At SovTech we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors.
We respect your right to privacy and are committed to maintaining it. We only collect, store and process your personal information in accordance with the relevant laws and regulations.
We do update this Policy from time to time so please do review this Policy regularly.
In running and maintaining our website we may with your expression of consent, collect and process the following data about you:
The website uses a minimal build of Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States and allows us to notice trends to improve the user experience on our website. This minimal build processes personal data such as the unique User ID set by Google Analytics, the date and time, the title of the page being viewed, the URL of the page being viewed, the URL of the page that was viewed prior to the current page, the screen resolution, the time in local time-zone, the files that were clicked on and downloaded, the links clicked on to an outside domain, the type of device, and the country, region, and city.
You may opt-out of this tracking at any time by activating the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser.
Articles/ Posts on the Website may include embedded content (e.g. videos, charts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.
If you have left comments on the Website, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we rectify or erase any personal data we hold about you. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is removed upon your withdrawal of consent or your request to terminate these services.
We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.
B. USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you:
If you have previously purchased goods or services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.
Where your consent has been provided in advance we may allow selected third parties to use your data to enable them to provide you with information regarding unrelated goods and services which we believe may interest you. Where such consent has been provided it can be withdrawn by you at any time.
In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
C. HOW WE SAFEGUARD YOUR INFORMATION
D. STORING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
D. DISCLOSING YOUR INFORMATION
E. YOUR RIGHT
Personal Data shall be processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner. SovTech will not use personal data for any monitoring or profiling activity or process, and will not adopt any automated decision-making processes.
If you have a complaint about our use of your information, we would prefer you to contact us directly in the first instance so that we can address your complaint. However, you can also contact the Information Regulator via their website at https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/ or write to them at:
F. TRANSFERRING DATA INTERNATIONALLY
In order to provide our goods and services, we may need to transfer your information from your country of residence to another country in the usual course of our business. By dealing with us and submitting your personal information, you agree to the transfer, storage, and/or processing of your personal information outside of your country of residence as set out below.
Transferring outside of the EEA
We may transfer your personal information to a third party data processors located in countries outside of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’).
SovTech only transfers your personal information to those third parties where we can be sure that we can protect your privacy and your rights, for example, the third party is located in a country which the EU has deemed to have adequate data protection laws in place, where that third party is certified on the EU-US Privacy Shield or where we have a contract in place with that third party which includes the European Commission’s standard data protection clauses.
H. CONTACT US
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For further information about SovTech ZA please visit https://www.sovtech.co.za/contact-us
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