This policy has been developed in line with the voluntary National Privacy Principles for the Fair Handling of Personal Information developed by the Australian Federal Privacy Commissioner which represent industry best practice, and The Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2002 (Commonwealth of Australia).
This policy is in addition to the Terms of Service governing the Website and the Service and should be read in conjunction with those Terms of Service.
All enquiries regarding this policy should be directed in the first instance to the Privacy Officer at www.banklocationmaps.co.za
Collection of Personal Information
We take your electronic privacy seriously. While we are the sole owner of the information we gather on the Website and during the course of a delivering the Service, we will not share any of your information with any outside party without your explicit consent unless we are required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the edicts of the law, cooperate with law enforcement or other government agencies, or comply with a legal process served on the Website or the Service, or court orders.
There are three kinds of information that www.banklocationmaps.co.za obtains about you:
1. Aggregate Information
Aggregate Information is anonymous data that websites and mobile services use to analyse trends, administer the Website and the Service, diagnose problems on the sites and services' servers and communication networks, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use and to help improve the quality of the web pages and the services. It may be your domain name, your IP address, or mobile phone network provider. None of this information is connected with Personally Identifiable Information.
2. Personally Identifiable Information
Personally Identifiable Information is any information that personally identifies you. When you become a registered user of the www.banklocationmaps.co.za service, we ask you for your name and email address. Should the service be used in such a way that contravenes the www.banklocationmaps.co.za Terms of Service, we require your email address to take appropriate remedial action. Further it enables us to identify who is using the service and enables you, the user, to achieve the best possible results from www.banklocationmaps.co.za.
Should you choose to record the name and email address of frequently used contacts (thoes whom you send recordings to), this information will be stored by www.banklocationmaps.co.za for your use only. Under no circumstances will www.banklocationmaps.co.za provide this information to a third party, or use this information for any purpose other than in the normal using the service.
We also record other information including responses to promotions, giveaways and competitions. Whenever a page is requested from our web server, we record the time, date and URL of the request, along with information on the browser software that is being used. This information is collected to provide valuable research in better understanding the preferences of our users and to enable us to better target our communications, including competitions and prizes.
3. Service Use Information
Before you can use the service, we require you to register to the service, confirming you accept the Terms of Service. www.banklocationmaps.co.za will store your email address to ensure the smooth operation of the service. www.banklocationmaps.co.za will store your email address until such time as we receive a request to have it removed.
Your email address will not be automatically revealed during use of the service unless clearly stated. Should you voluntarily disclose personal information via the service, this information can be collected and used by others.
Use and Disclosure
We may share Aggregate Information with our partners and advertisers. We will not share your Personally Identifiable Information with any third party unless we have obtained your expressed consent to do so. An "opt-out" option will always be made available to you with all communication.
Our use for your Personally Identifiable Information can include:
- To notify you if you are a winner;
- To send you information about www.banklocationmaps.co.za, our Websites and Mobile Services;
We will not disclose any Personally Identifiable Information about you without your express consent unless we believe it is necessary:
- Where it is required by law;
- To provide you with services which you have requested;
- Administer and manage those services, including charging, billing and collecting debts;
- To implement our terms of service;
- To protect our rights or property or those of any Website user, or any member of the public;
- To lessen a serious threat to a person's health or safety;
- Site and Service Updates;
- To send site and service announcement updates. Members are not able to unsubscribe from service announcements, which contain important information about the service. We communicate with you to provide requested services and in regards to issues relating to your account via email.
For the purposes set out above we may disclose your personal information to organisations outside www.banklocationmaps.co.za. Where appropriate, these disclosures are subject to privacy and confidentiality protections. The organisations to which we disclose information include:
- outsourced service providers who manage the services we provide to you, including:
- mailing systems;
- billing and debt-recovery functions;
- information technology services;
- your representatives (e.g. your authorised representatives or legal advisers);
- credit-reporting and fraud-checking agencies;
- credit providers for credit related purposes such as creditworthiness, credit rating, credit provision and financing;
- our professional advisers, including our accountants, auditors and lawyers;
- government and regulatory authorities and other organisations, as required or authorised by law;
- other telecommunication and information service providers; and our related companies.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
Where you have provided us information for a third party (as we mentioned above) and we have already disclosed this, we cannot delete or change the information. At your request, we will inform you how to contact those third parties who hold information relevant to you.
"Spamming" can be defined as sending mass unsolicited emails and/or Short Messages (SMS). We operate an "opt-in" only policy and we will only send you promotional material where we have your express permission, unless there is a legal or operational requirement for us to do so.
Data Quality and Security of Personal Information
We take reasonable precautions to protect your security. We use encryption technology to ensure information is protected when being sent over the Internet. Unfortunately, there is always a risk involved in sending information through any channel including the Internet and you do so entirely at your own risk.
Authorised employees and contractors will have limited access to your personal information where it is necessary to enable them to perform relative functions. www.banklocationmaps.co.za and our associated agencies and companies are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
Links to Third Party Websites
This Website contains links to other sites where we cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of these sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects Personally Identifiable Information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.