Privacy Policy

January 2011

Stellenbosch Transparency respects privacy and is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to this website. Stellenbosch Transparency seeks to employ best practice when it comes to the collection and processing of personal information. A brief summary of how we manage personal information is set out in this privacy policy.

Type of Information Collected

Every computer connected to the internet is given a domain name and a set of numbers that serve as that computer’s “Internet Protocol” (IP address). When a visitor requests a page from a website, the web server may record that visitor’s domain name and IP address. The domain name and IP address reveal nothing personal about you other than the IP address from which you have accessed our site. We may use this information to examine traffic in aggregate.

From time to time we may save a “cookie” on your computer. A cookie is a small text file sent from our web server that is saved on your hard drive via your internet browser. A cookie cannot read data from your computer hard disk or read cookie files created by other web sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We may use cookies to identify which areas of the site you have visited in order to monitor and improve our site or to improve your user experience of the site. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your internet browser. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or allow your browser to show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other web sites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

In order to fulfil certain services that can be requested through this site we may need your email address and possibly your postal address. This information, if provided by you, will remain confidential and will not be passed on to anyone outside of Stellenbosch Transparency without your prior consent.

Use of Personal Information

Data is held only as long as necessary. We will hold your details on our database until such time as you choose to unsubscribe from our newsletter service. You may do this at any stage by selecting the unsubscribe option on any email we send you or notifying us via email to info@stellenboschtransparency.co.za or using the form on our Contact Page.

Use and Disclosure

We will only use or disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected unless:

  • you have consented to its further use or disclosure;
  • you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose it in such a way; or
  • we are required by law or are otherwise compelled to disclose such information.

Quality and Security

We make every effort to ensure the security of personal information we hold. We try to ensure that personal information we collect, disclose and use is complete and accurate.

Access and Correction

Please contact us by phone, fax or email if you:

  • require access to any personal information we hold on you;
  • wish to notify us of any change, modification or correction; or
  • would like to have your personal information removed from our records.

We may require suitable proof of identity from you before we take action in respect of the above requests.

Consent

By using Stellenbosch Transparency’s website you consent to the collection and use of information as specified above. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we may disclose it.

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.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Stellenbosch Transparency discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its administrative members and possible contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Stellenbosch Transparency’s behalf or to provide services available at Stellenbosch Transparency’s website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Stellenbosch Transparency’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.

Stellenbosch Transparency will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Stellenbosch Transparency discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena or court.

If you are a registered user of Stellenbosch Transparency’s website and have supplied your email address, Stellenbosch Transparency may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Stellenbosch Transparency and our products.

We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.

Stellenbosch Transparency takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Third party websites

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.

Business Transfers

If Stellenbosch Transparency, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Stellenbosch Transparency goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party.

You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Stellenbosch Transparency may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Your 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.

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