We would like to ensure you that as per the Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPI Act) our intension is to adhere to the Act. Information will be stored securely and will not be used for anything else other than for business relationship and will never intentionally be made public or provided to 3rd parties without your consent or in the pursuit of a legitamate interest. We also undertake to notify you of any data breach or invasion of privacy that we might experience.
Policy”) must be read together with the Terms and
shall bear the meaning ascribed to them in the Terms and Conditions.
- The Owner is committed to bringing You
information tailored to Your individual needs and recognises the
importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable
information collected about our users.
wishes to balance its legitimate business interests when collecting and
using your personal information and Your reasonable expectation of
privacy. In this respect, the Owner will take reasonable steps to
prevent unauthorised access to, or disclosure of your personal
information. However, the Owner does not guarantee that Your personal
information shall at all times be 100% secure.
- By continuing to use this Web Site, You agree
- You agree that the Owner may collect, collate,
process and/or store Your personal information (as this phrase is defined
in the ECT Act) provided by You during the registration process referred
to in clause 8 of the Web Site Terms and Conditions (“Collect”)
for, amongst other things, the purposes of (i) verifying your identity,
(ii) providing You with access to the Web Site Content, (ii) customer
relations, and (iii) conducting research.
- The Owner reserves the right to vary the terms
Site. It is your responsibility to familiarise Yourself with the most
personal information is Collected?
- The Owner may Collect personal information
that may include (with limitation), Your name and e-mail address,
information relating to Your race, gender, ethnic or social origin, age,
well-being, disability, personal opinions, views or preferences.
When is Your personal information Collected?
- Personal information may be Collected in
- Some personal information may be Collected
when You register on the Web Site, during the carrying out of demographic
research, or when you participate in any promotions, competitions or
surveys held on the Web Site.
- You acknowledge that promotions and
competitions on the Web Site may be sponsored by third parties, or may be
co-sponsored by the Owner together with third parties. You agree that some
or all Your personal information may be shared with such third party.
- You also acknowledge that advertisers or other
web sites that have links on the Web Site may also Collect Your personal
information. You agree that the information processing practices of those
advertisers and other web sites are neither under the control of the Owner
How Your personal information is used?
- The primary goal in Collecting Your personal
information is to provide You with a better online experience, which may
include, interactive communications, online shopping and other services.
- Your personal information may be used to:
- deliver to You more relevant and targeted
content and advertisements, such as banner advertisements;
- conduct research related to demographics,
interests and online habits;
- compile profiles for statistical
purposes. You agree that the Owner may trade with those profiles and
statistical data. While the Owner will attempt to ensure that the
profiles or statistical data cannot be linked to You, the Owner does not
guarantee that third parties may not be able to link such profiles and
statistical data to You. You hereby indemnify the Owner against any
loss, liability, expense, claim, penalty or damage suffered by You,
whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising from or in
relation to any third party being able to link such profiles and
statistical data to You.
With whom is Your information shared?
- While the Owner will attempt not to disclose
any of Your personal information to third parties, except when we have
your permission or in the legitimate business interests of the Owner, the
Owner does not guarantee that Your personal information will not be shared
with third parties without Your permission.
- Your personal information may also be shared
under the following circumstances:
- where the law requires that the Owner disclose
Your personal information;
- to monitor web traffic: web servers serving
the Web Site automatically collect information about pages You visit. This
information is used for internal review, to tailor information to
individual visitors and for traffic audits. This information (as well as
information from third-party market researchers), on an aggregated,
anonymous basis, is provided to advertisers advertising on the Web Site.
Should You provide personal information online as part of an online
advertising promotion or in order to access a third party service, such
information may be provided directly to the advertiser or the third party
- Promotions: many promotions offer
opportunities to request additional information from sponsors or third
parties. When You request more information about a particular promotion,
Your e-mail address may be shared with the sponsor of that promotion;
- Online shopping: if You make a purchase from
an online store or merchant, the information obtained during Your visit to
those stores (including tracking information, cookies, credit card number
and contact information) is provided to the merchants. This is to enable
transactions to take place;
- Marketing purposes: if You expressly consent
to us using your personal information for marketing purposes, You agree
that the Owner may, from time to time, share Your personal information
with any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, holding companies, partners, or
third-party providers for the purposes of sending You marketing-related
announcements related to the products, goods and/or services made
available by the Owner on the Web Site. You may at any time opt out
of receiving such marketing-relating announcements;
- Third parties: online merchants providing
services in association with the Owner have separate privacy and data
collection practices. You agree that the Owner has no responsibility or
liability for third party policies. For more information regarding the
merchant, their store, and their privacy policies, return to that store’s
home page and click on the appropriate link;
- Editorial purposes: Your personal information
may be used by the Owner for editorial purposes. For example, this may
include information You provide during an online survey conducted by our
- Legal: the Owner may also disclose Your
personal information in special cases, where the Owner has reason to
believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring
legal action against a party who may be breaching the Terms and Conditions
or may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or
unintentionally) the Owner’s rights or property, other users, or anyone else
that could be harmed by such activities; and
- For statistics and advertisement purposes: the
Owner may perform statistical analyses in order to measure interest in the
various areas of the Web Site (for product development purposes) and to
inform advertisers as to how many consumers have seen or
“clicked” on their advertising banners. The Owner also uses
demographic information to allow advertising banners on the Web Site to be
targeted, in aggregate.
What are cookies and how are they used?
- Cookies are pieces of information a Web Site
transfers to a user’s hard drive for record-keeping purposes. Cookies make
surfing the web easier for You by saving Your preferences and tracking
Your online habits, traffic patterns, and making sure You do not see the
- The Owner may place a “cookie” on
Your browser to store and sometimes track information about You.
- While most browsers are initially set up to
accept cookies, You can reset Your browser to refuse all cookies or
indicate when a cookie is being sent. Please, note that some parts of the
occasionally get cookies from third party advertisers. The Owner does not
control these cookies. The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party
advertisers is an industry standard.
Use of IP Address
- An IP address is a number that is
automatically assigned to a computer whenever it is connected to the
Internet. The Owner also logs IP addresses, or the location of
computers on the Internet. The Owner collects IP addresses for the
purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to our
advertisers, and to audit the use of the Web Site. The Owner does not
ordinarily link IP addresses to personal information, which means that
Your session may remain anonymous. However, the Owner cannot
guarantee that this will always be the case. For example, it may be
necessary to identify a particular user when it is necessary to enforce
compliance with the Terms and Conditions or to protect our service Web
Site, customers or other interests.
- The importance of security for all personal
information associated with You is of the utmost concern to us. While
the Owner exercises great care in providing secure transmission of Your
personal information, no data transmission over the Internet can be
guaranteed to be 100% secure. The Owner cannot guarantee the
security of any information you transmit to, or from the Owner’s Web Site.
- The Owner may periodically send e-mails to You
about services, products or promotions offered by the Owner and its
advertisers to the e-mail address provided by You.