WHO WE ARE
Our website address is: https://belgianclassics.co.za.
PRIVACY NOTICE AND INFORMED CONSENT NOTICE
CONSENT TO PROCESS PERSONAL INFORMATION IN TERMS OF THE PROTECTION OF INFORMATION ACT, 4 OF 2013 (POPIA)
(EMAIL,WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRIVACY NOTICE)
The Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) gives effect to the constitutional right to data privacy in terms of Section 14 of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.
The responsible use of the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ website and related resources in respect of data privacy is important to BELGIAN CLASSICS’.
Whilst BELGIAN CLASSICS’ is committed to protecting all person’s rights to privacy and who in consequence will ensure that all person’s Personal Information is used appropriately, transparently and according to applicable law, the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ has to ensure that these rights to privacy are balanced with other rights such as the right to use and have access to the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ Information and Services including its online and social media platforms and applications.
This Policy sets out the responsibilities and obligations of all persons who make use of, or access or receive BELGIAN CLASSICS’ Information and Communications via its electronic communication facilities and resources including its website, email and social media platforms and how all users of these facilities and resources are to ensure that when using these resources that they respect and process another’s Personal Information lawfully and in accordance with the provisions of POPIA and the 8 Personal Information Processing Principles.
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ in order to carry out its aims and objectives as a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of fast moving consumable goods, does, and will, on an on going basis receive, provide and process Personal Information.
In terms of a law known as the Protection of Personal Information Act, 4 of 2013 (POPIA) everyone has the right to privacy, including the right to the lawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of one’s Personal Information.
In order to give effect to this right, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ is under a duty to provide any person whose Personal Information is processed by it, (known as a “Data Subject”) with a number of details pertaining to the use of and subsequent processing of the Data Subject’s Personal Information, before such Personal Information may be used or processed by BELGIAN CLASSICS’.
In accordance with this requirement, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ sets out below the reasons why it will have to process a Data Subject’s Personal Information, the conditions under which it will receive and use a Data Subjects Personal Information, how BELGIAN CLASSICS’ will use and handle this Personal Information, as well as the conditions under which it will provide its own Personal Information.
All BELGIAN CLASSICS’ electronic platforms and facilities, including social media, websites and / or email, whether owned by, established by, used by, hosted by and / or accessed by BELGIAN CLASSICS’, and
All and any Data Subject(s), who may access and make use of the aforementioned BELGIAN CLASSICS’ electronic platforms and facilities, including, without detracting from the generality thereof, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ employees and staff, consumers and customers, vendors, contractors, service providers and / or other third parties.
All the Personal Information which is owned by BELGIAN CLASSICS’ and which is provided to any responsible parties and / or operators as a result of such person accessing or making use of the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ social media and electronic platforms.
Accordingly, the relevant data privacy principles relating to the processing of Personal Information, whether that belonging to BELGIAN CLASSICS’ or that belonging to a data subject (including, but not limited to, the collection, handling, transfer, sharing, correction, storage, archiving and deletion) will apply without exception, save where POPIA provides for such an exception, to all and any Personal Information provided by BELGIAN CLASSICS’ to another or received by BELGIAN CLASSICS’ as a result of the use of the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ electronic platforms and facilities.
AGREEMENT TO BE BOUND AND CONSENT TO PROCESS
By accessing or using the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ electronic platforms and facilities including all website and URL’s, any sites housed under its domain names and / or social media platforms, and / or when sending or receiving emails using the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ email, the Data Subject:
RECEIPT, USE AND SHARING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION BY THE BELGIAN CLASSICS’
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ will receive Personal Information pertaining to a Data Subject when the Data Subject submits a query or request via the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ electronic platforms or facilities, including via its website, or by way of email, telephone or via social media.
On receipt of the request or query, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ will thereafter use and process the Data Subject’s Personal Information for the purpose of the query and for a variety of related purposes, which will all depend on the query or request, and which without detracting from the generality thereof may include:
- for the purposes of identifying and / or verifying the Data Subject’s details;
- for the purposes of providing information, products and / or services or details in connection therewith or pertaining thereto, that the Data Subject, may have requested;
- for trade application and / or purchasing purposes;
- to enroll the Data Subject as a vendor;
- for employment application purposes;
- for the purpose of concluding an employment relationship with an applicant;
- for the purposes of managing any information pertaining to the Data Subject;
- for further processing or general administration purposes;
- for legal or contractual purposes;
- to help BELGIAN CLASSICS’ improve the quality of the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ products and services;
- to help BELGIAN CLASSICS’ detect and prevent fraud and money laundering;
- for the purposes of recovering unpaid monies and / or any other amount due to BELGIAN CLASSICS’;
- for the purpose of debt collection;
- for the purposes of research, analytical and statistical purposes;
- for the purpose of carrying out analysis and consumer / customer profiling;
- for the purposes of identify other products and services which might be of interest to the Data Subjects;
- for the purposes of informing a Data Subject about BELGIAN CLASSICS’ products and services.
In order to correctly handle any request or query, and in order to perform the purposes described above,BELGIAN CLASSICS’ may from time to time share a Data Subject’s Personal Information with the following parties:
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ employees, which will only be done on a need to know basis;
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ suppliers, which will only be done on a need to know basis;
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ carefully selected business partners who provide products and services which may be of benefit to a Data Subject which will only be done on a need to know basis; and
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ operators such as service providers and agents who perform services on behalf of the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ which will only be done on a need to know basis and in terms of a BELGIAN CLASSICS’ operator agreement.
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ does not share a Data Subject’s Personal Information with any third parties who have not been described above, unless:
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ is legally obliged to provide such information to another for legal or regulatory purposes;
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ is required to do so for purposes of existing or future legal proceedings;
the onward transmission or sharing of Personal Information is necessary for the pursuance or protection of BELGIAN CLASSICS’ legitimate interests or that of the Data Subject or a third party;
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ are involved in the prevention of fraud, loss, bribery or corruption and are using another agent or service provider under a mandate to provide such service, and the agent or service provider needs to process the Data Subject’s Personal Information for the purpose of investigating and or preventing any act of fraud, loss, bribery or corruption, and under all of the above mentioned circumstances, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ will take reasonable measures to ensure that such Personal Information is only provided to the recipient, if such recipient undertakes to keep the Personal Information confidential and secure.
Where BELGIAN CLASSICS’ has to transfer the Data Subject’s Personal Information across the South African borders, it will before it does so, ensure that the recipient thereof agrees to be bound by POPIA under and in terms of a set of binding corporate rules or binding agreements that provide an adequate level of protection and uphold the principles for the reasonable and lawful processing of such Personal Information.
RECEIPT, USE AND SHARING OF THE BELGIAN CLASSICS’ PERSONAL INFORMATION
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ on receipt and in response to a query or request received from a Data Subject, referred to under section 5 above, may transmit via its website, or by way of email, telephone or via social media, its own Personal Information, which Personal Information on receipt by the requesting or receiving party, may only be used for the purpose relating to the initiating of the request or query and for no other purpose. Furthermore, the recipient undertakes that it will not use this Personal Information for any other purpose or share this information with any other party, save where it has been given express permission to do so by BELGIAN CLASSICS’.
INFORMATION QUALITY/OPENNESS/DATA SUBJECT PARTICIPATION
Whilst BELGIAN CLASSICS’ will make all effort to ensure the integrity and accuracy of a Data Subject’s Personal Information, this may not at all times be possible. Following this, the Data Subject accepts the responsibility for keeping his / her or its Personal Information up to date, and undertakes to inform BELGIAN CLASSICS’ of any changes to his / her and its Personal Information.
A Data Subject has a right of access to any Personal Information which BELGIAN CLASSICS’ may have and where applicable may ask BELGIAN CLASSICS’ to correct any inaccuracies in or to any such Personal Information. Any access request must be done by way of a formal BELGIAN CLASSICS’ PAIA process. Please contact us should you wish to correct any inaccuracies.
SECURITY OF PERSONAL DATA
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ makes all reasonable effort to keep its social media and electronic platforms including its website secure at all times, however the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ advises that it cannot guarantee the security of any information provided to the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ or by the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ through the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ website, e-mail, internet or social media sites. Following this the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ cannot be held responsible for any loss or unauthorised use or interception of information transmitted via these social media and electronic platforms or sites, including its Internet, which is beyond the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ reasonable control.
The BELGIAN CLASSICS’ website may contain links to other websites outside of BELGIAN CLASSICS’ control.BELGIAN CLASSICS’ is not responsible for the content, privacy or security of these other third party controlled websites.
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ has placed cookies on its website which makes contact with your / a Data Subject’s device to help make the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ social media and electronic platforms website better.
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ makes use of social plugins of social networks such as Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn,Google+ and Twitter. Please note that BELGIAN CLASSICS’ has no influence on or control over the extent of the data retrieved by the social networks’ interfaces and BELGIAN CLASSICS’ can accordingly not be held responsible or liable for any processing or use of Personal Information transmitted via these social plugins. For information on purpose and extent of the data retrieval by the social network concerned,and about the rights and settings which are available for you to access for the protection of your private information, please refer to the data protection information provided by the social network in question.
Note that all BELGIAN CLASSICS’ social media and electronic platforms including its website and telephone facilities and your use of them will be monitored on a regular basis including the recordal and interception of content placed on or stored on said facilities which is done for security, integrity and quality assessment purposes and by using such electronic platforms and facilities you expressly acknowledge notice of such monitoring and interception and give consent thereto in accordance with the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication-Related Information Act 70 of 2002 (“RICA”),
Subject to the provisions above, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ has implemented the appropriate technical and organisational security measures which are required in order to protect all Personal Information and related data which it holds from and / or against unauthorised access, accidental or willful manipulation,loss or destruction.
THIRD PARTY INFORMATION AND THAT BELONGING TO MINORS
If a Data Subject provides BELGIAN CLASSICS’ with Personal Information on behalf of another, BELGIAN CLASSICS’ will not be able to process the query or request unless such query or request is accompanied with the required permission and consent from the owner of that Personal Information.
If a Data Subject is under the age of 18, such person’s Personal Information will only be processed if the minor’s parent or legal guardian gives the required consent or permission to the processing of the provided Personal Information.
WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT.
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.
Data from contact forms is shared with Belgian Classics site administrators as well as analytical third parties such as mailing lists which retain information for newsletters.
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 visit our login page, 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.
Embedded content from other websites
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.
Data on the Belgian Classics website is used for Google Analytics purposes.
WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH
Data on the Belgian Classics website is accessible to administrators of the website.
HOW LONG WE RETAIN YOUR DATA
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 profile. 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.
WHAT RIGHTS YOU HAVE OVER YOUR DATA
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.
WHERE WE SEND YOUR DATA
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
REVISION OF POLICIES
BELGIAN CLASSICS’ reserve the right to and may from time to time update this Privacy Notice. Any such revision will be published as an amended version on the BELGIAN CLASSICS’ website.
Following this, any change to this Policy will be posted as an updated version and readers are advised to visit and re-read this policy on a regular basis.