Privacy Statement

LEAP Africa is dedicated to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. As part of this fundamental obligation, LEAP Africa is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as “personal data”, “personally identifiable information” or “PII”) that has been collected online.

Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by online visitors so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities, Partnership opportunities and voluntary service applications. Please review this privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the personal information that we have obtained.

1. Collection and use of personal information

1.1 What information we collect

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it – for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain programs. In some cases, you will have previously provided your personal information to LEAP Africa (if, for example, you are a former employee, program volunteer, Program applicant) or Alumni. If you choose to register or login to a LEAP Africa web site using a third party single sign-in service that authenticates your identity and connects your social media login information (e.g. LinkedIn, Google, or X (formerly Twitter)) with LEAP Africa , we will collect any information or content needed for the registration or log-in that you have permitted the social media provider to share with us, such as your name and email address. Other information we collect will depend on the privacy settings you have set with your social media provider, so please review the privacy statement or policy of the applicable service.

When you register or submit personal information to LEAP Africa we will use this information in the manner outlined in this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with LEAP Africa we will use the information that you provide to match you with available LEAP Africa job opportunities.

1.2 The legal grounds we have to use your personal information

LEAP Africa generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill your request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection. The law in Nigeria allows us to process personal information, so long as we have a ground under the law to do so. It also requires us to tell you what those grounds are. As a result, when we process your personal information, we will rely on one of the following processing conditions:

  • Performance of a contract: this is when the processing of your personal information is necessary in order to perform our obligations under a contract;

  • Legal obligation: this is when we are required to process your personal information in order to comply with a legal obligation, such as keeping records for tax purposes or providing information to a public body or law enforcement agency;

  • Legitimate interests: we may process information about you where it is in our legitimate interest in running a lawful business to do so in order to further that business, so long as it doesn’t outweigh your interests; or

  • Vital interests: The law allows us to permit us to process your personal data where the processing is necessary to protect your vital interest or the vital interests of another person.

  • Your consent: in some cases, we will ask you for specific permission to process some of your personal information, and we will only process your personal information in this way if you agree to us doing so. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting LEAP Africa at

    Examples of the ‘legitimate interests’ referred to above are:

  • To offer information and/or services to individuals who visit our website or offer information about employment opportunities.
  • To prevent fraud or criminal activity and to safeguard our IT systems.
  • To customize individuals’ online experience and improve the performance usability and effectiveness of LEAP Africa online presence.
  • To conduct, and to analyze, our marketing activities.
  • To meet our corporate and social responsibility obligations.

    In some cases, the personal data that we collect will also include special categories of data, such as diversity related information (including data about racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs and other beliefs of a similar nature, trade union membership and data about sexual life and sexual orientation), or health data and data about alleged or proven criminal offenses, in each case, where permitted by law.
  • 1.3 IP addresses

    An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate will be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information will also typically be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.

    1.4 Google Analytics

    LEAP Africa uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by LEAP Africa can be found here To provide website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the website itself or to other web analytics services.

    1.5 Children

    LEAP Africa understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about a child, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.

    2. Sharing and transfer of personal information

    2.1 Transfers to third parties

    We do not share personal information with third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards. For more information on such third parties, In addition, where necessary, LEAP Africa may transfer certain personal information outside Nigeria to outside companies working with us or on our behalf for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement as partners or sponsors. LEAP Africa will also typically store personal information within Nigeria, LEAP Africa will not transfer the personal information you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.

    3 Data security and integrity

    LEAP Africa has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite LEAP Africa’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information.

    We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long i) as the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request, ii) as necessary to comply with legal, regulatory, internal business or policy requirements, or iii) until that person asks that the information be deleted. The period for which data is retained will depend on the specific nature and circumstances under which the information was collected; however, subject to the requirements of i)–iii) above, personal information will not be retained for longer than necessary

    4 Photo Usage Policy

    At LEAP Africa, we value and respect the privacy and rights of our beneficiaries. This Photo Usage Policy outlines the principles and procedures we follow when using photos of our beneficiaries on our website, ensuring compliance with the Nigerian Data Protection Regulation (NDPR).

  • Informed Consent: Before taking or using any photos of beneficiaries, we will obtain explicit, informed consent. This means beneficiaries will be fully aware of how the photos will be used, the purpose, and the potential audiences.

  • Documentation: Consent will be documented through a signed consent form, which includes details on the specific use of the photos

  • Minors: For beneficiaries under the age of 18, consent will be obtained from a parent or legal guardian.
  • 4.1 Rights of Beneficiaries

  • Access: Beneficiaries have the right to request access to their photos held by us.

  • Withdrawal of Consent: Beneficiaries can withdraw their consent at any time. Upon withdrawal, we will cease any future use of their photos and will take reasonable steps to remove existing photos from our platforms.

  • Correction: Beneficiaries can request correction or removal of any inaccurate or inappropriate photos.