Who we are
Our website address is: https://shopbiz.co.za.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Please note that this site uses Google Analytics to monitor website activity. For more information on how Google collects and processes data please see How Google Uses Data When You Use Partner Sites Or Apps.
Who we share your data with
Will we disclose the information we receive to third parties?
Information about our customers is important to us and we do not sell it to others. We share customer information only as described below and our subsidiaries.
Information is only provided to third parties that provide services or functions on our behalf. These service providers require information about you and your business, in order to provide you with the best possible service.
Promotions, marketing, e-newsletters
We may use information for internal marketing analysis, for example, to assess trends amongst our consumers or to measure the amount of traffic to our websites. We may also use your personally identifiable information in order to communicate with you about our products and services and those of our subsidiaries, affiliates, and parent companies and any of their related businesses. You will be able to choose whether or not to receive such communications when you first provide personally identifiable information to us. We may also share non-personally identifiable information with others, such as advertisers, in aggregate anonymous form, which means that the information will not contain any personally identifiable information about you.
We will not arrange for selected organisations to send you promotional and marketing information without your permission. In the event you give your permission please note that such organisations are carefully selected and will be bound by the terms of this statement.
Photographs, testimonials, case studies and other
Information you post on or through the public areas of the site is generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others and may result in contact from others. Users of the site are encouraged to exercise caution when providing personally identifiable information about themselves in public areas of this site.
Sale and transfer
In the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, reorganisation or liquidation, we may transfer, sell, or assign to third parties information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us.
We may be required by law to disclose information you have provided in the good-faith belief that such action is required by law or to comply with legal process served on us or to protect and defend our rights or property and our interests or the interests of our customers or users of the site or the public.
Is your information secure?
We are committed to providing you with a secure environment during storage and transmission of your personally identifiable information.
We have created appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to collect, store and disclose your personally identifiable information. Although we use the most technologically advanced security systems available, our security providers cannot guarantee against unauthorised access by third parties.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.