Privacy policy

Data Protection and Privacy Statement 

The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria is committed to protecting the privacy and security of those with whom we interact. We recognise the need to respect and protect information that is collected or disclosed to us (called “Personal Information” explained below).

This notice is intended to tell you how we use your Personal Information and describes how we collect and use your Personal Information during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with applicable Data Protection Laws.

Who we are

Founded in 1959 by Article of Association and Memorandum, the Institute was known and referred to as Insurance Institute of Nigeria until February 26, 1993 when it became chartered vide Decree (Now Act) No 22 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Upon establishment in 1959, the Institute became the rallying point for Insurance practitioners in Nigeria comprising a few expatriates and their Nigerian counterparts whose pioneering efforts provided the building blocks for what has now become a veritable force in the Nation’s Financial Services Industry and the Economy at large. The Institute was affiliated to the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), London in 1960 for reasons bordering on the need to model its operations after the London institute which then produced the bulk of Insurance professionals whose expertise were indispensable in shaping the face of professional practice in the early days. 

What is personal information and what personal information does CIIN collect about you

What is Personal Information? For the purposes of this Data Protection Notice “Personal Information” consists of any information that relates to you and/or information from which you can be identified, directly or indirectly. For example, information which identifies you may consist of your name, address, telephone number, photographs, or to one or more factors specific to your physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. When we combine other information (i.e. information that does not, on its own, identify you) with Personal Information, we treat the combined information as Personal Information.

What Personal Information does CIIN collect? We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of Personal Information about members and customers, including prospective members. We also collect information from our consultants and contractors, including our agents and employees. The Personal Information we collect may include as follows:

— Name

— Contact details

— Date of birth

— Membership history and details

— Payment information and reasons for resignation

— Membership of local institutes

— Examination results and qualifications

— MCPD details

— Job role, position and company information

— Employment information

— Queries and complaints Provision of data:

Our members are obliged to provide Personal Information to us. This is so we can verify our members’ identity; to verify members’ accreditations, qualifications, examinations; and to provide details of further training and special offers as required. We do this in order to promote technical excellence and standards within insurance industries. Failure to provide information may mean that we cannot perform your membership contract with us. 

How is your personal information collected?

CIIN collects information through you, for example, when you make enquiries with us or through an application for membership, or to sit an exam, or if you contact our customer service team. Other information will be obtained during the course of your membership from you or third parties, such as your employers, or members of the public, or regulators, to enable us to carry out the purposes set out below

How do we use your information?

We may use the Personal Information we collect for the following purposes:

— To administer and manage your membership with CIIN

— Liaising with your company, for example, to update records

— To maintain details of any accreditations and qualifications

— To provide details of training courses and study materials

— To maintain records of examination performance

— To maintain MCPD records

— For details of market events and sector network information

— To provide learning and development services and materials

— To provide market news, opinions and key industry developments

— To enhance and improve the CIIN’s service and qualifications

— To provide customer service support and including training and quality purposes.

— To enhance and improve the CIIN’s service and qualifications

— To maintain and review order histories and invoices

— To fulfil our disciplinary and regulatory functions

— For marketing purposes

— Combining Personal Information: We may combine the Personal Information that we collect from you (including information received from our affiliates) to the extent permitted by applicable law. It is important that the Personal Information we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Personal Information changes during your relationship with CIIN.

To whom do we disclose your information?

We do share your information with third parties, for example with employers regarding your qualifications, accreditations, examinations and training. We do this for the performance of your membership contract with us or where we have another lawful basis for doing so.

We may share your information with third parties such as accountants, legal teams, regulators and other professional bodies. We would do this for the effective performance of your membership contract with us, and/or so that we can comply with any legal obligations.

We may also share your information with third parties where we outsource certain functions, including but not limited to, our payroll and logistics functions, assessment service providers, membership retention and engagement functions and other service products that we use. We would do this, for the effective performance of your membership contract with us, and for our legitimate interests, such as the effective financial and business management of CII.

We may also disclose Personal Information to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights including providing information to others and/or in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings. We may also disclose Personal Information to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that Personal Information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that Personal Information.

We never sell any of your Personal Information to third parties.

What do we do to keep your information secure?

We have put in place appropriate physical and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Information we collect in connection with our services. In addition, we limit access to your Personal Information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your Personal Information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. However, please note that although we take appropriate steps to protect your Personal Information, no website, product, device, online application or transmission of data, computer system or wireless connection is completely secure and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of your Personal Information.

Data Retebtion – How long will we store/Keep your personal information 

CIIN retains Personal Information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which your Personal Information has been collected as outlined in this Data Protection and Privacy Statement unless a longer retention period is required by law. When your Personal Information is no longer required for the purpose it was collected or as required by applicable law, it will be deleted and/or returned to you in accordance with applicable law. 

Accessing your personal information and other rights you have

CIIN will collect, store and process your Personal Information in accordance with your rights under any applicable Data Protection Laws. Under certain circumstances, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Information:

— Subject Access – you have the right to request details of the Personal Information which we hold about you and copies of such Personal Information.

— Right to Withdraw Consent – where our use of your Personal Information is based upon your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. In the event you wish to withdraw your consent to processing, please contact us.

— Data Portability – you may, in certain circumstances, request us to port (i.e. transmit) your Personal Information directly to another organisation.

— Rectification – we want to ensure that the Personal Information about you that we hold is accurate and up to date. If you think that any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please let us know. To the extent required by applicable laws, we will rectify or update any incorrect or inaccurate Personal Information about you.

— Erasure (‘right to be forgotten’) – you have the right to have your Personal Information ‘erased’ in certain specified situations.

Changes to this data protection notice 

It is also important that you check back often for updates to the Data Protection and Privacy Statement, as we may change this Data Protection and Privacy Statement from time to time. The “Date last updated” legend at the bottom of this page states when the Data Protection and Privacy Statement was last updated and any changes will become effective upon our posting of the revised Data Protection and Privacy Statement.

We will provide notice to you if these changes are material and, where required by applicable law, we will obtain your consent. We will provide this notice by email or by posting a notice of the changes on our website.

— Coordinating the Accreditation of higher institutions offering Insurance as a course of study.

— Conducting the examinations of the Institute nationwide.

— Helping to update the content and syllabus of the examinations offered by the Institute.

— Responsible for marketing of the Institute’s examinations to Tertiary Institutions.

— He/She must possess a first degree or HND from a recognized University and must be an Associate or Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria. A Master’s degree or MBA will be an added advantage.

— The candidate must be able to display practical technical knowledge of insurance and must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

— He/She must display a consistent track record of performance; possess strong leadership skills and unquestionable integrity.

Remuneration is competitive and in line with the Institute’s conditions of service. Qualified applicants should kindly forward their C.V, cover letter and copies of certificates to within 2 weeks of this advert using Deputy Director of Examinations as subject of the e-mail. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


If you have any queries at all in relation to your data and how we protect your data rights, please contact us:


27, Lagos Street, Ebutte-Meta, Lagos, Nigeria.




This Privacy Policy was last updated on March 25, 2019