We take privacy seriously. Yours and ours. We don’t appreciate not knowing where our data is stored, used or flogged. And we don’t expect you to be left in the dark either. Private information is something we value and we promise to be discreet and wary when any comes into our possession.
While this is absolutely true, we do use data to analyse comings and goings of visitors to our website. However, none of it is personalised. We don’t know who’s on the other end of the line and don’t have anything in place that could find that out. (See the security section below for a caveat to this).
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users and all the personal data we process shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This document contains details on what data we collect from you if you choose to use our service, what we need this data for as well as your rights pertaining to your data. In this document “we” and “us” refers to the data controller Africansunroad, while “you” refers to the data subject of whom personal data may be collected.
What Data We Collect
Below you can find details on what data we might collect from you depending on how you use our website and services as well as details on what we use your data for and why we need it.
When browsing our website
We do not collect any personal information when just browsing our site but as with most websites our server collects a series of general data, which gets stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address) and (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system. This anonymously collected data is not used to draw conclusions about you but is needed to optimize the content of our website and provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in necessary cases.
When using our contact form
When using our contact form to directly communicate with us you need to enter your email address, your name as well as the message you want to send. By using our contact form, you agree to the storage of the data voluntarily entered by you for the specific purpose of processing and replying to your contact requests. The data is not shared with any third parties and not used for any other purpose.
What Data We Share
Africansunroad does not actively share any information with third parties. Due to the nature of the system, however, some of the processes in place collect, analyse and preserve information that is submitted by using our service. We have no individual insight into any of the data collected or preserved and ask that you assure yourself of the situation by visiting the respective websites.
Hosting company – SiteGround.com – Axxess.co.za
As with every connection to a web server, the servers of our web hosting providers Axxess in South Africa and Siteground with a server based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, log and store certain technical data. This data includes the IP address and operating system of your device, the data, the access time, the type of browser and the browser request including the origin of the request (referrer). This is necessary for technical reasons to make our website available to you. The hosting providers protect this data with technical and organizational measures against unauthorized access and do not pass it on to third parties. As far as we process personal data, we do this because of our interest to offer you the best possible user experience and to guarantee the security and stability of our systems. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of SiteGround can be found under https://www.siteground.com/terms.htm and those of Axxess can be found on https://www.axxess.co.za/docs?tab=terms
Wordfence Security Plugin
Wordfence is a security plugin for WordPress operated by Defiant, Inc. which protects our site from malicious attacks and automated bot networks. For the purpose of security for our services Wordfence collects your IP address, the pages visited, entry and exit points, the domains from which visitors come and browser types. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Defiant, Inc. can be found under https://www.wordfence.com/privacy-policy/
We may use Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function) on this website for their web analytics services and traffic data collection. We have implemented Google’s “anonymizeIp” feature, which means that your IP address is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our website. That means all the traffic data Google collects, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits, is also collected anonymously and can not be tracked back to your person.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States. Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
Period For Which Your Data Will Be Stored
In general personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose. That means that we will regularly delete data that we do not need anymore. As an exception we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject. Data stored by third parties underlie their separate policies and Africansunroad has no control over them.
You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
Users may find advertising or other content on our site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practises employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that web-site’s own terms and policies.
The newsletters and transactional emails of Africansunroad may contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Africansunroad may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects. Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the controller in order to optimise the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. Africansunroad automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
In this section we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
Your principal rights under data protection law are:
The right to access
You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and if so access to the personal data. Should we have any personal information, we will supply you with a copy of your personal data on request, provided the rights and freedoms of others are not affected by doing so.
The right to rectification
You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you corrected and any incomplete data completed.
The right to erasure
In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary, such as for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The right to object to or restrict processing
You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The right to data portability
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is consent and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
The right to complain to a supervisory authority
If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
The right to withdraw consent
To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using our contact form.
In most cases the legal basis for processing operations is that we have obtained consent from you for a specific processing purpose according to Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a communication to which you are a party, such as contacting us, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such operations which are necessary for enquiries concerning our services. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.
Use of Services by Minors
Children under the age of 13 years are not the target audience for this website or service. To protect their privacy, we prohibit the solicitation of personal information from children. If you are under the age of 13, please do not submit your email address or any other personal information to us through this website. Africansunroad does not intentionally gather personal data about visitors who are under the age of 13.
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This document was last updated on May 25, 2018