As you browse the star sweepers website, advertising cookies will be placed on your computer so that we can understand what you are interested in. This may then enable us to present you with retargeting advertising on other sites based on your previous interaction with the starsweepers.co.za. The techniques our partners employ do not collect personal information such as your name, email address, postal address, or telephone number.
Personal information about visitors to our site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in South Africa.
Use of Information
Information we collect and what we use it for;
We process the following categories of your personal data when it is necessary for the performance of a contract between you and us: your salutation, first and last name, email address, delivery and billing address, telephone number and payment card details, web site’s login details.
We will process above categories of data for the purposes of our legitimate interests:
for fraud screening and prevention purposes;
for record keeping purposes.
We use your data for the following marketing purposes:
to enable us to administer any competitions or other offers/promotions which you enter into;
to communicate with you in the event that any products or services you have requested are back in stock or unavailable;
to communicate with you in the event that you have abandoned your online basket;
to carry out market research so that we can improve the products and services we offer;
to track your activity on our digital platforms;
to create an individual profile for you so that we can understand and respect your preferences;
to personalise and improve your experience on our digital platforms;
to personalise and/ tailor any communications that we may send you;
for profiling purposes to enable us to personalise and/or tailor any marketing communications that you consented to receive from us;
to segment, test, analyse and model your details;
Social media targeting;
We may also participate in Facebook's ‘Custom Audience’ service from time to time. This service enables us to display to you personalised advertisements when you visit Facebook’s social media platforms. It works by converting your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match to unique numbers that Facebook generates from email addresses of its users. Where we use Facebook Custom Audiences, we will only include you if you have consented to receive marketing from us.
If you have given us your consent, you can change your mind at any time by unsubscribing to our mailing list.
Collecting information on Registered members
As part of registering with us, we collect personal information about you in order for you to take full advantage of our services. To do this it may be necessary for you to provide additional information to us as detailed below.
Registration is completely optional. Registration may include submitting your name, email address, address, telephone numbers, option on receiving updates and promotional material and other information. You may access this information at any time by logging in and going to your account.
Credit Card Details
Credit Card details are only stored for the processing of payment and will be deleted once payment is processed.
Apart from where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Also, we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.
We may engage third parties to provide you with goods or services on our behalf. In that circumstance, we may disclose your personal information to those third parties in order to meet your request for goods or services.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and we review and update our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
However, we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may transmit to us or from our online products and services. Once we do receive your transmission, we will also make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Collecting Information from users
Our web servers gather your IP address to assist with the diagnosis of problems or support issues with our services. Again, information is gathered in aggregate only and cannot be traced to an individual user.
Cookies and Applets
This aggregate, non-personal information is collated and provided to us to assist in analysing the usage of the site.
Access to Information
We will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect, you may contact us to have the information corrected.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
Links to other sites
We provide links to Web sites outside of our web sites, as well as to third party Web sites. These linked sites are not under our control, and we cannot accept responsibility for the conduct of companies linked to our website. Before disclosing your personal information on any other website, we advise you to examine the terms and conditions of using that Web site and its privacy statement.
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