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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Van Zyl, Rudd and Associates (Pty) Ltd (“we”, “us”) treats your personal information collected electronically when you use our website (which can be found at www.vanzylrudd.co.za), apply online for certain products and services, purchase products and services, contact us electronically or register for one of the services offered on the website.

We respect your privacy and your personal information and for this reason, we take all reasonable measures, in accordance with this Policy, to protect your personal information and to keep it confidential, even when you are no longer a user of the website or a learner in one or more of our learning programmes.

We also voluntarily subscribe to the principles, outlined in Section 51 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 2002 (“ECT Act”), which govern your right to having your personal information kept private.  We briefly outline these principles below:

  1. We will only disclose, collate and process (“use”) your personal information with your express written permission unless legally required to do so, and will only electronically use such information for the lawful purpose for which it is required.
  2. We will disclose in writing, the specific purpose for which we use, request and store your personal information. We will also keep a record of that personal information and the specific purpose for which we collect it.
  3. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose, other than that which we disclosed to you, unless you give us your express written permission to do so, or unless we are permitted to do so by law.

By using our website, purchasing products and services online or registering for one of the services offered on the website you hereby provide us with your express written permission to share certain of your personal information with an affiliate party (which includes divisions with Van Zyl, Rudd and Associates, our shareholders and other business partners) in the ordinary course of our business of providing you with the services.

Topics:

  • What is Personal Information
  • How do we collect your Personal Information
  • Why and how we collect and use Personal Information
  • Protection of Personal Information
  • Correction of Personal Information
  • Personal Information held by or disclosed by you to a third party
  • Cookies
  • Changes to this Privacy Policy
  • Which laws apply  

 

What is Personal Information

Personal information refers to information that identifies or relates specifically to you, for example, your name, age and identity number, your assets and liabilities, your income and your payment records.  Any information about what you buy, where you shop, where you bank, how you invest and all related information will also be regarded as personal information. In short, any information that we know about you will be regarded as your personal information. Personal information is further defined in the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002.

 

How do we collect your Personal Information

Whenever you use this website, complete a registration form, contact us electronically, or use one of the services or facilities offered by us or any affiliate party, we will collect your personal information.


Why and how we collect and use Personal Information

In order to make your use of this website and all products and services offered on this website as successful and pleasurable as possible, it is necessary for us to find out exactly what you need and want from us. The following are reasons (i.e. disclosed reasons) why we would collect your personal information:

  1. in order for us to process your instructions or requests;
  2. once we have collected and analysed your personal information, we may send you promotional material or details which we think may be of interest to you. We will however, only send you this promotional information with your express consent. If any of this promotional information relates to products, promotions, news or services of an affiliate party, and if you indicate that you would like more details, we may inform the affiliate party to contact you directly. We will however, only inform an affiliate party to contact you directly if you have indicated that this is agreeable to you.

Your privacy is important to us. We will therefore not sell, rent or provide your personal information to unauthorised entities or other third parties, for their independent use, without your consent.

If at any stage, after you have given us your consent, you no longer wish us to use or share your personal information with an affiliate party, you may at any stage withdraw your consent.

 

Protection of Personal Information

We value the information that you choose to provide us with and will therefore take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration. The information we maintain concerning our customers is stored in databases that have built-in safeguards to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information.

When you use the services or facilities provided by us, you may be given a username and password or provided with the opportunity to select your own username and password. You must always keep your password secret and ensure that you do not disclose it to anyone.

 

Correction of Personal Information   

If you ever want to update or correct any of your personal information held by us, kindly contact us at +27 (041) 373-4322. Alternatively, you can update and correct your information yourself by logging onto the website.

 

Personal Information held by or disclosed by you to a third party

Because we are not responsible for any representations or information or warranties or content on any website of an affiliate party (including websites linked to this website or websites facilitated by us), we do not exercise control over affiliate parties’ privacy policies and you should refer to the privacy policy of any such affiliate party to see how such party protects your privacy.

 

Cookies

We use cookies. A cookie is a small file that is placed on the user’s hard drive in order to keep a record of a user’s interaction with this website. Cookies from this website allow the website owner to tailor services to your displayed preferences.

If a user does not wish cookies to be employed to customise his or her interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which their browser handles cookies. Please note, that if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available.

 

Changes to this Privacy policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and you agree to view the current version of this Privacy Policy whenever you visit this website. The current version of this Privacy Policy will become binding on you whenever you visit this website.

 

Which laws apply

This Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of South Africa. You consent to the jurisdiction of the South African courts for any dispute which may arise out of this privacy policy.