeted towards your background and preferences. We may also allow third-parties, including ad servers or ad networks, to serve advertisements on the Site, and such third parties may be provided with access to your Personal Data to provide advertising tailored to your interests.

Researchers

To enhance the public understanding of patterns and trends in the markets served by or Services, we may provide Personal Data to third parties under confidentiality obligations such as, for example, academics or contractors for research purposes.

API Users

A limited number of partners have API access to portions of the Site. Examples of the most common API uses are OAuth and AML/accreditation verification of potential investors.

 

In addition, Personal Data you choose to add to your profile will be available for public viewing on the site. You may ask us to show your information to a select set of Users, and we will do our best to limit disclosure to those Users but we cannot promise that no one else will see that information on the Site, nor do we control what users who are allowed to see your information will do with it. If you want your information to remain private, don’t make it available to other Users on our site. If you are a User, some of your activities may not be accessible to other User, but other users may be able to infer certain facts about your activities and identity on PalmPay. In addition, PalmPay advisers, Top level employees and lead investors may have access to your Personal Data to help them evaluate, invite and communicate with you as a User if you are a User, your information will generally be publicly available, and they may have access to your Personal Data to assist them in discovering, evaluating and tracking communications.

As we develop our business, we may buy or sell businesses or assets. In the event of a corporate sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or similar event, we may also transfer your Personal Data as part of the transferred assets without your consent or notice to you.

We may also share non personal data (such as anonymous usage data, data referring/exit pages and URL’s, platform types, number clicks, etc.) with interested third parties to help them understand the usage patterns for certain Services or conduct independent research based on such anonymous usage data.

If you request that we remove your Personal Data as described in Your Rights Relating to Your Personal Data, we will convey that request to any third-party with whom we have shared your data. We are not, however, responsible for revising or removing your Personal Data obtained by any third party who has previously been provided with your information by us in accordance with this policy or any third party to whom you have provided such information (whether by sharing your login and password, or otherwise).

 

We will also use this data to process payments and comply with legal and regulatory obligations (see below).

 

How we use your personal data and why

Payment information

To process payments on PalmPay, we need to share some of your personal information with the person or company with whom you are transacting. This information may include:

  • Contact information (mobile number, e-mail address, personal photo)
  • Payment information (card details, banking information)

We will not expose your credit/debit card number or bank account number to anyone you have paid or who has paid you through PalmPay, except with your express permission or if we are required to do so to comply with a subpoena or other legal action.

 

Identity information

We collect and store personal information about you to comply with the relevant financial regulations.

Apart from the circumstance of complying with a Court Order, Arbitral Panel, Tribunal, Regulatory Directive or Order or any other legal or regulatory obligation, we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to other parties, but we may provide them with anonymous aggregate information, such as the number of people of a certain age or sex who have performed certain transactions of a certain amount within a particular timeframe, for example.

Where we use a 3rd party service, with your consent, we may share your information in order to offer the service or improve the experience of that service. When you use such a service for the first time, you will need to review and agree to their terms and conditions and privacy policy.

 

In respect of the GDPR

In respect of each of the purposes for which we use your Personal Data, the GDPR requires us to ensure that we have a legal basis for that use. The legal basis depends on the Services you use and how you use them. This means we collect and use your Personal Data only where:

  • We need it to provide you the Services, including to operate the Services, provide customer support and personalized features and to protect the safety and security of the Services;
  • It satisfies a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests), such as for research and development, to market and promote the Services and to protect our legal rights and interests; or
  • We need to process your data to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

We may also rely on your consent as a legal basis for using your Personal Data where we have expressly sought it for a specific purpose. If we do rely on your consent to a use of your Personal Data, you have the right to change your mind at any time (but this will not affect any processing that has already taken place).

 

What happens when you do not provide necessary personal data?

Where we need to process your Personal Data either to comply with law, or to perform the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with the functionalities of the Services). In this case, we may have to stop providing you with our Services.

 

How Information may be disclosed

Your information may be shared in the following cases:

  • to fulfil a request from the regulator or government entity with sufficient authority
  • to fulfil other legal obligations such as a request from a court
  • for regulatory reporting purposes

 

Business transfer 

In the unlikely event that PalmPay goes into administration or is acquired, a business transfer may occur. You consent to the successor company having access to the information maintained by PalmPay, including customer Account Information, and such successor company would continue to be bound by this Privacy Policy unless and until it is amended.

 

Where your personal information is stored

PalmPay is entirely committed to protecting the information we collect from you. We maintain appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards (i.e. firewalls, data encryption, competent security guards, etc).  These processes are in place to prevent accidental, unlawful or unauthorized destruction, loss, alteration, access, disclosure or use of your information.

PalmPay is required to retain the details of transactions or payments you make via PalmPay after the transaction is completed. We will store these transactions for the required period under the financial regulations of your jurisdiction.

 

How long we store your Personal Data

 We will retain your information for as long as your account is active, or it is reasonably needed for the purposes set out in How We Use Your Personal Data and Why unless you request that we remove your Personal Data as described in Your Rights Relating to Personal Data. We will only retain your Personal Data for so long as we reasonably need to use it for these purposes unless a longer retention period is required by law (for example for regulatory purposes). This may include keeping your Personal Data after you have deactivated your account for the period of time needed for us to pursue legitimate business interests, conduct audits, comply with (and demonstrate compliance with) legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

 

Links to Other Websites

 This Privacy & Cookies Policy applies only to the services. The Services may contain links to other websites not operated or controlled by PalmPay. We are not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in such websites, and such websites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy or completeness by us. Please remember that when you use a link to go from Services to another website, our Privacy and Cookies Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including those that have a link on our site, is subject to the website’s own rules and policies. Such third parties may use their own cookies or other methods to collect information about you.

 

Your responsibilities

You are responsible for protection of your password or PIN in its entirety as communicated in our Terms and Conditions. You must not share your PalmPay password or PIN with anyone.

We will never request for your PIN or password via email or SMS or any other means. In the event you receive such communication, please disregard and contact us supportgh@palmpay.co and 0800725644

In the event you share your password with a third party, you will be held responsible for the consequences. If you believe your password or PIN has been compromised, please change it immediately and contact us.

 

Changes to this Privacy Policy

PalmPay may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at Palmpay’s sole discretion. We will notify you when changes have been made. By continuing to use the mobile application or website after the change, you agree to acceptance the new policy.

 

Contact Us

PalmPay ensures that our day-to-day processes comply with this Privacy Policy.

To contact us please send an email to supportgh@palmpay.co and 0800725644