Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


DUALE, OVIA, AND ALEX-ADEDIPE (“DOA” “we” or “us” or “our” or the “Firm”) takes your privacy seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Notice (the “Notice”) explains why we collect your personal information, what information we collect, how we store and share  such information. data as well as who we may share the data with.


DOA has in compliance with the relevant Data Protection laws designated data protection officer for you to contact if you have any questions concerning this Notice or our privacy practices. Our DPO can be reached @


Personal information is any information that identifies or can identify you. The personal information we process about you depends on your interaction with us and they are categorized below.

a. Client and potential client

If you are our client or potential client, we will process the following information about you depending on the nature of our relationship:

  • Contact and communication information: This information includes your name, email address, phone number, house or office address. We collect this information communicate with you and provide answers to your inquiry.
  • Contract or Business information: This information include business and transaction information, dispute resolution information including information about third party in court or arbitration proceeding, details of your contracts, incorporation documents, signatures, feedbacks, tax ID number, country of operation, photographs among others. We collect this information in order to render legal services to you or perform our contractual obligations with you.

b. Website visitors

If you are just a visitor to our website either to read our publications and have a feel of what our activities are like, we will collect your technical information such as your IP address, your location data, log files among others. We collect this information to track traffic in our website and provide good user experience. Please read our cookie policy for more information about how we process your technical information.

c. Job applicant

 If you are a job applicant, we will collect the following information about you:

Contact and communication information: These includes your name, your address, phone number, curriculum vitae, cover letter, and email communication. We collect this information to communication with you about the recruitment processes.

  • Professional qualification information: This information includes undergraduate and graduate degrees, certifications, work experiences, local and international organization associations amongst others. We collect this information to verify and validate your suitability for the role.

d. Service providers 

If you are a service provide, we will collect your contact information and sometimes business information. This is to ensure that you perform your services or carryout your duty as agreed.

e. Webinar and legal events

If you attend any of our webinars or legal events, we will collect your name, email address and sometimes the name of the company you work with.

f. Other Data

We collect this information from you if the need be for administrative and judicial proceedings.

g. Information About other people

 If you provide information to us about any person other than yourself, your employees, counterparties, your advisers or your suppliers, you must ensure that they understand how their information will be used, and that they have given their consent for you to disclose it to us and for you to allow us, and our outsourced service providers to use it.


We use different methods to collect personal data from you and they include:

  • Direct interactions. You may give us your personal data when you sign up into our website or our services, communicate with us or create wallet account with us.
  • Automated technological interactions. We collect these personal data as you interact with our website. These include personal data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns, location data. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies.
  • Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources available to us such as your financial institution, open government sources, agencies amongst others.


  • We collect your contact and business information in order to execute the contract we have with you or take pre contractual steps on your behalf. Our legal basis for processing these information is the performance of contract between you and us.
  • We process your information for the purpose of hosting webinars, legal events and sending our newsletters to you. Our legal basis for processing this information is obtaining your consent. Where we are relying on consent, kindly note that you can withdraw your consent at anytime by sending an email to the contact of our DPO.
  • We process your technical data in order to track traffic in our website and for the functionality of our website. We obtain your consent before processing this information.
  • We process your recruitment information in order to carryout employment interview and other activities associated with recruitment. We rely on our own legitimate interest to process this information.
  • We may process your personal information to comply with legal requirements and our legal basis for processing the personal data is legal obligation.
  • We may process your personal information to investigate, prosecute and defend our legal right. We are relying on our legitimate interest to process this information.

Further Purpose

We will only process your personal data for the particular purposes for which we collect it. We will notify you and rely on an appropriate lawful basis if we intend to use it for another purpose and such further purpose is not compatible to the original purpose


We may share your personal information with a third party in order to fulfil a contract between you and a third party or where you have authorized us to do so. We also share your personal information with the following third parties:

  • Financial institution
  • Our Partner firms
  • Regulators
  • Service providers
  • Judicial authorities

7.     COOKIES

We use cookies and other tracking technologies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of text that are saved on your Internet browser when you use our website. The cookies are sent back to our computer each time you visit our website. Cookies make it easier for us to give you a better experience online. You can stop your browser from accepting cookies, but if you do, some parts of our website or online services may not function appropriately. Please read our comprehensive cookies policy for more information.

8.     Third-party Links

This Policy applies to our Site only and does not cover third-party links. Our Site may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share information about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their Privacy Notice. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the Privacy Notice of every website you visit.


In some instances, we may transfer your personal information outside Nigeria. We adopt appropriate transfer mechanism and ensure that personal information is protected in the country or organization where it is transferred. Kindly contact us to find out the country we transfer your personal information and the safeguards we have adopted.


We will only retain your personal data for as long as is reasonably necessary to fulfill the purposes for which they were collected. We will also retain it where the law requires us to retain it and where we are required to assert or defend against legal claims. To learn more about our retention periods as established in our retention policy, please contact us.


We strongly care about your personal information in our custody and have put in place organizational and technical measures such as Hypertext, Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), firewall, access based and antimalware to secure your personal information. We do not guarantee 100% protection, but we will strive to ensure maximum protection of personal information in us.


You have certain rights under the law which we respect and adhere to and which can be exercised by you at any time. However, note that these rights are not absolute and may only apply in certain circumstances. Your rights are as itemized:

  • right to access your personal data
  • right to request correction of your personal
  • right to request the erasure of your personal data
  • right to object to the processing of your personal data especially with regards to direct marketing
  • right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data pending the rectification of accuracy of your personal data
  • right to request transfer of your personal data to another controller or to you.
  • right to withdraw consent

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data or to exercise any of your other rights. This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.


Kindly note that you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC), the Regulator for data protection in Nigeria ( or approach competent court of law to enforce your data protection rights. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the NDPC, so please contact us in the first instance.


This Privacy Notice will be updated from time to time to reflect our processing activities and we will aim to notify you when this happens.


All comments, questions, access requests, complaints, and other requests regarding the Privacy Notice should be sent to our email at We may request additional details from you regarding your complaints and keep records of your requests and resolutions.