Soronko Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy matters to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy, keeping your information safe, and ensuring the security of your personal information. To provide you with the most effective services and programs, your personal information will be collected, processed lawfully, stored securely, and not disclosed unlawfully to any third party.

We collect data on all our prospective project beneficiaries, project beneficiaries, and alumni and maintain the highest standards to ensure data privacy and protection. This Data and Privacy Protection policy outlines how personal data is collected, retained, and processed and aims to ensure the application of the eight key data protection principles of accountability, the lawfulness of processing, specification of purpose, compatibility of further processing with the purpose of collection, quality of information, openness, data security safeguards, and data subject participation.

Our Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Our Policy explains how Soronko Academy collects, uses, and protects your information. It extends to both our control and processing of personal information.

Who does this Policy apply to?

This Policy applies to:

  • All potential, current students and alumni of Soronko Academy
  • All program beneficiaries of Soronko Academy and partner programs
  • All Soronko Academy employees and job applicants or prospective employees.
  • All Soronko Academy suppliers, partners, and service providers.
  • All Soronko Academy applicants, recipients, and partners

What Personal Information does Soronko Academy collect and use?

Personal information collected and held by us may include but is not limited to; name, sex, date of birth, addresses, mobile phone number, email address, occupation, and information contained in supporting documents such as proof of identity and proof of address.

Soronko Academy and its authorized third parties may collect, store, and process the following types of Personal Information, for providing our services as a non-profit impact organization.

Data is collected electronically. In instances where internet access is a challenge data is collected manually on papers to be inputted electronically. Data is processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security and protection against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of personal data, such as encrypting data, restricting access, and implementing access control.


Soronko Academy will rely on the following to process your data

Legal Obligation

In some circumstances, where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of an obligation conferred or imposed by law on Soronko Academy, we will rely on Legal Obligation as a basis to process the personal information you have provided.


We may rely on the consent you provide in the absence of any other legal basis. Consent will always be presented separately to you, can be withdrawn at any time and you will be given details on how to do so.


Purpose of collecting personal information:

Soronko Academy collects your personal information for a variety of purposes. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Processing the information to offer you placement into our training programs;
  • Processing the information to offer you placement into our partner programs;
  • Processing information for impact tracking and monitoring of project beneficiaries ;
  • Process information to support career development, job placement, and entrepreneurship;
  • Processing information for insights on program design;
  • Showcasing our impact through infographics
  • Processing information for reports to our partners
  • Responding to your request for service or assistance;
  • Performing market analysis and research as well as policy analysis;
  • Providing, maintaining, and improving our programs and services;
  • Anticipating and resolving issues and concerns related to our programs and services;
  • Promoting and marketing our programs and services which may benefit you and be related to programs and services you are a beneficiary of

If you do not provide your consent for the usage of personal information or later withdraw your consent for the use of the personal information so collected, Soronko Academy will not be able to provide certain programs and services to you.


Disclosure and Transfer of Personal Information

Collection of Personal Information: Soronko Academy will obtain your consent for sharing your personal information in several ways, such as in writing, online, through “click-through” agreements; orally, including through interactive voice response; or when your consent is part of the signed consent form before you participate in our programs.

Internal Use: Soronko Academy may utilize some or all available personal information for legitimate program purposes and related activities within the parameters mentioned above.

Third Parties: We may have to share your personal information with third parties, including funding partners, hub partners, third-party service providers, sub-contractors, and other entities within Soronko Academy. We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it by applicable laws.

Transfer: Soronko Academy may transfer your personal information or other information or data collected, stored, or processed by us to any other entity or third party located outside the country of service, only if necessary, for reporting to funding and implementation partners. This may also include sharing aggregated information with third parties contracted to Soronko Academy for them to understand our environment and consequently, provide you with better services. While sharing your personal information with third parties, reasonable organizational, technical, and security measures shall be taken to ensure that reasonable security practices are followed by the third party and are in line with the Data Protection Principles and Regulations.

Security Practices and Procedures

Soronko Academy adopts reasonable security practices and procedures, in line with international standards to include, technical, and organizational security safeguards to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, or disclosure while it is under our control.

Our security practices and procedures are within industry standards. Further, our employees and service providers/partners are bound by Codes of Conduct and Confidentiality Policies which require them to protect the confidentiality of personal information they access.

We may retain your personal information for as long as required to provide you with programs and services or as otherwise required under any law. When we dispose of your personal information, we use reasonable procedures to erase it or render it unreadable/anonymized.

Internet Use – We maintain the security of our internet connections and observe reasonable security measures to protect your personal information against hacking and virus dissemination. However, for reasons outside of our control, security risks may still arise.

Storage: How do we keep your information?

We may store your information in hard copy or electronic format and keep it in storage facilities that we own and operate ourselves, or that are owned and operated by our Partners.

We use a combination of technical solutions, security controls, and internal processes to help us protect your information and our network from unauthorized access and disclosure.

Accuracy: We endeavor to ensure that personal information is accurate and encourage you to update your personal information in our possession as and when it changes by contacting us on the information provided below.

Your Rights

Right to access personal information. You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that Soronko Academy holds about you.

Right to correct personal information

You have the right to correct information held about you to ensure it is accurate, relevant, complete, and not excessive.


Right to object to the use of personal information

You have the right to object to Soronko Academy processing your personal information, in certain circumstances as permitted by law. However, in instances where the basis for processing is Legal Obligation, you may not be able to exercise your right to object.


Right to opt out of marketing messages

Soronko Academy will not issue targeted marketing to you unless you consent for us to do so. If you no longer want to receive marketing messages from Soronko Academy, you can choose to opt-out at any time using the means made available to you.

Contact- How to exercise any of the above-mentioned Rights

If you have any queries about any aspect of this privacy policy or if you would want to exercise any of the rights mentioned above, please send an email to and our privacy team will respond to you.


Changes to policy

We reserve the right to modify this Data Protection and Privacy Policy as and when required. We will notify you on any changes to our policy on our website, email, WhatsApp and are committed to protecting your information at all times.