This policy was last modified on December 10, 2015.
1. COLLECTION OF INFORMATION
a. We collect personally identifiable information when you voluntarily provide it to us.
We collect personally identifiable information from you in several different ways on the Site. Personally identifiable information means information that can reasonably used to identify you personally, such as your name, username(s), birth date, phone number, and email address). We collect such information when you voluntarily provide it to us (such as when you complete an online account registration, subscription form, contest or sweepstakes entry or comment submission). You can choose not to provide the requested information, but you might not be able to take advantage of certain Site features.
b. We automatically collect information about your browser or device, your use of the Site, and your browsing or search history when you interact with us.
When you access and use the Site, our technology and tools automatically collect and record certain non-personally identifiable information about your use of the Site (including your IP address, your browser type, the make and model of device used to view the Site, location information, unique device identifiers, and other information relating to your use of the Site, browser or device).
c. Third-parties may also automatically collect information about you.
d. We may build a profile about you based on information you voluntarily provide us, information we automatically collect from you, and information obtained from third-parties.
We may combine information provided by or collected from you in connection with your use of the Site with information provided by you to us in other ways, information we obtain from third-party market researchers, information provided to us via your use of social media platforms, public information or other third-party information sources.
2. USE OF COLLECTED INFORMATION
We collect and use the types of information described above to assist in the administration and operation of the Site and to provide you an efficient, meaningful, and customized experience. We may use the information to:
- Fulfill our obligations with respect to any reason you volunteered the information (e.g., to respond to an inquiry, administer a contest or sweepstakes, deliver a newsletter, etc.);
- Allow you to participate in interactive features of the Site;
- Deliver marketing, advertising, and promotional messages to you;
- Improve the Site or our products and services;
- Optimize your experience on the Site (e.g., troubleshooting technical programs, storing your preferences, etc.);
- Show you relevant Site content and advertising on and off the Site, and analyze Site content and advertising;
3. HOW WE SHARE INFORMATION
a. Partners and Service Providers. We may provide collected information to our business partners, clients, licensees, and service providers. They may use your information to perform services for us.
b.Advertisers or Advertising Networks. We may provide collected information (either alone or combined with information provided by third-parties or public information) about users of the Site on an aggregated, anonymous basis to our advertisers to help them reach the kind of audience they want to target.
4. PROTECTION OF INFORMATION
We use reasonable measures to safeguard your information in our possession. However, no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure and no security mechanism is impenetrable. Therefore, although we take steps to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that we collect from you or the security of our servers or the Site. By accessing the Site, any transmission of information is at your own risk and you agree to assume all risk in connection with information sent to us or collected by us.
5. USER CONTRIBUTIONS.
You are responsible for content that you contribute to be published or displayed on the Site or transmit to other users of the Site (“User Contributions”), if any. Your User Contributions are posted on and transmitted to other users of the Site at your own risk. Additionally, we cannot control the actions of other users of the Site with whom you may choose to share your User Contributions. Therefore, we cannot and do not guarantee that your User Contributions will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of your User Contributions may remain viewable in cached or archived pages or might have been copied or stored by others.
6. CHILDREN AND PARENTS.
We respect children’s privacy. We do not target or knowingly or intentionally collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13. By using the Site, you have represented and warranted that you are either 18 years of age or using the Site with the supervision of a parent or guardian. If you are under the age of 13, you may not use the Site. If you become aware that your child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that such a request does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of the content or information you have posted (including User Submissions, if any) and that there may be circumstances in which the law does not require or allow removal even if requested.
7. YOUR SOUTH AFRICAN PRIVACY RIGHTS
If you are a SA resident, SA Civil Code Section permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by us to third-parties for direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please email us or write at the addresses noted below.
9. CONTACT US.
Sinakho Consulting Engineers
93 Western Avenue Vincent, East London, South Africa or Email: email@example.com
You also may have the right (subject to certain exceptions) to be given a copy of the information that we collects about you or to correct, update, and/or erase that information. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any such request.