We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are satisfied with any changes. This policy is effective from November 27, 2018.
Any questions or concerns regarding these policies and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO ARE WE?
Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
When accessing the Website, the Company will learn certain information about you, both automatically and through voluntary actions you may take, during your visit. This policy applies to information we collect on the Website and in email, text, or other electronic messages between you and the Website.
WHAT WE COLLECT
Think Art – Creative Studio enable users to provide information in various ways. Users provide information on our website through fillable forms, contact forms, responding to surveys, searching the website, leaving comments or other feedback, and order products or services via the Website. We may collect the following information:
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
- other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
We do collect data through automatic data collections technologies including Google Analytics which helps us gather information about your browsing patterns, actions taken on our site and the type of browsing equipment you use. These technologies give us information on your location in the world, how often you visit our Website, and any communications between your computer and our Website.
Included in the items which are collected are (but not limited to):
- type of computer you use
- your Internet connection
- your IP address
- your operating system
- your browser type
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
We use this information for statistical data and will not include any of your personal information. The data we collect we use to improve our Website and the products and services we offer.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better products and service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping
- We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
Our Website, like other commercial websites, use a small file on your computer’s hard drive, called a cookie. The cookies help us collect information about how the site is used.
Some of the information gathered by cookies are:
- date and time of visits
- page views
- time spent on the site
- sites visited before and after our own
- and your IP address
Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences making the user experience more enjoyable. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
The Company reserves the right to use technological equivalents of cookies, including social media pixels. These pixels allow social media sites to track visitors to outside websites so as to tailor advertising messages users see while visiting that social media website. The Company reserves the right to use these pixels in compliance with the policies of the various social media sites.
Our Website does use third party advertisements, ad networks and servers, content builders, and other applications. Third parties may use their own stand alone cookies and other tracking technologies to collect information when you use our website. Some information they collect may be associated with your personal information. They may also collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites or online services. Third parties may use the information they collect to give you content based on interested-based advertising.
We do not control these third parties’ tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to any website you visit after leaving our Website.
OUR EMAIL POLICIES
All information you send via email will be maintained in accordance with applicable federal law.
In compliance with the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002 (ECTA), all emails sent from our organization will clearly state who the email is from and ensure you clearly understand how to contact the sender. All email messages will also contain complete information on how to remove yourself from our mailing list so that you receive no further email communication from us.
HOW AND WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION
We collect your information in order to support your participation in the activities you select on your Website. Should you download a product, sign up for our newsletter, or purchase any product from us, we collect your information. We use the information we collect to track your preferences and to track which of our products and services are selected by our viewers. Most of the time, you engage in activities on our site without providing any personal information. When you choose to download a product or resource, or choose to register for a service you are required to provide some information.
If you are outside South Africa and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will automatically enroll you to receive our free email newsletter. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email newsletter we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to email@example.com requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
If you are in South Africa and opt to receive any free resources, participate in any free training programs, register for a webinar, register for a live event, register for a seminar, or purchase any products sold by the Company on this Website, we will only enroll you to receive our free email newsletter if you affirmatively consent to it. If you do not wish to receive this newsletter, you can unsubscribe anytime. We include an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of every email newsletter we send. If you ever have trouble unsubscribing, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting to unsubscribe from future emails.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:
- whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
- if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at email@example.com
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION
We are dedicated to never sell, rent, lease, or otherwise transfer any information collected either automatically or through your voluntary action.
We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the purpose of providing our services to you.
We may disclose your personal information to a third party, including a lawyer or collection agency, when necessary to enforce our terms of service or any other agreement between you and the Company.
We may provide your information to any successor in interest in the event of a merger, divestiture, restructuring, reorganization, dissolution, or other sale or transfer of some or all of the Company’s asserts and/or business.
We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights or when compelled by a court or other governmental entity to do so.
PROTECTING YOUR INFORMATION AND SECURING INFORMATION TRANSMISSIONS
To the best of our ability, we employ reasonable method to be sure the security of your information and the information we collect automatically stays intact. We use regular security measures with only reputable security vendors.
We recognize that email is not the most secure way to communicate. Please do not send any confidential information via email. If you choose to, you assume all risk. There is some information you may enter on our Website which may be submitted securely through Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL. Your credit card information or other sensitive information will not be shared through email.
Often, the Company may use software programs to analyze statistics to be used in assessing the number of visitors to different areas of our site, what activities or information is most interesting to you as a user, analyze computer specifications, and system preferences or problem areas.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, the Company uses software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage.
We only request information which is reasonably required to enter into contract with you. You are not required to provide consent of any unnecessary processing as a condition of entering into a contract with us.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
Think Art – Creative Studio
17 Bradley Avenue
The Reeds, Centurion
Gauteng, SA, 0157
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org