Our website address is: www.gvwlaw.co.za
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
The following personal data is captured when you complete the contact form, namely, your name and your email address.
We retain keep contact form submissions for customer service purposes.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
If you have an account on this site or have left comments, 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 erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
1.2. We will only process information that is required to enable us to comply with our obligations, for standard business practices and to improve our services. Whilst we will take reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to, or disclosure of your personal information, we cannot guarantee the safety of your information in all circumstances.
2. PERSONAL INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE COLLECTED
2.1. The following information may be collected:
2.1.1. your name;
2.1.2. e-mail address;
2.1.3. physical address;
2.1.4. telephone number;
2.1.7. historical actions are taken on our website,
2.1.8. personal opinions.
3. HOW INFORMATION IS COLLECTED
3.1. There are a number of ways in which personal information may be collected, such as:
3.1.1. Information collected when you register for our services;
3.1.2. Information is collected when orders are placed on our website. This information is necessary for us to provide you with products and services;
3.1.3. Information is collected when you participate in our promotional campaigns. This information may be distributed to third parties, such as distributors, to ensure delivery of promotional items;
3.1.4. Information may be collected when we request customer feedback. This information may be distributed, where necessary, to improve products and services;
3.2. The website may be run and maintained by third parties and as such, information may be accessible by these third parties.
3.3. The above is not a closed list of ways in which we may collect personal information. We may collect information in any other manner.
4. HOW INFORMATION IS USED
4.1. The primary reasons for collecting your personal information are to provide our products and services and to ensure an optimal customer experience.
4.2. Information may further be used to:
4.2.1. provide targeted content;
4.2.2. provide access to the website;
4.2.3. improve the functionality of the website;
4.2.4. conduct research;
4.2.5. compile databases for statistical purposes;
4.3. The use of information stated in 4.2 above is not a closed list and the Owners may use the information for any other purpose.
4.4. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the privacy of data, the Owners cannot guarantee that third parties may not access data and link it to you. You hereby indemnify the Owners against any loss, liability, expense, claim, penalty, or damage suffered by you, whether direct or indirect arising from any third party accessing any information or linking any information to you.
5. WHEN MAY YOUR DATA BE SHARED
5.1. We may share your personal information under the following circumstances:
5.1.1. Where we are compelled by law to do so;
5.1.2. For the purposes of monitoring web traffic. This information, as well as information from third parties, may be provided by advertisers who advertise on our website. Any information provided in order to access third-party services, such information may be provided directly to the third party;
5.1.3. We may request information from you in order to make you aware of promotional offers. This information may be shared with the relevant promoters.
5.1.4. When entering into a transaction, your information may be required in order to process the transaction and may be shared with third parties in order to ensure that the transaction may be completed.
5.1.5. For the purposes of research.
5.2. Any online activities undertaken on any other site shall be governed by the applicable policies, terms, and conditions of that site. No liability shall accrue to us of this website as a result of activities carried out on any other websites, even if you accessed the third-party site through our website.
6.1. We may periodically send e-mails to you about services, products, or promotions offered by us and our advertisers to your email address;
6.2. You have the right to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes, by opting out of marketing. Our marketing emails shall contain links to opt-out of any marketing;
7. YOUR RIGHTS
7.1. We would like to ensure that you are aware of your data protection rights. These rights are as follows:
7.1.1. RIGHT TO ACCESS: You have the right to request copies of all of your personal information which we have collected;
7.1.2. RIGHT TO RECTIFICATION: You have the right to request us to rectify any of your personal information that you believe to be inaccurate or incomplete.
7.1.3. RIGHT TO DELETION: You have the right to request us to delete any of your personal information, under certain circumstances;
7.1.4. RIGHT TO RESTRICT PROCESSING: You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal information, under certain circumstances;
7.1.5. RIGHT TO OBJECT TO PROCESSING: You have the right to object to us processing your personal information, under certain circumstances;
7.1.6. RIGHT TO DATA TRANSFER: You have the right to request us to transfer the data we have collected from you, to another organization, or directly to you, under certain circumstances;
7.2. If you make any request in respect of the above rights, we are required to respond within one month.
You may direct such requests to Robin Gerhold as follows:
8. What is a cookie?
8.1. A cookie is a file that is stored on your internet-enabled device when you visit certain web pages. The cookie allows the website to remember your actions over time.
8.2. Most internet browsers support cookies. You can set your browser to disable certain cookies or you may elect to delete cookies. Should you prefer to disable cookies, you will still be able to make use of our site, but certain features may be affected.
9.1. Cookies are used to assist us in learning how you interact with our site, which in turn allows us to improve your user experience.
10. WHAT TYPE OF COOKIES DO WE USE?
10.1. FIRST-PARTY AND THIRD-PARTY COOKIES
10.1.1. We may use first-party and third-party cookies on our website.
10.1.2. First-party cookies are cookies set by our domain.
10.1.3. Third-party cookies are set by a domain other than our domain.
10.1.4. SESSION COOKIES are temporary cookies that are erased when you close the browser.
10.1.5. PERSISTENT COOKIES remain on your computer for a pre-determined period of time. These cookies may be first-party or third-party cookies.
11. HOW DO I DISABLE AND/OR DELETE COOKIES?
11.1. You can choose to disable and/or certain cookies. This can be done in your browser settings. Most browsers automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish for cookies to be used, actively disable cookies in your browser. You may also visit www.allaboutcookies.org for details on how to delete or disable cookies and for further information on cookies generally.
12. PRIVACY POLICIES OF OTHER WEBSITES
14. HOW TO CONTACT US
14.1. EMAIL: Robin@gvwlaw.co.za
14.2. TELEPHONE: +2710 592 1622
14.3. POST: P O Box 585
15. HOW TO CONTACT AN APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY
15.1. Should you have a complaint, or feel that we may have not satisfactorily addressed any of your concerns, you may contact our information officer at:
15.1.1. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
15.1.2. TELEPHONE: +2710 592 1622
15.2. POST: P O Box 585