Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.

Privacy Policy of the Nigerian Medical Journal (NMJ)

The Nigerian Medical Journal is a publication of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), which operates  ('our Site'). NMA and NMJ are committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information.

Protecting your privacy is one of our top priorities. We have created a document to help you to understand our views and practices regarding your data and how we will treat it.

This policy contains information regarding the collection, usage, disclosure of personal data and guidelines governing this information under possession by the Nigerian Medical Association. By continuing to use this site, you signify that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time in respect of NMAs collection, use and disclosure of your data.

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

The type of personal information we collect usually includes but may not be limited to information required for your roles as authors, reviewers, readers or viewers or advertisers registered on the website in the course of your relationship with us and the Services we deliver to you. To that end, we may collect the following personal information about you:

  • Name and contact details, such as, first and last name, highest degree, the field of practice, email address, postal address, telephone number
  • Work-related information, such as job title and other employment or education information
  • Account Credentials, such as passwords and other security information for authentication and access
  • Financial Information, such as bank account, credit and debit card numbers for processing of payments
  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version and location


How We Use Your Personal Information

Personal information collected is used for the purposes for which you have provided it and might be further used for statutory or other legitimate purposes only. As an example, if you make use of our service contact form on our website, we will use the information you provided in the first place to respond to your service request. We might further use that information to improve the quality of our customer service process. The lawfulness of the processing is one of the main principles relating to the processing of your personal information – we apply the following legal processing grounds:

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or to take steps before entering into a contract;
  • Processing is necessary for our legitimate interests – for example, to improve the quality of our products and services;
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject or that is otherwise lawful under applicable data protection laws; with your given consent.


How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information?

Your personal information will be processed to the extent necessary for the performance of our obligations, and for the time necessary to achieve the purposes for which the information is collected, following our data retention policies and applicable data protection laws. When we no longer need your personal information, we will take all reasonable steps to remove it from our systems and records or take steps to properly anonymize it so that you can no longer be identified from it.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

We have put in place an internal framework of policies and minimum standards across all our services and processes to keep your data safe. In addition, we limit access to personal information by our employees, business partners, service providers and third-party service providers to a 'need-to-know' basis. More specifically and following the law, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures (policies and procedures, IT security, and others) to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of your personal information and the way it is processed.

Browser Data

The Nigerian Medical Association and NMJ collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site. This may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, pages of our Site that you visit, time and date of your visit, time spent on those pages and other statistics. In addition, third party services such as Google Analytics may be used to collect, monitor and analyse this data

Use of Cookies

Cookies are data stored in small text files on your computer when you visit certain websites.

NMA/NMJ uses cookies on our site for the following purposes:

  • Building usage statistics on our websites
  • Improving the efficiency of our websites
  • Monitoring website traffic

By using our Site, you consent to our use of cookies. If you do not consent to our usage of cookies, you may disable cookies from your internet browser or discontinue use of our Site.

Privacy Concerns

If you have questions about this privacy policy or wish to find out more about our data protection policies, please contact us at [email protected] or the following address:


Data Protection Officer, Nigerian Medical Journal

Nigerian Medical Association

Secretariat Headquarters

42 Benghazi Street, Wuse Zone 2

Abuja – FCT – Nigeria

Email: [email protected], [email protected]