Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Contents

  1. Audience
  2. Purpose
  3. Acceptance of Terms
  4. Changes to The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
  5. Collection
  6. Consent to collection
  7. Use
  8. Disclosure
  9. Security of Personal Information
  10. Accuracy
  11. Retention of Personal Information
  12. Transfer of Personal Information outside South Africa
  13. Updating or Removing Personal Information
  14. Risk
  15. Copyright and Intellectual Property
  16. Limitation
  17. Enquiries

 

  1. Audience

This policy applies to all visitors to The Pearls (“we” and “our”) website and customers who have subscribed to the services we offer (“you” and “your”).

  1. Purpose of this policy

We respect your privacy and take the protection of personal information very seriously. The purpose of this policy is to describe the way we collect, store, use, and protect information that can be associated with a specific natural or juristic person and can be used to identify that person (“personal information”).

 

2.1 Personal information

Includes:

 

Excludes:

 

  1. Acceptance of terms

You must accept all the terms of this policy when you register for any of our services. If you do not agree with anything in this policy, then you may not register for and use any of the services.

You may not access our website or use our services if you are younger than 18 years old or do not have legal capacity to conclude legally binding contracts.

By accepting our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy you are aware, and agree to allow us to use all information strictly under our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

By accepting this policy, you are deemed to have read, understood, accepted, and agreed to be bound by all its terms.

 

 

  1. Changes to The Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

We may change the terms of this policy at any time. We will notify you of any changes by placing a notice in a prominent place on the website or by email. If you do not agree with the change you must stop using the services. If you continue to use the services following notification of a change to the terms, the changed terms will apply to you and you will be deemed to have accepted such terms.

 

  1. Collection

5.1 On registration or during use. Once you register on our website or use the services offered by us, you will no longer be anonymous to us as you will provide us with personal information. Upon registration, and to ensure accuracy, your information will be collected directly from the source.

 

This personal information will include:

 

5.2 Collection on use.

In order to provide the services to you, you will be asked to provide us with additional information on a voluntary basis (“service information”).

 

5.3 Optional details

You may also provide additional information on a voluntary basis such as {insert} (“optional information”). This includes content or product that you decide to upload or download from our website or when you enter competitions, take advantage of promotions, respond to surveys, register and subscribe for certain additional services, or otherwise use the optional features and functionality of the website.

 

5.4 Collection from browser

We automatically receive and record Internet usage information on our server logs from your browser, such as your Internet Protocol address (“IP address”), browsing habits, click patterns, version of software installed, system type, screen resolutions, colour capabilities, plug-ins, language settings, cookie preferences, search engine keywords, JavaScript enablement, the content and pages that you access on the website, and the dates and times that you visit the website, paths taken, and time spent on sites and pages within the website (“usage information”). Please note that other websites visited before entering our website might place personal information within your URL during a visit to it, and we have no control over such websites. Accordingly, a subsequent website that collects URL information may log some personal information.

 

5.5 Cookies

When you access our website, we may send one or more cookies (small text files containing a string of alphanumeric characters) to your computer to collect certain usage information. We use session cookies (which disappear after you close your browser) and persistent cookies (which remain after you close your browser and which can be removed manually) and may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to our website. We use information gathered by cookies to improve the website.

 

5.6 Web beacons

Our website may contain electronic image requests (called a “single-pixel gif” or “web beacon” request) that allow us to count page views and to access cookies. Any electronic image viewed as part of a web page (including an ad banner) can act as a web beacon. Our web beacons do not collect, gather, monitor or share any of your personal information. We merely use them to compile anonymous information about our website.

 

5.7 Purpose for collection

We may use any service information and optional information provided by you for such purposes as indicated to you at the time you agree to provide such service information or optional information.

We may use your usage information for the purposes described above and to:

 

  1. Consent to collection

By agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you are aware that we capture your personal information on this site

By agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you are aware that your personal information can and will be processed; the intended purpose of the collection of information as well as the type of information collected from you.

By agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, you are aware that we will not share your information with any third parties but will not be held liable should your personal information be jeopardised, harvested, copied, amended or used resulting from an unwarranted or unforeseen infringement or breach of our Firewall.

 

We will obtain your consent to collect personal information:

 

  1. Use

7.1 Messages and updates. We may send administrative messages and email updates to you regarding the website. In some cases, we may also send you primarily promotional messages. You can choose to opt-out of promotional messages.

7.2 By agreeing to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy you give your consent that we may contact you using your contact numbers, email or other electronic communication methods you have supplied us with, and you expressly agree to this.

 

 

 

  1. Disclosure

8.1 Sharing

We may share your personal information with:

 

8.2 Regulators

If you contact us regarding your experience with using any of our products, we may disclose your personal information as required by law or governmental audit.

8.3 Law enforcement.

We may disclose personal information if required:

 

8.4 Marketing purposes.

We may disclose aggregate statistics (information about the customer population in general terms) about the personal information to advertisers or business partners.

 

8.5 Employees.

We may need to disclose personal information to our employees that require the personal information to do their jobs.

 

8.6 Change of ownership.

If we undergo a change in ownership, or a merger with, acquisition by, or sale of assets to, another entity, we may assign our rights to the personal information we process to a successor, purchaser, or separate entity. We will disclose the transfer on the website. If you are concerned about your personal information migrating to a new owner, you may request us to delete your personal information.

 

  1. Security of personal information

Generally, we use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption to protect personal information and we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files. We authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities. Our hosting company will host our website in a secure server environment that uses a firewall and other advanced security measures to prevent interference or access from outside intruders. We authorize access to personal information only for those employees who require it to fulfil their job responsibilities. We will not be held liable should your personal information be jeopardised, harvested, copied, amended or used resulting from fraudulent activity, an unwarranted or unforeseen infringement or breach of our Firewall.

 

  1. Accuracy

We will try to keep the personal information we collect as accurate, complete and up to date as is necessary for the purposes explicitly defined in this policy. From time to time we will request you to update your personal information on the website. You are able to review or update any personal information that we hold on you by accessing your account online, by emailing us, or by phoning us. Please note that in order to better protect you and safeguard your personal information, we take steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account or making any corrections to your personal information.

 

  1. Retention of personal information

We will only retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes explicitly set out in this policy, unless:

 

  1. Transfer of personal information outside South Africa

We may transmit or transfer personal information outside South Africa to a foreign country. Personal information may be stored on servers located outside South Africa in a foreign country whose laws protecting personal information may not be as stringent as the laws in South Africa. You consent to us processing your personal information in a foreign country whose laws regarding processing of personal information may be less stringent.

 

  1. Updating or removing of Personal Information

You may choose to correct or update the personal information you have submitted to us, by clicking this link www.thepearls.co.za

 

  1. Risk

By accessing this website, you understand that you carry all risk and we will not be held liable for any occurrences whatsoever arising from this.

 

 

  1. Copyright and Intellectual Property

We owns all right to the content on this site, and its text and images. Any copy and reselling of any information or content on this site are not permitted whatsoever.

 

  1. Limitation

We are not responsible for, give no warranties, nor make any representations in respect of the privacy policies or practices of linked or any Third-Party websites.

 

  1. Enquiries

If you have any questions or concerns arising from the Terms of Use of Privacy Policy or the way in which we handle personal information, please contact us on info@thepearls.co.za