Our website address is: www.vcs-sa.co.za
For the purposes of this section, Personal Information will be understood in accordance with the definition provided in this Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“the Act”). We also subscribe to the principles for electronically collecting personal information outlined in the Act, and further legislation referred to therein. We endeavor to ensure the quality, accuracy and confidentiality of Personal Information in our possession.
In utilizing our website, using our services or otherwise if your information is submitted to us through a lead generation services, users may be asked to provide the following information
- First Name
- Phone Number
- Business Name
We will attempt to limit the types of Personal information we process to only that to which you consent to (for example, in the context of online registration, newsletters, message boards, surveys, polls ,professional announcements, SMS, lead generation, MMS and other mobile services), but to the extent necessary. Where necessary, we will seek to obtain your specific consent in the future instances should we deem the same required by law and where your consent herein might not be lawfully sufficient. We will not collect, use or disclose sensitive information (such as information about racial or ethnic origins or political or religious beliefs, where relevant) except with your specific consent or in the circumstances permitted by law.
- The provision and performance of our services to you
- The provision of marketing related services to you by us
- Responding to any queries or requests you may have
- Developing a more direct and substantial relationship with users
- Developing an online user profile
- The creation and development of market data profiles
Although absolute security cannot be guaranteed on the internet, we have in place up-to-date, reasonable technical and organizational security measures to protect your Personal Information against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, misuse, destruction or against unauthorized disclosure or access to the information we process online.
While we cannot ensue or warrant the security of any Personal Information you provide us, we will continue to maintain and improve these security measures over time in line with legal and technological developments.
We store your Personal Information directly, or alternatively, store your Personal Information on, and transfer your Personal Information to, a central database.
The Personal Information we collect from users shall only be accessed by our employees, representatives and consultants on a need-to-know basis, and subject to reasonable confidentiality obligations binding such persons.
We shall have the right, but shall not be obliged, to monitor or examine any information and materials including any website link that you publish or submit to us for publishing on the Site. You shall be solely responsible for the content of all material published by yourself.
We will not sell, share, or rent your Personal Information to any third party or use your email address for unsolicited mail. Any emails sent to us will only be inn connection with the provision of our services and/or the marketing thereof.
When you visit the website, even if you do not create an account, we may collect information, such as your IP address, the name of your ISP(Internet Service Provider), your browser, the website from which you visit us, the pages on your website that you visit and in what sequence, the data and the length of your visit, and other information concerning your computer’s operating system, language settings and broad demographics information. This information is aggregated and anonymous data and does not identify you specifically. However, you acknowledge that this data may be able to be used to identify you if it is aggregated with other Personal Information that you supply to us. This information is not shared with third parties and is used only within the company on a need-to-know basis. Any individually identifiable information related to this data will never be used in any way different to that stated above, without your explicit permission.
Disclosure of Personal Information
We do not disclose your Personal Information to anyone outside our Party.
- “Session cookies”: These are used to maintain a so-called ‘session state’ and only last for duration of your use of the Website. A session cookie expires when you close your browser, or if you have not visited the server for a certain period of time. Session cookies are required for the platform to function optimally, but are not used in any way to identify you personally.
- “Permanent cookies”: These cookies permanently store a unique code on your computer or smart device hard drive in order to identify you as an individual user. No Personal Information is stored in a permanent cookies. You can view permanent cookies by looking in the cookies directory of your browser installation. These permanent cookies are not required for the website to work, but may enhance your browsing experience.
- links from the website
The services available through the Website may contain links to other third party websites, including (without limitation) social media platforms, payment gateways, appointment scheduling and/or live chat platforms(“Third Party Websites”). If you select a link to any Third Party Website, you may be subject to such Third Party Websites terms and conditions and/or other policies, which are not under our control, nor are we responsible therefore.
Hyperlinks to Third Party Websites are provided “as is”, and we do not necessarily agree with, edit or sponsor the content on Third Party Websites. We do not monitor or review the content of any Third Party Website. Opinions expressed or material appearing on such websites are not necessarily shared or endorsed by us as we should be regarded as the publisher of such opinions or material. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, or content, of other websites, either.
Users should evaluate the security and trustworthiness of any Third Party Website before disclosing any personal information to them. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage in whatever manner, howsoever caused, resulting from your disclosure to third parties of personal information.
Application Of The Electronic Communications And Transactions Act 25 Of 2002 (“Ect Act”) Data Messages (as defined in the ECT Act) will be deemed to have been received by us if and when we respond to the Data Messages.
Data Messages sent by us to a user will be deemed to have been received by such user in terms of the provisions specified in section 23(b) of the ECT Act.
Users acknowledge that electronic signatures, encryption and/or authentication are not required for valid electronic communications between us and users.
Information to be provided in terms of section 43(1) of the ECT Act: Users warrant that Data Messages sent to us from any electronic device, used by such user, from time to time or owned by such user, were sent and or authorized by such user, personally.
- This Website is owned and operated by Vertex ICT.
- Contact Number: (+27) 10 312 5124
- Website – located at www.vcs-sa.co.za
- Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Lodging of Complaints
- Telephone: (+27) 10 312 5124; or
- Email: email@example.com
- You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website
- Your consent applies to the following domains: www.bigbeard.co.za
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make it more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.
The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.
What types of cookies do we use?
Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket, and checkout securely.
Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.
Marketing: Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements that we show to you so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.
Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing content of the website on social media platforms.
Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.
How can I control the cookie preferences?
In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more about how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.