Privacy and Cookie Policies
Last Updated: January, 2022
Definition of personal information:
According to the Protection of Personal Information Act, ‘‘personal information’’ means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person, and where it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person.
Further to the POPI Act definition, Vuuma Collaborations also includes the following items as personal information:
- All addresses including residential, postal, and email addresses.
Type of personal information we collect
As a visitor to our website, you do not have to submit any personal information to use the website. The website is designed to only collect personal information that is voluntarily provided by visitors. Such information may consist of but is not limited to, your name, current job title, personal/company address, email address, telephone number, the reason for contacting Vuuma Collaborations and, the topic of interest.
We do not usually seek sensitive information such as data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal records, physical or mental health from visitors. However, where required we will obtain your explicit consent to collect and use such information.
Website usage information may be collected using “Cookies”, which allows us to collect standard internet visitor usage information.
Blogs and other social media
This Website may host various blogs and content and allow you to share such media/content with other users on Social Media Application platforms. Any personal information or other information that you share to any of these Social Media Application platforms can be read, collected, and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have no control over. Therefore, we are not liable for any other user’s use, misuse, or misappropriation of any personal information or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.
We are legally obliged to provide adequate protection for the personal information we hold and to stop unauthorized access and use of personal information. We will, on an ongoing basis, continue to review our security controls and related processes to ensure that your personal information remains secure.
When we contract with third parties, we impose appropriate security, privacy, and confidentiality obligations on them to ensure that personal information that we remain responsible for, is kept secure.
We will ensure that anyone to whom we pass your personal information agrees to treat your information with the same level of protection as we are obliged to.
Disclosure of information:
We may disclose your personal information to our service providers and partners who are involved in the delivery of products or services to you.
We may also disclose your information:
- Where we have a duty or a right to disclose in terms of law or industry codes.
- Where we believe it is necessary to protect our rights.
Children's privacy protection:
We understand the importance of protecting children's privacy in the online world. However, our website is not designed for children 18 years of age or younger. And it is not our Policy to intentionally collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 18.
How to contact us and access to information:
Please note that any such access request may be subject to payment of a legally allowable fee.
What are Cookies and what do they do:
HTTP Cookies or website Cookies are small data blocks placed on your device by the website you visit. The purpose of a website cookie is to help the website keep track of your visits and activity allowing us to customise and personalise content based on this activity. Cookies also allow us to save information on the website such as login passwords, making it easier to use the site, enhancing user experience.
- Session Cookies are used only when a person is actively navigating the website; once you leave the site, the session cookie disappears.
- Tracking Cookies may be used to create long-term records of multiple visits to the website.
- Authentication Cookies track whether a user is logged in to the website, and if so, under which name.
Types of Cookies we may use and why:
Strictly necessary Cookies
These types of Cookies are required for the basic operation of our website and the use of its features. And may enable you to log on and access secure areas on our website.
Our website cannot function without these Cookies and as such are automatically set when you visit our website. However, you can set your browser to alert you about these Cookies and block them, but certain parts of our website will not work properly once blocked.
These types of Cookies are used to recognise returning visitors to the website allowing us to personalise content. For instance, these Cookies enable us to remember preferences or choices, the last pages you visited, searches carried out, and to keep you logged on to the website. This helps us provide visitors with a better experience, speed up navigation on the site, and improve overall site performance.
Analytical or Performance Cookies
These types of Cookies allow us to collect and monitor how visitors use our website including the pages they visit and where they are coming from, using tools such as Google Analytics. This enables us to determine which visitors are most interested in and ensure they find what are they are looking for more easily.
Social media or targeting Cookies
These types of Cookies record individual visits to our website and the pages you have visited. Allowing us to make the website more personalised and relevant to you. They also enable visitors to share content on networking or social media sites and for marketing and promotional purposes where you have subscribed to marketing communications from Vuuma Collaborations.
As already mentioned, strictly necessary Cookies are automatically set when you visit our website and blocking them may disrupt the performance of the website. However, you can also use the settings on your Internet browser to alert you on new Cookies and you can choose to either accept, disable, or delete Cookies altogether. (Please be aware that deleting old Cookies will not prevent new Cookies from being set in your next visit).
If you are a subscribed user to our communication. Please note that we use tracking technology to monitor if you have read, clicked on, or forwarded our email communication, this helps us keep track of your interests. If you no longer wish us to monitor whether you have read, clicked on, or forwarded our communication, then you may unsubscribe from the individual email communications you have received from us.