Type of Information Collected
When you visit the New S Buys Group Web Site, we do not collect any personally identifiable information without your consent. We may however, collect and store information from you that you voluntarily choose to provide us or enter on our Web Site, including, but not limited to, “personally identifiable information” such as your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number. Our primary purpose in collecting and processing your personally identifiable information is to provide you with the services you request or to personalise product information and offers for you. We may also use your personally identifiable information to provide you with additional information about our products and services and to send you information on other products and services that may be of interest to you. If so, we will state this in the area of our Web Site where we collect specific information for these purposes.
Security and Use of Information
We take very seriously the security of your personally identifiable information and we take commercially reasonable precautions to maintain that protection. If you need to provide personal information to access features or services, we will clearly disclose how the information will be used. We do not sell, trade or rent your personally identifiable information to others. However, we may share your personally identifiable information with other New S Buys Group businesses or affiliates, our agents, contractors or business partners located in South Africa and/or any other country, in order that they may perform services for us. For example, your personally identifiable information may be shared (i) with contractors we use to support our business (e.g. fulfilment services, technical support, delivery services, and financial institutions), or, (ii) in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of this site to which the information relates, or (iii) where required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations.
In addition, since we conduct research on users’ demographics, interests and behaviours based upon information provided to us during use of our Web Sites, we may combine your information with information collected from other individuals to produce anonymous, aggregated statistical information. Aggregated data does not include personally identifiable information. We use this demographic information, such as the percentage of male or female visitors, or the percentage of visitors within certain age brackets, to improve the content of our Site. We also may share this anonymous, aggregated information, which does not identify particular individuals or associate particular individuals with illnesses or conditions, with partners or other third parties.
As our company changes and grows, we might sell or buy companies, subsidiaries, or assets. In such transactions, customer information generally is one of the transferred business assets. Also, in the event that New S Buys Group or substantially all of its assets are acquired, customer information will, of course, be one of the transferred assets.
Retention of Your Personally Identifiable Data
Once you have provided personally identifiable information to New S Buys Group, we will store and maintain the information you have volunteered for so long as you have not directed us otherwise, or for so long as we are required by law. Our retention of your data allows us to continue providing you with highly personalised services without interruption.
New S Buys Group believes that choice is one of the most important privacy principles. You have the choice not to submit any personally identifiable information to us (although under such circumstances you would be unable to participate in certain aspects of our Web Site). Likewise, should you prefer not to receive E-mail communications from us, even after you have provided us with your contact information, you need do nothing; on the registration page where you registered for E-mail distribution (or other service), an “opt-in” mechanism is provided, meaning that you will not receive E-mail from that service unless you click the box stating that you would like to receive such E-mail. If, after you have elected to receive the particular E-mail distributions, you decide you would like to be removed from the distribution list, each E-mail message we send you will provide a link to unsubscribe from the E-mail list for that particular service or distribution.
The use of advertising cookies sent by third-party servers is also common in the Internet industry. New S Buys Group has no control over, and cannot protect against, the practices or policies of other web sites.
In order to measure the effectiveness and/or traffic on our Sites, our Sites may use “pixel tags” (also called clear GIFs, web beacons, or web bugs). A clear GIF (web beacon) is a type of web page graphic that often appears to be invisible because it is usually 1 by 1 pixel in size. The web beacon is used to track the number of users that arrive at our Sites and their navigation through our Sites. For instance, we may use a web beacon to statistically count the number of people using our Site or particular pages within our Site. We sometimes include web beacons in our HTML-formatted E-mail messages that we send (or that are sent on our behalf) in order to determine which E-mail messages were opened and to note whether an E-mail message was acted upon. The web beacon technology does not collect any personally identifiable information (it does not collect your name, address, telephone number or E-mail address).
A “clickstream” or “clickstream data” reflect the specific web pages visited by an individual user, and, importantly, the manner or traffic pattern by which a user moves from one web page to another. We track such information only within our Web Site; we specifically do not track any clickstream activity outside of the New S Buys Group Web pages. We track and use this information to understand how our users’ habits are similar to or different from one another and specifically to personalise the content, banner ads and promotions that you and other users will see on our Web Site. Clickstream data does not contain or reveal any personally identifiable information about the user.
An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) whenever you log onto the Internet. Like other Internet sites, New S Buys Group may use IP addresses to collect aggregate and anonymous information about the number of visitors and site usage. To guarantee your privacy, your IP address is not linked with personal information about you. New S Buys Group does reserve the right, however, to use IP addresses to identify individuals who threaten our Site, service or customers.
Surveys and Contests
From time to time, we may ask for personally identifiable information when you complete a survey or enter a contest. In these instances, we will clearly describe the purpose for collecting such information, as well as intended uses.
Use of Content
No information presented herein is intended as a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Use of this online service is subject to the Terms & Conditions.
Leaving New S Buys Group
As a resource to our visitors, we provide links to other web sites. We try to carefully choose those sites that we believe are useful and meet our high standards. However, we do not guarantee the standards of every web site to which we link, nor are we responsible for the content of non-New S Buys Group sites. Links to external web sites are provided only for convenience and/or for informational purposes, and in no way constitute an endorsement.
This policy is effective as of April 1, 2006.