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PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY
southafrican-news.com, including any affiliates and subsidiaries (southafrican-news,” “we,” “us,” “our”) values the trust you place in us when you use southafrican-news.com’s website and our affiliated websites, or online tools and services (collectively, our “Websites”). This Privacy Policy describes our collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your information. This Privacy Policy applies to our Websites that link to it, regardless of how you access or use them, including through mobile devices.

By using our services and/or registering with us, you are accepting the terms of this privacy policy and our terms and conditions, and you are consenting to our collection, use, disclosure, and protection of your personal information as described in this privacy policy. If you do not provide the information we require, we may not be able to provide all of our services to you.

If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Websites. We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will post any changes to our Websites. Your continued use of our Websites following the posting of any changes will mean you accept those changes.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to third-party websites and mobile applications that may link to the Websites or be linked to on the Websites. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third-party websites and applications; please consult these websites and applications directly to understand their privacy practices.

Information We Collect About You

We collect, process, and retain information from you and any devices (including mobile devices) you may use when you use or interact with our Websites, and in other ways described below.

Information You Give Us: We receive and store information you enter on our Websites or give us in any other way, including your name, physical address, phone number, email address and photographic images.

Information About Your Interaction With Our Websites: We collect information about your interactions with our Websites, such as the purchases you make or the dates and times you access our Websites.

Information We Automatically Collect: We receive and store certain types of information whenever you interact with our Websites. Our Websites use “cookies,” tagging and other tracking technologies to help enable us to enhance or personalize your online browsing experience. This information includes computer and connection information such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our Websites, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, and device identifiers. This information also may include your browsing history, transaction history, and your web log information.

Information From Social Media and Other Sites: When you interact with our Websites on a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts.

Information From Other Sources: We may supplement the personal information we collect with information from third parties or collected offline, such as information collected by ONA at events and add it to your account information. This information may include, but is not limited to, demographic information, additional contact information, group affiliations, occupational information, and educational background.

How we use your information

We use your information to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Websites, including fulfilling your orders and requests for information, analyzing and compiling trends and statistics, and communicating with you. For information about how to manage your information and the choices you have, see how to limit the use of your information below.

We also may use your information to:

Provide, maintain, and improve the Websites and for internal or other business purposes;

Fulfill your requests for information;

Provide the services you request;

Provide customer support;

Track and evaluate the use of the Websites;

Communicate with you about your account, profile, or transactions with us, or changes to our policies or terms;

Send you information about features and enhancements on or to our Websites;

Send you newsletters or other materials;

Send you offers or other communications about our products and services, such as special or promotional events, including services, products, or events for which we collaborate or co-offer with a third party;

Post user generated content provided by users;

Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be fraudulent or illegal;

Optimize or improve our Websites, products, services and operations; and

Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Websites and their viewing patterns.

We may use the information from one portion of the Websites on other portions of the Websites, and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Websites into a single record. We also may use or combine information that we collect offline or we collect or receive from third-party sources for many reasons, including to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of our records.

How we share your information with others

We share your personal information with third parties as described below. In addition, we may share information that does not specifically and personally identify you, such as aggregate information, device identifiers or other unique identifiers to third parties. For information about how to manage your information and the choices you have, see how to limit the use of your information below.

Third-Party Service Providers: We engage third-party service providers to perform functions on our behalf such as processing donations and other payments made to ONA. These third parties may have access to your personal information when needed to perform their functions.

Business Partners: We may share information that personally identifies you with business partners who provide products and services that we think you may be interested in.

Sale, Assignment or Change of Control: We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Websites. We may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. Under such circumstances, we would request the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy. Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring party or the merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy.

Law Enforcement, Legal Process, and Emergency Situations: We may also use or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or on the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our Websites; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Websites or our users, or (c) act to protect the personal safety of us, users of the Websites or the public. For example, if a third party alleges that you have infringed their intellectual property rights, we may disclose your information to that third party. Similarly, if you allege that your intellectual property rights are being infringed by a user posting content onto our Websites, we may disclose your information to that user.

Public areas, interactive features and activities

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as comment sections to posted articles (“Public Social Features”), becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any information that you expect to keep private. Please consult the applicable guidelines, if any, for use of these features. southafrican-news cannot control who views information that you post in public areas of the Websites and is not responsible for how third parties, including other users may use or disclose information that you post in public areas of the Websites or otherwise share with other users or third parties.

If you are a registered member under the age of 18, you may submit a request to have content that you have posted to the Website removed by contacting us at Support@southafrican-news.com