1.2. words importing:
1.2.1. any one gender includes the other two genders;
1.2.2. the singular include the plural and vice versa; and
1.2.3. natural persons include created entities (corporate or otherwise) and the state and vice versa;
1.3. the following terms shall have the meanings assigned to them hereunder and cognate expressions shall have corresponding meanings, namely:
1.3.1. “ECTA” means the South African Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 25 of 2002;
1.3.6. “Website” means this website and its contents owned and operated by The Supplier under an exclusive license.
3. NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES TO THIS POLICY
We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to this Website and to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data practices will change from time to time. If and when our data practices change, we will notify you of the changes via this page. We encourage you to check this page frequently.
4. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA
4.1. Where personal data is submitted to the site by the User, for example through sending an e-mail or filling in required fields, the following principles are observed in the handling of that information:
4.1.1. This Website collects, processes and stores only such personal data regarding Users as is necessary to provide the services offered. The specific purpose for which information is collected is apparent from the context in which it is requested and/or provided.
4.1.2. This Website will not use the personal data submitted for any other purpose other than the efficient provision of services, including this web site and services offered through it by third parties, without obtaining the prior written approval of the User or unless required to do so by law.
4.1.4. This Website will destroy or delete any personal data under its control, which has become obsolete.
4.1.5. Information collected about Users through their use of this Website is the property of The Supplier. The Supplier will retain all ownership of and copyright in any database of Users' personal data.
4.1.6. Note that, as permitted by the ECTA, this Website may use personal data collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes and trade in these profiles. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific User.
5. COLLECTION OF ANONYMOUS DATA
5.1. In addition to the information we collect as described in clause 4 above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our Website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our Website our visitors view, their IP addresses and which web browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally; it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Website.
5.2. We also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Website. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the Internet. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information, such as determining how many of our visitors are from outside of the Republic of South Africa
5.3. Our Website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our Website. We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our Website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.
6.1. In order to collect the anonymous data described in clause 5 above, we may use temporary “cookies” that remain in the cookies file of your browser until the browser is closed.
6.2. Cookies by themselves cannot be used to discover the identity of the User. A cookie is a small piece of information, which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not.
7. DATA INTEGRITY AND SECURITY
We strive to maintain the reliability, accuracy, completeness and currency of personal data in our databases and to protect the privacy and security of our databases. The security measures in place on our Website and computer systems, aim to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of the information you provide to us. We keep your personal data only for as long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or to comply with any applicable legal or ethical reporting or document retention requirements.
8. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
9. TRANSFER OF DATA ABROAD
9.1. We may, from time to time, share your personal data with our agents, employees and licensors. We will ensure that any such data transferred is appropriately protected and made pursuant to a contract or other measure providing adequate protection.
9.2. If you are visiting this Website from a country other than the country in which our servers are located, the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries.
10. GOVERNING LAW
10.2. You agree that the laws of the Republic of South Africa shall govern any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or relating to the Use of this Website, without regard to any conflict of laws provisions, and you hereby irrevocably consent and submit yourself to the personal jurisdiction of the courts of the Republic of South Africa for all such purposes.