On this website the terms ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’ refer to the INEC and the terms ‘you’ and ‘your’ refer to you, the user.
1.2 All information we place on this website is, to the best of our knowledge, accurate and complete as at the date of publication. You are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of any information you place on the website or submit to us.
2. Intellectual Property
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3. Third-party material
The ability for you to reproduce INEC CVR materials does not extend to any material on this website that is the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material has to be obtained by you from the rights holder concerned.
4. Data Protection
INEC uses leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keeps strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
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5. Accessing the cvr.inecnigeria.org website
You can access services on cvr.inecnigeria.org using the digital forms on the website.
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5.5 If you send the INEC information on a digital form, the details you provide may be further verified by INEC.
6. Website availability and virus protection
At any time, the INEC may, at its sole discretion, change or discontinue providing the services provided on any part of cvr.inecnigeria.org without notice. INEC will not be liable to you or any third party if, for any reason, the website is unavailable or discontinued at any time or for any period.
6.2 INEC makes every effort to check and test material available for access at all stages of production. However, INEC does not guarantee that the cvr.inecnigeria.org website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You should run antivirus software on all material downloaded from the internet, including from the cvr.inecnigeria.org website. INEC cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur whilst using material derived from the cvr.inecnigeria.org website.
6.3 You must not misuse the cvr.inecnigeria.org website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or similar material.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the cvr.inecnigeria.org website, the server on which the website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site.
You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service (DoS) attack or a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
7. Limitation of liability
To the extent permitted by law, INEC excludes all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to the website or any content on it, whether expressed or implied.
7.2 The cvr.inecnigeria.org website is targeted at Nigerian citizens of 18 years and above. You agree to use the website and any services offered over the website for professional purposes only, and you understand that in doing so, you are operating in a professional context.
7.3 INEC will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:
use of, or inability to use, the website
use of or reliance on any content on the website
third parties’ use of our website and content on the website
In particular, INEC will not be liable for:
loss of opportunity, goodwill or reputation
any indirect or consequential loss or damage
7.4 INEC assumes no responsibility for the content of websites linked on the cvr.inecnigeria.org website.
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In order to use some parts of cvr.inecnigeria.org, you may need to create an account (User Account).
8.2 You can create a User Account on cvr.inecnigeria.org by entering your email address, password alongside other required details.
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not share your username or password
not deliberately give incorrect information about yourself
8.5 We will take all reasonable precautions to ensure the secure storage of your account information, including your username and password.
8.6 You acknowledge that the security of your account also depends upon the design of your password, and that you should choose a password of sufficient length which cannot be easily guessed.
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8.10 We may close your cvr.inecnigeria.org account if we believe you have not followed these terms and conditions.
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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as established by Section 153(1)(f) of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended) is conferred with the functions contained in Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As Amended) and Section 2 of the Electoral Act 2010 which amongst others; includes, to arrange and conduct the registration of persons qualified to vote, prepare, maintain and revise the register of voters for the purpose of any election under the constitution.
In compliance with Nigeria Data Protection Regulation, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has identified this policy as a necessary tool for ensuring that privacy rights are protected in the collection of personal data from persons qualified to be registered voters; operation and management of the Database.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This policy describes the type of personal data we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our registration venues and our practices for compiling, maintaining, updating, protecting and disclosing that personal data.
To this end, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is committed to safe-guarding the privacy of persons qualified to be registered voters by:
Our privacy practices set forth here reflect Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) activity as an electoral commission. Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying users of the existence of a new privacy statement. Personal Data We Collect From You.
We collect personal data of all persons qualified to be registered voters for first instance and continuous registration.
Each applicant shall either go to cvr.inecnigeria.org or appear in person at the registration center designated for that purpose by the Commission and notified to the public or, with any of the following documents, namely —
(a) birth or baptismal certificate;
(b) national passport, identity card or driver’s licence; or
(c) any other document that will prove the identity, age and nationality of the applicant.
(d) any information necessary to enable the registration officer to ascertain whether the applicant is qualified to be registered as a voter in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
(e) A duly filled application form for the purpose of the registration. However, in the case of an illiterate or disabled person such application form may be completed by the registration officer on the applicant’s request.
Required and/optional documents are determined by the type of application the applicant wants to make.
HOW WE USE AND SHARE YOUR INFORMATION
The Commission compiles, maintains, and updates on a continuous basis, a National Register of Voters which includes the names of all persons entitled to vote in any Federal, State or Local Government or Area Council elections.
The Commission maintains as part of the National Register of Voters, a register of voters for each State of the Federation and for the Federal Capital Territory. The Commission maintains as part of the Register of Voters for each State and the Federal Capital Territory, a Register of Voters for each Local Government/Area Council within the State and the Federal Capital Territory.
WHEN WE MAY SHARE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WITH THIRD PARTIES
We will share your personal information with third parties where required or allowed by law or as stipulated by the Electoral Act - for instance, the Electoral Act provides that the Commission shall make available to every political party the names and address of each person registered each year.
WHERE DO WE STORE AND PROCESS PERSONAL DATA?
Your personal information is collected and stored electronically on computer systems in secure storage areas certified to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Information Security Standard, that are accessible only to employees who require the information to perform their official duties. All data is stored and processed with industry best security certifications and practices and according to international privacy standards and regulations. Contractual clauses for appropriate level of data privacy protection are in place for data transfer from our collection centres.
HOW DO WE SECURE PERSONAL DATA?
Security measures employed includes technical, management, and operational controls that permit access to personal information only to persons with an official “need to know.” That is those persons, or agents who have a business or legal need to do so. We have put in place measures to safeguard and secure the information we collect about you. Audit mechanisms are in place to record sensitive transactions as an additional measure to protect information from unauthorized disclosure or modification. Our third-party service providers will only process your personal information on our instructions or with our agreement, and where they have agreed to treat the information confidentially and to keep it secure. We treat the security of your data very seriously. We have strict security standards, and annually provide appropriate security awareness training to all our employees and vendors that includes reminders about the need to protect personally identifiable information (PII) and the criminal penalties that apply to unauthorized access to, or disclosure of, PII. Furthermore, employees and vendors with access to databases maintaining PII must annually sign a sanction document that acknowledges their accountability for inappropriately accessing or disclosing such information. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and the regulator of a suspected breach where we are legally required to do so.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP PERSONAL DATA FOR?
We aim to retain your personal information for only as long as it is necessary for us to do so for the purposes for which we are using it and in line with standard records management and retention and disposal policy.
HOW TO CONTACT US
You can contact us by sending an email to email@example.com or call us on 0700-2255-4632, 090-5085-8629, 090-8444-4333.