Privacy Policy

We Value Your Privacy

At Parallex Bank Limited, we treat your personal information as private and
confidential. We are dedicated to protecting your privacy and providing you with the highest level of security at any point of your interaction with us. This Privacy Policy describes what personal information we collect, what we do with it and how we protect it.

This policy (together with our Terms and Conditions) 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. By continuing to visit our website (www.parallexbank.com) and other Parallex Bank customer touchpoint, you accept and consent to the practices described in this policy.

Information we collect and use

  • We collect information about you from a variety of sources, such as website visits, applications, identification documents, curriculum vitae, personal financial statements, interactions with relationship managers, and other third
    parties (credit bureaus, payment gateways, other financial institutions etc), and other written or electronic communication reflecting information such as your name, address, passport details, identification numbers, biometric
    information, telephone number, contact list, images, location, occupation, assets, income and any other information we deem necessary.
  • We may use your transactional account history including your account balance, payment records, debit/credit card usage, information received from third parties such as family, solicitors, friends, or employers, website/ social media pages made public by you, government agencies, regulators, supervisory or credit agencies for the intended purpose as stated herein.
  • We may also collect other information such as video footage of you whenever you step into any of our branches, telephone conversations when you call any of our contact centre lines, and geographic information of any of our branch ATMs when you use our ATMs.
  • We also collect data from “Prospective Employees” for recruitment purposes, including for medical screening.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile devices whenever you visit a website. Cookies have many uses, such as memorizing your preferences to tailor your experiences while on our site– or to help us analyze our website traffic.

Parallex Bank uses cookies to improve your experience while on this site. We would like to let you know a few things about our cookies:

  • Some cookies are essential to access certain areas of this site;
  • We use analytics cookies to help us understand how you use our site to discover what content is most useful to you.

Kindly refer to our cookie policy below for more information on cookies.

Cookie Policy

ABOUT COOKIES

A “cookie” is a small text file stored on your computer, tablet or phone when you visit a website. Some cookies are deleted when you close your browser; these are known as session cookies. Others remain on your device until they expire, or you delete them from your cache; these are persistent cookies and enable us to remember things about you as a returning visitor. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/. You are migrating from Parallex Bank secure site to a third-party website by clicking and opening this link. We make no representation of the security features on the site or the level of security available on the site. It is your responsibility to protect your devise or system through which you access the third party’s website. Alternatively, you can search the internet for other independent information on cookies.

We use both SESSION COOKIES (which expire once you close your web browser) and PERSISTENT COOKIES (which stay on your device until you delete them).

We have also grouped our cookies into the following categories to make it easier for you to understand why we need them:

  1. Functionality: These cookies enable the technical performance of our websites and allow us to “remember” the choices you make and your preferences.
  2. Performance/Analytical: These cookies allow us to collect certain information about how you navigate the Sites. They help us understand which parts of our websites are interesting to you and which are not and what we can do to improve them.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, but personal information that we store about you may be linked, by us, to the information stored in and obtained from cookies. The cookies used on this website include strictly necessary cookies for access and navigation, cookies that track usage (performance cookies) and remember your choices (functionality cookies). We may use the information we obtain from your use of our cookies for the following purposes:

  • to recognize your computer when you visit our website,
  • to track you as you navigate our website,
  • to improve the website’s usability, i.e. our Live Chat application to answer questions you have in real-time,
  • to analyze the use of our website – such as how many people visit us each day,
  • in the administration of our website.

LEGAL GROUNDS

The applicable legislation allows us to process personal data, so long as we have a processing ground under the law to do so.

When we process your personal data through cookies, we rely on one of the following legal grounds for processing:

  • Legitimate interests: strictly necessary Cookies;
  • Your consent: functional Cookies, performance Cookies, targeting Cookies and social media Cookies.

CHANGES TO THIS COOKIE POLICY

This Cookie Policy may be changed from time to time in the event of new applications, if our services require this or if the applicable legislation requires it.

MORE INFORMATION

Please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact details on our website if you have any questions or queries regarding how we use cookies or anything else on our website.

The objective of this policy is to communicate what cookies are, how the Bank uses cookies and the options available to customers for managing cookies when using the Bank’s website.

Use of personal information

The collection and use of personal data by Parallex Bank is guided by certain principles. These principles state that personal data should:

  • be processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner.
  • be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with such purposes.
  • be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary to fulfil the purpose of processing.
  • be accurate and where necessary, up-to-date. In the event data is inaccurate, steps should be taken to rectify or erase such data.
  • Not be kept for longer than necessary for the purpose of processing.
  • be processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights.
  • be kept safe from unauthorised processing, and accidental loss, damage or destruction using adequate technical and organizational measures.

Any personal information provided by you to Parallex Bank will be used with your consent, or when we have another lawful reason. These include

  • Cases where processing of personal data is required for the fulfilment of a contractual obligation.
  • Cases where processing of personal data is required for compliance with legal and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Cases where processing is required to protect your vital interest or that of any other natural person.
  • Cases where processing is required for an activity to be carried in significant public interest.
  • Cases where processing is required for legitimate interests of Parallex Bank or a third party insofar as this does not conflict with the requirements for the protection of your personal data.

Your personal information is used in:

  • Updating and enhancing Parallex Bank’s records
  • Executing your instructions
  • Establishing your identity and assessing applications for our products and services
  • Pricing and designing our products and services
  • Administering our products and services
  • Managing our relationship with you
  • Managing our risks
  • Identifying and investigating illegal activity (i.e.), such as fraud
  • Contacting you, for example in instances where we suspect any fraud on your account or when the need arises to tell you about recent occurrences in the banking sector or some event(s) of significance.
  • Conducting and improving our businesses and improving your experience with us
  • Reviewing credit or loan eligibility.
  • Preventing money laundering or terrorism financing activities.
  • Complying with our legal obligations and assisting government and law enforcement agencies or regulators/supervisors
  • Identifying and informing you about other products or services that we think may be of interest to you.
  • Processing your job application if you apply for a job with us, including processing your sensitive data for medical screening.

We may also collect, use and exchange your information in other ways permitted by law.

Automated Processing

We sometimes use automated systems and software to help us reach decisions about you, for example, to make credit decisions, to carry out security, fraud and money laundering checks, or to process your data when you apply for some of our products and services.

This type of processing is carried out under lawful basis and you can contact us to request that automated processing be reviewed by a human being if you detect any inaccuracies in your personal data.

Information we share

We may share the information about you and your dealings with us, as collected and for such use above, and to the extent permitted by law or by you, with the following:

  • Parallex Bank’s Branches.
  • Regulators/Supervisors, Government Agencies/courts – It may be necessary by law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities within or outside your country of residence for Parallex Bank to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary or appropriate;
  • External Auditors;
  • Parallex Bank’s staff;
  • Credit Agencies;
  • Correspondent banks;
  • Parallex Bank’s strategic partners/service providers – for the purpose of improving and providing our products and services to you. Your Personal information will not be shared with third parties for their marketing purposes.

We may also disclose information about you if we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our terms and conditions or protect our operations or users. Additionally, in the event of a reorganization, merger, or sale we may transfer any and all personal information we collect to the relevant third party.

Information about our customers and their usage of our website is not shared with third parties for their marketing purposes. We do not disclose any information about any user’s usage of our web site except in specific cases, and we do not share information with any unaffiliated third parties for marketing purposes unless you expressly give us permission to do so.

How we protect your information

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent loss, unauthorized access, misuse, modification or disclosure of information under our control. This may include the use of encryption, access controls and other forms of security to ensure that your data is protected. We require all parties including our staff and third-parties processing data on our behalf to comply with relevant policies and guidelines to ensure that information is protected in use, when stored and during transmission.

Your personal information with us remains secure because:

  • We use strict security measures and technologies to prevent fraud and intrusion.
  • Our Security controls and processes are regularly updated to meet and exceed industry standards.
  • Our employees are trained to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us

Where we have provided you (or where you have chosen) a password which grants you access to specific areas on our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We request that you do not share your password or other authentication details (e.g. token generated codes) with anyone.

Where we store your Information

All Personal Information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers as well as secure physical locations and cloud infrastructure (where applicable) for the purposes of providing seamless services to you, including but not limited to ensuring business continuity, the data that we collect from you may be transferred to or stored in cloud locations at globally accepted vendors’ data centre. Whenever your information is transferred to other locations, we will take all necessary steps to ensure that your data is handled securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

How long we store your information

We retain your data for as long as is necessary for the purpose(s) that it was collected. Storage of your data is also determined by legal, regulatory, administrative or operational requirements. We only retain information that allows us comply with legal and regulatory requests for certain data, meet business and audit requirements, respond to complaints and queries, or address disputes or claims that may arise.

Data which is not retained is securely destroyed when it is identified that is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected.

Your rights

You have certain rights available to you, these include

  • The right to access your personal information held by us. Your right of access can be exercised by sending an email to dataprotection@parallexbank.com
  • The right to rectify inaccurate or incomplete information.
  • withdraw consent for processing in cases where consent has previously been given.
  • restrict or object to processing of your personal data. We might continue to process your data if there are valid legal or operational reasons

You also have the right to:

  • Request that your personal data be made available to you in a common electronic format and/or request that such data be sent to a third party.
  • Request that your information be erased. We might continue to retain such data if there are valid legal, regulatory or operational reasons.

Applicability of this privacy policy

Parallex Bank or the Bank refers to Parallex Bank Limited.

Parallex Bank Limited comprises of Parallex Bank branches nationwide.

Third party sites and services

Parallex Bank’s websites, products, applications, and services may contain links to third-party websites, products and services. Our products and services may also use or offer products or services from third parties. Information collected by third parties, which may include such things as location data or contact details is governed by their privacy practices and Parallex Bank will not be liable for any breach of confidentiality or privacy of your information on such sites. We encourage you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

Social medium platforms

Parallex Bank may interact with registered users of various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Instagram. Please note that any content you post to such social media platforms (e.g. pictures, information or opinions), as well as any personal information that you otherwise make available to users (e.g. your profile) is subject to the applicable social media platform’s terms of use and privacy policies. We recommend that you review this information carefully in order to better understand your rights and obligations with regard to such content.

Social Events

Parallex Bank hosts a number of social events. Please note that there may be photos and videos taken while attending or participating in these events and by attending this event you agree to be photographed or filmed as this forms part of these events. These pictures and videos may also be posted to our social media platforms and is subject to the applicable social media platforms terms of use and privacy policy.

Maintaining accurate information

Keeping your account information accurate and up to date is very important. You have access to your account information, which includes your contact information, account balances, transactions and similar information through various means, such as account statements, SMS Banking, Social Media Banking and Internet Banking. If you discover any inaccuracies in your personal information, please promptly notify us, via our branch network or Contact Centre, and provide the required documentary evidence, to enable us to implement the necessary updates or changes.

Privacy of children

Parallex Bank’s Policy contains the following disclosure statement for children:
“Parallex Bank respects the privacy of children. We do not knowingly collect names, email addresses or any other personally identifiable information from children. We do not knowingly market to children nor do we allow children under 18 to open online accounts.”

Promotional messages

Parallex Bank may sometimes contact you with products or services that we think may be of interest to you. If you don’t want to receive such promotional materials from us, you can opt out at any time by sending an email to ccteam@parallexbank.com

Privacy policy changes

This policy may be revised on an ad-hoc basis to reflect the legal, regulatory and operating environment and such revised versions will automatically become applicable to you. We will post any revisions we make to our Privacy Policy on this page and such revised policy becomes effective as at the time it is posted. We will notify you when any changes to our privacy policy have been made. We also encourage you to check this page from time to time for updates to this policy.

Contact

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Dataprotection@parallexbank.com.

To contact our Data Protection Officer, kindly address your request to “The Data Protection Officer” at Plot 1261 Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.