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, email address and credit card information.
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.
Email marketing: 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 sign and register as customer and/ or 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Section 4 – Data
Our store is independently hosted.
Your data is stored through The Web Store‘s data storage, databases on a secure server behind a firewall.
The website has two payments options. The first is as an EFT payment where you will make a payment and send through the proof of payment, together with your order number. The second method is using a credit card through the PayFast payment system.
PayFast Security & Fraud Prevention
PayFast is committed to keeping you, your customers and all sensitive information secure. We have a multitude of automated and manual checks in place to protect both buyers and sellers from fraudulent transactions. Online retail has a fraud rate between 1 and 2% of all transactions. Through effective controls, PayFast’s is currently below 0,2% and still going down.
PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant
PayFast use Extended Validation SSL with 256-bit encryption. Only two of the four major South African banks use this –the highest– level of encryption currently available. All sensitive info is encrypted within our own database. PayFast run penetration testing on our system on a weekly basis to look for vulnerabilities. PayFast are only required to do it once every three months, but we run it every week. PayFast entire site, blog, payments page and help site all are served off secure servers, making it harder to perpetrate phishing attacks.3D Secure is in place for all credit card transactions. Two-factor authentication is available to restrict access to your PayFast account. PayFast use GEO IP tracking to see where transactions are originating from and look for mismatches between this and the card’s issuing country. PayFast system automatically checks for suspicious payment velocity. PayFast use BIN/IIN validation to check for card-issuing bank locations and merchants can choose to enable/disable payments from certain countries. Payments and card details are automatically checked against large online databases of blacklisted details. All suspicious transactions are manually reviewed by our stellar Support Team.
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.
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. So, 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.
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 an 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 are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a small amount of data specific to a particular user and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the service provider to improve website function, to improve and personalise the marketing experience and to keep accurate records of service usage. We keep track of the following cookies:
- ID of the Session Browser
- Details IP Address
- User Date and Time
- Users Authentication
- Shopping Cart Summary and other information pertaining to the shopping experience
- Navigation and Menu Bar content pertaining to the User
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.
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 us at email@example.com.