Website Privacy Notice

At Accessible South Africa, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to this website. In particular, we want you to know that we are not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. 

However, aside from using good judgement there is now a legal requirement to provide you with a detailed privacy policy so that you are clear on when and why we collect your personal information,  how we use it and how we keep it secure.

Website Cookies

A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

Cookies are either:

– Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or

– Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again.

Cookies can also be categorised as follows:

– Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

– Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.

Google Analytics

When someone visits this website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Payfast

We use Payfast, a secure online payment platform, which allows us to collect annual listing fees, and payments for advertising on your instruction. Payfast concludes these transactions using information you have provided. You can read Payfast’s Privacy Policy to learn how they use information supplied by you and secure this data.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for listing your business or signing up for our newsletter, we collect personal information that you have freely given us.

For business listings: We use this information to send you news on updates to our website that affect your listings, invite you to share current promotions, or ask for further information with regards to promoting your listing on our website.

For individuals: We use this information to send newsletters sharing information on new listings, current promotions, interesting places to visit or the latest universal access news.

We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses. 

We use a third-party processor, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to these mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us directly on visit@accessiblesouthafrica.co.za. 

Third Parties

We do not share your data with any third parties, but as stated above we do use MailChimp as our mailing list delivery service and Google analytics to figure out how clever our marketing has been.

Access to Your Personal Information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to visit@accessiblesouthafrica.co.za

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This policy was last updated on 24th May 2018.

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