The privacy of our visitors to geekerhertz.com is important to us. At geekerhertz.com, we recognise that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit geekerhertz.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
WHAT AND WHO THE POLICY COVERS
THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION PROVIDED DIRECTLY TO geekerhertz.com
If you register on our site to become a member, either to receive a newsletter or receive updates on competitions, events or promotions, you may be asked for information such as your name, email address, gender, location, phone number and age. If you willingly take part in our polls, surveys, quizzes, sweepstakes or daily horoscopes we may ask for your name, birth date, cell phone number, email address, gender and/or personal interests that may be associated with other personal information that has been obtained from or about you.
THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY
ELABORATION ON THE ABOVE MENTIONED;
INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS OR OTHER IDENTIFIERS
This identifies the PC, service provider, browser type, authentication identifiers, geolocation data which includes your precise location and/or mobile, desktop or tablet device you are using to interact with our services. This information may be used to make our communications and services more targeted to you and your interests.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION AND CONTENT
When or if you register through our site via a social media service or connect OUR site to a social media platform, the information we may collect (in accordance to that social media platforms policies) includes user ID and/or username, profile picture, email address, friend lists and/or any information made public via the social media platform. When connecting to geekerhertz.com via a particular social media service, you are authorising the collection, storage and usage of the information and content you have permitted the social media platform to share.
COOKIES AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
It is entirely up to you whether you want to allow us to send you cookies, however, please note that by blocking any or all cookies you may not have access to certain features, content or personalisation available through the site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a users PC that allow websites such as geekerhertz.com to retain information about users across the pages of our site, including page pop-ups. When a user registers on geekerhertz.com, it creates a unique cookie token that is recorded in our database, this information is accessible to you in your website profile. We also use persistent cookies, which allows us to personalise your return visit to our site and saves you time during certain activities such as browsing for location based content or seeing certain content first based on your preferred category interests. You can also have a look at the “help” menu of your browser to learn how you can change our cookie preferences to ‘ allow all cookies’, ‘reject all cookies’ or ‘ be notified when each cookie is set’.
WEB BEACONS AND OTHER TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES
Web Beacons cannot be turned off when delivered via a regular web page. Web Beacons, also known as clear GIFs, web bugs, page tag, tracking pixel or pixel tag are small electronic images embedded in web content which includes online adverts and emails used to collect information about your page and content activity. Web Beacons in Emails; We may use Web Beacons in emails to unobtrusively collect analytical data such as when an email was opened, how many people bounced right out of the email, how many people unsubscribed, which links were clicked in the email, how many times it was forwarded or allowing us to monitor readership levels in order to aggregate trends to provide our loyal audiences with relevant content and/or promotional offers. You may decline web beacons when delivered via Email by disabling HTML images or refuse HTML emails with your email software.
COOKIES AND WEB BEACONS
3rd PARTY ADVERTISING AND MARKETING
HOW WE USE AND STORE YOUR INFORMATION
geekerhertz.com processes your data, in accordance with the contract you have with us, to provide you with content, products and services. This may include your own account management function for you to update or change your contact information, customer support, and preferable content. geekerhertz.com may also use your personal information for:
- Making sure our products and services are transmitting your requests through the most efficient route.
- Monitoring your use of our product and services to be able to continue improving our content, products, services and customer experience.
- Market Research
- Protecting our rights, or the rights of 3rd parties, by analysing activity on our network to block unauthorised or illegitimate content, publication or access to it.
USE OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
COLLECTION OF YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
geekerhertz.com may collect personally identifiable information, such as your name. If you purchase geekerhertz.com's products and services, we collect billing and credit card information. This information is used to complete the purchase transaction. geekerhertz.com may also collect anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your age, gender and race. We may gather additional personal or non-personal information in the future. Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by geekerhertz.com. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the geekerhertz.com website. geekerhertz.com encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites you choose to link to from geekerhertz.com so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. geekerhertz.com is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the geekerhertz.com website.
OPT-OUT & UNSUBSCRIBE
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving announcements of certain information. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from geekerhertz.com by contacting us here: Web page: geekerhertz.com/privacy.php
We will only keep your data for as long as you are a customer to the service. Should you choose to terminate or delete you account we will delete your information and retain some personal information for so long as we are obliged to do so under South African law. Such personal information will be maintained under the same security and privacy controls that are in place for other customers of the service.
CHANGES TO THIS STATEMENT
geekerhertz.com will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. geekerhertz.com encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how geekerhertz.com is protecting your information.
Web page: geekerhertz.com/contact.php