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Privacy Policy


We collect different kinds of information that help us run Special Olympics Nigeria activities, promote inclusion, raise awareness, and support our mission. Here are the categories of information we collect and how we use it:

  1. – Your Contact Information is used to provide information to you regarding Special Olympics Nigeria mission, activities, and to offer you opportunities to donate to Special Olympics Nigeria.
  2. – National and Local Registration Data are used to organize local and national activities. The safety of all participant data is ensured.
  3. – Your Participation Data are used to operate Special Olympics Nigeria activities, promote Special Olympics Nigeria, solicit donations, recognize Special Olympics Nigeria sponsors and partners, and maintain the history of Special Olympics Nigeria.
  4. – Health and Research Data are used to understand and address trends and issues affecting the health and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Health and research data include health screening data, survey data, and pre-participation medical form data. Special Olympics Nigeria uses research data to influence governments, health care providers, and public health organizations to address disparities in access to health care and other public resources for people with disabilities. Special Olympics Nigeria ensures confidentiality of your personal information and only aggregated research data is published.
  5. – Your Donation History is used for accounting, tracking your donation to Special Olympics Nigeria, and enables appreciation of your gifts.

A “cookie” is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from Special Olympics Nigeria’ web server and is stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are used to collect non-identifying information about the user, such as Web surfing behavior or user preferences for a specific website. With most Internet Browsers, you can erase Cookies from your computer hard drive, block all Cookies or receive a warning before a Cookie is stored. Please refer to your Browser instructions or help option to learn more about these functions.


Our website is intended for a general audience. We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 without the consent by the holder of parental responsibility. If you are under 13, you are prohibited from providing information to Special Olympics Nigeria through this website.


We do not disclose your personal information except as described in this Privacy Policy or as we disclose to you at the time the data is collected. As relevant to your involvement, we will share your information among Special Olympics International, applicable national and state Special Olympics Accredited Programs, and applicable Special Olympics Games/Local Organizing Committees so that we can communicate more effectively with you and support your participation in Special Olympics Nigeria activities. Special Olympics Nigeria will share your personal information in certain additional situations:

  1. – Payment Processing. Special Olympics Nigeria uses third parties to provide credit card, bank, payment and information processing services. If you choose to make a donation online, by phone, through the mail, or by other means, we will share your personal information with our processing service providers. These service providers use personal information only as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements.
  2. – Contractors. Special Olympics Nigeria uses agents and contractors to assist with our operations. These contractors are required by contract to protect your information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy and by not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for Special Olympics Nigeria.
  3. – Medical Emergency. Special Olympics Nigeria will disclose your personal information to medical professionals in an emergency.
  4. – Third Party Researchers. Special Olympics Nigeria may disclose your personal information confidentially with researchers, such as universities or public health agencies, who are studying intellectual disabilities and the impact of Special Olympics Nigeria activities. Information will only be published in aggregate form without identifying any individual data subjects.
  5. – Visa Assistance. Special Olympics Nigeria may disclose your personal information with government authorities to assist with any visas required for international travel to Special Olympics events.
  6. – Necessity. Special Olympics Nigeria will disclose your personal information as necessary to protect your vital interest, protect the vital interest of another person, protect public safety, respond to government requests, and report information as required by law.

You have rights regarding the personal information we maintain about you. We also offer you choices about what personal information we collect from you, how we use that information, and how we communicate with you. You have the right to:

  1. – Limit the sharing of your information with third parties for direct marketing purposes;
  2. – Obtain confirmation that we hold personal information about you;
  3. – Request access to and receive information about the personal information we maintain about you;
  4. – Receive copies of the personal information we maintain about you;
  5. – Update and correct inaccuracies in your personal information;
  6. – Have the processing of your personal information restricted or object to the processing of your personal information; and
  7. – Have the information blocked or deleted, as appropriate.

You may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us. We will apply your choices going forward.


Special Olympics Nigeria is part of a global organization. We may transfer your personal information to recipients in countries other than the country in which the information was originally collected, in particular to the United States of America, where Special Olympics International is headquartered. Those countries may not have the same data protection laws as the country in which you initially provided the information. When we transfer your information to other countries, we will protect that information as described in this Privacy Policy or as otherwise disclosed to you at the time the data is collected.


We are committed to ensuring the privacy of your personal information and have established safeguards to help protect such information. Though we strive to ensure the security of your information on our systems, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable and data transmission over the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure.


To provide certain services and goods at our website, we contract with other companies and individuals. These additional services and goods may include links to other websites from our website. Special Olympics Nigeria’ privacy practices may not be applicable at any third-party sites. When you leave the Special Olympics Nigeria website, we have no control regarding what information may be collected about you, nor do we control what third parties might do with the information. It is important that you review any privacy policies on third-party sites carefully before you use any services or programs offered.


From time to time, Special Olympics Nigeria may revise its Privacy Policy to address changing technology, security measures and website functionality. We will post a prominent notice on relevant websites to notify you of any significant changes to our Privacy Policy and indicate when it was updated.