Spoor & Fisher, is a partnership in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa, with our head office at 11 Byls Bridge Boulevard, Building No. 14, Highveld Ext 73, Centurion, Gauteng (“We”/”Us”/Our”) respect your personal privacy.
We take Our obligations for the processing of personal information very seriously and We are committed to protecting your privacy.
The “responsible party”, as referred to in the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 (“POPI”) is Spoor & Fisher. We have appointed Jacobus de Bruin as the information officer with regards to POPI. As of 25 May 2018, Mike Berry, Chief Operations Officer of Spoor & Fisher Jersey, has been appointed as the information officer concerning the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).
INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU
We may collect and process the following data and/or information about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on Our website, www.spoor.com. This includes information provided at the time of registering to use Our site, subscribing to Our service, subscribing to our electronic newsletter and IP updates, posting material or requesting further services. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by Us, and when you report a problem with Our site.
- If you contact Us, We may keep a record of that correspondence.
- We may also ask you to complete surveys that We use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
- Details of transactions you carry out through Our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
- Details of your visits to Our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for Our own billing purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
Where you provide us with Personal Information relating to a third party data subject (for example, your company), you warrant that you have obtained all necessary consents from such data subject, including the data subject’s consent for you to share such Personal Information with Spoor to process on your behalf.
You agree to provide accurate, truthful and current information, and not to impersonate or misrepresent any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with anyone or anything. Failure to adhere to this requirement will entitle Spoor inter alia, to take action against you.
The supply of your Personal Information is voluntary, however you acknowledge that we cannot complete or provide all services to you if you do not wish to supply such Personal Information.
CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION WE MAY PROCESS
We may process the following categories of Personal Information about you –
- personal identifiers, such as name; surname; passport or national identity number; etc.;
- contact details, such as correspondence address; telephone number; email address; etc;
- client details, such as details of individuals instructing Us; employer details; Personal Information included in any correspondence (including e-mail, telephonic, etc.), documents, evidence or other materials that we Process in the course of providing Our services; meeting details (including attendance; minutes, etc.); etc.;
- consent records, such as details of any consent you may have given Us (including the date and time, manner of consent and any related information);
- financial information, such as billing address; payment method; bank account number or credit card number; invoice records; payment records; SWIFT details; IBAN details; payment amount; payment date; and records of cheque; etc.; and
- data relating to Website visits, such as traffic data; location data; weblogs; your IP address; operating system; browser type; and other communication data.
IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system, browser type and Internet service provider, for system administration and to report aggregate information to Our advertising agents, advertisers and business partners. This is statistical data about Our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a “cookie file” which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. “Cookies” refers to information that is sent from Our website to your hard drive where it is saved and contains information to personalise your experience on Our website. In this way, the next time you use Our website, We will know who you are and that you have visited Our website before. They help Us to improve Our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They also enable Us:
- To estimate Our audience size and usage pattern.
- To store information about your preferences, and so allow Us to customise Our site according to your individual interests.
- To speed up your searches.
YOUR INFORMATION IS USED AND DISCLOSED
We use information collected from you or from a third party or held about you in the following ways:
- To ensure that content from Our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
- To provide Our services.
- To provide professional advice.
- To provide you with information, products or services which We feel may interest you.
- To keep you updated with changes and developments to intellectual property laws throughout Africa and the Caribbean.
- To carry out Our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and Us.
- To respond to any queries you make.
- To allow you to participate in interactive features of Our service.
- To notify you about changes to Our service.
- To maintain Our internal administrative or client relationship management systems, including the use of third party IT outsourced providers.
- To carry out and manage our business operations.
- To carry out legitimate business purposes of or other activities conducted by us from time to time.
- To carry out quality and risk management reviews and legal reporting obligations.
- In aggregate form, for internal business purposes such as generating statistics and developing our strategic and marketing plans;
- To assist Us in any future dealings with you.
We may also use your information, or permit selected third parties to use your information, to provide you with information about goods and services which may be of interest to you and We or they may contact you about these by post or telephone or e-mail.
If you are an existing customer, We will contact you by electronic means (e-mail or SMS) with information about goods and services similar to those which were the subject of a previous transaction with you.
We may also exchange information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
We may disclose your personal information to any member of Our group. Members of Our group include Spoor & Fisher Jersey and Spoor & Fisher Management (Pty) Limited. We may disclose your personal information to third parties:
- In the event that We sell or buy any business or assets, in which case We may disclose your personal information to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
- If Spoor & Fisher or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal information held by Us will be one of the transferred assets.
- To protect the rights, property, or safety of Spoor & Fisher, Our customers, or others.
- To assist Us in providing you with Our service or product.
We will be entitled to disclose your Personal Information to those of our affiliates, agents, advisors, employees and/or third party service providers and suppliers who assist us to interact with you via the Website, mobile communications and/or email, and thus need to know your Personal Information in order to assist us to communicate with you properly and efficiently. We will ensure that all such employees and/or third party service providers having access to your personal information are bound by appropriate and legally binding confidentiality and non-use obligations in relation to your Personal Information.
On rare occasions, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information due to legal or regulatory requirements. In such instances, we reserve the right to disclose your Personal Information as required in order to comply with our legal obligations, including but not limited to complying with court orders, warrants, subpoenas, service of process requirements or discovery requests.
PROTECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are committed to protecting the Personal Information you provide in a variety of ways. We will:
- treat your Personal Information as strictly confidential;
- take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your Personal Information is kept secure and is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration, disclosure or access;
- promptly notify you if we become aware of any unauthorised use, disclosure or processing of your personal information;
- upon your request, promptly return or destroy any and all of your Personal Information in our possession or control.
You agree that We shall be entitled to retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary and to fulfil the purposes explicitly set out in this policy. You agree that We shall however be entitled to extend the period for which Personal Information is retained (i) if this is required or authorised by law, (ii) We reasonably requires the information for a longer period for lawful purposes related to its activities or functions, (iii) this is required by any contract between the parties, or (iv) for statistical or research purposes (subject to appropriate safeguards).
STORAGE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
All information you provide to Us is stored on Our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted. Where We have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of Our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although We will do Our best to protect your personal information, We cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to Our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
CROSS BORDER TRANSFER
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information.
You have the right to access your Personal Information which we collect from you, including to correct factual errors, review and/or update information.
Such request can be made by sending an email to Us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any access request may be subject to a fee to meet Our costs in providing you with details of the information We hold about you.
Information Officer: Jacobus de Bruin
Spoor & Fisher, 11 Byls Bridge Boulevard, Building No. 14, Highveld Ext 73, Centurion, Pretoria, 0157, South Africa
The Information Regulator (South Africa)
JD House, 27 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001
LINKS to OTHER WEBSITES
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