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Assessing and promoting civil and minority rights in South Africa.

Effective date: 28 May 2018

South African Monitor (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the http://sa-monitor.com website (the “service”).

This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our service and the choices you have associated with that data.

We use your data to provide and improve the service. By using the service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Information collection and use

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.

Types of data collected

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site. Users may be asked for contact information, as appropriate, including name, email address, mailing address and country of residence. Users may, however, visit our site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain site-related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with our site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about users’ means of connection to our site, such as the operating system, the internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Usage data

We may also collect information on how the service is accessed and used (“usage data”). This usage data may include information such as your computer’s internet protocol address (IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.

Tracking & cookies data

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our service and hold certain information.

Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Tracking technologies also used are beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our service.

You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our service.

Examples of cookies we use:

  • Session cookies: We use session cookies to operate our service.
  • Preference cookies: We use preference cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
  • Security cookies: We use security cookies for security purposes.

Use of data

South African Monitor uses the collected data for various purposes:

  • To provide and maintain the service.
  • To notify you about changes to our service.
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service when you choose to do so.
  • To provide customer care and support.
  • To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the service.
  • To monitor the usage of the service.
  • To detect, prevent and address technical issues.

Transfer of data

Your information, including personal data, may be transferred to — and maintained on — computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

If you are located outside South Africa and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including personal data, to South Africa and process it there.

Your consent to this privacy policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to such transfer.

South African Monitor will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy and no transfer of your personal data will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure of data

Legal requirements

South African Monitor may disclose your personal data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:

  • To comply with a legal obligation.
  • To protect and defend the rights or property of South African Monitor.
  • To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the service.
  • To protect the personal safety of users of the service or the public.
  • To protect against legal liability.

Security of data

The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our site.

Service providers

We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our service (“service providers”), to provide the service on our behalf, to perform service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our service is used.

These third parties only have access to your personal data to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

Analytics

We may use third-party service providers to monitor and analyse the use of our service.

Links to other sites

Users may find advertising or other content on our site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site.In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Electronic newsletters

If users decide to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys.

We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

Children’s privacy

Our service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“children”).

We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your children has provided us with personal data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

Acceptance of these terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our site. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Changes to this privacy policy

We may update our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page.

You are advised to review this privacy policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this privacy policy are effective when they are posted on this page.

Access to information

You have a right to request access to information we have of you as user. We will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data we process about you. In order to comply with your request we may ask of you to verify your identity. We will fulfil your request by sending your copy electronically, unless the request expressly specifies otherwise. For any subsequent access request we may charge an administrative fee.

Information correction and deletion

If you believe that the information that we have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact us so that we can update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for purposes specified above will be deleted. If at any point you wish South African Monitor to delete information about you, you can contact us using the details below.

Object to use

You have the right to object to the processing of personal information for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics. You may request that your personal information not be used for the above mentioned purposes. A request of this nature may be denied on the following grounds:

  • There are demonstrable and compelling legitimate grounds for the processing of the personal information, which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the individual;
  • The processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Contact us

Please contact us at any time to:

  1. Request access to information that South African Monitor has about you.
  2. Correct any information that South African Monitor has about you.
  3. Delete any information that South African Monitor has about you.

Our contact details are:

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