Privacy

Privacy Policy

PRIVACY STATEMENT

 

SECTION 1 – WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR INFORMATION?

When you purchase something from our store, as part of the buying and selling process, we collect the personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address.

When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system to help us improve our user experience to you.

We, additionally, collect information from you in the following ways:

  • Direct provision to us via email or SMS, fax or any other medium which could inter alia include forms or promotions or signing up for our newsletter.
  • When you purchase one of our products or services
  • When you contact us and provide information.
  • Through our technologies such as cookies, web beacons as well as login information and device and browser usage information
  • Location information such as your device’s GPS signal and information about nearby Wi-Fi networks and cell towers. We get this information when you use location-enabled services.

Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.

 

SECTION 2 – CONSENT

How do you get my consent?

When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

How do I withdraw my consent?

If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by contacting us at info@peridotc.co.za or mailing us at Peridot Consulting, 85 Battery Street,  Waltloo, Silverton, RSA

 

SECTION 3 – DISCLOSURE

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service. We may disclose your information during the process of debt collection; or to our attorneys in connection with any potential, threatened or actual litigation; or to our auditors for the purposes of auditing our accounts.

In the event that we sell our business, we may disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer of such business or assets.

We may share non-personally identifiable information with select business partners. This means we do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our business partners (we do not give them your name and contact details) but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users ( for example 200 women have clicked on their ad on any given day). We may also use such aggregate information to help our business partners reach the kind of audience they want to target.

 

SECTION 4 –  PLATFORM AND HOSTING

Our store is hosted by Axxess on a WordPress platform. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.

Your data is stored through Axxess’s data storage, databases and the general WordPress application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.

 

Payment:

If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Payfast stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.

All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

 

SECTION 5 – THIRD-PARTY SERVICES

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.

For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.

Some of the content, advertising and functionality on our platform may be provided by third parties that are not affiliated with us. Such third parties include:

  • Advertising providers, which help us and our advertising customers provide ads that are tailored to users interests and understand how users respond to those ads.
  • Audience measurement companies, which help us measure the overall usage of our platform and compare that usage to other online services, and
  • Social networking services (like Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, Instagram) that enable you to register and log in to certain of our services and to share things you find on our platforms with your social network. This is only applicable if you choose to connect with a social networking service; we may provide other registration and login methods.

In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located in a different jurisdiction than either you or us. If  you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.

Peridot Consulting is based in South Africa, and regardless of where you use our platform, products or services, your information may be transferred to and maintained on servers in South Africa (or elsewhere in the world). Please note that any information we obtain about you will be stored in accordance with South African privacy laws, regulations and standards which may not be equivalent to the laws in your country of residence or nationality. By using our platform, you consent to this collection, transfer, storage and processing of information to and in South Africa.

Once you leave our store’s website or are redirected to a third-party website or application, you are no longer governed by this Privacy Policy or our website’s Terms of Service.

Links

When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements

 

SECTION 6 – SECURITY

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption.  Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.

 

COOKIES

Our platform uses cookies. If you wish to reject our cookies, you may configure your browser to do so. A cookie is an alphanumeric identifier which we transfer to your hard drive through your web browser when you visit our platform again. This improves our service to you and enhances your user experience as it enables our system to recognise you when you return to using our system. Cookies may also be used to compile aggregate information about areas of our platform that are visited most frequently. This traffic information will be used to improve the content of our platform and make it easier for you to use.

 

SECTION 7 – AGE OF CONSENT

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

 

SECTION 8 – CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@peridotc.co.za or mailing us at Peridot Consulting, 85 Battery Street,  Waltloo, Silverton, RSA

 

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