eGadgets South Africa will use the personally identifiable information (PII) that eGadgets South Africa collects about you lawfully in accordance with all applicable data protection laws enacted in South Africa from time to time. This Policy explains what information eGadgets South Africa collects on the Website, how eGadgets South Africa uses, stores and or shares this information, and how such information is maintained by eGadgets South Africa. This Policy only applies with respect to the information collected on the Website and not in respect to links that is contained on the website. This Policy ensures that any PII that you provide eGadgets South Africa will remain private and secure. eGadgets South Africa will not collect sensitive information about you without your consent. You can check and update the information that eGadgets South Africa holds about you by contacting eGadgets South Africa using the contact information on the Website.
- Types of Information eGadgets South Africa collects
- The purpose for which eGadgets South Africa collects the this information
As stated above, all PII that is retained by eGadgets South Africa, is retained in confidence and in accordance with applicable data protection laws in South Africa. We collect the information provided by you to (a) automatically provide you with the latest version of the eGadgets South Africa application on your system; (b) remember your information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you access the Website; (c) monitor aggregate Website usage metrics such as total number of visitors and pages accessed; (d) recommend such of our products to you which eGadgets South Africa believe you might like based on your browsing history; and (e) track your entries, submissions, and status in any promotions or other activities in connection with your usage of the Website; (f) enforce our Terms and Conditions. eGadgets South Africa uses your Personal and Corporate Details to greet you when you access your account, to manage and administer your use of the Website and fulfill our contractual obligations, including to verify your identity when transacting with eGadgets South Africa or our business partners; eGadgets South Africa uses your Contact Details to verify your identity and to inform you of facts relating to your use of the Website (ie to ensure that you receive your products, to facilitate communication between you and our business partners from whom you may have made your purchase, notifications regarding major updates or content you have posted or downloaded from the Website, customer service notifications, and to address copyright infringement or defamation issues). We may also use your Contact Details to inform you of competitions, promotions and special offers from eGadgets South Africa and/or its partners and/or affiliates, but only if you have give your prior consent to receiving such communications. eGadgets South Africa uses your Transaction Details to keep transaction records and to comply with our other obligations and enforce our rights as per the Terms and Conditions. We may also use these details to notify you about products or special offers you may be interested in, but only if you have consented to receiving such communications from eGadgets South Africa and to, on an aggregated anonymous basis, track sales, conduct market research and in so doing improve our product selection and services generally. eGadgets South Africa may use any Additional Details provided by you to enhance and personalize your browsing experience on the Website and for such other purposes as may be indicated to you at the time you agree to provide such additional details. eGadgets South Africa uses a Third Party Details to be able to deliver the product you purchased for such third party to him/her and to contact such third party if need be to ensure delivery to him/her. We will not use such Third Party Details for any other purpose. We will never sell or rent your personal information to anyone else for their marketing purposes without your consent. eGadgets South Africa always reserves the right to disclose PII in order to: (a) comply with applicable laws; (b) respond to governmental enquiries (or enquiries from a legal, governmental or quasi-governmental or local authority agency or Internet protection agency of any type); (c) comply with a valid legal process or procedure; or(d) protect our rights or property, this Website, and/or other users of this Website. Please note that as part of any information sharing which eGadgets South Africa lists above, eGadgets South Africa may send your information internationally. Different countries offer varying levels of protection of personal information. By submitting information to us, you acknowledge that provided eGadgets South Africa have used your data in the ways set out in this Policy, eGadgets South Africa cannot be held responsible for any use of your data by third parties who receive and process your data. We undertake to make every effort to ensure that your PII is processed only for the purpose set out above, and for no other purpose.
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- Security and retention
eGadgets South Africa has put in place a number of measures to ensure that your PII is secure, including Payfast South Africa/securenet/paypal technology to process payments, and password protection on user accounts. However, any one who may have access to your eGadgets South Africa account will also be able to access your PII. eGadgets South Africa uses computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, enforces physical access controls to its buildings and files and authorizes access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfill their job responsibilities. You should not divulge your Account password to anyone. We will never ask you for your password in an unsolicited telephone call or e-mail. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE SECRECY OF YOUR UNIQUE PASSWORD AND ACCOUNT INFORMATION AT ALL TIMES. If you are a legal entity and not an individual, eGadgets South Africa will liaise only with your named contact or alternative contact provided by your named contact. It is your responsibility to let eGadgets South Africa know of any changes to your named contact. The PII which eGadgets South Africa hold will be held securely within our systems in accordance with our internal security policy and the law. Unfortunately, transmitting data over the internet cannot be warranted to be 100% secure and whilst eGadgets South Africa takes all reasonable precautions to safeguard this information, eGadgets South Africa may be unable to prevent unauthorised access to such information by third parties or inadvertent disclosure of such information during transit and eGadgets South Africa are not responsible for any actions taken by such third parties. You acknowledge this risk when communicating with and transacting on the Website.
- Transfer in Certain Circumstances
If there is a sale, merger, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, re-organisation or liquidation of eGadgets South Africa, then, in eGadgets South Africa’s sole discretion, eGadgets South Africa may transfer, sell or assign information collected on and through this Website (including, without limitation, PII and other information), to one or more relevant third parties.
- Non personal information
Notwithstanding anything contained in this Policy regarding your information, the following information is not regarded as personal information for purposes of this Policy: 7.1 Permanently de-identified information that does not relate and/or cannot be traced back to you specifically. We may compile, use, share and otherwise process such information as eGadgets South Africa deems fit. 7.2 Non-personal statistical information collected and compiled by us. We own and retain all rights in such information 7.3 Information which you have provided voluntarily in an open, public environment or forum including (without limitation) any blog, chat room, albums, community, classifieds or discussion board. Because the information has been disclosed in a public forum, it is no longer confidential and does not constitute personal information subject to protection under this Policy. Since such public environments are accessible by third parties, it is possible that third parties may collect and collate and use such information for their own purposes and you should accordingly be careful when deciding to share any of your personal information in such public environments
- Customer Service
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact eGadgets South Africa at email address firstname.lastname@example.org
- Changes to this Policy
Please note that this Policy forms part of the Terms & Conditions for use of this Website and forms part of the Agreement between you and us. We review this Policy from time to time, to ensure that it reflects how eGadgets South Africa uses your information, and accordingly eGadgets South Africa may, from time to time, amend this Policy, in whole or part, in our sole discretion. Any changes to this Policy will be effective immediately upon the posting of the revised policy on the Website. In the event of any material change to this Policy, eGadgets South Africa will announce the change either: (a) on the home page of the Website, or (b) by email, if eGadgets South Africa have your email address. However, in any event, by continuing to use the Website following any changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. Accordingly, please review this page frequently so that you are aware of any changes. We require you to please read this Policy carefully. By accessing or using the Website, you acknowledge that you have read all of the terms of this Policy and the Website’s Terms and Conditions, and that you understand, accept and agree to be bound by, all of the provisions of this Policy and the Terms and Conditions.