We collect personal data about you from a variety of sources:
· Directly from you in the ordinary course of our relationship;
· You manifestly choose to make information public, including via your own Website or social media;
· Or from third parties who provide it to us;
· We collect or obtain personal data when you use features or resources available on or through our website or our social media platform/s.
We collect information you provide directly to us. For example, we collect information when you create an account, submit accounts, subscribe, participate in any interactive features of our services, fill out a form, email, phone, apply for employment, or otherwise communicate with us. The type of information we may collect include your name and surname, phone number, email address, postal address, account information and other contact or identifying information you choose to provide. We also collect information through your auction participation and sales records with us.
We may collect anonymous data from visitors to our Website, to monitor Site traffic and fix bugs. For example, we may collect information like web requests, the data sent in response to such requests, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language, and a timestamp for the request.
We may apply various technologies to collect information, which may include sending cookies to your computer. Cookies are small data files stored on your hard drive or in your device memory that helps us to improve our Internet services and your experience, see which areas and features of our services are popular, and count visits. We may also collect information using web beacons (also known as "tracking pixels"). Web beacons are electronic images that may be used in our services or emails and to track count visits or understand usage and campaign effectiveness.
Use of Data
The purposes for which we may collect and process your information, are:
· Maintaining and updating your contact information where appropriate;
· Marketing and promotional activities;
· Maintaining business records i.e. sales and purchase information;
· Employment applications;
· Providing you with information or assistance you request from us;
· Notifying you about changes to our services;
· Monitoring and improving the quality of our services;
· Quality assurance and training purposes;
· Complying with our legal and regulatory requirements.
We take reasonable steps designed to ensure that data we obtain and process are accurate and updated, where necessary; and that possible inaccurate data are erased or rectified without delay.
Sharing of Data
We do not share personal information you have provided to us without your consent, unless:
Third-party links and content on Internet
When you use our website or social media platforms; aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve our Website and services. We may allow third parties and platform providers, to provide analytics services.
We may also use social buttons provided by services like YouTube, Twitter, Google+, and WhatsApp. Your use of these third party social buttons is entirely optional. These third parties may use their own cookies, web beacons and other technologies to collect information about your use of the services and other websites, including your IP address, web browser, pages viewed, time spent on pages, links clicked and conversion information.
We have profiles/pages on various social media platforms amongst others, Facebook; which may be subject to different privacy policies. Posts made on such platforms are available to the public at large. We do not control, nor are we responsible, for the privacy policies and/or practices of these third party services; and you are responsible for reading and understanding those third party services' privacy policies.
You, therefore, should review the privacy policies of each website or social media platform that you visit. For example, our Facebook page will share the information that it obtains with Facebook as provider of the service platform, in order to allow Facebook to provide and support the supplied services.
Auction Applications (APP’s)
The information we collect from the Thaba Tholo timed auctions applications (App’s) is collected for a specific, explicitly defined and lawful purpose related to the activities of Thaba Tholo. When you subscribe and/or register on our App,you generally provide (a) your name, email, mobile number, user name, password and other registration information; (b) transaction-related information, such as when you make bids, or view catalogues and associated lots; (c) or information you provide us when you contact us for help.
We may also use the information you provided us to contact you from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices, and marketing promotions. All mandatory information is made known on the App and is necessary to complete the registration process. In addition, the App itself may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to; the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, the type of mobile Internet browsers you use, and information about the way you use the Application.
We will retain collected data –
· As long as you form part of our client data base;
· For 60 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate;
· As per Company Policies and Statutory Retention periods.
Your legal rights
· You have the right of access to your personal information;
· To request corrections to your records when the data is out of date, incomplete, inaccurate, excessive, or obtained unlawfully;
· You may modify your communication preferences and/or opt-out from specific communications i.e. marketing mails, at any time;
· You may request us to delete all personal data or information about you.
If you make a request re any of the above, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
Where you believe your rights have been infringed upon, a complaint may be submitted to the Information Regulator - an independent body charged with the monitoring and enforcement of data protection throughout South Africa.
The Information Regulator's contact details are as follows: SALU Building, 316 Thabo Sehume Street, PRETORIA Tel: 012 406 4818 Fax: 086 500 3351 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Security of Information
We employ industry standard techniques to protect against unauthorized access of any data about you that we store. We take reasonable steps to protect personally identifiable information from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, you should also keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free; in particular, communications sent to or from Websites or Social Media platforms.
Our Website and our social media platforms are not intended for children under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information via our Website or social Media platforms from visitors in this age group. If we discover that a child under 18 has provided us with personal information, we will immediately delete said information and inform his/her parents or guardians. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us so that we will be able to take the necessary steps.
Changes to the Privacy Statement
The content of this Privacy Statement is governed by South African Legislation, and therefore might be amended from time to time which will be adjusted accordingly, on our site. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact our General Manager and Information Officer, Mr W.J. Maree, by email at email@example.com.