CODE is committed to protecting the privacy of all persons whether visiting the iFollowTheMoney (iFTM) website, downloading the iFTM app, registration on the iFTM, active participation on the iFTM platform, emailing us or even attending any of the events online. This policy gives an insight into how we collect, use and protect any personal information we collect from you. All users who are minors in the jurisdiction in which they reside (generally under the age of 18) are not permitted to register for the Website or use the iFTM Services. We care about the privacy of our users. Please review the iFTM Privacy Policy. By using the Website or iFTM Services, you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed by our application. By using the Website or the iFTM Services, you are consenting to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

When you provide CODE with personally revealing information, you are trusting us with your data and we take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy note, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. Please read the note carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue the use of our sites and our services.

Who we are:

Connected Development [CODE] is a non-government organization [NGO] whose mission is to empower marginalized communities in Africa. CODE works to strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of citizens on how to hold their government accountable through FollowTheMoney platform.

Our Mission:

To empower marginalized communities.


We envision a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – can hold their government accountable

What information will be collected on the iFollowTheMoney (iFTM) platform? :

When you visit the iFTM website, download it’s application from the Google Play store & Apple App Store, sign up for the iFTM platform, email us, or give other personally revealing information, engage with us on social media or through our open communication channels, We may receive personally revealing information that we might obtain. This information might include, Your email ID, postal address, your name, Date of birth, country to which you come from or nationality, telephone number, type of device in case you’re downloading the application and location.

How do we use your information? :

iFTM shall process and use the information collected for the following purposes:
1. To contact you about the information you share on our platforms.
2. To perform qualitative analytics on our platforms

Sharing of your Personal Data. :

iFTM treats personal data in a confidential manner and only shares it within Connected Development with those individuals necessary for the delivery of services or activities to the person who provided the information. iFTM does not voluntarily share personal data provided to the organization with any third-party institution with an intention of making a profit or marketing purposes and no correspondence from external companies shall be sent to you as a result of sharing your information without the specific consent of the data subject unless obligated to do so by Nigerian law or other applicable law or unless a third-party secure system is used for a CODE critical business function.

Personal Rights:

You may have the right to review and update the kind of data CODE has on file about you and delete your personal data so it can no longer be processed.

In case you would wish to have your data deleted or updated, please send us a request on [email: … with the subject [Personal Data]. All this data must be reviewed before a request is processed.

Access to Information

Based on the laws of some countries, you might have the right to request access to personal data we collect from you, change or delete. To request for this data please send us an email here

Policy Modifications:

CODE commits to staying compliant with relevant laws by revising this policy at any given time and posting the updated policy on this page.

To Agreement

iFTM may modify this Agreement from time to time. Any and all changes to this agreement will be posted on the Website and revisions will be indicated by date. You agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement when you use the iFTM Services after any such modification becomes effective. iFTM may also, in its discretion, choose to alert all users with whom it maintains email information of such modifications by means of an email to their most recently provided email address. It is therefore important that you regularly review this Agreement and keep your contact information current in your account settings to ensure you are informed of changes. You agree that you will periodically check the Website for updates to this Agreement and you will read the messages we send you to inform you of any changes. Modifications to this Agreement shall be effective after posting.

To Services

iFTM reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the iFTM Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that iFTM shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the iFTM Services.

Should you have questions, comments, or requests regarding this policy or lodge complaints, please reach out to us here.


In order to protect the integrity of the Website and iFTM Services, iFTM reserves the right at any time in its sole discretion to block certain IP addresses from accessing the Website and iFTM Services.

Any provisions of this Agreement that, in order to fulfill the purposes of such provisions, need to survive the termination or expiration of this Agreement, shall be deemed to survive for as long as necessary to fulfill such purposes.

If iFTM terminates or suspends your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering and creating a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name, or the name of any third party, even if you may be acting on behalf of the third party. In addition to terminating or suspending your account, iFTM reserves the right to take appropriate legal action, including without limitation pursuing civil, criminal, and injunctive redress.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and iFTM regarding the use of the iFTM Services. The failure of iFTM to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. This Agreement operates to the fullest extent permissible by law. There is no joint venture, partnership, employment or agency relationship created between you and iFTM as a result of this Agreement or use of the Website and iFTM Services. Upon iFTM’s request, you will furnish iFTM any documentation, substantiation or releases necessary to verify your compliance with this Agreement. You agree that this Agreement will not be construed against iFTM by virtue of having drafted them. You hereby waive any and all defenses you may have based on the electronic form of this Agreement and the lack of signing by the parties hereto to execute this Agreement.

In order to resolve a complaint regarding the iFTM Services or to receive further information regarding use of the iFTM Services, please contact iFTM as set forth below or, if any complaint with us is not satisfactorily resolved, you may contact us:

Connected Development
Bassan Plaza, 759 Constitution Avenue, CBD - Abuja, Nigeria. | 

About CODE

Founded in 2012, Connected Development (CODE) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) on a mission to provide marginalised communities in Africa with the resources to amplify their voices, improve their access to information and build the capacity of these people on how to hold their government accountable for the implementation of constituency projects. To enhance effective democratic governance and accountability, CODE uses mobile and web technologies to create platforms that close the feedback loop between citizens and the government. Our focus is to influence government policies and practices that will accelerate social economic development and timely intervention, especially in remote grassroots communities.

CODE’s social accountability initiative, ‘Follow The Money’ (FTM), an action advocacy-based initiative,tracks and advocates for proper utilization of government funds and international aids in grassroots communities and ultimately ensures that public services work for the people.